2014 Nursing Conferences

Nursing Conferences

Seminars and professional conferences, on both a local and national level, are excellent ways to connect the nursing community and share new and innovative ideas within the field. See below for someupcoming nursing conferences.

National Conferences

AMERICAN NURSES ASSOCIATION (ANA) QUALITY CONFERENCE

Phoenix, AZ

Conference date: February 5-7

The main goal of the ANA’s Quality Conference is to provide a space for members of the health care leadership community to discuss the quality and safety issues facing their organizations, and for members to come together and network to find successful solutions. A few key topics of this year’s Quality Conference will include Creating Joy, Meaning and Safer Healthcare; Collaborative Strategies to Reduce Infection; Ambulatory Care: Nursing Care on the Go!; and Nurses at the Bedside: Two Different Approaches. Click here to find out more about this year’s Quality Conference sessions and keynote speakers.

AMERICAN ACADEMY OF AMBULATORY CARE NURSING (AAACN) 39TH ANNUAL CONFERENCE

New Orleans, LA

Conference date: May 19-22

The AAACN Annual Conference provides members of the ambulatory nursing community with opportunities for professional growth, practice, and networking. The field of ambulatory care refers to medical procedures, technology, and consultation delivered to patients on an outpatient basis (in home rather than in hospital.) According to AAACN’s brochure, the main goals of this year’s conference include enhancing one’s clinical judgement/leadership skills, connecting with the community of ambulatory care nurses, and “lend[ing] your voice to hot topics in ambulatory care.” Visit AAACN’s brochure for further information about this year’s conference.

NATIONAL ORGANIZATION OF NURSE PRACTITIONER FACULTIES (NONPF) 40TH ANNUAL MEETING

Denver, CO

Conference date: April 3-6

The primary objective of this year’s NONPF conference is to “reach new heights” in the field of nursing practitioner education, providing and assisting faculty members with practical information to reach new instructional heights. NONPF outlines this year’s meeting’s goals as follows:

  • Discuss future considerations and models for nurse practitioner education

  • Describe teaching strategies for health professions education

  • Discuss strategies and models for interprofessional health education

  • A few key seminars at this years meeting will include: Strategies for Integration of Gerontological & Psych-Mental Health Content; Current Issues and Moving to the NP Education of Tomorrow; and “We’ve Flipped!” Innovative Teaching Methods: The Flipped Classroom. Visit NONPF’s conference brochure for more information on seminars offered at this year’s meeting.

A few key seminars at this years meeting will include: Strategies for Integration of Gerontological & Psych-Mental Health Content; Current Issues and Moving to the NP Education of Tomorrow; and“We’ve Flipped!” Innovative Teaching Methods: The Flipped Classroom. Visit NONPF’s conference brochure for more information on seminars offered at this year’s meeting.

AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF NURSE PRACTITIONERS (AANP) 2014 NATIONAL CONFERENCE

Nashville, TN

Conference date: June 17-22

Hosted once a year, the AANP National Conference provides the nursing community with opportunities for professional growth and practice. These conferences are also a great opportunity to network with other members of the AANP community. This year’s conferences will include over 200 professional development sessions, 38 workshops, and “up to 42 contact hours of continuing education.”

NURSE ANESTHESIA ANNUAL CONFERENCE

Orlando, FL

Conference date: September 13-16

Hosted by the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists, the organization’s main mission is “Advancing Patient Safety and Excellence in Anesthesia.” While the preliminary program and registration for this conference will not be available until March 2014, information regarding the conference can be foundhere.

Local and/or State-wide Conferences

OPENING MINDS: THE EARLY EDUCATION, CHILD CARE, SCHOOL-AGE CONFERENCE AND EXPO

Chicago, IL

Conference date: January 29-February 1

Hosted by the Chicago Metro Association for the Education of Young Children (AEYC), the Opening Minds Conference is the largest early care education conference in the Midwest. Comprised of four days and 300 workshops spanning 15 content areas, this year’s conference provides nurses and members of the health-care community with the latest research and methods in pediatric care. Visit Chicago Metro AEYCfor more information on the sessions and how to register.

THE IMPACT OF HEALTHCARE REFORM ON SPECIAL POPULATIONS

Charlotte, North Carolina

Conference date: February 6

This conference teaches health care providers, nurses, physicians, and health educators about the impact the Affordable Care Act has and will have on special populations, including issues of prevention and cost, health care challenges, and their solutions.

TEACHING OLDER ADULTS: AN ACES WORKSHOP

New York, NY

Conference date: March 14

Hosted at CUNY Baruch in New York City, the Advancing Care Excellence for Seniors (ACES) workshop provides nursing students with professional practice in providing “individualized and humanistic care” to the older adult population in home, institutional, and community-based environments.

ANCC BOARD CERTIFICATION NURSING CONFERENCE™

Rockville, MD

Conference date: March 19-21

Hosted by the American Nurses Credentialing Center, this annual conference provides the professional nursing community with access to the latest research and best practices necessary to excel in a number of nursing practitioner fields. Offering two educational tracks (clinical or professional/business), the ANCC Nursing Conference allows nurse practitioners to connect with members in their field and stay up-to-date with current trends in nursing health care.

BLAZING TRAILS TO IMPROVE CHILD HEALTH

Scottsdale, Arizona

Conference Date: April 10-11

Hosted by the Society of Pediatric Nurses, the Blazing Trails to Improve Child Health conferences provides professional growth and practice to the community of pediatric nurses, providing clinical hours and professional networking opportunities to those nurses who have dedicated their careers to helping children. A few key seminars from this year’s conference include: Encouraging Pediatric Nurses to Ask the Clinical Question; Impact of Noise on Nurses in Pediatric Intensive Care Units; and Child Advocacy Committee: Child Advocacy and the Pediatric Nurse — Why You Matter. Visit the program’s preliminary conference brochure for more information.