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ABNS May 2018 E-News

16 May 2018 11:59 AM | Robert Ranieri (Administrator)

May 2018 E-News

Update on Louisiana House Bill 748

Several organizations expressed their discontent over Louisiana House Bill 748 which essentially banned use of the term “certification” as issued from professional credentialing bodies. ABNS is pleased to report that the bill has since been amended to remove such language. A pfd version of the amendments can be found here.

ABNS Call for Committee Volunteers

Positions are available for various ABNS committees, including:

  1. Bylaws, Policy and Procedure Committee. The purpose of the committee is to maintain the currency of the ABNS Bylaws, and policies and procedures.
  2. Finance Committee. The purpose of the committee is to provide oversight of all financial matters of ABNS and ensure the financial stability of the organization.
  3. Awards and Recognition Committee (ARC). ARC exists to recognize individuals and/or organizations internal and external to the organization.
  4. Legislative Affairs Committee. This committee has been proposed by ABSNC as a joint ABSNC/ABNS committee to monitor state and federal legislative issues that affect certification. More information will be provided as it becomes available.

Please email the ABNS Executive Office, abns@nursingcertification.org for more information or to volunteer to serve on one of the committees mentioned above. Volunteers will take their positions on July 1.

ABNS Fall 2018 Conference

Sheraton O'Hare Hotel  ~  October 4-6, 2018 ~  Chicago, Illinois

Visit the conference pages at http://www.nursingcertification.org/fall2018 and make plans to attend.

Guest rooms are booking fast, the group rate is available unit September 12 or when rooms sell out, visit
http://www.nursingcertification.org/fall2018 to book your room and register.

ABNS Fall 2018 Conference Schedule

(subject to change)

Time Thursday, October 4
9am - 5pm Accreditation Board for Specialty Nursing Certification, Inc. Meeting (for elected Board members)
Time Friday, October 5
7:45am - 9am


8am - 9am
Accreditation Overview and Q & A by ABSNC Board of Directors  
9am - 10:30am
ABNS Assembly Meeting
10:30am - 12noon Morning Sessions  
12noon - 1:30pm LUNCH  
3:30pm -5pm Afternoon Sessions  


5:30pm - 6:30pm


Time Saturday, October 6
7:30am - 8:30am


8:30am - 12noon
Morning Sessions  
12noon ADJOURN  

Registration Rates - download the registration form

  • 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 - download the registration form
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

  • Afternoon Break (Friday): $2,000
  • Morning Break (Saturday): $2,000
  • Breakfast (Friday or Saturday): $3,000
  • Lunch (Friday): $4,200
  • Opening Reception: $4,200

Registration and Method of Payment
Payment must be made by check, click here to download the registration form. Make check payable to ABNS, 3416 Primm Lane, Birmingham, AL 35216.

Cancellation Policy
Refunds due to cancellation will be processed as follows:
  • Through September 12: 90% of registration fees.
  • Beginning September 13: No refund due to cancellation.

Let Us Know

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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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