Allnurses members going to the ANA convention

  1. Who is all going to the ANA convention and when will you be there? How will we meet, and can we plan to get together for coffee (maybe) and a face to face chat?

    This may prove to be a tough convention, so we may need some friendly faces and humor to get through it all!
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  3. by   NRSKarenRN
    Jenny and all:

    I will be attending the convention from 6/27th thru 7/2 snd will be assigned to odd jobs-- check in at the PSNA booth or at the Volunteer center Room 205 B to see where I'm assigned. Anyone interested can PM me for cell phone info. im 5'2", short darkbrown hair, pleasantly plump wearing red shirt, Kakhi pants (dress for volunteers) AND large button.

    If everyone in town Sat or Sunday evening, can organize something. Check website here for more info re details. Anyone interested in a spin to Atlantic City---only 1 1/2 hrs away. Caravan seats 7. I'm not staying in town as only live 25 minutes from convention site (no traffic). Will be onsite after 8AM daily. Hope to meet the ~20 allnurses gang attending!!!!!!!

    All work and no play makes this RN grumpy!
  4. by   -jt
    staying at the Loews (I hope they have parking) from 6/25 to 6/28. Will stop by the Pennsylvania Nurses Assoc table & search for the lovely karen.

    Found her last year by the clothes she said she would be wearing. lol The pin this year should make it easier

    I wont have a computer there so if anyones looking for me, leave a message at the Loews Hotel.
  5. by   -jt
    <This may prove to be a tough convention, so we may need some friendly faces and humor to get through it all!>

    Thats putting it mildly. I have to miss all the fun cause of daughters dance recitals. Im not HOD but I would have loved to be in the observation box for this one.

    Good luck. Ill be thinking of you
    can any nurse attend the convention or is it strictly reserved for rns. also, can nursing students (lpn or rn) attend? what's the cost of the convention? that's if nursing students & lpns are allowed to attend - thanks.
    the following link has that information.
  8. by   -jt
    ANA members & nursing students get a discount on registration.
  9. by   NRSKarenRN
    Students fee is $115.00

    Check out convention event schedule:

    Don't want to miss the following:
    Opening Session
    Nurses Care for America
    June 30, 8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
    Speaker: Elizabeth Norman, PhD, FAAN, RN
    Dr. Elizabeth Norman has written two books on nurses during war: Women At War, the story of fifty military nurses who served in Vietnam 1965-1973 and We Band of Angels, the untold story of American nurses trapped on Batann by the Japanese during World War II.

    Our Genetic Future
    July 1, 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
    Speaker: Francis Sellers Collins, MD, PhD

    SC136: Nursing's Agenda for the Future
    July 2, 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
    Faculty: Mary E. Foley, MS, RN, President, ANA

    SC175: Positioning Ourselves for Success Which is a Journey, Not a Destination
    July 2, 4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
    Faculty: Donna Cardillo, MA, RN

    Check out the Education Schedule for the many CEU sessions:
    originally posted by -jt
    ana members & nursing students get a discount on registration.
    if you're not a bsn or undergraduate student only, & if you're not a member, then you'll have to pay the non-member fee. they also have discount registration for retired members.

    good luck!
  11. by   NRSKarenRN
    Yes Students get a discount....but the catch is that you have to be a BSN Student!!!
    Student with ID is anyone in highschool, LPN, ADN, diploma or undergraduate (BSN, RN-BSN) programs.

    Rational is that those in masters or other programs have the ability to earn a wage to be able afford higher cost.

    Entire convention pre-registered student fee was $115 for retired nurses or above students.
  12. by   NRSKarenRN
    allnurses travel service here. consider these evening activities...

    friday, june 28
    inquirer jazz on the avenue free
    avenue of the arts south
    broad street between
    chestnut and spruce street
    7pm - 11pm

    saturday, june 29
    go see light of liberty tour $
    see below

    monday, july 1
    daily news summer mummers' parade-free
    market street east -1 block away
    steps off at 12th and market sts.
    7 pm - 9 pm
    join the city's award-winning comic, fancy, fancy brigade and string band units from the 101st new year's day parade as they strut their stuff down market street east!

    phila convention center overview--pdf file, accrobat reader needed to view

    where to eat: the reading terminal market -- 8 am - 6 pm, closed sunday
    next door to convention center- our "gastronomic bazaar"
    eighty-six merchants offer patrons fresh produce, meats, fish, groceries, flowers, baked goods, crafts, books,
    clothing, as well as hard-to-find specialties and ethnic foods

    museum and arts:

    sunocco welcome america festival:

    stars, stripes & savings--
    links to historic sites and savings coupons avail via internet.
    ***available for lights of liberty and atwater kent below***

    lights of liberty show
    the world's first walking sound and light show is a spine-tingling way for visitors to immerse themselves in the drama of the american revolution as it happened, where it happened. soaring five-story projections on historic buildings and incredible 3-d sound bring history to life. 1 hr light and sound show, walking 7 block historic area at night. times begin at 9pm. adult cost $17.76
    great description--

    atwater kent museum-
    philadelphia history museum
    15 s. 7th street, around corner from liberty bell
    open every day but tuesday, 10 am to 5 pm. admission: $3 for adults

    mutter museum
    college of physicians of philadelphia- hours: monday - sunday, 10a.m. - 5p.m.
    19 south 22nd street
    philadelphia, pa 19103
    phone: 215-563-3737
    $5.00 adult groups with prior reservations, $8.00 general admission for adults

    the museum's collections include over 20,000 objects, including fluid-preserved anatomical and pathological specimens, medical instruments, anatomical and pathological models, items of memorabilia of famous scientists and physicians, and medical illustrations.

    liberty bell + independence hall
    if you to want to visit, need to get pass and undergo security screening now
    see info:


    let me know if can help in any way!
  13. by   pattyjo
    Karen: This is going to be the first time to ANA convention for me, and I just want to thank you for all the information you have been posting and all the time you have spent doing it. I'll be at the PSNA booth on Monday from 10 til 2 selling mugs for GRC (5 bucks folks, a real bargain! )
    Thanks again, Karen.
  14. by   NRSKarenRN
    Look forward to meeting you.