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Transform Your Nursing Practice Through Trauma Informed Care

7-Night Western Caribbean Cruise
Round-trip Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
March 06 - 13, 2022
Holland America's <em>Rotterdam</em>
Holland America's Rotterdam
14.0 Contact Hours
Course Fees
Nurses: $350

Target Audience
Nurses, Nurse Practitioners
Program Purpose / Objectives
  1. Trauma: A secret public health crisis
  2. The Neurobiology of Trauma & Traumatic Experiences
  3. Secondary Traumatic Stress in the Caring Professions
  4. Codependency & Victimhood Culture among Caregivers
  5. Therapy and why you need it
  6. 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.
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.

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 Mar 06 Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
- 4:00 pm
Mon Mar 07 Half Moon Cay, Bahamas
8:00 am 3:00 pm
Tue Mar 08 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Wed Mar 09 Falmouth, Jamaica
8:00 am 5:00 pm
Thu Mar 10 Georgetown, Grand Cayman
8:00 am 5:00 pm
Fri Mar 11 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Sat Mar 12 Key West, Florida
8:00 am 5:00 pm
Sun Mar 13 Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
8:00 am -
*Tentative course schedule, actual class times may differ.

Ports of Call

Ft. Lauderdale, Florida - There is an abundance of things to see and do in the Ft. Lauderdale area: visit the newly redesigned Ft. Lauderdale Beach and cafes, stroll the historic Riverwalk, shop the luxurious stores on Las Olas Boulevard or adventure to the Everglades for an intriguing air boat excursion.

Half Moon Cay, Bahamas - All Bahama Islands are full of tropical wonders and sun-kissed beaches. But Half Moon Cay, Holland America Line’s private island in the Bahamas is an absolute stunner. When you feel the sugar-white sand on your toes or see its brilliant blue lagoon, you’ll understand why cruise travelers love Half Moon Cay. True bucket-list excursions, secluded cabanas, and stunning beaches make it ideal for any type of vacation.

At Sea - Cruising - Cruising

Falmouth, Jamaica - Step off the ship and step back in time. You might not think so at first glance but little Falmouth was an economic and shipping powerhouse and center for dramatic social change during the English Colonial Period. Founded and named Martha Brae Point in 1769 by local English planter, Thomas Reid, Falmouth became the transshipment hub for the sugar plantations covering the hills of the North Coast of Jamaica. Edward Barrett, a wealthy English planter, strongly influenced the early development of Falmouth. From the wharfs of Falmouth, sugar, molasses, rum and coffee were sent to England while ships carrying African slaves and all the necessities of 18th century colonial life dropped anchor in the bustling port town. You'll return with sun kissed skin, timeless memories as well as interesting historical tidbits to share with friends, like this one: Falmouth received piped water before New York City.

Georgetown, Grand Cayman - Grand Cayman is where the high life meets island life. Snorkel with stingrays in Stingray City. Treat your inner foodie at eateries established by acclaimed top chefs like Michael Schwartz, or chow down on conch fritters by the seashore. You can even soak up some rays at one of the beaches voted best in the world, Seven Mile Beach. And do it all in the same day.

Key West, Florida - A distinctly American town with the look and feel of the Caribbean, Key West unlocks myriad attractions. Ride the Conch Train to the famous sights: Ernest Hemingway's home, the Audubon House, and the "Little White House", where President Truman spent many a working vacation. Hop a catamaran to America's only living coral reef to snorkel with dolphins. Or climb into the open cockpit of a World War II biplane for an unforgettable aerial tour of the Keys.

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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