Your future's so bright...

There's a vision for your nursing practice, and it's a sunny one!



Palm Springs, CA October 12 - 15, 2017 Palm Springs Convention Center and Renaissance Hotel

Join us in Palm Springs and discover the possibilities.

Your welcome will be warm

As soon as you walk in, you’ll be part of a compassionate and committed community of nurses.

  • Connect with trusted colleagues and meet new friends at special events.
  • Enjoy the group energy, excitement, and (plenty of) laughter!
  • Meet nurses who understand you and speak the same language: high-quality patient care.

Your voice will be heard

We listen to you — at the networking events, in the Town Hall, during the sessions, and in our online communities.

  • Have questions about the convention? We’re waiting for you at the orientation session.
  • Share your experience! Add your photos to the Convention App and post live on social media. The pages will be buzzing!
  • The convention exhibitors and poster presenters love to share information with you. Save plenty of time for them in your schedule.

Your focus will become clear

Expert speakers will inspire you in ways you never imagined.

  • Want to become a clinical leader? Care coordinator? Researcher? There are many new paths to explore.
  • Choose from a rich variety of sessions that will help you achieve your goals and boost your confidence.
  • Learn the latest practice innovations and spark change at your facility.

Your oasis is waiting

Everyone needs an escape. Palm Springs is a perfect choice.

  • Seeking fun and adventure? You can choose an off-road tour or hike along scenic trails surrounded by palm groves and mountains.
  • Explore Palm Springs' varied culture, from its Native American heritage to mid-century and Spanish style architecture to world class museums.
  • Dine alfresco, enjoy unique shops, and pamper yourself with a tranquil spa experience.

Who Should Attend?

  • Clinical Nurses
  • Nurse Educators
  • Nurse Managers
  • Clinical Nurse Specialists
  • Clinical Nursing Supervisors
  • Nurse Practitioners
  • Administrators
  • Students
  • Researchers



Featured Speakers

Sharon Cox

Opening Address
Thursday, October 12

Staying Positive While Working with Pearl and Grumpy

Peter Buerhaus

Keynote Address
Friday, October 13

The RN Workforce – Relationship to the Medical-Surgical Nurse and Healthy Practice Environment

Summer Bryant

Town Hall
Saturday, October 14

Putting the Spotlight on You: Nurses as Leaders

Margaret Ecklund

General Session
Saturday, October 14

Elevating Skin Injury Prevention: Team Applications

Susan Scott

General Session
Sunday, October 15

Second Victimization: Caring for Our Own