TNP Capitol Day
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When: Friday, March 6, 2020
8:00 am
Where: Texas Capitol
1100 Congress Avenue
Austin, Texas  78701
United States
Contact: Bella Stewart

Online registration is closed.
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8:00  – 9:00 a.m.         Registration  

9:00 – 10:00 a.m.        APRN Legislative & Regulatory Update: A Conversation on the APRN & Nursing Agenda, Regulatory Issues, & Hot Topics in Healthcare for 2020

                                    (Erin Cusack, Director of Government Affairs, Texas Nurse Practitioners; Cindy Zolnierek, CEO, Texas Nurses Association; Sam Stinnett, CEO, Texas

                                    Association of Nurse Anesthetists; and Wendy Wilson, legislative consultant for Consortium of Texas Certified Nurse Midwives)

10:00 – 10:15 a.m.      Break


10:15 – 11:15 a.m.     Preparing for Your Legislative Visit: How to Communicate Effectively with Legislators 

                                   (Holly Jeffreys, Chair of TNP Policy Council; Jessica Peck, President of the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners; Shelagh Larson, Board of 

                                   Directors for the National Association of Women’s Health Nurse Practitioners; and Kristy Aleman, Doctoral Candidate with Texas A&M University Corpus Christi)


11:15 – 11:30 p.m.      Break


11:30 – 12:30 p.m.      Texas Tribune Panel: Healthcare, the 2020 Elections, and What to Expect in the 87th Regular Session                     

                                    (Moderated by CEO of the Texas Tribune, Evan Smith, featuring Representatives Stephanie Klick and Donna Howard)


12:30 – 1:30 p.m.        Networking Lunch - Legislative Conference Center, E2.002


1:30 – 3:00 p.m.          Legislative Visits


2:30 – 3:30 p.m.          Ice Cream Social /Education Hour with Capitol Staff - Legislative Conference Center, E2.002



Pre-registration is now open online and will be available until Wednesday, March 4th. We will do our best to schedule a legislative office visit if you register by FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 14th.  Onsite registration will open at 8 a.m. on Friday, March 6. 


Nonmember Price: $99
Member Price: $65


Nonmember Price: $109
Member Price: $75


This activity is approved for 4.5 contact hour(s) of continuing education by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners. Activity ID 20014065. This activity was planned in accordance with AANP Accreditation Standards and Policies.

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: 



A boxed lunch will be provided to registered attendees.  Please note if you have special dietary needs, you may wish to bring a lunch or purchase a lunch in the Capitol Grill. 


What to Wear:

Please wear professional attire (business casual) or your white lab coats if you plan to do legislative visits.


Legislative Visits:

If you signed up for legislative visits prior to February 14, we are doing our best to assign you times to visit particular offices. Visits will take place between 1:30 - 3:00 p.m. Please note that if you signed up for legislative visits after, February 14 we will try our best to schedule a visit for you, but cannot guarantee a scheduled visit with your legislator's office. 


Cancellation Policy:

Cancellations must be made in writing no later than February 14, 2020. Send requests to Bella Stewart at or via mail at 4425 S MoPac, Building III, Suite 405, Austin, TX 78735. Cancellations can also be faxed to (512) 291-6225. All cancellations are subject to a $10 processing fee. NO CANCELLATIONS will be accepted after February 14, 2020. Cancellation refunds will be issued within 1-2 weeks.

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

TNP is the voice of Texas Nurse Practitioners dedicated to improving patient access to quality health care.