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Nurse Leadership Program

May 29 - 31, 2024

The Don CeSar | St. Pete Beach, FL

*Registration for the Full Nurse Leadership Program is completely sold out; we apologize for the inconvenience. If you would like to register for a Wednesday Single day, this option is still available onsite.

Florida Health Care Association’s Nurse Leadership Program is Florida’s leading clinical conference for long term care professionals. Attendees can expect forward-thinking and innovative sessions that address current and anticipated challenges, as well as strategies and solutions for delivering high-quality care.

This year’s program will inspire attendees with sessions that help them shine as leaders in long term care. Attendees will also experience valuable networking opportunities with peers and business partners, along with an opportunity to celebrate and recognize the best and the brightest in long term care nursing.

Nurse Leadership Program Highlights

Nurse Leadership Program attendee registration includes:

  • Up to 12 Continuing Education Hours
  • 2-day Tabletop Expo, with Wednesday Cocktail Reception and Thursday Brunch Reception
  • Presentation of FHCA's annual Excellence in Long Term Care Nursing Awards
  • Continental breakfast and refreshment breaks
  • Special Session - Human Trafficking Video Course for Nurses: This training CEU requirement for Florida nurses will be offered at no charge to all Full Registrants of the Nurse Leadership Program.
    After the event, FHCA will email instructions for completing the complimentary online course within a limited timeframe. Full Registrants are encouraged to take advantage of this additional event benefit to access the complimentary course through 4:00 p.m. EST on Monday, June 17, 2024.

Host Hotel

The Don CeSar
3400 Gulf Boulevard
St. Pete Beach, FL

The Don CeSar room block is SOLD OUT and we are no longer maintaining a website; we apologize for the inconvenience. If you previously added your name to the waitlist, FHCA staff will contact you directly regarding room availability.

Room Rate: $175 + applicable taxes
Resort Fee: $14 additional fee
Overnight Guest Parking: $8 per night
Day Guest Parking: $8 per day (for guests not staying at the hotel)

Event Agenda

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Wednesday, May 29

9:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Attendee Registration

9:30 - 10:30 a.m.

Refreshment Break

10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Breakout Sessions

#1: Implementing an Effective Institutional Formulary for Wound Care

#2: Qualified  Medication Aides: What You Need to Know

#3: Managing Residents with C.auris

12:00 - 1:00 p.m.

Welcome Lunch

Enjoy this grab and go lunch as you head into the first session of the day. The next few days will be filled with fun, education, networking, and some time to unwind.

1:00 - 2:30 p.m.

Breakout Sessions

#1: Implementing an Effective Institutional Formulary for Wound Care

#2: Qualified  Medication Aides: What You Need to Know

#3: Managing Residents with C.auris

2:30 - 2:45 p.m.

Refreshment Break

2:45 - 4:15 p.m.

Breakout Sessions

#4: Psychotropic (GDF) Meetings: Compliance vs. Behavior Management

#5: Addressing Federal Reporting Requirement for Abuse, Neglect, Misappropriation, Exploitation to Avoid the Increasing Citations

#6: The Future is Now: Navigating Care Transitions Across the Continuum

4:30 - 6:30 p.m.

Tabletop Exposition & Cocktail Reception

Join us for a fun night of networking with your peers and exhibitors. Attendees will enjoy food, beverages and excellent prize giveaways!

Thursday, May 30

7:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Attendee Registration

7:30 - 8:00 a.m.

Refreshment Break

8:00 - 9:00 a.m.

Breakout Sessions

#7: Only Leaves Should Fall: Evidence-Based Fall Prevention

#8: Long Term Care Strategies to Address Nursing Workforce Challenges

#9: Work Hard and Smart to Manage Advance Directives

9:00 - 10:30 a.m.

Tabletop Exposition & Brunch Reception

Join us for the second day of the Tabletop Exposition to enjoy breakfast light bites and more prize giveaways!

10:30 - 10:45 a.m.

Refreshment Break

10:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

Breakout Sessions

#10: How to Prepare for a CMS Schizophrenia Audit

#11: Leadership Road to Success with the Changing Workforce

#12: Reducing Pressure Injury Citation and Litigation Risk

Friday, May 31

7:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Attendee Registration

7:30 - 8:00 a.m.

Continental Breakfast

8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

Excellence in Long Term Care Nursing Awards and Education Session

#13: The Brightside of Baldrige

10:00 - 10:15 a.m.

Refreshment Break

10:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

General Session

#14: Agency for Health Care Administration Update