Education | Events

Nurse Leadership Program

Event Locations

Rescheduled Date TBD
Don CeSar Hotel
3400 Gulf Boulevard
St. Pete Beach, FL 33706

Title Sponsor

Excellence in Long Term Care Nursing Awards 

Due to the COVID-19 public health emergency, the 2020 nomination process has been postponed. FHCA will update members once nominations reopen for the 2020 awards.

This annual recognition program provides a unique opportunity to put the spotlight on Florida’s nurse leaders nominated and recognized by their peers and supervisors at the Nurse Leadership Program Awards Luncheon. During Excellence in Long Term Care Nursing Awards Luncheon, FHCA will recognize the Nurse Administrator, Registered Nurse, Licensed Practical Nurse and Certified Nursing Assistant of the Year, along with the Long Term Care Rising Star in Nursing Award.

FHC PAC Silent Auction/Wine Tasting

The Nurse Leadership Program offers two exciting opportunities to support our grassroots advocacy initiatives. Bid on fabulous prizes during the FHC PAC Silent Auction, which takes place Wednesday and Thursday of the event. The FHC PAC Wine Tasting takes place during the Wednesday evening Welcome Reception & Table Top Expo. Enjoy a variety of wine tastings for a small donation. Click here to learn more about the FHC PAC.

FHCA has postponed the Nurse Leadership Program at the Don CeSar Hotel in St. Pete Beach, FL. Our goal is always to keep our event attendees healthy and safe. Given the evolving COVID-19 situation, it would be difficult for FHCA to deliver the quality program our attendees have come to expect. Additionally, we did not want to distract from our participants’ ability to stay close to their care centers, especially when issues and needs surrounding COVID-19 are rapidly changing. 

All registered participants of the 2020 Nurse Leadership Program will have their event registration automatically moved to the new 2020 event date. Further details will be emailed to registered participants as soon as they are available.

As COVID-19 is an emerging issue, we encourage you to check our online calendar often should further schedule changes be made. 

We apologize for the inconvenience and appreciate your patience. Questions can be directed to Christina Michael of FHCA at

We invite you to attend the FHCA 2020 Nurse Leadership Program, Florida’s leading clinical conference for long term care professionals. Designed to include all disciplines, this year’s program will support the evolving skills required in long term care nursing and help attendees with achieving individual goals through leadership development. FHCA’s Nurse Leadership Program provides a variety of standout presentations from notable experts in the field that you won’t want to miss. Presentations will focus on infection control skin health, wound management, strategies to fight Sepsis, reducing hospital readmissions, practical Patient Driven Payment Model (PDPM) for nurses, leadership through balance, effective internal investigations, and Phase III Requirements of Participation.

FHCA’s Nurse Leadership Program offers cutting edge, interactive sessions that will energize you and provide up-to-date strategies and solutions for delivering high-quality care. This year’s program features special presentations by Florida’s long term care experts, including the Agency for Health Care Administration’s Bureau Chief of Field Office Operations Kim Smoak, Karen Goldsmith of Goldsmith & Grout, P.A., as well as Robin Bleier and A.C. Burke, both with RB Health Partners, Inc.


Hotel Information

The Don CeSar Hotel Room Block is currently closed until the new scheduled event date is finalized. Questions can be directed to Christina Michael of FHCA at

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

Exhibitor and Sponsor Information

Sales for the Exhibitor Tabletop Expo is currently suspended until the new scheduled event date is finalized. Questions? Please contact Jenny Early of FHCA. 

Participate in the exclusive Tabletop Expo and market your company’s products and services to the nurse leaders who influence purchasing decisions at the facility and corporate level. You can also maximize your exposure with our select sponsorship opportunities. A limited number of tabletops are available and this will be a sold out event!