Conference and Healthy Fair

The Showcase of Tucson Nurses is a sharing educational conference where southern Arizona Nurses exchange innovative health care ideas during a two-part continuing education offering.

As a part of the Nurses Week Celebration, this program is a tribute to southern Arizona Nurses who respond daily to the health care needs of the community.

Annually more than two hundred Nurses from southern Arizona, educators, staff Nurses, administrators, clinical nurse specialists, nurse practitioners, researchers, and other practicing professionals from a variety of disciplines, attend the Showcase to learn about current Nursing research and practice, and network with their colleagues.

The focus of the Healthy Fair and Conference is to encourage Nurses to explore and experience varied ways of caring for themselves and their own families through education and other modalities. It is also an opportunity for Nurses to share special interests with their peers through arts, self-care, and products. Vendors often display jewelry, uniforms, drug information, vaccine information, scholarly publications, massage therapy, and many other interesting, informative, and fun exhibits for Nurses during the annual conference.

Conference Keynote Speaker

Lynn Gallagher-Ford, PhD, RN, DPFNAP, NE-BC

Senior Director, Helene Fuld Health Trust National Institute for Evidence-based Practice in Nursing & Healthcare Clinical Core Director, Helene Fuld Health Trust National Institute for Evidence-based Practice in Nursing & Healthcare Clinical Associate Professor, College of Nursing

The Ohio State University

Lynn Gallagher-Ford is senior director and clinical core director, Fuld Institute for EBP, and clinical associate professor, College of Nursing, all at The Ohio State University, where her work is dedicated to research, education and consultation focused on the development, promotion, integration, implementation and sustainability of evidence-based practice in both academic and clinical settings.

Gallagher-Ford’s clinical background in maternal-child health and nursing administration spans 30 years. She served in a variety of roles ranging from bedside clinician to chief nursing officer, in which she gained extensive experience and expertise in teaching and implementing evidence-based practice in real-world clinical settings.

Gallagher-Ford is currently active as a consultant, facilitator and keynote presenter at national and international conferences and education programs.

She co-edited the book Implementing the EBP Competencies in Healthcare; A Practical Guide for Improving Quality, Safety & Outcomes.

Her publications include co-authorship of multiple studies that have dramatically impacted the current body of knowledge about evidence-based practice and influenced strategic imperatives to address new challenges.

She also contributed as a lead author in the American Journal of Nursing EBP Series, which received the Sigma Theta Tau Publication Award for 2011.

She serves as assistant editor of Worldviews on Evidence-Based Nursing and is the editor of the column “Implementing and Sustaining EBP in Real-World Healthcare Settings,” which features best evidence-based strategies and innovative ideas on how to promote and sustain evidence-based practices and cultures in clinical organizations.

Gallagher-Ford’s research is focused on the science behind evidence-based practice, with particular focus on the influence of nurse leaders and contextual issues.

She was inducted into the National Academies of Practice and the Nursing Academy as a Distinguished Practitioner and Fellow in 2013 and the American Academy of Nursing as a fellow in 2017.

Register for the Conference/Healthy Fair!

The Healthy Fair coincides with the Tucson Nurses Week Foundation Nursing Conference and has come to be known as an excellent event for healthcare professionals. Please consider registering as for this year's Healthy Fair and Conference.

Friday, May 11

Please Note: All registrations are final. No refunds will be given, however, you may send a substitute attendee for your registration if needed.

Monies generated from Healthy Fair contributors return to the Tucson Nurses Week Foundation to help subsidize the following year’s celebration, conference scholarships, and the Dr. Ginny Goldner Clinical Nursing Practice Project Award . Please consider sponsoring/donating to Tucson Nurses' Week Foundation!

$90 per person.

(includes Healthy Fair and Lunch)

(price is $50 for Nursing Students who are not yet RNs).

Conference/Healthy Fair Registration

Register as a Vendor!

The Healthy Fair coincides with the Tucson Nurses Week Foundation Nursing Conference and has come to be known as an excellent venue for vendors to display their products and services to a targeted audience. Please consider registering as a vendor in this year's Healthy Fair and Conference.

$150 - Nurse Vendors

$300 - Non-Nurse Vendors (Lunch is an optional $45 charge)

(Must register for the conference)

Vendor Registration

Register as a Presenter!

Do you have practical experience that falls in line with the conference objectives? We invite you to consider becoming a presenter at this year's Showcase of Tucson Nurses. This is a great way to demonstrate leadership in the Nursing field.

(Must register for the conference)

Poster Presenter Speaker Presenter