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The STTI 43rd Biennial Convention has arrived in Las Vegas from November 7-11. This amazing networking & education opportunity for all nurses that plan to attend. With so many amazing experts attending, we’ve picked 7 people that you should make a point to connect with during the conference.


Gary Gluaberman, MS, RN, APHN-BC

Session: Maximizing Resources – Strengthening Community Ties: A Military-Civilian Collaboration

Time: Sunday, 8 November 2015: 11:00 AM

A must for anyone looking to connect with those who have served.


Mary A Brinkman, PhD, RN, CNOR

SessionA Focused Ethnography: Nurses Transitioning to a Nursing Specialty

Time: Tuesday, 10 November 2015: 10:00 AM

This Assistant Professor for Gwynedd Mercy University will be covering Nurses Transitioning to a Nursing Specialty. With the need to educate nurses growing. This is a must for anyone looking to become a leader in the workplace.

Cynthia M. Thomas, EdD, MS, BSN, ASN

SessionCreating Nurse Leaders through a Senior Leadership/Management Immersive Learning Capstone Experience

Time: Sunday, 8 November 2015: 11:00 AM

The transition from student to professional isn’t an easy one, & every nurse has to go through it. Learn how you can help the transition from  a simulation setting to a professional one.

Deborah Saber, PhD, RN, CCRN

Session: A Study Examining Senior Nursing Students’ Expectations of Work and the Workforce

Time: Saturday, 7 November 2015: 3:55 PM

The fast paced environment. High care expectations. Work shortages. A lot is expected of new grads. Deborah explores the traditional & accelerated BSN student’s expectations of nursing work & the workforce.

Avni Cirpili, DNP, MSN, AD, RN, NEA-BC

SessionNewly Graduated Registered Nurses’ Perception of Psychiatric Nursing

Time: Saturday, 7 November 2015: 3:35 PM

Perception is everything in the workplace. This presentation will highlight the perceptions of psychiatric nursing and proposed actions to combat negative perceptions of psychiatric nursing.

Judith A. Macintosh, BN, MScN, PhD, RN

SessionHelping Men Rebuild Their Sense of Self Following Workplace Bullying

Time: Sunday, 8 November 2015: 4:20 PM

Workplace bullying & nursing is a hot topic right now. Learn more about how this trend is affecting male nurses by eroding their sense of self. Understanding is the 1st step towards prevention!

Josephine B. Etowa, RN, PhD

SessionKnow What Battle to Fight and How to Fight It”: Navigating the Cultural Terrain of Healthcare

Time: Sunday, 8 November 2015: 4:40 PM

With issues  growing in diversity, social inclusion, & racism within nursing. It’s important to understand the issues & make changes to foster a healthy work environment.

While you’re there – make sure to stop by the StaffGarden (#118)!  Along with introducing you to your ePortfolio, we will be giving you the opportunity to give to the STTI Foundation & win a $100 Amazon gift card! 


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