NNBA Conference 2016

NNBA Conference

31st National Educational Conference

Nurse Entrepreneurship
and Career Alternatives

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Description ~ Hotel Info ~ Speaker Topics and Times Below:

NNBA ConferenceAspiring Nurse Entrepreneurs, Nurse Entrepreneurs, Self-Employed Nurses, and Nurses in Business will be meeting the weekend of October 14-16, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. This conference is designed for those nurses that are thinking about starting a business, those already in business and those looking for career alternatives. Nationally acclaimed speakers and business experts will provide nurses with the information, tools and actionable take-a -ways to start your business or make your current business even more successful. In addition, there are five pre-conference workshops will give you dozens of ideas and tips, whether you are a novice or a veteran business owner. This is an educational and professional development event.

Compelling content, how-to’s and actionable take-a-ways

Discover and obtain:

  • Emerging opportunities of nurses roles in the new health care landscape
  • Information on how to transition to independent nursing or a nurse entrepreneur
  • How to start-up or grow your existing business
  • Sound business management principles as they apply to nurse-owned businesses
  • How to market and diversify your business
  • Ideas for your own nursing business

PLUS, have access to the most powerful networking, mentoring and marketing opportunities in the industry, exhibits AND eligible contact hours!

Contact Hours

Earn up to 13 CNE contact hours!
Contact hours provided by RTConnections, LLC. RTConnections is a provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, provider number CEP 16133.

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Who Should Attend:

  • Nurses new to the idea of being an independent nurse or nurse entrepreneur
  • Self-employed nurses and nurse business owners in the startup and growth mode
  • Nurses interested in learning business skills to advance their careers
  • Nurse entrepreneurs already in business looking for additional revenue streams
  • Nurses interested in meeting like-minded colleagues and extending your network

3 Amazing Days in World Famous, Las Vegas, Nevada


NNBA ConferenceExperience a Las Vegas Legend!

Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino (formerly the LVH – Las Vegas Hotel & Casino) is celebrated for its storied past as Elvis’ former home (the “King” performed for 837 consecutive sold out shows here, breaking all Las Vegas attendance records), it has an expansive variety of suites, abundant onsite amenities, superb customer service and prime location.

Making Hotel Reservations On-line

NNBA ConferenceA dedicated website is available for attendees to book their hotel rooms online. Reservations can be made directly with the Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino by using: https://resweb.passkey.com/go/NNBA6.

The NNBA has been offered “Group Discount Room Rates” at $89.00. IMPORTANT: Reservations must be made before the cutoff date of September 13, 2016 in order to be eligible for the group discount rate. Make your reservations early to ensure you are part of the room block.

By providing the group name, National Nurses in Business Association, individuals will also be able to make reservations by calling (800) 635–7711.

#NNBA2016 Conference Agenda

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Speaker Times and Topics

Pre-Conference Agenda – Friday, October 14, 2016
   9:00 – 12:00 NNBA ConferenceSpeak for Fun and Profit – Donna Cardillo, RN, MA, CSP®
   9:00 – 12:00 NNBA ConferenceThe Hidden Fortune in Elder Care – Stella Nsong, RN, CMC, CDP, LTCP
   1:00 –  4:00 NNBA ConferenceUsing a Blog to Build Your Business – Brittney Wilson, BSN, RN
   1:00 –  4:00 NNBA ConferenceThe Power of Podcasting – RNFM Radio – Kevin Ross, RN, BSN; Keith Carlson RN, BSN, NC-BC and Elizabeth Scala, MSN/MBA
   1:00 –  4:00 NNBA ConferenceIndependent Case Management – Pauline Sanders, RN, MBA, CPNRM, LNCC, CCM
   5:00 –  6:30 Meet and Greet Reception (Crown Room)
Exclusive to NNBA Conference Registrants
Guests of NNBA Conference Registrants are welcome to attend for $25.00 (cash only) at the door.
Conference Agenda – Saturday, October 15, 2016
   7:30 –  8:30 Registration – Visit Exhibits
   8:30 –  8:45 NNBA ConferenceWelcome – Michelle Podlesni, RN; President, NNBA; Founder, Unconventional Nurse®; CEO, Bloom Service Group, Inc.
   8:45 – 10:00 NNBA ConferenceKeynote:  Beyond Your Wildest Dreams: Business Ownership as THE Difference-Maker for the Life and Work You Really Want – Louise Jakubik, PhD, RN-BC, CSP®
 10:00 – 10:45 NNBA ConferenceLaunching Your Idea, Balancing Pain and Gain – Steve Schmutzer, RN, Co-Founder Firefly Medical Inc.
 10:45 – 11:00 Break, Visit Exhibitors and Networking
 11:00 – 11:40 NNBA ConferenceThe Buying Process and Your Marketing Strategy – Michelle Podlesni, RN; President, NNBA; Founder, Unconventional Nurse®; CEO, Bloom Service Group, Inc.
 11:40 – 12:00 Group Photos
 12:00 –  1:00 Networking Luncheon (Exhibits will be re-opened at 12:30)
   1:00 –  2:00 NNBA ConferenceNNBA ConferenceBreakout Session #1

  • Tim Raderstorf, RN, MSN – Building Your Plan and Perfecting Your Pitch
  • Beth Hawkes, MSN, RN-BC – Using Social Media to Boost Your Business
   2:10 –  3:10 NNBA ConferenceNNBA ConferenceNNBA ConferenceBreakout Session #2

  • Donna Cardillo, RN, MA, CSP® – How to Get a Million Dollars in Free Publicity
  • Stella Nsong, RN, CMC, CDP, LTCP – Hidden Fortune in Elder Based Care: How to Reduce Hours, Increase Your Influence & Your Net Worth
  • Lorie Brown, RN, MN, JD – Legal Nurse Consulting Business Success
   3:10 –  3:30 Back to Main Conference Room – Reminders – Group Exercise
   3:30 –  4:15 NNBA ConferenceNetworking and Personal Branding for the Savvy 21st Century Nurse Entrepreneur – Keith Carlson, RN, BSN, NC, BC
   4:15 –  6:00 Prize Drawings and Networking Reception
   6:00 – Dinner and Vegas Nightlife on Your Own
Register Now Conference Agenda – Sunday, October 16, 2016
   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 AgendaPic-SharkTank-Small
NNBA 2016 Shark Tank Competition
 10:00 – 10:45 NNBA ConferenceLet 1000 Flowers Bloom But. . .Choose the 1 That Works Best – Jay Steven Levin, CPBA, CPEQA, Chief Cooperation Officer, WinThinking
 10:45 – 11:00 Break, Visit Exhibits, Networking
 11:00 – 11:15 Prize Drawings, Reminders, Survey Completion
 11:15 –  12:00 NNBA Convention 2015It is All in the Follow Up – Sharon Weinstein, MS, RN, CRNI, FACW, FAAN, CSP®
 12:00 –  1:00 Networking Luncheon (Exhibits will be re-opened at 12:30)
   1:00  –  1:15 Shark Tank Winner Announcement and Award
Two sessions
1:15  –  1:55

2:00  –  2:40

Round Table Sessions (Attendees are to pick any two)

  • Donna Cardillo – Speaking & Publicity
  • RNFM Radio – Podcasting
  • Steve Schmutzer – Launching Your Idea
  • Lorie Brown – Legal Nurse Consulting
  • Stella Nsong – Elder Care Business
  • Pauline Sanders – Independent Case Management
  • Nancy Brook – Best Business Service: Models and Standards
  • Louise Jakubik – Creating a Seminar Business
  • Brittney Wilson – Blogging and Social Media
   2:45 –  3:00 NNBA ConferenceMajor Announcements, Plans for Next Year’s 2017 Conference and Wrap-up – Michelle Podlesni, RN; President, NNBA; Founder, Unconventional Nurse®; CEO, Bloom Service Group, Inc.
Each of Friday’s Pre-Conferences are individually priced at $129.00 for NNBA Members and $179.00 for non-members.
The Main Conference (Saturday and Sunday) is priced at $349.00 for NNBA Members and $449.00 for non-members.

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