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ABNS E-News, May 2021

12 May 2021 1:19 PM | Robert Ranieri

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 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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