NNBA 2024 Conference

Nurse Entrepreneurs, Aspiring Nurse Entrepreneurs, and Business-Minded Nurses are gathering on Thursday, July 25th through Saturday, July 27th, 2024 in Orlando, Florida for NNBA’s Signature conference on Nurse Entrepreneurship and Career Alternatives. This conference is designed for nurses exploring the idea of starting a business, those already in business and nurses looking for non-traditional career options. With a proven track record of success, this conference delivers valuable business information customized for nurses, actionable content, insight into healthcare industry trends, mentoring, and continued education in professional growth and career/business development.

Nationally acclaimed nurse entrepreneurs and business leaders will provide nurses the information, tools, and resources necessary to start your business or make your current business even more successful. In addition, there are four pre-conference workshops to provide you in-depth specialty knowledge, best practices and hundreds of ideas and tips, whether you are a novice or a seasoned business owner. It is a full agenda with presentations, interactive sessions, and powerful networking time. You will have plenty of opportunities with your colleagues to share innovative ideas and strategies, have discussions and explore potential collaborations, and simply enjoy the company of so many creative and like-minded nurses.

Who Should Attend

  • Nurses new to the idea of being an independent nurse or nurse entrepreneur
  • Self-employed nurses and nurse business owners in the startup and growth mode
  • Nurses interested in learning business skills and strategies to expand their business
  • Entrepreneurial nurses looking for additional revenue streams, on a part-time or full-time basis
  • Nurses interested in meeting like-minded colleagues and extending their network

Compelling content, how-to’s and actionable take-aways

  • Opportunities for developing nurse-owned healthcare businesses
  • Information on how to successfully transition to nurse entrepreneurship
  • Business planning and tools to start and operate your business
  • How to market your business, your products and yourself
  • The value of networking and building a business
  • Opportunities as an author, speaker, social media influencer, encore entrepreneur and more!

NNBA Entrepreneurship & Career Alternatives Conference is an educational and professional development event.  There are 9 eligible contact hours for the main conference and 3.5 contact hours for each preconference workshops. Contact hours for the Conference are provided by Nurse Builders, an education provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing (provider #15118).

Exhibits:

Throughout the conference a truly unique group of companies and organizations, many owned by nurses, will be exhibiting the latest in equipment, supplies and services along with educational programs and alternative career options. This will be your chance to closely examine the merit of a wide variety of products and services on a individual basis.  If you are interested in sponsoring, exhibiting and/or advertising at NNBA 2024, click here.

COVID Safety Information:

The health and safety of all attendees to the NNBA 2024 Conference remains our top priority. We are closely monitoring government mandates and policy changes, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines and Florida state law. As information pertaining to the virus continues to develop, we will adjust our approach as needed and keep you up to date with new developments to ensure a coordinated effort and a safe environment for all NNBA Conference attendees.

NNBA 2024 Conference

When:

Thursday, July 25, 2024 – Pre-conference Workshops
Thursday, July 25, 2024 – Meet and Greet Reception
Friday, July 26, 2024 – Main Conference
Saturday, July 27, 2024 – Main Conference

Where:

Embassy Suites Hotel
4955 Kyngs Heath Road
Kissimmee, Florida, 34746
Hotel (407) 597-4000
Reservations (866) 791-7626

On-line Hotel Reservations:

We have negotiated an amazing group discount with the Embassy Suites Hotel. The cutoff date to receive the group discount for your room reservations is July 2, 2024 (just extended to July 10, 2024!)  A dedicated webpage for the NNBA is available for you to book your hotel rooms online. Reservations can be made directly here. Discounted room rates beginning Tuesday night (07/23/2024) through Sunday night (07/28/2024) are $155.00, regular pricing is over $200.00 per night.

All registered hotel guests receive a complementary evening reception 5:30pm – 7:00pm and a complimentary made-to-order breakfast in the Citrus Room.

Hotel rooms are limited, early registration is advised.

Conference Pricing:

Conference (Friday/Saturday) $409.00 (Member)
Conference (Friday/Saturday) $509.00 (Non-Member)
Pre-conferences (each) $99.00 (Member)
Pre-conferences (each) $129.00 (Non-Member)
Members save $100.00 on the Conference and $30.00 on each Pre-conference.

Registration Times:

Wednesday, July 24, from 6:00pm to 8:00pm, local time.
Thursday, July 25, from 7:00am to 1:00pm, local time.
Thursday, July 25, from 4:00pm to 7:00pm, local time.
Friday, July 26, from 7:00am to 9:00am, local time.
Saturday, July 27, from 7:00am to 8:30am, local time.
Registration will be at the West Registration Desk.

On-line conference registration will temporarily close on Sunday, July 21st at 12:00pm (PST) and will re-open on Wednesday, July 24th at 12:00pm (PST).  Conference bags and programs cannot be guaranteed for registrations occurring on or after July 24th, 2024.

NNBA 2024 Conference

Meet and Greet – Thursday, July 25, 2024

NNBA 2024 Meet and Greet Sponsorship

5:00pm – 7:00pm – Meet and Greet Reception
All registered conference attendees are welcome to attend. Your conference badge must be visible. Registration will be in main registration area.

Key West Terrace

Main Conference Agenda – Friday, July 26, 2024

NNBA 2024 Conference

7:00am – 8:30am – Registration Open

7:00am – 8:00am – Exhibitor Setup

7:30 – Conference Hall Open for Attendees

West Registration Desk

Palms Ballroom

NNBA 2024 Conference

8:30am – 8:45am – Welcome and Opening Remarks
This year’s conference emcee is Dr. Renee Thompson, DNP, RN, FAAN, CSP®, CEO & Founder of Healthy Workforce Institute®

Michelle Podlesni, RN, President, National Nurses in Business Association
UNconventional Nurse®, CEO Bloom Service Group, LLC.

NNBA Conference Agenda

Palms Ballroom

                                                                    Keynote Address

8:45am – 9:45am – The Journey of Building Business Through Story-Telling

                                                   Denetra Hampton, MHSA, BSN, RN

9:45am – 10:15am – Break – Book Signings – Visit Exhibitors – Networking

Breakout Session #1 – Choose from either:
10:15am – 11:15am – Start, Grow, and Scale Your Profitable Public Health Consulting Business!
Quisha Umemba, MPH, BSN, RN, CDCES, CHWI

Palms Ballroom

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10:15am – 11:15am – Tapping Into Your Entrepreneurial Spirit: Creating a Successful Coaching Business
Pamela Spivey MSN, CNS, CPEC

Cypress

11:15am – 11:45am – TBD

11:45am – 1:00pm – Luncheon – Networking – Visit Exhibitors

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Breakout Session #2 – Choose from either:
1:15pm – 2:15pm – Limitless:  Beyond the Bedside As a Business Owner
Heather Wilson, RN

Palms Ballroom

NNBA 2024 Conference

1:15pm – 2:15pm – From Posting to Profits: Mastering Social Media for Success
Teresa Sanderson, RN, CCM

Cypress

2:15pm – 2:30pm – Break – Networking – Visit Exhibitors

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Breakout Session #3 – Choose from either:
2:30pm – 3:30pm – How to Start, Scale and Build Your Staffing Company
Eva Francis, HC, MSN, RN, CCRN, NE-BC

Palms Ballroom

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2:30pm – 3:30pm – Transforming Your Money Mindset as a Nurse Entrepreneur
Karen Retardo, MA, BSN, RN, ACC-ICF

Cypress

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3:40pm – 4:40pm – Presenting with Polish and Passion
Donna Cardillo, MA, RN, CSP®, FAAN

Palms Ballroom

4:30pm – 5:00pm – Visit Exhibitors – Networking

Main Conference Agenda – Saturday, July 27, 2024

7:30am – 8:30am – Registration Open – Visit Exhibitors

West Registration Desk

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8:30am – 8:45am – Welcome Back
Michelle Podlesni, RN, President, National Nurses in Business Association
UNconventional Nurse®, CEO Bloom Service Group, LLC.

Palms Ballroom

NNBA 2024 Conference

8:45am – 10:00am

NNBA 2024 Shark Tank Competition

Palms Ballroom

10:00am – 10:20am – Break – Visit Exhibitors – Networking

10:20am – 10:40am – NNBA 2024 Shark Tank Winner Announcements

NNBA 2024 Conference

10:40am – 11:40am – How to Become a Profitable Nurse Writer
Janelle Barowski, MSN, RN

Palms Ballroom

11:40am – 1:00pm – Lunch – Networking – Visit Exhibitors

NNBA 2024 Conference

1:00pm – 2:00pm – How To Leverage Digital Content In Your Nurse Owned Business
Louise Jakubik, PhD, RN, NPD-BC, CSP®

Palms Ballroom

2:00pm – 2:30pm – Break – Visit Exhibitors – Networking

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2:30pm – 3:30pm – From Risk to Reality: Navigating the Road to Entrepreneurship
Renee Thompson, DNP, RN, CSP®, FAAN

Palms Ballroom

NNBA 2024 Conference

3:30pm – 4:00pm – Major Announcements, Plans for Next Year’s 2025 Conference Celebrating 40 Years in Business! and Wrap-up
Michelle Podlesni, RN, President, National Nurses in Business Association, Unconventional Nurse®, CEO of Bloom Service Group, LLC.

Palms Ballroom

Memberships

4:00pm – 5:00pm – Final Visit with Exhibitors – Networking

NNBA 2024 Conference

Pre-conference Workshops – Thursday, July 25, 2024

Please be aware these Pre-conferences are live and concurrent, you can only purchase one morning pre-conference and one afternoon pre-conference.

NNBA 2024 Conference

8:30am – 12:00pm – Building Consulting Packages that Convert
Nena Hart, PhD, RN, CDONA, CHPN, CLHP

Pre-conference Overview: We will be discussing pricing models and strategies for consulting packages for nurse entrepreneurs exploring consulting opportunities. At the end of this training, you’ll have an understanding of how to develop and present an offer and pricing package for consulting opportunities. The ideal participant for this introductory training on crafting offers and packages will be exploring new consulting contract opportunities anywhere between 5 and 50 thousand dollars and looking for opportunities and approaches to pivoting into entrepreneurship either for part-time or full-time self-employment.  Learn more.

Cypress 1

8:30am – 12:00pm – 10 Ways to Start Your Side Hustle with Your Nursing Expertise: Nurse Entrepreneurship & the GIG Economy
Louise Jakubik, PhD, RN, NPD-BC, CSP®

Pre-conference Overview: Explore how to leverage your nursing expertise to create a side hustle that creates an impact for your customers and income to support your lifestyle. While your primary job may pay the bills, it may not provide the income you need to build savings, plan for retirement or even go on vacation. Fortunately, a side hustle in the current gig economy is a financial solution that nurses are uniquely positioned to achieve. In this session, we will explore 10 different ways nurses can translate their expertise into a side hustle to make impact and income.  Learn more.

Cypress 2

1:00pm – 4:30pm – The A to Z’s of Starting Your Nurse Owned Business
Lorie Brown, RN, MN, JD

Pre-conference Overview: As nurses, the only way to make more money is to work more. As nurse business owners, we get to create our own paycheck. And, the good news is we can make as much money as we want, work when we want and not have to answer to anyone else. However, we were not taught how to be a business owner in nursing school so that is exactly what you are going to learn. Consider it a mini MBA! This course is the A to Zs of starting your own business. Here is just a quick journey of what you are going to learn About which business you are in, Business basics of running a successful business, what Contracts do you need in your business, Business Development (getting all the business you need), Business Entities, skipping to what type of Insurance do you need and skipping to Z so you know your business is set up on a proper legal foundation and you know how to get business so you can get some Zzzs!   Learn more.

Cypress 1

NNBA 2024 Conference

1:00pm – 4:30pm – How to Build a Caregiving Empire: Assisted Living, Care Homes, Geriatric Wellness & Home Care
Stella Nsong, RN, CMC, CDP, LTCP

Pre-conference Overview: Every 24 hours, every nurse gets a brand new opportunity to become a millionaire in the caregiving industry. How? Because every twenty fours hours ten thousand baby boomers become senior citizens. The need for resources, programs and senior care services presents a lucrative and rewarding opportunity for nurses. In this half hour workshop, attendees will explore the caregiving industry and discover how to build a caregiving empire regardless of the size of the start up capital. If you want to find a business model that is supportive of your situation, the caregiving industry has a few options for you. Come to this workshop and explore your options, income potential and possibilities.  Learn more.

Cypress 2

Pre-Conferences (Friday) are each priced at $99.00 for NNBA members and $129.00 for non-members.

Pricing for NNBA 2024 Conference is $409.00 for NNBA members and $509.00 for non-members.

Please note that speakers, topics and times were confirmed at the time of publishing.  Future circumstances, beyond the control of the NNBA, may necessitate substitutions, cancellations or alterations.

Cancellation/Refund Policy: Deadline for cancellation is June 24, 2024. Cancellations are not accepted via phone, FAX or website. Requests must be made via email to admin@nursesbusiness.com. All cancellation requests must be received by email, before June 24, 2024 in order to receive a full refund, less $75.00 administrative processing fee. No refunds will be issued for cancellations after June 24, 2024 or for no-shows. Refunds will be processed after the conference.

Contact Hours: NNBA’s Nurse Entrepreneurship and Career Alternatives Conference is an educational and professional development event. There are 9 eligible contact hours for the main conference and 3.5 eligible contact hours for each preconference with total eligible of 16 contact hours. Contact hours for the Conference are provided by Nurse Builders, an education provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing (provider #15118).

NNBA 2024 Conference
NNBA 2024 Conference