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2017 Spring Meeting
Wyndham Grand Hotel
Clearwater Beach (Tampa), FL
March 2-4, 2017

Download the Agenda and Registration Form

(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 Enhanced Continental Breakfast available throughout this timeframe
8am – 8:45 am Accreditation Overview and Q&A by ABSNC Board of Directors
9am – 12noon ABNS Assembly & Business Meeting
ABSNC Business Meeting
12noon – 1:30pm LUNCH
1pm – 5pm Conference Sessions and Presentations
5:30pm – 6:30pm Welcome Reception
Time Saturday Room
7:30am – 8:30am Enhanced Continental Breakfast will be available
8:30am – 12noon Conference Sessions and Presentations
12noon ADJOURN

The assembly will adjourn at 12 noon on Saturday – we encourage you to book your departure flights so that you are able to attend the entire meeting!

Wyndham Grand Clearwater Beach
110 Coronado Drive
Clearwater, FL 33767

Guest Reservations
Contact the hotel at 800-996-3426 and mention the ABNS Spring Meeting to receive the group rate. The group rate is available until Monday, February 6, 2017 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.

Room Rates
$209 per night subject to applicable taxes (currently 13%). (A resort fee of $25 per room per day will be assessed and is not included in the nightly rate. Parking fees of $25 per day may apply.)

Tampa International Airport

  • Super Shuttle: $28 one way (est)
  • Taxi: $45 one way (est)
  • Uber: $19-$26 one way (est)


Upcoming Meetings
2017 Fall Assembly
Venue TBD
Rosemont, IL (near O’Hare Airport)
October 12-14, 2017

Fall 2016 ABNS Assembly Meeting
October 7-8, 2016
Location: Hyatt Rosemont Near O’Hare, Rosemont, IL

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.