Skip to main content
Welcome to Health First Inc.
Search Health First Submit Search Criteria    
Health First Now Button

   About Us
   Find a Physician
   Patients & Visitors
   Events & Classes
   News & Media
   Ways to Help
   Careers & Nursing


   My Health First Tools
   For Physicians
   For Clinicians & Staff

Health First Foundation
Online Scheduling and Pre-Registration
Sign Up for E-bulletins
Normal Text Larger Text

Health First to Host Nursing Conference
"The Art of Precepting: Preparing Our Nurses for Tomorrow"

WHAT: Health First will host a nursing conference on “The Art of Precepting: Preparing Our Nurses for Tomorrow.” The event is free to Health First nurses and is $49 for non-Health First associates. The keynote speaker will be President & CEO of G.A.M.E.S. Michele Deck. Deck is a world-renowned nursing educator and speaker.

This program has been approved for 4.0 hours of continuing nursing education through Health First Center for Learning, CE Broker No. 50-873. For more information, contact Health First Clinical Education Coordinator Chelsea Lecuyer at 321-434-1902. The registration deadline is September 19.

: Wednesday, September 25 and Thursday, September 26 (from 8 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.)

** Registration and breakfast are at 7:30 a.m. on both days.

** Participants need to attend only one day. Breakfast and snacks are included.

WHERE: Melbourne Area of Realtors (located at 1450 Sarno Rd. in Melbourne)


Health First Foundation and The Means/Garrison Endowment Fund for Nursing Excellence are sponsoring the conference. Set up in 2011 to honor healthcare leaders Mike Means and Larry Garrison, charitable donations may be made to the Endowment Fund in support of nursing. Click here for more information.

Keynote speaker Michele Deck, M.Ed, RN, LCCE, FACCE presents nationally and internationally on innovative teaching methods in the field of health care education and training. Her honors include the National Nursing Staff Development Organization’s prestigious Belinda E. Puetz Award (2000), election to Sigma Theta Tau National Nursing Honor Society, Business Woman of the Year (2003) by the National Business Council and Best Overall Trainer by Creative Training Techniques Companies. She is co-founder and CEO of G.A.M.E.S., a company that specializes in seminars on adult learning and interactive teaching methods.

About Health First

Founded in 1995, Health First is a not-for-profit and is Central Florida’s only fully integrated health system and employs more than 7,500 people and has four hospitals (including Holmes Regional Medical Center, Palm Bay Hospital, Cape Canaveral Hospital and Viera Hospital). Health First Health Plans also offers a wide variety of health insurance plan options for Brevard and Indian River Counties. In addition, Health First is home to Brevard County’s only Trauma Center. Health First Medical Group is the largest multi-specialty physician group on the Space Coast. Health First offers numerous outpatient and wellness services, including four Pro-Health and Fitness Centers. Visit for more information.