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August 2018 E-News

20 Aug 2018 10:29 AM | Robert Ranieri (Administrator)

August 2018 E-News

Call for Member Milestones

Please be sure to 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.

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.


Event Sponsor


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

Sponsored by:

8am - 9am
CE/CAE: 1.00
Accreditation Overview and Q & A by ABSNC Board of Directors  
9am - 10am
CE/CAE: 1.00
ABNS Assembly Meeting
10am - 10:30am


10:30am - 12noon
CE/CAE: 1.50
Remote Proctoring: Innovative Technology in Preparation for Certification of Future Leaders  
12noon - 1:30pm LUNCH
Sponsored by:

1:30pm - 3pm
CE/CAE: 1.50
Legislative Discussion: Professional Certification Coalition  
3pm - 3:30pm

Sponsored by:

3:30pm -5pm
CE/CAE: 1.50
Organizational Sharing  


5:30pm - 6:30pm

Sponsored by:

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




8:30am - 12noon
CE/CAE: 3.00
Presentation, Panel and Workgroups on Millennials in the Workforce  
10am - 10:30am






Sheraton O'Hare Hotel
6501 Mannheim Road
Rosemont, Illinois

Complimentary Parking in adjacent parking garage - hotel parking $20/night

Guest Reservations and Room Rates
Contact the hotel at 847-699-6300 and mention the ABNS Fall Conference to receive the following group rates:

  • $149 per night Single/Double
  • $164 per night Triple, $179 per night Quad
  • Rates do not include applicable state and local taxes, currently 14%

The group rate is available until 5pm central time on Wednesday, September 12, 2018 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.

Chicago O'Hare Airport

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 (Saturday): $3,000

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.

2018 International Summit on Continuing Competence

Tuesday, November 6; 8:15 am - 5:00 pm; The Renaissance Austin Hotel; 9721 Arboretum Boulevard; Austin, TX 78759

The Right to Safe Care Coalition (RTSCC) is co-sponsoring a preconference with the Citizen Advocacy Center (CAC) titled the “International Summit on Continuing Competence” at the November 2018 Institute of Credentialing Excellence (ICE) conference.

At this Summit, noted researchers and industry leaders will present research and literature supporting various approaches to the assessment and demonstration of continuing competence and will review novel approaches to recertification/revalidation being undertaken both in the US and abroad. Attendees will receive access to summary Proceedings from the Summit.

Further information can be found here: http://www.ice-exchange.org/p/cm/ld/fid=599/.

Let Us Know

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


ABNS – American Board of Nursing Specialties

Regarding Verification of Credentials

ABNS does not verify certification credentials of individual certified nurses. To verify a credential, contact the certifying agency that granted the credential. ABNS does not administer certification programs.

This website contains information specific to specialty nursing certification and is not intended or designed to give medical or nursing advice.

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