What happened in Vegas? Many exciting things!
We had 1655 total conference attendees, a NAPNAP record!
Our new conference app was a big hit uniting over 1100 attendees into an interactive community through the sharing of photos and posts.
We empowered today’s and tomorrow’s leaders with our new professional leadership and development track that included stimulating presentations on CHIP reauthorization, finding the best job and the Consensus Model for APRN Regulation.
We accomplished a lot--all on the beautiful grounds of Caesars Palace in sunny Paradise, Nevada, otherwise known as the famous Las Vegas Strip.
Here’s my top ten countdown of personal conference highlights:
10. Having the privilege of opening the 36th Conference.
9. Hearing positive comments from members throughout the conference about the excellent educational sessions.
8. Watching with pride as NAPNAP national staff worked their magic and met the needs of 1,655 attendees so beautifully throughout the conference.
7. Meeting with partners from other professional organizations.
6. Sharing the presentation on Advancing the Consensus Model for APRN Regulation with Kristin Hittle and Laura Searcy.
5. Celebrating with my Minnesota NAPNAP colleagues on Friday night.
4. Feeling such energy and excitment from the crowd during the opening session Wednesday morning.
3. Connecting with fabulous NAPNAP friends again and meeting new friends.
2. Presenting the President’s Award to my dear friend and mentor, Dr. Linda Lindeke.
1. Meeting so many wonderful student NAPNAP members and feeling assured that our future will be in capable hands!
For those of you who attended the conference, please keep our community going by sharing some of your highlights in the comments. I would love to read about your favorite moments.
If you were unable to make it this year, we look forward to seeing you at our 37th annual conference, March 16 – 19, 2016 in Atlanta, GA, the “Empire City of the South.” It will be another rewarding experience that you won’t want to miss!
Yours in health,