Some Top Conferences for Nursing Professionals in 2013

photo of male nurseNursing conferences provide a key opportunity for learning, education, and motivation. Conferences offer nurses from all specialties the opportunity to meet others from their field who are interested in similar topics and hear from leaders as they present the newest information.

With gatherings for nearly every specialty, registered nurses (RNs) can travel cross-country or just across town to meet with their colleagues. Where will you go in 2013? Here are a few of the conferences occurring on this year:

7th Annual Quality Nursing Conference

Presented by the American Nurses Association (ANA), the meeting will be held Feb. 6-8 in Atlanta. Conference topics include Cultures of Safety, New Technologies, Research and Evidence to Practice, and Patient Engagement in Quality. Country music superstar and former RN Naomi Judd will be speaking on how nurses can transform their lives to be better caregivers.

Nursing 2013 Symposium/Conference for Clinical Excellence

Brought to you by the publishers of the journal Nursing2013, the Conference for Clinical Excellence will be held in Las Vegas at the Paris Hotel and Casino March 19-22. Designed for practicing nurses, the conference offers educational activities to enhance cognitive and practical skills necessary to maintain proficiency in nursing practice, and to improve the quality of patient care. Workshops and discussions will cover wounds, IV therapy, pain, diabetes management, and more. Continuing education accreditation is available for RNs, and advanced pharmacology continuing education (CE) credits will also be available.

Shape the Future/Emergency Nurses Association Leadership Conference

Held Feb. 27 to March 1 in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Shape the Future focuses on the support and enrichment of emergency nursing. Attendees can enjoy a variety of instructor-led sessions with expert faculty, plus other presentation formats, focused on expanding knowledge and supporting networking with colleagues. CE credits are available.

National Nursing Ethics Conference

Cultivating Ethical Awareness: Moments of Truth will be held March 21-22 at the Universal Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles. Hosted by the group Ethics of Caring, the conference is designed to help nurses and other health care providers promote ethical discussion and provide ethics education. Keynote speakers are advanced practice RNs from a variety of backgrounds and practice areas.

Transcultural Nursing 39th Annual Conference

Providing culturally appropriate care is a foundation of good nursing. Caring for patients with varying cultural norms and values presents constant challenges for the profession. Join the Transcultural Nursing Society in Albuquerque, N.M., from Oct. 23-26, to identify evidence-based best practices that promote transcultural nursing and to explore research-based models of promoting culturally competent care as it impacts nurses nationally and internationally.

From nursing research or education to pain management and high-risk obstetrics, you can find a meeting or conference that will help you take your career to the next level. Check with the sponsoring organization for more information.

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