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  • 6 Feb 2018 8:37 AM | Robert Ranieri (Administrator)

    February 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 Spring Conference Business Meeting.

    ABNS Nominations and Notice of Vote

    Thank you to all of those who submitted nominations for the open positions on the Nominating Committee. Your service is vital to the success of the ABNS and is extremely appreciated. The vote for the Nominated Committee candidates will be held at the Spring 2018 meeting.

    Members will be asked to vote for the candidates for the Nominating Committee at the Spring 2018 Conference. The nominees are:

    Amy Grand, MSN, RN, Credentialing Specialist
    Certification Manager, Board of Certifications for Emergency Nursing
    In my role as Certification Manager of BCEN, I have participated in the recruitment, verification of eligibility, creation of slate of applicants and presentation of candidates to BCEN Board representatives for various nominations for awards (e.g. annual distinguished CFRN/CTRN award) and BCEN volunteers. I feel that the activities I participate in for award nominations would be very similar to the activities that the Nominating Committee participates in when presenting ABNS nominees to the Board of Directors and member organizations. I communicate very well with my colleagues and adhere to timelines and deadlines.

    I can contribute to the vision and mission of ABNS by continuing to promote the value of specialty nursing certification. I encourage nurses who practice within the emergency spectrum (trauma, flight, pediatric emergency and ground transport) to obtain a certification, maintain a certification, and promote certification amongst their peers and managers who also support the value of specialty nursing certification. Additionally, by supporting and functioning in my role as Certification Manager, I always have BCEN and ABNS’s missions at the forefront of my mind and practice, which seeks to recognize that nurses with specialty nursing certification contribute noticeably to patient care and provide quality nursing care.” BCEN recently conducted a Value of Certification study for the CEN credential with very positive results. I will continue to be involved in the dissemination of this research and in future additional research related to the value of specialty nursing certification.

    Denise Knoblauch, BSN, RN, COHN-S/CM, FAAOHN
    Executive Director, American Board for Occupational Health Nurses
    I am a good team player; self-directed, diligent and enjoy immersing myself in other roles in associations. I have experience with other associations for nominations role in AOHP (local and national) and AAOHN at the local level and would like to be more immersed with ABNS roles.

    ABNS is the authoritative resource and voice for issues of specialty nursing certification: I have written an article on certified nursing to distribute to non-nursing venues with similar interests as our specialty. I try to post weekly on LinkedIn with issues and topics that relate to specialty nursing certification. I have presented on the Value of Certification to my membership associations. I am completing my Master’s in Nursing Leadership and Organizational Development and plan to complete my Capstone regarding the value of certification. I really feel the need to have research to demonstrate the impact of certified nursing related to outcomes. I want to work with our membership organizations to begin this process to demonstrate the importance of certification for employers and work place safety as a means to reach more nurses.

    There will also be a vote to change the ABNS Bylaws to include a position of "Immediate Past President," to serve as a director on the ABNS Board.

    Rationale

    1. An Immediate Past President would support the board by providing opinion and leadership regarding past practices and other matters in governing the organization.
    2. An Immediate Past President would help to ensure a smoother transition from President-Elect to President by providing expertise gained during his/her term as leader of the organization.
    3. An Immediate Past President would provide leadership and support to the nominating committee members when vetting potential board members who wish to serve in any capacity.
    4. To achieve these goals, the ABNS Bylaws will need to be amended as outlined in the pdf draft available at http://www.nursingcertification.org/resources/proposal.pdf on pages 2, 3, 4 and 6.

    ABNS Spring 2018 Conference

    Visit the conference pages at http://www.nursingcertification.org/spring2018 and make plans to attend.

    Guest rooms are booking fast, the group rate is available unit February 8 or when rooms sell out, visit
     http://www.nursingcertification.org/spring2018 to book your room and register.

    ABNS Spring 2018 Conference Schedule

    (subject to change)

    Time Thursday
    9am - 5pm Accreditation Board for Specialty Nursing Certification, Inc. Meeting (for elected Board members)
    Time Friday
    7:45am - 9am CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST
    8am - 9am
    CE/CAE: 1.00
    Accreditation Overview and Q & A by ABSNC Board of Directors
    • Also see the ABSNC Accreditation Questions Table in the Registration Area throughout the day.
    9am - 12noon
    CE/CAE: 2.75
    ABNS Assembly Meeting
    12noon - 1:30pm LUNCH
    1:30pm - 3:30pm
    CE/CAE: 1.75
    Organizational Sharing
    3:30pm - 5pm
    CE/CAE: 1.50
    Update on the 2010 Institute of Medicine (IOM) Report on the Future of Nursing
    5pm

    RECESS

    5:30pm - 6:30pm

    WELCOME RECEPTION

    Time Saturday
    7:30am - 8:30am CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST
    8:30am RECONVENE
    8:30am - 10am
    CE/CAE: 1.50
    21st Century Nursing Workforce Predictions
    • Peter Buerhaus, PhD, RN, FAAN, FAANP(h)
      Center for Interdisciplinary Health Workforce Studies, Montana State University
    10am - 10:15am BREAK
    10:15am - 11:45am
    CE/CAE: 1.50
    Perspectives: Panel and Dialogue on How the Predictions will Affect Certification
    Moderator
    • Al Rundio, Jr., PhD, DNP, RN, APRN, NEA-BC, CARN-AP, FNAP, FIAAN, FAAN; Drexel University
    Panelists
    • Peter Buerhaus, PhD, RN, FAAN, FAANP(h)
    • Michael R. Bleich, Ph.D., RN, NEA-BC, FNAP, FAAN
    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 Acount Manager at 205-795-7127 or email abns@nursingcertification.org

    • Breakfast (Saturday): $3,000
    • Lunch (Friday): $4,200
    • Morning Break (Saturday): $2,000
    • 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. Registration and payment must be received on or before February 23, 2017. Refunds will not be issued after February 23.

    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 

  • 28 Nov 2017 10:41 AM | Robert Ranieri (Administrator)

    Registration for the ABNS Spring Conference is open. Visit the conference website at http://www.nursingcertification.org/spring2018, or download the registration form.

  • 8 Nov 2017 1:56 PM | Robert Ranieri (Administrator)

     

    November 2017 E-News

    Veteran's Day 2017

    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 2018 Conference

    Visit the conference pages at http://www.nursingcertification.org/spring2018 and make plans to attend.

    The conference committee is hard at work preparing an exciting and interactive agenda for the upcoming conference.

    The Spring conference will be held at the Savannah Marriott Riverfront, March 1-3, 2018 in Savannah, Georgia.

    Conference Sponsorship

    Don't wait! Take advantage of the following Sponsorship Opportunities:
    • Continental Breakfast (Friday or Saturday)
    • Luncheon
    • Afternoon Break on Friday
    • Morning Break on Saturday
    • To reserve your sponsorship or to discuss alternate sponsorship options, please contact the ABNS Executive Office, abns@nursingcertification.org.

    ABNS Nominations

    ABNS will soon be requesting nominations for President-Elect and for the Nominating Committee.  Eligibility requirement and a call for nominations will be sent by email. Be on the lookout and please consider a leadership position with the organization. Your service is vital to the success of the ABNS.

    Happy Thanksgiving!

    The American Board of Nursing Specialties wishes you, your friends, family and loved ones a happy and safe Thanksgiving Holiday!

    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 

  • 26 Oct 2017 10:57 AM | Robert Ranieri (Administrator)

    See the full release (pdf) here

    October 16, 2017 – The American Board of Perianesthesia Nursing Certification, Inc. (ABPANC) has announced that its Board of Directors has selected Krista Paternostro Bower, MPA, CAE as its new CEO, beginning November 1, 2017. Bower brings more than 24 years of association leadership experience and most recently held the position of Executive Director of the Pennsylvania Psychological Association. Bower was selected from a rigorous recruiting and interviewing process to replace current ABPANC CEO, Bonnie Niebuhr, MS, RN, CAE who will be retiring effective December 31, 2017.


  • 14 Sep 2017 12:38 PM | Robert Ranieri (Administrator)

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

    P: 205-795-7127

    abns@nursingcertification.org
    www.nursingcertification.org 

  • 31 Jul 2017 8:56 AM | Robert Ranieri (Administrator)

    ABNS Is pleased to announce that the 2017 Fall conference schedule is now online. Please visit http://www.nursingcertification.org/october2017 to register.

    We will be meeting at the Westin Hotel in Rosemont, IL, from Oct 12-14, 2017. The hotel is just minutes from Chicago's O'Hare Airport and offers complimentary shuttle service to and from the airport.

    Registrations must be sent by mail. Visit http://www.nursingcertification.org/october2017 for more information.

  • 15 Jun 2017 12:46 PM | Robert Ranieri (Administrator)

    The American Board of Nursing Specialties is please to announce that the Spring 2018 conference will be held at the beautiful Marriott Riverfront Hotel in Savannah, Georgia, March 1-3, 2018.

    View ABNS Conference Information.

  • 10 Mar 2017 11:35 AM | Robert Ranieri (Administrator)
    Handouts and power-point presentations are now available for the Spring 2017 conference. Please visit the conference archive page.
  • 10 Mar 2017 9:18 AM | Robert Ranieri (Administrator)

    2017 Fall Conference
    Westin O'Hare
    6100 North River Road
    Rosemont, IL
    October 12-14, 2017

    Please contact the ABNS/ABSNC Executive Office for additional information or if you'd like to participate on the conference planning committee.

  • 27 Jan 2017 12:40 PM | Robert Ranieri (Administrator)
    A detailed agenda is now available.  Visit the Spring 2017 Conference Page.
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