Saturday, August 18, 2018 from 8:55 AM to 6:00 PM PDT
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Registration begins at 8:00 a.m. Symposium begins at 8:55 a.m..


Great Basin College 
1500 College Parkway
Elko, NV 89801

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Margaret Curley 
Nevada Nurses Association 


This one-day Symposium will provide valuable training for health care providers, with a focus on disaster preparedness.

Recommended for: registered nurses,  APRNs,  LPNs, student nurses, EMTs, paramedics, peace officers, and others.

Cost of $10 for NNA members, $25 for non-NNA members, and free for nursing students, includes refreshments at breaks and lunch.

7.5 Nursing CEUs pending, EMT credits applied for

Three Elko hotels are offering deals for participants:

The Quality Inn is offering discounted rate for conference participants of $79 per night.

Quality Inn & Suites Elko

(775) 777-8000 

Ledgestone Hotel Elko

(775) 738-2200

Participants can request to book with Nevada Nurse Association / Medical rate which is $89.

Hilton Garden Inn

(775) 777-1200

For August 17 and 18 if participants choose. Rate $89.00 No obligations.



Rural and Frontier Health Care Symposium 


Join us in Elko for this outstanding opportunity

Rural and frontier nurses and other health care providers are invited to join us for this one-day training at Great Basin College, presented by the NNA Rural and Frontier Nurses Advisory Committee, along with NNA Districts 1 and 3. The day will feature outstanding presenters, important topics, networking opportunities, and CEU’s. Price includes refreshments at breaks and lunch.

Highlights include:
  • Outstanding faculty!

  • Vendors!

  • Nursing CEU’s!

  • Networking opportunities!


8:00 Registration/Vendors

8:55-9:00 Welcome Heidi Johnston, DNP

9:00-10:00 The opioid crisis as a public health emergency; trends, patterns, and implications for your practice Terry Kerns, PhD, MSN

10:00-11:00 -  Las Vegas Disaster Lessons Learned Chris Lake,PhD, NHA

11:00-11:15 Break (snacks)/vendors

11:15-12:15 Psychological 1st Aid/Stress Management after disasters Danel Lipparelli , LSW

12:15-1:15- Lunch is provided

NNA Election Campaign– Meet the NNA Candidates and Visit the Exhibitors

1:00-3:00- Stop the Bleed Basic and Train the Trainers Carl Bottorf, RN, AMR and Flying ICU

3:00-3:30 Pediatric Sepsis Scott Lamprecht, DNP, APRN

3:30-4:00 Pediatric Sudden Cardiac Arrest  Scott Lamprecht, DNP, APRN

4:00-4:15 – Break/vendors

4:15-5:00Starting the Conversation: End of Life Discussions, Understanding Care Options, and Nevada POLSTJulie Wagner, PhD, MSN, RN

5:00-5:45 SANE Nursing Norah Lusk , BSN, RN

7.5 Nursing CEUs pending, EMT Continuing education credits and POST credits applied for

On August 17 from 5-8 p.m., participants and their guests are invited to join us for a Mixer and Barbecue in the Elko Main City park for $5 per person.

Symposium cost is $10 for NNA members, $25 for non-members, and free for nursing students. Visit www.nvnurses.org and follow the links to register.

Many thanks to our event exhibitors who help to make this event possible!