Conference Information and Presentations

ANA\C General Assembly and Conference

Standing Together: Advocating for the Future of Nursing

November 9-10, 2018
Hyatt Regency Newport Beach

Hyatt Regency Newport Beach Hotel Information, Shuttle Schedule & Restaurants


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General Assembly Information:

General Assembly Materials and Rules of Order; Bylaws Information


Keynote: Advocating for Our Professional Role

Maria O'Rourke, RN, PhD, FAAN
Key advocate & leader of the rewrite of the CA Nursing Practice Act in 1974


Keynote: Developing the Courage to Advocate for Change 

Rhonda Foster, EdD, MPH, MS, RN, NEA-BC
ANCC Magnet Consultant

Rhonda Foster Bio



Keynote: Characteristics of Advocacy: RNs as Agents of Change in Nursing Practice

Joseph Morris, PhD, MSN, RN
Executive Office, CA Board of Registered Nursing

Joseph Morris Bio


Reducing Violence in the Workplace - Panel Discussion

View Workplace Violence Presentation Slides

Workplace Violence: A Nurse-Driven Survey

Nancy Blake, PhD, RN, CCRN-K,
Assistant Adjunct Professor,
UCLA School of Nursing

Nancy Blake Bio

Sara Stafford,  MSN, RN, PCCN, CNIV
Nursing Professional Development Specialist, Stanford Healthcare

Sara Stafford Bio

 William Dunne
Administrative Director
UCLA Health System

William Dunne Bio

 Dana Jones, RN, BSN, CMSRN
Nursing Professional Development Specialist, Stanford Healthcare

Dana Jones Bio


ANA\C Partnering with the CDC on Infection Prevention

Aaron McCoplin, DNP, FNP, RN, RRT-NPS, CPFT
Associate Professor of Nursing
CSU, Channel Islands

Aaron McCoplin Bio

Partnering with the CDC Presentation


ANA\C Advocacy and Legislative Update

Roxanne Gould
ANA\C Lobbyist

Roxanne Gould Bio

Marketa Houskova, RN, MAIA, BA
ANA\C Executive Director

Marketa Houskova Bio


ANA\C Career Center: A Valuable Resource for California RNs!

Learn more about ANA\C's Career Center