Upcoming events

    • 15 May 2020
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    • 1 Jul 2020
    • (UTC-04:00)
    • Connecticut Nurses Association



    Deadline July 1

    Submit your Name/ Nomination by clicking


    All Connecticut Nurses’ Association members are invited to become more involved by seeking out a volunteer leadership position with one of our  Committees and Boards.

    Serving as a volunteer leader offers great opportunities to build your professional network with other nursing professionals from across the state. In addition, volunteer leadership provides a necessary level of support to Connecticut Nurses Association by participating in the association’s governance.

    Connecticut Nurses Association Board of Directors, has opened its Open Call  for the following positions Committees and Boards:

     Membership Elected Positions (click to learn more about positions)

    • Board of Director Positions
      • Connecticut Nurses’ Association President Elect/President
      • Connecticut Nurses’ Association Treasurer
    • Leadership Committee
    • Membership Assembly Representative


    Board Appointed Opportunities (click to learn more about opportunities)

    • Government Relations Committee
    • Educational Program Nurse Reviewer (ANCC)
    • Education Workgroup
    • Governance Committee (Bylaws)

    Current members may nominate themselves and/or others to be considered for a Committee or Board position. All nomination materials must be received by 5:00 pm ET on July 1, 2020

    Submit Nominations by uploading the following documents by clicking on REGISTER

    *Submit Paper Work by clicking "Register"**



    Thank you for considering this opportunity!



    • 18 May 2020
    • (EDT)
    • 1 Jul 2020
    • (EDT)
    • Connecticut Nurses Association

    Award Nominations are Open!

    Due July 1st

    Connecticut Nurses' Association's Awards Program celebrates accomplishments of individuals and organizations that have made outstanding contributions to nursing, health care policy, media presentations of nurses and nursing and to the association.


    To learn more about the Awards click links below.

    1. Diamond Jubilee Awards
      1. Contributions to Nursing Education
      2. Contributions to Nursing Research
      3. Contributions to Nursing Administration
      4. Contributions to Nursing through Political Action
      5. Contributions to Nursing Practice
      6. Contributions and Service to CT Nurses Association
      7. Lifetime Achievement Award
    2. Connecticut Nurses Association Awards

    1. Excellence in the Workplace

    2. President's Award

    3. Media Award

    4. Public Service Award

    Award nominations application include the submission of the following documents. Please be sure to have all documents before you submit the nomination.

    Award Nomination Procedure

    1. Each nomination and its supporting documentation must be submitted by July 1st by clicking "register" button on the left side of the page 
    2. Nominations may be made of an individual, group or an organization.
    3. Each nomination must include the following TYPED information:
      1. For an individual - a C.V., which includes the candidate’s educational and professional background; professional and community activities; and other pertinent biographical information, must be submitted.
      2. In the case of a group of individuals or an organization as nominees, a description of the group or the organization, its history, purpose and function, must be submitted.
      3. A narrative statement by the sponsor/nominator outlining the accomplishments of the nominee and how these meet the established criteria for the award.
      4. Nominators must supply at least one, but no more than three letters of support for the nomination.
    4. All nominations become the property of the Connecticut Nurses’ Association.
    5. CNA reserves the right to request further information related to a nomination.
    6. Incomplete nominations will not be considered.
    7. Nominators will be notified of the Committee’s decision, and offered opportunity to register for AWARDS event to present the AWARD.
    8. Award does not have to be given every year, but when candidate(s) is identified or recommended for recognition.
    9. More than one award may be given in a calendar year.

    To submit Nomination Documents,

     click "REGISTER" 

    • 24 Jun 2020
    • 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM (EDT)
    Registration is closed

    2020 Spring

    School Nurse Supervisor Conference


    Wednesday May 13, 2020

    8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

    WEDNESDAY JUNE 24, 2020 
    9:30 am - 11:00 
    Moving Forward

    Presented by: Dr. Stephanie Knutson, Education Consultant, CSDE

    This activity will provide school nurses and school nurse supervisors with information about practices and programs that support students' health and academic achievement.  

    Cost        $125.00 per person*

    Continuing Education: 
    Contact Hours will be awarded for each separate session attended.  

    Participants will learn about:

    Infectious Diseases: Role of the School Nurse
    Presented by:
    Stephanie Knutson: Education Consultant, Connecticut State Department of Education
    Kimberly Sandor: Executive Director, Connecticut Nurses’ Association
    Suzanne Levasseur: Supervisor of Health Services, Westport Public Schools
    Kathy Neelon: Nursing Coordinator, Wallingford Public Schools

    Asthma and Absenteeism: School Nursing Interventions
    Presented by:
    Jessica P. Hollenbach: Co-director, Asthma Center at Connecticut Children’s
    Celeste Jorge: 
    Epidemiologist, Connecticut Department of Public Health

    Connecticut’s Immunization Database and Immunization Requirements for the 2020-2021 School Year
    Presented by:
    Mick Bolduc: Vaccine Coordinator, Department of Public Health

    *Registration includes invitation to a June webinar/facilitated discussion (1.5 hours) to address the upcoming school year.

    School nurses, school nurse supervisors, directors of special education/pupil services, school medical advisers, and other school staff.


    *All participants will receive a $40 credit towards the Fall Supervisor Conference.

    *A link to the event will be sent via email the day prior to the event, email membership@ctnurses.org if you do not receive.

    Questions: Please call 203-238-1207 x 1 or  email  Virginia@ctnurses.org

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

    The Connecticut State Department of Education is committed to a policy of equal opportunity/affirmative action for all qualified persons.  The Connecticut State Department of Education does not discriminate in any employment practice, education program, or educational activity on the basis of race, color, religious creed, sex, age, national origin, ancestry, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability (including, but not limited to, intellectual disability, past or present history of mental disorder, physical disability or learning disability), genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by Connecticut state and/or federal nondiscrimination laws.  The Connecticut State Department of Education does not unlawfully discriminate in employment and licensing against qualified persons with a prior criminal conviction.  Inquiries regarding the Connecticut State Department of Education’s nondiscrimination policies should be directed to: Levy Gillespie, Equal Employment Opportunity Director/Americans with Disabilities Act Coordinator, Connecticut State Department of Education, 450 Columbus Boulevard, Suite 607, Hartford, CT 06103, 860-807-2071, Levy.Gillespie@ct.gov.

    • 25 Jun 2020
    • 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM (EDT)
    • Zoom Webinar

    Join us for this FREE professional development webinar

    Staying Above the Fray:

    Using the Power of Resiliency & Adaptation for Uncertain Times

    Thursday June 25th  

    6:00 - 7:30 pm

    Register Here

    Presented by: Dr. Brian Luke Seaward

    With the ripples of this pandemic extending for months, we find ourselves living in times of rapid change and uncertainty, but we have the means to stay above the fray. This presentation looks at a rock-solid approach to navigating the winds of change (and the rapids they create in our lives) to stay “above the fray.” In this upbeat and inspiring presentation, participants will learn/remember the core aspects of resiliency to cope with stress, and engage in effective ways to stay above the fray in a concise effective strategy allowing one to adapt to these changes effectively including humor, optimism and courage.  Each participant will take away several effective coping and relaxation skills for their personal self-care toolbox.

    Dr. Brian Luke Seaward is regarded as one of the foremost experts in the field of stress management and a pioneer in the fields of mind-body-spirit healing and corporate health promotion. The wisdom of Brian Luke Seaward can be found quoted in PBS specials, The Chicago Tribune, The Huffington Post, college graduation speeches, medical seminars, boardroom meetings, church sermons, and keynote addresses all over the world. He has authored more than twelve books, including the classic best sellers, Stand Like Mountain, Flow Like Water, The Art of Calm and Stressed Is Desserts Spelled Backward and the leading college textbook, Managing Stress (9E). Dr. Seaward’s mission, as expressed through his legacy of acclaimed books, documentary films and public appearances, is to make this a better world in which to live by having each of us reach our highest potential.

    1.5 contact hours will be awarded to participants

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

    In collaboration with:

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Past events

28 May 2020 Raise Your Energy and Joy
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 Sponsorship/Exhibitor Opportunities Annual Convention ~ Human Trafficking
30 Oct 2019 Annual Convention ~ Human Trafficking: What every nurse needs to know!
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