As we work through the current COVID-19 situation, we are working to make decisions about the 2022 events. If physical distancing continues to be the safest option, we will plan to hold the Conference virtually. We will communicate an update when the board has reached a final determination. Thank you for your understanding.

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.

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Conference Keynote Speaker

Eileen T. O’Grady Ph.D., RN, NP

Dr. Eileen O’Grady is certified Nurse Practitioner and Wellness Coach who uses an evidence-based approach with people to reverse or entirely prevent disease. She has been in in healthcare since age 11 and believes deeply that more attention must be paid to getting us unstuck from lifestyles that do not support wellness.

She is an expert on intentional change in adults, emphasizing the importance of extreme self-care and how to identify and remedy a life that is out of balance. She is the founder of The School of Wellness, devoted to cultivating wisdom and self-leadership.

Dr. O’Grady is currently editor and author of an important textbook, Advanced Practice Nursing: An Integrative Approach (7th ed) (Elsevier, 2022). She has two other books underway: Intentional Relationships: Therapeutic Use of Self with Jean Johnson and Minette Coetzee (DesTECH, 2021) and a more personal book, Choosing Wellness: Unconventional Wisdom from a Conventional Nurse Practitioner for the Overwhelmed, the Discouraged, the Addicted, the Fearful, and the Stuck to be out in 2020.

She is currently an adjunct faculty in the Graduate Schools of Nursing at Pace University, Georgetown University, Duke University, and The George Washington University, where she was given ‘Outstanding Teacher’ Award.

She has held a number of leadership positions with professional nursing associations, most notably as a founder and vice chair of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners. She was a 1999 Policy Fellow in the U.S. Public Health Service Primary Care Policy Fellowship and in 2013 was given the American College of Nurse Practitioners ‘Legislative Advocacy Award’ for her leadership on nurse practitioner policy issues. In 2014, she was the recipient of the “Loretta Ford Lifetime Achievement Award’ and the Virginal Council of Nurse Practitioners ‘Advocate of the Year Award’.

Dr. O’Grady holds three graduate degrees, a Master of Public Health from George Washington University, a Master of Science in Nursing and a Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing/Health Policy from George Mason University. She is an International Coaching Federation-Certified Life coach and holds a PCC. She has dual citizenship in Ireland and the United States.


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. Conference is on Friday, May 8th

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)

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