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Join with some 500 colleagues for Nursing Management 's 2006 Recruitment and Retention Conference, March 24 to 26, at the Las Vegas Hilton in Nevada. Now in its 4th year, the event continues to gain momentum as one of the most informative and enlightening programs available to those involved in engaging and preserving healthcare staff.


Here's a rundown of sessions and presenters from which attendees can choose. Each day also offers exhibit and poster hours.



Keynote Address


"Sell Your Message, Strengthen Your Team"


Jeffrey Doucette, RN, MS, CEN, CHE, CNAA, Associate Operation Officer, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, N.C.



"HR Vital Signs"


Thomas F. Mahan, PhD, Professor, Vanderbilt University; President, The Work Institute, Brentwood, Tenn.


"The Role of the Retention Specialist"


Grant Campbell, RN, Retention Specialist, Morton Plant Mease, Clearwater, Fla.


"Retaining Retiring Nurses"


Dennis R. Sherrod, RN, EdD, Conference Chairperson; Forsyth Medical Center Endowed Chair of Recruitment & Retention, Division of Nursing, Winston-Salem State University, Winston-Salem, N.C.


"Beyond Recruitment: Retention is the Key"


Susan S. Shelander, RN, CPAN, Director of Recruitment & Retention, Memorial Hermann Healthcare System, Houston, Tex.


"Put Together Your Recruitment Strategy"


Grant Campbell, RN, Retention Specialist, Morton Plant Mease, Clearwater, Fla.


"Transition New Graduates into the Workplace"


Carole Ricker, BSN, Employment Manager, High Point Regional Health System, High Point, N.C.


"Build a High-Retention Culture"


Michael Bratton, RN, MA, Consultant, Healthcare Connection; Staff Nurse, ICU, BryanLGH Medical Center, Lincoln, Neb.



"Touch Base: Core Values that Recruit and Retain Staff"


Pamela Hunt, RN, MSN, Administrative Director of Surgical Services and the Division of Critical Care, Marion General Hospital, Marion, Ind.


"The Foreign Nurse Diorama"


James R. Mayock, JD, Managing Partner, Elliot & Mayock LLP, Certified Specialist, Immigration & Nationality Law, Attorneys at Law, San Francisco, Calif., and Washington, D.C.


"Teamwork Tool: Transforming Care at the Bedside"


Joyce Batcheller, RN, CNAA, MSN, Senior Vice President of Operations, Chief Nurse Officer, Seton Medical Center, Network Offices, Austin, Tex.


Closing Session


"Look For Shining Eyes"


Sharon Cox, RN, CNAA, MSN, President, Cox & Associates, Brentwood, Tenn.


Exhibitors list



Drexel University College of Nursing and Health Professions


Sage Group Advertising


NAS Recruitment Communications


Jannetti Publications, Inc.




Media Solutions International


MCN Healthcare




Position Manager, Inc.


O'Grady Peyton International


MO D RN Nurse Magazine


RCM Health Care Services


The Icon Group, Ltd.


GlobeMed Resources


Vitas Innovative Hospice Care


JWT Employment Communications


B. E. Smith


Houston Chronicle


Versant RN Residency


Kelly Healthcare Resources


Assessment Technologies Institute


Bernard Hodes Group


Lippincott Williams & Wilkins


You can still register at 1-800-346-7844, ext. 7798 or 7750, or visit Call 1-888-732-7117 to reserve a room at the Las Vegas Hilton.