I have a secret that I want to share with you.
Promise not to judge me?
I am a full-blown Conference Nerd.
Still my friend?
I have, for years, spent a lot of time and money attending nursing conferences. I love them all, no matter the topic - emergency nursing, pediatric care, pre-hospital, nurse wellness, hospice, burns, trauma. I have been to a lot. I have seen many lectures. I loved every minute of it.
Now my conference passion is taking on a new form - I am getting to be a conference speaker!! This conference season, I am SO EXCITED to be presenting at some of my favorite conferences!!!
This month, I have already presented at San Francisco ENA's TraumaCon3 (see ridiculous photo above) and will be heading to PIttsburgh, PA next week to present at the Emergency Nurses Association national conference, ENA18!!
In October, I will be in Walnut Creek, CA at East Bay ENA's For Nurses, By Nurses Conference. And in November, I'll be heading to Orlando, FL to co-present with my collaborator & favorite human, Allison Shuttleworth, at the ENA Fall Regional Symposium.
I am geeking out over here.
At ENA18, I will not only will I getting to share the stage with some of my favorite nurse speakers, I will be getting to brag about all of the amazing work that my emergency department has done to enhance the pediatric care for our littlest patients and their families!
That's a straight win-win.
I love conferences because of the networking, the education and the feeling of camaraderie that you feel among the engaged nurses in attendance. At conferences I'm not a nerd, I'm just one of the gang.
What are your favorite conferences? I would love to learn about them and expand my conference roster for 2019. Drop me a line with your suggestions or invitations (just a hope...) - firstname.lastname@example.org
- Sarah @ New Thing Nurse
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About the Author - Sarah K. Wells, MSN, RN, CEN, CNL is an educator, speaker, blogger and owner of New Thing Nurse, a professional and academic coaching company for the nursing world. New Thing Nurse is organized to provide support and guidance to aspiring nurses, newly graduated nurses, and veteran RNs looking to make a change in their life.
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