Welcome to Palm Springs, CA and the 14th Annual Nursing Organizations Alliance Fall Summit!
Fall is an amazing and colorful time of year. It is my favorite season of all. So it is with great excitement that I welcome you to our Fall Summit. The Coordinating Team and management staff have been hard at work all year preparing for this colorful meeting. We have chosen the perfect location in the Westin Mission Hills Golf Resort & Spa for you to network with colleagues, get energized about our profession, enjoy some sunshine and maybe pamper yourself at the spa!
The agenda this year is packed with nationally sought after speakers like Tom Dolan, PhD, Paul Keckley, PhD and Barbara Brandt, PhD. Are you looking for creative ways to increase diversity within your association? Are you interested to hear of the predicted future? Does your association truly embrace the concept of interprofessional collaboration and communication? These topics and many more will be discussed. I am also delighted that our own association leaders will speak on their successes in the Wow session.
Last year we had the honor of hosting the Nursing Legends, a phenomenal group of our newly retired nursing association CEOs. They shared with us some of the most important lessons learned in their career. This year we are excited to have a panel of millennials, who are already making significant contributions to our profession. In our effort to remain relevant, theirs is an important perspective for us to consider and embrace.
Along with our other programs: Nurse in Washington Internship (NIWI), Nursing Alliance Leadership Academy (NALA) and our webinars, the Alliance is here for you. Our purpose is to provide a forum for identification, education and collaboration building on issues of common interest so Alliance member organizations can advance the nursing profession in a cohesive and meaningful way. For those who are joining us for the first time – a special WELCOME. We hope you all enjoy the meeting.
Rose L. Horton, MSM, RNC