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NY Nurses present their 17th Annual Seminar at Sea
Evidence-Based Practice: Are you Ready for the Challenge?

7-Night Western Caribbean Cruise Conference
from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
February 1 - 8, 2014

This conference has already sailed, but that doesn't mean you have to miss the boat! Click here to see our complete schedule of upcoming programs.

Royal Caribbean's Magnificent Oasis of the Seas
Royal Caribbean's Oasis of the Seas

Conference Registration Fee $350.00
Up to 19.5 Contact Hours

All questions regarding the cruise, travel, hotel, and travel insurance should be directed to Continuing Education Inc. by calling toll free 1-800-422-0711.
If you have questions about the educational content, class agenda, handouts, independent study or continuing nursing education through NYSNA, please contact Halya Hebert, MS, RN, Associate Director, Nursing Education & Practice Department at halya.hebert@nysna.org; or call 518-782-9400 or toll free in NY 800-724-6976, ext. 282.

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
Registered Nurses
Program Purpose / Objectives
Upon completion of this seminar, the participant will be able to:
  1. Identify the components contained in the development of Evidence Based Practice in a practical setting
  2. Discuss the "why" behind existing methods and processes in the search for improvement.
  3. Participate in developing basic questions that will impact on evidence based practice.
  4. Convert your information need into an answerable question.
  5. Identify two strategies that will assist the novice researcher in formulating and researching the practice question.
  6. Apply the findings to clinical practice – while looking at how adequate staffing will enhance the interest in evidence based practice
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
Civita Allard, MS, RN is a nationally known speaker who has presented seminars and workshops across the country on a variety of subjects to diverse audiences. She is well known for her work in achieving success in identifying strategies for turning complex concepts into easily understandable ideas. She has presented in such areas as critical thinking, evidence based practice, conflict resolution, medical surgical nursing, test taking strategies, clinical reasoning, documentation, management skills and customer service to name a few. She has written questions for the NCLEX for 17 years, and has consulted with major educational firms and universities in test taking, curriculum, and leadership/management. She has been affiliated with Excelsior College for over 25 years, assisting in item writing, curriculum development, and the clinical performance in nursing examination. Civita is a retired CAPTAIN, NC, Navy Reserve. Additionally, she is a retired Professor of Nursing, and has been awarded the New York State Chancellors Award for Excellence in Teaching, the Alumni of Merit award, and has been named to the SUNY (New York State) Honor Role. Declaration of vested interest: None
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 Feb 1 Ft. Lauderdale, Florida - 5:00pm
Sun Feb 2 At Sea Cruising - -
Mon Feb 3 Labadee, Haiti 8:00am 5:00pm
Tue Feb 4 Falmouth, Jamaica 10:30am 7:00pm
Wed Feb 5 At Sea Cruising - -
Thu Feb 6 Cozumel, Mexico 8:00am 7:00pm
Fri Feb 7 At Sea Cruising - -
Sat Feb 8 Ft. Lauderdale, Florida 6:15am -

Ports of Call
Cozumel, Mexico - The Conquistadors first saw Mexico from the shores of Cozumel while searching for gold. Today, visitors to the island continue to seek out gold and silver jewelry in the shops of San Miguel while having a great time in its many local bars and restaurants. Plus, the waters around Cozumel's sheltered coral reefs make this one of the best snorkeling areas in the world.
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.
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.
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.

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.

Oasis 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.
Cruise Pricing

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

STATEROOM ACCOMMODATIONS PER PERSON
Owner's Suite (OS) - Two twin beds (can convert to Queen). Private bathroom with tub, shower and two sinks, marble entry, large closets, living area with table and sofa. Private balcony with table and chairs. (569 sq. ft., balcony 246 sq. ft.) Each stateroom also has its own flat-screen television, thermostat controlled air-conditioning, internet access, direct-dial telephone, radio, mini bar, individual safe, and 24 hour room service.
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Grand Suite (GS) - Two twin beds (can convert to Queen). Private bathroom with tub and two sinks, marble entry, large closets, sitting area with table and sofa. (371 sq. ft., balcony 114 sq. ft.) Each stateroom also has its own flat-screen television, thermostat controlled air-conditioning, internet access, direct-dial telephone, radio, mini bar, individual safe, and 24 hour room service.
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Junior Suite with Balcony (JS) - Two twin beds (can convert to Queen). Private bathroom with tub, sitting area with table and sofa. (287 sq. ft., balcony 78 sq. ft.) Each stateroom also has its own flat-screen television, thermostat controlled air-conditioning, internet access, direct-dial telephone, radio, mini bar, individual safe, and 24 hour room service.
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Superior OceanView Stateroom with Balcony (D6) - Two twin beds (can convert into queen-size), private balcony, sitting area, and a private bathroom. 182 sq. ft., balcony 53 sq. ft.)
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Central Park View Stateroom (C2) - Two twin beds (can convert into queen-size), central park view, sitting area, and a private bathroom.
(182 sq. ft.)
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OceanView Stateroom (I) -Two twin beds (can convert Queen), private bathroom and sitting area. (178.7 sq. ft.)
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Large Interior Stateroom (N) - Two twin beds (can convert Queen), private bathroom and sitting area. (150.7 sq. ft.)
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Prices are Per Person, Double Occupancy, Subject to change
Port Charges, Taxes, Fees and Registration included
A $250 deposit, per person, is required at time of registration/reservation.

Some triple and quad staterooms are available.
Fares for third and fourth passenger's in a stateroom are reduced.

If you are traveling as a guest of a seminar participant, a $150 discount will be applied to the per person fare quoted above.

Due to the special programming offered for Seminar at Sea, the prices listed above are not subject to any additional discounts or promotions that may be offered by the cruise line.

Note that the ship offers a complimentary, onboard children's "camp" for various age groups.

AIRFARE, HOTEL, TRAVEL INSURANCE INFORMATION

Discounted airfare and hotel accommodation rates are available through Continuing Education, Inc. Please let the agent know which of the following discounts you are interested in when you register for the cruise. They will make all the arrangements for you.

Airfare: A limited number of airline seats are available for round trip, direct flights on January 31, 2014 departing from Newark Airport to Fort Lauderdale at a cost of $350.00 per person, due at the time of booking. This benefit is available until October 30, 2013.

Hotel: A limited number of hotel rooms are available prior to and after the cruise at a discounted rate of $149 for a king room and $169 for a double queen room. The hotel is also offering a hot breakfast buffet for an additional $9.95 per person. These prices do not include sales tax, room tax or gratuity. The hotel offers a complimentary Ft. Lauderdale Airport and Port Everglades Shuttle. This benefit is available until October 25, 2013.

Travel Insurance is highly recommended to protect your investment. If you would like to take advantage of travel insurance, please let Peggy or Amy know and they will handle the arrangements for you. Travel insurance fee is based on each individual person. Please wait until final payment to purchase travel insurance to avoid loss of premium.
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.
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.

TravelSafe.comPlease visit TravelSafe.com for travel insurance information.

Cruise Line cancellation policies are strictly enforced. For that reason, we urge all of our travelers to carefully consider whether travel insurance 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 insurance 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 insurance is the right choice for you, we recommend TravelSafe. To visit their site and explore your options click here or on the link below. The cruise lines also offer travel insurance and we'd be happy to help you go that route if you'd prefer.