Let's Party: ANA 2002 Convention - page 3

come to our party: 2002 ana convention learn how ana works, is protecting and promoting the profession of nursing, earn ceu's and reinvigorate your practice. (also get to meet nrskaren !) ... Read More

  1. by   NRSKarenRN
    Hi guys:

    Doing my convention CEU planning so can identify volunteer and fun times. Looking at the calendar, looks like Saturday night or Monday night good times to get together. South street will be crowded Sat eve but what the heck!

    Leave a post or PM when your getting into town and want to get together. I need to get my volunteer form in within the next 2 weeks.

    Opening Session: Nurses Care for America, Sun June 30th 8:30 M-10:00 AM with Dr. Elizabeth Norman not to be missed! She spoke at PSNA convention to thunderous applause---will be her story of compiling information for the books she's written about the Nurses of Battan "We band of Angels" and 'Women at War" the story of fifty military nurses who served in Vietnam 1965-1973 and the nurses stories themselves. Elizabeth Norman is a gifted, soft spoken storyteller that lets the nurses experience shine and weaves together the story of modern nurses caring for Amerca.

    I brought back 8 autographed copies of We band of Angels for my colleagues--all enjoyed this moving tribute to WWII nurses.

    Let's compile list of attendees here so we can find one another!
  2. by   Tim-GNP
    I will see you there! We should devise a place/time/area to meet and have a 'hell' of a allnurses.com reunion! That would be fun.
  3. by   -jt
    I agree. I searched all over Union Station in DC for them last year & couldnt find them again.
  4. by   -jt
    Thanks for the info, Karen. I have no idea which one of those are not affiliated with anti-union Marriott & I dont want to accidentally end up supporting an anit-union establishment, so I just made my reservations at Loews Philadelphia thru NYSNA. (discounted room rates cause they got a block of them). Sooooooo......

    I'll be there for the UAN convention June 25-27 and stay 1 or 2 days for part of the ANA convention. We can email plans to meet or just leave a message for me at the hotel desk "Julie S. - NYSNA UAN delegate"
  5. by   NRSKarenRN
    I'll be at the convention from June 26 stuffing folders and goodie bags. Check at the PSNA booth, they all know me!

  6. by   Jenny P
    I'm waiting to hear from my usual roommate and Bassbird to get back to me on times, etc. I've got from 6/26-7/8 off, and my hubby will fly in on 7/2 so we can have time to explore and "honeymoon"- (after 27 years of marriage!).
    Soooo, I'm also looking for info on tourist things that won't be too stressful for him.... Any ideas, you Philly and N.J. natives?
  7. by   NRSKarenRN
    Karen's Travel Service here, LOL!

    About our City : Philly Primer

    Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau
    Call them/email webmaster to get visitors guide book-FANTASTIC

    Visitors Guides:
    City of Philadelphia

    Tourism - Sign up for free newsletter

    Museums & art
    Check our Mutter Museum (medical oddities)
    Franklin Institute (has Omnimax Theater) + Atwater Kent Museum my fav--handicaped accessible
    Art Museum---armor collection and Japanese Tea house along with world famous art-go to back for easy entrance
    Also Check out: Phila Zoo, Camden Aquarium

    Sunoco Welcome America! (Check later re events & fireworks)
    Celebrate America's 226th Birthday in America's Birthplace
    During the 10th Annual Sunoco Welcome America!
    A Celebration of Freedom
    Friday, June 28 through Sunday, July 7, 2002

    Transportation around Philly: Catch Philly Phlash bus, can get all day pass for $4.00/person. Makes loop of Center City 's Cultural attractions.
    Last edit by NRSKarenRN on Mar 28, '02
  8. by   Jenny P
    Thanks, Karen! Just found your post this AM; wasn't online much this past week and when I was, I went straight to the threads that I could get on and off fast. I'm working a long stretch of nights right now and am quite fried mentally. I'll check these out after I get up this afternoon.
  9. by   nursedawn67
    I wish I had the money and time to go...sounds informative and fun.
  10. by   NRSKarenRN
    Great news: Woo2 and friend are coming to convention. I'm SO hoping to make it a great party!
  11. by   -jt
    ok karen, we're holding you to it. Youre the hostess with the most-est, so I hope youre getting your tour guide materials all dusted off.

    See you soon!
  12. by   moonshadeau
    For those that are going.

    I am looking for two things.

    I need someone to show me the ropes for one thing. This will be my first convention. My first time in a BIG, BIG city alone. I am too young to rent a car, and otherwise ignorant about travel in the big city. So what I need is a "mentor".

    And I am also looking for anyone who might be willing to share cost of a hotel room. I promise that I am not an ax murderer,just a young staff nurse that really can't afford 120 dollars a night.

    I would really appreciate someone helping me out.
    You can email me if you want more info

  13. by   -jt
    contact your state nurses assoc & the ANA. they may be able to hook you up with someone else who is looking for a room mate.

    As far as being alone - no way - there will be hundreds of nurses from all over the country there. And Im sure the nurses of Pennsylvania Nurses Assoc are going to be great hosts.