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About the Event

THE LARGEST NURSING CONFERENCE FOR PROFESSIONAL NURSES

WHY ATTEND?

  • Networking: Forge meaningful connections with nursing leaders and peers.
  • Recognition Roadmap: Gain insights into achieving ANCC recognition, elevating your organization.
  • Best Practices: Align with ANCC standards to enhance job satisfaction and performance.
  • Innovations & Research: Explore the latest trends with global nursing experts.
  • CNE Credits: Opportunities to earn up to 24 contact hours.

Join us to ignite your practice with inspiration, knowledge, and empowerment. Reserve your spot now!

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Join Us

WHO SHOULD ATTEND:

Discover who can benefit most from attending the ANCC National Magnet Conference® and The ANCC Pathway to Excellence Conference®:

  • Nurses across all health care settings, including acute, pre-/post-acute, and long-term care.
  • Nurses from ambulatory and independent outpatient services like clinics, dialysis centers, and more.
  • Hospital administrators, chief nursing officers, and nursing directors.
  • Nursing leaders, from directors to front-line managers.
  • Clinical and school nurses.
  • Advanced practice providers.

Don't miss this chance to be part of something truly remarkable this October.

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At a Glance

Jam-Packed Agenda

Navigate Through Days of Insight, Innovation, and Inspiration
  1. 8:30 am – 5:00 pm

    Getting Started: Magnet Program Guidance

    (Separate registration fee applies)

  1. 8:00 am – 4:30 pm

    Pathway Program Guidance: The Journey

    (Separate registration fee applies)

  2. 8:30 am – 5:00 pm

    Getting Started International: Magnet Program

    (Separate registration fee applies)

  3. 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

    NCPD Summit Day 1

    (Separate registration fee applies)

  1. 7:00 am – 7:00 pm

    Registration

  2. 8:30 am – 6:30 pm

    ANCC/ANA Booths and Conference Bookstore

  3. 8:30 am – 5:30 pm

    Research Symposium

    (Separate registration fee applies)

  4. 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

    NCPD Summit Day 2

    (Separate registration fee applies)

  5. 8:30 am – Noon

    Pathway Program Director (PPD) Meeting

    (Advanced registration required)

    This session, specially curated to guide Pathway Program Directors to effectively drive their organization’s Pathway to Excellence journey.

  6. 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

    Magnet® Program Director (MPD) Meeting

    (Advance registration required)

    In this session, we will discuss the following:

    • Program updates
    • Q&A with Magnet Program Office staff
    • This is a great opportunity for MPDs from Magnet-recognized, Magnet applicant, or Pre-Intent member organizations to network with colleagues and receive important updates from the Magnet Recognition Program®.

    NOTE: Only (1)MPD/ (1)Co-MPD, not to exceed two attendees per organization, may attend. Attendees must be on record at the Magnet Program Office by Sept. 6th. No substitutions are permitted. Attendance Capacity is 500.

  7. 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm

    Posters Open

    (Available for viewing)

  8. 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

    Magnet® International Forums

    Join the Magnet Program Office team and colleagues from around the globe during the ANCC National Magnet Conference® International Forum. The event entails:

    • Magnet Recognition Program® experts reviewing information and resources that support international organizations seeking Magnet Recognition®
    • An interactive question and answer session with Magnet Recognition Program Senior Analysts
    • A networking reception where international colleagues mingle and share experiences about their Journey to Magnet Excellence®
  9. 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

    Pathway to Excellence Program® International Forums

    Join the Pathway to Excellence Program® Office and colleagues from across the globe to network and learn lived experiences, best practices, and strategies to create and sustain positive practice environments while leveraging the Pathway framework as a tool for organizational transformation. The event entails:

    • Delving into resources and strategies to assist organizations in their Pathway journey.
    • Opportunities to engage in meaningful discussions with the Pathway team and experts.
    • A reception specially curated for international colleagues to network, learn, and share best practices and lived experiences.
  10. 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

    ANCC President’s Reception

    (Invitation only)
  11. 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

    American Nurses Foundation President’s Dinner

    (Purchased ticket required)

    A Magnificent Meal at Magnet and Pathway Conference – All for a Good Cause!

    Join us for an evening of authentic New Orleans cuisine, fine wine, and lively conversation to benefit the American Nurses Foundation at the 8th annual President’s Dinner. Learn more here

    Host: Kathy Driscoll, President of the Board, American Nurses Foundation

  1. 7:00 am – 5:00 pm

    Registration

  2. 7:00 am – 5:00 pm

    Posters Open

    (Available for viewing)

  3. 7:30 am – 8:30 am

    Healthy Nurse, Healthy Nation™ Tai Chi

    (Invitation only; registration required)

  4. 8:30 am – 4:00 pm

    ANCC/ANA Booths, Conference Bookstore, ANA Enterprise Gift Shop

  5. 9:00 am – 10:45 am

    Opening General Session*: Welcome and Keynote

    • Executive Welcome
    • 2023 Magnet Prize® Report Sponsored by Press Ganey
    • 2023 Pathway Award® Report Sponsored by Press Ganey
    • Margretta Madden Styles President’s Award
    • Keynote – Robin Arzon

    *No CNE awarded for this session

    Sponsored by:

    Press Gainey

  6. 10:45 am – 4:30 pm

    Exhibit Hall Open

  7. 11:00 am – 11:30 am

    Robin Arzon book signing in the conference bookstore.

  8. 11:30 am – 1:30 pm

    Pathway to Excellence® Appraiser Meeting

    (For Pathway Appraisers only; advance registration required)

    This session will include the following:

    • Pathway Program Updates
    • Pathway Appraiser Hot Topics
    • Networking with Appraiser colleagues
  9. Noon – 1:00 pm

    Concurrent Sessions

  10. 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

    Lunch in the Exhibit Hall

  11. 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

    Magnet® CNO Luncheon

    (Advance registration required)

    This event provides Magnet CNOs the opportunity to network with colleagues and receive important updates from ANCC and the Magnet Recognition Program®.

    • CNOs from Magnet® designated and Pre-Intent Membership Program organizations (signed contract required);
    • System CNOs of healthcare systems that include Magnet designated organizations.

    **** No substitutions are permitted!

    Sponsored by:

    Walden University. Set a Course for Change.

    Chamberlin University. Belong to Something Greater.

  12. 1:45 pm – 2:45 pm

    Poster Presenters

    (Available at their posters)
  13. 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

    Concurrent Sessions

  14. 4:45 pm – 6:45 pm

    General Session*

    • 2024 Magnet Prize® and 2024 Pathway to Excellence Award®, sponsored by Press Ganey
    • Magnet® and Pathway to Excellence Designation Celebration

    *No CNE awarded for this session

  15. 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm

    Welcome Party

    (Included in your registration)

    Sponsored by:

    AMN Healthcare. Empowering the Future of Care

     

  1. 7:00 am – 3:30 pm

    Registration

  2. 7:00 am – 3:30 pm

    Posters Open

    (Available for viewing)

  3. 8:00 am – 3:30 pm

    ANCC/ANA Booths, Conference Bookstore

  4. 8:00 am – 9:00 am

    Concurrent Sessions

  5. 8:30 am – 3:30 pm

    Exhibit Hall open

  6. 9:30 am – 10:30 am

    Concurrent Sessions

  7. 11:00 am – Noon

    Concurrent Sessions

  8. Noon – 2:00 pm

    Lunch in the Exhibit Hall

  9. Noon – 2:00 pm

    Pathway to Excellence Leadership Luncheon

    (Invitation only, advance registration required)

    This special event provides Pathway leaders the opportunity to network with colleagues and receive important updates from ANA and the ANCC Pathway to Excellence® team.

  10. Noon – 2:00 pm

    Magnet Appraiser Meeting

    (For Magnet Appraisers only, advance registration required)

    This session will include the following:

    • Magnet Program Updates
    • Magnet Appraiser Hot Topics
    • Networking lunch with Magnet Appraiser colleagues
  11. 12:45 pm – 1:45 pm

    Poster Presenters

    (Available at their posters)
  12. 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

    Concurrent Sessions

  13. 3:30 pm – 5:15 pm

    General Session*

    • Awards – 2024 Magnet Nurse of the Year® and Pathway Nurse of the Year® Awards
    • 2024 HRH Princess Muna Al Hussein Award
    • Keynote Address – Shola Richard

    *No CNE awarded for this session

  14. 5:15 pm – 5:45 pm

    Shola Richards book signing in the Foyer outside General Session Room

  15. 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

    2024 Pathway Nurse of the Year Reception

    (Invitation only)
  16. 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

    2024 Magnet® Nurse of the Year Reception

    (Invitation only)
  17. 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

    ANCC Magnet Prize® and ANCC Pathway to Excellence Award® Reception

    (Invitation only)
  1. 8:00 am – Noon

    ANCC/ANA Booths, Conference Bookstore

  2. 8:00 am – Noon

    Posters Open

    Posters Open

  3. 8:00 am – 9:00 am

    Concurrent Sessions

  4. 8:30 am – Noon

    Exhibit Hall Open

  5. 9:30 am – 10:30 am

    Concurrent Sessions

  6. 10:30 am – Noon

    Brunch in the Exhibit Hall

  7. 10:30 am – Noon

    Pathway VA/Military Session

    The Veterans Administrative Team, in collaboration with American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) is hosting this VA and Military Consortium to provide organizations an opportunity to network and learn lived experiences and best practices.

  8. 11:00 am – Noon

    Poster Presenters

    (Available at their posters)

  9. 12:15 pm – 1:30 pm

    General Session*

    • Co-host Handoff
    • Closing Keynote – Damon West

    *No CNE awarded for this session

  10. 1:30 pm – 2:00 pm

    Damon West book signing in the foyer outside the General Session Room

General Session

Meet Our
Keynote Speakers

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Robin Arzón
Vice President of Fitness Programming and Head Instructor
Peloton
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Shola Richards
CEO and Founder
Go Together Global™
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Damon West, M.S. Criminal Justice
Best Selling Author
The Coffee Bean

Choose Your Path

Select from multiple registration options to best suit your needs! From discounted group packages to early bird specials, we have a variety of attractive offers to choose from. Register early to take advantage of our limited-time savings opportunities before they're gone – and get ready for an unforgettable experience!
Features Early-Bird
Ends July 26
Advanced
July 27 – September 6
Regular
September 7 – Onsite
ANA Member—Individual

$876

$978

$1,213

Individual

$978

$1,080

$1,315

Group (5 or more)

$968

$988

$1,213

Full time Retiree or Full time Undergrad

$764

$795

$948

CHOOSE YOUR PATH

Select from multiple registration options to best suit your needs! From discounted group packages to early bird specials, we have a variety of attractive offers to choose from. Register early to take advantage of our limited-time savings opportunities before they're gone – and get ready for an unforgettable experience!
Features Early-Bird Ends July 26 Advanced Rate July 27 – September 6 Regular September 7 – Onsite
ANA Member—Individual

$876

$978

$1,213

Individual

$978

$1,080

$1,315

Group (5 or more)

$968

$988

$1,213

Full time Retiree or Full time Undergrad

$764

$795

$948

Features Fee
VA/Military

$968

One Day – Wednesday $733
One Day – Thursday $682

CNE INFORMATION

*Please note that the amount of CNE credit available is subject to change without notice due to conference schedule changes. 

Accreditation Statement

The American Nurses Association is the accredited provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Non-endorsement of Products or Services

The American Nurses Association’s accredited provider status refers only to continuing nursing education activities and does not imply that there is real or implied endorsement of any product, service, or company referred to at this conference.

New Orleans

Ernest N. Morial Convention Center

900 Convention Center Blvd

New Orleans, LA 70130

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