Promoting Excellence in Nursing Certification

ABNS Assembly Meetings, held annually the first weekends of March and October at various locations throughout the country, allow members and participants to discuss issues of common interest related to specialty nursing certification. Each Assembly Meeting provides a variety of valuable networking opportunities, including “ABNS Certification University,” an educational offering designed to help attendees gain more knowledge about testing, assessment strategies and management of certification organizations. Meeting participants will also have the opportunity to attend a formal meeting of the Assembly, allowing for the conduct of ABNS business.

ABNS is a CAE approved provider. Please note: This program is not endorsed, accredited, or affiliated with ASAE or the CAE program. Applicants may use any program that meets eligibility requirements in the specific timeframe toward the exam application or renewal. There are no specific individual courses required as part of the applications – selection of eligible education is up to the applicant based on his/her needs.

Upcoming meetings

Fall 2015 Assembly Meeting
October 2 - 3, 2015
Location: Loews Chicago O'Hare Hotel, Rosemont, IL
Download the registration form for the meeting.
Download the meeting agenda and materials.

Future Meetings

Spring 2016 Value Convening Meeting
March 3 - 5, 2016
Location: Four Season Las Vegas, Las Vegas, NV
Meeting information will be disseminated after the Fall 2015 Assembly Meeting. Participants should plan on arriving on Thursday in time for a kick-off dinner and leaving after the meeting concludes at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday.

Past Meetings

Download presentations from past Assembly meetings. (Please note that the presentations are stored in the Members Only section, a secure area of the ABNS Web site.)