Join us at the Eliza Pillars Registered Nurses of Mississippi 38th Annual Convention in Biloxi, MS! Get ready to celebrate 38 years of promoting excellence in healthcare! This year’s theme: “Sowing Seeds for a Harvest Unseen in Healthcare,” promises to be inspiring and educational. We have an amazing lineup of speakers, as well as informative workshops Take part in networking opportunities, catch up with old friends, or make some new ones. And don’t forget about the exciting event activities we have planned–you won’t want to miss out on the fun! So mark your calendar for May 04 – 07, 2023!

Registration includes all ticketed food events.


Our two day conference host hotel is the IP Resort Casino and Spa. Experience the ultimate Biloxi getaway at IP Casino Resort Spa! Boasting the Gulf Coast’s only Vegas-style ultra-lounge and a 32-story hotel with stunning waterfront views, come take advantage of everything this one-stop destination has to offer.

Our organization has a hotel accommodations contract with the IP Resort Casino and Spa; Reservations: 888.946.2847; Code: S231001. Thursday night rate, single/double: $74.99; Friday & Saturday night rates, single/double: $154.99; Sunday night rate, single/double: $74.99.

Deadline for room reservations is March 31, 2023 to receive the group rates.


Friday, April 30, 2021

8:30 a.m. – 8:45 a.m. Welcome/Overview

8:45 a.m. – 9:45 a.m. Education Session #1

9:45 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. Education Session #2

10:45 a.m. Break

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Education Session #3

12:00 p.m. Meet the Candidates

12:30 p.m. Lunch Break

1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Education Session #4

2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Education Session #5

3:00 p.m. Break

3:15 p.m. – 4:15 p.m. Education Session #6

4:15 p.m. Evaluations

4:30 p.m. Adjourn/ Delegates Vote

Saturday, May 1, 2021

8:15 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. Welcome

8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Education Session #7

9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Legislative Assembly

Pearl Project

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Keynote Speaker

12:00 p.m. Closing Remarks


12:30 p.m. Installation of Officers

President Acceptance

Board of Director’s



Become a sponsor of the Convention, which offers you an opportunity to play a major role at our convention. Sponsor benefits are commensurate with your participation level; but range from recognition via convention booklet, announcements, and banners to complimentary admission into continuing education sessions.


Support EPRNM in our efforts to continue to serve the advancement of our students, members and our community, as we convene with our 38th annual conference at the IP Resort & Casino in Biloxi, Mississippi by purchasing an ad in our 2023 program booklet.

2023 EPRNM Conference at a Glance

We reserve the right to change the speakers and topics

Thursday, May 4

5:00 p.m.
6:00 p.m.
Welcome Reception
Satchmo’s Bar & Grill
10206 Seymour Avenue
D ’Iberville, MS

Friday, May 5

7:30 a.m.
8:00 a.m.
Introduction & Overview 
Yolanda Murry, MSN, FNP-C, RN
EPRNM President
Ezell Landrum, RN
EPRNM Chaplain
Sonja Fuqua, PhD, RN, PCMH-CCE
EPRNM Convention Co-Chair
Shana Lenoir, MSN, RN
EPRNM Education Chair
8:15 a.m.
Intergenerational Nursing
Rachel Lockhart, RN
District IV President-Elect
9:15 a.m.
MS Board of Nursing Update
Phyllis Johnson, DNP, RN, FNP-BC
MS Board of Nursing
Executive Director
10:15 a.m.
Break/Exhibit Hall Opens 
10:30 a.m.
Decreasing Morbidity & Mortality in Pregnancy
Pamela Lacy, MD
Physicians & Surgeons Clinic
11:30 a.m.

Introduction of Sponsors & Exhibitors 

Audwin Fletcher, PhD, APRN, FNP-BC, FAAN

EPRNM Convention Co-Chair

Meet the Candidates 

Bess Blackwell, MSN, RN

EPRNM Nomination/Credentialing Chair

12:00 p.m.
  • Lunch on your own
  • Annual President’s Lunch
1:30 p.m.
Nursing Leadership
Tonya Moore, PhD, RN
MNA Immediate Past President
2:30 p.m.
Depression and Suicide
Courtney Benette, MD
Buckles Family Wellness Clinic
3:30 p.m.
CE Evaluations
Shana Lenoir, MSN, RN
EPRNM Education Chair
3:30 p.m.
Delegate Voting
Barbara Field, RN
EPRNM Parliamentarian
6:00 p.m.
Members’ Reception

Saturday, May 6

7:30 a.m.
8:00 a.m.
Legislative Assembly
Yolanda Murry, MSN, FNP-C, RN
EPRNM President
10:15 a.m.
Break/Exhibit Hall 
10:30 a.m.
Cardiovascular Update
Clifton Reed, MSN, APRN, FNP, BC
Cardiovascular Solutions of Central MS Foot & Ankle Clinic Podiatrist
11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Healthcare Entrepreneurship
Katina Holliday, MSN, FNP-C, RN
Founder/CEO Holliday’s Helping Hand
Board of Directors Orientation
6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Scholarship and Awards Gala

Vernessia Coleman, RN

EPRNM Scholarship/Awards Chair

Leaving Your Legacy

Charledria McGee, DNP, PMHNP

BLOOM, Behavior Health & Wellness, PLLC

Sunday, May 7

8:30 a.m.
Prayer Breakfast


Gretta Carter, RN

EPRNM Immediate Past Chaplain

Spiritual Health, RN

Ezell Landrum, RN

EPRNM Chaplain


District Presidents

Breakfast Served


Installation of Officers

Barbara Field, RN

EPRNM Parliamentarian

Gavel Ceremony

18th State President and Past Presidents

Presidential Farewell Address

Yolanda Murry, MSN, RN, FNP-C

EPRNM Parliamentarian

President’s Address

Nia T. Day, DNP, NP-C

EPRNM President 2023 – 2025

9:45 a.m.
CE Evaulation

Learning Outcome: Upon completion of the educational offerings, participants will have the opportunity to apply evidence-based practice in men’s health, reduce unconscious bias in intergenerational nursing workforce, adhere to the MS Nursing Practice Act, initiate strategies to improve obstetric health care disparities, increase knowledge in healthcare entrepreneurship, and enhance practice in nursing mentorship, leadership, and spirituality.


This activity has been submitted to the Mississippi Nurses Foundation, Inc. for approval to award contact hours. The Mississippi Nurses Foundation, Inc. is accredited as an approver of continuing nursing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.