Highlights include:

  • Keynote Address by national speaker, Seun Ross
  • Workshop for new or potential managers by national expert, Dale McCoy!
  • Up to 40 vendors!
  • Poster presentations!
  • Multiple tracks!
  • New Grad Track!
  • Beautiful venue at the Grand Sierra Resort!
  • Nurses Have Talent! Thursday evening


Thursday, November 30, 2017 at 8:00 AM PST
Friday, December 1, 2017 at 3:00 PM PST

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Grand Sierra Resort 
2500 E 2nd St
Reno, NV 89502

Driving Directions 


Margaret Curley 
Nevada Nurses Association 

Hotel rooms at the Grand Sierra are available at a for $51 per day, plus room tax, resort fee, and sales tax, until October 31, 2017. Reserve your rooms early to take advantage of this discounted rate.

You can call to make reservations. Refer to our Group Reservation ID: NURSES when calling the Grand Sierra Reservations Department at 1-800-648-5080

 Grand Sierra Resort

2500 E 2nd St
Reno, NV 89502


2017 Nevada Nurses Association/Nevada Organization of Nurse Leaders Convention 

Creating Our Vision for the Future

Join nursing colleagues and nursing students at the premier Nevada nursing convention of the year, which will be held November 30-December 1 at the beautiful Grand Sierra Resort in Reno. Take advantage of this great opportunity to earn CEUs while networking with Nevada nurses and vendors from around the country.

Who should attend? All Registered Nurses and Nevada nursing students!

Keynote Speakers

Keynote speaker, Seun Ross, will present "Applying Innovation to Nursing Challenges". She will present the national perspective on 

Dr. Ross is the Director of Nursing Practice & Work Environment at the American Nurses Association (ANA). She is also a published author, and lecturer on many topics within her research interests, which include evidence based practice, nurse retention, competency and developing/mentoring the novice RN. She is currently the President of the Chi Zeta Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau Nursing Honor Society, a member of the Academy of Healthcare Executives and holds certifications as a family nurse practitioner and nurse executive-advanced.

Dale McCoy, nationally-recognized expert on organizations and human systems development, will  present a 2 hour workshop, "Getting Better at Getting Better", designed to assist new or potential nurse managers, or those who want a refresher, to development the management skills to improve their results in performance management. 

Scheduled sessions include (subject to change):

  • Creating a culture of excellence 
  • Nevada Staffing Initiative and Exemplars
  • Expanding Nevada's Safe Staffing Initiative to rural hospital and LTCs
  • Hot topics
  • The Opioid Epidemic--The Role of Nursing + Meet AGs New Opioid Coordinator;  a nurse and special agent
  • Future of Healthcare in Nevada: ACA / Medicaid / ???
  • SBIRT (Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment)
  • Nurse Fatigue
  • Antimicrobial Stewardship
  • Succession Planning for the Coming Nursing Shortage
  • NEW! Special track on Thursday for new graduate nurses. Sessions include "Surviving the First Year", Mad Assessment and Documentation, Advancing Your Career,  and "Protecting Your License".
  • and more!

Join us on Thursday evening for a fun and entertaining "Nurses Have Talent" event. The Event boasts live professional performers along with nurses & student nurses  competing in the "Nurses Have Talent". All nurses, Certified Nursing Assistants, Licensed Practical Nurses, and Student Nurses interested in performing need to contact Talent@nvnursesfoundation.org and will receive Free admission with approval from the Entertainment Director. All proceeds support Nevada nursing scholarships, recognitions, and grants. For more information please visit NVNursesFoundation.org or call 775-560-1118.

Register Now!Full registration includes course fees and handouts, continental breakfast Thursday and Friday, lunch Thursday and Friday, refreshments at breaks, and a discounted rate for "Nurses Got Talent". 

Can't make it for both days? You can register for either day.

NEW! Vendor registration is now open. Please email or call for a vendor packet, or click here for more information.