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Cruise Conference Planning For Your Association

Nursing Updates in Mental Health Across the Lifespan

Royal Caribbean's <em>Symphony of the Seas</em>
Royal Caribbean's Symphony of the Seas
7-Night Western Caribbean Cruise Conference
from Miami, Florida to At Sea - Cruising
October 12 - 19, 2019

Course Fees:

$695 for Physician Assistants
$695 for Nurse Practitioners
$495 for Nurses, Residents, Students & Others

IMPORTANT NOTE: All conferees, their families, and guests must book their cruise within the University at Sea® meeting group through University at Sea® at 800-926-3775 or by registering online. This ensures our company can provide conference services and complimentary social amenities to all meeting participants and their guests. Thank you for your cooperation.


Anna was born and raised in Mississippi but has resided in TN for 15 years. She has lived in Jackson, TN for the last ten years. Anna is married and has four children. She also has two dogs, a Chinese Pug and an English Bulldog (we like diversity ). Her hobbies include traveling, spending time with family and reading. She is also loves music and enjoys attending concerts

Anna has Medical experience as a registered nurse -ICU and Cardiology. Anna also had experience in Mental Health Advanced Practice Nurse outpatient and inpatient facilities. Specialized populations include chronically mentally ill, persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities and geriatrics. 

Currently, Anna works at Unity Psychiatric Care facility in Martin, TN where she provides care to geriatric patients with psychiatric disorders-primarily dementia related. Additionally, in June 2018 she opened a private practice named iMind Mental Health and Wellness. She provides both traditional and integrative medicine services at her clinic. 

Anna decided to purse private practice because she identified a need for more mental health services and wanted to have an opportunity to serve people in need. God put this calling on my heart several months ago and I am so blessed to have the ability to make a difference in the lives of so many. I look forward to growing my clinic and providing mental health services that will invoke positive changes that result in improving the quality of life for my patients. 

Kim Hutchinson, EdD, PMHCNS-BC, BSN, MSN, MS, CARN, RN

Kim Hutchinson, EdD, PMHCNS-BC, BSN, MSN, MS, CARN, RN
Dr. Kim Hutchinson is an advance practice clinical nurse specialist and faculty consultant. Professional work involves the revision of varied multimedia-based content for face-to-face, telephone, webinars, review text publication seminars that support success for psychiatric mental health nurses in acquiring board certification (BC).

These credentials verify attainment of knowledge and skills in this specific clinical service area that go beyond state-level licensure. Dr. Hutchinson is involved in professional membership activities in psychiatric mental health and addictions nursing which includes service at board of director levels. She has facilitated numerous didactic presentations, and has developed curricula content, papers and new practices. 

Dr. Hutchinson has worked in nursing since 1976 in roles as clinician, university faculty, researcher, expert, author, test item developer, consultant, and speaker. Recognition and awards have been earned from colleagues across local, national, and international practice regions.
BSN: 1977
MSN: 1980
EdD: 1996
MS: 2003

Our staff can assist you with all your travel arrangements.

Target Audience
Nurses, Nurse Practitioners
Program Purpose / Objectives
  1. Essentials in the Diagnosis and Treatment in the Pediatric Population: ADD/ADHD, Bipolar and Depression, Anxiety, Psychotic Disorders and Autism Spectrum Disorders
  2. The Role of Mineral Deficiencies in Depression
  3. Psychiatric uses of CBD Oil
  4. The Aging Brain: Preserving Brain Health
  5. Managing Challenging Behaviors in Dementia
  6. Binge Eating Disorder: Diagnosis and Management
  7. Frankenstein Matters: Lessons from Ago and Lessons from Today
  8. Linking Adverse Childhood Events and Trauma-Informed Healthcare Practices
  9. Enhancing Your Knowledge: Enhancing Your Profession
  10. Describing a Targeted Training for Emergency Department Nurses Who Encounter Behavioral Health Crises
  11. Application of the Scope and Standards of Psychiatric Mental Health in Inpatient Settings
Conference Sessions generally take place on days at sea (as itinerary allows), giving you plenty of time to enjoy your meals, evenings and ports of call with your companion, family and friends.
Questions? Call us at 800-422-0711.
We can assist you with all your travel arrangements. We'd be happy to help you plan your flights, hotels or tours before and/or after your cruise conference.

Cruise Itinerary

Sat Oct 12 Miami, Florida
- 4:30 am
Sun Oct 13 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Mon Oct 14 Roatan, Honduras
9:30 am 6:00 pm
Tue Oct 15 Costa Maya, Mexico
8:00 am 5:00 pm
Wed Oct 16 Cozumel, Mexico
7:00 am 5:00 pm
Thu Oct 17 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Fri Oct 18 Coco Cay, Bahamas
8:00 am 5:00 pm
Sat Oct 19 Miami, Florida
6:00 am -
Sun Oct 20 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
*Tentative course schedule, actual class times may differ.
Royal Caribbean Symphony of the Seas  Map

Ports of Call

Miami, Florida - South Florida's exciting, international city is much more than the gateway to Latin America, it's one of the world's most popular vacation destinations. Before departing from Miami, enjoy a tour that will highlight this "Magic City." Board an airboat and explore the wild Everglades‐be ready to see gators. Experience the one-of-a-kind art deco district in South Beach. Discover a cuisine and culture that fits perfectly with your South American adventure.

At Sea - Cruising - Cruising

Roatan, Honduras - Roatan Island, Honduras is an adventure traveler's vacation paradise with its blue skies, clear turquoise water and year-round moderate climate. Go scuba diving, snorkeling, swimming with the dolphins or, ashore, take a canopy tour, ride horses, explore tropical scenery, shop for island crafts, walk the beach and view butterfly and floral gardens.

Costa Maya, Mexico - Exploring the dense tropical vegetation and wide sandy bays of the Costa Maya, it's easy to imagine the days when sacrifice and slavery, rite and ritual were rampant in the Mayan culture. Even today, the countless ruins of temple walls, stairs and secret pathways exude magic and mystery. And when your archaeology lesson is complete, glorious stretches of coral sand may inspire you to build your own empire-of sand castles, of course!

Cozumel, Mexico - The Conquistadors first saw Mexico from the shores of Cozumel while searching for gold. Today, visitors to the island continue to seek out gold and silver jewelry in the shops of San Miguel while having a great time in its many local bars and restaurants. Plus, the waters around Cozumel's sheltered coral reefs make this one of the best snorkeling areas in the world.

Coco Cay, Bahamas - Located in the middle of the Caribbean's bright blue water lies the secluded island of CocoCay. With its white-sand beaches and spectacular surroundings, CocoCay is a wonderland of adventure. Reserved exclusively for Royal Caribbean guests, this tropical paradise has recently been updated with new aquatic facilities, nature trails and a ton of great places to just sit back, relax and enjoy a tropical drink.

Our staff can assist you with all your travel arrangements.

Questions? Call us at 800-422-0711.
We can assist you with all your travel arrangements. We'd be happy to help you plan your flights, hotels or tours before and/or after your cruise conference.
Please note that our shore excursions are operated separately and
independently of those offered by the cruise line.
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