Why Attend?


The Missouri Nursing Students’ Association (MONSA) is requesting your attendance at the 66th Annual Convention. This exciting event will be held October 16-17, 2019, at the Stoney Creek Hotel and Conference Center in Columbia, Mo. We are requesting your attendance on what promises to be two days of learning and fun filled events. Note:  Just to clarify this conference is on a Wednesday and Thursday, October 16-17, 2019. Earlier registration forms may have had different days of week. Register early as we are anticipating a sell out conference. 

On Day One there will be a multitude of events. Highlights will included a key note speaker, educational sessions, and a session presented by Lydia Zager from ICAN Publishing. The afternoon will end with a candidate reception and an awesome social-event highlighting Nurse BLAKE LIVE! Food, fun and opportunity to kick back and network with new friends made in nursing and to join Nurse BLAKE in a “Meet and Greet” event of the year!!

As the largest nurse influence on social media, Nurse Blake reaches over 12,000,000 people every month with his fun and engaging videos made just for nurses and nursing students.In person, his entertaining style connects with the audience and leaves them feeling empowered and ready to be the best nurses and nursing students they can be! Blake is known as an advocate for healthy work environments and his presentations focus on the idea that nurses have the power to create positive change in the healthcare industry.


Day Two will feature educational sessions, keynote speakers and an “Exhibit Extravaganza” where you will have an opportunity to meet with potential employers and other vendors who have nursing related products needed for your professional nursing career. The day will begin with another awesome keynote by Nurse BLAKE. This day will also include a business meeting and an opportunity to run for elected office. The afternoon session will include a NCLEX Review Session sponsored by Hurst Review Services and a Nurse Specialty Panel presentation. This conference will provide you an opportunity to build your leadership skills, network with nurse leaders and meet your peers.



Please complete the registration form and return it to the MONSA office no later than October 14, 2019. Hotel reservations must be made by September 15, 2019 to receive a special rate of $105.00/day. Contact the hotel at 314-442-6400. Be sure to indicate you are with the Missouri Nursing Students’ Association Group. See registration form for mailing information and who to contact for questions. There are individual and school registration forms available.


We hope you will give serious consideration to attending this exciting event. For more information go to the webpage at Registration materials and updates will be there as well as on the Facebook page.

How to register