Healthy Nurses for Wisconsin Conference 2018

Healthy Nurses for Wisconsin Conference 2018

Small Changes. Big Results.

105,000 Healthy Wisconsin Nurses Send a Powerful Message to our Patients And Our Communities… Join us for a one-day, hands-on, and interactive program focused on improving and protecting your health. Each participant will receive a complimentary yoga mat, and comfortable clothing is encouraged to allow for relaxation and full participation!

Conference objectives:

  1. Identify healthy behaviors to make sustainable positive lifestyle changes (healthy eating, exercise, rest and stress reduction) to decrease chronic diseases like hypertension.
  2. Utilize developed tools and methods that participants can translate into their self-care and settings that include but are not limited to home, community, or workplace.
  3. Empower participants to take advantage of opportunities for health promotion and disease prevention by translating their knowledge to their patients that small changes can lead to big results.


Ruth Francis, MPH, MCHES

Diane R. Lauver, PhD, RN, FAAN

Gretchen A. Diem, PhD

Ruth Francis has over 25 years of international, corporate, association, government and community health education and promotion experience and works for the American Nurses Association (ANA) where she is a Senior Policy Advisor in the Nursing Practice & Work Environment Department. Ruth travels to Wisconsin to motivate nurses to lead the nation’s journey to better health by taking the ANA’s Healthy Nurse, Healthy Nation™ Grand Challenge!
Dr. Diane Lauver is a Registered Nurse, Researcher, and Professor of Nursing at the University of Wisconsin (UW) School of Nursing. She also serves as a consultant in multiple health behavior change interventions through the UW Health Innovation Program. We greatly value her input in planning this program for nurses, and look forward to learning how practicing a ‘Mindfulness Approach to Everyday Activities’ can have a positive impact on our mental and physical health.
Dr. Gretchen Diem is dedicated to the research, teaching, and clinical application of evidence based behavioral medicine interventions designed to reduce the physical, emotional, and financial impacts of stress. She has developed and implemented many progressive and innovative programs, which offer practical and proven skills for making lasting behavior changes to support a healthy, balanced life. Dr. Diem joins us at lunch to deliver a message on ‘Mindful Eating’ – learn how to utilize the power of your mind to improve your health and well-being.

Schedule for SATURDAY, APRIL 7, 2018

7:00-8:00   Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:00-8:15   Welcome and Overview of Program
8:15-9:15   Healthy Nurse, Healthy Nation™ Grand Challenge Overview
9:15-10:15   Mindfulness Approach to Everyday Activities
10:30-11:45   Physical Health Activity Sampler: Pilates, POUND®, and Yoga/Meditation (dress comfortably!)
12:00-1:15   Lunch and Incorporating Mindful Eating Into Your Lifestyle
1:30-2:15   Holistic Health Breakout Sessions: Mindful Eating, Healing Touch, or Aromatherapy
2:30-3:30   The Role of Functional Medicine in Health Promotion and Hypertension Prevention
3:45-5:00   Organizational Approaches to Support Healthy Nurses: Panel Discussion and Workshop
5:00-5:15   Closing Remarks
Continuing Nursing Education Credit – 7.5 contact hours of CNE credit will be available to participants who attend the entire program and complete a program evaluation.

Registration is now open!

Registration Fee = $75
WNA Member
 rate = $60 (provide WNA member number to receive discounted rate)
Student rate = $35

Online registration only – payment by check or credit card accepted.  Registration deadline: March 26

Conference Location and Overnight

Wilderness Resort – Glacier Canyon Conference Center
45 Hillman Road, Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965    map of grounds

A small block of rooms with 2 queen-sized beds with a sleeper sofa are reserved at the Wilderness Resort for the night of Friday, April 6 at a special rate of $149.99 (plus taxes). See the Wilderness Reservation Sheet for more details on how to reserve, required deposit, and cancellation fee.
Cut-off date is March 16, 2018 unless the block is filled prior to that date.

Learn more about the Healthy Nurses for Wisconsin MIG!

QUESTIONS?  Please contact the WNA office at 800-362-3959

Wisconsin Nurses Association is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Montana Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
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