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TNA Annual Conference--Creating A Path Forward

Franklin Marriott Cool Springs
700 Cool Springs Boulevard
Franklin, TN 37067

Thursday, October 6, 2022 at 2:00pm CT - Sunday, October 9, 2022 at 12:30pm CT
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700 Cool Springs Boulevard, Franklin, TN 37067

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CREATING A PATH FORWARD
October 6-9, 2022
Franklin Marriott Cool Springs
700 Cool Springs Blvd.
Franklin, TN 37067

This year, the Tennessee Nurses Association conference will examine the issues nurses have experienced, the effects of nursing-related outcomes and ways to best create and extend a path forward. In so doing, we will revisit our historical roots of conquering hardships and obstacles that have so often plagued our profession and reinforce our unifying voice to positively influence healthcare.

Click HERE for conference details. Click HERE to Register.

The Tennessee Student Nurses Association (TSNA) will be joining us on Friday and Saturday. TSNA will hold their membership assembly during this time and have an election of officers to the TSNA Board. An NCLEX review is scheduled as well. More details will be added to the conference webpage as they become available. 


Apply for a Conference Registration Scholarship

Are you a Registered Nurse working in direct care? Will this be your first time attending the TNA Annual Conference? If you answered yes to both questions, you are eligible to apply for the Tennessee Nurses Foundation's Edna Mason Memorial TNA Conference Scholarship. Click HERE for details at to apply. Deadline: August 25, 2022.

Registered Nurses, to be on the cutting edge of all TNA events, legislation, member benefits, scholarships, and discounts we invite you to join TNA today!

Exhibit & Sponsor

Support Nurses and Maximize Your Organization's Exposure to Tennessee Nurses at TNA's Annual Conference!

The TNA is the only professional organization representing ALL Registered Nurses in Tennessee, including Advanced Practice Registered Nurses. Our mission is to empower the registered nurse, advocate for the practice of nursing, model nurse advocacy and political involvement, and champion quality health care equity for all Tennesseans.


About Nursing in Tennessee:

There are over 115,000 nurses in Tennessee. Jobs for Registered Nurses in Tennessee are growing at a rate of 18.9% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of 14.8%. The BLS is projecting 4,320 annual Registered Nurses job openings in Tennessee, and 69,280 total jobs in the year 2026. Nationwide, the prediction is 203,700 annual jobs and 3,393,200 total jobs in 2026.

The Nashville metro area — which includes Murfreesboro, Franklin, and Davidson County — has the fifth highest concentration of nurse practitioners in the country.

Over 120 schools in Tennessee offered courses in the Nursing Services program of study with programs growing every year and legislation allowing students to start their nursing education path in high school.


Why support Nurses now?
Since the World Health Organization acknowledged that the Covid-19 pandemic was occurring on March 11, 2020, even the most skilled, experienced clinicians have been challenged, sometimes to the brink of mental and physical exhaustion. Because national Covid-19 numbers are declining in most areas of the country, many are looking at picking up the pieces and gathering thoughts on how to move onward. Following any mental challenge, the debriefing phase is essential for mental health support. This stage is a time for reflection, acceptance, and recovery. This year, the Tennessee Nurses Association conference will examine the issues nurses have experienced, the effects of nursing related outcomes and ways to best create and extend a path forward.


Who attends this conference?
Our members and conference attendees are leaders in the fields of research, education, management and providing healthcare services in almost every type of clinical setting. This conference provides TNA members and attendees opportunities to network, continue their education, and learn more about your organization, company, and products/services. When you support our Annual Conference, Tennessee nurses will know that you support the nursing profession. We expect a record number of attendees this year not only because we are centrally located in the state but because the Tennessee Student Nurses Association will be joining us, and we will be offering access to sessions virtually.


Who sponsors and exhibits at this conference?
We have always had a diverse group of sponsors and exhibitors who keep coming back because of the diversity of our attendees! This is an opportunity to enhance your brand, increase sales, educate customers, gain valuable input and feedback, generate leads, and forge new relationships and partnerships!


Maximize your exposure to over 115,000+ practicing, retired and student nurses across Tennessee by supporting this conference. All sponsors and exhibitors are listed in emails, on our website and in the Tennessee Nurse publication that is sent to every nurse in Tennessee--something ONLY the TNA can provide!

Here are a few examples of the types of sponsors or exhibitors we accept: assessment/diagnostic devices or services, drug therapies, internal or external recruitment services, financial services, educational opportunities/programs, health and wellness products, health information exchanges or software, healthcare uniforms or accessories, injury prevention and resources, innovative health care products, market research,
medical supplies or equipment, military service opportunities, nonprofit organizations, nurse recruitment, nursing apparel and lifestyle, nursing specialty certifications, nutritional product, patient management services, pharmaceuticals, record management, or self- care products.


Remember the "Exhibitor Passport" Program:
Every sponsor and non-retail exhibitor will have a spot in the attendee's passport! Attendees will be required to stop by your booth for a stamp or signature to complete their passport making them eligible for a door prize! It's also your opportunity to collect their information as well.

If you have any questions, contact Kirk Lawson at Kirk.Lawson@TNAOnline.org or 615-828-4713


Download the full sponsor/exhibit prospectus HERE.
Go to the Sponsors and Exhibitors page HERE for full details.


Gold Sponsorship

Gold Sponsorship Package

  • Two 6' tables
  • Priority check-in (value $50)
  • No charge for electrical if requested (value $60)
  • Four (4) exhibitor hall badges
  • Conference recognition: At the conference verbally, physical/digital signage, in the conference program book
  • Social media recognition, once confirmed
  • TNA website recognition: Gold Sponsor banner ad through February 2023
  • Recognized 5+ times in TNA's email newsletters and social media
  • Logo, link, contact information, and up to 5 PDF handouts to be posted digitally for attendees
  • Attendee contact information upon request
$5,000.00

Silver Sponsorship

Silver Sponsorship Package

  • One 6' tables
  • Priority check-in (value $50)
  • No charge for electrical if requested (value $60)
  • Three (3) exhibitor hall badges
  • Conference recognition: At the conference verbally, physical/digital signage, in the conference program book
  • Social media recognition, once confirmed
  • TNA website recognition: Silver Sponsor banner ad through January 2023
  • Recognized 4+ times in TNA's email newsletters and social media
  • Logo, link, contact information and up to 4 PDF handouts to be posted digitally for attendees
  • Attendee contact information upon request
    $2,500.00

    Bronze Sponsorship

    Bronze Sponsorship Package

    • One 6' tables
    • Priority check-in (value $50)
    • $60 Electrical Access add on available in ticket selections below
    • Two (2) exhibitor hall badges
    • Conference recognition: At the conference verbally, physical/digital signage, in the conference program book
    • Social media recognition, once confirmed
    • TNA website recognition: Bronze Sponsor banner ad through December 2022
    • Recognized 3+ times in TNA's email newsletters and social media
    • Logo, link, contact information and up to 3 PDF handouts to be posted digitally for attendees
    • Attendee contact information upon request
    $1,000.00

    Organization/Company Exhibitor

    Organization/Company Exhibitor Package

    • One (1)  6' table
    • Two (2) exhibitor hall badges
    • Conference recognition: At the conference verbally, physical/digital signage, in the conference program book
    • Social media recognition, once confirmed
    • TNA website recognition: Exhibitor banner ad through November 2022
    • Recognized 2+ times in TNA's email newsletters and social media
    • Logo, link, contact information and up to 1 PDF handout to be posted digitally for attendees
    • $50 Priority Check-in add on available in ticket selections below
    • $60 Electrical Access add on available in ticket selections below
    $600.00

    Retail/Vendor Exhibitor

    Retail/Vendor Exhibitor Package

    • One (1)  6' table
    • Two (2) exhibitor hall badges
    • Conference recognition: At the conference verbally, physical/digital signage, in the conference program book
    • Social media recognition, once confirmed
    • TNA website recognition: Exhibitor banner ad through November 2022
    • Recognized 2+ times in TNA's email newsletters and social media
    • Logo, link, contact information and up to 1 PDF handout to be posted digitally for attendees
    • $50 Priority Check-in add on available in ticket selections below
    • $60 Electrical Access add on available in ticket selections below
      $500.00

      Nightingale Sponsor--Individual

      Nightingale Sponsor--Individual Package

      • TNA website recognition, email newsletter, social media, and conference materials
      • Social media recognition once confirmed
      • One (1) ticket to the TNA Awards Reception. Please note: if you are also purchasing a ticket for the Full Conference, the ticket included here will be in addition to the ticket included in the Full Conference registration fee. 
      $150.00

      Nightingale Sponsor--Schools of Nursing or Organizations

      Nightingale Sponsor--Schools of Nursing or Organizations Package

      • TNA website recognition, email newsletter, social media, and conference materials
      • Social media recognition once confirmed
      • Logo, link, contact information and up to 1 PDF handout to be posted digitally for attendees
      $250.00

      Literature Display Program

      Literature Display Program

      • Handout or item provided to TNA will be given to attendees at registration
      $200.00

      TN Nurse PAC Happy Hour $100 Sponsorship

      Contact Kirk Lawson at kirk.lawson@tnaonline.org for more details

      $100.00

      TN Nurse PAC Happy Hour $200 Sponsorship

      Contact Kirk Lawson at kirk.lawson@tnaonline.org for more details

      $200.00

      TN Nurse PAC Happy Hour $300 Sponsorship

      Contact Kirk Lawson at kirk.lawson@tnaonline.org for more details

      $300.00

      Electrical Access

      Electrical Access in Exhibit Hall

      $60.00

      Priority Check-In

      For Exhibitors only. All Sponsor tickets, as noted in the above Sponsorship descriptions, already have priority check-in.

      Sponsorships that include priority check-in do not need to add this. TNA will assign priority space for those sponsors. As an exhibitor, if you purchase priority check-in, you will be able to choose your space before other exhibitors. Other exhibit spaces are available on a first-come basis after check-in. No subletting or sharing of exhibit space is permitted.

      $50.00

      Additional One-Day Badge

      Each additional badge is $50 per person per day and are non-transferable within the day. Exhibitors wishing to send more than the allotted badges per exhibit space must purchase additional exhibit space. No more than a total of 4 badges will be permitted per day per exhibit space.

      $50.00

      Register

      Full Registration/TNA Member
      Early Bird Discount Until 8/22/2022

      Full Registration--TNA Annual Conference
      Thursday, October 6 - Sunday, October 9

      Register before the early-bird rate ends on August 22 and save $50! Registration between August 23 and September 18 is $370. All registrations will be taken on-site after September 18. The on-site fee will be $400.

      Purchase of this ticket includes the Advocacy session on Thursday, lunch on Friday, Friday's Welcome event featuring exhibits, food, music, silent auction, and networking opportunities; attendance to all educational activities during the conference; entrance to Saturday's Award Reception; Exhibit Hall; Saturday luncheon; all breaks and Membership Assembly.

      $370.00   $320.00

      Full Registration/Non Member
      Early Bird Discount Until 8/22/2022

      Full Registration--TNA Annual Conference
      Thursday, October 6 - Sunday, October 9

      Register before the early-bird rate ends on August 22 and save $50! Registration between August 23 and September 18 is $470. All registrations will be taken on-site after September 18. The non-member on-site fee will be $500.

      Purchase of this ticket includes the Advocacy session on Thursday, lunch on Friday, Friday's Welcome event featuring exhibits, food, music, silent auction, and networking opportunities; attendance to all educational activities during the conference; entrance to Saturday's Award Reception; Exhibit Hall; Saturday luncheon; all breaks and Membership Assembly.

      Save $100 on your conference registration by joining the Tennessee Nurses Association. Click HERE for details. If you have questions regarding membership, contact Kathryn Denton at kathryn.denton@tnaonline.org.

      $470.00   $420.00

      Thursday Only--Pre Conference

      One-Day Pre-Conference Ticket for Thursday, October 6
      Session--Advocacy

      $120.00

      Pre-Licensed Nursing Student--TSNA Conference

      Full Registration--Tennessee Student Nurses Association (TSNA) Conference
      Pre-licensed nursing students only

      Two Days Only
      Friday, October 7 - Saturday, October 8

      Purchase of this ticket includes all TSNA programs, lunch on Friday, Friday's Welcome event featuring exhibits, food, music, silent auction, and networking opportunities; lunch on Saturday, NCLEX Review, TSNA Membership Assembly, Exhibit Hall, all breaks, and entrance to Saturday's Awards Reception.

      $95.00