Nevada Nurses Foundation

Developing Quality Health Care for Nevada Citizens by Promoting The Development of Professional Nursing


Nursing students and pre-nursing students are invited to attend the Fifth Annual Student Nurses Event, associated with the annual Shining Stars of Nursing in Nevada (SSONN) gala dinner later the same day. This event provides opportunities to network with nursing students and leaders, to learn how to become involved in the profession during and after nursing school, and to meet representatives from educational, professional, and healthcare organizations. Attendance is free to nursing and pre-nursing students, and early registrations qualify for a chance to win a free ticket to the SSONN dinner (a $75 value).

This event is presented by the Nevada Nursing Student Association (NVNSA), the Nevada Nurses Association (NNA), and the Nevada Nurses Foundation (NNF).

8:00 AM – 1:30 PM

to be determined

Because of expected limitations on social interactions due to COVID-19, this year's event will be a virtual presentation using Zoom. Exhibitors will be available in breakout rooms from the main Zoom meeting for presentations and live interactions.


  • Attend the event – registration is free, but you must RSVP in advance by completing the online registration form by midnight, October 1, 2021. RSVPs received by August 31 will qualify for a chance to win a Shining Stars of Nursing Awards Gala ticket!
  • Register As An Event Exhibitor – schools, professional organizations, hospitals, medical organizations, and vendors may register for the chance to meet and discuss their opportunities and offerings to nursing student attendees. Each exhibitor will be provided a dedicated virtual breakout room from the main Zoom event to interact with interested students. In addition, a limited number of exhibitors will have the opportunity to do a short presentation to all attendees as a formal part of the event's agenda. Refer to the exhibitor registration form for more details and pricing.


  • 7:30 am: Online exhibitor check-in
  • 8:00 am: Welcome, housekeeping, & introductions by NVNSA President
  • 8:15 am: NNF representative
  • 8:30 am: NNA representative
  • 8:45 am: Introduce exhibitors
  • 9:00 am: Guest speaker #1 – Cathy Dinauer, Executive Director of the NV State Board of Nursing
  • 9:45 am: Exhibitor #1: Philippine Nurses Association of Nevada
  • 10:00 am: Breakout Rooms Round I
  • 10:30 am: Exhibitor #2 – Kaplan NCLEX test prep presentation
  • 10:45 am: Guest speaker #2 – Kevin Murphy, Murphy Jones APC
                  "Importance of Documentation," from a legal services perspective
  • 11:30 am: Breakout Rooms Round 2
  • 11:45 am: Hurst NCLEX "Lunch & Learn" Review
  • 12:35 pm: Student break & final visit to Breakout Rooms
  • 1:15 pm: Raffle drawing
  • 1:30 pm: Event closed


Call: 775-560-1118

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