Dear Colleague,

I am honored to have been selected as the 2014 Chairperson for Nursing Management Congress and am thrilled to announce our upcoming program at The Mirage Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada, October 12-16, 2014. Our amazing panel planning has put together what promises to be one of our best meetings yet!

Sponsored by Wolters Kluwer Health/Lippincott Williams and Wilkins, Congress2014 serves as a "live from the pages" experience, a transition from our award-winning Nursing Management journal, to an opportunity for today's leading nurse managers to meet and collaborate - all while strengthening the practical and critical thinking skills you need to improve the overall quality of patient care.

As the premier conference for nursing leaders, Nursing Management Congress2014 has something for every level of nurse leader in every pactice setting. In addition to many of our outstanding returning faculty, you will hear from new and innovative thought leaders in our general and keynote sessions.

We are exceptionally pleased to highlight several of this year's presentations to enhance your performance as a nurse leader:

  • New Manager Intensive (Preconference Workshop)
  • Nurse Executive/Nurse Executive, Advanced Prep Course (Preconference Workshop)
  • Rewiring our Thinking About Accountability
  • Process Improvements at the Unit Level
  • Promises and Pitfalls of Social Media
  • Diversity and Inclusion: Making it Real
  • When Bad Things Happen in Good Hospitals

Over 15 years ago, I attended my first Nursing Management Congress as a new Director. I was blown away by the quality of speakers and the caliber of the program and I haven't missed a meeting since. Of all the choices you have for national meetings, none will deliver the opportunities for learning, networking, and growth as Nursing Management Congress2014.

I hope to see you there!


Jeff Doucette, DNP, RN, CEN, FACHE, NEA-BC

Nursing Management Congress2014 Conference Chairperson

Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer

Mary Immaculate Hospital

Newport News, VA