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Cruise Conference Planning For Your Association

Nursing Topics in Mental Health,
Obstetrics, and Women's Health

5-Night Bermuda Cruise
Round-trip Cape Liberty, NJ (New York, NY)
June 15 - 20, 2023
Royal Caribbean's <em>Liberty of the Seas</em>
Royal Caribbean's Liberty of the Seas
Contact Hours
1.0 Hour of Pharmacology for Nurse Practitioners
14.0 Contact Hours
Course Fees
$795 for Nurse Practitioners
$595 for Nurses, Residents, Students & Others

Target Audience
Nurses, Nurse Practitioners
Program Purpose / Objectives
The purpose of these lectures are to update nurse practitioners to navigate the complex care of women. the desired outcome is that the participant will utilize updated guidelines and treatment options to improve the healthcare of women. The provider will also be able to be predictive in their education to women, looking at past experiences to selectively improve a patient's individual health.

  1. Implications of pregnancy on pelvic floor disorders
    • Participant will associate pregnancy outcomes with pelvic floor disorders.
  2. Pregnancy as a predictor of future health
    • Participant will predict future health based on pregnancy history and outcomes.
  3. Contraception for all ages
    • Participant will describe all available contraception options for child-bearing women including options on the horizon.
  4. Sexually transmitted disease updates
    • Participant will identify sexually transmitted diseases and updated treatment guidelines.
  5. Annual exam updates
    • Participant will analyze all aspects of the annual exam including purpose and timing
  6. Failure to diagnose and legal implications
    • Participant will discover important nuances to not overlook in testing and treatment to avoid the legal arena.
  7. Trauma-Informed and Recovery Based Care
    • Acknowledge healthcare approaches that embrace trauma avoidance and reduces secondary and vicarious traumas
  8. Training to become a Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner/Forensic Nurse Examiner
    • Identify roles, responsibilities, competencies and benefits of SANE nurses within comprehensive care networks
  9. Help for Nurses Who Encounter Behavioral Health Patients in Crises
    • Discuss evidence based practices that support interprofessional collaboration and improved outcomes for patients in mental health crisis
  10. Psychedelic-Based Therapies for Treating Mental Distressors
    • Discuss psychedelic-based therapies for the treatment of specific mental health problems and roles for psychiatric mental health nursing practice
  11. Neuropsychiatric and Medical Masquerades
    • Sharpen discernment skills between common neuropsychiatric and medical presentations
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.

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

Kim Hutchinson, EdD, MS, MSN, BSN, PMHCNS-BC, CARN
Dr. Kim Hutchinson is a hospital-based advance practice psychiatric mental health clinical nurse specialist and faculty consultant for the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). Credentialed as a Certified Addictions Registered Nurse (CARN) currently seeking waiver training for buprenorphine prescription privileges. Credentialed to diagnose, assess, and treat persons with substance use disorders under the Licensed Clinical Addictions Specialist membership for the state of North Carolina. Professional work involves assurances that healthcare systems interface and integrate unique behavioral and substance use health needs of consumers across the lifespan. Adoption of evidence-based practices are the promoted standard.

Dr. Hutchinson has collaborated in writing the Review and Resource Manual – Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing (5th ed) resource and a chapter on Geriatric Mental Health for the Nursing Knowledge Center arm of the American Nurses Credentialing Center. This work incorporates knowledge derived from role delineation studies to develop additional accompanying materials: (1) case studies; (2) questions, answers and rationales; (3) workbooks; (4) face-to-face 2-day live reviews; and (4) learning module redesign to online audio-visual modules, all purposed to lead to successful attainment of board certification (BC) in psychiatric mental health nursing.

Dr. Hutchinson is an officer in NC American Psychiatric Nurses Association (APNA) membership activities, and national APNA activities. With APNA, Dr. Hutchinson is a facilitator for the Suicide Assessment and Prevention certification course, the Recovery to Practice modules, and co-developed the Transitions to Practice online education module set.

Dr. Hutchinson has worked in nursing since 1976 in roles as clinician, university faculty, researcher, expert, author, test item developer (for NCLEX-RN and ANCC), 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


Women's Health Nurse Practitioner, Marysville Obstetrics and Gynecology, Marysville, OH and the Union County Health Department, Marysville, OH
Staff Nurse/Charge Nurse, Labor and Delivery, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH
Legal Nurse Consultant, Poling Law, Columbus, OH
Former Clinical Instructor, Otterbein College, Westerville, OH Kim Murphy has over 36 years of nursing experience including 32 years in labor and delivery and 16 years as a women's health nurse practitioner.

She currently fills the role of staff nurse and charge nurse at The Ohio State University, a large Level 3 academic medical center along with being a women's health NP in private practice. She also is the lead provider in public health for prenatal care and sexual health services in a Title X agency.

She has been a leader in education while making multiple speaking presentations on a variety of topics related to obstetrics and women's health. She recently spoke at the national AWHONN conference in 2019. She is a designated instructor for fetal monitoring through AWHONN. She also participates in legal review of malpractice cases.

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

Thu Jun 15 Cape Liberty, NJ (New York, NY)
- 3:00 pm
Fri Jun 16 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Sat Jun 17 Royal Naval Dockyard, Bermuda
9:00 am -
Sun Jun 18 Royal Naval Dockyard, Bermuda
- 6:00 pm
Mon Jun 19 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Tue Jun 20 Cape Liberty, NJ (New York, NY)
7:00 am -
*Tentative course schedule, actual class times may differ.

Ports of Call

Cape Liberty, NJ (New York, NY) - Cape Liberty Cruise Port is located on the New York Harbor in Bayonne, New Jersey, and is just seven miles from New York City and three miles from Newark Liberty International Airport. Its waterfront location and convenience to the Big Apple allows visitors easy access to everything New York City has to offer along with providing visitors access to the historic roots of Northern New Jersey. Convenient guest parking is located adjacent to the cruise terminal.

At Sea - Cruising - Cruising

Royal Naval Dockyard, Bermuda - Located at the tip of Bermuda's West End, Royal Naval Dockyard is home to exceptional shopping and pristine beaches. The beautifully restored Royal Navy Dockyards provide quaint boutique, a crafts market and fascinating maritime museum. Don't miss the chance to try out one of the many water sports offered in and around this gorgeous harbor. View Shopping Guide (Current shopping maps available onboard.)

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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