Conference Agenda

Speaker Times and Topics – Conference Agenda

Register Now Main Conference Agenda – Saturday, October 13, 2018
   7:30am –  8:30am Registration – Visit Exhibits
   8:30am –  8:45am Nursing ConferenceWelcome
Michelle Podlesni, RN, President, National Nurses in Business Association, Unconventional Nurse®, CEO, Bloom Service Group, Inc.
   8:45am –  9:45am Nursing ConferenceKeynote Address:  From LPN to NY Times Best  Selling Author and Hall of Fame Speaker
LeAnn Thieman, LPN, CSP®, CPAE
   9:45am – 10:15am Break – Book Signing, Visit with Exhibitors, and Networking
   10:15am –  11:15am Nursing ConferenceNursing ConferenceNursing ConferenceNursing ConferenceConcurrent Breakout Session #1 Tracks

  • 1B Melanie Balestra, JD, PNP, MN – Setting Up a Business: Legal and Practical Issues
  • 1E Sandra Cleveland, PhD, RN, CNE – Web Based Educational Platforms to Share Your Thought Leadership
  • 1F Donna Cardillo, RN, MA, CSP® – How to Run Profitable Retreats
  • 1A Keith Carlson, RN, BSN, NC-BC – LinkedIn for Nurses Entrepreneurial Success
  11:15am – 11:45am Group Exercise
  11:45am –  1:00pm Networking Luncheon, included in registration fee
   1:15pm –  2:15pm Nursing ConferenceNursing ConferenceNursing ConferenceNursing ConferenceEducational ConferenceConcurrent Breakout Session #2 Tracks

  • 2B Pat Crilly, RN – New Nurse Entrepreneur: Break Through Your Fear, Step into Your Power
  • 2E Mila Carlson, PhD, MSHSA, RN, CNLCP, CMSP – Where Will Your Business Be Without You? Planning for Business Succession
  • 2F Cheryl Peltekis, RN – Roadmap to a 6 Figure Consulting Business
  • 2A Brittney Wilson, BSN, RN; Kati Kleber, BSN, RN, CCRN – Attract Your Ideal Clients with SEO
   2:15pm –  2:30pm Stretch Break
   2:30pm –  3:30pm Nursing ConferenceNursing ConferenceNursing ConferenceNursing ConferenceEducational ConferenceConcurrent Breakout Session #3 Tracks

  • 3B Mary Watts, BSN, RN and Beth Hawkes, MSN, RN-BC – From Nurse to Nurse Influencer
  • 3E Shanna Dunbar, BSN, RN, COHN-S, CHC – How to Start Working with Corporate Clients
  • 3F Wendy Pickett, RN, CEO – Making the Switch to Medical Aesthetics: Beyond Botox
  • 3A Vince Baiera, BSN, RN – How to Take Your Idea to Create, Protect and Sell Your Product
   3:30pm –  4:30pm Social Hour – Cash Bar – Games
   4:30pm – Nursing ConferenceOn your own to enjoy Las Vegas nightlife
Register Now Main Conference Agenda – Sunday, October 14, 2018
   7:30am –  8:15am Registration – Visit Exhibits
   8:15am –  8:25am Welcome Back – Renee Thompson, DNP, RN, CMSRN
   8:25am –  9:00am Business Lessons Learned in the Trenches: What Works and What Doesn’t – Michelle Podlesni, RN, President, National Nurses in Business Association, Unconventional Nurse®, CEO, Bloom Service Group, Inc.
   9:00am – 10:15am Nursing Conference
NNBA 2018 Shark Tank Competition
  10:15am – 10:30am Break – Visit with Exhibitors, and Networking
  10:30am – 10:45am NNBA Shark Tank Winner Announcements
   10:45am –  11:45am Nursing ConferenceNursing ConferenceNursing ConferenceNursing ConferenceConcurrent Breakout Session #4 Tracks

  • 4B Candy Campbell, DNP, RN, CNL, FNAP – Conquer Your Fear of Speaking
  • 4E Patricia Iyer, MSN, RN, LNCC – How to Polish Your Writing
  • 4F Lakesha Reed Curtis, MSN, RN – 10 Basic Steps on Starting a CNA School
  • 4A Louise Jakubik, PhD, RN-BC, CSP® – Finding and Monetizing Your Niche: 10 Steps to Success
   11:45am –  1:00pm Networking Luncheon, included in registration fee
Two sessions:
   1:00pm  –  1:45pm

   1:45pm  –  2:30pm

Group Coaching: Expert Consultation Round Table Sessions (Attendees are to pick any two)

  • Donna Cardillo – Speaking with Style
  • Patricia Iyer – Writing Like a Pro
  • Stella Nsong – Elder Care Business
  • Louise Jakubik – Launching Your Nursing Education Business
  • Anne Llewellyn and Deanna Cooper Gillingham – Case Management & Patient Advocacy
  • Keith Carlson and Chioma Okeke – LinkedIn, Podcasting & FB Livestreaming
  • Brittney Wilson and Kati Kleber – Blogging and SEO
  • Cheryl Peltekis – Nurse Consulting Business
  • Melanie Balestra – Legal and Practical Business Issues
  • Wendy Pickett – Making the Switch to Medical Aesthetics
   2:30pm –  2:45pm Break – Visit with Exhibitors, and Networking
   2:45pm –  3:15pm Nursing ConferenceMajor Announcements, Grand Prize Winner, Plans for Next Year’s 2019 Conference and Wrap-up
Michelle Podlesni, RN, President, National Nurses in Business Association, Unconventional Nurse®, CEO, Bloom Service Group, Inc.
Early Bird pricing for the Main Conference (Saturday and Sunday) is priced at $349.00 for NNBA members and $449.00 for non-members.  Early Bird pricing ends 6/5/2018.
Registration pricing for the Main Conference (Saturday and Sunday) is priced at $379.00 for NNBA members and $479.00 for non-members.
Late registration pricing for the Main Conference (Saturday and Sunday) is priced at $399.00 for NNBA members and $499.00 for non-members.  Late registration begins 9/18/2018.

Please note that speakers and topics were confirmed at the time of publishing and that future circumstances, beyond the control of the NNBA, may necessitate substitutions or alterations.

Register Now Preconference Workshops – Friday, October 12, 2018
   8:00am –  11:45am Nursing ConferenceSpeaking with Style for Fun and Profit – Donna Cardillo, RN, MA, CSP®
   8:00am – 11:45am Launching Your Nursing Education BusinessNursing Conference – Louise Jakubik, PhD, RN-BC, CSP®
   8:00am – 11:45am Nursing ConferenceThe Hidden Fortune in Home and Community Based Elder Care – Stella Nsong, RN, CMC, CDP, LTCP
   8:00am – 11:45am Educational ConferenceNursing ConferenceNurse Blogging 101: Growing a Profitable Business and Community – Kati Kleber, BSN RN CCRN and Brittney Wilson, BSN RN
   1:00pm –  4:45pm Nursing ConferenceSo You Need to Write? How to Write Like a Pro – Patricia Iyer, MSN, RN, LNCC
   1:00pm –  4:45pm Educational ConferenceNursing ConferenceThe Power of Podcasting and Facebook Video Livestream – Keith Carlson RN, BSN, NC-BC and Chioma Okeke, RN, BSN, PHN
   1:00pm –  4:45pm Nursing ConferenceNursing ConferenceCase Management and Patient Advocacy: Career Paths for Nurses Who Want to Move Beyond the Bedside – Anne Llewellyn RN-BC, MS, BHSA, CCM, CRRN and Deanna Cooper Gillingham, RN, CCM
   5:00pm –  6:30pm Meet and Greet Reception
Included and exclusive to NNBA registered conference attendees.
Early Bird pricing for each Preconference Workshop (Friday) is priced at $129.00 for NNBA members and $179.00 for non-members.  Early Bird pricing ends 6/5/2018.
Registration pricing for each Preconference Workshop (Friday) is priced at $159.00 for NNBA members and $209.00 for non-members.
Late registration pricing for each Preconference Workshop (Friday) is priced at $179.00 for NNBA members and $229.00 for non-members.  Late registration begins 9/18/2018.

Please note that speakers and topics were confirmed at the time of publishing and that future circumstances, beyond the control of the NNBA, may necessitate substitutions or alterations.

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