Nursing Conferences in Exotic Locales


In a recent post, we looked at general medical conferences specifically for the attractiveness of their locations.

Now, we’ve got a look at nursing conferences you can attend in attractive locations.

Most of the meetings, workshops, and symposiums below are intended primarily for nurses, while some are also open to physicians and other medical practitioners as well as nursing staff.

What they all have in common is serious potential for fun after-sessions, after the conference, and maybe even an inspiring view out a window while you’re still on the job.

So grab your delegate bag, loosen that lanyard (so it’s pre-readied to be flung-off before the beach) and get ready to grab some good times after work at any of these 2012 nursing conferences with serious exotic locale potential:

Florida and the Caribbean:

Healthy Eating, Healthy Living – Caring for your Patients and your Family (Live CME program without commercial support), Fairmont Southampton, Southampton Bermuda, Aug 16-18, 2012

Pediatric critical care nursing, Orlando, Florida, Sept 12-15, 2012

Internal Medicine In Primary Care Setting (Live CME program without commercial support), Hilton Rose Hall All Inclusive Resort & Spa, Jamaica, Nov 8-10, 2012

41st Annual Refresher Course for Nurse Anesthetists, Lake Buena Vista, Florida, Nov 16-18, 2012



AACN Nurse Manager Priorities, Las Vegas, Nevada, Sept 6-8, 2012

Women’s Health for the Primary Care Provider, Disney Grand Californian, Anaheim, California, Nov 22-24, 2012

Pediatric and Adult Infectious Diseases: An Evidence-Based Approach to Common Problems, Napa Valley/Sonoma Wine Country, California, Oct 25-27, 2012


The Southern Hemisphere:

International Conference for Emergency Nurses, Hobart Australia, Oct 10-13, 2012

Nursing and Midwifery responding to the Challenges of Globalization, Paramaribo, Suriname (northeastern South America), Oct 21-26, 2012



17th International Conference on Cancer Nursing, Prague, Czech Republic, Sept 9-13, 2012

ICNE 2012, 13th International Nursing Ethics Conference, Izmir Turkey, Oct 4-6, 2012

3rd Annual Critical Care & Emergency Nursing Update Eastern Mediterranean Cruise, sailing out of Rome, Italy, Oct 7-14, 2012

16th International Nursing Research Conference Cartagena, Spain, Nov 6-9, 2012


United Arab Emirates:

1st American Diabetes Association Middle East Congress, Dubai, UAE, Dec 4-6, 2012


Any locales you think we should have featured here or in our earlier post on 2012/2013medical conferences in exotic locales? Want us to spotlight a region you’re especially fond of? Send in a recommendation below!

Tera Rowland
Contributor Tera Rowland

Tera Rowland is the vice president of Soliant and has worked in the healthcare staffing industry for almost 20 years in public relations, social media, marketing and operations. In addition to Soliant, Tera worked at the Mayo Clinic as an internal communication manager and for the Children’s Miracle Network. She is a member of the American Marketing Association and the American Staffing Association. Also, Tera has served on the board of directors for the Jacksonville Women’s Leadership Forum as part of the communication committee. She has a Bachelor of Science degree in Public Relations as well as a Master of Business Administration in Marketing from the University of North Florida and has been published in the Huffington Post, Healthcare Finance News, Healthcare Traveler Magazine, and Scrubs Magazine. Make sure to read the rest of Tera's blogs!