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Paragon Nursing Education Presents:
Transform Your Nursing Practice Through Trauma Informed Care

Holland America's <em> Oosterdam</em>
Holland America's Oosterdam
7-Night Alaskan Explorer
Round-trip Seattle, Washington

June 06 - 13, 2021
14.0 CE Credits

Course Fees:

Nurses: $350

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.


Kristen is currently practicing clinically as a bedside ICU and ED nurse for the Veteran’s Health Administration. She also travels the country as a popular speaker for certification review courses and various clinical and leadership topics, in addition to acting as a Legal Nurse Consultant.

Kristen has over 12-years of experience in Med/Surg, ED, Critical Care, Forensic, and Flight Nursing and has served as a bedside nurse, charge nurse, and clinical educator. In 2015, she was recognized as the Distinguished CPEN by the Board of Certification for Emergency Nursing for her dedication to professional certification and was recognized by her Health System in 2017 for Exemplary Professional Practice.

She is currently serving on the Board of Directors for the Emergency Nurses Association, the CECH Committee for the Air and Surface Transport Nurses Association, and the Editorial Review Board of the Air Medical Journal. She has bylines as a textbook and review book author as well as a contributor to several academic journals, and has been featured on Monster.com and The Art of Emergency Nursing Podcast. Cline is known for her down to earth and irreverent lecture style that is grounded in evidence-based practice and based on her extensive clinical experiences. She is passionate about empowering and inspiring clinicians to achieve excellence in their practice while providing them with practical clinical tools that will elevate their care to the next level.

Our staff can assist you with all your travel arrangements.

Target Audience
Nurses, Nurse Practitioners
Program Purpose / Objectives
  • Trauma: A secret public health crisis
  • The Neurobiology of Trauma & Traumatic Experiences
  • Secondary Traumatic Stress in the Caring Professions
  • Codependency & Victimhood Culture among Caregivers
  • How to thrive as a wounded healer
  • Therapy and why you need it
  • And more….
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

Sun Jun 06 Seattle, Washington
- 4:00 pm
Mon Jun 07 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Tue Jun 08 Scenic Cruising Stephens Passage
- -
Tue Jun 08 Juneau, Alaska
1:00 pm 9:00 pm
Wed Jun 09 Hubbard Glacier
2:00 pm 6:00 pm
Thu Jun 10 Sitka, Alaska
8:00 am 4:00 pm
Fri Jun 11 Ketchikan, Alaska
7:00 am 1:00 pm
Sat Jun 12 Victoria, British Columbia
6:00 pm 11:30 pm
Sun Jun 13 Seattle, Washington
7:00 am -
*Tentative course schedule, actual class times may differ.
7 Night Alaskan Explorer

Ports of Call

Seattle, Washington - The Emerald City of the Pacific Northwest, Seattle is one of America's most vibrant cities. Stroll its bustling waterfront (including Pike Place Market), visit the Space Needle, and find a great coffee-shop to enjoy in this coffee-loving city (the home of Starbucks). One of America's tech centers (Amazon and Microsoft are both headquartered here), the city is abuzz with the interesting people attracted to the opportunities to be found there. There is more than enough to see and do here to keep you busy for a day or two. If you have a little extra time, Seattle is a great place to visit.

At Sea - Cruising - Cruising

Scenic Cruising Stephens Passage - Stephens Passage is a channel in the Alexander Archipelago in the southeastern region of the U.S. state of Alaska. It runs between Admiralty Island to the west and the Alaska mainland and Douglas Island to the east, and is about 170 km (105 mi) long. Juneau, the capital of Alaska, is near the north end, on Gastineau Channel.

Hubbard Glacier - Marching to the beat of a different drum, Hubbard Glacier is advancing while the rest of Alaska's ice rivers are receding rapidly. In 1986, Hubbard galloped forward, closing off Russell Fjord to create an entirely new lake. The phenomenon quickly passed and was followed by a short retreat, but the glacier is once again on the move and Russell Fjord is headed for another spell as an inland body of water.

Sitka, Alaska - Step back to the days of Russian Alaska as you watch lively performances of the New Archangel Dancers and view holy paintings of the Czarists' days.

Ketchikan, Alaska - Immerse yourself in Tlingit Indian culture as you view the world's largest collection of totem poles; kayak the colorful waterfront.

Victoria, British Columbia - Stroll through the charming downtown of this very British city, with its double-decker buses, turreted castles, fine British woolens, tea and china. Or, just outside the city, visit the lush flora and fauna of Butchart Gardens.

Non-US/Canadian individuals, please Click here to determine if you'll need a visa to board this cruise which visits Canada.

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.
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