#NNBA2017 – Conference Agenda

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Speaker Times and Topics

Pre-Conference Agenda – Friday, November 17, 2017
   8:00 –  1:00 Educational Conference Educational ConferenceNurse Blogging 101: Growing a Profitable Business and Community – Brittney Wilson, BSN, RN and Kati Kleber, BSN, RN, CCRN
   8:00 – 12:00 Educational ConferenceBusiness Basics Bootcamp – Donna Cardillo, RN, MA, CSP®
   8:00 – 12:00 Educational ConferenceLaunching Your Nursing Education Business – Louise Jakubik, PhD, RN-BC, CSP®
   1:00 – 4:30 Educational ConferenceThe Hidden Fortune in Community Based Elder Care – Stella Nsong, RN, CMC, CDP, LTCP
   1:00 –  4:00 Educational 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.

Main Conference Agenda – Saturday, November 18, 2017
   7:30 –  8:30 Registration – Visit Exhibits
   8:30 –  8:45 Educational ConferenceWelcome
Michelle Podlesni, RN, President, National Nurses in Business Association,
Unconventional Nurse®, CEO, Bloom Service Group, Inc.
   8:45 – 10:00 Educational ConferenceKeynote Address:  The Science of Passion-Creating a Formula for Success!
Donna Cardillo, RN, MA, CSP®
 10:00 – 10:15 Break, Visit Exhibitors and Networking
 10:15 – 11:15 Educational ConferenceFinding and Monetizing Your Niche, Identify Your Buyers, Audiences and Revenue Streams
Louise Jakubik, PhD, RN-BC, CSP®
 11:15 – 12:00 Educational 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 Educational ConferenceEducational ConferenceEducational 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 Educational ConferenceEducational ConferenceBreakout Session #2

  • Keith Carlson, RN, BSN, NC-BC – Using Authenticity as a Powerful Engine to Grow Your Business
  • Pat Iyer MSN, RN, LNCC – How to Build a Lucrative Legal Nurse Consultant Business
   3:30 –  4:30 Break / Get Ready for Being Social
   4:30 –  6:00 Educational ConferenceSocial Hour!  Connect and Mingle, Networking, Fun and Games at the Run Row Tiki Hut
   6:00 – Dinner on Your Own
Register Now Main Conference Agenda – Sunday, November 19, 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 Educational Conference
NNBA 2017 Shark Tank Competition
 10:00 – 10:15 Break, Visit Exhibits, Networking
 10:15 –  11:10 Educational ConferenceFrom the Boardroom to the Stage, How to Captivate and Engage Your Audience
Renee Thompson, DNP, RN, CMSRN
 11:10 –  12:00 Educational 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
  • Pat Iyer – Legal Nurse Consulting
   2:30 –  2:45 Break, Visit Exhibits, Networking
   2:45 –  3:15 Educational 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.

 

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Description ~ Hotel Info ~ Speaker Topics and Times Below:

Educational ConferenceAspiring Nurse Entrepreneurs, Nurse Entrepreneurs, Self-Employed Nurses, and Nurses in Business will be meeting the weekend of November 17 – 19, 2017 in St. Pete Beach, Florida. This conference is designed for nurses that are thinking about starting a business, those already in business, those looking for career alternatives and those looking for additional income streams. More than 20 sessions presented by nationally acclaimed speakers, leading nurse entrepreneurs and inspirational business leaders!  Discover emerging trends and opportunities, learn how to transition from where you are to where you want to be.  Network and collaborate to grow or expand your current business and more.

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 nursing business
  • Ideas for your own nursing business

Participate in a mixed agenda format conducive for connecting, creating, learning and sharing; plus eligible contact hours.

 

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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 business owners looking for collaboration, expansion and development of additional revenue streams
  • Nurses interested in meeting like-minded colleagues and extending your network

3 Sunny Days on St. Pete Beach, Florida!

Hotel

Educational ConferenceExperience St. Pete Beach at the Sirata Beach Resort!

The Sirata Beach Resort overlooks the sparkling white sand of St. Pete Beach. The Sirata offers a selection of comfortable guest rooms and suites with welcoming amenities, and stunning water views. Each guest receives access to a variety of amenities, including three swimming pools, a fitness center, and Wi-Fi access among others. The Sirata goes above and beyond as one of the best event venues and conference centers in St. Petersburg. The resort offers three signature restaurants and two of the best beachfront bars in St. Pete, so great food and good fun are never far away!

Making Hotel Reservations On-line

Educational ConferenceYou can download a Reservation Request Form and either email or fax to the Sirata.

You can also simply call the Sirata Reservations department at (800) 344-5999 between 7:00 am and 10:00 pm (EST) Monday through Friday or between 8:00am and 10:00pm (EST) on Saturday and Sunday.  You must reference the National Nurses in Business Association’s 2017 event to obtain a special discounted group rate.