Conference Agenda

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Nursing Conference
Speaker Times and Topics

Main Conference Agenda – Saturday, September 9, 2017
   7:30 –  8:30 Registration – Visit Exhibits
   8:30 –  8:45 Nursing ConferenceWelcome
Michelle Podlesni, RN, President, National Nurses in Business Association,
Unconventional Nurse®, CEO, Bloom Service Group, Inc.
   8:45 – 10:00 Nursing ConferenceKeynote Address:  From LPN to NY Times Best Selling Author and Hall of Fame Speaker
LeAnn Thieman, LPN, CSP®, CPAE
 10:00 – 10:15 Break, Visit Exhibitors and Networking
 10:15 – 11:15 Nursing ConferenceFinding and Monetizing Your Niche, Identify Your Buyers, Audiences and Revenue Streams
Louise Jakubik, PhD, RN-BC, CSP®
 11:15 – 12:00 Nursing ConferenceWhy Every Nurse Should Use Video to Grow Their Business – Sean Dent, MSN, ACNP-BC, CCRN
 12:00 –  1:15 Networking Luncheon (Exhibits will be re-opened at 12:30)
   1:15 –  2:15 Nursing ConferenceNursing ConferenceNursing ConferenceBreakout Session #1

  • Tim Raderstorf, RN, MSN – Building Your Plan and Perfecting Your Pitch
  • Lorie Brown, RN, MN, JD – Show Me the Money: Money Conversations and Your Nursing Business
  • Christine Meehan, RN, BSN, MEd – Nurse Entrepreneurs as Innovators in Healthcare Delivery
   2:30 –  3:30 Nursing ConferenceNursing ConferenceNursing ConferenceNursing ConferenceBreakout Session #2

  • Keith Carlson, RN, BSN, NC-BC – Using Authenticity as a Powerful Engine to Grow Your Business
  • Candy Campbell, DNP, RN, CNL, FNAP – Present Like a Pro, Conquer Your Fear of Public Speaking
  • Jane Shufro, BSN, RN, CPAN, and Lisa Mancuso, BSN, RN, PCCN, CCRN, LNCC – Clinical Nurse to Legal Nurse Consultant Opportunities
   3:30 –  4:30 Break / Get Ready for Flip Flop Fling
   4:30 –  6:00 Nursing ConferenceFlip Flop Fling!  Connect and Mingle, Networking Fun and Games
This is a special ticketed event that will only be available to registered attendees.  More information coming soon!
   6:00 – Dinner on Your Own
Register Now Main Conference Agenda – Sunday, September 10, 2017
   8:00 –  8:30 Registration – Visit Exhibits
   8:30 –  8:45 Welcome Back – Michelle Podlesni, RN President, National Nurses in Business Association
   8:45 – 10:00 Nursing Conference
NNBA 2017 Shark Tank Competition
 10:00 – 10:15 Break, Visit Exhibits, Networking
 10:15 –  11:10 Nursing ConferenceFrom the Boardroom to the Stage, How to Captivate and Engage Your Audience
Renee Thompson, DNP, RN, CMSRN
 11:10 –  12:00 Nursing ConferenceHow to Get a Million Dollars in Free Publicity – Donna Cardillo, RN, MA, CSP®
 12:00 –  1:00 Networking Luncheon (Exhibits will be re-opened at 12:30)
Two sessions
1:00  –  1:45

1:45  –  2:30

Round Table Sessions (Attendees are to pick any two)

  • Pulse Media Group – The Power of Podcasting
  • Lorie Brown – Show Me the Money!
  • Stella Nsong – Elder Care Business
  • Patty Hedrick – Independent Case Management
  • Nancy Brook – Envision Your Future – Vision Board
  • Louise Jakubik – Creating a Seminar Business
  • Brittney Wilson and Katie Kleber – Blogging and Social Media
  • Donni Alvenga – Health Coaching Business
  • Donna Cardillo – Business Basics for Nurses
   2:30 –  2:45 Break, Visit Exhibits, Networking
   2:45 –  3:15 Nursing ConferenceMajor Announcements, Plans for Next Year’s 2018 Conference and Wrap-up
Michelle Podlesni, RN, President, National Nurses in Business Association,
Unconventional Nurse®, CEO, Bloom Service Group, Inc.
The Main Conference (Saturday and Sunday) is priced at $349.00 for NNBA members and $449.00 for non-members.

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.

Pre-Conference Agenda – Friday, September 8, 2017
   8:00 –  1:00 Nursing Conference Nurse ConferenceNurse Blogging 101: Growing a Profitable Business and Community – Brittney Wilson, BSN, RN and Kati Kleber, BSN, RN, CCRN
   8:00 – 12:00 Nursing ConferenceBusiness Basics Bootcamp – Donna Cardillo, RN, MA, CSP®
   8:00 – 12:00 Nursing ConferenceLaunching Your Nursing Education Business – Louise Jakubik, PhD, RN-BC, CSP®
   1:00 – 4:30 Nursing ConferenceThe Hidden Fortune in Community Based Elder Care – Stella Nsong, RN, CMC, CDP, LTCP
   1:00 –  4:00 Nursing ConferenceThe Power of Podcasting
Pulse Media Network – Kevin Ross, RN, BSN; Keith Carlson RN, BSN, NC-BC and Elizabeth Scala, MSN/MBA
   5:00 –  6:30 Meet and Greet Reception
Included and exclusive to NNBA Registered Conference Attendees.
Four Pre-Conferences (Friday) are each priced at $129.00 for NNBA members and $179.00 for non-members.
Nurse Blogging 101 is five hours which includes a working lunch and is priced at $179.00 for NNBA members and $229.00 for non-members.
The Main Conference (Saturday and Sunday) is priced at $349.00 for NNBA members and $449.00 for non-members.

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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