Nursing2004 Symposium

Venue: Las Vegas Hilton

Location: Las Vegas, Nevada, United States

Event Date/Time: Apr 13, 2004 End Date/Time: Apr 16, 2004
Registration Date: Apr 02, 2004
Early Registration Date: Feb 15, 2004
Abstract Submission Date: Feb 14, 2004
Paper Submission Date: Feb 14, 2004
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I’m pleased to invite you to the Nursing2004 Symposium: The Conference for Clinical Excellence. With memories of great weather and fun at our 2002 conference, we're returning to the Las Vegas Hilton, on April 13–16, 2004, for this our 5th symposium. The main attractions should outshine the Elvis impersonators and even Glitter City itself.

Count on hearing some outstanding speakers. Faith Bresnan Roberts will open the conference with an inspiring and sure-to-be humorous look at nursing. Faith was so well received last year that she's returning to administer what nurses need now more than ever--multiple belly laughs. We're also proud to present Linda Aiken, a nurse researcher whose landmark piece in the Journal of the American Medical Association demonstrated how nurses and nurse/patient ratios impact patient care and mortality. Her latest research addresses how nursing education affects quality of care. At the program's close, inspirational speaker, artist, and visionary Eric Wahl will challenge you to think outside the box and shoot for the stars.

General sessions will focus on the latest advances affecting your work: nursing practice standards essential for high-quality patient care in such areas as I.V. therapy, pain management, wound care, infection control, and more. You'll also have the opportunity to explore the broader issues that influence our profession.

On Wednesday evening, you'll be able to spend some downtime chatting, getting to know other nurses, and enjoying refreshments at an informal networking session. You can also choose one of two optional Las Vegas shows offered at a discount rate (details on page xx).
The following organizations are again endorsing the symposium:
• Academy of Medical-Surgical Nurses
• American Association of Critical-Care Nurses
• American Society of PeriAnesthesia Nurses
• Infusion Nurses Society
• Association of Vascular Access.
Along with support from these prestigious groups, we're proud to add endorsement by The John A. Hartford Foundation Institute for Geriatric Nursing at New York University, Steinhardt School of Education, Division of Nursing.

The Nursing2004 Symposium will be a winner if it helps you improve your patient care, broaden your horizons, reach new heights in career satisfaction, relax a little and, most of all, recognize the magnitude of your own potential. Consider signing up with your colleagues to take advantage of group discounts. Whether you travel with associates or on your own, you and other nurses will be embarking on a mission to learn, change practice, and reignite your passion for nursing.

Looking forward to seeing you in Las Vegas,
Cheryl L. Mee, RN,BC, MSN
Chairperson, Nursing2004 Symposium
Editor-in-Chief, Nursing2004


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Additional Information

Purpose To offer practicing nurses an educational activity that enhances the cognitive and practical skills necessary to maintain proficiency in nursing practice and to improve the quality of patient care. Objectives After attending the Nursing2004 Symposium, you should be able to: 1. Identify the newest therapies and guidelines for managing wounds, pain, asthma, diabetes mellitus, cardiovascular disease, HIV, and more. 2. Identify your own position, role, and plan of action during ethical, legal, or interpersonal conflicts in the workplace. 3. Demonstrate skills learned at workshops and discussions that will help enhance your clinical competency and decision-making ability.