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Research proves it! Health is good for you! So don't miss the opportunity to attend this year's joint conference to learn how you can positively impact the health and well-being of your patients, family, friends and yourself!


You asked for it and TNA has delivered! TNA is offering more continuing education sessions, yes more! Topics will range from:

         *Healthy Aging                   *Mental Health               *Bullying
         *Life Balance *Financial Health               *Community Initiatives
          *Suicide Prevention  

Plus, we will get you moving with Zumba sessions on Saturday and Sunday mornings and other fun, health related activities throughout the conference. 

It is the season, so be sure to come to the Welcome Reception Friday night decked out and ready to WIN our costume contest, with prizes and games for all! There will be much to do, much to learn and new friends to make and don’t be surprised if TNPAC has something special in store!  Come and join students and nurses, old and new, to maximize your life’s potential. 

 Register ONSITE After October 20


Awards Keynote Speaker Sponsor and Exhibitor Information
Abstracts Meet Our Presenters  TNF Silent Auction 
Call for Candidates
Absentee Ballot

Available to Registered
Participants Only

Hotel Reservations 
Conference Schedule Call for Resolutions  TNPAC Basket Challenge
    Printed Version-Registration Form

Sponsor and Exhibitor Information

The conference is a great opportunity for our sponsors and exhibitors to display and network with the many Registered Nurses, Advanced Practice Nurses, Student Nurses, Nurse Educators and other Healthcare professionals who will be in attendance. We look forward to having you join us in October. 

2016 Sponsor and Exhibitor Information

Schools of Nursing Exhibit/Sponsorship 

Achievement Awards

The TNA Achievement Awards Gala, held in the evening of Saturday, October 29, offers an opportunity to honor nurses and other individuals by acknowledging their exceptional dedication, commitment and professionalism to the profession of nursing.

We ask all TNA members to consider nominating someone today. The deadline for nominations is September 9, 2016. We all have crossed paths with outstanding nurses. Don't put off sending in your nominations. Click HERE for Awards Criteria and Nomination form. 

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Call for Abstracts

Abstract Submission Deadline--The deadline for submission has passed. Please keep this in mind for next year.


Call for Resolutions
The Tennessee Nurses Association is issuing a formal Call for Resolutions for the 2016 TNA Membership Assembly. Resolutions can be submitted by any TNA member. Please submit all resolutions in writing to TNA no later than August 26, 2016. For questions and submissions, contact Sharon Adkins at

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Call for Candidates

TNA Members--Help Shape TNA Policy
Nominations Accepted Now for Several Elected Positions.


    • President Elect--1 position to be elected
    • Vice President--1 position to be elected
    • Treasurer--1 position to be elected
    • Director - Education--1 position to be elected
    • Director - Membership--1 position to be elected
    • Nominating Committee--2 positions to be elected

The deadline has passed. Please consider
running next year.

Absentee Ballot--September 26 Deadline--Click Here
You must be a member of the Tennessee Nurses Association to request an Absentee Ballot for elections held during the Annual Conference.


Keynote Speaker - Barb Nash, MS, RNC, CNS

 2016 Annual Conf Keynote, Barb Nash

Even as a student, Barb Nash instinctively knew there was a place for humor in nursing and 
health care, but it wasn't until Norman Cousin's bestselling book, "Anatomy of an Illness," in 
1964 that the scientific world began to study the possible relationship between humor and 
health. Barb suddenly felt validated and continued to investigate humor and incorporate
it into her professional life.

Join Nash, as she speaks on Humor and Health, and helps her audiences explore the development of humor
in children, identifies how adults lose touch with their inner child, and teaches us how to restore and
nurture our funny bones. Audience participation is key to fully enjoying your time with her. Engage with
Barb in laughter and play, contribute to your own physical, psychological, and social health, and discover
ways to incorporate humor into your life.

Nash is a graduate of The Christ Hospital, Cincinnati, OH, where nothing was funny, the Ohio University,
Athens, OH and The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH. She has spent most of her career in primary
care and nursing education.

Silent Auction
Presented by the TNF Board of Trustees, during the TNA Conference, the Silent Auction features a multitude of items, gifts and collectibles donated by TNA members and TNF supporters. Read more...


Conference Schedule
TNA\TASN Annual Conference Schedule

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TNPAC Basket Challenge
2016 TNPAC Fundraising Event: TNA District Basket Challenge. Check back later for more details

Hotel Information

Hotel Information – Embassy Suites SE-Murfreesboro,
                                 1200 Conference Center Blvd.
                                Murfreesboro TN 37129

Event Group Code:  TSN

Call 1-800-EMBASSY, the hotel directly at 615-890-4464 or make reservations online at to make reservations.

When making reservations online follow the below steps:
            *Enter dates on hotel’s homepage

*Select “Check Availability”

*On the left hand side of the screen, under Narrow Your Results,

  select “Have a Special Code?”

*Enter the three-letter group code (TSN)

*Choose room type

*Proceed with reservation


The cut-off date for receiving the discounted rate is October 5, 2016

This Conference is Presented by the Tennessee Nurses Association (TNA) and the Tennessee Association of Student Nurses (TASN)



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