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Fitzgerald Health Education Associates
Nurse Practitioner Certification Course

Holland America's ms Oosterdam

Mexican Riviera Conference from San Diego, CA.
January 28 - February 4, 2006

This conference has already sailed, but that doesn't mean you have to miss the boat! Click here to see our complete schedule of upcoming programs.

Seminar Length: 12.00(Hrs) Contact Hours: 14.40
Early Bird Price: $275.00

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.
Target Audience
Nurse Practitioners
Program Purpose / Objectives
Topics:
  • Drug Update: What's hot, what's not
  • Dangerous Liaisons: Case studies in drug interactions
  • Worst Case Scenario: Uncommon Outcomes in Common Diseases
  • Prescribing antimicrobials in the face of resistant organisms
  • Unexpected Consequences: The positive and negative impact of Psychotropic, Diabetic and OTC Medications on Cardiovascular Health
  • Metabolic syndrome, T2DM, PCOS: Assessing and treating the many faces of insulin resistance,
  • (all topics are pharmacology related contact hours)

    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.
    Faculty
    Margaret A. Fitzgerald, MS, APRN, BC, FAANP is the President and the Principal Lecturer of Fitzgerald Health Education Associates, Inc., a national provider of NP Board Certification Review and ongoing continuing education for NP's. In addition, she is a Family Nurse Practitioner at the Greater Lawrence Family Health Center, Lawrence, MA where her clinical practice focuses on the primary care of multigenerational Latino families and adults with chronic physical and mental health problems. She also is a Visiting Professor at University of Massachusetts, Worcester, MA, Simmons College, Boston, MA and the Greater Lawrence Family Health Center Family Practice Residency Program.

    Ms. Fitzgerald is the recipient of two national Excellence in Speaking awards as well as a Professional Member of the National Speakers Association. In presentations on clinical pharmacology, assessment and laboratory diagnosis in 37 states, and 7 countries, she has provided programs for NPACE, the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, the American Heart Association, University of Colorado, the American College of Nurse Practitioners as well as many state NP associations and meetings. Ms. Fitzgerald is a charter fellow in the Fellows of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, recipient of the Outstanding Nurse Award for Clinical Practice by the Merrimac Valley Area Health Education Center and featured as one of the nation's 25 most influential NPs by the Nurse Practitioner Journal.

    She is the Certification Issues Column Editor for Advance for Nurse Practitioners and a member of the Editorial Board for the Nurse Practitioner Journal and Clinical Excellence for Nurse Practitioners. She is also the former Associate Clinical Editor for Clinical Excellence and the Pharmacology Column editor for The Journal of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. Her publications include more than 50 articles, audio and videotape programs, monographs, book chapters, a health assessment text, Concepts and Activities in Health Assessment and a NP review text, Study Guide for the Nurse Practitioner Certification Examination and Practice Preparation. She serves as a Consultant and Guest Faculty for various health-related industries including F. A. Davis Company, Bristol Myers Squibb, Pfizer, Mosby, Lippincott Williams and Wilkins, Pharmacia & Upjohn, 3M, GlaxoSmithKline, Searle, Ortho-McNeil, Astra Zeneca, Wyeth-Ayerst, Merck, Medical Education Systems, Inc. and Medical Crossfire.

    Ms. Fitzgerald is certified as a Family Nurse Practitioner by the American Nurses Credentialing Center. She is an active member of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, American College of Nurse Practitioners, American Nurses Association, Massachusetts Coalition of Nurse Practitioners, National Speakers Association and National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties.

    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
    DATE PORTS
    ARRIVE
    DEPART
    Sat Jan 28 San Diego, CA.
    -
    5:00pm
    Sun Jan 29 Cruising the Pacific Ocean
    -
    -
    Mon Jan 30 Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
    8:00am
    6:00pm
    Tue Jan 31 Mazatlan, Mexico
    8:00am
    6:00pm
    Wed Feb 1 Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
    8:00am
    10:00pm
    Thu Feb 2 At Sea
    -
    -
    Fri Feb 3 Cruising the Pacific Ocean
    -
    -
    Sat Feb 4 San Diego, CA
    7:00am
    -

    Ports of Call
    Cabo San Lucas - Championship golf courses, world-class deep sea fishing and incredible diving opportunities have transformed Cabo San Lucas, a once sleepy fishing town located on the southern tip of the Baja California Peninsula, into one of the most popular resort destinations in Mexico. Rolling sand dunes and hidden coves dot a countryside ringed by some of the most famous and often-photographed rock formations in the world.
    Mazatlan, Mexico - If you're ready to experience some of the finest sailing and sport fishing available, then you're ready for Mazatlan. This is an exquisite seaside resort by anyone's standards. Of course, you don't have to partake in world-class water sports to enjoy Mazatlan. You can relax on one of its soft-sand beaches caressed by trade winds that are even softer. Or shop for silver jewelry and Mexican crafts in the shops of "The Golden Zone", where you can also celebrate your purchases at one of the area's lively cantinas.
    Puerto Vallarta, Mexico - Puerto Vallarta has all the amenities of a classic beach resort ‐ surf, sand and sun‐ but it also offers so much more. Perfect for honeymooners, families and seniors alike, Puerto Vallarta offers sport fishing, golfing, horseback riding, hiking and whale watching. Boasting mountains, jungles, beaches, rivers, and waterfalls, this port is completely different from any other destination in Mexico. Puerto Vallarta is a modern destination that remains loyal to its traditional Mexican roots. And that's just scratching the surface.
    San Diego, California - Sunshine and fun are business as usual in San Diego. Walk on Coronado Island's sandy beach, take in the elegant streetscapes of the historic district, have a wild time at the famous San Diego Zoo or a whale of a good time at Sea World.

    Our staff can assist you with all your travel arrangements.

    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.
    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.
    Cruise Pricing

    Prices below are for the full cruise including meals and evening entertainment

    Cancellation Penalties vary by cruise line and by sailing date - Please verify with our representative the penalties for your particular sailing.
    Category
    Accommodation Description
    Cabin Rate
    K
    Large Inside - 2 lower or 1 queen, shower
    $574.00
    I
    Large Inside - 2 lower or 1 queen, shower
    $614.00
    GG
    Large or Standard OceanView Stateroom - 2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, bathtub & shower. Approx. 185 sq. ft. All G-category staterooms have a partial sea view. All GG-category staterooms have fully obstructed views. All H- & HH-category staterooms have fully obstructed views
    $694.00
    G
    Large or Standard Inside Stateroom - 2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, bathtub & shower. Approx. 185 sq. ft. All G-category staterooms have a partial sea view. All GG-category staterooms have fully obstructed views. All H- & HH-category staterooms have fully obstructed views
    $719.00
    D
    Large OceanView - 2 lower or 1 queen, bathtub with shower
    $769.00
    VD
    Deluxe Verandah Outside Staterooms
    2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, bath & shower, sitting area, private verandah, floor-to-ceiling windows.

    $894.00
    VC
    Deluxe Verandah Outside Staterooms
    2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, bath & shower, sitting area, private verandah, floor-to-ceiling windows.
    $929.00
    VB
    Deluxe Verandah Outside Staterooms
    2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, bath & shower, sitting area, private verandah, floor-to-ceiling windows.

    $964.00
    VA
    Deluxe Verandah Outside Staterooms
    2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, bath & shower, sitting area, private verandah, floor-to-ceiling windows.
    $999.00
    SS
    Superior Verandah Suites 2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, bathroom with dual sink vanity, full-size whirlpool bath & shower & additional shower stall, large sitting area, dressing room, private verandah, 1 sofa bed for 1 person, floor-to-ceiling windows.

    $1344.00
    3rd/4th in Cabin $ 390.00 per person. Port Charges, Taxes & Fees $212.19
    Deposit $350.00 per person. Check for cancellation policy.
    PRICING SUBJECT TO CHANGE: Although subject to change at any time, the listed prices are generally available up to about 90 days before sailing; at that time they convert to typically higher, market rates. Rates offered directly by the cruise line and quoted by our agents are also subject to change at any time, can be withdrawn at any time and are capacity controlled.
    CANCELLATION PENALTY POLICY WILL APPLY: Cancellation policies vary by cruise line, itinerary and length of cruise. When reserving your stateroom, please review the policy applicable to this cruise with our staff. We strongly recommend Travel Insurance to cover the unexpected.
    FUEL SUPPLEMENT: Cruiselines may implement a fuel surcharge depending on the price of crude oil.
    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.

    TravelSafe.comPlease visit TravelSafe.com for travel insurance information.

    Cruise Line cancellation policies are strictly enforced. For that reason, we urge all of our travelers to carefully consider whether travel insurance is a good value for them.

    Certainly, if you have reason to think that "something might come up" that might force you to cancel, travel insurance is worth the cost of the premium. Examples we've seen in the past include ill or frail family members and changes in employment causing relocation.

    If travel insurance is the right choice for you, we recommend TravelSafe. To visit their site and explore your options click here or on the link above; this link allows you to price out the insurance plan you prefer. The cruise lines also offer travel insurance and we'd be happy to help you go that route if you'd prefer. The cruise lines also offer travel insurance and we'd be happy to help you go that route if you'd prefer.

    What Our Travel Insurance Can Cover:

    • Trip Cancellation & Interruption
    • Baggage/Personal Effects Loss & Dealy
    • Missed Connection
    • Medical Expense/Emergency Evacuation
    • Non-Medical Emergency Evacuation
    • Accidental Death
    • On-Call 24 Hour Assistance Services
    • Some plans even include cancel for any reason