PITMAN, NJ USA (Press Release) - June 22, 2012
A dynamic education program and outstanding faculty will drive urologic nurses and associates to the Society of Urologic Nurses and Associates (SUNA) 43rd Annual Conference, November 2-5, 2012, at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel in Washington, DC.
The conference provides urologic nurses, advanced practice nurses, physician assistants, technicians, medical assistants, office personnel, and others the opportunity to enhance their practice knowledge of all settings at all levels. Attendees will have the chance to see and learn what happens to their patients in pre-op and post-op, as well as in the operating room itself.
Expert faculty will speak on the latest evidence-based and clinical innovations in urologic care, pediatrics, professional development, and urodynamics. Conference attendees will also earn CNE contact hours, network with colleagues, participate in Special Interest Group (SIG) meetings, meet with vendors in the exhibit hall, and attend special events. A complete conference brochure is available online.
Advanced Practice Track
For the third year, SUNA is offering a special education track for advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs) and physician assistants. The track features hands-on workshops, dedicated education sessions, and networking opportunities, all designed specifically for advanced practice clinical knowledge and skills. The advanced practice track includes:
Five preconference workshops will be offered on Friday, November 2: Certification Review, Advanced Practice Diagnostic Imaging Evaluation, Basic Urology, Advanced Practice Cystoscopy, and Urodynamics.
On Saturday, November 3, Jan Towers, PhD, NP-C, CRNP, FAANP, FAAN, will present the Keynote Address, “Hot Topics for Nurses in the Current Health Care Environment;” a must-see discussion on the latest happenings on Capitol Hill.
Concurrent sessions will run Saturday, November 3, through Monday, November 5. Sessions include the following (and more):
The SUNA Foundation will host a Silent Auction on Saturday, November 3, during the SUNA Party. Money raised will help the Foundation fund research grants, educational scholarships, and specialized training for SUNA members.
SUNA will offer all attendees free access to conference sessions in the Online Library after the event. Attendees will be able to print handouts prior to the conference, complete evaluations and print CNE certificates. After the conference, they can listen to recorded sessions and earn additional contact hours.
The Certification Board for Urologic Nurses and Associates (CBUNA) will offer the urologic certification exam on Saturday, November 3, from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. (Pre-registration is required.) Certification applications are available at www.cbuna.org and must be postmarked by September 7, 2012.
Continuing Nursing Education (CNE)
Attendees may earn up to 14.25 contact hours during the three-day conference. Additional contact hours are available for preconference workshops.
SUNA is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses’ Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation (ANCC-COA).
Continuing Medical Education (CME)
This program is not yet approved for CME credit. Conference organizers plan to request 19 hours of AAPA Category I CME credit from the Physician Assistant Review Panel. Total number of approved credits yet to be determined.
Visit www.suna.org to view the complete conference brochure and register online. For more information about SUNA, visit www.suna.org or contact the SUNA National Office: East Holly Avenue, Box 56, Pitman, NJ 08071-0056; phone: 1-888-TAP-SUNA; e-mail: email@example.com.
The Society of Urologic Nurses and Associates is a professional organization committed to excellence in patient care, clinical practice, and research through education of its members, patients, families, and community.
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