NEW YORK NURSE: September 2011
by Erin Silk
Grab your passport and plan to cruise the Eastern Caribbean with NYSNA for Seminar at Sea, Feb. 25-Mar. 3, 2012. The popular educational seminar returns to celebrate its 15th anniversary aboard the Royal Caribbean Oasis of the Seas - a favorite of past attendees for its luxurious ship amenities and fun-filled activities.
The cruise departs from Ft. Lauderdale, and will make leisurely stops at ports-of-call in the Bahamas, St. Thomas and St. Maarten. The seminar topic “Violence in the Workplace: It’s not ‘just part of the job!’” offers up to a total of 25 contact hours and is relevant for all nurses, in any healthcare setting.
The program’s presenter is Tom Lowe, health and safety representative for NYSNA. Lowe consults and lectures extensively on pertinent aspects of health and safety as it applies to nurses. He is an active member of the Hudson Valley Association of Occupational Health Nurses, New York State Association of Occupational Health Nurses, and NY-4 Disaster Medical Assistance Team under the Department of Health and Human Services.
“The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) identifies four sources of violence – stranger, client, co-worker and partner. Understanding each of these sources from identification to prevention will be the focus of this exciting seminar. We’ll talk about recognition, intervention and prevention through lectures, role plays and small group activities. At the end of this seminar, you will have gained the knowledge necessary to know that violence is not just part of the job,” Lowe said.
Registration for Seminar at Sea 2012 is being booked through Continuing Education, Inc. You may contact them directly at 800.422.0711 or register online at http://www.continuingeducation.net/coursedetails.php?program_number=2061.
Whether you prefer a stateroom or an ocean view, various cabin choices are available.
Pricing is based on double occupancy and includes cabin, port charges, taxes, meals, seminar, and class materials. Each attendee must register, either by phone or online, whether you are participating in the seminar or attending as a guest. Guests of seminar attendees are excluded from seminar classes, but are invited to attend all complimentary on-board events and should deduct $150 from their payment total. Monthly payments are accepted and full payment is due no later than December 9.
A limited number of deep discounts for airfare and hotel accommodations can be arranged by a Continuing Education, Inc. representative. A passport is required to sail.
Plan now to reserve your spot for education and excitement aboard Seminar at Sea 2012. Brochure information including registration details will be available soon.