2018 Annual Conference and Meeting

10/25/2018 - 10/26/2018
All Day

Royal Park Hotel

The ANA-Michigan Annual Conference will be held October 25 & 26, 2018, in Rochester, MI.

American Nurses Association-Michigan (ANA-Michigan) invites nurses and nursing students to participate in a celebration of leadership and human touch by honoring the past and celebrating the future. This year’s conference will be held at the Royal Park Hotel in Rochester, Michigan. There will be an awards ceremony on Thursday, October 25, 2018, beginning at 6 p.m., and the conference will be held on Friday, October 26, 2018, with breakfast and registration beginning at 7:30 a.m.

This meeting follows the theme set by the American Nurses Association of #bedsideandbeyond. As nurses in Michigan, we strive for excellence in all capacities of #bedsideandbeyond and we challenge those who attend to find what #bedsideandbeyond means to them professionally and personally. We may teach, lead and be at the bedside. We are advocates for our patients and their families, but also for each other to inspire. We look to the innovation of those who lead, at any moment in their career, to be change agents in the field of nursing. This year’s speakers check all the boxes on innovation, including integrative therapies, technology, and opportunities in nursing.

This innovational and celebratory conference is designed to support nurses in all stages of their career. The purpose of the conference is to bring together nurses and nursing students, from various specialty and practice settings, to bring light to all aspects of #bedsideandbeyond.

Click HERE for the fillable PDF form to complete and bring with you onsite. Registration will be open Friday, Oct. 26th 7:30-8:30 a.m. in Gallery South at the Royal Park Hotel in Rochester, MI.


  • Participants will recall how entrepreneurship and business foundations position nurses as leaders in e-health modalities.
  • Participants will learn to focus upon the visualization (making sense of large collections of healthcare data in a way that provides value), human-computer interaction, and user-centered design.
  • Participants will define how to help persons with chronic disease develop better self-care management through improved symptom awareness.


Thursday, October 25th
6:00 – 7:00 P.M.           
Evening Social with Appetizers & Desserts
7:00 – 8:00 P.M.
          Awards & Recognition Program – Speaker Patricia D. Hurn, Ph.D., RN, FAAN. Be inspired as Dr. Hurn speaks about opportunities in nursing and what #bedsideandbeyond means in her world and how you can apply it to yours.

Friday, October 26th
7:30 – 8:30 A.M.          Breakfast & Registration
8:30 – 9:45 A.M.          
Keynote: Nursing Innovation & Entrepreneurship – Rebecca Love, RN, MSN, ANP
9:45 – 10:15 A.M.        
Morning Break with Exhibitors and Poster Viewing
10:15 – 11:15 A.M.     
Bringing Human Touch to e-Health: Patricia Abbott, Ph.D., RN, FAAN, FACMI
11:15 A.M. – 12:15 P.M.   
Integrative Therapies in Nursing: Roxane Chan, Ph.D., RN, AHN-BC, LMT
12:15 – 1:15 P.M.        
Lunch with Exhibitors & Poster Viewing
1:15 – 3:00 P.M.
          ANA-Michigan Annual Membership Meeting

Please click HERE to see the full schedule.


This activity has been approved by the Ohio Nurses Association (OBN-001-91) for 4.25 contact hours. The Ohio Nurses Association is accredited as an approver of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

In order to obtain a Certificate of Successful Completion for this activity, the learner must complete the following criteria:

• Sign the Verification of Attendance Form at the registration desk
• Attendance of at least 80% of the event
• Complete and submit the online evaluation for each session attended

For additional information or questions on contact hours contact the ANA-Michigan office
at 517.325.5306.


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Bookings are closed for this event.