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Controversial Issues: Changes Affecting the Nursing Profession Today and in the Future

7-Night Hawaii Cruise Conference
Round-trip Honolulu, Oahu
January 27 - February 3, 2018

Norwegian Cruise Lines's One of a Kind  NCL’s <em> Pride of America</em>
NCL’s Pride of America

11 Contact Hours & 7 Hours of Independent Study

Conference Registration Fee : $350

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, please contact Lucille Sollazzo, BSN, RN, Associate Director, Nursing Education & Practice Department at lucille.sollazzo@nysna.org; or call 212-785-0157 or toll free in NY 1-888-551-3112.

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
Nurses
Program Purpose / Objectives
Controversial Issues: Changes Affecting the Nursing Profession Today and in the Future (11 CH / 1.1 CEU)

The practice of nursing has always included controversies regarding best care practices for our patients. Controversial issues in nursing practice encourages discussion of research, best practices, experiences, and ultimately results in improving the quality of care we provide our patients. Because of the vulnerability of patients, nurses struggle over ethical and practical resolution of numerous controversial issues. This program will provide a forum for knowledgeable debate on the important issues that nurses face today, including medical cannabis, savior siblings, exclusion criteria in organ transplants and emergency services, futile care, DNA banking, and chemical sterilization. The current state of knowledge, questions to be answered, and future directions will be analyzed. This program will provide nurses the opportunity to reflect on conflicting viewpoints and develop your own thoughts on demands being made for the nursing profession and the difficult issues affecting today's health care delivery and nursing practice.

At the conclusion of this program, the participant will be able to:
  • Describe various controversial issues in the 21st century: 1 Hour
    1.5 Hours meeting with Hawaiian Nurses Association (Jan 27, 1-3:30 pm)
  • Discuss deviations from traditional practices in nursing : 2 Hours (Jan 28, 7-9 am)
  • Analyze opposing viewpoints and perspectives on ethical theories guiding nursing practice: 2 Hours (Jan 30th, 7-9 am)
  • Synthesize research findings and personal experiences and viewpoints regarding controversial nursing practices: 3 Hours (Feb 01, 7-10 am)
  • Reflect on conflicting viewpoints and develop a personal algorithm for resolving controversial issues affecting nursing practice: 1.5 Hours (Feb 02, 4:30-6 pm)
Independent Study (Total Up to 7 CH / .7 CEU)

Controversial Issues: A Comparison of the Pros and Cons of Federal vs State Jurisdiction (4 CH / .4 CEU)


Nurses have a legal and ethical obligation to respond to the request for care. The legal implications of nursing practice are tied to state licensure, state scope of practice laws, state public health laws, federal constitutional law, federal healthcare laws, professional standard of practice guidelines, and a public expectation that nurses practice at a high professional standard. The nurse’s education, license and nursing standard provide the framework by which nurses are expected to practice.

As travel and electronic communication erode geographical barriers between patient and provider, new models for care delivery are emerging. As care delivery models change, nurses must reflect on their practice and be vigilant about new and developing ethical issues, particularly in those areas where controversies exist regarding best care practices. Therefore, it is incumbent on us as nurses, both locally and nationally, to understand ethical issues that may come from entering into practice without traditional time and space boundaries, nurses should assess the pros and cons of interstate practice laws for nursing in the United States and its territories As we embark on a new era of licensure regulation, nurses should dialogue on the pros and cons of interstate practice laws for nursing in the United States and its territories.

At the conclusion of this program, the participant will be able to:
  • Critique the pros and cons of interstate practice laws for nursing in the United States and its territories.

Independent Study Reading Assignments:
http://www.nursingworld.org/MainMenuCategories/ANAMarketplace/ANAPeriodicals/.../ShannonLRiedelLetter.html

http://www.nursingworld.org/MainMenuCategories/ANAMarketplace/ANAPeriodicals/.../Overview.html?css=print

http://www.nursingworld.org/MainMenuCategories/ANAMarketplace/ANAPeriodicals/...Dilemma.html?css=print

http://www.nursingworld.org/MainMenuCategories/ANAMarketplace/ANAPeriodicals/...MultistateLicensure.html

http://www.nursingworld.org/MainMenuCategories/ANAMarketplace/ANAPeriodicals/...PracticeandRegulation.html

http://www.nursingworld.org/MainMenuCategories/ANAMarketplace/ANAPeriodicals/...PracticeStateBill.html

Independent Study Research Assignment:
  1. Research the NYS healthcare law regarding one of the following topics:
    • Medical cannabis
    • Savior siblings
    • Exclusion criteria in organ transplants
    • Exclusion criteria in emergency services
    • Futile care
    • DNA banking
    • Chemical sterilization
  2. Research the Hawaiian healthcare law regarding the same topic you chose in # 1 above
  3. Be prepared to report out to the larger group on the similarities and differences between the two states' laws
Assessment of the Delivery System Reform Incentive Payment (DSRIP) program and an RN Agenda: a New York Case Study (1.5 CH ‐ independent study program)

Purpose Statement:

Medicaid reform through the Delivery System Reform Incentive Payment (DSRIP) program has the potential to improve community health and the quality of healthcare for our patients and to create good jobs in nursing—from care/case managers to nurse practitioners. But DSRIP could also spur provider mergers and create barriers to equal access to quality patient care and push patients out of hospitals into outpatient and home settings without sufficient (if any) RN staffing. This New York State case study will prepare nurses and other healthcare professionals to advocate for our patients and our professional practice in DSRIP.

Objectives:
  • Recognize one positive and one negative potential outcome for patients from DSRIP Medicaid reform.
  • Identify one positive and one negative potential outcome for nurses and our practice from DSRIP.
  • Recognize how RNs and other healthcare professionals can advocate for positive DSRIP outcomes for patients and care givers.


Responding to the Opioid Crisis: The RN's Role (1.0 CH ‐ independent study program)

Purpose statement:


The US Department of Health and Human Services has identified Opioid abuse as a serious public health issue. Drug overdose deaths are the leading cause of injury and death in the United States. Prevention, treatment, research, and effective responses to rapidly reverse opioid overdoses are critical to fighting the epidemic. Nurses, as patient defenders and the most trusted professionals, are committed to help treat and prevent opioid dependence and overdoses which have grown to epidemic proportions. This NY case study will review the role of an RN in responding to this public health crisis.

Objectives:
  • Recognize the NY State Law requirements of registered nurses in regards to medical protocols of drug treatment.
  • List two of the indicators of when an opioid overdose can occur and two of the signs of opioid overdose.
  • Identify two of the actions nurses working as community advocates, educator and providers of critical public health services can take to address the opioid epidemic.
Nurses Improving New York's Healthcare System Disaster Response Planning and Preparedness (0.5 CH ‐ independent study program)

Purpose Statement:

Since 1970, records show an escalation in the intensity of tropical cyclone activity in the North Atlantic, which scientist suggests correlates to the increase in sea surface temperatures due, in large part, to manmade greenhouse gas emissions. The change in climatic temperatures has been associated with heavy rains extending hundreds of miles inland further increasing flood risk.

Evidence and real-world events have illustrated that hospitals cannot be successful in response to climate change disasters without robust community healthcare coalition preparedness‐and engaging critical partners. Critical partners include emergency management, public health, mental/behavioral health providers, as well as community and faith-based partners. Together these partners make up a community's healthcare community coalition. A key goal of nurses is to strengthen the capabilities of the healthcare community coalition, not just the individual hospital in which the nurse is employed. Healthcare community coalitions are part of a community‐wide planning for healthcare resiliency.

Objectives:
  • Recognize the risks of climate change disasters in NYS
  • Understand why healthcare organizations, community and government groups need to join together to meet the needs of the community in the event of a disaster.
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
Carol Lynn Esposito, Ed.D., JD, MS, RN-BC, NPD

Patricia Kane, RN, CNOR
Accreditation
The New York State Nurses Association is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

The New York State Nurses Association is accredited by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training "IACET" and is authorized to issue the IACET CEU.

NYSNA wishes to disclose that no commercial support or sponsorship was received.

NYSNA Program Planners and Presenters declare that they have no conflict of interest in this program.

Declaration of Vested Interests: None.
Questions? Call us at 800-422-0711.
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Cruise Itinerary
DATE PORT OF CALL ARRIVE DEPART
Sat Jan 27 Honolulu, Hawaii
Lectures: 1-3:30 pm
- 7:00 pm
Sun Jan 28 Kahului, Maui
Lectures: 7-9 am
8:00 am -
Mon Jan 29 Kahului, Maui
- 6:00 pm
Tue Jan 30 Hilo, Hawaii
Lectures: 7-9 am
8:00 am 6:00 pm
Wed Jan 31 Kona, Hawaii
7:00 am 5:30 pm
Thu Feb 01 Nawiliwili, Kauai
Lectures: 7-10 am
10:00 am -
Fri Feb 02 Nawiliwili, Kauai
Lectures: 4:30-6 pm
- 2:00 pm
Sat Feb 03 Honolulu, Hawaii
7:00 am -
*Tentative course schedule, actual class times may differ.
Ports of Call
Hilo, Hawaii - Gaze up from this charming town and see snow-capped Mauna Kea volcano. It's just one of the scenic marvels in this exotic greenhouse of lush tropical plants, towering banyan trees, thundering falls and enough flowers to fill a rainbow. Arid deserts, steaming fissures and volcanoes that blow their tops are just as impressive.
Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii - Combine the languid allure of the tropics with big-city sophistication, then add the spirit of aloha, and you've got Honolulu. This Pacific crossroads features museums, dazzling beaches, historic Pearl Harbor and spectacular sunrises over Diamond Head. Gardenias and jasmine blanket the air with a heady fragrance, and pink sunsets cast a magical glow over fabled Waikiki Beach.
Kahului, Maui - A surplus of natural splendor and the genuine hospitality of its people have helped to make Maui Hawaii's second most popular island. Explore the fascinating history of the town of Lahaina. Plant yourself on a pristine beach, or play one of the world's most beautiful golf courses.
Kona, Hawaii - The sun-blessed Kona coast stretches 80 miles along macadamia nut orchards, famous coffee plantations and some of the most important sites in Hawaiian history. Captain Cook came ashore here and died at the hands of angry natives. The coast is also famous for water sports, and the Hawaiian International Billfish Tournament is a world-renowned annual event.
Nawiliwili, Kauai, Hawaii - The Garden Isle, Kauai receives the most rainfall of all the Hawaiian Islands, which leads to lush vegetation and elegant hibiscus blossoms, as well as a huge canyon carved by wind and water erosion. Marvel at the narrow paths worn by the ancient Menehunes into the cliffsides of the steep Na Pali Coast, unmarred by roads and unapproachable except by foot trail or helicopter.

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.

NCL’s Pride of America

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

STATEROOMS DETAILS
PRICING
PER PERSON
2-Bedroom Deluxe Family Suite - Large Balcony, Living room, two separate bedrooms (one with a king-size bed and walk-in-closet and one with two lower convertible beds) a pullman sofa, two TVs, two bathrooms one with bath and shower. Butler service and concierge available. Approx. Size: 650-607 sq. ft.
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Owner's Suite w/ Large Balcony - Living room, dining room, private balcony with hot tub, two separate bedrooms one with king-size bed and walk-in-closet, a double sofa bed, CD/DVD library, two TVs, luxury bath with whirlpool tub and separate shower and guest bathroom. Butler service and concierge available. Approx. Size: 676 - 957 sq. ft.
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Family Balcony - The whole family will have plenty of room in these staterooms. With enough space for up to four, these staterooms have two lower beds that convert into a queen-size bed, as well as a convertible sofa in the sitting area and one pull down bed. Not to mention a private balcony with a great view. Approx. Size: 178 sq. ft.
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Large Balcony - Two lower beds and a sofa bed. The large balcony offers an incredible view. Approx. Size: 227 sq. ft.
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Balcony (BA) - These staterooms are forward or aft and are located on a high deck. They can sleep up to three guests and include two lower beds that convert into a queen-size bed, a sitting area and floor-to-ceiling glass doors that open to a private balcony and an amazing view. Approx. Size: 178 sq. ft.
$2,064
Balcony (BE) - These staterooms are forward or aft and are located on a high deck. They can sleep up to three guests and include two lower beds that convert into a queen-size bed, a sitting area and floor-to-ceiling glass doors that open to a private balcony and an amazing view. Approx. Size: 178 sq. ft.
$2,039
Oceanview (OA) - These staterooms have room for up to four guests. They include two lower beds that convert into a queen-size bed, additional bedding to sleep two additional guests and a picture window with an obstructed view. Approx. Size: 144 sq. ft.
$1,589
Obstructed Oceanview (OK) - These staterooms have room for up to four guests. They include two lower beds that convert into a queen-size bed, additional bedding to sleep two additional guests and a picture window with an obstructed view. Approx. Size: 144 sq. ft.
$1,559
Inside Stateroom (IB) - An Inside stateroom is the most affordable way for you to cruise. These staterooms can sleep up to four guests, with two pull-down beds and two lower beds that convert into a queen-size bed. Approx. Size: 132 sq. ft.
$1,269
Prices are Per Person, Double Occupancy, Subject to change
Port Charges, Taxes & Fees $425.32 per person
Get taxes are approximately $94.38 (depending on the stateroom category)
Deposit $250- per person

Important Note: Not all staterooms within each category have the same furniture configuration and/or facilities. Appropriate symbols within the rooms on the deck plans describe differences from the stateroom descriptions . 

Course Fee Cancellation Policy:
30 days from sailing-None; 7-29 days-50%; Less than 7 days-100%
All information is subject to change.
* COMPETITIVE PRICING PROMISE: While we are not a 'cruise discounter,' we will match any price offered by the cruise line, directly to the general public, at the time of booking. This offers includes many short-term, promotional rates. All cruise line rates can be withdrawn by the cruise line at any time and are capacity controlled.
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.
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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

before you cruise

Waikiki Resort Hotel



2460 Koa Ave.
Honolulu, Hawaii 96815

Located just steps from the world famous white sands of Waikiki Beach and premier shopping on Kalakaua Avenue, the Waikiki Resort Hotel in Honolulu offers first rate services and deluxe amenities at a great value.
Enjoy spectacular ocean, mountain or city views from your room, and simply unwind, Hawaiian style.

We are located just 12 miles from Honolulu International Airport, four miles from Downtown Honolulu's financial district, two miles from Ala Moana Shopping Center and within walking distance from the beach, Honolulu Zoo, Kapiolani Park, Waikiki Aquarium, International Marketplace and Royal Hawaiian Shopping Center.

Waikiki Hotel Services and Amenities:
  • 275 Hotel Rooms and Suites
  • Walking Distance from Waikiki Beach
  • Onsite Restaurants
  • Bar and Lounge
  • Business Center
  • Free Wi-Fi Internet Access in Lobby
Room Rate:
Single/Double: $140 (Bedding type based on availibility)

Additional per person fee: $40 plus applicable taxes, includes one roll away if needed. Only one roll away per room is allowed.
Maximum room occupancy is (4) four guests. No additional person charge will be assessed for minors 17 and under, sharing the room with parents and using existing bedding.
Taxes: Room rates are subject to Hawaii State Excise Tax of 4.712% and Transient Accommodations Tax of 9.25%=13.962% per room per day (Subject to change based on state law).

Amenity Fee: $15 plus 4.712% tax per room per day includes the following:
  • Wi-Fi in guest rooms and public areas
  • Unlimited DVD movie rentals from DVD Now Kiosk in the lobby
  • In-room coffee/tea, replenished daily
  • In-room safe
  • 20% discount at hotel's restaurants
  • Daily newspaper available in hotel lobby
Porterage: $8.90 tax inclusive per person, round trip. (subject to change).

Deposit:
One night deposit due at time of reservation.
Cancellation:
Hotel cancellations received on or after October 25, 2017 will forfeit the one night deposit.