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Cruise Conference Planning For Your Association

NYSNA Seminar at Sea 2022

Squash That Stress:
Lifesaving Techniques and Alternative Healing Modalities for Nurses

7-Night Greece & Croatia Cruise
Round-trip Venice, Italy
May 15 - 22, 2022
Royal Caribbean's <em>Brilliance of the Seas</em>
Royal Caribbean's Brilliance of the Seas
Live Program: Up to 18.5 CH/1.9 CEUs
Self Study: Up to 4.0 CH/0.4 CEUs
Course Fees
Conference Registration Fee : $350

Target Audience
Nurses, Nurse Practioners, and other licensed health care practitioners
Program Purpose / Objectives

Purpose Statement:

Nurses experience stress everyday provoked by ever in-creasing workloads, healthcare industry instability, family responsibilities, conflicts, life events, financial strain, and health problems. While a certain amount of life stress may be beneficial, intense stress is unhealthy. The first reaction to stress is anxiety. Continuing stress has a detrimental effect on physical and mental health and cognitive functioning. Prolonged stress generates internal inflammation, reduces immune function, and results in a range of chronic health problems such as depression, fatigue, insomnia, headache, overeating, hypertension, cardiovascular disease, and even cancer.

While nurses understand that the best way to manage stress and anxiety is through self-care, they frequently complain that they don't have time to think about themselves. Join us in an interactive program offering meditative movement exercise and dance, along with alternative healing modalities, medically proven to reduce stress and increase well-being that can be done anytime, anyplace, even on the job. Learn basic Yoga and Medical Qi-gong moves that will improve your concentration, body posture, mind-body connection and bolster your relaxation.

Through energy work, working with crystals and energy grids, sound, meditation, breathing regulation, dance, and body posture exercises, you can improve your overall physical fitness and stamina while simultaneously reducing your stress levels.

Learning Outcome:

At the conclusion of this program participants will be able to create a self-care plan incorporating mind-body exercises and/or healing modalities into everyday life to reduce stress and enhance well-being.


  • Differentiate how mind-body exercise differs from conventional exercise
  • Analyze research-supported outcomes and benefits of mind-body exercise, specifically for yoga, qi-gong, and tai chi
  • Explore alternative healing modalities that reduce stress and promote well being
  • Evaluate the role of mind-body exercise and alternative healing modalities in chronic disease management
  • Demonstrate regulated breathing, mindful concentration, and gentle movements of the body that regulates mood and reduces stress
  • Discuss how mind-body exercises can be utilized during your workday
  • Develop a plan to incorporate mind-body exercise and alternative healing modalities into your everyday life
  • Appraise the benefit of applying mind-body exercise and alternative healing modalities into your patient's plan of care
NYSNA wishes to disclose that no commercial support of sponsorship was received. NYSNA Program Planners and Presenters declare that they have no conflict of interest in this program.
Declaration of Vested Interests: None.
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.
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.

Carol Lynn Esposito, Ed.D., JD, MS, RN-BC, NPD

Lucille Contreras Sollazzo, MSN, RN-BC, NPD

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.

Cruise Itinerary

Sun May 15 Venice, Italy
- 5:00 pm
Mon May 16 Dubrovnik, Croatia
10:00 am 6:00 pm
Tue May 17 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Wed May 18 Santorini, Greece
6:00 am 6:00 pm
Thu May 19 Mykonos, Greece
6:00 am 6:00 pm
Fri May 20 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Sat May 21 Split, Croatia
8:00 am 6:00 pm
Sun May 22 Venice, Italy
6:45 am -
*Tentative course schedule, actual class times may differ.

Ports of Call

Venice, Italy - Venice is possibly the most romantic place you'll ever visit. It seems almost redundant to describe the charms of Venice. The cafes of St. Mark's Square, Palazzo-lined canals plied by gondolas, the elegant Doge's Palace, the Bridge of Sighs and the Church of San Giorgio Maggiore: Venice is one impossibly beautiful sight after next. A great collection of Renaissance era art is housed at Gallerie dell'Accademia. Or, if you prefer modern art, Venice is home to the Peggy Guggenheim Collection.

Dubrovnik, Croatia - This ancient city is set on a peninsula and surrounded by a 1,000 year old protective wall. Said to be one of the prettiest spots in the world, it is as if you stepped back in time.

At Sea - Cruising - Cruising

Santorini, Greece - The view from the top of Santorini is breathtaking. The harbor below is said to be the site of the lost city of Atlantis! Visit the ruins of Akrotiri and discover a recently unearthed Minoan town which was extinguished by a volcanic cataclysm in 1500 B.C.

Mykonos, Greece - For pure Mediterranean pizzazz, Mykonos can't be beat. Designer boutiques and beautifully bronzed Greek gods and goddesses lie on Mykonos' beaches. And Mykonos' famous five white churches look down on it all in oblivious serenity.

Split, Croatia - The second largest city in Croatia, Split has many attractions but is best known for the many historical landmarks found within and around the walls of Diocletian's Palace and the 1700-year old harbour beneath it. The Old Town which comprises the palace is in a remarkable state of preservation. In addition, the Split-Dalmatia County has numerous museums, old churches and other archeological sites which make it an important cultural attraction. History, culture, scenic countryside and the sunny weather make Split a sought after destination for vacationers and water sports lovers.

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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