For Immediate Release
Contact: Erin Silk, 518-782-9400, ext. 224
LATHAM, Aug 28, 2009 - The New York State Nurses Association will host the first National Legislative Conference for Nurses, Nov. 9-11 at Disney’s BoardWalk Resort, Orlando, Fla. Nurses nationwide will gather to share best practices in advocating for themselves, their profession, and their patients.
The theme of the conference, “Finding Our Voice: Legislative Advocacy for Nurses,” will address the finer points of connecting with state and federal legislators and holding them accountable for improved health care for all. The keynote speaker will be Suzanne Gordon, nationally recognized author on nursing and popular healthcare lecturer.
Attendees will have the opportunity to question panel experts from the field in sessions such as “Protecting Patients Through Legislative Advocacy,” “Environmental Health: The Legislative Landscape,” “Staffing is the Issue, Information is the Key,” and “Nurses’ Rights as Employees: Labor Law Update.” Continuing education hours will be awarded. The fee for the conference is $375 for the three days and attendees can take advantage of a special rate of $159 per night for hotel accommodations.
For more information, and to register for the conference, visit nysna.org.
The New York State Nurses Association is the voice for nursing in the Empire State. With more than 37,000 members, it is the state's largest union and professional association for registered nurses. It supports nurses and nursing practice through education, research, legislative advocacy, and collective bargaining.