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ABNS 2017 Fall Conference

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2017 Fall Conference

October 12 - 14, 2017
Westin O’Hare Hotel, Rosemont, IL
Reserve your guest room online


Download sponsor and 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 sponsor and registration form.

For sponsorship opportunities contact Robert Ranieri, ABNS at 205-795-7127 or email abns@nursingcertification.org

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

Cancellation Policy

Refunds due to cancellation will be processed as follows:

  • Through September 18, 2017: 90% of registration fees.
  • Beginning September 19, 2017: No refund due to cancellation.


(subject to change)

Time Thursday, October 12
9am - 5pm Accreditation Board for Specialty Nursing Certification, Inc. Meeting (for elected Board members)

Time Friday, October 13
7:45am - 9am Enhanced Continental Breakfast
8am - 9am
Accreditation Overview and Q & A by ABSNC Board of Directors
9:10am - 4:30pm
CE/CAE: 5.75
Business Storytelling: The Missing Ingredient in Communicating Your Value to Prospects and Members
12:30pm - 1:30pm Lunch and Awards, provided by ABNS



5pm - 6pm

Welcome Reception

Time Saturday, October 14
7:30am - 8:30am Enhanced Continental Breakfast
8:30am - 10am
CE/CAE: 1.5
ABNS Assembly Meeting  
10am - 10:15am Break  
10:15 - 11:45am
CE/CAE: 1.5
Organizational Sharing with Q & A Dialogue
  • Marketing and Market Research Plans and Budgeting:
    • Discuss your short term goals (0-2 years) and budget projections.
    • Discuss how the Research Committee Report and/or the Business Storytelling impact your existing plans.
    • Do you plan to revisit/revise your budget and marketing plan?
12noon Adjourn  


Westin O’Hare Hotel
6100 North River Road
Rosemont, IL

Guest Reservations
Contact the hotel at 847-698-6000 and mention the ABNS Fall Conference to receive the group rate. The group rate is available until Monday, September 18, 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.

Book your room online.

Room Rates
$139 single/double ($164 triple; $189 quad) per night subject to applicable taxes (currently 14%).

Chicago O'Hare Airport

Please Note

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.

Contact Us

3416 Primm Lane
Birmingham, AL 35216 USA
Fax: 205-823-2760

1120 Route 73
Suite 200
Mt Laurel, NJ 08054 USA
Email: info@ABSNC.org

Felicia Lembesis, CAE
ABSNC Executive Director

Mary Prendergast
ABSNC Program Coordinator


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