Schedule of Events

66th Annual WSNA Convention 


3:00-6:00        Registration

6:00-7:00        Dinner

                        Welcoming Address from WSNA President, Kayla Nyseth

7:30-9:00        Nursing Olympics



7:00-10:00      Registration

7:30-9:00        Continental Breakfast

7:30-10:30      Exhibit Hall

8:45-9:45        How to Run for the WSNA Board of Directors Q&A Session

9:30-11:30      Advisors Workshop

10:00-1100     Breakout Session #1

 o   Mary Canales   - Community Hidden Hunger-A Community-Academic Partnership to Explore Food Insecurity

o   Laura Moon-Setting up and running blood drives.

o   Chelsea Gates, RN- NICU nursing

o   Kaplan

10:45-11:30    Auction and Raffle

11:30-12:15    Lunch

12:15-1:15      Keynote Speaker   

o   Cheryl Lapp, RN Professor, The Hidden Scourge of Human Trafficking: What Nurses Will Face

1:15-2:15        Breakout Session #2

o   Luke Sticht, CCRN, "Navy Nursing in War and Humanitarian Missions"

o   Hurst?

o   Lisa Schiller PhD, APNP, FNP-BC; Caitlin Gardner, SN UWEC; Kaitlyn VanAsten, SN UWEC "Compañeros en Salud Y Seguridad / Partners in Health and Safety:  Bringing Services to the Farm"

Genevieve M. Thul, PhD, RN "Surviving suicide: Mental health issues in care providers"

2:30-3:30        Breakout Session #3

o   Edgewood Group, “Cambodia Nursing and Sustainable Water Filter Project” 

o   Eric Gass- Obamacare and what nurses need to know

o   Dr. Paul Kaldjian "The Place of Food: Where it has gone, why it matters and how to get it back"

o  Dorothy Kassahn- Aurora Mental Health Nurse

3:45-6:00        House of Delegates

6:00-6:30        Candidate’s Reception

6:30                 Dinner on your own and Water Park entry



7:30-8:15        WSNA Board of Directors Elections

8:30-9:30        Breakout Session #4

o   Cacia Scheler, "Year One: True Confessions of a New Grad Working in the ICU"

o   CeCelia Zorn, “Once a Nurse…Always a Nurse

o   Jennifer Weitzel, “Health Ministries for Haiti and Mission Work”

o   Nancy Kwiesielewicz, HR “Applying for jobs and interview tips”

9:30-10:45      Brunch

                        Scholarship and Award Recipient Announcements

                        Closing Remarks