ANPD Annual Convention 2021 - Aspire to Inclusivity

Star Search 2021

Each year ANPD holds a Star Search competition at our Annual Convention. The purpose of Star Search is to encourage aspiring speakers to compete for an opportunity to present a concurrent session at the next annual convention. Star Search is a great opportunity for novice speakers to develop their presentation skills!


View the recording of our 2021 Star Search presentations below


You can vote for your favorite Star Search presenter through 10:00am CT, Friday, August 6th. To vote, please text ANPD2021 to 22333. Each presenter has their own unique code:

  • Text STAR1 to vote for Tera Tveit, MSN, RNC-OB
  • Text STAR2 to vote for Jennifer Parrotte, MSN, RN
  • Text STAR3 to vote for Linda Anders, MBA, MSN, RN, CSRN, NPD-BC
  • Text STAR4 to vote for James Edwards, MSN-Ed, RN, NPD-BC, CCRN-K, CEN


The Star Search competition will take place on ANPD's Facebook page live on Thursday, August 5 at 1:50 pm CT


This year, voting will be casted by text. Tune in live for the text code!


Starting Difficult Conversations Related to Race, Privilege, and Inclusion
Tera Tveit, MSN, RNC-OB

Missing from the Nurses' Station: The Importance of Minority Representation in the Nursing Profession
Jennifer Parrotte, MSN, RN

The NPD's Role in Decreasing the Gap in SOGI Understanding
Linda Anders, MBA, MSN, RN, CSRN, NPD-BC

Your Presentation is Boring! Change It. - Using Technology to Improve the Quality of Your Speakers' Presentations
James Edwards, MSN-Ed, RN, NPD-BC, CCRN-K, CEN