2019 Annual Conference and Meeting

02/28/2019 - 03/01/2019
All Day

Eberhard Center

Online Registration is now closed

Please click CLICK HERE to download and print the registration form. Please bring form with you onsite, registration will open at 7:30 a.m. on Thursday, Feb. 28. 

Venue & Hotel Information
GVSU L.V. Eberhard Center
301 West Fulton
Grand Rapids, MI 49504

To book your stay, contact Holiday Inn Grand Rapids Downtown by February 23, 2019.
Please call 616.235.7611 to reserve your room, or go to http://bit.ly/2FK86uU.
Holiday Inn Grand Rapids Downtown
310 Pearl St. NW
Grand Rapids, MI 48307
Room Rate is $142, Group Code: ANA
The Hotel offers complimentary parking for all registered hotel guests and is exactly 262 walking steps to the GVSU Eberhard Center.

American Nurses Association-Michigan (ANA-Michigan) invite Michigan nurses and nursing students to participate in the 2019 ANA-Michigan Conference and Annual Meeting. This year’s event with exhibitors will take place Thursday, February 28, 2019 at the GVSU L.V. Eberhard Center in Grand Rapids, MI.  Creativity and Innovation in Nursing is the theme for this year’s event. Our landscape around us is continually changing as well as scope of practice. Creativity and innovation many times go hand in hand. As nurses, we are open to change and want to be in the know of innovative and progressive practices as it applies to the care of our patients and colleagues. This meetings mission is to strive to focus on embracing the evolving role of the nurse while harnessing the foundations of nursing practice. Topics of cannabis, gun violence, artificial intelligence and climate change are a few of the topics we will showcase with presenters who are in the cutting edge of their field.

Demographics of Those Who Attend
This creative and innovative conference is designed to support all nurses.  The purpose of the conference is to strive to focus on embracing the evolving role of the nurse while harnessing the foundations of nursing practice.

Conference Outcome
Participants will learn about innovations in health care and cutting edge topics such as the impact of cannabis, climate change, gun violence and artificial intelligence and integrate the information into  their nursing practice.

Continuing Education Credits
This activity has been submitted to the Ohio Nurses Association (OBN-001-91) for approval to award 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. Pending approval, participants can receive a maximum of 7.25 contact hours for attending this activity. For additional information or questions on contact hours contact the ANA-Michigan office at 517.325.5306. 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

The ANA-Michigan Conference Planning Committee would like to invite you to nominate your organization for the ANA-Michigan 2019 Innovation Award and/or the Collaborative Practice Award.

Innovation Award – Innovation is defined as identifying new opportunities and best methods to solve current problems: thinking outside the box. This award will identify a health system or individual hospital for an innovative practice/approach which improves nursing and patient outcomes.

Collaborative Practice Award – This award will identify a health system or individual hospital for a collaborative project which shows an interdisciplinary approach to best practices that resulted in improved patient outcomes or cost savings.

With the theme of Creativity and Innovation, we are doing a call for Innovation Posters. Do you have an innovative nursing idea or innovation you’ve discovered and are currently using in nursing?  Posters are open to nursing professionals and students.  A certificate will be awarded to the top innovative poster at the Thursday evening opening reception on February 28, 2019.

Exhibitors & Sponsors
If you are interested in sponsoring or exhibiting at this event, email kristen@ANA-Michigan.org.
CLICK HERE for a downloadable and printable Exhibitor and Sponsor application.

Exhibitor – $300 Thanks to Alliance of Nurses, American College of Education, Baker College, Grace Hospice, Grand Canyon University, Indiana Wesleyan University, Mary Free Bed Rehab, MSU College of Nursing, Northern Kentucky University, Pine Rest Christian Mental Health Services, Sparrow Health System, University of Michigan School of Nursing, Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, Michigan Agency for Energy.
Poster Sponsor – $500  SOLD!  Shiftwizard
Audio/Visual & WiFi Sponsor – $500  SOLD!  Ohio University
Lanyard Sponsor – $750
Mobile App Sponsor – $1,500
Attendee Gift Sponsor – $1,500
Opening Reception Sponsorship – $3,000  SOLD!  GVSU Kirkhof College of Nursing
Banner Ad – $250 SOLD! (4 more available!)  Olivet College
Breakfast Connections Sponsor – $1,000
Lunch Sponsor – $1,500
Coffee Break or Grab-and-go Snack Sponsor – $750  SOLD! (2 more available!)  Holland Hospital
Keynote Sponsor – $1,500  SOLD! (1 available!)  Nurses Service Organization
Education Session Sponsor – $1,000


Online bookings are not available for this event.