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2020 NANA Spring Conference Schedule | April 24-26

Embassy Suites by Hilton Omaha Downtown Old Market

Join your colleagues for a weekend of education, networking, and camaraderie at the 2020 NANA Spring Conference, April 24-26 at the Embassy Suites by Hilton Omaha Downtown Old Market. 

This year's conference includes an optional pre-conference USGRA Workshop (Additional fees and registration required. Space is limited.), a social event and PAC fundraiser Friday evening, and an excellent opportunity to network with peers and complete continuing education requirements that will be useful to guide your anesthesia practice.

Early Bird Conference Registration ends April 3, 2020. Click here to register

This program has been prior approved by the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists for 20.00 Class A CE credits;
Code Number 1038843; Expiration Date 4/26/2020.

Breakdown of 20 hours of CE:

  • 8 hours from the USGRA Workshop (Friday afternoon & Saturday morning)
  • 1 hour of CE following the USGRA Workshop (Friday at 5:15-prior to the PAC event)
  • 6 hours of CE Saturday afternoon
  • 5 hours of CE Sunday Morning

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The USGRA Workshop for the Spring Conference will be Friday afternoon, April 24, 1:00 pm - 5:15 pm and Saturday morning, April 25, 7:30 am - 11:30 am at the Embassy Suites by Hilton Omaha Downtown Old Market. Registering for the workshop includes 8 hours of hands-on in-person education and 10 hours of online CE emailed prior to the conference. Workshop presented by ce2 - Mike Mackinnon, FNP, MSN, CRNA & Scott Rigdon, MPH, CRNA 

This ultrasound guided regional anesthesia workshop places the majority of the didactic lectures online and provides ultrasound stations with models and expert instructors, offering attendees unrivaled hands on time putting the probe to skin! We will cover the full range of upper extremity, lower extremity, truncal and field blocks in addition to vascular access and ultrasound assistance for placing epidurals. Utilizing case-based scenarios in the form of short 20 minute lectures with real-time large screen projected scanning, a fun and educational experience from start to finish!

Space is limited and there will be pre-course work so onsite registration will not be available.


Conference Registrants will have an opportunity to purchase online access to CPC Core Modules at a discounted price. These modules will help you meet your requirements for the new CPC program. Modules must be purchased with a conference registration. Further details to follow.

Questions? Please contact the NANA office: 402/476-3852 or


FRIDAY, April 24 

12:30 pm – 1:00 pm | Registration

1:00 pm – 5:15 pm | USGRA Workshop- Part 1 | ce2 - Mike Mackinnon, FNP, MSN, CRNA & Scott Rigdon, MPH, CRNA

5:15 pm 6:15 pm | Anesthesiologist Assistants: A Political Tool | Mike Mackinnon, FNP, MSN, CRNA 

7:00 pm 11:00 pm | Friday Evening Social Event/PAC Fundraiser
This event will serve as a fundraiser for NANA’s Political Action Committee and will feature appetizers, drinks, live music, silent auction, and FUN! Tickets must be purchased separately from your conference registration. More information including registration will be released soon. 



6:45 am - 7:30 am | Registration

7:30 am - 11:30 am | USGRA Workshop - Part 2 | ce2 - Mike Mackinnon, FNP, MSN, CRNA & Scott Rigdon, MPH, CRNA

11:30 am  1:00 pm | Lunch & NANA Membership Meeting | NANA Board of Director Executive Officers

1:00 pm  2:30 pm | Legislative Roundtable | Michael Anderson, DNP, ARNP, CRNA; Kent Rogert, NANA Lobbyist; Nebraska State Senator, TBD

2:30 pm  3:30 pm | AANA: The Value of Membership | Michael J. Anderson, DNP, CRNA, ARNP

3:30 pm – 3:45 pm | Break

3:45 pm  4:45 pm | History of Anesthesia / Technological Advances | Michael J. Anderson, DNP, CRNA, ARNP

4:45 pm  5:45 pm | Anesthesia and Infection Control | Michael J. Anderson, DNP, CRNA, ARNP


7:00 am 7:30 am | Breakfast & Sign-in

7:30 am – 8:30 am | The Hidden Scar: Anesthesia and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder | Randy Cornelius, DNP, CRNA, ARNP

8:30 am  9:30 am | Tips and Tricks: Things You Weren’t Taught in School | Randy Cornelius, DNP, CRNA, ARNP

9:30 am – 10:30 am | Space Shuttle Disaster: O-rings, Pressure Performance and Normalization of Deviance | Randy Cornelius, DNP, CRNA, ARNP

10:30 am 10:45 am | Break 

10:45 am – 12:45 pm | Cushing's Syndrome | Jessica Shank, MD

12:45 | Announcements & Adjourn    


Refund Policy

For written refund requests received at least seven (7) days prior to the event (April 17, 2020), refunds will be granted less 20% of the registration fee. Refunds will be issued following the event. Refund requests received less than 7 days preceding the event will be granted at the discretion of the Board. You may send a substitute in lieu of refund by informing the NANA office in writing at No refunds for the Friday night event.