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President's Corner

Registration Is Open!
Officially Open! Registration for NNBA’s Nurse Entrepreneurship & Career Alternatives 30th Annual Conference. Please join us as we celebrate this milestone event in Las Vegas, Nevada October 2 - 4, 2015. The theme of this year’s conference is “The Next Generation of Nurse Entrepreneurship”. Business opportunities, business practices and strategies to share with other nurses to start, manage, grow, improve or sell their business. An educational and professional development event designed to give attendees, from emerging nurse entrepreneurs to nurse business leaders and managers, the benefit of learning from top-ranked experts on relevant topics and to connect with prestigious speakers and like-minded colleagues.

Hotel Room Block for NNBA
Make plans now to stay at The Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino. We have negotiated an incredible rate (starting at $64.00) per night over the conference dates. Click here to make your reservations on line directly with the hotel. If you are unable to book you room online then you must use the SNNBA5 code when speaking to the hotel. This room block will fill up so make sure to make your reservations as soon as possible. 

Exhibitor & Sponsorship Marketing Opportunities
We are offering affordable options that deliver maximum value. You can have a blend of brand exposure and face to face time with the NNBA audience. You will see that sponsorship options this year have some incredible deals that tie to advertising in our newsletter and NNBA’s website. Exhibit space is limited and assigned on a first-come, first-served basis. Be sure to submit your application early!

Golden Opportunity
A moment can change a life; as nurses we know this better than most people. The 30th Nurse Entrepreneurship Conference in October can change your career and life. In the generation that has passed since the NNBA was founded, thousands of nurses have benefited from attending the conference, have launched new careers and made lasting friendships. Make the most out of your education and experience; plan to be there with us!

Viva Las Vegas,


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    October 2 - 4, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada
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    NNBA's 30th Annual Nurse Entrepreneurship Conference.
    NNBA Members Spotlight
    Maureen Sullivan Tevault

    Maureen Sullivan has worked for many years as a Registered Nurse, most of them in emergency and trauma services. She is a Certified Emergency Nurse, Certified Diabetes Educator, and the former manager of a hospital stroke program. Maureen’s wealth of knowledge, passion for nursing and education, and ability to engage people makes her an excellent teacher and a captivating lecturer. Recently, Maureen has been concentrating on writing, speaking and teaching, as well as working on her award-winning weekly podcast, “The Health and Humor Show.”

    She was featured in the July 2012 issue of the National Diabetes Educational Program Partner Spotlight, and also in the November 2012 issue of magazine. She writes courses for Pedagogy, an online provider of continuing education classes for healthcare professionals, and is on staff at The Examiner, for whom she writes health stories for the Tampa Bay Area. She has had articles published in Nurse Week, EMS World, and Advance for Nurses. As a public speaker and educator, Maureen has done presentations for the American Heart Association, both at the corporate level and locally for the Tampa Bay Heart Walk. She has also done presentations or fundraisers for the American Cancer Society, Pinellas County Schools’ HEAT program, National Stroke Association, American Diabetes Association, Emergency Nurses Association, Gulfport Memorial Hospital, HCA Hospital System, Humana, and the Mississippi Department of Health.

    Maureen recently published Never Again! From Horror to Humor, My Life as A Nurse, in which she relates some of the many stories she has accumulated during her career. The stories are funny, poignant, and often bizarre, and her Irish wit and “gift of gab” makes them all highly entertaining!

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