2018 National Nurses in Business Association National Conference

Educational Conference

Registration is CLOSED

Description ~ Speaker Times and Topics ~ Hotel Information

Description

This Conference is designed for nurses who 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 you need to start your own nursing business—or to make your current business even more successful, as well as exposing you to a wealth of alternative career options. In addition, the seven preconference workshops will give you in depth, how–to information, resources, and dozens of tips whether you are a novice or a seasoned pro.

The many opportunities for you to network is one of the most valued highlights of this conference. At the Networking Luncheons you will meet new friends, make business contacts and share ideas in an informal, relaxed and fun setting.

Now, more than ever, there are unlimited opportunities in nursing to achieve autonomy and take the lead in reframing nurse’s role in the delivery of healthcare services and programs. Thousands of nurses nationwide have already accomplished this by starting their own business and are enjoying independence, professional respect, and increased financial rewards.

To assist you in creating the most customized experience, we have created 4 tracks.

  • B is for aspiring/beginner entrepreneurs
  • E is for experienced/advanced entrepreneurs
  • F is a focused/specialty topic
  • A  applies to all levels of entrepreneurs

Register early to be assured of getting your desired selection because seating is limited. You have the option to change your mind and attend a different session on a space available basis. IMPORTANT: Once you are registered, you will receive a receipt via email. This email will contain a link to select and submit your concurrent breakout sessions.

Speaker Times and Topics – Conference Agenda

 

Registration is CLOSED Main Conference Agenda – Saturday, October 13, 2018
   7:30am –  8:30am Registration – Visit Exhibits
   8:30am –  8:45am Educational ConferenceWelcome
Michelle Podlesni, RN, President, National Nurses in Business Association, Unconventional Nurse®, CEO, Bloom Service Group, Inc.
   8:45am –  9:45am Educational 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 Educational ConferenceEducational ConferenceEducational ConferenceEducational 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 Educational ConferenceEducational ConferenceEducational ConferenceEducational ConferenceConcurrent Breakout Session #2 Tracks

  • 2B Candy Campbell, DNP, RN, CNL, FNAP – New Nurse Entrepreneur: Communication Skills
  • 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 – Attract Your Ideal Clients with SEO
   2:15pm –  2:30pm Stretch Break
   2:30pm –  3:30pm Educational ConferenceEducational ConferenceEducational ConferenceEducational 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 – Educational ConferenceOn your own to enjoy Las Vegas nightlife
Registration is CLOSED 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 Educational 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 Educational ConferenceEducational ConferenceEducational ConferenceEducational 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 – 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 Educational 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.
Registration pricing for the Main Conference (Saturday and Sunday) priced at $379.00 NNBA members and $479.00 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 10/1/2018.

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.

Registration is CLOSED Preconference Workshops – Friday, October 12, 2018
   8:00am –  11:45am Educational ConferenceSpeaking with Style for Fun and Profit – Donna Cardillo, RN, MA, CSP®
   8:00am – 11:45am Launching Your Nursing Education BusinessEducational Conference – Louise Jakubik, PhD, RN-BC, CSP®
   8:00am – 11:45am Educational ConferenceThe Hidden Fortune in Home and Community Based Elder Care – Stella Nsong, RN, CMC, CDP, LTCP
   8:00am – 11:45am Educational ConferenceNurse Blogging 101: Growing a Profitable Business and Community – Brittney Wilson, BSN RN
   1:00pm –  4:45pm Educational ConferenceSo You Need to Write? How to Write Like a Pro – Patricia Iyer, MSN, RN, LNCC
   1:00pm –  4:45pm Educational ConferenceEducational ConferenceThe Power of Podcasting and Facebook Video Livestream – Keith Carlson RN, BSN, NC-BC and Chioma Okeke, RN, BSN, PHN
   1:00pm –  4:45pm Educational ConferenceEducational 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.
Registration pricing for the Main Conference (Saturday and Sunday) priced at $379.00 NNBA members and $479.00 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 10/1/2018.

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.

Cancellations
Cancellations must be received in writing by September 12th, 2018, to qualify for a refund. A $75.00 cancellation fee will be deducted from your refund. Please allow 4 to 6 weeks for processing. Written cancellation requests can be emailed to admin@nnbanow.com or mailed to NNBA, P.O. Box 777951, Henderson, NV 89052.

Registration is CLOSED

Contact Hours

This Conference is an educational and professional development event. 12 eligible contact hours depending on which sessions are attended. Contact hours are provided by RT Connections, LLC. RT Connections is a provider approved by the California Board of Nursing, provider number CEP 16133.

Interested in Exhibiting or Sponsorship?

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Hotel Information

3 Amazing Days in World Famous, Las Vegas, Nevada for you and anyone that may be joining you for the fun!

Take a swim in one of pools, or enjoy world class massages, facial treatments, and nail services at the world famous Serenity Spa. Stretch out with a tropical cocktail under a palm tree and aquatic playground or workout at the state of the art Fitness Studio, all situated on the same level. Visit the casino where you can play every game imaginable. See world famous entertainers that will leave you spellbound. Feast at one of seven delicious restaurants at the Westgate Resort or you can take the famous monorail with access right outside Westgate’s door to fabulous locations on the strip.

Make reservations online by using the dedicated website available for NNBA participants. And use code SNNB8R or call (800) 635-7711 between 6:00am to 11:00pm (EST) daily.
https://aws.passkey.com/go/SNNB8R

A limited number of rooms have been blocked at special room rates of:

  • $89.00 Thursday night
  • $119.00 Friday night
  • $119.00 Saturday night
  • $89.00 Sunday night

Cutoff date for NNBA’s special rate room block is September 19, 2018. Be sure to identify yourself as National Nurses in Business Association Conference participant. Rooms book quickly – make your reservations early!

Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino (formerly the LVH – Las Vegas Hotel & Casino) is celebrated for its expansive variety of suites, abundant onsite amenities, superb customer service and prime location adjacent to the Las Vegas Convention Center. Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino boasts an extraordinary array of services and amenities, from the World’s Largest Race & Sports Book to the world-famous Benihana. In addition, Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino offers a Las Vegas Monorail onsite for easy access to the rest of the excitement on the Las Vegas Strip. See what’s new here: https://www.westgateresorts.com/hotels/nevada/las-vegas/westgate-las-vegas-resort-casino/overview/whats-new/ and you can view on-line pictures from our 2016 conference here: http://nnbanow.com/2016-nnba-conference/

Be empowered by surrounding yourself with savvy nurse business owners with diverse backgrounds, passions and pursuits. Have candid conversations, provocative thinking, innovative business ideas and how-to-solutions. This committed group of nurses will have you energized and empowered to build a thriving business. Have your challenges, concerns and questions addressed in this one-of-a-kind event. You will receive practical advice, feasible solutions and ideas on how to launch and grow your business from successful nurse business owners; from the stage, in smaller breakouts, group coaching sessions and networking. Nurses that have attended our past conferences often say that this conference is the most transformative and valuable conference they’ve ever attended. I think you’ll agree and I look forward to seeing you in October!

Michelle Podlesni, RN

President National Nurses in Business Association

 

 

Registration is CLOSED