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Looking to improve as a nurse leader?
Ready for a break in the sun and fun of the Caribbean?
More Great Education: Not one but two great 12 contact hour educational tracks to help nurse educators and nurse clinicians enhance their leadership skills.

4-Night Western Caribbean Cruise
from Fort Lauderdale, FL
March 5-9, 2015

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.

Royal Caribbean's Fabulous Liberty of the Seas
Royal Caribbean's Liberty of the Seas

12 Contact Hours


COURSE FEES:

Registration after December 25, 2014, but before February 1, 2015
Early registrants (NCSF members): $90.00
Early registrants (Students): $90.00
Early registrants (non-members/non-students): $100.00
Students must show a current student ID on day of conference.

Registration on or after February 1, 2015
Late registrants (NCSF members) : $110.00
Late registrants (Students) : $110.00
Late registrants (non-members/non-students): $125.00
Students must show a current student ID on day of 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.
Target Audience
Nurses
Program Purpose / Objectives
More Great Education- Here are the two great 12 contact hour educational tracks:

Clinical Nurse Leadership Track - 12 contact hours provided by the Nicole Wertheim College of Nursing and Health Sciences at Florida International University.

This program prepares nurses at all levels to exercise greater leadership in patient care settings. Sessions will focus on the principles of communication, systems thinking, and leadership, and their application in integrating and enhancing the roles of caregiver, advocate, and empowerer of patients and their families, and will address how the exercise of nursing leadership favorably impacts the quality of both patient care and satisfaction. Attendees will learn how to identify and overcome barriers, learn strategies for increasing nurse leadership skills, and leverage simulation in teaching leadership skill.

Whether you are a staff nurse, a new charge nurse, or an experienced supervisor or manager interested in learning how to foster greater leadership by nurses as a means to impact key performance indicators and employee satisfaction, this program track is for you.

Objectives:
Upon completion of this program, the participants will be able to:
  1. Define bedside nursing care and its key concepts, as well as those factors that impact the nurse’s ability to provide leadership for implementing quality bedside nursing that result in positive outcomes.
  2. Discuss personal and environmental facilitators to overcome barriers to the enhancement of quality care through bedside leadership.
  3. Explore strategies for enhancing leadership skills in nurses.
  4. Understand the potential for clinical simulations to facilitate teaching bedside leadership skills to nurses and other healthcare providers.

  • Thu Mar 5 (6:00 pm): Private welcome Reception
  • Fri Mar 6 ( 8:-8:50 am): Breakfast Roundtable Discussion topic: Leadership Challenges
  • Fri Mar 6 (9-11:50 am): Defining Bedside Leadership: A Comprehensive Conceptual Model - Ora Lea Strickland, PhD, Dsc (Hon), RN
  • Fri Mar 6 (12-12:50 pm): Lunch Roundtable-Discussion topic: Leadership Strengths
  • Fri Mar 6 (1 - 2:30 pm): Lecture Session 2 - Using Simulation to Teaching Clinical Leadership (Part 1)- Herny Henao, ARNP, FNP-BC
  • Sun Mar 8 ( 8-8:50 am): Breakfast Roundtable - Discussion topic: Leadership Weaknesses
  • Sun Mar 8 (9- 11:50 am )- Lecture Session 3 - Turning the Ship Around: Turning Followers into Leaders - Moderator: V. Lynn Waters, MSN, MBA, NEA-BC, RNC
    Panelists: Melissa Durbin, MSN, RN, NEA-BC
    Maggie Hansen, RN, BSN
    Victor Ospina,MSN, ARNP, ACNP-BC, CCRN
  • Sun Mar 8 (12:00 pm - 12:50 pm) - Lunch Roundtable - Discussion topic: Leadership Next Steps
  • Sun Mar 8 (1:00 pm - 2:30 pm ) - Lecture Session 4 -Using Simulation to Teaching Clinical Leadership (Part 2) - Henry Henao, ARNP, FNP-BC
  • Mon Mar 9 (7:00 am ): Fort Lauderdale, Florida
    Disembark and return home as a new you and a stronger nurse leader!


Nurse Educator Leadership Track: 12 contact hours provided by the Benjamin Leon School of Nursing at Miami Dade College.
This program prepares the novice nurse educator for the beginning teaching role in clinical and laboratory settings. Sessions will focus on the principles of teaching and learning, the role of the faculty member, the expectations of the school and the clinical setting, teaching in a simulation lab vs. a clinical patient setting, and developing the skills needed to facilitate the development of clinical reasoning skills by students, student socialization into the nursing role, and clinical assessment and evaluation strategies. From getting off on the right foot to understanding how best to evaluate learning, program attendees will gain important insights and greater competency.

Whether you are a nurse who has never taught a clinical course, an experienced adjunct or preceptor interested in learning how to reframe the clinical experience to best support the learning of critical thinking, or a seasoned instructor wishing to acquire greater competency, learn new teaching skills, and better mentor new nurse faculty and adjunct instructors, this program track is for you.

Objectives:
Upon completion of this program, the participants will be prepared to :
  1. Discuss appropriate strategies to facilitate student learning.
  2. Evaluate learning environments that facilitate student socialization to the nursing role.
  3. Use effective assessment and evaluation strategies
  4. Design learning experiences that enhance students' development of clinical reasoning skills.

    • Thu Mar 5 (6:00 pm): Private welcome Reception
    • Fri Mar 6 ( 8:-8:50 am): Breakfast Roundtable Discussion topic:Program expectations
    • Fri Mar 6 (9-10 am)-Session 1 -Course Introduction- Amy C. Pettigrew, PhD, RN, CNE, ANEF
    • Fri Mar 6 (10:00 am - 11:00 am )- Session 2 - The Faculty Role & Expectations- Diane Whitehead, Ed.D., DNP, RN, ANEF
    • Fri Mar 6 (11:00 am - 11:50 pm) - Session 3 - Creating Meaningful Learning Experiences - Amy C. Pettigrew, PhD, RN, CNE, ANEF
    • Fri Mar 6 (12:00 pm - 12:50 pm) - Lunch Roundtable - Discussion topic: Student Socialization (part 1) *
    • Fri Mar 6 (1:00 pm - 2:30 pm) - Session 4 - Working with Diverse Learners - Diane Whitehead, Ed.D., DNP, RN, ANEF

    • March 7 -Day in Cozumel, Mexico - No educational sessions

    • March 8 (8:00 am - 8:50 am)- Breakfast Roundtable - Student Socialization (part 2) *
    • March 8 (9:00 am - 10:00 am )- Session 5 - Successful Beginnings- Joanne Masella, EdD, MSN, RN
    • March 8 (10:00 am - 11:00 am)- Session 6 - Thinking About Critical Thinking - Amy C. Pettigrew, PhD, RN, CNE, ANEF
    • March 8 (11:00 am - 11:50 pm) - Session 7 -Clinical Lab & Simulation vs. Clinical Experiences Joanne Masella, EdD, MSN, RN
    • March 8 (12:00 pm - 12:50 pm) - Lunch Roundtable - Discussion topic: Leadership Next Steps
    • March 8 (1:00 pm - 1:45 pm )- Session 8 - Moving Beyond Basic Nursing Skills in the Clinical Setting -Diane Whitehead, Ed.D., DNP, RN, ANEF
    • March 8 ( 1:45 pm - 2:30 pm) - Session 9 - Clinical/Laboratory Assessment & Evaluation - Amy C. Pettigrew, PhD, RN, CNE, ANEF

    • March 9 (7:00 am) - Disembark and return home as a new you and a stronger nurse leader!
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
Steven Seeley, MSN, RN, CENP, CEN, CPHQ
Vice President, Chief Operating Officer & Chief Nursing Officer
Jupiter Medical Center

Margaret (Maggie) Hansen, RN, BSN
Chief Nursing Officer Memorial Regional Hospital

Diane Whitehead, EdD, DNP,RN,ANEF
Professor/Graduate Program College of Nursing
Nova Southeastern University

Ora Lea Strickland, PhD, DSc(Hon), RN
Dean & Professor Nicole Wertheim College of Nursing & Health Sciences
Florida International University

Deborah S. Mulvihil, MSN, RN, FACHE
Corporate Vice President & Chief Nursing Officer
Baptist Health South Florida

Donna Lee Armaignac, PhD, RN-CNS, CCNS, CCRN
Director of Best Practices
Baptist Health South Florida

Melissa Durbin, MSN, RN, NEA-BC
Chief Nursing Officer
Boca Raton Regional Hospital

Mary Hooshmand, PhD, MS, RN
Assistant Professor of Clinical
School of Nursing and Health Studies
University of Miami

Joanne Masella, EdD, MSN, RN
Dean
School of Nursing
Palm Beach Atlantic University

Victor Ospina, MSN, ARNP, ACNP-BC, CCRN
Director, Baptist Scholars Dept. & Student Affiliations
Baptist Health South Florida

Amy Pettigrew, PhD, RN, CNE, ANEF
Dean Benjamin Leon School of Nursing
Miami Dade College

Deborah Tedder, RN, MBA, MSN
Chief Nursing Officer
Jackson Memorial Hospital

V. Lynn Waters, MSN, MBA, NEA-BC, RNC
Chief Nursing Officer
Westside Regional Medical Center

Henry Henao, ARNP, FNP-BC
Clinical Assistant Professor
Director - Simulation, Teaching & Research (STAR) Center
Florida International University
Nicole Wertheim College of Nursing & Health Studies
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 PORT OF CALL ARRIVE DEPART
Thu Mar 5 Fort Lauderdale, Florida - 4:30pm
Fri Mar 6 Cruising - -
Sat Mar 7 Cozumel, Mexico 7:30 am 6:00 PM
Sun Mar 8 Cruising - -
Mon Mar 9 Fort Lauderdale, Florida 7:00am -

Ports of Call
Cozumel, Mexico - The Conquistadors first saw Mexico from the shores of Cozumel while searching for gold. Today, visitors to the island continue to seek out gold and silver jewelry in the shops of San Miguel while having a great time in its many local bars and restaurants. Plus, the waters around Cozumel's sheltered coral reefs make this one of the best snorkeling areas in the world.
Tampa, Florida - A myriad of attractions awaits you during your stay in the Tampa area: the active nightlife of Tampa's Ybor City, it's Aquarium, and Busch Gardens for those with kids (even Walt Disney World is within striking distance). Magnificent beaches are a short ride away (Ft. DeSoto being a rare jewel of a beach without hotels and "McMansions" crowding out nature), then there's the Dali museum in St. Petersburg's hip, food-and-art-centric Downtown. To the south, in quieter Sarasota, you can visit the palatial mansion and art museum of the king of the circus: John Ringling. It's a great vacation destination, in itself. Be sure to plan a couple days before or after your cruise to soak it in.

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.

Liberty of the Seas

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

STATEROOM DETAILS
PRICING
PER PERSON
Royal Suite (RS) - Separate bedroom with king-size bed, private balcony, living room with queen-size sofa bed and private bathroom. (1,358 sq. ft., balcony 313 sq. ft.)
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Owner's Suite (OS) - Queen-size bed, private balcony, private bathroom and a separate living area with a queen-size sofa bed. (594 sq. ft., balcony 204 sq. ft.)
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Grand Suite (GS) - Two twin beds (can convert into queen-size), private balcony, sitting area (some with sofa bed) and private bathroom. (401 sq. ft., balcony 104 sq. ft.)
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Junior Suite with Balcony (JS) - Two twin beds (can convert into queen-size), private balcony, sitting area (some with sofa bed) and private bathroom. (297 sq. ft., balcony 94 sq. ft.)
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Superior OceanView Stateroom with Balcony (E1) - Two twin beds (can convert into queen-size), sitting area (some with sofa bed), private balcony and private bathroom. Rates vary from deck to deck. (184 sq. ft., balcony 66 sq. ft.)
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Superior OceanView Stateroom with Balcony (E2) - Two twin beds (can convert into queen-size), sitting area (some with sofa bed), private balcony and private bathroom. Rates vary from deck to deck. (184 sq. ft., balcony 66 sq. ft.)
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OceanView Stateroom (H) - Two twin beds (can convert into queen-size) and private bathroom. (159 sq. ft.)
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OceanView Stateroom (I) - Two twin beds (can convert into queen-size) and private bathroom. (159 sq. ft.)
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Promenade (PR) - A view of the Royal Promenade with bowed windows, two twin beds that convert to a Royal King, measuring 72.5 inches wide by 82 inches long and private bathroom. (160 sq. ft.)
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Interior Stateroom -Triple (K) - Two twin beds (can convert into queen-size) and private bathroom. (150 sq. ft.)
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Interior Stateroom (M) - Two twin beds (can convert into queen-size) and private bathroom. (150 sq. ft.)
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Prices are Per Person, Double Occupancy, Subject to change
Cancellation Policies vary by cruise line, destination and sailing date.
Please check with one of our cruise consultant for policies applicable to this cruise.
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: