2024 Annual Convention

September 19-20, 2024
Embassy Suites by Hilton Charlotte Concord
Concord, NC


Now in our 117th year, the Annual Convention continues to be the best nursing event of the year in North Carolina, offering opportunities for networking, professional development and critical association business. Contribute your voice to the future of the profession while learning from peers and earning valuable contact hours.

The 2024 NCNA Annual Convention will be at the Embassy Suites by Hilton Charlotte Concord Golf Resort & Spa in Concord, NC. Our goal for is to create an environment for nurses to feel inspired, motivated, learn, and have fun by providing current nursing and healthcare topics that are evidence-based and engaging.


John M. Welton


John M. Welton, PHD, RN | Pricing the Nursing Product: Finding the Economic Value of Nurses
John Welton is a nurse researcher primarily studying the cost, quality, and value of nursing care. He received his MSN in Nursing from UNC Charlotte, and PhD in Nursing from UNC Chapel Hill. He is currently a Professor Emeritus at the University of Colorado College of Nursing and has held academic positions at the University of Maryland and the Medical University of South Carolina. He has published over 100 articles and presented nationally and internationally on these topics. He is the former president of National Medevac, an air ambulance company he started in Charlotte, NC, in the 1980s.

John M. Welton


Vidya Raman | Unleashing Influence: Amplify Your Impact With Curiosity, Courage, and Confidence
Vidya Raman is an award-winning speaker, coach, author, and ex-corporate leader dedicated to transforming the professional lives of her audience. Before achieving her distinguished leadership positions in Fortune 500 companies, she faced and conquered her own challenges, transforming her story from Victim to Victor. She overcame her challenges of feeling "INVISIBLE" at work through rigorous self-awareness. She immersed herself in studying human nature, emotional intelligence, and mindset mastery to rewrite her "I AM STUCK" narrative. Vidya's transformation wasn't just about professional growth; it was a deeply personal journey. She learned to harness the power of a positive mindset, viewing challenges as opportunities rather than obstacles. This shift in perspective enabled her to rise above the limitations she once felt, achieving new heights in her career and personal life.

John M. Welton


Dr. Felice Carlton, DNP, RN, FNP-C | Unleashing the Power Within: Mastering Mindset, Conquering Obstacles, and Embracing Possibilities
Dr. Felice Carlton is a Doctor of Nursing Practice, Family Nurse Practitioner, Keynote Speaker, and Health Advisor. Dr. Carlton is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and is a well-esteemed Integrative Health Coach certified by Duke University. She is the owner of Felice Carlton Enterprises LLC, a leadership development company specializing in burnout strategy and mindset development. She possesses 15 years of combined nursing and nurse practitioner experience, with awards from the National Institutes of Health and the Department of Veterans Affairs. 



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Celebrate Your Nurse Peers
One of the highlights of every Annual Convention is the opportunity for NCNA to recognize some of the best nurses and nursing advocates from across North Carolina. We have multiple awards and categories, with strict criteria ensuring that we only bestow honors on the most exceptional of nominees.


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Don't Miss the Membership Forum
The NCNA Membership Forum will take place on Friday, September 15. This program is designed to be a lively, future-focused discussion that engages attendees in group interaction, sharing, and learning. Contribute your voice to the future of the profession while learning and collaborating with your nurse peers.


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Networking with Exhibitors and Sponsors!
Exhibitors and Sponsors will be ready to meet you at the RN Networking Central sessions during convention where you can learn more about these organizations. NCNA 2023 Convention Sponsors and Exhibitors ensure a well-rounded event and helps keep costs down!


Miss a session you really wanted to see? Don’t worry about it! We provide recordings of all of the breakout sessions to attendees — and you can get CHs for all of the concurrent sessions from the day(s) you are registered. You will receive an email about a month after Convention with all the info. General sessions (keynotes, etc.) are not included.

The North Carolina Nurses Association is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.