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Deadline for Conference Registration: March 20, 2014

WELCOME TO MUSIC CITY

NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF CATHOLIC NURSES-USA

ANNUAL CONFERENCE

The ART OF NURSING: BEYOND TECHNOLOGY

            MARCH 21-23, 2014

            NASHVILLE, TN

Whether you are coming to Nashville for the first time, or are a return visitor to the Music City, you have a treat in store. Nashville’s connection to music is unequaled, and its reputation as Music City has been consistently proven for over 200 years. Welcome to the city where music is written, recorded and performed every single day.Nashville

As with the conference the planning committee, has created a program that will explore the emerging trends and the moral challenges inherent in healthcare today, specifically for Catholic Nurses. I hope you discover many magical opportunities to learn, collaborate, network and have fun at this year’s conference

CONFERENCE OBJECTIVES
1. Examine the nursing issues related to the interface of caring and technology in light of moral teaching.
2. Describe methods to assist nurses and patients when they experience moral conflicts with a pro-view of life in the health care setting.
3. Explore the role of the nurses in the current health care climate and health care systems.
4. Discuss ways that the nurse can influence health policy on the national and state level as well as within their own employment setting.

NURSING ACCREDITATION
This activity has been submitted to the Missouri Nurses Association for approval to award 6 Nursing contact hours. The Missouri Nurses Association is accredited as an approver of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

CANCELLATION POLICY
REGISTRATION DEADLINE: March 14, 2014
Full Refunds less a $75 processing fee if cancelled by March 7, 2014
No refunds will be made after March 7, 2014

GENERAL INFORMATION
The conference will be held at Maxwell House Hotel and Aquinas College.
** Mass at St. Cecilia Motherhouse across the street from the hotel. Complimentary shuttle will be available. 

CONFERENCE SCHEDULE

FRIDAY, MARCH 21 – MILLENNIUM MAXWELL HOTEL

4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Registration and Check-in

6:00 p.m.     Welcome – NACN President Alma Abuelouf, BSN, RN, FCN

6:00 p.m.     Dinner with Key Note Speaker Debra Hanna, PhD, RN
“Nursing An Invisible Ill: How Nurses Can See Patient’s Moral Distress”

8:30 p.m.     Evening Prayers

SATURDAY, MARCH 22, 2014

**Breakfast on your own

7:15 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. Opening Mass at Motherhouse;
            Most Reverend Bishop David Choby, Bishop of Nashville, Celebrant

9:30 a.m.   Gathering at Aquinas College

10:00 a.m.  Plenary Session   “Caring and Conscience in Conflict”
Dr. Marie Hilliard, JCL, PhD, RN

11:00 a.m.   Break; Silent Auction, Posters, Vendors

11:30 a.m.   Scholarly Presentation A. “Fertility Health Literacy”
Mary Lee Barron, PHD, RN

12:30 p.m.  Networking Lunch Luncheon Optional Session
“How Local Councils Support our Caring Ministry”
Alma Abuelouf, BSN, RN, FCN, Jane Cardea, PhD., RN

1:30 p.m.     “Teen Star”
Dr. Hanna Klaus, MD

2:30 p.m.     Break; Silent Auction, Posters, Vendors

3:00 p.m.     “Care of the Aging: In the Steps of the Divine Physician”
Sr. Mary Diana Dreger, OP, MD

4:00 p.m.     Closing Prayers

Evening Events on Your Own

SUNDAY, MARCH 23 –  MILLENNIUM MAXWELL HOTEL

** Breakfast on your own

7:15 a.m.     Mass at Motherhouse

9:00 a.m.     Scholarly Presentation B.
“Developing Nursing students’ spiritual awareness through simulating end-of-life care of a Catholic patient.”
Margaret Fink, Ed.D., RN

10:00 a.m.   Break

10:20 a. m. Panel “Member Engagement on the Future: How to Impact It”

11:20 a.m.   Business Meeting

12:00 p.m.  Closing prayer; Evaluation and Departure

SILENT AUCTION SATURDAY, MARCH 22, 2014

To support NACN Nursing Scholarships. Please contact Jane Cardea at
jcardea@sbcglobal.net if you are interested in contributing a silent auction item.

LODGING INFORMATION

MILLENNIUM MAXWELL HOUSE
2025 Rosa L Parks Blvd, Nashville, TN 37228
www.maxwellhousehotel.com       (800) 457-4460
Reservation Deadline:  February 19, 2014
Please mention Group code 1404CATHOL to receive a special rate of $103.

OTHER LODGINGS NEARBY
La Quinta Metro center/North Rhodes Park
0.67 miles from Millennium Maxwell House
2001 Rosa Parks Drive, Nashville TN 37228       Tel. No. 615-259-2130

Spring Hill Suites
Metro center/North Rhodes Park
0.73 miles from Millennium Maxwell House
250 Athens Way, Nashville TN 37228         Tel. No. 615-244-5474

TRANSPORTATION INFORMATION

By Air: Nashville Airport. A complimentary shuttle is available to the hotel.
Call the hotel when arrived.

By Road: Travel I-40 (West) through downtown Nashville to exit #208 which is 65 North. Take 65 North, Exit # 85. Rosa L. Parks Boulevard. Turn left, and at the second stop light turn left again.

AQUINAS COLLEGE
4210 Harding Pike, Nashville, TN 37205

Directions to Aquinas College from Millennium Maxwell House Hotel
*Approximately 8 minutes from Maxwell House
Start out going South on Rosa L Parks Blvd/TN-12 S/US-41-A S toward Dominican Dr.
Merge onto I-65 S toward Huntsville; Merge onto I-40 W via EXIT 84-B on the left toward Memphis.
Merge onto I-440 E via EXIT 206 on the left toward Knoxville.
Merge onto US-70-S W/TN-1 W via EXIT 1-A.
4210 HARDING PIKE is on the right

St. Cecilia Motherhouse
801 Dominican Dr, Nashville, TN 37228

ENJOY NASHVILLE
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