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Unity Conference for Nursing Excellence: hosted by UAPRN & GNA

Cobb Galleria Centre
2 Galleria Parkway Southeast
Atlanta, GA 30339

Thursday, October 4, 2018 at 12:00pm ET - Saturday, October 6, 2018 at 8:00pm ET
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2 Galleria Parkway Southeast, Atlanta, GA 30339



Advancing Health Through Synergy


Featured Keynote Speakers: Linda Burnes Bolton, DrPH, RN and Peter Buerhaus, Ph.D., RN, FAAN

Credits Offered

This event offers 16.0 CE credits to attendees.
Accredited by GNA & AANP.

Agenda (120 KB)

Additional Information


The Unity Movement is a collaborative initiative launched by United Advanced Practice Nurses (UAPRN) of Georgia and the Georgia Nurses Association (GNA), to support the achievement of nursing excellence through the synergy that naturally occurs when all nurses, regardless of discipline, come together. Whether practicing as a professional nurse, an advanced practice nurse, or as a nurse executive, educator or scholar, we are all engaged in work to advance the health of patients and populations...This is what the Unity Movement celebrates.

*Single day, pre-conference workshop day only, &/or multi-day tickets for purchase.
*Discounted rates available for students, retirees, UAPRN & GNA members.
  • Thursday 10/4: Preconference Workshop Day (Multiple workshops including a 6-hr Lean Six Sigma certification)
  • Friday 10/5: Main Conference, Poster Presentations, Vendor Booths, Food, LGBTQ Panel, & Evening Gala featuring live music, food, dancing, & and a poet.
  • Saturday 10/6: Main Conference, Poster Presentations, Vendor Booths, Food, APRN Board Prep Certification with Barkley Assoc., Raffles with Lunch & Learn

Topics Include:

  • Opioid Crisis
  • Workplace Violence
  • Mental Health
  • Pharmacology Updates
  • Legislative Updates
  • Disease Management
  • Transformational Leadership
  • Graduate Education Preparedness
  • Women’s Issues
  • Clinical Workshops
  • Children & Adolescence
  • Vulnerable Populations

Featured Events


  • Pelvic Examination and IUD Insertion
  • Labs, Radiologic and EKG interpretation
  • Suturing
  • Joint Injections
  • Nursing Informatics

Now Available!  Lean Six Sigma Certification on Thursday

Please note: Lean Six Sigma is a 6 hour class (12-6pm) on Thursday. Due to the length of this workshop, signing up for this certification class prevents the attendee from attending other Thursday workshops. 

*Approved 16-21 CEU credits by GNA & AANP.

**Intrested in doing a Poster presentation: Please see attachment and follow abstract submission guidelines for poster presentations for consideration of acceptance at the conference. Poster Abstract Submission deadline= August 20, 2018 Please submit all poster abstracts via email: with “Poster Abstract” written in subject line. 

Hotel Accommodations


Unity Conference of Nursing Excellence: Advancing Health Through Synergy

Start date: 10/4/18
End date: 10/7/18
Last day to book: 9/11/18

Marriott hotel(s) offering your special group rate:

Renaissance Atlanta Waverly Hotel & Convention Center  for 125.00 USD  per night

Book your group rate for Unity Conference of Nursing Excellence: Advancing Health Through Synergy

Featured Keynote Speakers:


Linda Burnes Bolton, DrPH, RN
Chief Nursing Officer, Health System Chief Nursing Executive, Senior Vice President of Nursing & Director of Nursing Research

Dr. Linda Burnes Bolton is a renowned leader who oversees the delivery of high-quality nursing care for patients and the development and support of the professional practice of nursing at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.

Additionally, Dr. Burnes oversees the ambulatory care clinics, the Medical Network and the Marina Del Rey Hospital, a community hospital affiliate of Cedars-Sinai. She is also a co-investigator of the Regional Collaborative Alliance for Nursing Outcomes research team. 

Peter Buerhaus, Ph.D., RN, FAAN
Professor of Nursing at Montana State University

Dr. Peter Buerhaus is an internationally renowned nurse economist. He is a professor in the College of Nursing and Director of the Center for Interdisciplinary Health Workforce Studies at Montana State University.

Buerhaus’ research includes forecasting nurse and physician supply, developing, and testing measures of the quality of care in hospitals, determining public and provider opinions on issues involving the delivery of healthcare, and assessing the quantity and quality of health care provided by nurse practitioners.

Registration Refund and Cancellation Policy

Cancelation Fee of $35 ~ Refund will happen 2 -3 weeks after the conference

Event Agenda

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