Getting the most out of conferences
Janet M. Brown RN, PhD
Nola A. Schmidt RN, CNE, PhD

April 2009 
Volume 39  Number 4
Pages 52 - 55
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Brown, Janet M. RN, PhD; Schmidt, Nola A. RN, CNE, PhD

Issue: Volume 39(4), April 2009, p 52–55 Publication Type: [Features: PROFESSIONAL GROWTH] Publisher: © 2009 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc. Institution(s): Janet M. Brown is the dean and professor of nursing and Nola A. Schmidt is associate professor at the Valparaiso (Ind.) University College of Nursing. Conferences can help you gain new knowledge and expand your career opportunities, so take advantage of everything they have to offer. Figure. No caption available.

BY ATTENDING CONFERENCES, you can learn about cutting-edge practices in your specialty, professional issues, and the latest research. You also have a chance to network with colleagues about career opportunities. Here are some guidelines for getting the most out of the conferences you attend.

Which one?

When selecting a conference, first consider these basic features: the conference's topic or theme, location, dates and length, and cost.

Most often, you'll ...

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