Florida’s Advocate for Long Term Care
Providers and the Elders They Serve

FHCA Nurse Leadership Program


Thank You to All Those Who Attended and Sponsored this Year's Event!

Enjoy engaging speakers and lively discussions as you collaborate with and gain a wealth of knowledge from national nursing leaders who will discuss the latest clinical techniques and proven long term care solutions based on case studies. Attendees will learn from their research and practical experiences and will identify shared expectations of high quality clinical care in skilled nursing centers and assisted living facilities. The annual Nurse Leadership Program is a time for important networking, as well as personal and professional growth. Come and be a part of this exciting event!

Important Update

Please note that the Tuesday Alzheimer's Training Pre-Session has been canceled due to an unexpected family emergency of the trainer, Deborah Afasano. FHCA apologizes for the inconvenience and plans to reschedule the Alzheimer's Training in the near future; additional details to come. Thank you for your understanding. For more information, please contact FHCA.


Click here to see a list of registration confirmations
Click here to access the presentation handouts (password protected for registered attendees only)

Event Highlights

Continuing Education Breakout Sessions offering up to 13.5 credit hours.

Pre-Session Programming (May 31)

Click Here to learn more about these pre-sessions

MDS 3.0 Training for DONs and Administrators: Robin Bleier, RB Health Partners, Inc.
LPN Supervisory Training and CNA Train-the-Trainer for RN Instructors: Karen Oliver, Guardian Pharmacy, and Lee Ann Griffin, FHCA
Alzheimer’s Training: Deborah Afasano, Avante Group (CANCELED)


Nurse Leadership Programming (June 1-3)

Meet the Speakers

Legislative and Regulatory Update: Carol Berkowitz, FHCA
Navigating Clinical Success with New Payment Models in Long Term Care Organizations: Dr. David Gifford, American Health Care Association Sr. VP of Quality & Regulatory Affairs
The Developing Role of the Nurse Administrator: Robin Bleier, RB Health Partners, Inc.
Post-Acute Strategies and Preparing for Prospective Payment Systems-Nursing is the Key: Mary Tellis-Nayak, My InnerView and Ellen Rychlik, Elderwood at Hamburg
Risk Management with a Twist!: Robin Bleier, RB Health Partners, Inc. and Kim Smoak, Agency for Health Care Administration
Preparing for the Facility Assessment: Residents, Resources and Risks: Deborah Afasano, Avante Group and Irene Fleshner, Reno, Davis and Associates, Inc.
Regulatory Hot Topics: Karen Goldsmith, Goldsmith & Grout, P.A.
Special Session: Laws and Rules of the Board of Nursing: Lee Ann Griffin, FHCA
State and Federal Regulatory Noncompliance Guidance: Polly Weaver, Agency for Health Care Administration Assistant Deputy Secretary
Who is the Person in Person Centered Care: Mary Tellis-Nayak and Vivian Tellis-Nayak, My InnerView


Social & Networking Events

Wednesday, June 1
5:00 - 7:15 p.m.

Business Partner Tabletop Expo & Welcome Reception
Thursday, June 2
12:30 p.m.

FHCA 2016 Long Term Care Excellence in Nursing Awards

Thursday, June 2
4:45 - 6:00 p.m.

Putt-Putt for PAC, sponsored by Cotler Healthcare & Development

Join us for some good ol’ fashion fun to support the Florida Health Care Political Action Committee (PAC). Play a 9-hole Putt-Putt course and test your skills at the PAC Wine Toss, all while enjoying light appetizers and one free beverage (free entrance to NLP registered attendees; associate members/business partners may purchase tickets for $25).

Exhibitor and Sponsor Information

Business Partner Tabletop Expo & Welcome Reception will be on Wednesday, June 1 from 5:00 - 7:15 p.m.

**The Tabletop Expo is SOLD OUT*** Please email Jenny Early to be placed on the waiting list. 

Click here to download the Tabletop and Sponsorship Brochure.
Click here to view the floor plan as of 3-30-16.
Click here to view a list of the 2016 Exhibitors and Sponsors

Sponsorships are still available! Email Jenny Early for more information about available sponsorships. 

Anyone selling T.E.N.S. units to consumers are required to have a Home Medical Equipment License (HME) by the Agency for Health Care Administration.

 Florida Statute 400.93 Licensure required; exemptions; unlawful acts; penalties.—
(1) Any person or entity that holds itself out to the public as providing home medical equipment and services or accepts physician orders for home medical equipment and services is subject to licensure under this part.
(2) Any person or entity that holds itself out to the public as providing home medical equipment that typically requires home medical services is subject to licensure under this part.

Long Term Care Excellence in Nursing Awards 

Each year, FHCA recognizes recipients of the Nurse Administrator, Registered Nurse, Licensed Practical Nurse and Certified Nursing Assistant of the Year awards at the Annual Awards Luncheon on Thursday of the event. Click here to learn more about the 2016 Excellence in Nursing Awards.

Hotel Information

Rooms at the Don CeSar Hotel are currently sold out. For information about hotel accommodations, please contact Christina Michael at cmichael@fhca.org.

Don CeSar Hotel
3400 Gulf Blvd.
St. Pete Beach, FL 33706
Click here for directions and more information.