This was my second time at the NSNA (National Student Nurses Association) Annual Convention
, and it was well-worth the flight! This year the annual convention was held at the Hilton Anatole, in Dallas.
Just like last year
, the nursing students were eager and excited to learn about the different Nursing Student Resources
NursingCenter carries. At the convention, we unveiled our New Nurse Success page
, as well, which hosts content specifically tailored to nurses entering the workforce, including NCLEX Review resources, tips on how to ace that first job interview, job search content, and much more.
The nursing students I spoke to were fresh-faced, professional, and enthusiastic about joining the nursing workforce. A group of students and a teacher from Chaminade University of Honolulu
even wanted to take a selfie with me at our booth after giving them a stack of our helpful nursing tip cards
. I felt honored! Other giveaways included pens, headphone cord wrappers, eye glass cleaners, tote bags, notebooks, and flyers.
When exhibit halls hours and sessions were over, I had a chance to explore a bit of Dallas. I had never been to Texas before, and as expected, I was greeted with southern hospitality in a charming backdrop. My colleagues and I tasted great barbeque and heard live music in the Lower Greenville neighborhood. We also took a historic tour of Dealey Plaza, where former President John F. Kennedy was assassinated in 1963. Being able to experience the current culture alongside the important history of the city was a great experience.
We can’t wait to be back for the 2018 convention in Nashville, Tenn., next year!