Retreat FAQs

When does the retreat start/end?

horseOur opening workshop is the evening of Thursday, March 30th at 7 p.m. (see schedule for earlier optional networking/dinner). Our closing circle will be Sunday, April 2nd  at 11 a.m. That is a total of three resort nights.

Who should attend?

Nurse healers, advocates, renegades, explorers, seekers, risk-takers, dreamers, warriors — whether employed, unemployed, self-employed, retired or a student.

Do I have to make my own reservation to stay at Miraval?

Yes. Call and use special booking ID #3674 or “Empowered Nurse, Enlightened Practice Group” to get the special rates I have negotiated for our group. Only those registered for the conference and their guests can take advantage of this special rate.

Is there an additional cost to attend the workshop?

Yes. We are charging a reduced rate of $299 early bird until January 31, 2017 and $349 as of February 1, 2017 for the workshop portion. You or one of your guests must be registered for the workshop to take advantage of the special resort rates we negotiated. 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 Miraval are permitted on the property. However, if you live in the area and don’t wish to sleep at the resort, Miraval has negotiated a special day rate for this event. Please contact our office for additional details. 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 to do (including golf, horseback riding, relaxing at the pool, classes, etc.) while you are in workshop sessions. Likewise, you will have plenty of free time to spend with your guests or by yourself if you so choose!

Are children allowed at Miraval?

No one under the age of 14 is permitted on the grounds.

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?

This activity has been submitted to NJSNA for approval to award contact hours. New Jersey State Nurses Association is accredited as
an approver of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission On Accreditation.

What if I want to stay a few extra days before or after the retreat – Can I do that and still get the special rate?

Yes! And I encourage you to do that. Miraval will extend the special rates for three days before and after the workshop dates. So you and your guests can extend your stay to fully take advantage of all that the resort has to offer. You’re already there. You may as well take advantage of this unique offer!

To register for the conference go here.

  • To register for your stay at Miraval, call 1-800-232-3969.
  • Identify yourself as a member of DonnaCardillo.com 2017 or use Group Booking ID# 3674 to receive the discounted rates.

Empowered Nurse, Enlightened Practice™

Purpose: To assist nurses in their future career development as well as creating/promoting a positive culture in nursing by honoring, celebrating, and valuing their career path and each other.

Objectives:

  • Discuss nursing’s current and future role
  • Identify three strategies for nursing empowerment
  • Describe methods to achieve mindfulness in nursing practice
  • List four ways to advocate for the nursing profession
  • Define strategies for moving forward, individually and as a profession

Endorsement Statement: Accredited status does not imply endorsement by NJSNA, Cardillo & Associates, or ANCC or any commercial products or services.

Speaker Disclosure: Donna Cardillo (speaker) has declared that she has nothing to disclose.

Commercial Support Statement: There is no commercial support for this activity.

Marketing Statement: This continuing nursing education activity was approved by New Jersey State Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission On Accreditation.

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