1199 nurses from throughout Connecticut attended the Training Fund’s 7th Annual Nursing Conference on November 14, 2018. When asked why she attended, one nurse said “Knowledge is Power! I acquire new ideas every time I attend!”
The keynote speaker was Carolyn DeRocco, Vice President of Programs and Education, Alzheimer’s Association-CT Chapter. Other workshops included: Changing Our Beliefs about Drugs and Alcohol, Mindy Bowens; Head to Toe Assessment, Anna Go; Wound Care in the Age of Antibiotic Stewardship, Catherine Milne.
Comments from evaluations included the following:
Why did you decide to attend the conference?
- Because it is always interesting and inspiring
- I always enjoy the conferences and always learn something new
- It sounded very interesting and I want my knowledge to grow
- I wanted a relaxing day
- I learn new information each time I attend. I meet new nurses and share new experiences from the job
Did the conference meet your expectations? Why or why not?
- Yes. It provided a lot of information that I can use at work and also in my daily life.
- Always does—informing and reassuring of my nursing skills
- Information received will be used daily at my job
- All the workshops were excellent
- Yes, as my first experience at a conference like this, it built my experience as a nurse and I got some answers for my questions (answers that I really need as tools)
- The day motivated me to continue my education and also to understand better how to deal with substance abuse residents
- The conference did meet and exceeded my expectations because I was enlightened
- Yes, I attend every year and get to join together with good people
- Yes, this is what I was expecting. Very fulfilling.
What were two things that you learned today that you will be able to use at your job or share with your co-workers?
- Spend a little time with my patients and it will save me a lot more time in the long run
- Be nice to every person ins spite of who they are
- I can’t control the patient, I can control me
- Give 5 to get 20