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2012 NNA State Convention.

The Convention titled "Healthy Nurses--Healthy Workplaces: Empowerment in Action" was held October 5 & 6, 2012 at the Grand Sierra Resort in Reno, Nevada. The Convention kicked off Friday night with a well attended Mix and Mingle/ Legislative Meet and Greet. Many legislators and candidates attended as well as nurses and nursing students. Nurses and nursing students had the opportunity to speak with legislators and candidates about political issues affecting nurses and their patients. Thank you Sandy Olguin and your planning committee for organizing such a great event.

Saturday, the Convention's keynote speaker was Kathy Lloyd, MSN, RN, LCCE, CLE, CNM, Perinatal CNS. Kathy gave a great presentation titled Motivation to Change. The other presenters were: Salli Vannucci, MSN, RN, GCPH, Bruce Crawford, MD, Billie D. Henning, Elizabeth Fildes, EdD, RN, CNE, CARN-AP, Peggy Peed, RN, Jen Richards, PhD, RN, CNRN, Valerie Clark, BSN, RHU, Lynnda Dee English, Joe Dibble, RD, Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, Tom Lavin, MFT, LADC, ACATA, Jennifer Welch, RN, BSN, CCE & Michelle Martin, and Kurt Sturgeon, BS. Thank you to all of our great speakers.

In addition to all the excellent presentations, there were poster presentations, exhibitors and raffle prizes. Thank you to our exhibitors and sponsors for making this Convention possible:

* Silver--Arthur Davis Publishing, Bard Access Systems, PRCS, Toshiba Business Solutions, UNR Orvis School of Nursing.

* Bronze--Calmoseptine, Immunize Nevada, Carrington College

* Pewter--Convatec, Grand Canyon University, Great Basin College, Kaplan Nursing, Nevada Public Health Foundation and Sierra Surgery Hospital

Our Convention Planning Committee, Margaret Curley, Karen Eisenberg, Sarina Gould, Michelle Hughes, Christy Apple-Johnson, Sandy Olguin, Betty Razor, Linda Saunders, Debi Ingraffi-Strong, Julie Wagner and Sarah Warmbrodt worked hard to make this convention a great success. We appreciate what you do.

Thank you to the nursing students who attended the Mix and Mingle and the Convention and to all the nursing students who volunteered their time to help make this convention a great success.

Nicki Aaker, MSN, MPH, RN

Convention Planning Committee Chair
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Date:Feb 1, 2013
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