2017 Conference Schedule

Annual Education Conference:           

Clinical Expertise and Care, Professional Nursing at Its Best

Monday, February 6th, 2017

California Endowment Center

1000 Alameda Street

Los Angeles, CA 90012




Opening Remarks


Nicole Jasso, MSN, RNC-NIC: How to Make Simulation Happen in the NICU

0830-0915, Q&A 0915-0925



Dr. Cathy Shin: Esophageal Atresia – The Long and Short of It

0955-1040, Q&A 1040-1050



Brenda Gallardo BSN, RNC-NIC: Developing a Culture of Nursing Professionalism by Fostering Career Development

1050-1135, Q&A 1135-1145



Dr. Lynda Fisher: Highs and Lows of Hyperinsulinism

1315-1400, Q&A 1400-1410



Dr. Rambod Amirnovan: Preventing Withdrawal in the Neonatal ICU

1440-1525, Q&A 1525-1535

Closing Remarks


Registration Fee:

CoCANN members: $75

Non-members: $95

Poster Presenters: $50 (2 per poster, max)

Students (non-licensed): $25

Door Registration: $25 + applicable fee above

*Don’t wait to register!  Registration is limited to 100 attendees!! 

**Pick up a vendor card and visit our vendor tables for a chance to win prizes at the morning and afternoon break RAFFLES!!



to reserve your spot!!

CoCANN’s Holiday Brunch

Get the flyer here: cocann-holiday

You are cordially invited to CoCANN’s Holiday Brunch


Dec 3rd, 2016

11:30am – 2:30pm

Sorriso Restaurant, Bistro Room

46 E Colorado Blvd

Pasadena, CA 91105


**Secret Santa game will ensue!!** If you would like to participate in the gift exchange, please bring a gift ($20 max).


-CoCANN members only.  Brunch and mimosas will be covered by the chapter.  Happy Holidays!!!

2016 Scholarship Program


www.ccann.org                                                                                                                      August 25, 2016


To our valued CoCANN members:

CoCANN is delighted to announce 2016 as the inaugural year of our scholarship program!!  The “CoCANN Higher Education Scholarship” was created to assist members with obtaining advanced nursing degrees.  All of you are leaders in the work you do and it is CoCANN’s honor to assist you in pursuing higher education to expand and support the leadership roles you already have at your respective hospitals, and in your communities.

CoCANN will be awarding a total of FOUR $1,000 scholarships this year, including two for BSN students and two for MSN (or any degree above) students.  We would like to thank you, our valued members, for continuing to support your local NANN chapter!!  If you know someone who is not a member but would like to become a member to be able to apply for this scholarship, please direct him or her to www.nannstore.org (please have your NANN username and password on hand).

The requirements for the $1,000 scholarships are:

  1. Write a 1,000 word essay on the topic that coincides with degree program you are enrolled in.
  2. Complete Personal Information Page to be sent with your essay.
  3. Proof of active enrollment in an approved nursing degree program.
  4. Membership in CoCANN, Coastal California Chapter of NANN.

The essays will be evaluated by the CoCANN Board of Officers and the winners will be announced at the 2016 CoCANN Annual Holiday Party (date soon TBD).  You will be notified by email if you cannot attend the party.

Please submit your Essay Questions and Personal Info Pg to patriciarhoades@gmail.com by Friday, November 18, 2016.  Receipt will be confirmed within 24 hours.

P.S. -We hope to see you at NANN’s Annual Education Conference in Palm Springs in October!!  We are currently setting up our booth for the conference.  Please feel free to stop by the CoCANN booth and say hi!


Kindest Regards,

Pat Rhoades,

CoCANN Secretary



Downloads: (click the below links)

Essay Questions – Scholarship ExternalBm

Personal Info Pg

Hello CoANN Members!


Hello CoCANN Members!  Hope we will see many of you at the NANN National Conference in Palm Springs in October.  We will have a CoCANN booth this year at the conference to recruit new members and spread the word about our new scholarship program!  We would like to have a poster at our booth with photos of our members.  If you have a picture or two you are willing to share, please send to patriciarhoades@gmail.com.  And let us know if you have any spare time at

the conference to assist in the booth.  Thanks and see you in October !!


CoCANN Board of Officers 2016

Laura Klee- President

CynthiaTriana- President-Elect

Anne Gleeson- Treasurer

Pat Rhoades-Secretary

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