24th Annual Nurse Practitioner and Nurse Midwife Student Conference

Keys to a Successful Transition into Advanced Practice Nursing

Keys to a Successful Transition into AP Nursing Now and in the Future is a conference hosted by a consortium of Minnesota colleges and universities (University of Minnesota, Twin Cities; College of St. Scholastica, Duluth; Minnesota State University – Mankato; Winona State University; Metropolitan State University, St. Paul; College of St. Catherine; and Bethel University) that offer nurse practitioner and /or midwifery programs.

This annual conference - the only one of its kind in Minnesota – offers informational sessions that help graduates prepare for their new primary care practice roles; sessions such as contract negotiations, prescriptive authority, scope of practice, malpractice issues and protection, credentialing, and other essential information necessary for new practitioners.

  • Digital copies of conference materials will be emailed out before the conference. Printed materials will not be provided.
  • Bring a laptop, make sure it is charged and bring your charger. Some extension cords and outlets will be available.
  • Students will be able to meet recruiters with industry expertise in the growing demand for reliable, patient-focused healthcare providers.
  • Students attending from schools around the state:
    • Bethel University
    • College of St. Scholastica
    • Mayo Clinic
    • Metropolitan State University 
    • Minnesota State University - Mankato
    • St. Catherine University
    • University of Minnesota, School of Nursing 
    • University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire
    • Winona State University - Rochester


Now What? Where You and Your Nurse Practitioner Profession Are Going
Margaret Fitzgerald DNP, FNP-BC, NP-C, FAANP, CSP, FAAN, DCC, FNAP

Rules and Regulations for the APRN
Julie Sabo, PhD, RN, APRN, CNS

Resumes Worth Reading
Renee Dahring, MS, RN, CNP

Negotiating a Contract for Employment and Other Legal Issues for the APN 
Joe Fricton, JD

Transitioning into the APN Role
Panel Discussions

Conference Fee:

$85 - Students

February 15, 2019

7:30-3:45 p.m.

Minneapolis Marriott West
Minneapolis, MN 55426