Iowa Nurses Association

2020 Legislative Day

Des Moines Marriott Downtown
700 Grand Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50309

Wednesday, February 26, 2020 at 8:00am CT - 2:00pm CT
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700 Grand Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50309


Credits Offered

This event offers 2.0 contact hours to attendees.
Accredited by This nursing continuing professional development activity was approved by the Ohio Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation (OBN-001-91).


Additional Information

Des Moines Marriott Downtown
700 Grand Avenue
Des Moines, Iowa

Online regegistration is now closed.  Onsite registration will be available beginning at

7:30 am, Wednesday February 26th. 

If you have any questions, please contact the INA office at or 515-225-0495.

Event Agenda

2020 Legislative Day

Event Agenda

Wednesday, February 26, 2020 at 8:00am CT - 2:00pm CT

All times listed in Central Time (US & Canada).
Download event agenda (PDF)

Wednesday, February 26, 2020

  • 7:30am - 9:00pm

    Registration and Visit Exhibitors

  • 9:00am - 9:00am

    Welcome from the INA Leadership

    Lisa Caffery MS, BSN, RN-BC, CIC, FAPIC, INA President

  • 9:00am - 10:00am

    Finding Purpose in the Pain

    Angela Tharp
    1.0 CE Credit

  • 10:00am - 10:15am

    Break with Exhibitors

  • 10:15am - 10:45am

    Current Legislative Issues

    Jim Obradovich, INA Lobbyist

  • 10:45am - 11:30am

    Strategies to Effectively Communicate with Your Legislator-

    Sharon Guthrie, PhD, ARNP, CPNP, NCSN, RN-BC
    0.75 CE Credits

  • 11:30am - 11:45am

    Navigating Capitol Hill: Wrap-up Instruction

  • 11:45am - 1:00pm

    Lunch with Exhibitors

  • 1:00pm - 5:00pm

    Head to the Capitol to Meet with Your Legislators


Legislator Invite to Iowa Nurses Reception 2020 (14 KB)

We will be inviting Iowa Legislators to the Iowa Nurses Reception, we need your help to let know how much we want them there!  A personal invitation from constituents for some face to face time makes all the difference.  To help you connect with your lawmaker, we have drafted a letter for you to send inviting your lawmaker to attend.