2019 IPN/FNA Annual Conference


Save the Date! May 2-3, 2019 “Moving Forward In The Nursing Profession” This years’ Conference theme is “Moving Forward in the Nursing Profession” Our agenda will explore the current landscape of the nursing profession and next steps plan for moving forward. Speakers will offer their knowledge and insight about the current landscape in their professional setting and future plans for improvement. Our conference brings approximately 125 nurses, nurse educators, employers and treatment providers from all over Florida.


May 2, 2019 – May 3, 2019


Renaissance World Golf Village
500 S. Legacy Trail
St. Augustine, FL 32092

Event Agenda

Thursday, May 2, 2019

1:00-1:30 pm Registration/Exhibitors open
1:30-2:30 pm Keynote Speaker: Willa Fuller, RN, BSN
“Leaving Your Mark Caring Enough to Create Change”
2:30-3:00 pm Break/ Exhibitors open
3:00-4:00 pm Keynote Speaker continued
4:00-6:00 pm Dinner/Networking/Exhibitors
6:30-7:30 pm Mutual Support Group Meeting


Friday, May 3, 2019

7:00-8:00 am Mutual Support Group Meeting
7:30-8:30 am Registration/Breakfast/Exhibitors open
8:30-9:00 am Speaker: IPN Leadership Team
9:00-10:00 am Speaker: Joe Baker
” Update on DOH and BON- What’s New in Nursing Regulations?”
10:00-10:30 am Break/Exhibitors open
10:30-11:30 am Speaker: Ann Bostic, DNP, MBA, CRNA
“Peer Assistance, Advocacy and Outreach: Bridge to Better Outcomes”
11:30-12:30 pm Lunch/Exhibitors open
12:30-1:30 pm Speaker: Bari Platter, MS, RN, PMHCNS-BC
“Cannabis Use Disorder: What Nurses Need to Know”
1:30-2:00 pm Break/Exhibitors open
2:00-3:00 pm Speaker: Aila Accad, RN
“Instant Stress Busters for Health Professionals”
3:00 pm Closing


Keynote Speaker

Willa Fuller, RN, BSN

Willa Fuller, RN, BSN has worked in nurse advocacy for more than 30 years, and currently is Executive Director of the Florida Nurses Association. She has served FNA since 1998, and has been Executive Director since 2007.
She represented FNA on the Attorney General’s task force for Substance Exposed Infants, with a focus on ensuring education of nurses and the public on the issue. She has served on the editorial advisory board of ANA since 2001, and in 2009 was named to Great 100 Nurses.
Willa has been published in “Perinatal Cocaine Abuse—Clinical Assessment Guides (Pediatrics)”, 1994, McGraw-Hill Publishers, as well as, “Perinatal Cocaine Abuse—Clinical Assessment Guides (Neonatal)”, 1994, McGraw Hill Publishers. She also contributes articles regularly in The Florida Nurse publication. Willa is currently enrolled in the Florida Atlantic University—BSN to PhD program.

Conference Sponsors and Exhibitors

Thank you to our sponsors for your continued support:

  • Affinity eHealth

Current Exhibitors:

For exhibitor / sponsorship opportunities click here



Contact Details

Allison Park apark@ipnfl.org or Lindsey Gainey lgainey@ipnfl.org

Attendee Registration Form


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