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New York State Nurses Association presents their 18th Annual Seminar at Sea

7-Night Southern Caribbean Cruise Conference
from San Juan, Puerto Rico
February 22 - March 1, 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.

Royal Caribbean's Wonderful Adventure of the Seas
Royal Caribbean's Adventure of the Seas

Up to 19.5 Contact Hours - 15 Hour Live Sessions; 4.5 hours independent study

Conference Registration Fee - $350

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 Lucille Sollazzo, RN, Associate Director, Nursing Education & Practice Department at lucille.sollazzo@nysna.org; or call 212-785-0157 or toll free in NY 1-888-551-3112.

IMPORTANT NOTE:All conferees, their families, and guests are required to 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
Program Purpose / Objectives
The Real Future of Nursing: What Will It Look Like Under the Affordable Care Act (ACA)

The Affordable Care Act is now the law of the land. The news media currently spends countless hours discussing the pro’s and cons of this new law and the effects it will have on healthcare access for the previously uninsured. This controversial policy change will be front and center in the 2014 Congressional and Gubernatorial elections.

What does the ACA really mean for nurses? What effect is this new law having upon the nursing profession and healthcare delivery in all settings, where inpatient or outpatient? How can the nursing community ensure that nurses remain autonomous in their practice and are front and center in the delivery of healthcare? Will we see new nursing specialties emerge from this law? Join us in a discussion of the ACA and an analysis of what this new law means for nursing education, nurses, and nursing into the future.

Independent study: (4.5 Hours)

The healthcare law's emphasis on keeping people healthy, preventing illness and managing chronic conditions promises to shape and lead the future delivery of healthcare. This independent study will explore whether that's true and what real opportunities nurses have under the ACA. The nursing profession also wants to ensure nurses are not left behind as some healthcare providers move into communities and evolve into practitioners that are less about performing patient care tasks and more about providing care management and coordination. Current trends have increasing numbers of nurses moving into facilities offering services such as rehabilitation (acute and long-term), sub-acute and acute long-term care, assisted living, hospice, patient centered medical homes, nurse managed health clinics, wellness centers, and home care centers. Nurses have been urged to prepare themselves for a paradigm shift in healthcare delivery and lead this paradigm shift. Program participants will independently review literature that will overview nursing roles and educational programs designed to help nurses meet patient and student demands in the 21st century and keep nurses at the center of patient care.

Based upon the review of the literature, each nurse participant will independently:
  • Identify educational grants open to nurses in the new healthcare climate;
  • Create a template for an educational module for new graduates and experienced nurses based upon what was learned from the literature.
For further information and to register for the conference, please go to http://www.nysna.org/seminar-sea#.U3UZK_ldWCm

At the conclusion of this program, the participant will be able to:
  • Understand the focus of the ACA on nursing and how it impacts healthcare delivery and industry trends in our country
  • Describe the pros and cons of the ACA
  • Discuss the role of the Advanced Practice Nurse and Registered Professional Nurse under the ACA in primary health care settings, educational settings, and acute care facilities
  • Discuss the financing of the ACA and whether it controls or increases healthcare costs
  • Describe how reimbursement provisions under the ACA can effect funding streams
  • Identify new educational funding and grants for nurses under the ACA
  • Describe the union's role in the primary care environment to ensure that under-served communities get the health care that they need
  • Discuss the peril of Hospital closures in under-served communities and how hospital closures actually decrease primary care in those communities
  • Discuss Primary care networks and the trend towards "doc in the box" businesses
  • Understand the difference between the ACA and single payer
  • Describe ways nurses can navigate the political arena to make positive changes to nursing under the ACA
  • Discuss nursing's role and importance in moving to a single payer system.
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
Carol Lynn Esposito, Ed.D., JD, MS, RN
Lucille Sollazzo, BSN, RN
Accreditation
The New York State Nurses Association is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

NYSNA wishes to disclose that no commercial support was received.

Declaration of Vested Interests: 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
PRE CRUISE SHORE EXCURSION/TRANSFER

DATE PORT OF CALL ARRIVE DEPART
Sun Feb 22 San Juan, Puerto Rico - 8:30pm
Mon Feb 23 At Sea Cruising - -
Tue Feb 24 Bridgetown, Barbados 8:00am 5:00pm
Wed Feb 25 Castries, St. Lucia 8:00am 5:00pm
Thu Feb 26 St. Johns, Antigua 8:00am 5:00pm
Fri Feb 27 Philipsburg, St. Maarten 8:00am 6:00pm
Sat Feb 28 St. Croix, USVI 8:00am 5:00pm
Sun Mar 1 San Juan, Puerto Rico 6:00am -

Ports of Call
San Juan, Puerto Rico (Embark and Debark) - In days of yore, the waters near Puerto Rico teemed with pirate ships commanded by the likes of Sir Francis Drake. Aye, they are long gone, but in their wake they have left an island of national treasures: La Casa Blanca, built in 1501 for the island's first governor, Ponce de Leon; the cobblestone streets of Old San Juan; the tropical rain forests of El Yunque. Port tips from our blog
Bridgetown, Barbados - An island some say is more British than Britain. Here, cricket is the national sport and afternoon tea goes without saying. But Barbados is true blue Caribbean as well, with classic sand beaches, and wild monkeys in the jungle.
Castries, St. Lucia - Watch natives fashion boats from gum trees, write postcards in a Creole cafe. Shop for black coral carvings and exquisite silk-screened fabrics.
Philipsburg, St. Maarten - An island under two flags. Sample the Dutch treats of Philipsburg: chocolate, cheese, delftware. On the French side linger over bouillabaisse, shop for Parisian perfumes.
Saint Johns, Antigua - An enterprising man, Codrington had come to Antigua to find out if the island would support the sort of large-scale sugar cultivation that already flourished elsewhere in the Caribbean. His initial efforts proved to be quite successful, and over the next fifty years sugar cultivation on Antigua exploded. By the middle of the 18th century the island was dotted with more than 150 cane-processing windmills--each the focal point of a sizeable plantation.

Today almost 100 of these picturesque stone towers remain, although they now serve as houses, bars, restaurants and shops. At Betty's Hope, Codrington's original sugar estate, visitors can see a fully-restored sugar mill.
St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands - St. Croix, the largest of the U.S. Virgin Islands, is a tropical dreamland complete with stunning beaches, clear aqua-blue ocean water, a small rain forest and rolling green hillsides. The Danes purchased St. Croix in the 1700s at which time the slave trade and sugar cane fields thrived. Today, the Danish influence is still apparent in the island's architecture and language. Most of the sugar mills lie in ruins. Yet you can still get a taste of the island's history in freshly squeezed sugar cane juice or Cruzan Rum.
EXCLUSIVE SHORE EXCURSIONS
Please note that our shore excursions are operated separately and
independently of those offered by the cruise line.

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.

Adventure of the Seas

IMPORTANT NOTE: All conferees, their families, and guests are required to 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
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 sq. ft., balcony 90 sq. ft.).
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Grand Suite (GS) - Two twin beds that convert to a Royal King measuring 72.5 inches wide by 82 inches long, private balcony, sitting area (some with sofa bed), and concierge service. 
(349 sq. ft., balcony 100 sq. ft.).
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Junior Suite with Balcony (JS) - Two twin beds that convert to a Royal King, measuring 72.5 inches wide by 82 inches long, private balcony, private bathroom with bathtub and a sitting area.
(264 sq. ft., balcony 75 sq. ft.)
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Superior Ocean View Stateroom with Balcony (D1) - Two twin beds that convert to a Royal King, measuring 72.5 inches wide by 82 inches long, private balcony, sitting area and a private bathroom. Rates vary from deck to deck. (179 sq. ft., balcony 52 sq. ft.)
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Superior Ocean View Stateroom with Balcony (D2) - Two twin beds that convert to a Royal King, measuring 72.5 inches wide by 82 inches long, private balcony, sitting area and a private bathroom. Rates vary from deck to deck. (179 sq. ft., balcony 52 sq. ft.)
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Deluxe Ocean View 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 and a private bathroom. Rates vary from deck to deck. (164 sq. ft., balcony 51 sq. ft.)
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Large Ocean View Stateroom (F) - Two twin beds that convert to a Royal King, measuring 72.5 inches wide by 82 inches long, sitting area with sofa, vanity area and a private bathroom. (178 sq. ft.)
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Ocean View Stateroom (H) - Two twin beds that convert to a Royal King, measuring 72.5 inches wide by 82 inches long, sitting area, vanity area, and a private bathroom. (160 sq. ft.)
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Ocean View Stateroom (I) - Two twin beds that convert to a Royal King, measuring 72.5 inches wide by 82 inches long, sitting area, vanity area, and a private bathroom. (160 sq. ft.)
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Interior Stateroom (L) - Two twin beds that convert to a Royal King, measuring 72.5 inches wide by 82 inches long, sitting area, vanity area, and a private bathroom. (150 sq. ft.)
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Prices are Per Person, Double Occupancy, Subject to change
Port Charges, Taxes & Fees $226.18
Deposit $250 per person

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

TravelSafe.com