5 Conferences for Clinical Nurse Managers in 2017

Conferences are an excellent way to improve your clinical nurse management skills. Whether you want to study up on staffing practices, patient care excellence or the newest techniques for clinical nursing, 2017 will offer great nursing conferences to help you meet those goals. You can visit great cities like Baltimore, Tampa and Las Vegas while networking with other nurses and earning continuing education credits (CEUs) for your license. Check out these 5 upcoming conferences for clinical nurse managers.

AONE 2017

The American Organization of Nurse Executives will celebrate their 50th anniversary in Baltimore, Maryland, from March 29 to April 2. This conference for nursing executives will include poster presentations from nurse researchers, vendor demonstrations from patient-centered companies and business meetings for regional committees. Social events include coffee breaks, a Wine at 5 mixer, a reception at Camden Yards and catered lunches. On Sunday, April 2, you can take the Certification in Executive Nursing Practice (CENP) or Certified Clinical Nurse Manager and Leader (CNML) examinations on site.

Creating Healthy Work Environments

With 14 different timeslots for sessions, this Indianapolis, IN conference for academic and clinical nurse leaders offers plenty of opportunities to improve your management techniques. Researchers will present their findings on improving the workplace, patient safety and use of technology. Registration is available for both oral and poster presentations. The conference is held downtown in the newly built JW Marriott; you’ll be across the street from the Eiteljorg Museum and Indianapolis’s canal and White River Park. The city’s biggest hospitals are located just a few blocks away, as are plenty of dining, shopping and nightlife options. This conference will be held March 17-19.

Cruise-Based Learning

If you’re looking to combine business and pleasure, nursing education cruises are a great way to advance your management knowledge and maximize your time away from work. Continuing Education, Inc. offers sailings throughout the year to destinations in Europe, Canada, Central America and the Caribbean. March 2-6 will feature a four-night cruise called Awakening the Leader Within: Empowering Nurses across the Career Spectrum, while other trips will offer clinical leadership and disease management tips for obstetric, infectious disease and pediatric nurses.

The Studer Group’s Leadership and Improvement Conference

While not specifically for nurse managers, this November 28-30 Las Vegas event is designed for clinical leaders and administrators in the health care industry. With over 50 sessions available, you’re sure to take home proven strategies for increasing staff engagement, achieving your organization’s goals and improving patient satisfaction in your clinic. You can choose between tracks focused on leadership, emergency department management, senior executive roles and physician partnerships. CEUs from the American Nurses Credentialing Center are available. The entire conference will be held in the beautiful Bellagio hotel resort in the middle of the Las Vegas strip so you’ll be able to enjoy shopping, fine dining and world-class entertainment.

American Nurses Association’s Annual Conference

Join thousands of your fellow nurses in Tampa, FL, on March 7-10 for the 2017 ANA annual conference. This year’s theme is translating quality into practice, and the event will focus on helping clinical nurses apply evidence-based strategies to patient care. You can attend sessions focusing on ethics, nurse leadership and big data management. Up to 35 continuing education hours are available. Tampa is a beautiful coastal city in the middle of Florida with beaches, amusement parks and plenty of nightlife.

As a clinical nurse manager, you have to balance your commitment to patients with the bigger goals of your organization. Let these conferences give you the tools to keep your balancing act going smoothly.

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