ABNS – American Board of Nursing Specialties

ABNS Fall 2018 Conference

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

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Schedule

(subject to change)

Event Sponsor

 

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

FULL BREAKFAST
Sponsored by:


Sheraton Grand

8am - 9am
CE/CAE: 1.00
Accreditation Overview and Q & A by ABSNC Board of Directors
  • James Stobinski, PhD, RN, CNOR®, CSSM (E)®
    President, ABSNC
     
  • Kurt Taube, PhD
    ABSNC Lead Psychometrician
     
  • Sally A. Irvin, JD, MEd, MA
    ABSNC Standards Committee Chair

Objectives:

  1. Overview and update of ABSNC accreditation activities.
  2. Review standards updates and changes.
Sheraton Grand
9am - 10am
CE/CAE: 1.00
ABNS Assembly Meeting

Presentation Handouts:

  1. Slide Show

  2. Prior assembly meeting minutes (March 2, 2018)

  3. ABNS organizational report & statement of financial position

  • C. Lynne Grief, PhD, RN, CEN, TCRN
    President, ABNS

Objectives:

  • To describe key initiatives that ABNS is exploring.
  • To discuss open elected positions in the organization.

Agenda

  • Call to Order
  • Review/Approval of Agenda
  • Appointment of Parliamentarian (1)
  • Approval of Consent Agenda:
  • Announcements:
    • Sponsorships
    • Contact and CAE Hours
    • ABNS Board of Directors/Staff
    • 1st Time Participants
    • Speakers
  • Committee/Liaison Reports and Updates:
    • Awards and Recognition Committee (Seeking Volunteer to Chair this Committee)
    • Research Committee (Al Rundio)
    • Nominations and Elections (Diane Knoblauch)
  • Celebrating Milestones and Anniversaries of ABNS Member Organizations
  • Unfinished Business
  • New Business
Sheraton Grand
10am - 10:30am

BREAK
Sponsored by:

Sheraton Grand
10:30am - 12noon
CE/CAE: 1.50
Remote Proctoring: Innovative Technology in Preparation for Certification of Future Leaders

Presentation Handouts:

  1. Session Audio File

  • Dana C. Kemery Ed.D, RN, CNE, CEN, CPEN
    Online Learning Council Fellow
    Assistant Clinical Professor
    College of Nursing and Health Professions
     
  • Al Rundio, PhD, DNP, RN, APRN-BC, NEA-BC, FNAP, FIAAN, FAAN
    Clinical Professor of Nursing
    Associate Dean for Academic Nursing
    Chief Nurse Administrator
    Drexel University

Objectives:

  1. Determine technology needs for learner preparation for certification.
  2. Describe innovative technologies suited for program and pedagogical needs.
Sheraton Grand
12noon - 1:30pm LUNCH
Sponsored by:

Myrick’s Atrium IV
1:30pm - 3pm
CE/CAE: 1.50
Legislative Discussion: Professional Certification Coalition

Presentation Handout:

  1. Slide Show

  • Denise Roosendaal, CAE
    Executive Director
    Institute for Credentialing Excellence (ICE)
     
  • Craig J. Saperstein, JD
    Pillsbury Law

Objectives:

  1. Identify and discuss how the Professional Certification Coalition will improve patient outcomes and enhance the care that nurses provide to their patients.
  2. Discuss how the Professional Certification Coalition may lead to an increase in the number of certified nurses.
Sheraton Grand
3pm - 3:30pm

BREAK
Sponsored by:

Sheraton Grand
3:30pm -5pm
CE/CAE: 1.50
Organizational Sharing
  • C. Lynne Grief, PhD, RN, CEN, TCRN
    President, ABNS
  • Shannon G. Stone, DNP, RN, CCRN-K, SCRN, CNML, NEA-BC
    President-Elect, ABNS

Objectives:

  1. To describe innovative models of certification.
  2. To discuss different models of organizational collaboration.
  3. To discuss how nursing workforce demands may affect certification.

Topic: The Value of Certification: Revisiting the Convening Priorities and Objectives

  1. Improves recruitment and retention/employment and job prospects.
  2. Recognized as validation of knowledge in the specialty.
  3. Improves culture, improves job satisfaction, empowerment, and confidence.
  4. Advances safety, improves processes of care and quality of care.

Each organization in attendance should be prepared to discuss the steps they have taken on at least one of the priorities above. View the Executive Summary (pdf).

Sheraton Grand
5pm

RECESS

 
5:30pm - 6:30pm

WELCOME RECEPTION
Sponsored by:

Myrick’s Atrium IV
Time Saturday, October 6
Room
7:30am - 8:30am

CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST

Sheraton Grand
8:30am

RECONVENE

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

Presentation Handout:

  1. Slide Show

  • Paul Thomas Clements, PhD, RN, CGS, DF-IAFN
    Clinical Professor of Nursing
    Coordinator, Forensic Trends in Health Care Certificate Program
    Drexel University

Objectives:

  1. To define a "generation" and the associated dynamics.
  2. To examine the impact of 6 generations of nurses working side by side for the first time in history.
  3. Determine how generational differences have become another form of diversity adding complexity to the nursing workforce.

Panelists:

  • Katherine Hurley & Jenna Kessler
    Undergraduate Nursing Students
  • Paul Thomas Clements, PhD, RN, CGS, DF-IAFN
    Clinical Professor of Nursing
    Coordinator, Forensic Trends in Health Care Certificate Program
    Drexel University
     
  • Deanna Schaffer, PhD, RN, ACNS,-BC
    Assistant Clinical Professor of Nursing
    Chair, BSN Co-Op, ACE & NACT Programs
    Drexel University
     
  • Al Rundio, PhD, DNP, RN, APRN-BC, NEA-BC, FNAP, FIAAN, FAAN
    Clinical Professor of Nursing
    Associate Dean for Academic Nursing
    Chief Nurse Administrator
    Drexel University

Panel Objectives:

1. Explore the Millennial generation from the student’s perspective 2. Discuss how generations impact certification

Sheraton Grand
10am - 10:30am

BREAK

Sheraton Grand
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

  • Breakfast (Saturday): $3,000
  • Morning Break (Saturday): $2,000

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.

Venue

Sheraton O'Hare Hotel
6501 Mannheim Road
Rosemont, Illinois

Parking
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.

Airport
Chicago O'Hare Airport

Please Note

Regarding Verification of Credentials
ABNS and ABSNC do not verify certification credentials of individual certified nurses. To verify a credential, contact the certifying agency that granted the credential. ABNS and ABSNC do 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.

Contact Us

ABNS
3416 Primm Lane
Birmingham, AL 35216 USA
Phone:
205-795-7127
Fax: 205-823-2760
Email

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