Retreat FAQs

Miraval Wellness Resort & Spa, Tucson, AZ
March 23- March 26, 2023

When does the retreat start/end?

horseOur opening workshop is on the evening of Thursday, March 23 at 7 p.m. (see the schedule for earlier optional networking/dinner). Our closing circle will be Sunday, March 26 at 11 a.m. That is a total of three resort nights.

Who should attend?

This event is open to anyone who has attended the Empowered Nurse, Enlightened Practice™ retreat at any location (Miraval, Canyon Ranch, Kripalu, Himalayan Institute).

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

Yes. Call and identify yourself as “Empowered Nurse Enlighted Practice” 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 $449, for the workshop portion. You or one of your guests must be registered for the workshop to take advantage of the discounted resort rate we negotiated. A limited number of scholarships are available. Contact us for more details.

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 18 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?

Yes! This activity has been approved for 9.5 contact hours by NJSNA. New Jersey State Nurses Association is accredited as an approver of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission On Accreditation.* These are ANCC credits and are widely accepted in all states.

Can I deduct any of the expenses associated with this continuing education conference on my taxes?

This is a question for your tax preparer but it is possible that part of these expenses will be deductible as an education expense if you itemize on your taxes.

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

Additional nights may be possible based on availability. If you wish to stay additional nights before or after our event, please let me know as soon as possible so I can try to arrange that for you. The resort has regularly been filling up and selling out!

  • Guests should call 800-232-3969 to make their reservations and confirm their stay with a deposit in the amount of 50% of their total stay.
  • Identify yourself as a member of “Empowered Nurse Enlighted Practice”.
  • Or book online.
Register for the conference now.


*Empowered Nurse, Enlightened Practice™

Desired Learning Outcome: Participants will be able to implement at least three techniques for advocating for their role and their profession within 30 to 60 days of returning to their practice setting.

Endorsement Statement: Accredited status does not imply endorsement by NJSNA,, 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 (NJSNA), an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission On Accreditation.

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