As nurses, we often feel stressed, fatigued and full of aches and pains, and we often put our health secondary to our patients and family.

It’s time to put you first.

Join us for a nurse conference focusing on your well-being.

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“I came into this conference feeling extremely burnt-out and contemplating leaving nursing; however, I now feel equipped with tools to help me manage my stress and high demands of the nursing profession.”

–  Past Attendee


Agenda-Friday, March 8, 2019

7:00 am – 9:00 am              Opening Registration   

                                               Exhibitors and Breakfast                                                  

7:45 am – 8:45 am              Morning Yoga
                                               Yoga on High-Tentative                                                              

9:00 am – 10:30 am            Introduction to R.A.D. with The Ohio State
                                               University Police Department 
                                               Detective Cassandra Shaffer, certified RAD instructor,
                                               team leader                                          

10:30 am – 11:15 am          Break and Vendors                                                                         

11:15 am – 12:15 pm          BREAKOUT SESSION 1

                                               Mindfulness-Whitney Hill LISW-S

                                               Energy for Life-Josh Winn, MS and Lauren Battista, MPH, CHES 

12:15 pm – 1:15 pm            LUNCH and VENDORS                                                                  

1:15 pm – 2:15 pm              BREAKOUT SESSION 2

                                               Digital Detoxing and Your Health:
                                               Time for a Technology Break?
                                               Lisa Barlage, BS, MS and Michelle Treber, MA, LD

                                               The THRIVE Program: Building Staff Resilience
                                               Through Relationship-Based Self-Care
                                               Lisa Blackburn MS, APRN-CNS, AOCN and
                                               Kathrynn Thompson MS, APRN-CNS,
                                               PMHCNS-BC

2:15 pm – 3:00 pm              BREAKOUT SESSION 3
                                               Zumba-Jennifer–Century Body

                                               Jaunting with Deb
                                               Deb Shields  PhD, RN, CCRN, QTTT, AHN-BC

                                               Healthy Sleep
                                               Melanie Morris MBA, BSN, RN-BC, CCRN-K                                         

3:00 pm – 3:15 pm              BREAK

3:15 pm-4:00 pm                 Wellness and the Impaired Nurse 
                                               Andrea Young, BA                                                                         

The Ohio Nurses Association is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. (OBN-001-91)  

CONFLICT OF INTEREST:There is no conflict of interest among anyone with the ability to control content of this activity, except for Susan Salsbury who is on Speaker’s Panel for Sage Products, LLC.

CRITERIA FOR SUCCESSFUL COMPLETION: Contact hours awarded commensurate with participation.

Contact Hours will be awarded commensurate with participation:
Friday: maximum 5.75
Saturday: maximum 4.75

Agenda-Saturday, March 9, 2019

7:00 am – 9:00 am               Registration                                                                                   

                                                Exhibitors and Breakfast                                                             

7:45 am – 8:45 am               Morning Yoga
                                                Yoga on High-Tentative                                                                 

9:00 am – 10:00 am             Mindful Eating 
                                                Sonja Stotz, RD, LD

10:05 am – 11:05 am           BREAKOUT SESSION 1

                                                Ergonomics and Healthcare Worker Safety:
                                                Reducing Risk Through Evidence-Based Interventions
                                                Susan Lennon Salsbury,
                                                BS, OTR/L, CDMS, CSPHP

                                                Float Therapy – 0 CH
                                                TrueRest Float Spa                                        

11:05am-11:15 am               BREAK

11:15a-12:15 pm                  BREAKOUT SESSION 2

                                                EBP Mindfulness and how it can halt the
                                                trajectory to burnout
                                
                                                JoAnne Worthington MSN, RN-BC, OCN 

                                                The Art of Self Care
                                                Judy Fasone RN, MSN-ED, AHN-BC, HWNC-BC, CT

12:15p-1:00 pm                    It’s All in Your Head  
                                                Abby Suarez, MSN, RN, CPON

CONFLICT OF INTEREST:There is no conflict of interest among anyone with the ability to control content of this activity, except for Susan Salsbury who is on Speaker’s Panel for Sage Products, LLC.

 The Ohio Nurses Association is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. (OBN-001-91)  

Program Information

Nurse Wellness Conference 2019 

James Cancer Institute

460 W 10th Ave, Columbus, OH 43210

Program Fees

Regular Registration Rates (after November 30th): 
Not-A-Member-Yet Full Conference – $225
Not-A-Member-Yet Friday Only – $150
Not-A-Member-Yet Saturday Only – $75
ONA Member Full Conference – $125
ONA Member Friday Only – $75
ONA Member Saturday Only – $50

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“Love the emphasis on self-care and appreciating one’s self to be able to affect better patient outcomes.”

—  2017 Attendee

“I so appreciated Deb and David Shields’ presentations in which they gave us ways to look at ourselves gently and compassionately. Also, they clarified the differences between “burn out” and compassion fatigue – and ways to self-access and get the support and help needed to heal – holistically”

–  2017 Attendee

“I recommend more trainings and conferences geared towards nurses’ wellness.”

– 2017 Attendee

“An excellent conference from beginning with the yoga class before the first session – adequate time schedule – of classes with breaks for the bathroom and to visit vendors. Content of each session so beneficial…”

– 2017 Attendee

The Nurse Wellness Conference

March 8 & 9, 2019

James Cancer Institute

460 W 10th Ave, Columbus, OH 43210