Professional Development & Upcoming Events

    • 27 Jan 2021
    • 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM (EST)
    • Free Virtual Webinar
    COVID-19 VACCINE:  Nurse to Nurse Chat

    Free Webinar
    Join the CT Nurses Association in a chat with

    Pharmacist and Member of the
    CT Vaccine Advisory

    Jennifer Girotto

    Wednesday January 27, 2021
    5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

    Calling all nursing professionals. 

    The Connecticut Nurses' Association is offering a series of webinars to provide nurse-to nurse information about the COVID-19 vaccinations.  

    Learn the story behind the development of the mRNA vaccines, Emergency Use Authorization, vaccine dissemination plans, implications for vaccine use; including the benefits and risks. 

    Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions during the webinar.

    Join us for this informative webinar designed to educate nursing professionals.

    These programs are informational only; no contact hours will be awarded.

    • 28 Jan 2021
    • 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM (EST)
    • Free Virtual Webinar

    COVID-19 VACCINE AdministrationWhat you Need to Know –More than a Needle in the Arm

    Free Webinar 

     January 28, 2021

     6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

    What should nurses know about the COVID-19 vaccination rollout?

    This webinar will provide information for those nurses who may have an interest in becoming vaccinators. Learn about Mass Vaccination Clinic Operations.  Topics will cover:

    • vaccine preparation, storage, and administration
    • reported reactions
    • frequently asked questions by individuals about to get vaccinated
    • clinic logistics - working with other clinic staff

    Not to be missed if you are planning to become a vaccinator.

    This program is for information only; no contact hours will be awarded.

    • 18 Feb 2021
    • 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM (EST)
    • Free Zoom Webinar

    HeartMath Tools of Self-care, patient Care, and Resiliency


    Thursday February 18th
    4:30 - 5:30 pm

    Presented by:
    Bruce Cryer                               


                                                                                  Karen Depcrymski, MSN, RN

    Let’s Celebrate American Heart Month

    As nurses we are very aware that eating and physical activity are two important personal behaviors that can have a positive or negative effect on heart health. But, did you know that your emotional behaviors can also have a positive or negative effect on your heart’s rhythmic activity and your ability to address challenges and stressors?

    HeartMath, an evidence-based set of tools, can be used to foster resiliency in your personal and professional life.  

    During this webinar you will learn about the science and origins of HeartMath and the relevance to nurse self-care and resiliency building. You will also have the opportunity to practice HeartMath techniques that can be used to reduce preventable stressors.

    There is no better time than now to add another health-promoting practice to your personal self-care tool box. Join us for this experiential lesson designed to enhance your personal well-being. 

    About Our Speakers:

    Bruce Cryer is President of The Graduate Institute, an accredited university offering nurses and other professionals Masters Degrees and Certificates in holistic studies. He has a long association with health care, both personally and professionally. Bruce has been adjunct faculty teaching through the School of Medicine at Stanford University since 1997 and was named CEO of HeartMath in 2000, having helped launch the HeartMath Institute with founder Doc Childre in 1991. Bruce’s clients include Mayo Clinic, Kaiser Permanente, large urban and small rural hospitals, NASA, Unilever, Shell, and the NHS (UK). He has been honored to work with thousands of nurses in dozens of hospitals and health care settings. A two-year personal health crisis convinced him to focus his energies on creativity and living life as fully as possible. Bruce now enjoys robust health while singing, dancing and enjoying photography. 

    Karen Depcrymski  MSN, RN, has been a Nurse Care Coordinator and Health Coach for the livingwellCARES employee wellness program since 2018.  Karen is certified as a Holistic Nurse, Health Coach, HeartMath® Practitioner and a Pranakriya Yoga Instructor. She is also an experienced practitioner of multiple holistic health and resiliency building techniques. Karen has held multiple positions in traditional clinical nursing, and in the past decade, in holistic nursing. She has spent several years as an active leader in Connecticut Chapters of the American Holistic Nurses Association

    One (1) Professional Development Contact Hour will be awarded

    Connecticut Nurses Association is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation

    *Donations to a 501 C 6 are not tax deductible. Please check with you tax advisor

    • 17 Mar 2021
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM (EDT)
    • Virtual


    March 17th
    9:00 am -12:00 noon

    Includes Live Event and eLearn Content!

    Legislative Education and Advocacy for Nurses is an annual event hosted by the Connecticut Nurses' Association for nurses of all levels (pre-licensure students to leaders in the field) to hear the important impact of working to support the profession and the health of the public!  

    The pandemic highlighted this more than ever! Ensuring the graduate nurse was able to be hired and begin practicing by extending the time to take the unavailable NCLEX, advocating for PPE in all practice settings, recognizing the care taking place in long term care, corrections, local health departments, and schools!

    Advocacy is not just policy and politics! Working with stakeholders to support healthcare and healthy communities is critical to expanding nurses informing conversations and impacting broader health issues!

    Special Guests from American Nurses Association and state healthcare stakeholders will be joining us to discuss the issues and work!

    Get up to date on

    • Current professional issues related to nursing
    • Legislative and policy initiatives impacting nursing and the public health
    • How to take Action - Share your Voice!
    • Gain insight into nursing and health practice and policy issues from various healthcare national and state stakeholders!


    Connecticut Nurses Association is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation

    A0503 - Approver Number

    • 10 Apr 2021
    • 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM (EDT)
    • Virtual

    Prepare for the NCLEX
    Pharmacology Made Insanely Easy

    Saturday April 10, 2021
    9:00 am - 3:00 pm Workshop

    8:30-9:00 am Registration
    time will be allocated for 10 minute breaks and a lunch perio

    Resource materials and Manning's book shipped directly to you!
    Be sure to use your current mailing address
    (materials for registrations that take place after April 2nd will not arrive until after the presentation on April 10th takes place)

    Presented By:

           Loretta Manning, MSN, RN, GNP                     
             I  C A N  P U B L I S H I N G , I N C

    Loretta’s nursing education expertise is in the areas of NCLEX®, test-item writing, conceptual teaching, clinical decision making, pharmacology focusing on integrating patient safety and the Joint Commission Standards.  She has worked both nationally and internationally as an educator, consultant, and facilitator for NCLEX® student and faculty preparation. Loretta is the co-author of nine books and has received several awards for outstanding teaching, clinical instruction, and student support.

    Hosted By: 
    Connecticut Student Nurses' Association, Connecticut Nurses Foundation and Connecticut Nurses' Association 

    Students will learn studying tricks to remember important information, such as:

    *Organizing your pharmacology content to maximize study time

    *Labs for specific medications

    *Medication interactions

    *Undesirable effects

    *Prioritizing medications

    *Students will learn testing and strategies to lead to success by       

    *Reviewing questions and strategies to select correct answers

    Connecticut Nurses Association is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional 
    development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation
    Provider Number - P0503

Past events

20 Jan 2021 Annual Convention ~ The Art and Science of Supporting Patients with Life-Limiting Illness: A guide for patient, family, and self-care.
17 Dec 2020 Spiritual Health: First Aid for Nurses
8 Dec 2020 Legislative Boot Camp
7 Dec 2020 Virtual New School Nurse Orientation
3 Dec 2020 Healthy Homes and Environments: Simple Steps to Empower Nurses to be Environmentally Conscious and Toxin Free
12 Nov 2020 Stress-free Nutrition for Stressful Times
10 Nov 2020 Environmental Health Nurses Special Interest Group
9 Nov 2020 CT Nurses 2020 Awards Celebration
6 Nov 2020 ANCC Nursing Continuing Professional Development Workshop
5 Nov 2020 Who Takes Care of You? The Importance of Self-Care
27 Oct 2020 Wellness for Nurses Webinar Series
26 Oct 2020 Annual Membership Meeting 2020
19 Oct 2020 Virtual Fall Retired Nurses Group Event 2020
24 Sep 2020 Healing with the Arts
17 Sep 2020 PPE for Your Mental Health
14 Sep 2020 2020 CT Voting Process: Just the Facts
20 Aug 2020 Finding Your Voice
13 Aug 2020 Replenish at Work: Easy Practices to Promote Well-Being
12 Aug 2020 2020 Fall School Nurse Supervisor Conference
30 Jul 2020 Narrative Medicine
23 Jul 2020 Nurse Entrepreneurship: No Better Time to Start A Business
9 Jul 2020 Using Design Thinking to Create Nurse-led Innovations
25 Jun 2020 Staying Above the Fray
23 Jun 2020 Nurses together: Join a Support Group - Conversation
21 Jun 2020 2020 Spring School Nurse Supervisor Conference
16 Jun 2020 Aromatherapy for Self-Care
28 May 2020 Raise Your Energy and Joy
18 May 2020 Submit Award Nominations Extended to July 15th
15 May 2020 Submit Board & Committee Nominations due July 1
11 May 2020 Virtual Spring Retired Nurses Event 2020
11 Apr 2020 Pharmacology Made Insanely Easy => Virtual
25 Mar 2020 Virtual Legislative Education and Advocacy Day
14 Mar 2020 Nurses Day at the Capitol!
14 Mar 2020 Legislative Breakfast & Nurses Day at the Capitol!
26 Feb 2020 Early Care in Education in Public School Settings - Considering the Role of the School Nurse
3 Dec 2019 New School Nurse Workshop 2019
26 Nov 2019 Nurse Specialty Organization Round Table and Legislative Boot Camp
14 Nov 2019 Men in Nursing
13 Nov 2019 Providing Successful Continuing Nursing Education
8 Nov 2019 HAVEN Mandated Reporting of Healthcare Professionals
30 Oct 2019 Awards Celebration 2019
30 Oct 2019 Annual Convention ~ Human Trafficking: What every nurse needs to know!
30 Oct 2019 Sponsorship/Exhibitor Opportunities Annual Convention ~ Human Trafficking
21 Oct 2019 Fall Retired Nurses Event 2019
24 Sep 2019 Annual Membership Meeting
17 Sep 2019 2019 Fall School Nurse Supervisor Conference
17 Jun 2019 The Health Impacts of Climate Change: What Nurses Need to Know!
6 Jun 2019 Men in Nursing
30 May 2019 School Nurses with PreK Programs Training
14 May 2019 2019 Kickoff Meeting CNC AC!
13 May 2019 Retired Nurses Event
10 May 2019 2019 School Nurse Supervisor Annual Spring Conference
30 Apr 2019 LPN Kick Off Meeting!
27 Mar 2019 Legislative Education and Advocacy Day @ Goodwin College
20 Mar 2019 Future of Nursing 2020-2030 Invitation to View Webinar Together
20 Mar 2019 Legislative Education and Advocacy Day @ Quinnipiac University
6 Mar 2019 Nurses Day at the Capitol!
2 Nov 2018 Providing Successful Continuing Nursing Education: Mastering the ANCC Criteria
15 Oct 2018 Retired Nurses Event
10 Oct 2018 Awards Celebration
10 Oct 2018 Annual Membership Meeting
10 Oct 2018 2018 Convention
28 Sep 2018 2018 Fall School Nurse Supervisor Conference