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  • 15 Feb 2019 9:25 AM | Robert Ranieri (Administrator)

    February 2019 E-News

    Board Nominations - Your Help is Needed!

    There are 3 very important positions within the ABNS leadership that must be filled immediately. The ABNS President Elect (previously held by Shannon Stone), ABNS Secretary/Treasurer (previously held by Karen Nason), and the Chair of the ABNS Nominating Committee (previously held by Diane Knoblauch) are all currently open due to unexpected resignations and these positions need to be filled immediately. The position terms are as follows:

    • President Elect: Term would begin immediately and the individual will transition to President on July 1, 2019 for a 2 year term.

    • Secretary/Treasurer: Term would begin immediately and the individual would serve until June 30, 2020.

    • Nominating Committee: Term would begin immediately and the individual would serve until June 30, 2020.

    Please contact the ABNS Executive Office if you would like to volunteer to fill these very important positions. Note these positions are separate from the positions of President Elect and Member at Large that will be voted on during the Spring Business Meeting.

    Call 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 Spring Conference Business Meeting.

    ABNS Spring 2019 Conference

    Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay  ~  February 28 - March 2, 2019  ~  2900 Bayport Drive, Tampa, FL

    Grand Hyatt Hotel
    2900 Bayport Avenue
    Tampa, Florida 33607

    Schedule

    (subject to change) see http://www.nursingcertification.org/spring2019 for the complete schedule with objectives.

    Event Sponsor


    Time Thursday Room
    9am - 5pm Accreditation Board for Specialty Nursing Certification, Inc. Meeting (for elected Board members)
    Time Friday Room
    7:45am - 9am

    BREAKFAST
    Sponsored by:


     
    8am - 9am
    CE/CAE: 1.0
    Session 1. Accreditation Overview and Q & A by ABSNC Board of Directors
    • James Stobinski, PhD, RN, CNOR®, CSSM(E)®
      President, ABSNC
     
    9am - 9:15am ABNS Tribute to Sandy Schafer
     
    9:15am - 10am
    CE/CAE: 0.75
    Session 2. ABNS Business Meeting
    • C. Lynne Grief, PhD, RN, CEN, TCRN
      President, ABNS
     
    10am - 10:30am

    BREAK

     
    10:30am - 12noon
    CE/CAE: 1.5
    Session 3. Organizational Sharing
    • C. Lynne Grief, PhD, RN, CEN, TCRN
      President, ABNS
    • Shannon G. Stone, DNP, RN, CCRN-K, SCRN, CNML, NEA-BC
      President-Elect, ABNS

    Objectives:

    1. To describe innovative models of certification.
    2. To discuss different models of organizational collaboration.
    3. To discuss how nursing workforce demands may affect certification.

    Assignment:

    1. Refer to the Value of Certification Convening Executive Summary.
    2. In advance of the conference, each organization should rank the 4 objectives fby order of importance as determined by your organization.
    3. Be prepared to share examples of how you determined the order of objectives.
    4. ABNS will facilitate a discussion of the objective ranking and creation of objective achievement tasks forces with a charge of creating goals and action plans to achieve the objective.
     
    12noon - 1:30pm

    LUNCH
    Sponsored by:

     
    1:30pm - 3pm
    CE/CAE: 1.5
    Session 4. The Facilities Perspective on Certification
    • Nancy Simon, NEA-BC, FACHE
      Chief Nurse Executive, HCA Helthcare, Tampa Florida
     
    3pm - 3:30pm BREAK
    Sponsored by:


     
    3:30pm - 5pm Session 5. Open  
    5:30pm - 6:30pm WELCOME RECEPTION
    Sponsored by:


     

     
    Time Saturday Room
    7:30am - 8:30am

    BREAKFAST
    Sponsored by:


     
    8:30am - 10am
    CE/CAE: 1.5
    Session 6. Certification Testing and the Americans with Disabilities Act: Cases and Judicial Decisions
    • Omobola Oyeleye, EdD, JD, MSN, M.Ed, BSN., B.Ed, RN-BC, CNE
      Assistant Professor of Clinical Nursing, Cizik School of Nursing, University of Texas at Houston
     
    10am - 10:30am

    BREAK

     
    10:30am - 12noon
    CE/CAE: 1.5
    Session 7. Culture of Ownership with the Value of Specialty Nursing Certifications
    • Bob Dent, DNP, MBA, RN, NEA-BC, CENP, FACHE, FAAN
      Senior Vice President, Chief Operating and Chief Nursing Officer, Midland Health
     
    12noon

    ADJOURN

     
         


    Let Us Know

    Do you have an update? Information that may be beneficial to your fellow members? If so, email us and let us know what you'd like to have posted here about you or your organization!

    American Board of Nursing Specialties (ABNS)
    3416 Primm Lane
    Birmingham, AL 35216 USA
    P: 205-795-7127

    abns@nursingcertification.org
    www.nursingcertification.org 

  • 22 Jan 2019 3:30 PM | Robert Ranieri (Administrator)

    HPCC Seeks Director of Credentialing

    The Hospice and Palliative Credentialing Center (HPCC), a national organization located in Pittsburgh, is seeking a Director of Credentialing. This energetic and customer-oriented person will direct the administration, operations, and program development of the credentialing organization. As HPCC’s Director of Credentialing you will provide direction and oversight of multiple professional certification programs and develop initiatives to promote the value of certification to nurses and other healthcare professionals. Apply on the HPNA Career Center at https://careers.advancingexpertcare.org/.

  • 9 Jan 2019 12:39 PM | Robert Ranieri (Administrator)

    BCEN’s TRAUMA NURSING CERTIFICATION EARNS ACCREDITATION

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    CONTACT: Hilde Marnul, Director of Marketing & Communications
    hmarnul@bcen.org
    630-352-0811

    BCEN’s TRAUMA NURSING CERTIFICATION EARNS ACCREDITATION

    TCRN Now Accredited by Accreditation Board for Specialty Nursing Certification (ABSNC)

    OAK BROOK, IL (January 8, 2019) – The Board of Certification for Emergency Nursing (BCEN) today announced that its Trauma Certified Registered Nurse (TCRN) certification program has been accredited by the Accreditation Board for Specialty Nursing Certification (ABSNC). Launched in February 2016, the TCRN is a national board certification earned by registered nurses (RNs) who have demonstrated advanced knowledge, expertise and experience across the trauma care continuum including injury prevention, prehospital care, acute care, rehabilitation and reintegration into society. Already, over 3,700 TCRN-certified nurses are delivering exceptional trauma care in emergency rooms and trauma centers, prehospital and transport settings, and critical care, surgical and rehabilitation units.

    “Trauma is a widespread, costly and harmful public health issue and TCRN-certified trauma nurses are playing a vital and increasingly impactful role in addressing it,” said BCEN Executive Director Janie Schumaker, MBA, BSN, RN, CEN, CPHQ, CENP, FABC. “ABSNC accreditation demonstrates that the TCRN program has achieved a level of excellence and attained the highest quality standards available in the industry, and that matters to nurses, healthcare teams and institutions, and patients and their families.”

    Nurses specializing in trauma “are the largest component of the trauma team workforce, and are essential for accessible, effective, and efficient care for injured patients,” according to the Society of Trauma Nurses (STN) position statement on trauma nursing specialty certification. Further, STN believes that “nurses who specialize in the delivery of trauma care should seek trauma nursing certification.”

    According to data compiled by the National Trauma Institute:

    • Trauma accounts for 41 million emergency department visits and 2 million hospital admissions each year.
    • The annual economic cost of trauma is $671 billion.
    • Trauma is the leading cause of death of children in the U.S.
    • Injury is the leading cause of death for people between the ages of 1 and 46.
    • Among people 65 years and older, falls are the leading cause of injury deaths and the most common cause of nonfatal injuries and hospital admissions for trauma.

    Trauma nurses specialize in providing optimal patient care to individuals with a variety of minor to severe injuries including those experiencing life-threatening situations and those needing immediate life-saving interventions. Trauma patients include those suffering from head and body trauma and injuries from motor vehicle accidents, assaults, gunshot and stab wounds, burns, falls, environmental disasters, war casualties, and physical or emotional abuse or neglect.

    “ABSNC accreditation provides an impartial third-party validation that BCEN has met recognized national industry standards for the development, implementation and maintenance of our certification programs,” said BCEN Certification Manager Amy Grand, MSN, RN. In addition to the TCRN, BCEN’s Certified Emergency Nurse (CEN), Certified Flight Registered Nurse (CFRN), and Certified Pediatric Emergency Nurse (CPEN) certification programs are also accredited by ABSNC.

    “ABSNC accreditation is a comprehensive, rigorous and data-intensive process,” said Grand, “whereby a certification body demonstrates that a particular certification program adheres to ABSNC’s 18 accreditation standards including organizational autonomy, basis in a body of research-based knowledge, nondiscrimination, test development, validity, reliability, test administration, test security, fairness of passing score, recertification, confidentiality, and appeals.”

    ABSNC’s announcement regarding accreditation of the TCRN is available at https://www.absnc.org/news.

    About the Board of Certification for Emergency Nursing
    The nonprofit Board of Certification for Emergency Nursing (BCEN®) develops robust certification exams fostering empowered nurses across the emergency spectrum who contribute noticeably to patient care, safety and outcomes. Over 49,400 BCEN certifications are currently held by registered nurses (RNs) who specialize in emergency, flight, critical care ground transport, pediatric emergency and trauma nursing. BCEN offers the Certified Emergency Nurse (CEN®), Certified Flight Registered Nurse (CFRN®), Certified Pediatric Emergency Nurse (CPEN®), Certified Transport Registered Nurse (CTRN®) and the Trauma Certified Registered Nurse (TCRN®) certifications. The CEN, CFRN, CPEN, and TCRN certifications are accredited by the Accreditation Board for Specialty Nursing Certification (ABSNC), the only accrediting body specifically for nursing certifications. Learn more at bcen.org. Follow BCEN on Facebook and LinkedIn.

  • 5 Dec 2018 10:28 AM | Robert Ranieri (Administrator)

    Call for Awards

    The American Board of Nursing Specialties sponsors the following awards. The deadline for submission is January 15, 2019.

    1. The ABNS Leaders’ Legacy Lecture Series (specific to ABNS Members) recognizes the contributions of specialty nursing certification leaders. Through the Legacy Fund, ABNS honors their insights, contributions and dedication to nursing certification.
      1. For more information visit: https://www.nursingcertification.org/awards/legacy.
      2. Download the application.
         
    2. The Janel Parker President’s Award (specific to ABNS Members) recognizes an individual or organization within the ABNS membership that has made significant contributions to specialty nursing certification and to the association.
      1. For more information visit: https://www.nursingcertification.org/awards/president.
      2. Download the application.
         
    3. The ABNS Award for Nursing Certification Advocacy (for the specialty nursing certification community) has been developed as a means to publicly recognize organizations/facilities/departments that advocate for or promote specialty nursing certification. We believe that such advocacy ultimately leads to quality patient care.
      1. For more information visit: https://www.nursingcertification.org/awards/advocacy.
      2. Download the application.
      3. ABNS member organizations are not eligible to receive this award, please consider forwarding this notice to organizations/facilities/departments that may be eligible to apply.

    Please contact the ABNS Executive Office if you have questions or comments about these awards.

    American Board of Nursing Specialties (ABNS)
    3416 Primm Lane
    Birmingham, AL 35216 USA

    P: 205-795-7127
  • 7 Nov 2018 1:51 PM | Robert Ranieri (Administrator)

    November 2018 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 Spring Conference in Tampa, Florida, this coming February 28 - March 2, see http://www.nursingcertification.org/spring2019 for more information. Successful candidates will begin their terms in July 2019.

    • Public Member: 3-year term
    • Member at Large: 3-year term
    • President-Elect: Serves consecutive terms:
      1. 2 years as President-Elect (beginning July 2019);
      2. 2 years as President;
      3. (optional) years as Past-President

    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 December 21, 2018.
    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.

    Duties of the Member at Large

    1. Coordinate activities and serve as liaison between designated ABNS committees and the Board of Directors.
    2. Serves as the Chairperson of the Public Relations Committee, if one is appointed.
    3. Serves as a member of the Finance Committee.
    4. Provide reports on committee activities to the Board of Directors.
    5. Perform other duties applicable to the office and prescribed by the President.

    Duties of the Public Member

    1. The Public Member champions the perspective of the health care consumer.
    2. Attends regularly scheduled Assembly meetings. Participates in scheduled Board of Directors meetings and teleconferences.
    3. Represents  ABNS at meetings, as requested by the President.
    4. Assumes other duties of the office as assigned by the President.

    Note: The public member may not be a Registered Nurse or involved with any nursing certification body, nor can he/she concurrently serve on the Board of Directors or as a staff member of an ABNS member organization.
     


     

    Veteran's Day 2018

    The American Board of Nursing Specialties would like to thank all of our military veterans for their service on this upcoming Veteran's Day, and want you to remember the vital roll that medical providers, especially nurses, play in providing that support and care to all those in need.

     


     


     

    ABNS Spring 2019 Conference

    Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay  ~  February 28 - March 2, 2019  ~  2900 Bayport Drive, Tampa, FL

    Venue

    Grand Hyatt Hotel
    2900 Bayport Avenue
    Tampa, Florida 33607

    Guest Reservations and Room Rates
    Contact the hotel at 813-874-1234 and mention the ABNS Spring Conference to receive the following group rates:

    • $229 per night Single/Double
    • $254 per night Triple, $279 per night Quad
    • Rates do not include applicable state and local taxes, currently 12%

    The group rate is available until central time on January 25, 2019 or when rooms sell out. All reservations must be guaranteed by a credit card. Reservation requests received after the cut-off date will be based on availability at the hotel’s prevailing rates.

    Registration Rates

    Bundled registrations with a valid credit card are now available! Click here to register online.

    • Regular or Affiliate Member (first or second attendee): $450
    • Regular or Affiliate Member (additional attendee(s) after 2): $400
    • Auditor (individuals whose organizations are not ABNS members): $600

    Sponsorship Opportunities

    Select your sponsorship online. For additional information or for sponsorship opportunities not listed below, contact Robert Ranieri, ABNS Account Manager at 205-795-7127 or email abns@nursingcertification.org

    • Welcome Reception: $4,200
    • Luncheon: $4,200
    • Breakfast (Friday or Saturday): $3,000
    • Breaks (Friday AM, PM; Saturday AM): $2,000

    Cancellation Policy
    Refunds due to cancellation will be processed as follows:

    • Through January 25: 90% of registration fees.
    • Beginning January 26: No refund due to cancellation.

    Schedule

    (subject to change)

    Time Thursday
    Room
    9am - 5pm Accreditation Board for Specialty Nursing Certification, Inc. Meeting (for elected Board members)
    Time Friday
    Room
    7:45am - 9am

    FULL BREAKFAST

     
    9am - 12noon
    Morning Sessions  
    12noon - 1:30pm

    LUNCH

     
    1:30pm - 5pm Afternoon Sessions  
    5:30pm - 6:30pm

    WELCOME RECEPTION

     
    Time Saturday
    Room
    7:30am - 8:30am

    CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST

     
    8:30am

    RECONVENE

     
    8:30am - 12noon
    Morning Sessions  
    12noon

    ADJOURN

     
         



     

    Let Us Know

    Do you have an update? Information that may be beneficial to your fellow members? If so, email us and let us know what you'd like to have posted here about you or your organization!

    American Board of Nursing Specialties (ABNS)
    3416 Primm Lane
    Birmingham, AL 35216 USA
    P: 205-795-7127

    abns@nursingcertification.org
    www.nursingcertification.org 

  • 25 Oct 2018 1:48 PM | Robert Ranieri (Administrator)

    Call for Board Nominations

    The American Board of Nursing Specialties is seeking nominations for the positions noted below. The vote will take place at the upcoming ABNS Spring Conference in Tampa, Florida, this coming February 28 - March 2, see http://www.nursingcertification.org/spring2019 for more information. Successful candidates will begin their terms in July 2019.

    • Public Member: 3-year term
    • Member at Large: 3-year term
    • President-Elect: Serves consecutive terms:
      1. 2 years as President-Elect (beginning July 2019);
      2. 2 years as President;
      3. 2 (optional) years as Past-President

    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 December 21, 2018.
    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.

    Duties of the Member at Large

    1. Coordinate activities and serve as liaison between designated ABNS committees and the Board of Directors.
    2. Serves as the Chairperson of the Public Relations Committee, if one is appointed.
    3. Serves as a member of the Finance Committee.
    4. Provide reports on committee activities to the Board of Directors.
    5. Perform other duties applicable to the office and prescribed by the President.

    Duties of the Public Member

    1. The Public Member champions the perspective of the health care consumer.
    2. Attends regularly scheduled Assembly meetings. Participates in scheduled Board of Directors meetings and teleconferences.
    3. Represents  ABNS at meetings, as requested by the President.
    4. Assumes other duties of the office as assigned by the President.

    Note: The public member may not be a Registered Nurse or involved with any nursing certification body, nor can he/she concurrently serve on the Board of Directors or as a staff member of an ABNS member organization.

  • 20 Aug 2018 10:29 AM | Robert Ranieri (Administrator)

    August 2018 E-News

    Call for Member Milestones

    Please be sure to 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.

    ABNS Fall 2018 Conference

    Sheraton O'Hare Hotel ~ October 4-6, 2018 ~ Chicago, Illinois

    Visit the conference pages at http://www.nursingcertification.org/fall2018 and make plans to attend.


    Schedule

    Event Sponsor

     

    Time Thursday, October 4
    Room
    9am - 5pm Accreditation Board for Specialty Nursing Certification, Inc. Meeting (for elected Board members)
    Time Friday, October 5
    Room
    7:45am - 9am

    FULL BREAKFAST
    Sponsored by:



    8am - 9am
    CE/CAE: 1.00
    Accreditation Overview and Q & A by ABSNC Board of Directors  
    9am - 10am
    CE/CAE: 1.00
    ABNS Assembly Meeting
     
    10am - 10:30am

    BREAK

     
    10:30am - 12noon
    CE/CAE: 1.50
    Remote Proctoring: Innovative Technology in Preparation for Certification of Future Leaders  
    12noon - 1:30pm LUNCH
    Sponsored by:

     
    1:30pm - 3pm
    CE/CAE: 1.50
    Legislative Discussion: Professional Certification Coalition  
    3pm - 3:30pm

    BREAK
    Sponsored by:

     
    3:30pm -5pm
    CE/CAE: 1.50
    Organizational Sharing  
    5pm

    RECESS

     
    5:30pm - 6:30pm

    WELCOME RECEPTION
    Sponsored by:

     
    Time Saturday, October 6
    Room
    7:30am - 8:30am

    CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST

     
    8:30am

    RECONVENE


    8:30am - 12noon
    CE/CAE: 3.00
    Presentation, Panel and Workgroups on Millennials in the Workforce  
    10am - 10:30am

    BREAK

     
    12noon

    ADJOURN

     

    Venue

    Sheraton O'Hare Hotel
    6501 Mannheim Road
    Rosemont, Illinois

    Parking
    Complimentary Parking in adjacent parking garage - hotel parking $20/night

    Guest Reservations and Room Rates
    Contact the hotel at 847-699-6300 and mention the ABNS Fall Conference to receive the following group rates:

    • $149 per night Single/Double
    • $164 per night Triple, $179 per night Quad
    • Rates do not include applicable state and local taxes, currently 14%

    The group rate is available until 5pm central time on Wednesday, September 12, 2018 or when rooms sell out. All reservations must be guaranteed by a credit card. Reservation requests received after the cut-off date will be based on availability at the hotel’s prevailing rates.

    Airport
    Chicago O'Hare Airport

    Registration Rates - download the registration form

    • Regular or Affiliate Member (first or second attendee): $450
    • Regular or Affiliate Member (additional attendee(s) after 2): $400
    • Auditor (individuals whose organizations are not ABNS members): $600

    Sponsorship Opportunities - download the registration form
    For additional information or for sponsorship opportunities not listed below, contact Robert Ranieri, ABNS Account Manager at 205-795-7127 or email abns@nursingcertification.org

    • Afternoon Break (Friday): $2,000
    • Morning Break (Saturday): $2,000
    • Breakfast (Saturday): $3,000

    Registration and Method of Payment
    Payment must be made by check, click here to download the registration form. Make check payable to ABNS, 3416 Primm Lane, Birmingham, AL 35216.

    Cancellation Policy
    Refunds due to cancellation will be processed as follows:
    • Through September 12: 90% of registration fees.
    • Beginning September 13: No refund due to cancellation.

    2018 International Summit on Continuing Competence

    Tuesday, November 6; 8:15 am - 5:00 pm; The Renaissance Austin Hotel; 9721 Arboretum Boulevard; Austin, TX 78759

    The Right to Safe Care Coalition (RTSCC) is co-sponsoring a preconference with the Citizen Advocacy Center (CAC) titled the “International Summit on Continuing Competence” at the November 2018 Institute of Credentialing Excellence (ICE) conference.

    At this Summit, noted researchers and industry leaders will present research and literature supporting various approaches to the assessment and demonstration of continuing competence and will review novel approaches to recertification/revalidation being undertaken both in the US and abroad. Attendees will receive access to summary Proceedings from the Summit.

    Further information can be found here: http://www.ice-exchange.org/p/cm/ld/fid=599/.

    Let Us Know

    Do you have an update? Information that may be beneficial to your fellow members? If so, email us and let us know what you'd like to have posted here about you or your organization!

    American Board of Nursing Specialties (ABNS)
    3416 Primm Lane
    Birmingham, AL 35216 USA
    P: 205-795-7127

    abns@nursingcertification.org
    www.nursingcertification.org 

  • 20 Aug 2018 10:27 AM | Robert Ranieri (Administrator)

    2018 International Summit on Continuing Competence

    Tuesday, November 6; 8:15 am - 5:00 pm; The Renaissance Austin Hotel; 9721 Arboretum Boulevard; Austin,TX 78759

    The Right to Safe Care Coalition (RTSCC) is co-sponsoring a preconference with the Citizen Advocacy Center (CAC) titled the “International Summit on Continuing Competence” at the November 2018 Institute of Credentialing Excellence (ICE) conference.

    At this Summit, noted researchers and industry leaders will present research and literature supporting various approaches to the assessment and demonstration of continuing competence and will review novel approaches to recertification/revalidation being undertaken both in the US and abroad. Attendees will receive access to summary Proceedings from the Summit.

    Further information can be found here: http://www.ice-exchange.org/p/cm/ld/fid=599/.

  • 16 May 2018 11:59 AM | Robert Ranieri (Administrator)

    May 2018 E-News

    Update on Louisiana House Bill 748

    Several organizations expressed their discontent over Louisiana House Bill 748 which essentially banned use of the term “certification” as issued from professional credentialing bodies. ABNS is pleased to report that the bill has since been amended to remove such language. A pfd version of the amendments can be found here.

    ABNS Call for Committee Volunteers

    Positions are available for various ABNS committees, including:

    1. Bylaws, Policy and Procedure Committee. The purpose of the committee is to maintain the currency of the ABNS Bylaws, and policies and procedures.
    2. Finance Committee. The purpose of the committee is to provide oversight of all financial matters of ABNS and ensure the financial stability of the organization.
    3. Awards and Recognition Committee (ARC). ARC exists to recognize individuals and/or organizations internal and external to the organization.
       
    4. Legislative Affairs Committee. This committee has been proposed by ABSNC as a joint ABSNC/ABNS committee to monitor state and federal legislative issues that affect certification. More information will be provided as it becomes available.

    Please email the ABNS Executive Office, abns@nursingcertification.org for more information or to volunteer to serve on one of the committees mentioned above. Volunteers will take their positions on July 1.

    ABNS Fall 2018 Conference

    Sheraton O'Hare Hotel  ~  October 4-6, 2018 ~  Chicago, Illinois

    Visit the conference pages at http://www.nursingcertification.org/fall2018 and make plans to attend.

    Guest rooms are booking fast, the group rate is available unit September 12 or when rooms sell out, visit
    http://www.nursingcertification.org/fall2018 to book your room and register.

    ABNS Fall 2018 Conference Schedule

    (subject to change)

    Time Thursday, October 4
     
    Room
    9am - 5pm Accreditation Board for Specialty Nursing Certification, Inc. Meeting (for elected Board members)
     
    Time Friday, October 5
     
    Room
    7:45am - 9am

    CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST


     
    8am - 9am
     
    Accreditation Overview and Q & A by ABSNC Board of Directors  
    9am - 10:30am
     
    ABNS Assembly Meeting
     
     
    10:30am - 12noon Morning Sessions  
    12noon - 1:30pm LUNCH  
    3:30pm -5pm Afternoon Sessions  
    5pm

    RECESS

     
    5:30pm - 6:30pm

    WELCOME RECEPTION

     
    Time Saturday, October 6
     
    Room
    7:30am - 8:30am

    CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST
     

     
    8:30am RECONVENE
     
    8:30am - 12noon
     
    Morning Sessions  
    12noon ADJOURN  

    Registration Rates - download the registration form

    • Regular or Affiliate Member (first or second attendee): $450
    • Regular or Affiliate Member (additional attendee(s) after 2): $400
    • Auditor (individuals whose organizations are not ABNS members): $600

    Sponsorship Opportunities - download the registration form
    For additional information or for sponsorship opportunities not listed below, contact Robert Ranieri, ABNS Account Manager at 205-795-7127 or email abns@nursingcertification.org

    • Afternoon Break (Friday): $2,000
    • Morning Break (Saturday): $2,000
    • Breakfast (Friday or Saturday): $3,000
    • Lunch (Friday): $4,200
    • Opening Reception: $4,200

    Registration and Method of Payment
    Payment must be made by check, click here to download the registration form. Make check payable to ABNS, 3416 Primm Lane, Birmingham, AL 35216.

    Cancellation Policy
    Refunds due to cancellation will be processed as follows:
    • Through September 12: 90% of registration fees.
    • Beginning September 13: No refund due to cancellation.

    Let Us Know

    Do you have an update? Information that may be beneficial to your fellow members? If so, email us and let us know what you'd like to have posted here about you or your organization!


    American Board of Nursing Specialties (ABNS)
    3416 Primm Lane
    Birmingham, AL 35216 USA
    P: 205-795-7127

    abns@nursingcertification.org
    www.nursingcertification.org 

  • 23 Apr 2018 9:45 AM | Robert Ranieri (Administrator)

    GradSchools.com is happy to announce a recurring $2,000 minority scholarship - visit the link below for more information:

    https://www.gradschools.com/programs/nursing/minority-nursing-scholarships

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Regarding Verification of Credentials
ABNS and ABSNC do not verify certification credentials of individual certified nurses. To verify a credential, contact the certifying agency that granted the credential. ABNS and ABSNC do 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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