Make plans now to attend!
Article Type: Calendar
Subject: Nursing associations (Calendars)
Nursing associations (Conferences, meetings and seminars)
Pub Date: 06/22/2012
Publication: Name: Tennessee Nurse Publisher: Tennessee Nurses Association Audience: Academic Format: Magazine/Journal Subject: Health care industry Copyright: COPYRIGHT 2012 Tennessee Nurses Association ISSN: 1055-3134
Issue: Date: Summer, 2012 Source Volume: 75 Source Issue: 2
Geographic: Geographic Scope: Tennessee Geographic Code: 1U6TN Tennessee
Accession Number: 293950432
Full Text: 2012 TNA & TASN Joint Convention

October 19 - 21, 2012

Franklin Marriott Cool Springs Franklin, Tennessee

Make plans now to attend the 2012 TNA & TASN Joint Convention! Again this year the Tennessee Nurses Association and the Tennessee Association of Student Nurses are joining together for the convention! The event offers an exciting agenda packed with interesting educational sessions and enjoyable activities for all nurses and students who attend.

Educational sessions will focus on a variety of informative, innovative topics related to your practice. In addition, plenty of networking opportunities will be available for you and your colleagues, including an expanded Poster Presentation session.

The Tennessee Nurses Foundation Silent Auction will be held for the seventh year and again offer a unique assortment of items for sale with proceeds going to support TNF programs.

Thursday, October 18 Pre-Conference CE Offerings

Two Pre-Conference CE sessions will be held on Thursday, October 18, from 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. that offer 6.0 Contact Hours each. An APRN Seminar will be held, as well as Green Dots Violence Prevention by Margie Gale, MSN, RN, CEAP. The Tennessee Nurses Association is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

Green Dots is a new and innovative approach to measurably and systematically reducing violence within any given community based on current research across disciplines. Nurses trained as early adopters of the Green Dot approach are in a key position to implement the program in health care for the benefit of patients, families, and nurses, as well as all health care staff. The ultimate goal of Green Dots is to reduce power-based personal violence (including sexual violence, domestic violence, dating violence, stalking, child abuse, elder abuse and bullying, including lateral violence in nursing. You will gain the skills to take effective bystander action and work with others to support Green Dots strategies to eliminate violence one green dot at a time.

TNA Achievement Awards Luncheon

The TNA Achievement Awards Luncheon held on Friday, October 19, offers an opportunity to honor nurses and other individuals by acknowledging their exceptional dedication, commitment and professionalism to the profession of nursing.

Exhibits & Schools of Nursing Luncheon

The Exhibits & Schools of Nursing Luncheon held on Saturday, October 20, allows all attendees to visit with the large variety of vendors who exhibit and learn more about new products and services. It also offers a great opportunity for graduates from the many schools of nursing to visit with alumni and gives student nurses and seasoned nurses the chance to network and get to know one another.

Hotel Information - Franklin Marriott Cool Springs

To make a room reservation at the Franklin Marriott Cool Springs, you may visit or you may call 1-888-403-6772 and mention the conference name. The special room rate of $129 per night plus tax will be available until the group block is filled. The Franklin Marriott Cool Springs offers complimentary guest parking.

Keynote Speaker

This year's Keynote Speaker is Sorrell King, who founded the Josie King Foundation in 2001 with her husband Tony after their daughter Josie died as a result of medical errors. The Josie King Foundation supports innovative patient safety programs that influence the way safety is incorporated into medical care. The Josie King Pediatric Patient Safety Program at the Johns Hopkins Hospital's Children's Center, and the Condition H - Josie King Patient Safety Call Line at UPMC - Shadyside Hospital both received initial funding from the Josie King Foundation and currently serve as models for patient safety programs across the country.

King is a leading advocate for improving patient safety. Her book Josie's Story was published in September 2009 by Grove/Atlantic, Inc. Josie's Story was named one of the best health books in 2009 by the Wall Street Journal, and won the "First Book" award at the 2010 "Books for a Better Life" Awards. King was chosen as one of "50 Women Changing the World" by Woman's Day magazine in February 2010.
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