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Time Friday, October 2
8:00 am – 8:45 am Session 1. ABSNC Accreditation Overview and Q&A with the ABSNC Board of Directors
9:00 am – 10:00 am Session 2. ABNS Assembly Meeting Call to Order
10:30 am – 12:00 Session 3. Organizational Sharing
  • Questions to address by Regular Member - Nursing Organizations:
    • What is one of the biggest issues your Board is grappling with?
    • What new initiative are you considering implementing or have begun to implement?
  • Questions to address by Affiliate Members:
    • What new initiatives do you have to maximize your clients’ ability to develop and maintain their certification programs?
1:30 pm – 3:00 pm Session 4. Leadership in Certification Organizations: Challenges and Priorities
3:15 pm – 4:15 pm Session 5. Look How Far We’ve Come! A (Quick) Review of Credentialing Research
4:15 pm – 5:15 pm Session 6. Trends in Certification: Perspectives from Test Development Companies
Time Saturday, October 3
8:30 am – 9:30 am Session 7. Moving Forward on Continuing Competence – The Lived Experience
9:30 am – 10:15 am Session 8. Top 5 Legal Issues for Certification Organizations
10:40 am – 12noon Session 9. Roundtable Discussions
  • Candidates Don’t Read! How Do You Lead A “Horse” to Water? – Bonnie Niebuhr, MS, RN, CAE
  • How to Be Successful in the Accreditation Process –
    Janice Moore, CEO, Seacrest Company
  • Moving Forward on Continuing Competence –
    Bette Case DiLeonardi, PhD, RN-BC, Former Board Member, HPCC, and Vice President of ABSNC
  • The Public Member Perspective
    Carol Zupancic, ABNS Public Member
  • Legal Issues Q&A
    Hugh K. Webster, Attorney


ABNS Fall 2015 Conference

Loews Chicago O'Hare Hotel  ~  October 2-3, 2015  ~  Chicago, Illinois

ABNS – American Board of Nursing Specialties

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