09 July 2011

Arrival Cancún

After a great flight into Cancún, we were met on the jetway by an official, just making sure we had all the proper documents completed to enter Mexico. There are two documents—one for immigration and one for customs— that are given to the passengers during the flight by the flight attendants, to complete prior to arrival. You need them and your passport to enter Mexico, if you’re from outside the country. It’s best to keep them handy.

The airport was easy to navigate, and we breezed through immigration and customs, with a stop in-between to pick up our luggage. When you’ve passed through those checkpoints, be prepared to be bombarded by people who want to offer you a ride, a tour, or both. However, we quickly saw Rodrigo, who was holding the STTI/WANS conference placard. He verified our reservations for the shuttle bus straight to the Moon Palace Resort, where the International Nursing Research Congress is being held. After a few minutes’ wait for the shuttle, we were driving through lovely countryside.

STTI's crackerjack events team: Machelle Fisher,
program specialist, Scott Kerr, meeting and convention 
planner, Shannon Stroud, events manager
The Moon Palace Resort is lush, green, with wonderful views of the ocean! We were met at the Sunrise lobby of the resort, brought to the check-in area and greeted with a lobby full of excitement, people, laughter, and a mariachi band. Since this resort is “all inclusive,” you can go to any of the restaurants on site and your food, beverages and gratuity are included in the room rate; you only need to give the restaurant hostess your last name and room number. Due to demand, there are some restaurants you may want to make dinner reservations for, however. To find out which ones they are, check at the front desk.

It should be a wonderful week, with rich pre-Congress sessions, a robust Congress schedule, and an outstanding WANS (World Academy of Nursing Science) conference to follow. I’m looking forward to meeting and greeting the many nursing colleagues who will be joining us here.

Cynthia Vlasich, MBA, BSN, RN
Director, Education and Leadership

Reflections on Nursing Leadership (RNL), published by the Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International.

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