3 Conferences Nurse Practitioners Should Attend in 2012


What do you get when you combine stunning scenery, sun, surf, sand, fun and excitement with the best continuing education and collegial networking in nursing?

Three of the best Nurse Practitioner conferences coming up in 2012!

Within each of them, you’ll find many opportunities to connect with other NPs, improve your clinical skills, build your practice, and learn about current national, state and local legislative, regulatory and practice issues affecting nurse practitioners and have a great time doing it.  

But you’ll want to hurry…deadlines for early registration is quickly approaching.

I guarantee, it will be the highlight of your year.

1. The American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) 27th National Conference in sunny Orlando Florida, June 20-24, 2012. This is the premier annual nurse practitioner conference, you do not want to miss. The theme, Your Patient’s Health Starts with You, will offer over 100 presentations, seminars and workshops by leading expert speakers (can you say, Margaret A. Fitzgerald?) who’s topics will include:

Enhancing Your Patients Health and Well-Being at Each Stage of Change

Be the Best You Can Be: Take Charge of your Professional Health

Achieving NP Full Scope of Practice

The Five Keys to Best Health

To register, visit the AANP. A discounted fee is offered for AANP members and for New NP graduates who have graduated from an entry-level NP program within the last twelve months.

2.  The 2012 National Nurse Practitioner Symposium July 12-15, 2012, in beautiful Copper Mountain Colorado. This 4-day symposium held within the beautiful moutains of Colorado, will include more than 100 sessions and workshops in acute care, family health, pediatrics, women’s health, and ethics, legal and policy, presented by well-known expert speakers, including Carolyn Buppert, CRNP, JD, and Eileen O’Grady, PhD, RN, ANP-BC.

To register, visit NPSymposium. Discounts available for students and registration before May 1, 2012.

3. The California Association for Nurse Practitioners 35th Annual Educational Conference March 21-25, at the Renaissance Resort & Spa in Indian Wells, California. Held in another beautiful location with a full lineup of top-notch speakers, including Dr. Ernie Bodai who helped raised over $73 million for breast cancer research by convincing Congress to issue the Breast Cancer Research Stamp, the CANP 2012 will not disappoint.

Popular topics include:

Does the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Change Clinical Practice?

Legislative Strategies; Momentum to Drive “Audacious” Policy Change

Different Perspectives in Starting Your Own Practice, Clinically & Legally

Innovative Model of Health Care Delivery by Nurse Practitioners in the Emergency Department

To register online, visit CANP.  Save $100 off registration before February 21, 2012.


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