Welcome to Nashville Emory nursing students! Our first day was off to a success as we boarded the bus at 5:30 am and arrived at the Grand Ole Opry hotel with coffee, pillows, and PJs in hand. After changing, we were looking sharp and ready to represent. Delegates were credentialed and all students were welcomed to an opening ceremony and keynote address.
The nightlife in downtown Nashville hosted Emory Nursing students in good Southern hospitality with good food, flashing lights, and live country music. Once dancing the night away came to an end the Grand Ole Opry hotel halls were quiet, as students caught up on sleep anticipating the full days ahead.
The start of a new day is upon us. With a plenary session reflecting lessons on leadership and then a plethora of hospital representatives at the exhibit hall, Emory nursing students are taking full advantage of all NSNA has to offer.
Now off to focus sessions where our very own Dr. Maeve Howett will be discussing “Reproductive Health and Environment: Can Lifestyle Affect Fertility and Offspring?” Also, let’s give a shout out to Kathy Markowski, Dr. Sally Lehr, and Dr. Terri Ades as they’ve joined us on this glorious trip!
So far so good, and we’ll continue to keep you posted. All reported from NSNA – Large Voices and Big Dreams.