NER-WOCN Scholarship winners

2017 // 2018


2018 President's Address

New Year, New Theme, New Conference Format

Now that we have entered Spring, in spite of the snow, I wanted to take a few minutes and let everyone know what the Board of the NER has been doing since January. The NER Central Conference Planning Committee has been very busy making plans for this years conference, and it is shaping up to be quite an educational experience. We have decided to change the format up a little, which has resulted in the ability to offer attendees more continuing education credits.

This year we are asking for abstract submissions earlier. The rationale for this change is simple: we will attempt to give a CE for poster viewing. Additionally, we are looking at the feasibility of doing “virtual posters”. This will make it much easier to view posters throughout the conference, without having to go to another floor. Several of the poster authors will be asked to speak in a break-out session, similar to National Conference.

Our last major change is the format of the general business meeting. This will be held at the beginning of conference 10am on Friday. This was done to allow for additional CE offerings. The Board cannot wait to see everyone in November – we are looking forward to “Harvesting Success Through Collaboration”.


Kathleen McLaughlin DNP, RN, CWOCN
President NER WOCN