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Time Friday, March 6
8:00 am – 8:45 am Session 1. Accreditation Overview and Q&A by ABSNC Board of Directors
9:00 am – 1:30 pm

Session 2. ABNS Assembly Meeting

1:30 pm – 2:45 pm Session 3. Organizational Sharing

For Regular Members

  • What are the trends you are experiencing with integrating quality and safety in your certification program/test blueprint?
  • What are your current efforts in regard to international certification? If you have no international certification program are you considering it?

For Affiliate Members

  • What is one piece of advice for certification organizations that you feel they should not ignore or can’t live without?

Opportunity for Dialogue

3:00 pm – 4:00 pm Session 4. An Overview of Health Care Reform and Implications for Certified Practice
  • Daryl Flaming, Sales Engineer, Federal & Public Sector, InterSystems Corporation
  • Presentation Handout
4:00 pm – 5:00 pm Session 5. The Veterans Administration System Full Practice for APRNs
  • Penny Kaye Jensen, DNP, APRN, FNP-C, FAAN, FAANP; National APRN Health Policy Liaison for the Veterans Health Administration, Office of Nursing Services
  • Presentation Handout
Time Saturday, March 7
8:30 am – 9:15 am Session 6. APRN Update
  • Maureen Cahill, RN, MSN, AOCNS, NCSBN
9:15 am – 10:15 am Session 7. Continuing Competence in Certified Practice
  • David Marshall, JD, DNP, RN, CENP, NEA-BC; Chief Nursing & Patient Care Services Officer; The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston
  • Presentation Handout
10:40 am – 11:10 am Session 8. Roundtable Discussions
  • ABSNC Standard 12: Conducting a Passing Point Study – Dottie Roberts, RN, MSN, OCNS-C, CMSRN, CNE, ABSNC
  • Dealing with Licensure Restrictions – Lisa Thiemann, RN, PhD, CRNA, NBCRNA
  • Customer Engagement – Peg Harrison, MS, CPNP-PC, CAE, PNCB
  • Certification Security – Melanie Thomas, AMP
  • Alternative Test Items – James Penny, PhD, Castle Worldwide


ABNS 2015 Spring Conference

March 6-7, 2015  ~  Four Seasons Hotel  ~  Houston, TX

ABNS – American Board of Nursing Specialties

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