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NSNA® MidYear Career Planning Conference Announcement

September 17, 2014


Launch Your Career in the City of Roses

NSNA MidYear Career Planning Conference

November 6-9, 2014 | Portland, Oregon




Important Deadlines


Hotel Cutoff

Deadline:- October 3

Receive special hotel rates until October 3, or until the room block is completely full. Act now!




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)



Planning your nursing career doesn’t start when you graduate—it begins right now!


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 Nine-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 Delmar Cengage Learning, Clifton Park, NY


Nursing Specialty Showcase

Two special panel presentations featuring nursing leaders from several different areas of practice takes place on Saturday.


General Session

Commercially Sexually Exploited Children:  Who are the Criminals?

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


Keynote Address

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.


American Red Cross Certification Program

Sheltering and Disaster Health for Nursing Students

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


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!


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 8. Read more in the MidYear Brochure.


Poster Presentation Project Showcase

Click here for details.



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!


Fundraise for Your Own Local Chapter with 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.



Several workshops presented by the 2014-15 NSNA Board of Directors, the Nominating and Elections Committee, and the Resolutions Committee Chair along with several career planning workshops!


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.





Full MidYear Brochure including MidYear Registration Fees


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


Budgeting Information - download


Visit Portland - Tourist Information



Thanks to Our MidYear Sponsors!

Delmar 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



Watch your email for more special MidYear updates coming soon!





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