APN planning team. Clockwise from the top are Debbie Tuttle, Katherine Byar, Marylou Nesbitt, Kris LeFebvre, Kristin Walsh, Cindy Jo Horrell, and Barbara Rogers. In the center is Geline Tamayo, team leader. Missing from this picture are Carol Abel, Paula Bass, and Michele Galioto.
The APN Conference is about more than continuing nursing education. It’s an opportunity to truly connect to other advanced practice oncology nurses from across the United States and even from around the world. That nurse sitting next to you could be your future employer. The person in line behind you at Registration could end up becoming one of your closest friends and confidantes.
When you’re in Orlando, be sure to take advantage of all of the networking opportunities available to you. Meet new people, ask questions, share ideas and information. Make the most of the experience. Here are some tips to make as many connections as possible while at the APN Conference.
- Pack business cards with you so that it’s easy to share your contact information with new friends and colleagues.
- Visit the ONS Resource Area to learn more about ONS special interest groups (SIGs)—communities of members with similar interests or working in common practice settings. Check out the Nurse Practitioner and Clinical Nurse Specialist SIGs—both meet during the conference (check out session details for times.)
- Make the most of social networking—from Facebook, to Twitter, and more, it’s a great way to connect to fellow attendees.
- Visit the ONS Booth for career resources, including tips for finding the perfect job, advancing your career through ONS involvement, and more.