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  • 22 Sep 2021 8:21 AM | Robert Ranieri (Administrator)

    ABPANC Seeks Director of Certification Services

    The American Board of Perianesthesia Nursing Certification (ABPANC) is seeking a leader to fill its Director of Certification Services position. The ABPANC Director oversees ABPANC’s certification programs and activities from a remote office location. To see the position description or to apply, please email ABPANC CEO Krista Bower, MPA, CAE at kbower@cpancapa.org

  • 12 May 2021 1:19 PM | Robert Ranieri (Administrator)

    May 2021 E-News

    ABNS Call for Committee Service

    Enrich your ABNS membership experience by serving on a Committee! Share your experience and expertise, gain knowledge, and enlarge your network - all while being part of ABNS' work to continue moving our field forward! ABNS is issuing a call for members to serve on, or chair, the following Committees:

    • Awards and Recognition Committee: Administering the ABNS Awards Program that recognizes individuals and/or organizations internal and external to the organization.

    • Program (Conference) Committee: Conduct educational needs assessments and povide feedback and suggestions for program planning.

    • Research Committee: Develop and carry out research plans and research initiatives.

    • Bylaws, Policy and Procedure Committee: Review and recommend changes to the ABNS Bylaws and policies and procedures manual.

    • Finance Committee: Review and make recommendations regarding the annual budget.

    Check your email for the link to sign up or contact the ABNS Executive Office.

    ABNS Fall Conference, It's Live!

    We are very pleased to announce that the ABNS Fall Conference will be held LIVE at the DoubleTree O'Hare Hotel, in Chicago this October 7-9!

    Registration
    Registration will open soon, and all members are welcome to take advantage of the special registration rate Buy 2 Get 1 Free!

    Unable to Attend in Person?
    Not to worry, ABNS has you covered! This conference will be available to those wishing to attend virtually, just sign up when registration is on and let us know how you're planning to attend, virtual or in-person and we'll handle the rest. Both virtual and live attendees will be eligible to receive CE for the conference. More information is coming soon, check the conference site for more information! 

    ABNS Membership Townhall on Zoom

    The next ABNS Membership Townhall will be on Friday, May 21 at 11am Eastern. Check your email for the link and access instructions.

    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, or login to your account at the website to review the invoice and submit payment online. For members with multiple contacts, the invoices were only sent to the Primary Contact, and online payment may only be made by the primary contact. If you require assistance submitting your payment, please contact us.

    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

    • Nurse Anesthesia Certification Board Names New Chief Executive Officer
      The National Board of Certification and Recertification for Nurse Anesthetists (NBCRNA) announces today that John Preston, DNSc, CRNA, FNAP, APRN, will become its new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) effective April 15, 2021. The current CEO, Karen Plaus, PhD, CRNA, FAAN, CAE, is retiring after a planned leadership transition.
      View the press release (pdf).

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  • 2 Mar 2021 12:21 PM | Robert Ranieri (Administrator)

    In advance of Certified Nurses Day (March 19), the American Board of Nursing Specialties (ABNS) today announced the results of its first major survey of U.S.-based nursing specialty certification boards. The purpose of the 2020 ABNS Nursing Specialty Certification Board Survey was to describe the scope of nursing specialty credentials available to registered nurses (RNs) and advanced practice RNs (APRNs).

  • 23 Feb 2021 7:39 AM | Robert Ranieri (Administrator)

    AANN Webinar: Certification of the Neuroscience Nurse: Process, Benefits & Impact
    March 9, 2021 from 12-1pm CT
    Free Certification Webinar! Link: https://apps.aann.org/store/product-details?productId=516370322

    The American Board of Neuroscience Nursing (ABNN) is an independent, not-for-profit corporation established under the AANN to design, implement, and evaluate neuroscience certifications for professional nurses within the field. This webinar, presented by Marianne Beare Vyas, PhD RN ANP-BC, will describe the benefits to nurses, patients, and administrators of having every neuroscience patient cared for by a certified nurse. We will describe the CNRN and SCRN certifications, the process for application, testing and obtaining certification. This webinar will also describe how tests are created, stay current, and the role of the ABNN. Through this webinar, hospitals and leadership will be able to identify benefits to certification as well as ways to recognize and promote certification at their facility. Register for the live webinar here. The recording for this webinar will be available for free after the live webinar.

  • 16 Feb 2021 2:48 PM | Robert Ranieri (Administrator)


    The American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certification Board (AANPCB) is seeking an exemplary leader to fill its Director of Certification position. The AANPCB Director oversees the certification staff, programs, and activities at the Certification Board office located in Austin, TX. To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to Careers@aanpcert.org.

    For more information about AANPCB, visit our website at www.aanpcert.org.


     

     
  • 12 Feb 2021 10:51 AM | Robert Ranieri (Administrator)
    Learn More

    The Association for Leadership Science in Nursing (ALSN) has identified the need to develop guidelines/criteria to guide the development, implementation, evaluation and review or accreditation of Nursing Leadership Graduate Specialty programs in the U.S. In using the guidelines/criteria to evaluate Nursing Leadership Specialty Master's, Practice Doctorate, and Post-Graduate Certificate Educational Programs, they will serve as an adjunct to existing national accreditation standards. It is also expected that these guidelines/criteria may be used to guide the development of new Nursing Leadership Graduate Specialty programs and to conduct self-evaluation of new and existing programs. 

    This webinar will be held on March 16 at 4pm Eastern.

  • 28 Jan 2021 11:18 AM | Robert Ranieri (Administrator)

    Free CE Opportunity, Hosted by PNCB

    The Effects of Racism on Child and Adolescent Health

    The effects of racism on pediatric health can last a lifetime. How can nursing professionals prevent or minimize its devastating effects on child and adolescent physical and mental wellbeing? Now more than ever, caring inclusively and for the whole patient is critically important so that all children and adolescents receive optimal, accessible, and equitable care. Use this free CE module to deepen your understanding of racism’s effects, strengthen the care you provide, and connect families and colleagues with resources to make a difference. 1.5 contact hours.

  • 28 Jan 2021 9:01 AM | Robert Ranieri (Administrator)

    ABNS Call for Board Nominations

    Download the pdf nomination form.

    The American Board of Nursing Specialties is seeking nominations for the positions noted below. The vote will take place at the upcoming ABNS 2021 Spring Virtual Conference on March 5, see http://www.nursingcertification.org/conference for more information. Successful candidates will begin their terms in July 2021.

    • President-Elect: Serves consecutive terms:
      1. 2 years as President-Elect (beginning July 2021);
      2. 2 years as President;
      3. (optional) 2 years as Past-President
    • Nominations are due on or before February 19, 2021.

    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. Candidates for the office of President-Elect must be Registered Nurses.
    4. 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.
    5. Each Regular Member organization may have no more than one representative serving on the Board of Directors at the same time.

    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 February 19, 2021.
    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 President-Elect, President, and Past President

    The President-Elect shall:

    1. Assume duties of the President in the President’s absence or at the discretion of the President.
    2. Assume the office of the President in the event that the office is vacated.
    3. Provide oversight for the maintenance of the Bylaws, Policies and Procedures of ABNS.
    4. Serve as Chairperson of the Bylaws, and Policy and Procedure Committees.
    5. Perform other duties applicable to the office as assigned by the President.

    The President shall:

    1. Serve as the chief elected officer of ABNS.
    2. Serve as ex-officio, non-voting member of ABSNC.
    3. Serve, along with the CEO, as official representative and spokesperson of ABNS in matters of ABNS policy and positions.
    4. Preside at all meetings of the Board of Directors and Assembly.
    5. Appoint tellers, as deemed necessary, to serve for elections.
    6. Appoint a parliamentarian as deemed necessary to the conduct of meetings.
    7. Provide ABNS members with an annual report of the activities, decisions, and actions of the Board of Directors.
    8. Appoint representatives to all committees except the Nominations and Election Committee.
    9. Establish ad hoc committees as deemed beneficial to the ABNS.
    10. Perform other duties as applicable to the office as prescribed by the parliamentary authority adopted by ABNS.

    The Past President shall:

    1. Provide a historical perspective and serve an advise and consent roll on the board of directors.
    2. Serve as a member of the Nominating Committee.
  • 14 Jan 2021 10:33 AM | Robert Ranieri (Administrator)

    January 2021 E-News

     

    Call for Board Nominations

    Download the pdf nomination form.

    The American Board of Nursing Specialties is seeking nominations for the positions noted below. The vote will take place at the upcoming ABNS 2021 Spring Virtual Conference on March 5, see http://www.nursingcertification.org/conference for more information. Successful candidates will begin their terms in July 2021.

    • President-Elect: Serves consecutive terms:
      1. 2 years as President-Elect (beginning July 2021);
      2. 2 years as President;
      3. (optional) 2 years as Past-President
    • Nominations are due on or before February 19.

    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. Candidates for the office of President-Elect must be Registered Nurses.
    4. 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.
    5. Each Regular Member organization may have no more than one representative serving on the Board of Directors at the same time.

    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 February 19, 2021.
    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 President-Elect, President, and Past President

    The President-Elect shall:

    1. Assume duties of the President in the President’s absence or at the discretion of the President.
    2. Assume the office of the President in the event that the office is vacated.
    3. Provide oversight for the maintenance of the Bylaws, Policies and Procedures of ABNS.
    4. Serve as Chairperson of the Bylaws, and Policy and Procedure Committees.
    5. Perform other duties applicable to the office as assigned by the President.

    The President shall:

    1. Serve as the chief elected officer of ABNS.
    2. Serve as ex-officio, non-voting member of ABSNC.
    3. Serve, along with the CEO, as official representative and spokesperson of ABNS in matters of ABNS policy and positions.
    4. Preside at all meetings of the Board of Directors and Assembly.
    5. Appoint tellers, as deemed necessary, to serve for elections.
    6. Appoint a parliamentarian as deemed necessary to the conduct of meetings.
    7. Provide ABNS members with an annual report of the activities, decisions, and actions of the Board of Directors.
    8. Appoint representatives to all committees except the Nominations and Election Committee.
    9. Establish ad hoc committees as deemed beneficial to the ABNS.
    10. Perform other duties as applicable to the office as prescribed by the parliamentary authority adopted by ABNS.

    The Past President shall:

    1. Provide a historical perspective and serve an advise and consent roll on the board of directors.
    2. Serve as a member of the Nominating Committee.

    ABNS Member Certification Survey

    Please follow the link below to complete the ABNS Member Organizational Profile Survey for 2020. The survey results will be discussed at the upcoming Spring Conference, March 5. If possible, the survey should contain your data from your most recently completed fiscal year, or the 2020 calendar year.

    Please complete the survey before the February 15 deadline

    Complete the Survey

    ABNS Membership Meeting

    ABNS will host a membership gathering on Thursday, January 28 at 11am Eastern. 

    Check your email for the call instructions.

    ABNS Spring 2021 Virtual Conference

    Call for Presentations

    ABNS is requesting presentations for our 2021 Spring Virtual Conference (March 5).

    We are requesting 30 - 45 minute "power sessions" highlighting the good work you have done in your organizations, focused on the topics outlined below. Some sessions may be pre-recorded for on-demand viewing throughout March.

    How to Submit

    All presentation requests should be submitted online on or before the January 29 deadline. You will need the following information before you can submit:

    1. Topic Area:
      • Crisis Management – lessons learned from the Covid Pandemic
      • Best Practices for Recertification
      • Content Security – exam exposure
      • Supporting Nurses at the Bedside (best practices)
      • Other: A great topic we didn’t think of!
    2. Presentation Title: Max 25 words
    3. Abstract: Description of the main idea and focus for your presentation (max 250 words).
    4. Presentation/Learner Objectives: Please list at least 2 objectives for your presentation.
    5. Presenter Information: Including name, credentials, employer, location for each presenter in your submission.
    6. Presenter Bio: A brief biography for each presenter in your submission (max 250 words).
    7. Primary Presenter CV/Resume: Required for Nursing CEs.
    Submit your Presentation

    Registration

    This virtual conference offers a special rate of $400 per person and a buy 2 - get 1 free incentive:1 attendee - $400up to 3 attendees - $800up to 4 attendees - $1,200up to 6 attendees - $1,600up to 7 attendees - $2,000up to 9 attendees - $2,400up to 10 attendees - $2,80up to 12 attendees - $3,Sponsorship

    Bronze - $500

    • Recognition with logo/links at live sessions.

    • Logo/links in the program.

    Silver - $750

    • All bronze benefits.

    • Logo/links in the marketing material.

    Gold - $1,000

    • All silver benefits.

    • Logo/links on conference website pages.

  • 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.

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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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