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2016 SCNA State Convention & 23rd APRN Fall Pharm Conference
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2016 SCNA State Convention & 23rd APRN Fall Pharm Conference

10/19/2016 to 10/21/2016
When: Oct. 19th - Oct. 21st
Where: Sonesta Resort Hilton Head Island
130 Shipyard Drive
Hilton Head Island, South Carolina  29928
United States
Contact: Rosie Robinson, SCNA Meeting Planner

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As of October 10th SCNA plans to continue with our Convention Plans in Hilton Head.  Notice will be posted here if that decision changes for any reason. 



"NURSING: A Kaleidoscope of Practices"



2016 SCNA Convention
Pre-Con Sessions

Tuesday, October 18th 3:30PM-5:00PM

Choose One

- Radiology for Sticks and Stones (1.5 CH/PH) Speaker Bruce Williams

- CDC's 2016 Opiod Prescribing Guidelines for Primary Care (1.5 CH/PH/CS) Speaker Crystal Endsley


Wednesday, October 19th 10:00AM-12:30PM

Choose One

- Advanced STEMI Recognition for the APRN (2.5 CH/PH) Speaker Tom Bouthillet


Member Rate $50.00 Per Session

Non Member Rate $75.00 Per Session


To Register For The Pre-Con
Click Here


Convention Purpose: to provide updated information across the practice spectrum of registered nurses and advanced practice nurses.

State, regional, and nationally recognized speakers will be presenting topics relevant to all.  The Convention will provide Continuing Nursing Education.  The content is designed to meet the needs of registered nurses and advanced practice nurses practicing in SC.  If Continuing Nursing Education is your chosen form of meeting the South Carolina Nurse Practice Act requirements, Chapter 33, Section 40-33-40, Continuing Competency for your biannual license or for your certification on the national level, this convention will be acceptable for those purposes.

Attendees of the Convention will be awarded up to 14.75 contact hours (18.75 including Pre-Con Event).  The number of hours that have pharmacology and controlled substance content will vary depending on the breakout sessions attended.   In order to receive contact hours you must attend a session/breakout in its entirety and complete a CNE evaluation form.


SCNA is an Approved Provider of continuing nursing education by the Tennessee Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.


Current Participating Vendors
 Super Sponsor Level


Sustainer Level


 Supporter Level






Exhibit Level

-Anchor Health Administrators

-Anderson University

-Augusta University

-Carolina Pines Regional Medical Center

-Chamberlain College of Nursing

-Chameleon Corporation

-Columbia College

-Grand Canyon University

-Greenwood Genetic Center


-Lasting Impressions Jewelers

-L'Athene Pure Nutrient Skin Treatment

-Mary Black School of Nursing - USC Upstate

-McGregor & Co.LLP

-Mid-Carolina AHEC


-Mission Pharmacal

-SC Department of Health and Environmental Control


-Supplemental Health Care


-Western Governors University

 CNE Sponsors

-Center for Nursing Leadership

-Janney Montgomery Scott, LLC

 Other Supporters

-South Carolina Nurses Foundation




Convention materials and handouts will be made available to registered attendees preceding the event and after the event for a limited time on our website.  You will be able to view and print the slides/handouts free from this page closer to the event and bring them with you.  You can choose to view and print them all, or only the sessions that you plan to attend.  Handouts will not be provided by SCNA.  Attendees are asked to print or download their own.  Attendees will have an option to purchase a CD of the Convention Materials.

Hotel Information:

Sonesta Resort

130 Shipyard Drive, Hilton Head Island, SC 29928, USA


Call 1-800-766-3782  

Be sure to get a confirmation number for your records.

What will be at this year's Convention…..

-Poster Presentations for more information go to

-Invite a Colleague Rebate (for SCNA/ANA or SCNA-Only Members Only)

-New this year: 

Calling all artists to display their work depicting Nursing: A Kaleidoscope of Practices.  Materials in all mediums are encouraged.  Art will be displayed in SCNA’s Gallery of Arts and Science of Nursing on Thursday and Friday of the State Convention.

Do you knit or crochet?  We would like to make a “Kaleidoscope” lap blanket (or two) at the Convention.  Bring a completed 5 inch x 5 inch square of any pattern with you to the Convention.  The lap blanket(s) will be assembled and presented during the luncheon on Friday. 


Cancellation Policy:

Registrants canceling in writing by October 5, 2016 will receive a full refund minus is a $100.00 handling fee.  If registration was paid by credit card, it will be refunded by credit card minus the handling fee, within 30 days.  If registration was paid by check, refund will be made by check minus the handling fee, within 90 days.

Substitution Policy:

Substitutions are allowed, however no later than three days before the event.  Contact SCNA at 803-252-4781 to make arrangements.

Conflict of Interest

A Conflict of Interest occurs when an individual has an opportunity to affect educational content about health-care products or services of a commercial interest with which she/he has a financial relationship. The planners and presenters of this CNE activity have disclosed relevant financial relationships with any commercial interests pertaining to this activity. SCNA has conflict of interest disclosures on file for all presenters and planners.

Non-Endorsement of Products

Provision of this education activity by SCNA does not imply endorsement by SCNA or ANCC of any commercial products displayed in conjunction with this activity. SCNA gratefully acknowledges the support of companies to support the presentations of speakers. Commercial support does not influence the design and scientific objectivity of any SCNA educational activity.

Off-label Product Use

SCNA does not endorse the off label use of any products for a purpose other than for which it was approved by the FDA.

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