7 Night Western Caribbean CME Cruise Conference, Nurses: Creating Opportunity and Avoiding Burnout in Today’s Healthcare, Round-trip Galveston, Texas, October 4-11, 2015
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Nurses:
Creating Opportunity and Avoiding Burnout in Today's Healthcare

7-Night Western Caribbean Cruise Conference
Round-trip Galveston, Texas
October 4 - 11, 2015

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.

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Royal Caribbean's Navigator of the Seas

14 Contact Hours

Course Fees
$550 - Nurses and Nurse Practitioners

BIAS FREE CME - No Commercial Support was provided for this CME activity.
Course Fee Cancellation Policy:
30 days from sailing-None; 7-29 days-50%; Less than 7 days-100%

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, CCRN
Program Purpose / Objectives
Healthcare teams of today recognize that successful adaptation in this rapidly changing health care world requires new skills and competencies. Nurses are needed to navigate complex delivery systems, while caring for increasing volumes and higher acuity patients. Recognizing the competing dynamics of cost reduction, improving quality outcomes, customer service, and mastering new technologies increases risk for burnout . This program, utilizing new research on the brain and high performance, will prepare you to become more resilient, adaptive and effective, and reconnect with your passion. Learn how to avoid burnout, progress your career with confidence, build your personal leadership style while delivering more effective patient care.

Objectives:
  • Discuss the overall changing dynamics in todayÂ’s health care systems, including leading organizational challenges and solutions.
  • Describe new work place skills and competencies required for successful adaptation, leadership and creating opportunities.
  • Develop a model of change to improve patient care.
  • Explore new brain science research and practical implications for performance.
  • Utilize brain based strategies to combat fatigue and support nurse renewal.
  • Identify and confidently promote your nursing leadership, personal accomplishments, strengths and skills for creating opportunities.
  • Identify and implement customized, research based, best strategies for burnout prevention and renewed passion in your career.
  • Evaluate and confidently promote your nursing leadership, personal accomplishments, strengths and skills for creating career opportunities and improving patient care.
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
E. Mary Johnson, RN-BC, BSN ,NE-BC is an experienced nurse leader from Cleveland Clinic . Currently, she is a Career Coach for Nurses Consultant and a Patient Navigator Coach for the Center for Health Affairs in Cleveland , Ohio . Her professional commitments include serving in the American Nurses Credentialing Committee (ANCC) on the Content Expert panel for Nursing Leadership ( 2004- 2013). She is past President and Board member of AAACN (1996-2004), a former member of TJC Professional – Technical Advisory Board (1996-2001). She currently serves as an educator for AAACN Certification Review Course and the EmPowerU course for Visiting Nurses Association of Cleveland .

Previously, she was Director of Ambulatory Nursing at Cleveland Clinic before retiring in 1999. From 1999 to 2004, she served as the Administrator for Advanced Practice Nurses at Cleveland Clinic Foundation and then created the Career Coach for Nurses Program – focused on nurse retention and mentoring for Cleveland Clinic from 2005- 2011.

She has written several articles on various Nursing issues and has authored the chapter for AAACN Core Curriculum Textbook on Patient Advocacy. She is a frequent lecturer on issues of nursing leadership, nursing retention, mentoring and nursing certification preparation.

Beth A. Levin, MA ,BCC, OTR/L is a Board Certified Coach, Consultant and Occupational Therapist who has assisted thousands of adults in obtaining personal and professional goals with a values based approach, with the “Brain in Mind”. Currently she works as a Workforce Development Consultant providing Career Coaching services for Kaiser Permanente clinical and administrative employees in reaching career and educational goals. She is passionate about resilience and burnout prevention and has developed and delivered webinars, “Got Job Stress” and others. Beth also has her own business assisting organizations and individuals with a focus on career and wellbeing. She provides popular retreats for renewal and restoration utilizing mind and body approaches.
Accreditation

ANCC Accredited Continuing Nursing Education
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.

Physician Assistants: AAPA accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by ACCME.

Canadian Physicians: This activity is eligible for Section 1 credits in the Royal College’s Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Program . Participants must log into MAINPORT to claim this activity.

Osteopathic Physicians: This program is eligible for Category 2 credit with the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) .

US or Canadian Family Physicians: Please let us know if you require AAFP Prescribed Credits.

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
Sun Oct 04 Galveston, Texas
- 4:30 pm
Mon Oct 05 Cruising
Lectures 8:00 am-12noon
- -
Tue Oct 06 Cozumel, Mexico
7:00 am 4:00 pm
Wed Oct 07 George Town, Grand Cayman
10:30 am 6:00 pm
Thu Oct 08 Falmouth, Jamaica
8:00 am 5:00 pm
Fri Oct 09 Cruising
Lectures 9:00am-12noon; 1:00pm-4:00pm
- -
Sat Oct 10 Cruising
Lectures 8:00am-12noon
- -
Sun Oct 11 Galveston, Texas
7:00 am -
*Tentative course schedule, actual class times may differ.
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.
Galveston, TX - Galveston is famous for its seafood, tropical scenery and breathtaking Victorian architecture. This magnificent island also boasts of 32 miles of beautiful beaches and great sportfishing.
George Town, Grand Cayman - The premier attraction here is Seven Mile Beach...white as snow, soft as talc. Name your game and you'll find it here: Snorkeling, swimming, sailing, windsurfing over rippling waves, or gliding under them in a passenger submarine. Or perhaps shopping is your game. Duty-free bargains abound: crystal, perfume, jewelry fashioned of silver and prized pink coral.

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.

Navigator 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 DETAILS
PRICING
PER PERSON
Owner's Suite (OS) - Queen-size bed, private balcony, separate living area with queen-size sofa bed, private bathroom with bathtub, separate shower and bidet, and concierge service. (559.7 sq. ft., balcony 90.4 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 into queen-size), private balcony, sitting area (some with sofa bed), and concierge service. (349.8 sq. ft., balcony 100.1 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 into queen-size), private balcony, sitting area (some with sofa bed) and private bathroom. (297 sq. ft., balcony 94 sq. ft.)
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Superior OceanView Stateroom with Balcony (D1) - Two twin beds (can convert into queen-size), private balcony, sitting area, and a private bathroom. (199q. ft., balcony 65 sq. ft.)
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Superior OceanView Stateroom with Balcony (D2) - Two twin beds (can convert into queen-size), private balcony, sitting area, and a private bathroom. (199q. ft., balcony 65 sq. ft.)
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OceanView Stateroom with Balcony (E2) - Two twin beds that convert to a Royal King, measuring 72.5 inches wide by 82 inches long, private balcony, sitting area with sofa, and a private bathroom. Rates vary from deck to deck. (184 sq. ft., balcony 46 sq. ft. - balcony sizes may vary)
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Deluxe OceanView Stateroom with Balcony (E1) - Two twin beds that convert to a Royal King, measuring 72.5 inches wide by 82 inches long, private balcony, sitting area with sofa, and a private bathroom. Rates vary from deck to deck. (184 sq. ft., balcony 46 sq. ft. - balcony sizes may vary)
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OceanView Stateroom Quad (H) -Two twin beds (can convert Queen), private bathroom and sitting area. (178.7 sq. ft.)
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OceanView Stateroom (Double) (H) -Two twin beds (can convert Queen), private bathroom and sitting area. (178.7 sq. ft.)
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Interior Stateroom Quad (K) - Two twin beds (can convert Queen), private bathroom and sitting area. (150.7 sq. ft.)
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Interior Stateroom (M) - 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 $275.26
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.

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 above. The cruise lines also offer travel insurance and we'd be happy to help you go that route if you'd prefer.