MidYear Conference



NSNA® MidYear Career Planning Conference Announcement

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Launch Your Career in the City of Roses

NSNA MidYear Career Planning Conference

November 6-9, 2014

Portland, Oregon



Important Deadlines


Hotel Cutoff

Deadline: Extended to  October 14

Receive special hotel rates until October 14 (while availability lasts). Act now!

Single/Double $159  Triple/Quad $174

Internet connection included in all guest rooms.



Register now and save $10-$20

Registration (Mail/Fax)

Deadline: October 14




Registration (Online)

Deadline: October 20





Pre-Register by the deadline(s) and save $$$! Members pay only $95 for full conference and NCLEX Review ($110 on site)



Not sure where your career is heading?  Get a head start at the NSNA MidYear Career Planning Conference!


You’ll get a jump-start on your career by attending the 2014 NSNA MidYear Career Planning Conference in beautiful Portland, Oregon.


An unbeatable program is planned including a 9-hour NCLEX® state board review; exhibits; keynote speaker; specialty nursing panels; career preparation and leadership development workshops, American Red Cross Disaster Certification, Plenary session, poster presentations, and much, much more!


For full details, click here.




NCLEX® RN State Board 9-Hour Review

The two-day NCLEX® MINI REVIEW offers tremendous value to graduating seniors as well as all nursing students.  Discussion throughout the course gives you opportunities to validate your learning and practice NCLEX®-type questions, improve your test-taking skills, and increase your knowledge to pass the NCLEX®! Led by Judith C. Miller, MS, RN, President, Nursing Tutorial and Consulting Services, Henniker, NH, and sponsored by Cengage Learning, Clifton Park, NY


Nursing Specialty Showcase—14 Different Specialties Presented

Two special panel presentations featuring nursing leaders from several different areas of practice takes place on Saturday.  Here’s a list of specialties to whet your appetite:


Critical Care Nursing; Emergency Nursing; Nurse Midwives; Infusion Nursing; Forensic Nursing; Rehabilitation Nursing; Nurse Executive Role; Hospice and Palliative Care Nursing; Gerontological Nursing; Nurse Practitioner; Neonatal Nursing; Holistic Nursing; Pain Management; Clinical Nurse Specialist.  Hear from nurse experts in these 14 fields!


American Red Cross Certification Program

Sheltering and Disaster Health for Nursing Students.

Don’t miss this opportunity to add a great certification to your resume.

Thursday, November 6, 2014 (offered twice); and on Saturday, November 8 (offered once).


Keynote Address “Designing Your Future!”

The Keynote Speaker on Thursday evening is renowned speaker, author, consultant and coach, Brenda Brozek, RN.  She brings a wealth of experience to her address, “Designing Your Future,” with ideas on how to get your first RN position in a competitive job market.


General Session “Exploited Children”

Commercially Sexually Exploited Children:  Who are the Criminals?

Join Pamela Avila, MSN, RN, FNP-BC, and learn how this issue penetrates our healthcare system.


Attention state and school treasurers!

Discover the sophisticated and professional skills you need to successfully manage your association/chapter finances! Join us at the Leadership University Treasurer Certificate Program on Thursday, November 6. Read more in the MidYear Brochure.


And student Leaders—look here!

Several workshops designed to develop your leadership skills will be presented. 

Topics include:  Membership Recruitment; Breakthrough to Nursing; Writing Resolutions; Running for National Office; Serving as a Delegate; Secretary’s Workshop; Treasurer’s Workshop; School President’s Forum; Bylaws and Policies Workshop; Legislation/Education Workshop; and Roundtable Discussions.


Exhibit Hall and Career Development Center

Speak with exhibitors about career opportunities, products, and services. Hospitals, healthcare agencies, nursing schools, publishers, apparel companies and much more!  Plus!  Meet one-on-one with a nursing career counselor to plan your future career!


Poster Presentation Project Showcase

Click here for details.



Fundraiser for Undergraduate Scholarships Get Weird!

Support an evening of fundraising fun at this Foundation of the NSNA event! All attendees and the NSNA Board of Directors join forces on Friday for an evening of laughter, music, dancing, and excitement, and help raise funds for the FNSNA undergraduate scholarship program.  Features door prizes and a contest for the most creative Weird Tee-shirt!


Fundraise for Your Own Local Chapter at Student Activity Tables

For $25 for a half table, your chapter can sell fundraising items to support chapter activities. Click here for details.


Faculty: Earn Contact Hours

Faculty, consultants and advisors have workshops too! Be sure to check out the Faculty Schedule for MidYear workshops and information.


Plus…Incredible Career-building and nursing school success workshops!

Several workshops planning workshops including: Pharmacology Made Insanely Easy; How to Market Yourself—Tips from a Recruiter; Trans Issues for Healthcare Providers; Advancing your Education; Healthcare Advocacy; Regulation of Nursing—Your License to Practice; Translating Theory into Practice; Put Power in Your Memory; Improve your Test Scores;


Food Drive

This year NSNA is conducting a Food Drive to support the efforts of the Oregon Food Bank. You can help combat hunger and provide emergency food to families in need. Conference attendees are asked to bring non-perishables to donate to the Oregon Food Bank. Find a list of acceptable foods here.

Mix and Mingle…

… with nursing students from across the USA!  Don’t miss this life-changing event!


Transportation Information

Official Airlines: NSNA has arranged discounted airfares with Delta Airlines for the Midyear Career Planning Conference attendees traveling to and from Portland, OR between the dates of October 30, 2014 through November 15, 2014. Contact Delta by phone at 1-800-328-1111 and use authorization number NMJS8.


If you are driving, see parking information on the MidYear web page.





Full MidYear Brochure including MidYear Registration Fees


MidYear Brochure Order Form (now online!) – distribute to your chapter


Budgeting Information - download


Visit Portland - Tourist Information


Local Parking locations and rates can also be found on this page.

Thanks to Our MidYear Sponsors!

Cengage Learning

Nurses Service Organization

UCLA Health

American Nurses Association

Oregon Nurses Association

Anthony J. Jannetti, Inc.

American Organization of Nurse Executives

The Johnson & Johnson Campaign for Nursing’s Future

National Council of State Boards of Nursing

Tuft & Associates




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