Justify your Attendance at the APNA Annual Conference
Tell your organization why you should go.
Show your organization the return they will get from investing in your attendance at the APNA Annual Conference with this template letter. Use it to convey what you will bring back to your organization from the conference, tying your plan of action in to your organization's goals and your own professional development needs. Download Template as Word Document
American Psychiatric Nurses Association Annual Conference Proposal
Dear [Insert Name]:
I am writing to request approval to attend the American Psychiatric Nurses Association (APNA) Annual Conference, October 2-5, in New Orleans, Louisiana. The APNA Annual Conference offers an educational program specifically for psychiatric-mental health nurses, featuring the latest advances in evidence-based practice, education, research and administration across settings and topics.
APNA Annual Conference attendees have the opportunity to earn up to 23.75 continuing education (CE) contact hours on-site. Recordings of sessions are also made available online (included in registration), enabling attendees to earn an additional 95 contact hours after the conference. This maximizes my opportunities for learning and adds incredible value and flexibility to the full conference registration fee.
By attending the APNA Annual Conference, I’ll have access to more than 300 sessions and poster presentations exploring an array of current trends and issues of importance to psychiatric-mental health nursing. I will also have numerous opportunities to connect with more than 1,600 members of our professional community and experts in the field. 99% of last year’s attendees said that the conference content increased their knowledge, skills, and/or judgment related to their practice of psychiatric nursing. Upon my return, I will share this new information with our organization and apply it personally to my work in order to improve outcomes.
The APNA Annual Conference offers educational sessions on topics from among the following that are directly tied to our strategic initiatives and my own professional development goals, [insert strategic initiatives & personal goals here], including: [Select topics that apply below]
Through the APNA Exhibits Program, I will have an opportunity to interact with industry leaders and view new products and programs. I will bring back these valuable insights, innovations and learning to our organization.
Registration for the Annual Conference is open and I hope you will approve my registration fee and travel expenditures. To aid in planning, here is an estimated breakdown of the costs:
Registration fee: $
Please accept this letter as my proposal to attend the APNA Annual Conference this year.
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