NURSES RETREAT 2022

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Rise: elevated through education

Shine: brilliance through rejuvenation

January 21 – 25, 2022 – Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
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Nurses make great personal sacrifices to save lives, especially this past year during a pandemic. We want to acknowledge and thank nurses for the work they do by providing a retreat that combines fun, self-care, rest & professional development! Spend 5 days and 4 nights at the beautiful all-inclusive Hyatt Ziva Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. Surround yourself with great company, recharge, renew, learn a few things from nationally renewed speakers and earn up to 16 CEU credits!

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How Your Mind and Body Will Be Elevated and Rejuvenated!

  • Morning yoga
  • Mindfulness exercises
  • Accredited education provided by nationally renowned speakers
  • Fresh, healthy and delicious cuisine prepared on site
  • Free time to relax and replenish
  • Baby turtle release back to the ocean

A Day in the Life (January 22 - 24, 2022)

  • 7:00 am – 7:45 am: Yoga on the beach (optional)
  • 8:30 am – 9:00 am: Check-in
  • 9:00 am – 11:30 am: Conference
  • 11:30 am – 11:45 am: Break
  • 11:45 am – 1:15 pm: Conference
  • 1:15 pm: Pool Time
  • 4:30 pm: This is JeOpARDy! Test Your Knowledge (optional)
  • 6:00 pm: Turtle Release (note: this event is dependent on eggs hatching that morning)
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How to Book Your Retreat

Step 1: Register for the Seminar

  • Early Bird Registration: $499 per person
  • General Registration: $599 per person

Register by November 1st, 2021 for the Early Bird price.

Notes
  • Price for seminars only, hotel & airfare additional
  • Additional items needed to attend the conference
    • Signed liability waiver
    • Signed COVID-19 risk waiver
    • Proof of COVID-19 vaccination(s)

Step 2: Book Your Ocean View Room

  • Group rates are valid 3 days prior & 3 days after the group traveling dates
  • Rooms starting at $184 per person per night (double occupancy)
  • Payment of room stay will be required upon arrival

Book Your Room

Step 3: Get a Good Flight to Puerto Vallarta

  • Book your flights in and out of Puerto Vallarta International Airport (PVR)

Step 4: Grab Your Passport, Some Sunscreen and a Mask

  • Meet us in Mexico!

Nurse's Retreat Payment Plan

We are pleased to offer payment plans for the Nurse's Education Retreat! An initial payment of $150 reserves your spot at the retreat. Additional payments will be arranged via PayPal invoicing. Payment plans must be made using a credit card and the number of payments will be determined by the date of your registration. The final balance must be completed by December 15, 2021.

Once the deposit has been made, a team member from Nicole Kupchik Consulting will reach out to you for invoicing. Please contact us at info@kupchikconsulting.com with any questions.

  • Deposit: $150

Cancellation and Refund Policy

Cancellation refund requests must be received via email to info@kupchikconsulting.com.

Cancellation requests received by December 1, 2021
  • Full refund minus $50 cancellation fee
  • No refunds after December 1, 2021
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What's Included/Not Included and Additional Fees

Included in Seminar Fees

  • Daily accredited education provided by nationally renowned speakers
  • Up to 16 CEU credits
  • Champagne meet & greet with speakers
  • Private yoga classes on the beach
  • Farewell party on the beach
  • Warmth & sunshine in January

Included in Hotel Fees

  • All-inclusive luxury hotel with sweeping ocean views in every room
  • Unlimited food, alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages included in the room price
  • Mini-bar stocked daily with beer, juice, soft drinks, bottled water & snacks
  • 5 Infinity pools including a swim up bar
  • Non-motorized water sports
  • Live entertainment & stage shows
  • Daily activities
  • Oceanfront fitness center
  • Free Wi-Fi internet access
  • All gratuities & applicable taxes
  • Baby turtle release back to the ocean

Not Included

  • Airfare
  • Airport transfers, taxis, local shuttle services, car rental
  • Spa & beauty services
  • Tours & excursions

Additional Fees

We understand the options are endless when it comes to travel & accommodations. If you are not staying at Hyatt Ziva, additional fees apply if you or your guest would like to join us for:

  • Farewell party – $85 per person

For the plus 1 guests who will not be attending the seminars, you will have the opportunity to add the private yoga on the beach at an additional charge:

  • $25 per person per day

Continuing Education Credits

Earn to up 16 continuing education unit (CEU) credits. A total of 12 Contact Hours are embedded throughout the retreat in three 4-hour learning opportunities. Additional Contact Hours are offered during the optional Jeopardy sessions.

Nicole Kupchik Consulting, Inc. is an approved provider by the California Board of Registered Nursing. Provider #16363. This program is approved for up to 16 Contact Hours.

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Nationally Renowned Speakers

Nicole Kupchik

MN, RN, CCNS, CCRN-K, PCCN-K

Nicole Kupchik has practiced as a Critical Care nurse for over twenty–five years. She obtained her Nursing Degree from Purdue University in 1993 and a Master of Nursing from the University of Washington in 2008 with a specialty as a Clinical Nurse Specialist.

Nicole is a well–recognized national & international speaker on several emergency & critical care topics. She has taught CCRN & PCCN Certification review courses for over 12 years. She has had a very productive career which has included numerous publications, launching a Sepsis & Post Cardiac Arrest Hypothermia (TTM) program as well as Quality Improvement in Resuscitation and being the host of a Resuscitation podcast & YouTube show.

In January of 2017, Nicole published 4 books – Ace the CCRN: You can do it! & Ace the PCCN: You can do it Study Guides as well as Practice question books for each exam. In 2018 she published "Ace the CMC: You Can Do It!" Study Guide for the Cardiac Medicine Certification & this year published "Ace the CSC: You Can Do It!".

She has won numerous national awards including "Nurse of the Year" for Advancing the Nursing Profession by the March of Dimes. In 2018, she was nominated for the Sepsis Alliance "Sepsis Hero" Award for her extensive work in educating healthcare professionals about Sepsis.

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Kathleen M. Vollman

MSN, RN, CCNS, FCCM, FCNS, FAAN

Ms. Vollman is a Critical Care Clinical Nurse Specialist, Educator and Consultant. She has published & lectured nationally and internationally on a variety of pulmonary, critical care, prevention of health care acquired injuries, work culture and sepsis recognition & management.

From 1989 to 2003 she functioned in the role of Clinical Nurse Specialist for the Medical ICU's at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit Michigan. In 2004, Kathleen was inducted into the College of Critical Care Medicine, in 2009 she was inducted into the American Academy of Nurses. In 2012, Ms. Vollman was appointed to serve as an honorary ambassador to the World Federation of Critical Care Nurses and is currently the financial director.

Ms. Vollman is a subject matter expert for prevention of CAUTI, CLABSI and HAPI as well as sepsis recognition/management and the culture of safety for American Hospital Association and the Michigan Hospital Association. Currently her company, ADVANCING NURSING LLC, is focused on creating empowered work environments for nurses through the acquisition of greater skills and knowledge.

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Hyatt Ziva Puerto Vallarta

Carretera a Barra de Navidad, Km. 3.5 Zona Hotelera Sur, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, 48390

Hyatt Ziva Puerto Vallarta is located on an exclusive beach surrounded by cliffs and the sound of waves. The resort features accommodations with ocean views, 11 unique restaurants, bars and lounges, 5 infinity pools, oceanfront fitness center and Vita Mar spa. The resort is conveniently located 20 minutes (18 miles) from Puerto Vallarta International Airport and 10 minutes from downtown Puerto Vallarta.

  • Luxury Puerto Vallarta all-inclusive resort
  • Located on the exclusive, Las Estacas beach, on southern portion of Puerto Vallarta
  • Situated directly on its own private cove with a lush tropical landscape and is only a 5-minute drive to Old Town
  • Unlimited dining
  • Endless drinks
  • 5 pools, including a quiet pool for adults-only, 2 kids pools and a pool with a swim up bar
  • Oceanfront fitness center
  • Daily activities
  • Live entertainment
  • Free Wi-Fi

Nurse's Education Retreat Exclusive Room Rates

Ocean View Room

Indulge in this luxurious room featuring one king-sized bed or two double-sized beds. Enjoy magnificent views of the Pacific Ocean.

Location: Main Tower, floors 2-6

  • Single occupancy: $332 per person per night
  • Double occupancy: $184 per person per night
  • Triple occupancy: please contact us for rates

Oceanfront Room

Indulge in this luxurious room featuring one king-sized bed or two double-sized beds. Enjoy direct ocean front views of the Pacific Ocean.

Location: Main Tower, floors 7-10

  • Single occupancy: $350 per person per night
  • Double occupancy: $194 per person per night
  • Triple occupancy: please contact us for rates

Reservation link:

https://www.hyatt.com/en-US/group-booking/PVRIF/G-NKPG

Other Room Categories

Other rooms and suites are available via Hyatt Ziva. If you are interested in booking these rooms, please book your reservation with the link below and email us your confirmation number. We will contact the hotel to adjust for the group rate! https://www.hyatt.com/en-US/group-booking/PVRIF/G-NKPG

Club Ocean View Suite

  • Single occupancy: $413 per person per night
  • Double occupancy: $229 per person per night
  • Triple occupancy: please contact us for rates

Club Oceanfront Hot Tub

  • Single occupancy: $431 per person per night
  • Double occupancy: $239 per person per night
  • Triple occupancy: please contact us for rates

Club Ocean View Swim-Up Suite

  • Single occupancy: $485 per person per night
  • Double occupancy: $269 per person per night
  • Triple occupancy: please contact us for rates

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Planning Your Trip

Book your flights in and out of Puerto Vallarta International Airport (PVR)

  • Hyatt Ziva is located less than 30 minutes (7.5 miles) from Puerto Vallarta International Airport
  • Average temperature in January is 83 degrees
  • Citizens of the United Sates must have a valid passport to visit Mexico
  • Want to stay longer? You can extend your trip 3 days before or after our events dates

Nicole Kupchik Consulting Requirements to Attend the Conference

  • Signed liability waiver (to be emailed to you after registration)
  • Signed COVID-19 risk waiver (to be emailed to you after registration)
  • Proof of COVID-19 vaccination(s)
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COVID-19 Travel Updates

CDC Travel Requirements Updated April 2021

  • Get tested with a viral test 1-3 days before you travel. Keep a copy of your test results with you during travel in case you are asked for them. Check and follow destination testing requirements - they may require specific types of tests.
  • All air passengers coming to the United States, including U.S. citizens, are required to have a negative COVID-19 test result or documentation of recovery from COVID-19 before they board a flight to the United States.
  • Masks are required on planes, buses, trains, and other forms of public transportation traveling into, within, or out of the United States and in U.S. transportation hubs such as airports and stations.
  • Get tested 3-5 days after travel AND stay home and self-quarantine for 7 days after travel.
    • Even if you test negative, stay home and self-quarantine for the full 7 days.
    • If you don't get tested, it's safest to stay home for 10 days after travel.

Hotel Requirements

Hyatt Ziva Puerto Vallarta follow procedures and protocols developed in consideration of guidance and information shared by the World Health Organization (WHO), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), other leading organizations and experts, and local government requirements and guidance.

Following medical expert guidance to help reduce the spread of COVID-19, face masks or coverings are required in hotel indoor public areas and when moving around in outdoor areas at Hyatt Ziva.

Hyatt Ziva offers complimentary on-property COVID-19 testing through May 31, 2021. This date may be extended or private testing can be offered to our group.

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Things to Know Before You Register

WHO CAN ATTEND THE NURSE'S EDUCATION RETREAT?

Anyone working in health care is welcome to attend our retreat: RN, LPN, LVN, PN, NP, APRN, RT & ARNP

WILL THERE BE ANY CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDITS OFFERED?

Yes, a total of 12 contact hours are embedded throughout the retreat in three 4-hour learning opportunities. Additional hours can be earned during the optional Jeopardy sessions. Nicole Kupchik Consulting, Inc. is an approved provider by the California Board of Registered Nursing. Provider #16363.

WHAT ARE THE TOPICS FOR THE SEMINAR?

Topics TBD

HOW DO I REGISTER FOR THE SEMINAR?

You can register for the seminar here. Early bird registration is $499 person if registering by November 1st. General registration will be $599 per person after November 1st, 2021. Hotel & airfare are additional.

WHAT IS THE CANCELLATION POLICY?

Cancellation refund requests must be received via email to info@kupchikconsulting.com. Cancellations received before December 1, 2021 are subject to a $50 cancellation fee. No refunds will be offered after December 1, 2021.

WHAT IS INCLUDED IN MY SEMINAR REGISTRATION FEE?

Seminar registration includes three 4-hour seminars, up to 16 CEU credits, daily yoga class on the beach & farewell party on the beach.

DO YOU OFFER A PAYMENT PLAN FOR THE SEMINAR?

Yes we do! An initial payment of $150 reserves your spot at the retreat. A NKC team member will reach out to arrange additional payments via PayPal invoicing.

IS THE HOTEL INCLUDED IN THE SEMINAR PRICE?

No, the hotel reservation is additional & can be booked through Hyatt ZIVA at our special group rate. But don't forget, food, drinks, non-motorized activities, gratuities &taxes are all included in your room price.

WHAT ARE THE ROOM OPTIONS?

We have a variety of rooms selected for our group, including ocean view & oceanfront rooms. All rooms can accommodate single, double or triple occupancy. Don't see what you need in our room selections? You can arrange for room upgrades & suites with Hyatt ZIVA.

WHAT IS INCLUDED IN THE HOTEL PRICE?

Hyatt ZIVA is an all-inclusive resort. That means all drinks, meals, on-site entertainment, fitness facilities, non-motorized aquatic sports, daily outdoor & indoor activities, in-room minibar, free Wi-Fi, guest parking, taxes & gratuities are all part of the all-inclusive package.

DO I NEED TO PAY NOW FOR THE HOTEL ROOM?

No, but a credit card is needed to hold the room. Each room reserved will have one primary person financially responsible for the room, but no payment is required until check-in.

IS THERE ANYTHING THAT IS NOT INCLUDED IN THE SEMINAR AND HOTEL FEES?

Airfare, round trip airport transfers, excursions, massages & spa treatments are not included in the seminar and hotel fees. For round trip airport transfers, the resort can offer assistance in arranging transportation by third-party vendors at additional costs.

CAN I STAY LONGER THAN THE SEMINAR DATES?

Yes! You can extend your trip 3 days before or 3 days after our event dates for the same price per person, per night!

CAN MY SIGNIFICANT OTHER JOIN ME IN MEXICO?

Yes absolutely! We will have private beach yoga as an optional activity that they can add-on for an additional fee.

DOES MY SIGNIFICANT OTHER HAVE TO REGISTER FOR THE SEMINAR TO STAY AT HYATT ZIVA?

No, your significant other does not have to register for the seminar. But be sure to select double occupancy in the hotel reservation so that they can enjoy all this resort has to offer!

CAN I BRING MY KIDS?

Kids are welcome. However, please make sure that you have childcare during the seminars. Babysitting services are available via the resort for additional fees. Children from 0-2 years of age are free of charge when sharing the same room as their parents. Ages 3-12 years are $75 per night, per child. Children between the ages of 13-17 years pay adult rates & counts as the 2nd person in double occupancy or 3rd person in triple occupancy.

DOES THE RESORT OFFER DAY PASSES?

Yes, with the following pricing schedule:

  • Day Pass (9AM – 5PM): Adults - USD $65 | Kids - USD $45
  • Night Pass (6PM – 12AM): Adults - USD $65 | Kids - USD $45
  • Full Pass (11AM – 11PM): Adults - USD $95 | Kids - USD $65
HOW FAR IS THE RESORT FROM THE AIRPORT AND DOWNTOWN PUERTO VALLARTA?

They are located a thirty-minute drive away from Puerto Vallarta International Airport, and about a five-minute drive to downtown Puerto Vallarta.

OTHER QUESTIONS REGARDING THE RESORT?

For any other questions regarding the resort, please visit their FAQs at https://www.hyatt.com/en-US/hotel/mexico/hyatt-ziva-puerto-vallarta/pvrif/special-events/faq

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What Attendees From Our Last Retreat Had to Say:

  • Best idea ever! My co-workers were so jealous, and I have great information to take back to influence change!
  • Good energy. Passionate speakers and positivity throughout the entire 3 days.
  • I feel so inspired & motivated to be around and learning from so many intelligent women! I love heir passion for nursing & science!
  • Nicole really got amazing speakers for her 1st retreat.
  • Perfect amount of time for learning and relaxing.
  • The vibes in general!! The speakers were great, the hotel staff were so supportive and friendly, the class schedules were well paced, and the content was interesting & diverse. I loved hanging out by the pool with the speakers.
  • So great to just be surrounded by amazing and supportive nurses! The pools, beach and cocktails were amazing too!
  • Thank you so much for doing this. Best conference ever! Immensely enjoyable, what a great way to learn and relax.

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