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The 22nd Annual Bettye Arnold Seminar

Conquering Raiders of the Lost Spark — Your Spark Determines Your Success

Tuesday, September 10, 2019
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
Marlo Thomas Center for Global Education and Collaboration Auditorium
Memphis, TN

Driving Directions

Are multitasking and busyness scrambling your priorities and causing stress? Too often, a hectic schedule slowly extinguishes your special spark for accomplishing your purpose. Mid-course corrections can help us manage the demands of work, home and community. When you learn how to achieve balance, you’ll be fully charged for life’s joys and demands and you’ll keep your spark alive. This program offers essential skills to maintain your balance, as well as steps to re-ignite your focus, courage, goals, passion and purpose.

Portrait of Connie Merritt

Connie Merritt, BSN, RN, PHN

About our presenter

With more than 25 years of national speaking experience, Connie Merritt, BSN, RN, PHN, is a compelling storyteller and award-winning author. She has a reputation for connecting with audiences in a humorous and energetic manner to help move them to action.

Connie is a business owner and registered nurse with a passion for research, writing and communicating to professionals. She understands people, processes and the dynamic influences of today’s diverse, hi-tech, multi-generational, mobile world of health care. She provides essential content with step-by-step tactics to help people break through to “next” – while motivating them by spinning unforgettable teachable moments.


Session 1 Session 2*
Registration and Check-in
7:45 – 8:25 a.m.
10:45 – 11:25 a.m.
Welcome and Introduction
8:25 – 8:30 a.m. 11:25 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Presentation 8:30 – 10:00 a.m. 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Conclusion 10:00 a.m. 1:00 p.m.

*Session 2 is a repeat of Session 1

Register for this Seminar

  1. Health care professionals as well as other individuals who want to gain or regain their balance and their spark in order to re-ignite their drive, passion and purpose.

  2. The purpose of this seminar is to help nurses adopt the concepts shared into their personal and professional development, resulting in enhanced nursing practice and satisfaction at the point of care.

    • Discover the secrets of reducing busyness and stress, increasing your spark and control in life
    • Employ ways to live with more purpose and meaning
    • Adopt concepts into your personal and professional development, resulting in enhanced nursing practice and satisfaction at the point of care
  3. Attendees can receive 1.5 contact hours in nursing continuing education upon completion of this activity.

    To receive credit, attendees must:

    • Arrive no later than five minutes after the start of the program
    • Stay until the end of the program
    • Complete the online evaluation

    The planners will send a link to the online evaluation after the seminar is over.

    The presenters and planners of the 22nd Annual Bettye Arnold Seminar have declared no conflicts of interest.

    No commercial support was provided for this seminar.

    St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Tennessee Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

    Approved provider status does not imply endorsement by St. Jude, the American Nurses Credentialing Center or the Tennessee Nurses Association of any products displayed in conjunction with this activity.

    Presented by the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Nursing Education Council.