Events and Activities
MNA is renowned for consistently meeting the continuing education needs of registered nurses and advanced practice registered nurses by successfully hosting premiere events in easily accessible locations. Most importantly, MNA listens to the requests of nurses regarding topics and event locations. MNA hosts numerous regional events focused on today’s nurses’ concerns including pharmacology, controlled substances, nursing leadership, human trafficking, palliative care, disease specific events, telehealth, opioid abuse and misuse, and workshops spanning numerous skill sets, just to name a few. The MNA Annual Convention is recognized nationwide as a premiere nursing event providing an Expo, distinguished presenters and ample time to network and have fun.
MNA also sponsors numerous advanced practice registered nurse events each year, including the APRN Annual Spring Convention held in April and the APRN Fall Workshop held in October following the Annual Convention, along with regional events throughout the year. The Spring Convention and Fall Workshops are packed with both continuing education programs and industry exhibitors. Talk one-on-one with exhibitors while learning about new and up-coming products, services, issues and developments in nursing. MNA also hosts regional Controlled Substances Workshops required for a DEA license, the Department of Transportation Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration National Registry of Certified Medical Examiner Training, PMHNP Certification Review, pharmacology focused events and skills workshops.
It’s imperative for nurses to be well-informed on legislative issues and for elected officials to hear from the nursing profession. MNA hosts an annual Legislative Nursing Summit and Lobby Day at the Capitol to encourage nurses to become active in the legislative process. The Legislative Nursing Summit started in 1993 with the primary purpose of discussing emerging issues and a legislative agenda that places nurses in a pivotal role as ‘players’ in healthcare in Mississippi. Lobby Day also provides an opportunity for nurses and nursing students to interact with our elected officials and demonstrates the power of nursing. Participation in the political process is vital – Together we can speak with one strong voice!