09/20/2017 - 09/21/2017
Hilton Garden Inn Laramie
Registration is Open!
Please join us on September 20-21, 2017, at the Hilton Garden Inn Laramie, for the Wyoming Nursing Summit & Convention. This year’s Healthy Nurse/Healthy Wyoming conference follows the theme set by the American Nurses Association as well as the Culture of Health initiative supported by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and many other organizations. As nurses in Wyoming, we must take the forefront and strive to assist ourselves, our clients and the community for a healthier future. To be effective, nurses need to understand and act on improving their own health. During this event, our speakers will demonstrate the impact a nurse can have by maintaining their health and promoting the health of others. This conference ties closely with the health promotion focus on the Revolutionizing Nursing Education in Wyoming (ReNEW). We encourage faculty and their students to attend this high-powered one-day conference as we also welcome American Nurses Association President, Pamela F. Cipriano, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN, as our keynote presenter.
Guest keynote will be Pamela F. Cipriano, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, FAA, President, American Nurses Association. A distinguished nursing leader, Dr. Cipriano has extensive experience as an executive in academic medical centers. In 2016, she was named one of the “Top 100 Most Influential People in Healthcare” by Modern Healthcare magazine for the second year in a row. In 2015, the publication also named her as one of the “Top 25 Women in Healthcare.”
Another guest keynote will be Danielle Howa Pendergrass, DNP, APRN, WHNP-BC, CEO, Eastern Utah Women’s Health. Dr. Pendergrass provides services to over 20,000 underserved women in rural price Utah. In order to provide services, she used the 2010 IOM recommendations to change Utah’s Medicaid policy to allow all nurse practitioners to directly bill and be reimbursed by Medicaid. She went on to negotiating equal pay for equal services and now all nurse practitioners in Utah are paid at 100% the physicians rate. She has also partnered with local, state and federal funding to ensure that all women have access to affordable healthcare. Danielle is one of twenty nurses named as a Breakthrough Leader in Nursing by the Future of Nursing: Campaign for Action, a joint initiative of AARP and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.
Attendees will also hear from keynote Susan B. Childress, RN, MN, OCN, Director of Nursing Services, Huntsman Cancer Institute University of Utah, who will be presenting on “Creating a Compassionate Workplace Starts with You!” In this role, she has focused on providing value driven care to oncology patients and their families. Specific examples include: development of a Rapid Response Team, opening a 16-bed oncology ICU, improving nurse/physician communication, facilitating a patient education steering committee, promoting national certification, and encouraging front line nursing staff to participate in clinical practice councils. With over 30 years in oncology across many different settings, she has a seasoned perspective on patient safety needs. Most recently, Ms. Childress has prioritized care of front line staff with a Compassionate Workplace program. Reviewing literature, surveying staff, analyzing data, implementing many big and little changes has improved work life for staff with the difficult challenge caring for oncology patients
Wyoming’s very own Sammie Stephens, MSN, AGNP-C, Employee Health, Wellness, and Cardiopulmonary Rehab with Wyoming Medical Center and Jenifer Thomas, PhD,
Associate Professor at the Fay W. Whitney School of Nursing will also be providing intriguing and engaging presentations.
View the complete Schedule of Events
Continuing Education Credits
This activity has been submitted to the Ohio Nurses Association (OBN-001-91) for approval to award contact hours. The Ohio Nurses Association is accredited as an approver of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. Pending approval, participants can receive a maximum of 4.75 contact hours for attending this activity. For additional information or questions on contact hours contact the WNA office at 307.462.2600.
In order to obtain a Certificate of Successful Completion for this activity, the learner must complete the following criteria:
• Sign the Verification of Attendance Form at the registration desk each day you attend.
• Attendance of at least 80% of the event.
• Complete and submit the online evaluation form for each session attended.
The planners and faculty have declared no conflict of interest.
Call for Poster Abstracts
Deadline to submit is August 17, 2017
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Sponsorship & Exhibitor’s
Application deadline is September 1, 2017
Here is an opportunity to be in front of hundreds of nurses from across Wyoming! As a WNA Convention and Nursing Summit sponsor, your company will be advertised and promoted as a supporter of Wyoming nurses and moving the profession forward. This year, all sponsorships over $500 include a FREE exhibit booth (the fee of $250 will be waived)!
As an exhibitor, you can showcase your company’s products and services for one day in a high-traffic area where attendees gather between sessions and enjoy their meals.
The following sponsorship opportunities are available:
- Printed Program Sponsor – $500
- Audio/Visual & Wi-Fi – $500
- Breakfast – $750
- Lunch – $1,000
- Refreshment Break – $500
- Keynote – $750
- Education and General Session – $300
- Attendee Gift Sponsor – $1,000
- Attendee Flash Drive Sponsor – $750
- Exhibit Booth Space Only – $250
Download a Complete Exhibitor & Sponsor Prospectus.
Interested in being a sponsor or exhibitor send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Early Bird Registration Closes September 1, 2017
Option One: Complete the online form below.
Option Two: Download the registration form and send payment by mail to:
Wyoming Nurses Association
Tobi Lyon Moore
301 Thelma Dr., #200
Casper, WY 82609