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  • 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

  • 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.

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    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 

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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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