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

FHCA Nurse Leadership Program

Save the Date - June 1-3, 2016

Don CeSar Hotel | St. Pete. Beach

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!


Click here to register online
Click here to register by mail or fax
Click here to download the Attendee Registration Brochure
Click here to see the list of registration confirmations

Event Highlights

Continuing Education Breakout Sessions offering up to 13.5 credit hours.

Pre-Session Programming (May 30)

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


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
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
Who is the Person in Person Centered Care: Mary Tellis-Nayak and Vivian Tellis-Nayak, My InnerView

Exhibitor and Sponsor Information

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

Click here to download the Tabletop and Sponsorship Brochure.
Click here for the Tabletop Registration Form.
Click here to view the floor plan as of 1/25/16.
Click here to view a list of the 2016 Exhibitors and Sponsors

Email Jenny Early for more information about available sponsorships.

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 and to download the nomination form.

Hotel Information

Don CeSar Hotel
3400 Gulf Blvd.
St. Pete Beach, FL 33706

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Room Rate: $139 + applicable taxes

  • Overnight Guest Parking: $5 per night
  • Day Guest Parking: $5 per day (for guests not staying at the hotel)


Resort Fee: $5 additional fee includes:

  • (2) bottled waters daily
  • Wireless internet access
  • Yoga and aerobics classes
  • Complimentary Non-motorized watersports rentals
  • Poolside Pampering
  • Half-day access to Camp CeSar for kids 4-12