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AzNA Centennial Celebration: Legacy of Pride, Future of Purpose
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 Export to Your Calendar 9/19/2019 to 9/20/2019
When: Thursday, September 19 - Friday, September 20, 2019
Where: Wild Horse Pass Hotel & Casino
5040 Wild Horse Pass Boulevard
Chandler, AZ  85226
Contact: Debby Wood

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Tim Porter-O’Grady, RN  
Internationally Recognized Expert 
Friday, September 20, 2019


Friday Keynote:Preparing for Tomorrow: Nursing and Healthcare Transformation


Dr. Tim Porter-O’Grady has been in health care for over 40 years and has held roles from clinical provider to senior executive. Tim is an enthusiastic, energetic and inspiring presenter and has lectured internationally at over 500 venues. He holds academic scholar positions at Arizona State University and The Ohio State University, is a registered mediator and arbitrator and an APRN wound specialist. He is noted for his work on shared governance models, clinical leadership, conflict, innovation, complex systems and health futures.


Chuck Underwood
Founder, The Generational Imperative
Thursday, September 19, 2019


Thursday Keynote:Generational Strategies in the Healthcare Workplace


Chuck Underwood is a pioneer who created, developed, and popularized generational study. Having researched generational dynamics for over 25 years, he is an elite consultant in generational strategy.  He conducts generational research at his firm The Generational Imperative, Inc based in Ohio. He is the host of the PBS national-television series, America’s Generations With Chuck Underwood, the first such series in the history of national television.

Debbie Hatmaker, RN
CNO, ANA Enterprise
Friday, September 20, 2019


Saturday Closing: A Win for Nurses Through Exemplary Partnership


Debbie Hatmaker, PhD, RN, FAAN, is a nationally known nursing leader and Chief Nursing Officer of the ANA Enterprise. Join Dr. Hatmaker as she presents the robust model of partnership between the Arizona Nurses Association and the American Nurses Association. It is through this partnership that work is accomplished impacting local nursing issues in Arizona AND  nationwide. Topics will include: Nursing Shortage, Violence, Incivility and Bullying, Nursing Excellence, Health Policy, Innovation, Certification and more.

Marla Weston, RN
Former CEO, ANA Enterprise
Thursday, September 19, 2019


Thursday Evening Dinner Speaker: Wisdom, Inspiration & Optimism


Marla J. Weston, PhD, RN, FAAN dedicated her career to improving the professional practice environment for nurses and the quality of care for patients. She served as a nurse executive in hospitals, the government and, most recently, as the CEO of the American Nurses Association Enterprise. She currently consults with associations and health systems to improve their governance and leadership practices, develop transformative strategic approaches and to facilitate boundary-spanning growth. A distinguished and visionary leader, Dr. Weston was named as one of Modern Healthcare magazine’s 2017 “Top 25 Women in Healthcare.”


'NASH' Talks!

AzNA is proud to present Nurses Are Super Heroes (NASH) Talks!

These 15-minutes presentations highlight the work of Arizona nurses in a concise and powerful way.

Interested in Being A Speaker?

Download a Speaker Abstract Form -- Deadline to submit is March 1.



Recognize a Nurse or Group of Nurses in the AzNA Program

AzNA is offering recognitions for our 2019 Centennial Celebration event booklet. This is a great opportunity to show support and respect for the nurse(s) in your life and organization. 

Costs range from $25 for 1/8 page to $200 for full page.

Recognition Ads must include congratulatory or supportive text for a nurse, group/team of nurses, or the profession. 

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Nurse Sponsor:

Nurse leaders are encouraged to take advantage of this exclusive sponsorship package to honor your nurses with the gift of education and professional growth.

The package includes:

  • up to a 48% discount for 10 nurses to attend convention
  • program advertising
  • a designated table in the meeting room for your group 

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Posters abstracts will be accepted for review until May 31.  Click here for more information.


Exhibit and Sponsor Opportunities

Keynote Sponsors

The opportunity for your organization to sponsor either of our two nationally-recognized speakers - Sponsorships Include a 2-Hour Private Session with your organization and includes up to 1.5 CNE contact hours. 

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Exhibit and/or Meal, Tote Bag, etc Sponsor Opportunities

We expect over 300 staff nurses, educators, nurse leaders, managers, nursing students, a wide variety!  Your participation provides direct interaction with the participants during breaks and meals.

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