25th Annual Conference Schedule

Please click here to download our preliminary program and schedule for the 2015 Annual Conference.

Optional Conference Events - Pre Registration Required

 

Pre-Conference Workshop: Collaborative Research: Working Together to Create Evidence

Presenters: Barbara K. Giambra, PhD, RN, CPNP, Jacqueline A. Bartlett, PhD, RN and Linda A Lewandowski, PhD, RN
Thursday, April 16, 2015 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

This presentation is being facilitated by the SPN Research committee and will span the following topic areas:

- Growing Your Research Idea
- Models of Research Collaboration
- Neogotiating Your Role in Reasearch: Working with Mentors and Collaborators  

Sponsored by the SPN Research Committee.

Price: $150 members/$200 Non-members 

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Certification Preparation Review Course (two-day course)

Wednesday, April 15, 2015 8:00am - 4:00pm
Thursday, April 16, 2015 8:00am - 4:00pm

Faculty: Louise Jakubik, PhD, RN-BC, CSP
Janice Selekman, DNSc, RN, NCSN, FNASN

Becoming a Certified Pediatric Nurse (CPN®) is a mark of professional accomplishment. Whether your intent is to enhance your c areer mobility, obtain financial compensation, or attain a sense of professional achievement, this course helps prepare you for the CPN® exam. The course includes test-taking strategies for success and a thorough pediatric nursing content review based on the book, Pediatric Nursing Certification Review, 3rd Edition (2014), as well as the examination content outline for the CPN® exam published by the Pediatric Nursing Certification Board (PNCB).  The faculty instructors guide you through the exam review and preparation process and provide practical tips for studying and test-taking success. The use of exam-style practice questions promotes application of content to the exam situation and builds participants’ test-taking confidence. This course is intended for pediatric nurses with a minimum of 1 year of pediatric nursing clinical practice experience according to the exam requirements.

Price: $300 members/$350 Non-members 

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Awards Luncheon

Saturday, April 18, 2015 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm 

Join SPN at the 2015 Annual Conference awards luncheon which acknowledges the exemplary contributions of the 2015 SPN awardees and SPN leadership. This session is a plated, three course lunch presentation. 

Price: $25.00


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Local Hospital Tours

6:00pm - Friday, April 17 (Buses leave at 6:00pm – start boarding at 5:45pm)
Children’s Hospital of Orange County - For more information, please click here.

Transportation is provided to and from the Children's Hospital of Orange County for full conference registrants who sign up for the hospital tour in advance.  Space is limited and is available on a first come first serve basis to conference registrants.

Free to conference attendees. Pre-registration required. 

Objectives:

  1. Identify specific components of hospital design that promote incorporation of age specific activities into care of pediatric patients.
  2. Describe hospital environments that promote family centered care in the pediatric setting.


6:00pm - Saturday, April 18 (Buses leave at 6:00pm – start boarding at 5:45pm)
Children’s Hospital of LA

Transportation is provided to and from the Children's Hospital of Los Angeles for full conference registrants who sign up for the hospital tour in advance. Space is limited and is available on a first come first serve basis to conference registrants.

Objectives:

  1. Discuss evidence-based changes in pediatric nursing practice implemented in a Magnet pediatric hospital.
  2. Evaluate environments where pediatric care is provided.
  3. Distinguish technology available for the care of critically ill children.

Free to conference attendees. Pre-registration required. 

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Barbara A. Larson Memorial Sunrise Yoga

Saturday, April 18, 2015 6:00 am - 7:00 am

The Barbara A. Larson Memorial activity for the 2015 SPN Annual Conference is a group sunrise yoga session. Participants of all levels, including beginner, are welcome to attend.  Make sure to bring your yoga mat or towel with you!

Free to conference attendees. Pre-registration required. 

 

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SPN 25th Anniversary T-Shirt

A commemorative cotton T-shirt celebrating the SPN 25th Annual Conference. Must be ordered by March 1, 2015.

Price: $15.00


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