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NY Nurses present their 17th Annual Seminar at Sea
Evidence-Based Practice: Are you Ready for the Challenge?

Royal Caribbean's Magnificent Oasis of the Seas
Royal Caribbean's Oasis of the Seas

7-Night Western Caribbean Cruise Conference
from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
February 1 - 8, 2014

Conference Registration Fee $350.00
Up to 19.5 Contact Hours

All questions regarding the cruise, travel, hotel, and travel insurance should be directed to Continuing Education Inc. by calling toll free 1-800-422-0711.
If you have questions about the educational content, class agenda, handouts, independent study or continuing nursing education through NYSNA, please contact Halya Hebert, MS, RN, Associate Director, Nursing Education & Practice Department at halya.hebert@nysna.org; or call 518-782-9400 or toll free in NY 800-724-6976, ext. 282.

IMPORTANT NOTE: All conferees, their families, and guests must book their cruise within the CEI meeting group through Continuing Education, Inc./University at Sea® at 800-422-0711 or by registering online. This ensures our company can provide conference services and complimentary social amenities to all meeting participants and their guests. Thank you for your cooperation.
Civita Allard, MS, RN is a nationally known speaker who has presented seminars and workshops across the country on a variety of subjects to diverse audiences. She is well known for her work in achieving success in identifying strategies for turning complex concepts into easily understandable ideas. She has presented in such areas as critical thinking, evidence based practice, conflict resolution, medical surgical nursing, test taking strategies, clinical reasoning, documentation, management skills and customer service to name a few. She has written questions for the NCLEX for 17 years, and has consulted with major educational firms and universities in test taking, curriculum, and leadership/management. She has been affiliated with Excelsior College for over 25 years, assisting in item writing, curriculum development, and the clinical performance in nursing examination. Civita is a retired CAPTAIN, NC, Navy Reserve. Additionally, she is a retired Professor of Nursing, and has been awarded the New York State Chancellors Award for Excellence in Teaching, the Alumni of Merit award, and has been named to the SUNY (New York State) Honor Role. Declaration of vested interest: None

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Target Audience
Registered Nurses
Program Purpose / Objectives
Upon completion of this seminar, the participant will be able to:
  1. Identify the components contained in the development of Evidence Based Practice in a practical setting
  2. Discuss the "why" behind existing methods and processes in the search for improvement.
  3. Participate in developing basic questions that will impact on evidence based practice.
  4. Convert your information need into an answerable question.
  5. Identify two strategies that will assist the novice researcher in formulating and researching the practice question.
  6. Apply the findings to clinical practice while looking at how adequate staffing will enhance the interest in evidence based practice
Conference Sessions generally take place on days at sea (as itinerary allows), giving you plenty of time to enjoy your meals, evenings and ports of call with your companion, family and friends.
Questions? Call us at 800-422-0711.
We can assist you with all your travel arrangements. We'd be happy to help you plan your flights, hotels or tours before and/or after your cruise conference.
Cruise Itinerary
Sat Feb 1 Ft. Lauderdale, Florida - 5:00pm
Sun Feb 2 At Sea Cruising - -
Mon Feb 3 Labadee, Haiti 8:00am 5:00pm
Tue Feb 4 Falmouth, Jamaica 10:30am 7:00pm
Wed Feb 5 At Sea Cruising - -
Thu Feb 6 Cozumel, Mexico 8:00am 7:00pm
Fri Feb 7 At Sea Cruising - -
Sat Feb 8 Ft. Lauderdale, Florida 6:15am -

Please note that our shore excursions are operated separately and
independently of those offered by the cruise line.