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10 Reasons to Attend the First Ever NACNS Annual Virtual Conference!

Things that happen once a year:  1. Your birthday.  2. Car inspection sticker 3. Getting a raise (hopefully) 4. Taking a bath (just kidding) and 5. Attending the National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists Annual Conference.

It’s time for #5 again!  Here’s 10 reasons you can’t miss this year’s conference.

1. 63? Whew that’s a lot!

We have over 63 credit hours available for you to earn throughout the conference. Each hour is filled with training and insight especially for the Clinical Nurse Specialist and has been planned and implemented by Amedco, LLC and the National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists. Amedco, LLC is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

2. Keynotes that Inspire

We are featuring keynote presentations from Vince Holly, MSN, RN, CCNS, ACNS-BC, CCRN, about the resurgence of the CNS and from Katherine Brown- Saltzman, MA, RN, about self-care in difficult times. To learn more about our keynote presenters, click here!

3. Knowledge is Power: Pharmacology Workshops

Pharmacology workshops have been approved for 4.50 Nurse Pharmacology credits. Eleven learning goals focus on key objectives and pharmacotherapy options for patients.

4. Over 100 On-Demand Sessions and Poster Presentations

This year we have 116 presentations to watched 24/7. With over a hundred presentations, attendees are sure to find something useful and can earn CEs at their own pace.

5. Virtual Expo Hall

Not only will the virtual Expo Hall give you the chance to meet with our valued sponsors and exhibitors, you’ll also be able to meet with all of the NACNS Committees. Each Committee will have their own virtual booth where you can drop in during exhibit hours, ask them questions and hopefully sign up to join! And you can also compete in the Leaderboard Game, sponsored by Nurses Service Organization (NSO) —earn points for visiting booths, downloading materials, and asking questions. The points you earn can transfer towards great prizes!

6. Chit-Chat: Interactive Networking Meetups and Activities.

Organized midday meet-ups for attendees to chat about pressing topics and connect with one another, a trivia tournament and end-of-day networking parties are just some of the ways we will help you foster meaningful connections at the conference.

7. Hob-Nob with the Stars

You can connect with your colleagues at any time during the conference, and you can do the same with the speakers too! Scroll through the attendee or speaker list and send a request for a one-on-one chat. Or invite others and make it a party! You can also send a private message to any of the speakers and attendees.

8. Watch the Virtual Award and Induction Ceremonies

We will be honoring the new class of CNSI Fellows with a virtual Induction Ceremony on Wednesday evening and NACNS Award Winners on Thursday morning. Join us to raise a glass and toast the best and brightest in our field.  Please join the fun!

9. Save Money

Did we mention there are no travel costs to attend the event? And if you’re missing New Orleans, we found some great ways to bring the city to you! You will have the opportunity to take virtual tours of New Orleans, hear the music of the city, watch virtual mixology lessons and even join a LIVE virtual Cajun cooking class hosted by the New Orleans Culinary & Hospitality Institute—plus a few more surprises!

10. Easy Registration

Registration is simple. We have three options to register—member, non-member and student—and we accept credit cards. To learn more about our registration and get yourself a seat at the conference, follow this link.

Register for the first ever NACNS annual virtual conference HERE—we can’t wait to see you there!