Meet the Host Chapter of the AALNC Annual Forum 2018!

Tampa Bay Chapter & Clearwater Beach - Are You Ready for Some Sunshine?

Your AALNC Annual Forum 2018 Host Chapter, Tampa Bay, FL, couldn’t be more excited than we are to have all of our AALNC colleagues join us in our amazing backyard, Clearwater Beach!  So many of you have endured a winter for the record books, we have put on our mental health nursing caps to help erase those cold weather blues immediately!  Published photos you may have seen of our gorgeous Florida Gulf Coast beaches are the real deal.  They are some of the best in the country, we’re just sayin’! 

With the AALNC Annual Forum in mid-April, on the heels of Spring Break, our weather will be just perfect for enjoying all things Florida – beautiful white sand, clear blue water, so many neat things to do & see, walking, riding on a boat or on a trolley, browsing in beach souvenir shops, amazing seafood and every other type imaginable, sitting outside with a view from your dreams, luscious cold frosty drinks with special names, locals who go everywhere “just as they are” - you’ll never ask a friend if you look fat in your swimsuit again!!  Yes, if you were pondering what to pack, leave the pondering at home!  Life here and particularly on our beaches is very casual. What might be known as “dress casual” could be worn to dinner, but be ready for those at the next table to be attired in cut-offs, t-shirts and flip-flops!  Everything goes, it’s all good!  One word of caution, the cold winter some have experienced, many Floridians set their A/C near those temps!  Plan to carry a light jacket if you will be ducking inside, and it also gets chilly sometimes on the water.  Be prepared and the experience will be a wonderful memory and probably a great story to share!

As your Host Chapter, Tampa Bay members have been out on the beach, talking with restaurant managers and others about the incredible group of LNC’s on their way, anxious to experience the best of the beach!  There has been great interest in being of service and in our profession! 

Our Tampa Bay Chapter has been in existence for several decades; one of our Charter Members continues to be very active, mentoring new LNC’s.  Despite the “Greater Tampa Bay” area covering a very sizeable portion of central FL from the Gulf Coast extending about 65 miles east, as well as approximately 100 miles from north to south, we have had a very connected & strong core.  We are also extremely fortunate to have many resources from which to draw nurses interested in the profession.  For a number of years we have had our bi-monthly dinner, educational & networking meeting at the same central location, a beautiful hotel with great amenities & yummy food!  Excellent speakers have shared their wealth of knowledge for our educational presentations, we are sharing some with you during the AALNC Annual Forum!  We have found the live programs with opportunities to network & share dinner to be the secret to our success.  We all enjoy each other and we really enjoy eating! 

Please stop by our Host Chapter table at AALNC Annual Forum 2018, for all things Florida, fun and Clearwater Beach!  Allow us to say thanks for coming for a visit, and if we did something right, please let us know and come back!

We’ll leave the sunshine on for ya!


Sherry Lynn, WHNP-BC, LNCC

TBAALNC Director of Education & Web Maintenance

& ALL Outstanding TBAALNC LNC’s

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