2017 Health Care Policy & Leadership Conference
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2017 Health Care Policy & Leadership Conference

TNP's Health Policy and Leadership Conference will feature a day of in-depth, interactive conversations on new state legislation impacting NPs in Texas, and national trends in NP policy and laws across the country. In addition to legislative sessions, attendees will enjoy a discussion on nurse executive, legislative, and grassroots leadership, and a special media training designed specifically for the NP. This activity will be submitted for AANP continuing education.

 Export to Your Calendar 11/10/2017
When: Friday, November 10, 2017
9:00 AM
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Texas Capitol
1100 Congress Avenue
Austin, Texas  78701
United States
Contact: Erin Cusack

Online registration is available until: 11/3/2017
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Texas Health Care Policy & Leadership Conference

Texas Capitol Auditorium
Room E1.004
Speakers subject to change


9:00 – 10:00 am

10:00 – 11:00 am
State Policy Update: APRN Laws, Telemedicine, and Sunset in the 85th Legislative Session
Presented by: Erin Cusack, TNP’s Director of Government Affairs; Nora Belcher, Executive Director of Texas E- health Alliance; Kristin Benton, Director of Nursing, and Jolene Zych, APRN Practice Consultant, Texas Board of Nursing.

11:00 – 11:10 am

11:10 – 12:10 pm
National Policy Update: State of NP Laws Across the Country

Presented by: Christy Blanco and Jessica Peck, AANP Texas Representatives.

12:10 – 1:00 pm
Networking Lunch

Legislative Conference Center, E2.002

1:00 – 1:50 pm
Nurse Practitioners as Leaders: A Discussion with Nurse Executives, Legislators, and Grassroots Activists

Presented by: Donna Howard, State Representative and nurse legislator; Holly Jeffreys, NP appointee to Lt. Governor’s Advisory Board; and Kristi Henderson, Ascension Texas Ministry's (Seton) VP of Virtual Care & Innovation. Moderated by Danielle Pendergrass, AARP's Campaign Outreach Advocate for a Culture of Health (or COACH), state liaison to the Nurses on Boards Coalition, and Breakthrough Leaders in Nursing award recipient.

1:50 – 2:00 pm

2:00 – 3:00 pm
Media and Public Relations Training for the Nurse Practitioner

Presented by: Allison Castle, Director of Strategic Communications and Public Relations for Blakemore Public Affairs and former Press Secretary/Communications Director for Governor Rick Perry.

3:00 pm:
Conclusion of Event 


Members: $80

Student Members: $55

Non-Members: $115

Parking and Directions:

Attendees may park in the Visitor’s Parking Garage on 12th Street and San Jacinto Street. For additional parking info, please visit: http://www.tspb.texas.gov/plan/parking/parking.html


Boxed lunches will be provided; however, if you have specific dietary requirements, you may wish to purchase your own lunch at the Capitol Grill.

What to Wear:

Please wear professional attire (business casual).

Cancellation Policy:

Any registration cancellations must be sent in writing to admin@texasnp.org by November 1, 2017. Please note that a $10 fee will be assessed upon cancellation. Please allow 2-4 weeks for processing refunds. 

Contact Us

Texas Nurse Practitioners
4425 S. Mopac, Building III
Suite 405 Austin, TX 78735
P: 512.291.6224
F: 512.291.6225

Our Mission

The voice of Texas Nurse Practitioners dedicated to improving patient access to quality health care.