ARNA Fall Conference

ARNA Fall Conference

Please join us for the Arkansas Nurses Association Fall Conference on September 7th at the Centennial Valley Country Club in Conway, for a collegial day to learn, network within the profession, and determine how you can make an impact on regional and state-wide organizational priorities.

Start the day with an informative session on the Healthy Nurse, Healthy Nation initiative from featured speaker Holly Carpenter from the American Nurses Association.

Holly Carpenter

Featured Speaker: Holly Carpenter, Senior Policy Advisor for the American Nurses Association’s (ANA) Nursing Practice & Work Environment and Innovation departments.

Holly’s responsibilities include Healthy Nurse, Healthy Nation™ initiatives such as the Grand Challenge, resources and continuing education programs, as well as supporting multiple occupational health and work environment issues. Prior to her work with ANA, she was employed at the Maryland Nurses Association and the State of Maryland’s Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. A registered nurse for over 25 years, Holly graduated from Salisbury University with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing.

You’ll engage with colleagues and leaders from your region to determine action plans for the coming 18 months, hear the latest from the Legislature on issues important to nursing, then participate in workgroups to discuss today’s challenges for nurses in all areas of practice and settings. Your voice is needed at the table! ARNA leadership welcomes your opinions and ideas for policy direction and strategic planning as we move toward an ever-changing future in nursing.

ARNA members and non-members are welcome. During the membership meeting portion of the agenda, non-members will have the opportunity to meet with Holly Carpenter from the ANA.

We hope you will choose to join us on September 7th!

Click here for a copy of the conference agenda

Registration Fee:
$79.00 Members
$99.00 Non Members
$59.00 Students/Retirees
Registration fees include lunch and continuing education credit


Corporate and non-profit organizations are invited to exhibit at the event. If you wish to join us as an exhibitor, please complete the exhibitor application below and submit to the ARNA/Midwest MSD office for processing. The deadline to register as an exhibitor is August 1, 2019.

Participants can receive a maximum of 3.75 contact hours for participating in this activity.
The Midwest Multistate Division is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

What is the Midwest Multistate Division? The Arkansas Nurses Association, Kansas State Nurses Association, Missouri Nurses Association and Nebraska Nurses Association formed a collaborative, namely the Midwest Multistate Division (Midwest MSD), with the goal of promoting efficiencies and growth. As part of this collaborative, the Midwest MSD Continuing Nursing Education Unit (CNE Unit) was formed, which is accredited as an ANCC approver and provider of CNE, to address the educational needs of nurses in the Midwest region.

Contact Sara Fry by Phone: 573-636-4623 or Email:

The event is finished.


Sep 07, 2019


9:30 am - 4:00 pm

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CE Credit


Centennial Valley Country Club
1555 Centennial Club Drive, Conway, AR 72034
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