TAMPA, FL – Over 1,000 nurse leaders, educators and clinicians gather in the Sunshine State this March for the 2017 American Nurses Association annual conference, Translating Quality Into Practice, held March 8-10 at the Tampa Convention Center.
Three days of general and specialized breakout sessions present nurses with in-depth discussion on cutting edge and timely topics in a changing health care environment, offering techniques to leverage data and technology to streamline work and improve patient care, and maintain a balance between personal and professional well being.
Agenda highlights include:
THURSDAY, 3/9 – 8-9:30AM
OPENING KEYNOTE: Health Care Innovation: Shifting Decision-Making to Consumers
Many factors affect the entire health care spectrum, in settings from acute to non-acute care. Patients are now savvy consumers, signaling a major transformation in health care. With so many choices, how are they making decisions for optimal health? How does this impact nursing?
THURSDAY, 3/9 – 1-2PM
Workplace Violence – The most devastating result of violence to health care professionals is their inability to feel safe at work, which can adversely impact every aspect of their jobs.
THURSDAY, 3/9 – 5:30-6:30PM
TOWN HALL MEETING – Health Policy in Real Time: Update from Washington, DC
A panel of industry experts, including ANA President Pamela Cipriano, PhD, RN, FAAN and Florida Senators Marco Rubio (R) (invited) and Bill Nelson (D) (invited) as they discuss the latest developments surrounding Congress’ efforts to reform our nation’s health care system, and the potential impact on the nursing profession.
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The American Nurses Association (ANA) is the premier organization representing the interests of the nation’s 3.6 million registered nurses. ANA advances the nursing profession by fostering high standards of nursing practice, promoting a safe and ethical work environment, bolstering health and wellness of nurses, and advocating on health care issues that affect nurses and the public. ANA is at the forefront of improving the quality of healthcare for all. For more information, visit www.nursingworld.org.