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WHAT'S A SAFE BET for professional growth combined with fun in the sun? The Nursing2010 Symposium in Las Vegas, April 6 to April 9, fits the bill-and more.


Meet Linda Laskowski-Jones, MS, RN, ACNS-BC, CCRN, CEN, the dynamic new editor-in-chief of Nursing2010 and conference chairperson. Working with an expert panel, she's developed a program that will elevate your nursing practice, inspire transformation, promote innovation, and energize you to thrive professionally.


Shaped by feedback from nurses like you, this popular annual conference has many offerings for every nurse who cares for patients in any setting. Here's just a sampling of over 40 educational sessions you can choose from this year:


* Safe landings for crashing patients. An expert clinician discusses best practices you can implement to support a patient whose condition is rapidly deteriorating while you prepare the patient for transfer to a higher acuity unit.


* Leadership lessons learned from wolves. Learn about essential leadership traits and strategies for dealing with everyday challenges based on the presenter's "up close and personal" experiences in a wolf refuge.


* The ins and outs of infusion therapy. Attend this practical workshop to brush up on your clinical skills and review current evidence-based standards and guidelines for infusion therapy.


* The image you project: Does it make a difference? You'd better believe it. Join this lively session to consider controversial issues such as dress codes and to discuss how to promote a positive image of the nursing profession.


* Shampoos, tattoos, and barbecues: Infectious diseases update. Prepare yourself for 21st-century healthcare challenges with this fascinating session covering topics ripped from the headlines-from food-borne illness to bioterrorism to the influence of global warming on the spread of infectious disease.



Your registration at Nursing2010 Symposium includes exhibit hall access, breakfast and lunch on 8-hour education days, online access to session audio recordings and handouts, and online evaluations and certificates.


Luxuriate in your accommodations at the host hotel: the world-famous Las Vegas Hilton. One of the largest hotels in the world, it's linked by monorail to the Las Vegas Strip. Reserve some time to enjoy the first-class restaurants, nightlife, and shows that have made Las Vegas famous.

Figure. Visit the po... - Click to enlarge in new windowFigure. Visit the poster exhibits for innovative ideas you can use in your own practice setting.

What better way to celebrate your passion for nursing than to connect with equally committed colleagues from across the nation and around the world in a fabulous resort setting? The minute you arrive, you'll know you've hit the jackpot. See you there!!