2021 Advocacy in Action Conference

MONA’s Advocacy in Action Conference is designed for nurses interested in learning more about legislative advocacy.

Nurses do more than delegate, dictate, and direct; nurses make change happen. MONA believes it is vital to involve all Missouri nurses in advocacy. Each and every nurse has the potential to make a positive impact on the profession through public policy advocacy for patients, nurses and the nursing profession.

This conference will teach participants to utilize their leadership abilities in the political world. Nurses continue to be the most trusted profession and policymakers listen when nurses speak. This conference will help nurses speak confidently with one strong voice, insight into the legislative and regulatory processes and empowering nurses to positively impact health care policy through advocacy.


Registration/Sign-In will begin at 11:00 am, November 2nd and the opening sessions will begin at 11:15 am. Lunch will be provided during the opening sessions. Topics Include:

  • Shaping Health Policy through the Legislative Process
  • Demystifying the Lobbyist Role
  • Moving Forward: How to Get Involved
  • The Impact of the State Budget Policies on Access to Health Care
  • Exploring the Capitol Building

Amy Blouin from the Missouri Budget Project will deliver a presentation on the impact of the state budget policies on access to health care at 1:30 pm. The day will conclude with a lobbyist led tour of the Missouri State Capitol for all participants.


Your health and safety are very important to us, and we have implemented the following measures to promote the health and wellbeing of attendees and staff:

    • Proof of COVID-19 vaccination will be required to attend this event OR a 72 hour negative COVID-19 test.
    • Hand sanitizer will be available throughout the event.
    • Hand washing and limited physical touching (handshakes, hugs, etc.) is important in helping reduce the spread of COVID-19.

MONA will be adhering to the CDC’s recommendations and local mandates at the time of the event. As the situation evolves, so will our approach to keeping you safe. Thank you for your patience and understanding of the requirements for this year’s event.

We hope you will choose to join us for the Advocacy in Action Conference on November 2nd!


Registration Fee: $79.00
Registration fees include lunch and continuing education credit

Registration Deadline – October 26, 2021 at Noon


4.0 contact hours available to those who meet the successful completion requirements

The Midwest Multistate Division is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

What is the Midwest Multistate Division? The Arkansas Nurses Association, Kansas State Nurses Association, Missouri Nurses Association and Nebraska Nurses Association formed a collaborative, namely the Midwest Multistate Division (Midwest MSD), with the goal of promoting efficiencies and growth. As part of this collaborative, the Midwest MSD Professional Development Unit (PD Unit) was formed, which is accredited as an ANCC approver and provider of NCPD, to address the educational needs of nurses in the Midwest region.

The event is finished.


Nov 02, 2021


11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Event Registration

Registration Open


Madison's Cafe
216 Madison St, Jefferson City, MO 65101

Location 2

Missouri State Capitol
201 W. Capitol Ave., Jefferson City, MO 65101
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