Coffee & Breakfast

Enjoy coffee and breakfast before starting your day. Included in your registration fee.

Convention 101

The CNSA Board of Directors walk you through navigating convention. Who, what, when, and where is the information and people you want to connect with.

RNs at the Bedside & Beyond - Plenary Session

Advanced Practice RNs share where our healthcare system needs registered nurses in settings that extend beyond the acute care setting. Leading nurse leaders and faculty in public health, psychiatric mental health, emergency nurse practice, and clinical nurse specialists illuminate the world of nursing beyond the bedside.

Landing Your First Job! - Plenary Session

Insight from California’s nurse managers and talent acquisition specialists on what they look for in new hire nursing candidates. Yes, direct from those looking at your resumes when you apply! Come gain direction on preparing to land your first job from the first day of nursing school to the last.

Exhibitor Hall

This is the one place every nursing student wants to be to get the very latest resources for succeeding in nursing school, passing the NCLEX, finding your future employer, and getting ready for grad school. And the swag is pretty epic, if we do say so! Check back as convention approaches for the list of exhibitors.

Educational Breakout Sessions

Click the heart icon or title above to read about all the phenomenal sessions we have planned for you this year!


Grab lunch in the exhibitor hall and gear up for the second half of the day. Included with your paid registration fee.

House of Delegates

The CNSA House of Delegates opens it's 2019 Business Meeting. Delegates represent schools from across the state and gather to vote on the CNSA bylaws and proposed resolutions.

Candidate Presentations

Hear from all the candidates running for the 2019-2020 CNSA Board of Directors. Election will be held electronically on Sun October 13th.

Dinner on the Lawn - New this year!

Food trucks will be waiting to satisfy your appetite after a busy day. Menus are low-cost options for dining in Pomona, and you don't have to drive anywhere! Stick around for dessert and prize giveaways after!

Dessert Social - New this year too!

Enjoy dessert on us! This is a great time to get to know your fellow future nurse leaders from across CA. We are giving away prizes also!