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CANCELLED - 10th Annual South Region FNA Symposium and Awards Ceremony
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Register now to attend the FNA South Region's largest annual event!

 Export to Your Calendar 4/18/2020
When: Saturday, April 18, 2020
8:00am - 2:30pm
Where: Gulfstream Park Sport of Kings Theatre
901 S. Federal Highway
Hallandale Beach, Florida  33009
United States
Contact: Leslie Homsted

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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.

Group Registration

Advance Purchase Table for Ten: $750
Recommended for organizations bringing multiple participants to represent their group. Equivalent to the discounted FNA Member rate.

Individual Registration

FNA Member: $75
Non-member: $90

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!

View sponsorship and vendor flier for more details

Loyalty Program discount available for returning vendors!

Award Nominations - Due February 16 - Deadline Extended to March 23

Download the Awards Nomination Form

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 ( by February 16, 2020  March 23, 2020

Poster Abstract Submissions - Due March 1 Deadline Extended to March 23

Download the Abstract Submission Packet

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 ( by March 23, 2020.

Download Additional Bio Form (required for each presenter - also included in Abstract Submission Packet)

Scholarship/Grant Applications - Due March 1

Nurses Charitable Trust Research Grant Application

Dr. Sarah Fishman Memorial Scholarship Application

FNA South Region Undergraduate Nursing Scholarship

All applications should be submitted according to specified instructions to the Chair of Scholarships, Elizabeth Olafson by March 1, 2020.

Florida Nurses Association
1235 E. Concord St.
Orlando, FL 32803
Phone: (407)896-3261

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 536985
Orlando, FL 32853-6985