November 2 - 9, 2019

Pain Management in the Opioid Crisis

Join us as we sail from Fort Lauderdale, Florida to the Western Caribbean. Our ports of call include: Key West, FL; Grand Cayman, Cozumel and Costa Maya, Mexico.

You'll attend seminars on days 'at sea' or at times when your enjoyment of the ports of call will not be affected.

Course Description:  This Pain Management seminar's agenda is designed to discuss topics included in the Pain Management Board Certification blueprint, and is very relevant for all nurses caring for patients in all areas who may be experiencing acute or chronic pain. In addition to addressing both acute & chronic pain in patients of all ages, the course will cover specialty populations such as cognitively impaired & addictions. It includes various aspects of pain: physiology, assessment, interventions that include both complimentary & alternatives, crisis management & the ethics of pain, as well as discussing the Opioid Crisis and its resultant effect on patient care.


Kendra Menzies Kent MS, RN-BC, CCRN, CNRN, SCRN, TCRN

Kendra has an extensive and comprehensive knowledge base and is known for her ability to simplify the complex and maintain audience attention. Kendra received her Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing from the University of Texas in Arlington in 1985, and her Master’s Degree in Nursing as a Clinical Nurse Specialist from Texas Women’s University in 1993. Her work includes critical care education for surgical/trauma, neurosurgical and thoracic surgery ICUs. She held positions in management and was a Clinical Nurse Specialist in the SICU at Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas. Kendra was a staff nurse in the Neurosurgical ICU at Harris Methodist Hospital, Ft. Worth, Texas, and currently lives in Florida where she is the Nursing Director at Marcus Neuroscience Institute, Boca Raton Regional Hospital in Boca Raton, Florida.

Kendra has presented seminars throughout the country for over 15 years, and has presented numerous times for The Cruise Academy since 2007. She is a Fundamental Critical Care Support Instructor (FCCS) for the Society of Critical Care Medicine and co-owner of Quest for Nursing Knowledge.

Accreditation:   12 hours

This Program has been approved for 12 contact hours for Nurses. Quest for Nursing Knowledge is accredited as a provider by the California Board of Registered Nursing; Provider Number: CEP16803

The Itinerary:

Departs from Fort Lauderdale, Florida

*Passports Are Recommended for All Cruises

Classes are held on 'Days at Sea' & at Times Ports of Call are Not Affected

SEMINAR FEE:  $300 per attendee prior to 6/1/2019; $325 after.

*Past Cruise Academy Guests - contact us for your special seminar rate


Prices Below Are Per Person Rates, Based on Double Occupancy

& Include ALL TAXES / FEES

*Don't forget - You MUST book your cruise through us in order to attend;

Don't call the cruiseline directly; Please call us at the number above if you need special pricing such as past guest, senior rates, single, triple or quad cabins.

Oceanview Balcony Cabin -  $1330 pp   

Oceanview Balcony Cabin (higher deck) -  $1430 pp

Concierge Class Balcony Cabin -  $1510 pp      

Oceanview Cabin (Window Only) - $1280 pp

Inside Cabin (no window, no perks) - $840

Single Rates:

Inside: $1549  | Oceanview: $2429  | Balcony: $2529

 *Royal Caribbean Int'l. reserves the right to impose a fuel supplement on all guests if the price of West Texas Intermediate fuel exceeds $65.00 per barrel. The fuel supplement for 1st and 2nd guests would be no more than $10 per guest per day, to a maximum of $140 per cruise; and for additional guests would be no more than $5 per person per day, to a maximum of $70 per cruise.

Airfare and Tips/Gratuities is NOT included.



To Register: A deposit of $250 per person is required to book; Seminar fee is automatically charged 30 days later.
(*Single person occupying a cabin - deposit is $500 for cruise deposit.)





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