Empowered Nurse, Enlightened Practice™

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The Himalayan Institute

952 Bethany Turnpike

Honesdale, PA 18431

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A transformative conference and retreat for nurses at every stage of their careers

*9.5 contact hours!

Whether your passion for nursing is fired up or has fizzled out, Empowered Nurse, Enlightened Practice™ is for you! It has been created to empower, energize, and enlighten you for future success.

It is being offered in a setting that will provide an opportunity for individual disengagement (detaching from everyday work and life), relaxation, reassessment and planning, and recharging.

Workshop objectives:

  • Honor, value and celebrate your career path and each other
  • Heal and renew the healer within
  • Build confidence and personal power
  • Become a catalyst for positive change in nursing

The conference will consist of indoor and outdoor (weather permitting) workshops and activities including leisurely strolling on the grounds. There will also be free time to enjoy the tranquil surroundings or enjoy spa treatments.

For more than forty years the Himalayan Institute’s Retreat Center has been a gathering place for people seeking inspiration and aspiring to restore inner balance. You’ll spend time with me and other like-minded nurses at this peaceful campus, taking time out from habitual distractions and the bustle of everyday life.

This environment, combined with our conference workshops, discussions, individual and group exercises, and sharing will surely give you more joy, confidence, focus, personal power, and clarity.

More about the Himalayan Institute

The Retreat Center provides convenient guest amenities to make your stay even more comfortable and enjoyable. Treat yourself to a massage, meditate in our peaceful meditation shrine, or relax in one of the many attractive community spaces available on campus. Whether it’s shopping for a book, getting a good workout, or grabbing some chai tea and homemade cookies between lectures, you will find everything you need on-site. Also, the fully equipped classrooms are available for personal practice when classes are not in session.

And just in case you need reminding . . .

Nurses are a major part of the life-force on this planet. We are healers, teachers, and nurturers. We tend to the health and well-being of the planet whether at work or not. We are “on-duty” 24-7 regardless of where we work or if we even work at all. We bring light into dark places and give something of ourselves to everyone we come in contact with, even in casual encounters. We are wellness warriors.

Because we are usually focused on others, we sometimes devalue our contributions, lose sight of our sacred mission, and fail to honor our own well-being. Even if you are diligent about self-care and good at valuing your talents and contributions, it is still important to periodically step back and take time out for a tune-up of mind, body, spirit, and career.

*9.5 ANCC CE credits. This continuing nursing education activity was approved by the New Jersey State Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission On Accreditation. (See FAQ page for full CE details)

I would be honored if you would join me!

– Donna

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When does the retreat start/end?

Our opening workshop is the evening of Friday, September 6th at 7:15 p.m. Our closing session will end Sunday, September 8th at 11 a.m. That is a total of two nights.

Who should attend?

All nurses at every stage of their careers including RNs, LPN/LVNs, advanced practice nurses, student nurses – whether employed, unemployed, self-employed, retired or student.

Do I have to make my own reservation to stay at Himalayan Institute?

Yes. Call and mention “Empowered Nurse, Enlightened Practice Group” or group booking ID: ENEP0919.

Is there an additional cost to attend the conference?

Yes. The conference investment is $349 and includes 9.5 ANCC continuing education credits. A limited number of scholarships are available. Contact us for more details.

May I stay off-site and only attend the daily workshop?

Yes and No. Only registered guests of the Himalayan Institute are permitted on the property. If you happen to live in the area and don’t wish to sleep onsight, you still must register and pay a daily rate of $40.00 to cover food and use of the facility. However, I do recommend that you stay on the property overnight to have the most empowering and restful experience possible.

Would it be appropriate to bring a spouse or friend who is not attending the workshop?

Absolutely and I encourage it! There is plenty for them to do while you are in workshop sessions. Likewise, you will have some free time to spend with your guests or by yourself if you so choose.

Are children allowed at the Himalayan Institute?

Yes but not in the actual workshop. However, there are no provisions for childcare and children under the age of 16 cannot be left unattended.

What if I’d love to come but really can’t afford it right now?

Where there is a will there is always a way. We always find the time and money for the things that are truly important to us. If you don’t have the personal funds, ask for the trip (or part of it) as a gift from family or close friends. Asking for what you want and need is part of being an empowered nurse! Set a goal to be part of this event and you will find a way to make it happen. Sharing a room will also help to reduce your cost.

Will continuing education credits be offered for nurses?

Yes! This activity has been approved for 9.5 contact hours by NJSNA. New Jersey State Nurses Association is accredited as an approver of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission On Accreditation (ANCC). That means that the credits are accepted by any entity that recognizes the ANCC.* In order to be eligible to receive the continuing education credits, you must attend the program in its entirety and complete and submit an evaluation form at the end of the program.

Can I deduct any of the expenses associated with this continuing education conference on my taxes?

This is a question for your tax preparer but it is possible that part of these expenses will be deductible as an education expense if you itemize on your taxes.

What if I want to stay a few extra days before or after the retreat – can I do that?

Yes, as long as rooms are available. And I encourage you to do that.

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