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  • 18 Sep 2020 8:03 AM | Robert Ranieri (Administrator)

    BCEN’s annual national awards recognize individual nurses and organizations for their commitment to certified nursing excellence and advocacy.

  • 21 Aug 2020 2:02 PM | Robert Ranieri (Administrator)
     

    Thursday, October 8

    Pre-Conference Workshop:
    (Live)

    Preventing Patient on Nurse Abuse Through Education

    • Thursday, Oct 8, from 2pm to 4pm Eastern.
    • Registration fee ($25) required.
    • Click the link above to sign up for the Workshop.
    • Individuals may also register for the Virtual Conference & the Workshop together (see schedule and registration links below).
    • Subject to change. All times are Eastern. The workshop is approved for 2.00 Nursing CEs.

     

    Friday & Saturday, October 9 - 10

    • Live sessions on Friday and Saturday, Oct 9-10 between 11am and 5:30pm Eastern.
    • Topics include: Agility and Branding for Your Business, Legal and Ethical Experiences on Nursing Practice, Career Options for Nurse Attorneys, Utilizing Technology to Market Your Business, Distractions in Healthcare and more!
    • Registration fee ($275) required.
    • Follow the link above to view the schedule and register (schedule includes Title, Objectives and Presenter Bios).
    • The schedule is subject to change. All times are Eastern. The conference is approve for 10.00 Nursing CEs.

    Contact TAANA

    TAANA
    3416 Primm Lane
    Birmingham, Alabama 35216
    Phone: 205-824-7615, 877-538-2262
    Fax: 205-823-2760
    info@taana.org

     

  • 9 Aug 2020 11:38 AM | Robert Ranieri (Administrator)

    August 2020 E-News

    American Board of Nursing Specialties Announces New Board Member

    (August 2020 - Birmingham, AL) The American Board of Nursing Specialties announces the election of a new member to its Board of Directors:

    • Secretary/Treasurer: James Stobinski, PhD, RN, CNOR®, CSSM (E)®; Chief Executive Officer, Competency and Credentialing Institute

    ABNS President, Janie Schumaker, announced, "We are pleased to welcome James to our Board. His unique background and diverse experience within the field of Specialty Nursing, not to mention his knowledge and history with both ABNS and ABSNC, make him a much welcome asset to the ABNS Board of Directors,  and to the organization as a whole."

    His position as Secretary/Treasurer began on July 1, 2020 and will continue through June 30, 2023.

    James Stobinski, PhD, RN, CNOR®, CSSM (E)® has 35 years of perioperative nursing experience; his education includes a Diploma of Nursing from the Toledo Hospital School of Nursing and a BSN and MSN from East Carolina University. He earned his PhD in International Health Research from Touro University International in June of 2011 for a study of competency and skill acquisition in perioperative nurses. He combines nearly two decades of perioperative management experience with academic preparation and has published and presented extensively at the national level. Since 2011 he has been employed at the Competency and Credentialing Institute in Denver, Colorado where in February 2017 he began serving as the CEO. In 2018 he assumed the role of CEO of the CCI Research Foundation. He also serves as adjunct faculty at Nova Southeastern University in Ft Lauderdale Florida and Wilkes University in Pennsylvania. Dr Stobinski maintains an active research agenda centered on nursing workforce issues, certification and patient outcomes research.

    ABNS Board of Directors (through 30-June-2021):

    • President: Janie Schumaker, MBA, RN, CEN, CENP, CPHQ, FABC
    • President Elect: Terri Hinkley, EdD, MBA, BSN, RN, CAE
    • Secretary/Treasurer: James Stobinski, PhD, RN, CNOR®, CSSM (E)®
    • Member at Large: Sheryl Traficano, MBA, CAE
    • Public Member: Brian D. Vivona, EdD
    • Ex-Officio (ABSNC Rep): Marianne Horahan, MBA, MPH, BSN, RN, CPHQ, NEA-BC, CAE
    • Executive Staff:
      • Al Rundio, PhD, DNP, RN, APRN, NEA-BC, CARN-AP, FNAP, FIAAN, FAAN
      • Robert Ranieri, MBA

    ABNS is a not-for-profit, membership organization governed by an elected group of member representatives. We are focused on improving patient outcomes and consumer protection by promoting specialty nursing certification. ABNS member organizations represent almost 750,000 certified registered nurses worldwide in a variety of settings. We have a strong, unified voice. Becoming an ABNS member organization is the best way to connect with other nursing credentialing organizations and dialogue about the specific issues certified nurses and those seeking certification face.

    ABNS Fall Virtual Conference

    Schedule
    (subject to change)

    Gold Sponsor

     

    Pre-Recorded Sessions

     

    Pre-recorded sessions will be available later in September for you to view at your leisure. These session ARE approved for Nursing CEs. Links to each recorded session will be sent to each registration when they are available.

    Pre-Recorded Session Topics:

    • Online Proctoring
    • Virtual Job Analysis
    • APRN Nursing Discipline and Regulation
    • Social Media Tips and Tricks
    • Public Relations 101
    • Longitudinal Assessment Governance
       
    • Titles, Objectives and Presenter details will be available soon!
    Time
    (all times are eastern)

    Live Sessions - Friday, Oct 2

    11am - 12:30pm
    CE/CAE: 1.50

    Session 1. How we can better CARE for all those in our service - Our team; our boss; our families; ourselves; and especially our patients
    12:30pm - 12:45pm

    BREAK

    12:45pm - 1:45pm
    CE/CAE: 1.00
    Session 2. ABNS Assembly Meeting
    1:45pm - 2pm

    BREAK

    2pm - 3pm
    CE/CAE: 1.00
    Session 3. Member Submission Discussions
    • There is still time to submit your session topic highlighting the good work you have done in your organizations; focused on the topics outlined below. Please complete the presentation form and return to abns@nursingcertification.org on or before August 11, 2020.
    3pm ADJOURN

    Registration

    Download the registration form, or signup online. This virtual conference will be offered at a special rate of $400 per person and an extra incentive: buy 2 - get 1 free!

    • 1 attendee: $400
    • up to 3 attendees: $800
    • up to 6 attendees: $1,600
    • up to 9 attendees: $2,400
    • up to 12 attendees: $3,200

    Sponsorship

    Sponsorship options are available online, see the registration page or contact Robert Ranieri, ABNS Account Manager at 205-795-7127 or email abns@nursingcertification.org.

    Sandra Lee Schafer Research Grant

    The Sandra Lee Schafer ABNS Research Grant will award one applicant funding up to $5,000 to be applied toward furthering research which links specialty nursing certification and patient outcomes. Applications will be accepted until September 30, 2020.

    Eligibility and Application Instructions

     

     

     

    ABNS Awards

    ABNS sponsors two awards for the specialty nursing certification community.

    The ABNS Award for Nursing Certification Advocacy has been developed as a means to publicly recognize organizations/facilities/departments that advocate for or promote specialty nursing certification. We believe that such advocacy ultimately leads to quality patient care.

    The Janel Parker President’s Award is given biennially to recognize an individual or organization within the ABNS membership that has made significant contributions to specialty nursing certification and to the association.

    The deadline for both awards is January 15, follow the links above for criteria and submission information.

    ABNS Online Membership Meeting via Zoom

    Mark your calendars for Wednesday, September 10th at 10am CST for the next meeting via Zoom. The majority of this call will be spent discussing the ABSNC standards. The participation link will be sent in the coming days.

    Spotlight on Jim Henderson: 2019 ICE Lifetime Achievement Award Winner

    An Interview by Robert C. Shaw, Jr., PhD

    James (Jim) Henderson, PhD, senior vice president, senior psychometrician at Scantron, was honored with the Lifetime Achievement award during the 2019 ICE Exchange. The award recognizes longtime outstanding achievements in the credentialing industry. Jim may be going for an all-out sweep, having also received ICE awards for Leadership in 2001 and Service in 2012. Unknown to the author before taking this assignment was the fact that Jim helped to create the ICE Research & Development Committee and served as its chair for three years.

    Jim was interviewed by a member of the ICE Publications and Editorial Committee (PEC), Robert C. Shaw, Jr., PhD, who is the Vice President for Examinations for the National Board for Respiratory Care. This interview profiles Jim’s career in the credentialing industry in a question-and-answer format.

    View the full interview

    Member Highlights

    Do you have an update? Information that may be beneficial to your fellow members? If so, email us and let us know what you'd like to have posted here about you or your organization!

    • The Addiction Nursing Certification Board, ANCB, is celebrating 20 year anniversary of the Certified Addictions Registered Nurse-Advanced Practice (CARN-AP) credential.

    Follow ABNS on Facebook

    American Board of Nursing Specialties (ABNS)
    3416 Primm Lane
    Birmingham, AL 35216 USA
    P: 205-795-7127

    abns@nursingcertification.org
    www.nursingcertification.org

  • 4 Jun 2020 8:06 AM | Robert Ranieri (Administrator)
    See the full description at https://advancingexpertcare.org/HPCC-board.
  • 27 May 2020 11:25 AM | Robert Ranieri (Administrator)

    The deadline for the Sandra Lee Schafer Research Grant Application deadline has been extended to September 30, 2020.

    Applicants for the grant should demonstrate that the proposed research establishes a relationship between positive patient outcomes and care delivered by certified nurses. A member of the research team must represent an ABNS member organization. The primary investigator, however, need not be a representative of an ABNS organization. A maximum grant of $5,000 will be awarded.  

  • 13 May 2020 9:21 AM | Robert Ranieri (Administrator)

    May 2020 E-News

    ABNS Website Redesign

    We’ve redesigned our website with you in mind. The primary objectives of the new site efforts focused on providing our visitors an easier way to learn about ABNS, our service to the community, research initiatives and benefits of certification to the certified nurse and the public. The new design streamlined navigation and provides a responsive layout for all electronic platforms.

    Explore the site to learn more about our full spectrum of services!

      

    ABNS Membership Meeting on Zoom

    Archives of past meetings can be found on the ABNS website (login is required).

    ABNS will host a third membership meeting on Tuesday, May 26 at 11:30am central. Please submit the topics, challenges and questions you would like to cover during to the ABNS Executive Office, abns@nursingcertification.org on or before Monday, May 25. We will focus our time on the items presented.

    To join the call on Zoom:
    https://zoom.us/j/206012076

    Meeting ID: 206 012 076

    Or dial by your location
    +1 312 626 6799 US
    +1 646 876 9923 US
    +1 669 900 6833 US
    +1 253 215 8782 US
    +1 301 715 8592 US
    +1 346 248 7799 US
    +1 408 638 0968 US
    Meeting ID: 206 012 076
    Find your local number: https://zoom.us/u/a9kidbgiT

    ABNS Announces 2020 Nursing Certification Advocacy Award Winner

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (April 27, 2020) – The American Board of Nursing Specialties (ABNS), which represents 31 nursing certification boards and over 920,000 board certified LPNs, RNs and advanced practice nurses, today announced that its 2020 Nursing Certification Advocacy Award winner is The Valley Hospital in Ridgewood, New Jersey. This annual ABNS award recognizes employers who go above and beyond in their support of specialty nursing certification for their nursing teams.

    “It is very clear that The Valley Hospital is deeply committed to providing safe and reliable high-quality care to their patients and their community and sees specialty nursing certification as a major way to achieve their goals,” said ABNS President and Board of Certification for Emergency Nursing Executive Director Janie Schumaker, MBA, RN, CEN, CPHQ, CENP, FABC. “Valley’s nurse leaders serve as certification champions and role models for their respective specialties by being certified themselves and encouraging their staff to get board certified.”

    ABNS chose The Valley Hospital for its strong organization-wide commitment to nursing certification at all levels, which has led to a 100% certification rate within the nursing leadership. Magnet-accredited since 2003, Valley also has the most holistic certified nurses of any hospital in the nation.

    The many system-wide ways Valley demonstrates a commitment to improving their standard of care through nurse certification include:

    • Robust support for professional development in the areas of continuing education necessary for nurses to acquire and maintain the knowledge required for specialty certification.
    • Providing certified nurses with an annual bonus each Certified Nurses Day, which removes financial barriers for nurses to certify and recertify.
    • Celebrating nurses when they achieve professional milestones such as specialty certification through recognition coordinated by shared governance councils, which further encourages staff to get and stay certified.

    “The ABNS board of directors commends The Valley Hospital on their outstanding advocacy and support for certification,” said Schumaker. “Valley is a true role model and we are inspired by their support for specialty nursing certification.”

    About ABNS
    The American Board of Nursing Specialties (ABNS) is a not-for-profit membership organization governed by an elected group of member representatives. With a mission to promote the value of specialty nursing certification, ABNS also serves as a forum for nursing credentialing organizations to connect and dialogue about the specific issues that certified nurses and those seeking certification face.

    About The Valley Hospital
    The Valley Hospital, a 431-bed, acute care, not-for-profit hospital located in Ridgewood, New Jersey, is part of Valley Health System, which also includes Valley Home Care and Valley Medical Group. Valley is the recipient of numerous awards and recognitions, including the Gold Seals of Approval from The Joint Commission in 6 clinical areas. Valley is in alliance with the Cleveland Clinic Heart, Vascular and Thoracic Institute, and is an academic and clinical affiliate of the Mount Sinai Health System. Key services include cardiology, oncology, women’s and children’s services, emergency care, orthopedics and neurosciences.

    ABNS Announces 2020 Janel Parker President’s Award Winner

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (April 27, 2020) – The American Board of Nursing Specialties (ABNS), which represents 31 nursing certification boards and over 920,000 board certified LPNs, RNs and advanced practice nurses, today announced that its 2020 Janel Parker President’s Award winner is the National Board of Certification and Recertification for Nurse Anesthetists. This annual ABNS award recognizes an individual or organization within the ABNS membership that has made significant contributions to specialty nursing certification and to the association.

    “The NBCRNA is very deserving of the Janel Parker President’s Award, said ABNS President and Board of Certification for Emergency Nursing Executive Director Janie Schumaker, MBA, RN, CEN, CPHQ, CENP, FABC. The award nomination is quite impressive and demonstrates both industry leadership and deep commitment to specialty nursing certification and the patients who benefit from it.”

    Some highlights from NBCRNA’s award nomination that really stand out are their commitment to excellence in certification. Not only does NBCRNA adhere to the industry standards, they strive to surpass them and set best practices for others to emulate. NBCRNA is also a leader in the area of research in the specialty nursing certification industry by providing funding for research, hiring qualified individuals to carry out the work and publishing findings.

    NBCRNA is a visionary when it comes to volunteer leadership. NBCRNA staff at all levels serve on numerous boards and committees that define and implement certification and recertification practices, standards and regulations. NBCRNA staff represent the industry with strength at various conferences and industry meetings annually and assert a strong voice at these gatherings.

    The ABNS Board of Directors could not be more excited to present NBCRNA with this prestigious award. “We commend their work and are in awe of their contributions and commitment to the patient population served by their certificant holders and our industry”, Schumaker said.

    About ABNS
    The American Board of Nursing Specialties (ABNS) is a not-for-profit membership organization governed by an elected group of member representatives. With a mission to promote the value of specialty nursing certification, ABNS serves as a forum for nursing credentialing organizations to connect and dialogue about the specific issues that certified nurses and those seeking certification face.

    About the National Board of Certification and Recertification
    The National Board of Certification and Recertification for Nurse Anesthetists (NBCRNA) is the nation’s certifying body for the initial and continued certification of the nearly 54,000 Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs). Our primary responsibility is to guard the well-being of the public by seeking to ensure that those who secure the CRNA credential have the necessary knowledge and skills to practice safely and effectively. We accomplish our mission through the development and implementation of credentialing programs that support lifelong learning among nurse anesthetists. The NBCRNA’s CRNA credential program and its Nonsurgical Pain Management (NSPM-C) credential program are accredited by both the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA) and the Accreditation Board for Specialty Nursing Certification (ABSNC).


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    Sandra Lee Schafer Research Grant

    The Sandra Lee Schafer ABNS Research Grant will award one applicant funding up to $5,000 to be applied toward furthering research which links specialty nursing certification and patient outcomes. Applications will be accepted January 1 - June 1, 2020. Click here for eligibility requirements and application information.

    Shortened Clinical Experience due to COVID-19

    Apr 20, 2020
    Kathleen Russell

    NCSBN has worked the leaders of 10 nursing organizations have issued a policy brief that calls for academic-practice partnerships between health care facilities and prelicensure registered nursing (RN) and practical/vocational nursing (PN/VN) programs across the country during the COVID-19 crisis. https://www.ncsbn.org/14564.htm.

    Additionally, NCSBN created this resource "Changes in Education Requirements for Nursing Programs During COVID-19" because of the COVID-19 outbreak that is causing practice facilities to limit or refuse clinical experiences, just when we need more nurses in the pipeline, many nursing programs are struggling to find ways to meet students' clinical experiences. Here is a list of changes that some Nursing Regulatory Bodies (NRB) have implemented to facilitate completion of nursing education clinical experiences. https://www.ncsbn.org/Education-Requirement-Changes_COVID-19.pdf

    NCSBN's COVID-19 Information webpage holds news and resources http://www.ncsbn.org/covid-19.htm. You can also view NCSBN's Good Morning Members - Focus on COVID-19 here http://www.ncsbn.org/good-morning-members.htm or subscribe here http://www.ncsbn.org/Subscribe-GMM.htm.

    ------------------------------
    Kathleen Russell, krussell@ncsbn.org
    Senior Policy Advisor
    National Council of State Boards of Nursing
    Chicago

    Membership Renewal Notices

    Member renewal notices were emailed to all primary contacts earlier in May. Please contact the ABNS Executive Office if you require an invoice.

    Request for Member Milestones

    Please contact the ABNS Executive Office if you wish to report an organizational milestone, such recognition may include:

    • A special anniversary for a certification;
    • A special anniversary for years of membership with ABNS.

    Please send the notice by email, abns@nursingcertification.org. Recognition will be made at the Fall Conference Business Meeting.

    Member News and Highlights

    Follow ABNS on Facebook

    American Board of Nursing Specialties (ABNS)
    3416 Primm Lane
    Birmingham, AL 35216 USA
    P: 205-795-7127

    abns@nursingcertification.org
    www.nursingcertification.org

  • 27 Apr 2020 9:00 AM | Robert Ranieri (Administrator)

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (April 27, 2020) – The American Board of Nursing Specialties (ABNS), which represents 31 nursing certification boards and over 920,000 board certified LPNs, RNs and advanced practice nurses, today announced that its 2020 Nursing Certification Advocacy Award winner is The Valley Hospital in Ridgewood, New Jersey. This annual ABNS award recognizes employers who go above and beyond in their support of specialty nursing certification for their nursing teams.

    “It is very clear that The Valley Hospital is deeply committed to providing safe and reliable high-quality care to their patients and their community and sees specialty nursing certification as a major way to achieve their goals,” said ABNS President and Board of Certification for Emergency Nursing Executive Director Janie Schumaker, MBA, RN, CEN, CPHQ, CENP, FABC. “Valley’s nurse leaders serve as certification champions and role models for their respective specialties by being certified themselves and encouraging their staff to get board certified.”

    ABNS chose The Valley Hospital for its strong organization-wide commitment to nursing certification at all levels, which has led to a 100% certification rate within the nursing leadership. Magnet-accredited since 2003, Valley also has the most holistic certified nurses of any hospital in the nation.

    The many system-wide ways Valley demonstrates a commitment to improving their standard of care through nurse certification include:

    • Robust support for professional development in the areas of continuing education necessary for nurses to acquire and maintain the knowledge required for specialty certification.
    • Providing certified nurses with an annual bonus each Certified Nurses Day, which removes financial barriers for nurses to certify and recertify.
    • Celebrating nurses when they achieve professional milestones such as specialty certification through recognition coordinated by shared governance councils, which further encourages staff to get and stay certified.

    “The ABNS board of directors commends The Valley Hospital on their outstanding advocacy and support for certification,” said Schumaker. “Valley is a true role model and we are inspired by their support for specialty nursing certification.”

    About ABNS
    The American Board of Nursing Specialties (ABNS) is a not-for-profit membership organization governed by an elected group of member representatives. With a mission to promote the value of specialty nursing certification, ABNS also serves as a forum for nursing credentialing organizations to connect and dialogue about the specific issues that certified nurses and those seeking certification face.

    About The Valley Hospital
    The Valley Hospital, a 431-bed, acute care, not-for-profit hospital located in Ridgewood, New Jersey, is part of Valley Health System, which also includes Valley Home Care and Valley Medical Group. Valley is the recipient of numerous awards and recognitions, including the Gold Seals of Approval from The Joint Commission in 6 clinical areas. Valley is in alliance with the Cleveland Clinic Heart, Vascular and Thoracic Institute, and is an academic and clinical affiliate of the Mount Sinai Health System. Key services include cardiology, oncology, women’s and children’s services, emergency care, orthopedics and neurosciences.

  • 27 Apr 2020 8:50 AM | Robert Ranieri (Administrator)

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (April 27, 2020) – The American Board of Nursing Specialties (ABNS), which represents 31 nursing certification boards and over 920,000 board certified LPNs, RNs and advanced practice nurses, today announced that its 2020 Janel Parker President’s Award winner is the National Board of Certification and Recertification for Nurse Anesthetists. This annual ABNS award recognizes an individual or organization within the ABNS membership that has made significant contributions to specialty nursing certification and to the association.

    “The NBCRNA is very deserving of the Janel Parker President’s Award, said ABNS President and Board of Certification for Emergency Nursing Executive Director Janie Schumaker, MBA, RN, CEN, CPHQ, CENP, FABC. The award nomination is quite impressive and demonstrates both industry leadership and deep commitment to specialty nursing certification and the patients who benefit from it.”

    Some highlights from NBCRNA’s award nomination that really stand out are their commitment to excellence in certification. Not only does NBCRNA adhere to the industry standards, they strive to surpass them and set best practices for others to emulate. NBCRNA is also a leader in the area of research in the specialty nursing certification industry by providing funding for research, hiring qualified individuals to carry out the work and publishing findings.

    NBCRNA is a visionary when it comes to volunteer leadership. NBCRNA staff at all levels serve on numerous boards and committees that define and implement certification and recertification practices, standards and regulations. NBCRNA staff represent the industry with strength at various conferences and industry meetings annually and assert a strong voice at these gatherings.

    The ABNS Board of Directors could not be more excited to present NBCRNA with this prestigious award. “We commend their work and are in awe of their contributions and commitment to the patient population served by their certificant holders and our industry”, Schumaker said.

    About ABNS
    The American Board of Nursing Specialties (ABNS) is a not-for-profit membership organization governed by an elected group of member representatives. With a mission to promote the value of specialty nursing certification, ABNS serves as a forum for nursing credentialing organizations to connect and dialogue about the specific issues that certified nurses and those seeking certification face.

    About the National Board of Certification and Recertification
    The National Board of Certification and Recertification for Nurse Anesthetists (NBCRNA) is the nation’s certifying body for the initial and continued certification of the nearly 54,000 Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs). Our primary responsibility is to guard the well-being of the public by seeking to ensure that those who secure the CRNA credential have the necessary knowledge and skills to practice safely and effectively. We accomplish our mission through the development and implementation of credentialing programs that support lifelong learning among nurse anesthetists. The NBCRNA’s CRNA credential program and its Nonsurgical Pain Management (NSPM-C) credential program are accredited by both the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA) and the Accreditation Board for Specialty Nursing Certification (ABSNC).


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  • 4 Feb 2020 9:43 AM | Robert Ranieri (Administrator)

    February 2020 E-News

    Organizational Profile Survey Reminder

    Please be sure to complete the Organizational Survey before the February 14 deadline. Click here, or follow this link to complete the survey.

    Request for Member Milestones

    Please contact the ABNS Executive Office if you wish to report an organizational milestone, such recognition may include:

    • A special anniversary for a certification;
    • A special anniversary for years of membership with ABNS.
    Please send the notice by email, abns@nursingcertification.org. Recognition will be made at the Spring Conference Business Meeting.

    ABNS Spring Conference

    Sheraton Atlanta Hotel ~ March 5 - 7, 2020 ~ Atlanta, Georgia

    Sheraton Atlanta Hotel
    165 Courtland Street NE
    Atlanta, Georgia, 30303

    Reserve your guest room online

    Guest Reservations and Room Rates
    Contact the hotel at 404-659-6500, and mention the ABNS Spring Conference, or reserve your guest room online to receive the following group rates:

    • $139 per night Single/Double
    • Rates do not include applicable state and local taxes, currently 16.9%

    The group rate is available until central time on February 20 or when rooms sell out. All reservations must be guaranteed by a credit card. Reservation requests received after the cut-off date will be based on availability at the hotel’s prevailing rates.

    Schedule
    (subject to change)

    Time Thursday, March 5
    9am - 5pm Accreditation Board for Specialty Nursing Certification, Inc. Meeting (for elected Board members)
    Time Friday, March 6
    7:45am - 9am

    BREAKFAST
    Sponsored by:

    8am - 9am
    CE/CAE: 1.00
    Session 1. Overview and Update of ABSNC Accreditation Activities
    9am - 10am
    CE/CAE: 1.00
    Session 2. PVCT Analysis and Update
    10am - 10:30am

    BREAK
    Sponsored by:

    10:30am - 5pm
    CE/CAE: 4.50
    Session 3. The Latest and Greatest for Our Members!
    See session topics, presenters and objectives below. Each session will be 35 minutes including Q and A.
    10:30am – 11:05pm
    • Quality Improvement Initiatives by SeaCrest
    11:10am – 11:45pm
    • Best Practices for Recertifications by CCI
    11:45pm – 1:15pm

    LUNCH

    1:20pm – 1:55pm
    • Business Operations Initiatives by Hospice and Palliative Credentialing Center and Heuristics
    2pm – 2:35pm
    • Innovations by American Board of Perianesthia Nursing Certification, Inc.
    2:40pm – 3:15pm
    • Candidate Experience/Marketing by Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nursing Certification Board
    3:15pm – 3:45pm BREAK
    Sponsored by:
    3:45pm – 4:20pm
    • Innovations by AACN Certification Corporation and PSI Services
    4:25pm – 5:05pm
    • Business Operation Initiatives by Certemy
    5:30pm - 6:30pm WELCOME RECEPTION
    Sponsored by:

    Time Saturday, March 7
    7:30am - 8:30am

    BREAKFAST
    Sponsored by:

    8:30am - 9:30am
    CE/CAE: 1.00
    Session 4. ABNS Assembly Meeting
    10:30am - 10:45am

    BREAK
    Sponsored by:

    9:30am - 12noon
    CE/CAE: 2.00
    Session 5. Organizational Sharing, Standard 13 and Recertification Marketing and Strategies
    12noon

    ADJOURN

       

    Registration Rates

    Click here to register online or download a pdf.

    • Regular or Affiliate Member (first or second attendee): $450
    • Regular or Affiliate Member (additional attendee(s) after 2): $400
    • Auditor (individuals whose organizations are not ABNS members): $600

    Sponsorship Opportunities

    Select your sponsorship online. For additional information or for sponsorship opportunities not listed below, contact Robert Ranieri, ABNS Account Manager at 205-795-7127 or email abns@nursingcertification.org.

    • Friday Lunch: $4,200.00 (Exclusive)
      • Joint Lunch Sponsorship (x2): $2,200 per sponsor, contact ABNS for more information.

    Cancellation Policy
    Refunds due to cancellation will be processed as follows:

    • Through February 20: 90% of registration fees.
    • Beginning February 21: No refund due to cancellation.

    Sandra Lee Schafer Research Grant

    The Sandra Lee Schafer ABNS Research Grant will award one applicant funding up to $5,000 to be applied toward furthering research which links specialty nursing certification and patient outcomes. Applications will be accepted January 1 - June 1, 2020. Click here for eligibility requirements and application information.

    Board Nominations - Your Help is Needed!

    There are 2 very important positions within the ABNS leadership that must be filled immediately. The American Board of Nursing Specialties is seeking nominations for the positions noted below. The vote will take place at the upcoming ABNS Spring Conference in Atlanta, Georgia, see announcement below or http://www.nursingcertification.org/spring2020. Successful candidates will begin their terms in July 2020.

    • Secretary/Treasurer: 1 position serving a 3-year term

    • Nominating Committee: 2 positions serving a 1 and a 2-year term

    Eligibility

    1. To be eligible for an elected position on the Board of Directors, an individual must be a Regular Member representative to ABNS at the time of election and continue to serve their full terms of office with ABNS even though they may no longer be the designated representative of their Regular Member organizations.
    2. Members of the Board of Directors may not continue to serve as Regular Member representatives of their organizations. The Regular Member organization previously represented by the Board member must name a new representative to the Assembly.
    3. All candidates for positions on the Board of Directors shall have attended at least one ABNS Assembly meeting within the 2 year period prior to election.
    4. Each Regular Member organization may have no more than one representative serving on the Board of Directors at the same time and shall serve more than two consecutive terms in the position.

    Procedure

    1. Self nominations are encouraged. Submit your nomination by completing this form and returning it to the ABNS Executive Office, abns@nursingcertification.org, on or before December 21, 2020.
    2. Nominees will be notified by the Nominations and Election Committee and will give their permission to be placed on the slate.
    3. The Nominations and Election Committee will verify the eligibility of candidates prior to preparing the final slate.

    Duties of the Secretary/Treasurer

    1. The Secretary/Treasurer shall: Ensure that records of meetings of the ABNS Assembly and the Board of Directors are maintained.
    2. Provide oversight of investment policy 6.1 and for distribution of: meeting minutes to member representatives within 30 days of approval.
    3. Ensure that all monies and fiscal records are maintained.
    4. Provide oversight for the fiscal affairs of ABNS, including receipt and disbursement of funds.
    5. Ensure that audits/reviews are performed, and that relevant tax and other reports are filed.
    6. Ensure that a Directors and Officers liability insurance policy is maintained.
    7. Sign checks payable to the CEO, sign checks in the absence of the CEO, and countersign checks over the designated limit.
    8. Provide reports and interpretations of the financial condition of ABNS to the Board of Directors and Assembly.
    9. Serve as Chair of the Finance Committee.
    10. Develop and recommend an annual operating budget to the Board of Directors, in collaboration with the CEO and Finance Committee.
    11. Perform other duties applicable to the office and as assigned by the President.

    Duties of the Nominating Committee

    1. To prepare the election slate with qualified candidates and to conduct elections during meetings.

    ABNS Announces Fall 2020 Conference

    2020 Fall Conference
    October 1 - 3, 2020
    DoubleTree O'Hare
    5460 North River Road
    Rosemont, IL

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    American Board of Nursing Specialties (ABNS)
    3416 Primm Lane
    Birmingham, AL 35216 USA
    P: 205-795-7127

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  • 14 Jan 2020 11:43 AM | Robert Ranieri (Administrator)

    Please follow the link below to complete the ABNS Member Organizational Profile Survey. The survey results will be discussed at the upcoming Spring Conference, March 5-7 at the Sheraton Atlanta Hotel in Atlanta, Georgia. If possible, the survey should contain your data from your most recently completed fiscal year, or the 2019 calendar year.

    For reference, the 2018 profile/survey results were presented at the March 2019 conference and can be seen at the archive page, www.nursingcertification.org/spring2019, or downloaded in the following formats:

    Please limit your responses to one per organization. Please contact the ABNS Executive Office if you require assistance in completing the survey.

    Click Here to Begin the Survey

    Please complete the survey on or before February 14.

    American Board of Nursing Specialties (ABNS)
    3416 Primm Lane
    Birmingham, AL 35216 USA

    P: 205-795-7127
    abns@nursingcertification.org

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