2024 Annual Convention

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


September 19-20, 2024
Embassy Suites by Hilton Charlotte Concord Golf Resort & Spa
Concord, NC


Continuing Nursing Education Credit

Contact Hours
Up to 24.50 Contact Hours (CH) available for FULL registrants (12.50 CHs for onsite participants and 12.0 CHs for breakout session playbacks).

Breakout Session Playbacks
Miss a session you really wanted to see? We provide recordings of all 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.

2024 Convention Daily Schedule - Live Agenda | Earn up to 24.50 Contact Hours!



8:00 AM Registration Opens
8:45 First Time Attendee Orientation
9:30 Welcome to the 117th NCNA Convention
9:45 KEYNOTE: Pricing the Nursing Product: Finding the Economic Value of Nurses (1.0 CH)
John M. Welton, PhD, RN
10:45 GENERAL SESSION: Unleashing the Power Within: Mastering Mindset, Conquering Obstacles, and Embracing Possibilities (1.0 CH)
Dr. Felice Carlton, DNP, RN, FNP-C
11:45 Exhibit Hall | Posters Group A (0.75 CH)
12:30 PM Awards Luncheon
2:00 Exhibit Hall | Posters Group B (0.75 CH)


                      Begin Breakout Sessions
Practice            B- Education      C- Leadership      D- Self-Care

Breakout Sessions I (1.0 CH)

I-A: R-E-S-P-E-C-T: Find Out What It Means to EVERYONE!
Shawana Burnette, DNP, RN, RNC-OB, NEA-BC, CLNC, FAWHONN

I-B: Advancing Nursing Practice and Education: Integrating ChatGPT for Academic and Clinical Excellence
Marlena Brokob, MSN, RN

I-C: The Fundamentals of Social Determinants of Health: Unveiling the Hidden Forces Shaping Health Outcomes
Savannah Anderson, MSN, RN

I-D: Nurse Debriefings: Increasing Sustainable Practice
Vickie Leff, LCSW, APHSW-C




Breakout Sessions II (1.0 CH)

II-A: Beyond the Epidemic: Opioid-Sparing Pain Management and Care of the Patient with Opioid Use Disorder in the ED
Daniella James, MSN, MBA, APRN, AGCNS-BC

II-B: Stepping into the Future: Exploring Virtual Reality in Nursing Education
Elizabeth Stone, PhD, RN, CHSE, FAEN; Shawna Buchanan, BSN, RN, CCRN

II-C: The Fun Factor: Building a Vibrant Team Using Playful Work Design
Erin Montgomery, DNP, RN, CNE; Jessica Ivey, EdD, MSN, RNC-OB, CNE

II-D: Healthy Nurse, Healthy Nation, HEALTHY YOU! Physical Activity Practices YOU Can Do for Your Body, Mind, and Spirit
Mary E. Holtschneider, MEd, MPA, BSN, RN, NPDA-BC, NREMT-P

5:30 NCNA Networking & Engagement Reception


7:15 AM Registration Opens | Exibit Hall & Continential Breakfast
7:45 Wellness Corner

GENERAL SESSION: North Carolina Board of Nursing Updates (1.0 CH)


Legislative Session (1.0 CH)

10:15 Break 

Breakout Sessions III (1.0 CH)

III-A: Optimizing Sexual and Gender Minority Adolescent Health in Primary Care: Putting Evidence into Practice
Melissa D. Kelly, DNP, CPNP-PC

III-B: Innovative Academic Practice Partnership Models to Expand Capacity in High-Impact Learning Environments
Kae Rivers Livsey, MPH, PhD, RN, SANE-A; Jennifer Peterson, BSN, RN

III-C: Sitting with Discomfort: Facilitating an Understanding of Implicit Racial Bias
Caitlin McArthur, DNP, MSN, RNC-MNN

III-D: Mindfulness Magnet: The Gravitational Power of Well-being through Nurse-Led Peer-to-Peer Support
Miranda Scoggins, MSN, RN, PCCN, CCRN; Krystal Lott, MSN, RN, CMSRN


Exhibit Hall | Posters Group C (1.0 CH)

12:30 PM

Membership Forum (1.0 CH) | Working Lunch




Breakout Sessions IV (1.0 CH)

IV-A: Serious Illness Conversations: The Role of the Registered Nurse
Tomika Williams, PhD, AGNP-C; Margaret Caruso, BSN, RN

IV-B: Role of Holistic RN Patient Advocates in Private Practice: Background, Responsibilities, & Frequently Requested Services
Karen C. Sanders, MSN, RN, AHN-BC, HWNC-BC

IV-C: Adding Depth: Achieving Growth for the Beside and Beyond
Jason McLawhorn, MSN, RN, NPD-BC

IV-D: Application of Stress First Aid for the Healthcare Worker in a Private University Setting
Sean P. Convoy, DNP, RN, PMHNP-BC

3:15 Closing Keynote: The Closing Keynote will be Announced Soon!

The sessions and agenda listed above are subject to change. Please continue to check back for updates. Last Edited 4/18/24




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