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Membership Assembly
The Florida Nurses Association's

2019 Membership Assembly

September 13-14th at the Mission Inn Resort, Howey-in-the-Hills, FL

FNA's 2019 Membership Assembly

2019 FNA Membership Assembly

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September 13-14th
Mission Inn Resort, Howey-in-the-Hills, FL

This year's theme is Making Connections: Transforming the Future. The face of healthcare is constantly evolving with advanced research, new innovations, and improved technology. At the front-lines of healthcare, Nurses are helping to lead this transformation.

View the 2019 Summary of Action

Janet Haebler

Janet Haebler MSN, RN

American Nurses Association

Keynote Presenter

As Senior Associate Director for Policy & State Government Affairs with the American Nurses Association (ANA), Janet serves as a resource to the state nurses associations in their efforts to advance their legislative and regulatory agendas. Throughout her forty-eight years’ experience in nursing, Janet held numerous staff and leadership positions in a variety of settings: acute, long-term and home care, managed care, and academia. She has dedicated the past 18 years to the policy and advocacy arena; first at the state level, before joining ANA. While with the New York State Nurses’ Association, she was responsible for the Practice & Government Affairs program; during which time, Janet and her team celebrated such legislative successes as title “nurse” protection and safe patient handling & mobility. In addition to a number of other initiatives, her portfolio includes the number one issue for direct care nurses – safe staffing. Ten years ago, Janet launched the American Nurses Advocacy Institute, a year-long mentored program designed to develop nurse’s political competence. Janet completed her undergraduate degree in nursing at Russell Sage College in New York and master’s degree in nursing with a concentration in administration at Seton Hall University in New Jersey.

Conference Venue

Mission Inn ResortMission Inn
10400 FL-48
Howey-In-The-Hills, FL 34737

Single/Double rooms may be booked online (see instructions below) or by calling reservations directly at 1-800-874-9053. The Triple/Quad rooms are at a different rate so any rooms reserved will need to be made by calling reservations at 1-800-874-9053.

Deadline for discounted reservation is August 12th

Online Booking

  1. Go to
  2. Choose Book your Stay
  3. Add Check In and Check Out Dates
  4. Enter Group Code: 0718G16
  5. Select Check Rates


Thursday, September 12th - Optional Bonus Day!

  • Mandatory Renewal CE Courses - Four Hours of Contact Hours - included as a bonus for attending the conference

Friday, September 13th

  • Keynote Presentation by Janet Haebler, Senior Associate Director of Policy and State Government Affairs, American Nurses Association
  • Awards Reception and Dinner Celebration
  • Multiple Breakout Sessions
  • Exhibit Hall Open

Saturday, September 13th

  • Advocacy Breakfast
  • Foundation Luncheon (Scholarship and Grant Recipients Announced)
  • FNA Business Meeting
  • Region Meetings

View the Full Program

Sponsorship and Exhibitor Information

Go to the Sponsorship page

View Sponsor/Exhibitor Prospectus

Please contact Kaitlin Scarbary at for any questions regarding sponsorship

Online registration available!


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Reference Proposals

What issues matter to you?

  • Get an issue that you care about heard and possibly supported by FNA and its members
  • Include a statement of concern, rationale, a statement of position and recommended actions
  • Can be initiated by an individual; constituents or structural units; or the Board of Directors and/or structural units at any level
  • Must be submitted to the Reference Committee by August 1
  • May be heard and voted on at the 2019 Membership Assembly, Sept. 13-14, Howey-in-the-Hills

Examples of Past FNA Reference Proposals

View 2019 Manual for Submission of Proposals

Reference Proposals are due by August 1 to Please contact Chris at for any questions regarding proposal submissions


Bylaw Changes

Proposed Bylaw Changes can be viewed in the Members Only section at the bottom of this page. There you will find a link to the document. You must be a member and logged in to view the document.

Abstracts for Poster Presentation are now being accepted!

Submission Deadline July 15th

FNA Members are encouraged to submit abstracts for a poster presentation at FNA Membership Assembly. Abstracts will be peer-reviewed by members of the Research Special Interest Group. Please fill out the abstract form below and submit with your typed abstract to Kaitlin Scarbary at

Call for Abstracts Form

Call for Speakers Proposal - FNA Members are encouraged to submit speaker proposals to present at Membership Assembly. Presentations will be at least one hour in length and will be submitted for nurse contact hours and ANCC accredited hours. Deadline for submission is March 31, 2019. Please fill out the speaker proposal form and email to Kaitlin Scarbary at

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