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Nursing Topics in Mental Health, Obstetrics, and Women's Health

5-Night Western Caribbean Cruise
Round-trip Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
March 13 - 18, 2021
Royal Caribbean's <em>Independence of the Seas</em>
Royal Caribbean's Independence of the Seas

Course Fees:

$695 for Nurse Practitioners
$495 for Nurses, Students & Others

BIAS FREE CME - No Commercial Support was provided for this CME activity.

IMPORTANT NOTE: All conferees, their families, and guests must book their cruise within the CEI meeting group through Continuing Education, Inc./University at Sea® at 800-422-0711 or by registering online. This ensures our company can provide conference services and complimentary social amenities to all meeting participants and their guests. Thank you for your cooperation.

Target Audience

Nurses, Nurse Practitioners,

Program Purpose

Topics under development
Conference Sessions generally take place on days at sea (as itinerary allows), giving you plenty of time to enjoy your meals, evenings and ports of call with your companion, family and friends.
Questions? Call us at 800-422-0711.
We can assist you with all your travel arrangements. We'd be happy to help you plan your flights, hotels or tours before and/or after your cruise conference.

Faculty

Valerie R. Vestal, MSN, PMHNP-BC

Valerie R. Vestal, MSN, PMHNP-BC

Valerie is a Board Certified Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner. Her nursing career has yielded a variety of experiences extending from Cardiac Critical Care, Nursing Informatics, and Adjunct Clinical Instructor. She has found her home in Psychiatry.

She received both her undergraduate and graduate degree in Nursing from Winston-Salem State University. She also holds a Post Master in Psychiatric Family Nurse Practitioner from the University of South Alabama School of Nursing. She is also a Lieutenant in the United States Navy Reserve and has deployed to both Kuwait and Germany.

She is passionate about uplifting patients who have a negative self-image and have defined themselves by their illness. She has most recently expressed this through her work as a contributing author in the book Goodness Abounds.

Kim Murphy, MS, APRN-CNP, WHNP-BC, RNC-OB, RNC-MNN, C-EFM

Kim Murphy, MS, APRN-CNP, WHNP-BC, RNC-OB, RNC-MNN, C-EFM

Women's Health Nurse Practitioner, Marysville Obstetrics and Gynecology, Marysville, OH and the Union County Health Department, Marysville, OH
Staff Nurse/Charge Nurse, Labor and Delivery, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH
Legal Nurse Consultant, Poling Law, Columbus, OH
Former Clinical Instructor, Otterbein College, Westerville, OH

Kim Murphy has over 36 years of nursing experience including 32 years in labor and delivery and 16 years as a women's health nurse practitioner.

She currently fills the role of staff nurse and charge nurse at The Ohio State University, a large Level 3 academic medical center along with being a women's health NP in private practice. She also is the lead provider in public health for prenatal care and sexual health services in a Title X agency.

She has been a leader in education while making multiple speaking presentations on a variety of topics related to obstetrics and women's health. She recently spoke at the national AWHONN conference in 2019. She is a designated instructor for fetal monitoring through AWHONN. She also participates in legal review of malpractice cases.

Accreditation

ANCC

Continuing Education, Inc. is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

Accredited status does not imply endorsement by Continuing Education, Inc./University at Sea® or ANCC of any commercial products displayed or used with an activity.

 

Nurse Practitioners: can claim either ANCC Contact Hours or AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ as needed.
Pharmacology credits are identified on individual activities.

Questions? Call us at 800-422-0711.
We can assist you with all your travel arrangements. We'd be happy to help you plan your flights, hotels or tours before and/or after your cruise conference.

Cruise Itinerary

DATE PORT OF CALL ARRIVE DEPART
Sat Mar 13 Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
- 4:30 pm
Sun Mar 14 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Mon Mar 15 Labadee, Haiti
7:00 am 3:00 pm
Tue Mar 16 Falmouth, Jamaica
8:30 am 4:30 pm
Wed Mar 17 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Thu Mar 18 Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
7:00 am -
*Tentative course schedule, actual class times may differ.
Royal Caribbean Independence of the Seas

Ports of Call

Ft. Lauderdale, Florida - There is an abundance of things to see and do in the Ft. Lauderdale area: visit the newly redesigned Ft. Lauderdale Beach and cafes, stroll the historic Riverwalk, shop the luxurious stores on Las Olas Boulevard or adventure to the Everglades for an intriguing air boat excursion.

At Sea - Cruising - Cruising

Labadee, Haiti - This tropical paradise, reserved exclusively for Royal Caribbean guests, features pristine beaches, walking trails and breathtaking vistas. Labadee is the perfect setting for parasailing, wave runners and the kayak tour, all available on your own private island.

Falmouth, Jamaica - Step off the ship and step back in time. You might not think so at first glance but little Falmouth was an economic and shipping powerhouse and center for dramatic social change during the English Colonial Period. Founded and named Martha Brae Point in 1769 by local English planter, Thomas Reid, Falmouth became the transshipment hub for the sugar plantations covering the hills of the North Coast of Jamaica. Edward Barrett, a wealthy English planter, strongly influenced the early development of Falmouth. From the wharfs of Falmouth, sugar, molasses, rum and coffee were sent to England while ships carrying African slaves and all the necessities of 18th century colonial life dropped anchor in the bustling port town. You'll return with sun kissed skin, timeless memories as well as interesting historical tidbits to share with friends, like this one: Falmouth received piped water before New York City.

Our staff can assist you with all your travel arrangements.

Questions? Call us at 800-422-0711.
We can assist you with all your travel arrangements. We'd be happy to help you plan your flights, hotels or tours before and/or after your cruise conference.

Royal Caribbean's Independence of the Seas

IMPORTANT NOTE: All conferees, their families, and guests must book their cruise within the CEI meeting group through Continuing Education, Inc./University at Sea® at 800-422-0711 or by registering online. This ensures our company can provide conference services and complimentary social amenities to all meeting participants and their guests. Thank you for your cooperation.

Prices below are for the full cruise including meals and evening entertainment

STATEROOM DETAILS
PRICING PER PERSON

Suite/Deluxe

Grand Suite - 2 Bedroom, GT Grand Suite - 2 Bedroom (GT)
Grand Suites feature two bedrooms with two twin beds that convert to a Royal King (one room has third and fourth Pullman beds). There is a private balcony, two bathrooms, and a living area with a double sofa bed. 
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Owner's Suite, OS Owner's Suite (OS)
Owner's Suites feature a marble entry with door bell. There is a queen-size bed, and a bathroom with tub. The separate living area has a queen-size sofa bed. 
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Junior Suite, J4 Junior Suite (J4)
Two twin beds that convert to Royal King, private balcony, sitting area (some with sofa bed) and private bathroom. Stateroom: 317 sq. ft. Balcony: 65 sq. ft. 
$1,024.00
Cruise Line's lower Non-Refundable Deposit Rates may be available
Ocean View Stateroom with Balcony, 1D Suite/Deluxe Ocean View Stateroom with Balcony (1D)
Balcony staterooms have two twin beds that convert to a Royal King, a sitting area, a private balcony, and a private bathroom.
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Balcony

Ocean View Stateroom with Balcony, 2D Ocean View Stateroom with Balcony (2D)
Balcony staterooms have two twin beds that convert to a Royal King, a sitting area, a private balcony, and a private bathroom. 
$534.00
Cruise Line's lower Non-Refundable Deposit Rates may be available
Ocean View Stateroom with Balcony, 6D Balcony Ocean View Stateroom with Balcony (6D)
Balcony staterooms have two twin beds that convert to a Royal King, a sitting area, a private balcony, and a private bathroom.
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Outside

Spacious Ocean View Stateroom with Balcony, 3B Spacious Ocean View Stateroom with Balcony (3B) Quad
Spacious Balcony staterooms have two twin beds that convert to a Royal King, a sitting area, a private balcony, and a private bathroom 
$644.00

Third/Fourth $379.00
Cruise Line's lower Non-Refundable Deposit Rates may be available
Ocean View Stateroom, 3N Ocean View Stateroom (3N) Quad
Ocean View staterooms have two twin beds that convert to a Royal King, and a private bathroom.  
$514.00

Third/Fourth $379.00
Cruise Line's lower Non-Refundable Deposit Rates may be available
Ocean View Stateroom, 8N Ocean View Stateroom (8N)
Ocean View staterooms have two twin beds that convert to a Royal King, and a private bathroom.  
$404.00
Cruise Line's lower Non-Refundable Deposit Rates may be available
Ocean View Stateroom, 2N Outside Ocean View Stateroom (2N)
Ocean View staterooms have two twin beds that convert to a Royal King, and a private bathroom.
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Inside

Interior Stateroom, 1V Interior Stateroom (1V) Quad
Interior staterooms have two twin beds that convert to a Royal King, and a private bathroom 
$454.00

Third/Fourth $379.00
Cruise Line's lower Non-Refundable Deposit Rates may be available
Interior Stateroom, 4V Interior Stateroom (4V)
Interior staterooms have two twin beds that convert to a Royal King, and a private bathroom 
$344.00
Cruise Line's lower Non-Refundable Deposit Rates may be available
Promenade View Interior Stateroom, 2T Inside Promenade View Interior Stateroom (2T)
 A view of the Royal Promenade with bowed windows, two twin beds that convert to Royal King and private bathroom

Stateroom: 169 sq. ft.
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Interior Stateroom, 2V Inside Interior Stateroom (2V)
Interior staterooms have two twin beds that convert to a Royal King, and a private bathroom
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Interior Stateroom, 3V Inside Interior Stateroom (3V)
Interior staterooms have two twin beds that convert to a Royal King, and a private bathroom
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Interior Stateroom, 6V Inside Interior Stateroom (6V)
Interior staterooms have two twin beds that convert to a Royal King, and a private bathroom
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Prices are Per Person, Double Occupancy, Subject to change.
3rd/4th in Stateroom - Call for Pricing

Port Charges, Taxes & Fees $244.63 per person.
Deposit $100.00 per person

Course Fee Cancellation Policy: 30 days from sailing-None; 7-29 days-50%; Less than 7 days-100%

Cancellation Policies vary by cruise line, destination and sailing date. Please check with one of our cruise consultant for policies applicable to this cruise.

* COMPETITIVE PRICING PROMISE: While we are not a 'cruise discounter,' we will match any price offered by the cruise line, directly to the general public, at the time of booking. This offers includes many short-term, promotional rates. All cruise line rates can be withdrawn by the cruise line at any time and are capacity controlled.
PRICING SUBJECT TO CHANGE: Although subject to change at any time, the listed prices are generally available up to about 90 days before sailing; at that time they convert to typically higher, market rates. Rates offered directly by the cruise line and quoted by our agents are also subject to change at any time, can be withdrawn at any time and are capacity controlled.
CANCELLATION PENALTY POLICY WILL APPLY: Cancellation policies vary by cruise line, itinerary and length of cruise. When reserving your stateroom, please review the policy applicable to this cruise with our staff. We strongly recommend Travel Insurance to cover the unexpected.
FUEL SUPPLEMENT: Cruiselines may implement a fuel surcharge depending on the price of crude oil.
Questions? Call us at 800-422-0711.
We can assist you with all your travel arrangements. We'd be happy to help you plan your flights, hotels or tours before and/or after your cruise conference.

Please click here to visit TravelSafe.com to get a quote.

Cruise Line cancellation policies are strictly enforced. For that reason, we urge all of our travelers to carefully consider whether travel protection is a good value for them.

Certainly, if you have reason to think that "something might come up" that might force you to cancel, travel protection is worth the cost of the premium. Examples we've seen in the past include ill or frail family members and changes in employment causing relocation.

If travel protection is the right choice for you, we recommend TravelSafe. To visit their site and explore your options click here or on the link above. The cruise lines also offer travel insurance and we'd be happy to help you go that route if you'd prefer.

Travel Protection Plans

  • TravelSafe Basic Plan - A plan for those who want just the bare necessities.
  • TravelSafe Classic Plan - TravelSafe's most popular plan includes higher limits on all of the important benefits to expand your coverage. Add Cancel For Any Reason for even more coverage.

Below please find some examples of insurance coverage:

Coverage For Your Arrangements - Benefit Limits
PLAN CLASSIC BASIC
Trip Cancellation Trip Cost Trip Cost
Trip Interruption 150% of Trip Cost Trip Cost
Missed Connection $2,500 $500
Trip/Travel Delay $750 $500
Travel Delay
Per Day Maximum Limit $150 $100
Required minimum delay time 6 Hours 6 Hours
Cancel For Any Reason Not Included Not Included
Coverage For You - Benefit Limits
PLAN CLASSIC BASIC
Medical Expense / Emergency Assistance
Accident & Sickness Medical Expense $100,000 $35,000
Emergency Dental Expense $750 $750
Emergency Medical Evacuation &

Return of Remains
$1,000,000

Included
$100,000

Included
Non-Medical Emergency Evacuation $25,000 Not Included
Accidental Death & Dismemberment
24 Hour Coverage during Trip $25,000 Not Included
Coverage For Your Belongings - Benefit Limits
Plan Classic Basic
Baggage & Personal Effects $2,500 $500
Baggage Delay $250 $100
Required minimum delay time 12 Hours 12 Hours