Carmen Kosicek is a nursing visionary who understands the paradigm shift of the fusion of nursing and business. Carmen has helped hundreds of nurses and nursing students to envision a bright nursing future filled with possibilities. With her love of business, she has assisted her nursing clients to increase their incomes by 20 percent or more within 18 months. Carmen's first book, "Nurses, Jobs and Money--A Guide to Advancing Your Nursing Career and Salary", is a must-read for every nurse--and everyone who wants to become one! Join us as we discuss the profession of nursing and nurse entrepreneurship with this fascinating, brilliant and successful nurse entrepreneur!

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Thom Namaya of Brattleboro, Vermont is a Family Nurse Practitioner, Doctor of Homeopathic Medicine, writer, visual artist, poet, playwright, musician and humanitarian activist. Namaya is the author of three books of poetry, most recently Vermont My Home. His play Beatnik Café was produced in both NYC and Boston. He is a widely published author, with more than fifty articles, short stories, and poems published in national and international magazines. His book, "Journal of the Plague: Living and Working With AIDS", chronicles Namaya's work with terminal AIDS patients in the early stages of the epidemic in New York City, tracing the lives and stories of the men who arrived at a ward called "Paradise Alley." It is through the stories of the patients and this writer's observations that we come to understand what AIDS means to us, both as individuals and as a society. Please join us for a conversation with this fascinating and multi-talented nurse, artist and humanitarian.

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Lorie A. Brown, RN, MN, JD is a nurse attorney with over 30 years of combined experience as a Registered Nurse and attorney. She combines her specialties with a practice of medical legal consulting and representing nurses before the Licensing Board. Staying abreast of current legal trends and issues, Lorie has a passion for learning and personal growth. Lorie formed Empowered Nurses because she felt that nurses have the answers to the problems in health care. However, nurses do not feel comfortable speaking their mind for fear of getting in trouble or even losing their job. Empowered Nurses provides tools to nurses to speak their mind, stand in their power and be a change agent to improve patient care while legally protecting their license.

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Please join us for a lively roundtable discussion about the importance and contribution of Licensed Practical Nurses and Licensed Vocational Nurses here in the United States. The Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that the demand for LPNs and LVNs will increase by 22% from 2010 to 2020. Other statistics show that there are at least 750,000 practical nurses currently working in the US, with 25% working in hospitals and 28% in nursing facilities and long term care. LPNs will likely prove crucial to the delivery of healthcare in the United States as the population ages. Let's discuss, celebrate and learn about the contributions of practical nurses to our profession, and to the healthcare industry at large.

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