Thursday, September 13, 2018

7:00 am – 7:00 pm

Registration Open

7:00 am – 7:45 am

Coffee Service for Pre-Convention Registrants

7:45 am – 2:45 pm


Medical-Surgical Nursing Certification Review Course – Day 2

13.75 CH for both days

See Day 1 for description.

8:00 am – 12:00 pm


Developing a Quality Improvement Project Manuscript

3.75 contact hours

Lynne Connelly, PhD, RN; Dottie Roberts, EdD, MSN, MACI, RN, OCNS-C, CMSRN, CNE
020 Only: $99 member/$129 regular

This interactive workshop will discuss the steps of writing and preparing a continuous quality improvement (CQI) project for possible publication.

3:00 pm – 3:45 pm


Convention Orientation

Learn how to navigate the convention and get the most from your experience.

4:15 pm – 6:30 pm

Opening Ceremonies & Opening Address


Florence Nightingale: Following the Call to Serve

1.25 contact hours

Megan Wells, MFA

Award-winning actress and storyteller Megan Wells brings to life the history, intelligence, and purpose of nursing’s great inspiration, Florence Nightingale. Megan’s Florence breaks through the sentimental portrayal of the Lady of the Lamp to reveal the fierce intellect and brilliant statistical mind of an innovating and powerful woman.

6:30 pm – 8:45 pm

102 Grand Opening Reception in Exhibit Hall

6:30 pm – 10:00 pm

Poster Viewing