2017 CNLA Fall Conference and Certification Review Course

Impact: Cruising to Great Outcomes

--Hosted by the North Texas CNLA Chapter

Swim with a dolphin on Tuesday, Present from the podium on Wednesday!!!

General Information

Dates: Saturday, September 9th – Thursday, September 14th.

The 2017 CNLA Fall Conference and Certification Review Course will be held during a 5-Day cruise aboard the Carnival Valor! The Valor will be leaving Galveston, Texas, on September 9th, visiting the exciting ports of Cozumel and Progreso in Mexico, and returning to Galveston on September 14th!

Bring the whole family! Earn Contact Hours and vacation at the same time! Friends and family are welcome to use our group rate; encourage everyone you know to register for this cruise via our registration link. CNLA earns credit with Carnival Cruise Lines for every first & second person booked per cabin. Cabins can be booked to a capacity of 4 people (i.e. attendee, spouse, & 2 children) but the number of conference attendees sharing a cabin must be held to a maximum of 2.

Passports are not required but are preferred per Carnival recommendations. State issued birth certificate will suffice if no passport is available at the time of boarding.

We have labored to make registration at the above link as easy as possible. If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to Michael Culver at CNLA and/or Eddie Haisten at GlobauxSource.

For a hardcopy of this information click here.

Keynote Speaker

The Keynote Speaker will be former CNLA President Bob LaPointe, MSN, RN, CNL, CCRN.

Call for Abstracts

North Texas CNLA welcomes your abstracts for the 2017 Fall Conference at this time! The deadline for abstract submission is April 15, 2017 at 11:59 PM (CST). Abstracts submitted after April 15th will not be considered. Notices of acceptance will be sent by May 1, 2017. Registration and attendance is required for all presenters; no substitutions will be permitted. Carnival Cruise Lines does have special guidelines pertaining to poster materials and manner of display; detailed information will be sent to authors accepted for poster presentation.

Get your Abstract Submission Form here.

Conference Rates

• $105 for Student CNLA Members
• $155 for CNL-Certified CNLA Members
• $255 for Non-CNLA Members
• $111 for Vendors (additional information required)

Cabin Rates

Cabin Category Bedding 1st/2nd Guest Taxes, Fees, Port Exp.
4B Interior Twin/King $339.00 +$68.79
6B Ocean View Twin/King $394.00 +$68.79
8B Balcony Twin/King $504.00 +$68.79
 Group rates may not correlate with published rates.
 Taxes, fees, & port expenses are subject to change.
 Single occupancy is available at 200% of the total fare.
 Third and Fourth guest rates are available on request and are subject to availability.
 Suggested gratuities are $64.75 per guest in Standard Cabins-($12.95 per day) and $69.75 per guest in Suites ($13.95 per day) (subject to change), to cover the dining room team service, alternative dining service and room steward. Those who choose not to pre-pay gratuities will have them applied to their onboard account.


Vendors are WELCOME! Clinical Nurse Leaders (CNLs) are masters-prepared nurse generalists with a wide range of duties and expertise. The mission of CNLA is to provide a forum for CNLs and students working toward the certification in all practice settings to collaborate, collect data, publish results, network, promote high standards of practice, maintain a professional presence and stay abreast of issues affecting their practice. The vision of CNLA is to improve patient outcomes through a focus on safety and quality outcomes and the implementation of evidence-based practice at the point of care. Support the mission and vision of CNLA through sponsorship of the 2017 CNLA Fall Conference and Certification Exam Review Course! This event will be attended by CNLs and CNL-students from across America with a large number from the states of Texas & Oklahoma. Please begin the registration process for the cruise using our special link below and email a completed copy of the Vendor Information form here to Michael Culver at CNLA.

Get your Venodor Information Form here!


For those planning on staying in the Galveston area the night prior to or after the cruise, we have found the Hotel Galvez & Spa, a great place right near the beach yet only a 5-minute ride to the cruise terminal. The Galvez offers long-term parking for cruisers as well as shuttle service to/from the pier. We were not able to generate enough interest in order to secure a block of rooms, but the price is about mid-range for what Galveston has to offer.

Hotel Galvez and Spa, A Wyndham Grand Hotel

2014 Seawall Boulevard

Galveston, TX 77550

(409) 765-7721

Those for whom driving is not an option, you will need to fly into one of the airports in Houston, Texas: William P. Hobby Airport (HOU) or George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH). Hobby is closer to Galveston, but is a smaller airport with a large Southwest Airlines presence. George Bush is the main international airport for the area and is a hub for Continental/United. A Carnival transportation option is available for those traveling from the airport directly to the cruise port.

• To/From Hobby: $37

• To/From George Bush: $47

Registration Link

Register for the conference and the cruise (separate charges apply) by clicking on the link below..