Nashville Spring Regional

ENA Spring Regional Symposium

The Emergency Nurses Association attracts a dedicated group of passionate emergency nursing professionals from all over the country who impact the safety and care of patients all over the world. We invite you to attend the 2020 Spring Regional Symposium in Nashville, Tennessee! Network with local leaders and participate in new clinical and quality improvement educational programming that will enhance your knowledge and skills in the field.

The cost for attendees is $185 for members, $205 for nonmembers and $150 for students.

Please note that the Symposium’s reception and designated meals are included in the registration price.

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ENA’s Regional Symposia series consists of premier, educational events geared toward sharing best practices and strategies that impact the field of emergency nursing. Attendees can expect:

  • An interdisciplinary approach to content
  • Evidence-based practices for quality care
  • Approximately 9.0 ANCC/11.0 CA BRN accredited contact hours and 1 CERP hour
  • Network opportunities with ENA state chapter leaders



Thursday, April 2

6:30 am-5:00 pmRegistration and Check-in
7:00-7:45 amBreakfast
8:00-8:30 amWelcome and Announcements
ENA National Update and Keynote Introduction
8:30-9:45 amOpening Keynote
10:00 am-12:15 pmEducation Breakout Sessions
12:15-1:15 pmLunch
1:25-4:00 pmEducation Breakout Sessions
4:00-5:00 pmDisaster Panel
5:00-7:00 pmWelcome Reception

Friday, April 3

6:30-11:00 amRegistration
7:00-8:15 amBreakfast
8:30-10:40 amEducation Breakout Sessions
10:50-11:50 amClosing Session
11:50 amAdjourn

Spring Regional Symposium Speakers:

Mike Hastings, MSN, RN, CEN
ENA Board President

Todd Haines, MSN, RN, CEN
President, ENA Tennessee State Council

Five Simple Steps to Becoming a Delirium Master
Dr. Jin Han, MD
Vanderbilt University

Cracking the Code of Emergency Department Thoracotomy
Kevin High, RN, MPH, MHPE
Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Meeting the Challenges of Pediatric Behavioral Health Emergencies in the ED
Kathleen S. Jordan, DNP, MS, FNP-BC, ENP-C, SANE-P, FAEN, FAANP
UNC Charlotte School of Nursing

Once Burned, Forever Learned: Mitigating Cognitive Errors Through Clinical Case Discussion
Elizabeth Owen, BSN, RN, CEN, CPEN, TCRN, CFRN
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Kyle Luckey-Smith, CFRN, CCRN, FP-C
Vanderbilt LifeFlight

Still Taking One for the Team: Why Work Done to Prevent Brain Injuries in Sports Isn't Good Enough
Jack Rodgers, MBA, BSN, RN, CEN, NREMT-P, FAEN
Piedmont Columbus Regional

Pediatric Disaster Response: The Small Differences that Make a Big Difference
Karen Webb, MSN, RN, NEA-BC, NHDP-BC

The complete program agenda will be posted once educational sessions have been finalized. Stay tuned!

Once the program has been posted, please note that scheduled speakers and educational sessions (and therefore ANCC/CA BRN and CERP hours) are tentative and subject to change.

After the conclusion of the Symposium, attendees will receive an email with information on when educational materials (PowerPoint slide presentations, handouts, etc.) are available for download. Please note: Some presentations may not be available due to proprietary restrictions.

For education-related questions, please email

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Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center
2800 Opryland Drive
Nashville, TN 37214
Spring Regional Symposium
April 2-3, 2020

The hotel room rate for the Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center is $209/night (plus hotel fees) and there is a $20/night resort fee. The deadline date to book your reservation for this discounted rate is Monday, March 2. Make sure to identify yourself as a Spring Regional Symposium attendee in order to receive the group rate. Hotel rooms are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

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The Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center is located just 8 miles from the Nashville International Airport and 7 miles from downtown Nashville.

  • Airport Transportation – The Gaylord Opryland Resort offers a daily roundtrip shuttle service from the Nashville International Airport to the Hotel. Purchase tickets here online, or upon arrival to the airport, find the Gaylord Opryland Welcome Desk on the lower level of the airport between the two escalators. An agent can assist with travel needs and ticket purchases, or guests can use the resort kiosk, which is located at the welcome desk.
    • Daily Shuttle Schedule: 7:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. (departs every 30 minutes)
    • Gaylord Opryland Resort Shuttle Pickup Locations:
      • Cascades Lobby Canopy (located outside the Cascades Lobby to the left)
      • Magnolia Canopy
      • Inn at Opryland (upon request)
    • Shuttle Fares (refundable up to 24 hours prior to pick-up date)
      • $35 per person, roundtrip
      • $32 per person, roundtrip (guests 65 and older)
      • Complimentary (guests 18 and under when accompanied by paying adult)
  • Hotel Parking – Garage and Valet Parking is available. Parking fees are as follows:
    • Self-Parking – $32 (inclusive of tax) 
    • Overnight Valet Parking – $40 (inclusive of tax)
  • Hotel Amenities – The prevailing daily resort fee, currently $20 per night, will be added to the guest room rate. This fee will cover several in-room amenities which at the time of check-in will include: 
    • High-speed, in-room wireless internet access
    • Unlimited local and long-distance calls
    • Daily scheduled shuttle service to Grand Ole Opry House, Opry Mills, General Jackson Showboat and The Inn at Opryland
    • Bottled water (2 daily) replenished once daily with housekeeping service
    • Daily credit of up to $10 per room towards dry cleaning (credit is not cumulative through stay)
    • Gaylord Springs Golf Links practice range access, plus a daily bucket of balls and shuttle
    • Wildhorse Saloon cover charge for up to 4 guests (some restrictions apply)
    • Opry Mills Savings Passport worth hundreds of dollars in additional savings


For meeting-related questions, please email  or call 847.460.4122.


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The ENA guide for emergency nurses visiting Nashville

Education and networking are the primary focus while attending the Spring Regional Symposium. However, having some fun is critical to keeping you refreshed for your profession. Check out ENA’s top-five list of things to do in Nashville — from the obvious to the not so obvious.


  1. Grand Ole Opry: Take the pilgrimage to visit the iconic “home of American music” to see a live show on “country’s most famous stage.” There’s too much musical history to miss.
    • You can’t mention the Grand Ole Opry and not include the Ryman Auditorium, the birthplace of bluegrass and the original home of the Opry.
  2. Johnny Cash Museum: Keeping with the theme of Music City, how can you pass up the chance to see the largest and most comprehensive collection of memorabilia from The Man in Black?
  3. Corsair Distillery and Taproom: Experience what makes Tennessee an important part of whiskey culture on a distillery tour. Be sure to keep it neat.
  4. Nashville Food and Brewery Tours: Check out Tennessee’s culinary scene, from the Nashville BBQ, Beer and Bourbon Tour to the Sweet Smart Mural Tour, get a taste of the local cuisine and landmark art.
  5. Nashville Ghost Tours: Every city, even musical ones, has a spooky side to be explored. Seek the sinister secrets of some of Broadway’s active nightlife locations.

Learn about more fun things to do in Nashville at Visit Music City.

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Thank you to Stryker, a valued sponsor for this event, for their continued support of ENA.











Education Materials: After the conclusion of the Symposium, attendees will receive an email with information on when educational materials (PowerPoint slide presentations, handouts, etc.) are available for download. Please note: Some presentations may not be available due to proprietary restrictions.

Continuing Education: To successfully complete the continuing education requirements and obtain accredited contact hours for this educational activity, you must submit your electronic evaluation form by Monday, May 4, at 11:59 p.m. CST. You will receive the evaluation by email a few days after the Symposium ends. When you have completed the evaluation, your certificate will be emailed to you. This CNE activity will be recognized for ANCC and CA BRN accredited contact hours (approx. 9.0 ANCC/11.0 CA BRN)* as well as CERPs hours (approx. 1 hour) for the education presented at the Symposium.

For education-related questions, please email


*The Emergency Nurses Association is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

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