This event has been POSTPONED until further notice due to concerns over COVID-19 coronavirus.
The South Region Symposium and Awards Ceremony is one of FNA's largest annual events at which hundreds of nurses gather annually to network, learn, and support their profession. This year marks a particularly special milestone as the World Health Organization's "Year of the Nurse and Midwife" coincides with the 10th anniversary of the Symposium. At this special celebration, you can look forward to:
- Keynote Presentation by Carolyn Jones
- Hot Breakfast and Luncheon Buffet Included
- Vendor Sponsor Display Area including Gold, Silver, and Bronze Level Sponsorship
- Electronic Poster Display of Literature, Evidence-Based Practice and Nursing Research
- Nursing Student Mentorship and Scholarship Opportunities
- Nurse Awards and Recognition Ceremony
Please plan early as seating is a premium for this legendary South Florida event! Limited seating available at the door - exact cash payment only if seating available. Tables of ten must be purchased in advance.
Advance Purchase Table for Ten: $750
Recommended for organizations bringing multiple participants to represent their group.
Equivalent to the discounted FNA Member rate.
FNA Member: $75
Sponsorship and Vendor Opportunities
This symposium provides a great opportunity for vendors to network with 300+ nurses from all settings and educational backgrounds:
- Deans of Nursing
- Chief Nursing Officers
- Staff Nurses from Associate to DNP
- Faculty and Nurse Educators
- Nursing Students from a Variety of Programs
This truly is a worthy event to sponsor. Your participation not only adds visibility to your organization and its services, but also demonstrates your commitment and appreciation for the nursing profession. Our South Florida Leadership team is growing and adding new members who are excited about this upcoming program and support from the community of vendors they see in their work settings.
Reserve your space now. Space is limited - reserve early so you don't miss out!
Loyalty Program discount available for returning vendors!
Award Nominations - Due
February 16 - Deadline Extended to March 23
The South Region Florida Nurses Association recognizes professional nurses in the State of Florida. Receiving a peer award is one of the highest honors afforded a professional nurse.
The following categories will receive recognition. In addition, from all category nominations, outstanding recognition will be awarded to “The Nurse of the Year” who will be an FNA member in good standing.
- Registered Nurse Practice
- Advanced Practice Nurse
- Nursing Leadership in Administration/Academia
- Nurse Educator
- Community Action
- Nurse Researcher
- Promoting Environment for Excellence in Nursing Practice
Please download the nomination form above for category descriptions and nomination requirements. Nomination forms must be submitted with the two required letters of recommendation - incomplete packets will not be considered.
All nominations should be submitted to the Chair of the Nomination Committee, Dr. Lolita McCarthy (firstname.lastname@example.org) by
February 16, 2020 March 23, 2020
Poster Abstract Submissions -
Due March 1 Deadline Extended to March 23
Categories: Nursing Best Practice (Literature Review), Evidence-based Practice, and Nursing Research
Posters will be viewed electronically via monitors in the venue. There will be no physical/mounted posters. To be considered, proof of registration must be submitted with abstract.
Please refer to the Abstract Submission Packet above for specific requirements. All submissions should be submitted according to specified instructions to the Chair of Posters, Sheree Mundy (email@example.com) by March 23, 2020.
Download Additional Bio Form (required for each presenter - also included in Abstract Submission Packet)
Scholarship/Grant Applications - Due March 1
All applications should be submitted according to specified instructions to the Chair of Scholarships, Elizabeth Olafson by March 1, 2020.