ABNS – American Board of Nursing Specialties

ABNS Fall 2019 Conference

DoubleTree Hotel at O'Hare  ~  October 3 - 5, 2019  ~  Chicago, Illinois

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Registration

Download the registration form, or signup online.

  • 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, or signup 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

  • Welcome Reception: $4,200

Registration and Method of Payment
Payment must be made by check, click here to download the registration form, or signup online.. 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

Doubletree Hotel O'Hare

Guest Reservations and Room Rates
Book your room online, or contact the hotel at 847-292-9100 and mention the ABNS Fall Conference to receive the following group rates:

  • $145 per night Single/Double

Rates do not include applicable state and local taxes, currently 14%. The group rate is available until 5pm central time on Friday, September 13, 2019 or when rooms sell out. All reservations must be guaranteed by a credit card.

Shuttle
Enjoy complimentary shuttle service to the airport 24-hours a day. Contact the Doubletree hotel for more information.

Parking
Self parking: $29.00 (in/out privileges)
Valet: $35.00 (Visitor Valet $25)

Pets
Service animals allowed: Yes
Pets allowed: Yes
Deposit: $25.00 (Non-Refundable)
Maximum Weight: 50 lbs
Other Pet Services: $100 deposit/ $75 refundable at check out

Airport
Chicago O'Hare Airport

Schedule

(subject to change)

Event Sponsor:

Time Thursday, October 3 Room
9am - 5pm Accreditation Board for Specialty Nursing Certification, Inc. Meeting (for elected Board members)  
Time Friday, October 4 Room
7:45am - 9am

FULL BREAKFAST

Sponsored by:

 
8am - 10am
CE/CAE: 2.00
Session 1. Credentialing Software Management
  • John C. Preston, DNSc, CRNA, FNAP; Chief Credentialing Officer, NBCRNA
  • Terri Hinkley, EdD, MBA, BSN, RN; CEO, Medical-Surgical Nursing Certification Board; President-Elect, ABNS
  • Naomi Savino; Manager of Business Operations, BCEN

Objectives:

  1. Discuss circumstances that require an organization to move to a formalized credentialing system.
  2. Discuss they information you included in an RFP. Discuss types of functionality and applications.
  3. Review and discuss implementation strategies.
  4. Discuss the financial implications of moving to a credential management platform.
  5. Review develop strategies based on positive/negative outcomes from panelist experiences.
 
10am - 10:30am

BREAK

Sponsored by:

 
10:30am - 11:15am
CE/CAE: 0.75
Session 2. ABNS Assembly Meeting
  • Janie Schumaker, MBA, RN, CEN, CENP, CPHQ, FABC; President, ABNS
  • Terri Hinkley, EdD, MBA, BSN, RN; CEO, Medical-Surgical Nursing Certification Board; President-Elect, ABNS

Objectives:

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

Agenda:

  • Call to Order
  • Review/Approval of Agenda
  • Appointment of Parliamentarian (1)
  • Approval of Consent Agenda:
    • Prior assembly meeting minutes
    • ABNS organizational report & statement of financial position
  • Announcements:
    • Sponsorships
    • Contact and CAE Hours
    • ABNS Board of Directors/Staff
    • 1st Time Participants
    • Speakers
  • Review of the ABNS Membership Survey
  • Review of the Member Certification Survey
  • Committee/Liaison Reports and Updates:
    • Awards Committee
    • Nominating Committee
    • Research Committee
  • Celebrating Milestones and Anniversaries of ABNS Member Organizations
  • Unfinished Business
  • New Business
  • Adjourn
 
11:15am - 12noon
CE/CAE: 0.75

Session 3. Accreditation Overview by ABSNC

  • Marianne Horahan, MBA, MPH, BSN, RN, CPHQ, NEA-BC; President, Accreditation Board for Specialty Nursing Certification

Objectives:

  1. Review and update of ABSNC accreditation activities.
  2. Review standards updates and changes.
 
12noon - 1:30pm LUNCH

Sponsored by:

 
1:30pm - 3pm
CE/CAE: 1.50
Session 4. Perceived Value of Certification
  • James Henderson, PhD, Senior Vice President, Psychometrics; Scantron
 
3pm - 3:30pm

BREAK

Sponsored by:

 
3:30pm - 5pm
CE/CAE: 1.50

Session 5. Organizational Sharing - Discuss 1 Challenge and 1 Accomplishment over the past 8-12 months

  • Janie Schumaker, MBA, RN, CEN, CENP, CPHQ, FABC; President, ABNS
  • Terri Hinkley, EdD, MBA, BSN, RN; CEO, Medical-Surgical Nursing Certification Board; 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.
 
5pm

RECESS

 
5:30pm - 6:30pm

WELCOME RECEPTION

 
Time Saturday, October 5 Room
7:30am - 8:30am

FULL BREAKFAST

Sponsored by:

 
8:30am

RECONVENE

 
8:30am - 10am
CE/CAE: 1.50
Session 6. Comparability or Equivalency: The Parallels between Remote Proctoring and Test Centre Exam Delivery through Data and Lessons Learned
  • Isabelle Gonthier, PhD; President & COO, Yardstick Assessment Strategies
  • Michelle Porter, CAE; Director – Assessment Center, International Code Council

Objectives:

  1. Review key considerations related to remote proctoring compared to test center exam delivery as it relates to security, standardization, validity of results, and candidates’ satisfaction.
  2. Identify key elements leading to a successful implementation of remote proctoring.
  3. Identify lessons learned in implementing remote proctoring and marketing and communicating to candidates.

 
10am - 10:30am

BREAK

Sponsored by:

 
10:30am - 12noon
CE/CAE: 1.50
Session 7. Remote Proctoring Panel
  • Isabelle Gonthier, PhD; President & COO, Yardstick Assessment Strategies
  • Michelle Porter, CAE; Director - Assessment Center, International Code Council
  • Rory McCorkle, PhD, MBA, CAE, PMP, SPHR, NPDP; Senior Vice President of Certification & Education Services; PSI Services
  • Bob Blackwood, Business Development Manager; Pearson VUE
  • Marianne Horahan, MBA, MPH, BSN, RN, CPHQ, NEA-BC; President, Accreditation Board for Specialty Nursing Certification

Objectives:

  1. Understand the fundamentals of remote proctoring exam delivery, with the associated candidate experience, communication, security, and accreditation factors.
  2. Provide the opportunity for attendees to ask any questions you have regarding remote proctoring.
 
12noon

ADJOURN

 

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.

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