Dear Clare, Pam and conference team,
Each year I look forward to attending the JERK conference in North Carolina. Your tenth anniversary conference was excellent from arrival with sangria , music and registration, a comfortable clean hotel and very cordial and welcoming hotel staff to meet our needs, to departure with free hotel bus to airport.
The JERK conference is one of the best academic, business and personal investments I can make in and for my LNC business. It provides the opportunity to listen and learn from topical specialists and experts in their field, to connect with vendors that all have new and interesting ideas , products, programs and books, and also an opportunity to get lucky with the many raffles ( exciting winner moments)and silent auction filled with beautiful, useful and bargains. The list serve is a treasure as it introduces us throuout the year … but to have the opportunity to put a face to a name – share a smile and a meal …And to meet a diverse , multi state , extremely experienced ,intelligent and nice group of LNC’s who are open to sharing their brilliant moments and not so brilliant moments so that we can all learn in a non- judgmental arena is PRICELESS.
Thank you to Clare and the team for this great 10th anniversary conference – you made the magic happen again… I look forward to 11th ( 2020)! Sandy Failla.
I just want to say how much I enjoyed the conference. The 50/50 raffle was icing on that cake ️. It was nice to put faces to name and make hopefully long lasting connections. The speakers where awesome also. The panel discussion was phenomenal! So much insight and wisdom from the guest.
The Committee did a great job and you all deserve around of applause. Keep up the great work & see you next year .
Kenyetta Christmas, MSN,RN,ACNP-BC, CLNC
I really did not know what to expect with attending the conference. But let me say that this experience EXCEEDED my expectations!! From the set-up to the vendors, to the speakers, to the camaraderie--everything was just WONDERFUL!
KUDOS to Claire and the entire the planning committee, for I know that to put something of this magnitude together and to have it go so well, takes a whole lot of work and dedication. Oh, and by the way, if I had not known that the "expert panel" was a last minute addition, I would not have expected it. For me, it was a complement to the conference and a great experience to be able to ask questions in a forum like that. I learned so much from the speakers and fellow JERKs that I have so much more confidence to continue to forge ahead and be great! Most of all, I am appreciative for the new friendships that came out of it. It is such a beautiful thing to see so many strong, confident, smart nurses who are willing to work together and help one another. I'm looking forward to next year, already!
Tammy K Sirmons, RN LNC
Wow!!!! I do not think I can put into words just how grateful I am that I was able to attend the conference! I was not sure what to expect, but my expectations were definitely exceeded. I loved every minute of the conference and I enjoyed meeting fellow J.E.R.K. members and putting faces with the names I see in our group.
Everyone was so nice and willing to share their ideas and business strategies. Networking with all of you, was priceless! I feel confident now, that I will be able to work more as an LNC and I am several steps closer to doing it full time! Thanks so much to Claire and all of the Heritage Members that made the conference a reality! I know it was a lot of work to put the conference together, but you guys knocked it out of the park!
Vicki Vosburg, RN, BSN, LNC
I just wanted to say thank you for the love, energy and collaboration in putting on such an awesome event , as well as Congratulations on your 10th year!!! The organizing committee did an excellent job! It was great to be able to put a faces to the names we see on the forum. I am a first time attendee as you know, and I was impressed by how smoothly and effortlessly everything got done with smiles on everyone’s faces. The speakers were all great, very knowledgeable and I have learnt so much. I will certainly be putting aside my pennies for attendance next year. You all must be exhausted so I’ll leave you to rest and recuperate, thanks again! Hugs!
Jacqueline McCartney BSN, RN, CNOR,CBN, CLNC
I joined the JERKS in September last year because a good friend and fellow LNC went on and on about this AMAZING group of people called the J.E.R.K.s. She couldnt say enough great things about the people, support, and endless supply of knowledge within the group. Not only was I sold on joining the group, but I attended the conference a month later. I didn't know people like this really existed.
I have not found another group anywhere after looking almost two years and attending many group meetings that offers the support,love, knowlegde, experience, passion to help and give like this group.
The conference was so full of valuable insight and information. I have chosen to attend one conference per year while trying to get my business started. The JERK conference is THE ONE!!!
Thank you for the opportunity to join this amazing group of professionals!
The conference was great! The speakers were very informative. There were briefs in the book which was given before they spoke so that was ok. It was nice to have the panel. I plan on attending next year too! Cori P, RN, BSN, CLNC
I was honored to display at the JERK conference this year. Hope to be back in 2018!
Claire and her team put on a well organized, professional event! - Marty
Clare Hull and her team produced an extraordinary conference event in Raleigh, North Carolina. The hotel environment and service was excellent, and the conference venue was professionally equipped and very comfortable. The speakers were experts from diverse fields, offering cutting edge information on many topics. The sponsors were nonintrusive (and offered generous discounts for their programs), and we all enjoyed the silent auction and door prizes. The best aspect was the J.E.R.K LNC’s who came to learn, connect with old friends and colleagues, and make new friends. I gained important information to expand my business growth, met colleagues and new friends with exciting LNC careers, identified experts, sub- contractors and people I could reach out to for help in my new LNC business. I will be here next year! Sandy F., RN
Good evening. I really enjoyed attending the JERK conference last week. It was an excellent conference and I came away with a lot of useful information! It was nice to meet all of you and I hope to see you at future events! SA
As a first time attendee, I left the 2017 conference with a promise to myself that no matter what, I would attend every year! The speakers and the networking opportunities far exceeded my expectations. Every presentation gave me valuable information to grow as an LNC or concrete action steps to grow my business. I connected with many successful and experienced LNCs who were willing and eager to share their knowledge and tips for success. This was absolutely one of the best investments I've made for my LNC business. Debbie E
Thanks Claire! I am looking forward to the conference again this year.
I have attended every year since becoming a JERK and I learn something every year and meet so many great people. It also is a time where I put faces with names I have seen on the listserv all year long!!