Bay Area Nurses Communication Conference & Expo 2018 2018-02-17T20:58:21+00:00


Bay Area Nurses Communication Conference & Expo 2018

Channeling Florence Nightingale

June 28 – 29, 2018

Join us for two stress-free days to amuse your muse and feed your brain with interactive learning based on the book:

Channeling Florence Nightingale
Integrity, Insight, Innovation

With forward-thinking professional guest speakers

  • Character portrayal of Florence Nightingale
  • Mid-conference mixer June 28, 5 – 8PM Photo Op with Florence Nightingale while you network
  • 10 Contact Hours of practical and motivating content for nurses and other healthcare professionals CABRN Provider #16931
Conference Brochure


Thursday: How the “Nightingale Legacy” is relevant to modern healthcare

You will discover:

  • Integrity: Your intentional and unintentional impact on clients
  • Insight: Steps to improve life-work balance
  • Innovation: Your personal influence on the future of healthcare

Friday: Engage in effective communication to improve teamwork and patient safety/satisfaction

You will learn:

  • How to use improv skills to connect emotionally & intellectually with your team
  • Techniques to communicate with confidence and competence
  • Skills for creating dynamic, persuasive presentations
  • What NOT to say/do in front of an audience of 1 or 1,000 … and so much more!

Your participation will make a difference:

  • You will feel more confident communicating with others, especially in difficult situations
  • Your co-workers and clients will also benefit from your increased ability to spontaneously adapt to difficult situations
  • A portion of the proceeds from the conference will support Global Education Development Institute
    a  non-profit organization offering FREE educational opportunities in person and online to nurses and other clinicians in under-developed countries.


Candy Campbell

Dr. Campbell is an award-winning author, actor, and filmmaker who helps clients distinguish themselves through exceptional teambuilding and communication skills. Her professional nursing background includes over 30 years in clinical, educational and administrative posts.

Board of Registered Nursing Continuing Education Provider #16931

Chris Hennessey

Chris Hennessy – Filmmaker and producer of over 1,500 videos for special events, and large corporations is also an author and motivational speaker. His forthcoming book, Touched by Hannah, tells his true-life story about, his cancer, his one pound newborn, and the duo’s battle to survive. He has been featured on NBC TV and KGO 810 San Francisco. The film short was a 2016 IndieFest Global Film Competition award winner.

Kim Scott

Kimberly (Kim) Scott MSN, MBA, RN, is a dynamic, engaging speaker and nurse advocate, with a wealth of nursing and risk management, and quality assurance experience.  Her sought after  presentations include topics such as: wellness, diversity, and patient safety.  Kim serves on the national Board of Directors for the Black Nurses Association, and chairs the Florence Stroud Black History Month Nursing Conference.

Breeda Miller BA

Breeda Miller, BA  is an award-winning storyteller and has appeared nationally on The Moth Story Hour on NPR.  Her new book, The Caregiver Coffeebreak offers a comforting and resourceful break for caregivers. She spent the better part of the last ten years as the primary caregiver of her dear mother – up to and including hospice care in her home.

Phillip Runco

Phillip Runco, Doctor of Chiropractic Medicine has been practicing for 33 years, 32 of which have been at the same location in Concord, CA. He utilizes a Diversified adjusting technique. Treating patients ranging from just months old to many well into their 90’s, he practices with a passion for healing both amateur and professional athletes.


Candy Campbell

Susan Acquisto, EL DNP, RN, CNL, NEA-BC  President/CEO, R.R.C.S. Inc.; Co-founder, The Bili Project Foundation. Collaborates with nurse experts from major cancer centers around the world in development /publication of clinical practice guidelines for patients with bile duct cancer.

Chris Hennessey

Nikki Barrett West, MPH – Director of Healthcare Education Management at Kaiser Permanente, SF; past Director at California’s state nursing workforce center, HealthImpact; author of several articles on collaborative approaches to bridging the academic-practice gap to build a prepared, competent healthcare workforce.

Liz Dietz, EdD, RN

Liz Dietz, EdD, RN 37 years Red Cross Disaster Health Nurse; Professor Emeritus, San Jose State University SON, Past President American Nurses Association\California, Past BOD American Nurses Association, Past Vice President of Board of Registered Nursing California.

Marketa Houskova, MAIA,RN.

Marketa Houskova, MAIA,RN. Executive Director, American Nurses Association of California; MH Consulting for political advocacy; past Healthcare Policy Advisor, Health and Human Services; Women In Politics.

Carol Kulik, DNP, RN, ACNP, HCIC, has more than 25 years of high impact experience in direct patient care, research and operations. Clinical experience as an advanced practice nurse and executive clinical leader in critical care, surgery, cardiology, transplant, patient safety, and international collaboration establishing professional clinical standards.

Sheila Ryan PH.D, R.N., F.A.A.N

SHEILA A. RYAN, PH.D, R.N., F.A.A.N. Professor, Charlotte Peck Leinemann, Distinguished Alumni Endowed Chair; Director of Int’l Programs at the University of Nebraska MC College of Nursing. Nursing partner projects with universities and/or businesses around the globe. DON – 22 years at two universities; BOD with IHI, AIHA IBHI, GEDI and RWJ/IOM.

Elizabeth Yznaga, DNP, RN, CNL, CNM.

Elizabeth Yznaga, DNP, RN, CNL, CNM. Pioneered midwifery hospital care; creator of the RedSpotter app; co-creator of the “Birth Happens” museum exhibitions; faculty in the SONHP at the University of San Francisco.



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