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Career Alternatives for Nurses®

Nurse.com - CE Seminars

Wednesday, April 9, 2014 from 7:30 AM to 4:30 PM (EDT)

Career Alternatives for Nurses®

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Ticket Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
Early Bird Rate   more info Ended $185.00 $0.00
General Registration   more info Ended $210.00 $0.00
Group Rate (3 or more)
Discount rates are available for groups of three or more. For large groups or more purchasing options, please call us at 800-866-0919.
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WEDNESDAY, APRIL 9, 2014 | 7:30AM - 4:30PM

7.0 Contact Hours

The nursing job market is shifting and evolving - permanently! There has never been a better or more vital time to explore alternative career options in nursing. Learn about legal nurse consulting, medical esthetics, life care planning, clinical documentation specialist, fitness nursing, medical coding and billing, case management and much more.

If you are already working and looking for a change, out of work and wanting to get back in, or if you are a new nurse looking for a non-traditional job opportunity, this seminar is for you. You will learn from one of the country's most successful nurse entrepreneurs about new opportunities. This continuing education workshop, held in Atlantic City, NJ will highlight "need to know" information for moving to the next phase of your career.

Quotes from attendees:

"I feel like I hit the jackpot today at the Trump Taj Mahal by attending this seminar. Donna is a fountain of knowledge." - Ruth Nitsono Ellerbe, RN - Pennsylvania

"Donna makes learning the topic easy and the points memorable with fun stories that drive the message home."  -  Kathleen M. Ernst, RN, BSN - New York

"Excellent and extremely motivating seminar. I would definitely highly recommend this seminar to others."  -  Denise Selleck, RN - New Jersey

Donna Cardillo is very knowledgeable about current nursing careers that are growing in popularity. I'm glad I attended this seminar."  -  Aldrina Osborne, RN - New York

"Donna is a gifted, natural speaker. I thoroughly enjoyed both the Career Alternatives for Nurses and Learn to Speak with Style for Fun and Profit seminars. I look forward to attending future events." - Sally Metzler Wright, Texas


Key course benefits:

  • Gain practical information and resources for over 60 career options
  • Examine “out of the box” career ideas
  • Unveil creative and effective job-finding strategies
  • Learn how to build and defend a successful resume
  • Identify key growth industries for nurses


Who should attend: registered nurses, licensed practical nurses, new graduate nurses, nursing students, and anyone interested in learning about career options for nurses.

All participants will receive cutting-edge live instruction from career expert Donna Cardillo, will have access to seminar-only materials and resources, and will receive a continental breakfast. Those seeking continuing nursing education credits will receive 7.0 contact hours of education and a certificate.

You'll also learn:

  • To identify transferable/marketable skills
  • How to find and get the job you want
  • To create resumes that get results
  • How to interview like a pro 
  • Where the nursing jobs will be in the future

Purpose: Provide nurses with practical information and resources on career options.


  1. Define and describe five career options available to nurses
  2. Define three sources of job openings
  3. Describe three elements of an effective resume
  4. List three steps to a successful interview
  5. Identify two predicted growth industries for nurses

Attend this intensive one-day seminar and gain valuable information and resources on over 60 career opportunities available to all nurses both in and out of the hospital, such as:

  • Faith Community Nursing  
  • Teaching/Training
  • Forensic Nursing  
  • Speaking/Seminars 
  • Medical-Legal Consulting    
  • Sales & Marketing   
  • Holistic Nursing
  • Business Ownership
  • Pharmaceutical Industry
  • Medical Writing
  • Insurance Industry
  • Occupational Health  
  • Nursing Informatics
  • Research
  • TV & Film Crew   
  • Fitness Industry
  • Cruise Ship Work  
  • Outcomes Management
Registration fee includes comprehensive 50+-page manual loaded with resources, company names, professional associations, addresses, phone numbers, web sites, and sample forms including resume, cover letter, and thank you letter that you can adopt for your own use, and a continental breakfast.

Learn more about this event by watching this informational webcast:


Early Bird (by March 19, 2014) : $185
Registration Fee: $210
Group (3+): call for details

For more details please call
Gannett Education: 1-800-866-0919



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Donna Cardillo, RN is the Career Guru for Nurses and the “Dear Donna” columnist at nurse.com. She is an “Expert” blogger at DoctorOz.com and the former “Healthcare Careers Expert” at monster.com. Donna’s sense of humor and animated style bring her presentations to life. Donna presents in a down to earth style that hits the mark with any audience. Her speaking style is consistently described as inspirational and dynamic. She has been characterized as motivational, down to earth, funny, approachable, upbeat, knowledgeable, professional, and a good role model.

Experience the energy and enthusiasm of a live presentation by Donna. She will ignite a fire under you and start you on a journey of exploration and discovery that will enable you to avail yourself of all that life has to offer. Donna is practicing what she preaches and is living her dream.

Donna is author of the books, The ULTIMATE Career Guide for Nurses, Your First Year as a Nurse, 2nd Ed. and A Daybook for Beginning Nurses.


•National Speakers Association

•American Nurses Association

•New Jersey State Nurses Association

•New Jersey League for Nursing

•National Association of Women Business Owners and its International affiliates

•Sigma Theta Tau International


Donna Cardilla, RN,MA  

info@dcardillo.com | 732-449-9666

"Don't sell yourself short or underestimate the value of your nursing credential and background. That RN is something that we all worked long and hard to achieve. The public consistently ranks RNs as the most trustworthy of all professionals. Every RN possesses a great body of knowledge and experience that is valuable and marketable in a variety of settings. Besides that, our nursing background enhances everything we do in healthcare and beyond. It sets us apart. Be proud of those initials after your name and promote them proudly."

- Donna Cardillo


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7:30 AM Registration
8:00 AM

Your Motivation for Seeking Career Alternatives

  • Overcoming the fear of change
  • Leaving your “comfort zone”
  • Discovering what it is you really want to do
  • Networking your way to a dream job
  • Identifying transferable skills
10:00 AM


10:15 AM

The World is a Nurse’s Oyster

  • Options, options, and more options
  • New and emerging specialties
  • What’s hot and what’s not
12:00 PM

Lunch (On Your Own)

1:00 PM

A New Twist on Some Old Standards

  • What’s happening in school nursing, occupational health, case management, quality improvement and more
  • Entrepreneurship and consulting;
  • Where the jobs will be in the next five years
2:15 PM


2:30 PM

Landing the Opportunities You Want

  • How to write a powerful, professional resume
  • Interviewing like a pro
  • Overcoming the "experience required" barrier and other obstacles
4:30 PM Adjournment

Hotel Information

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Tropicana Atlantic City
2831 Boardwalk
Atlantic City, NJ 08401


Each individual will be responsible for making his/her own reservation with the Tropicana Atlantic City. The room rate is $71 per night plus a 14% sales and local taxes plus a $10 resort fee per room, per night. There will be a charge of $25 for the third and fourth person in the room. Maximum occupancy per room is four. Fees and taxes are subject to change. Group rate is available until March 17, 2014. Any reservations made after March 17, 2014 will be on a space available basis at the current rack rates. Check-in time is 4:00 PM; check-out time is 11:00 AM.

Please contact the Tropicana Atlantic City Reservation Department at 800-247-8767 and mention you are attending the Gannett Education meeting in order to receive the above rate. A credit card must be presented upon check-in in order to charge to your room.
Cancellation or no shows at the time of arrival will be charged one night's room rate. The charge will be applied to the individual's credit card. Guaranteed rooms will be held until 10:00 PM on date of arrival. Rooms not checked into the hotel by that time will be returned to inventory for general sale. The Tropicana Hotel reserves the right to cancel all reservations with a credit card guarantee.

Individual cancellations must be received at least 48 hours prior to arrival or the individual guest will be subject to charges for the first night's room and tax.



Valet and self-parking facilities are available for overnight guests at $10 per day with unlimited in and out parking privileges. Guests not requiring overnight accommodations are subject to a $10 self-parking fee or $15 valet parking fee. (Price is subject to change.)




From New York
Take the New Jersey Turnpike to the Garden State Parkway (Exit 11). Proceed south on the Parkway to Exit 38 (Atlantic City Expressway). Take Atlantic City Expressway (East). At the base of the Atlantic City Expressway, take Exit 2 and follow signs to Tropicana Casino and Resort, Home of The Quarter. Continue straight onto Albany Avenue. Turn left onto Atlantic Avenue. Turn right at S. Brighton Avenue.


From Philadelphia
Cross the Benjamin Franklin Bridge or Walt Whitman Bridge and follow the North-South Freeway (Route 42) to the Atlantic City Expressway. Take Atlantic City Expressway (East). At the base of the Atlantic City Expressway, take Exit 2 and follow signs to Tropicana Casino and Resort, Home of The Quarter. Continue straight onto Albany Avenue. Turn left onto Atlantic Avenue. Turn right at S. Brighton Avenue.


From Baltimore/Washington D.C.
Take I-95 North across the Delaware Memorial Bridge and follow Route 40 East to the Atlantic City Expressway. Take Atlantic City Expressway (East). At the base of the Atlantic City Expressway, take Exit 2 and follow signs to Tropicana Casino and Resort, Home of The Quarter. Continue straight onto Albany Avenue. Turn left onto Atlantic Avenue. Turn right at S. Brighton Avenue.

Daily Bus Service to Tropicana


Daily bus service to Tropicana Casino and Resort is available from many locations all over the East Coast. For more information about bus schedules, services, and packages, please call Tropicana at 1-888-275-1212 and choose option 1.


Sign Up Now – Text “BUS” to 609-705-8767
to receive special offers for daily line run passengers.


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Fee includes instructional materials and a continental breakfast. Lunch is on your own.

Seminar sites are handicapped accessible and barrier-free.

Seminar room temperatures are difficult to control. For your comfort, please plan accordingly.

ALL programs must be attended in their entirety in order to receive a certificate of completion.

Cancellation and Refund Policy for Seminars:

Phone cancellations must be confirmed in writing. Cancellations received four weeks prior to the seminar receive a full refund of the registration fee. Cancellations received after four weeks and up to seven days prior to the seminar are assessed a $50 processing fee. Cancellations received seven days prior to the seminar or “no shows” are nonrefundable. Registration fees are transferable to an upcoming seminar within the same calendar year (expires December 31 each year) or to another participant. In the event that a seminar is cancelled, a full refund will be issued.

Questions? Please contact us at 800-866-0919 or events@gannetthg.com.

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Seminars must be attended in their entirety and the evaluation form must be completed to receive a certificate of completion.

The planners and presenter(s)/author(s) of this course have declared no real or perceived conflicts of interest that relate to this educational activity.

Nurse.com/Gannett Education guarantees that the content of these educational activities are free from bias.

Accredited status does not imply endorsement by the provider or ANCC of any commercial products displayed in conjunction with this activity.


Nurse.com educational events are provided by Gannett Education.

Gannett Education is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

Gannett Education is also accredited by the Florida Board of Nursing (provider no. FBN 50-1489) and the California Board of Registered Nursing (provider no. CEP 13213).

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When & Where

Tropicana Atlantic City - NJ
2831 Boardwalk
Atlantic City, NJ 08401

Wednesday, April 9, 2014 from 7:30 AM to 4:30 PM (EDT)

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