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ABNS Spring 2023 Conference

  • 3 Mar 2023
  • 7:00 AM (CST)
  • 4 Mar 2023
  • 12:15 PM (CST)
  • Double Tree O'Hare Hotel, 5460 N River Rd, Rosemont, IL 60018


  • 1 attendee
  • up to 3 attendees
  • up to 4 attendees
  • up to 6 attendees
  • up to 7 attendees
  • up to 9 attendee
  • up to 10 attendees
  • up to 12 attendees

Registration is closed

ABNS is an approved CE provider by the California Board of Registered Nursing. By attending the 2023 Spring Conference you can earn up to 8.5 CE contact hours.


Tentative Agenda


Spring (Titles TBD)



7:45am - 9am



9am - 9:30am

Session 1. ABSNC

John Preston

9:30am - 10am

Session 2. ABNS

Terri Hinkley

10am - 10:15am



10:15 - 11:45am

Session 3. NCLEX and GenX - Student Test Standard Setting

Jason Schwartz

Whether standards for passing should be lowered or raised to help students affected by the pandemic.

11:45am - 1 pm



1:00 - 2:30 pm

Session 4.Drivers of Change and the Future of Credentialing

Panel Session

Panelist to-date are:

Kevin Letz, Director of Certification, AANPCB

Terri Hinkley, Chief Executive Officer, AMSN & MSNCB

Tony Ellis, Executive Director, ONCC

2:35 - 2:55 pm



3pm - 4:30

Session 5.  Interactive Networking Session World Cafe: Sharing in Solutions





5:30 - 6:30 PM

Evening Reception








7:45am - 9am



9 - 10:30am

Session 6. What is happening to pass rates? Trends and factors impacting fluctuations.

Frank Williams

10:30 - 10:45am



10:45am - 11:45am

Session 7.  Longitudinal Assessment as a means for initial and/or continued certification.



DoubleTree O'Hare Hotel

Address5460 N River Rd, Rosemont, IL 60018

Contact: (847) 292-9100

Attendees are able to book through the event link below.

  • $142 per night Single/Double

The group rate is available until Thursday, February 8th, 2023 or when rooms sell out. All reservations must be guaranteed by a credit card.

Attendees will be responsible for reserving their own room.

More Details Coming Soon!

Cancellation Policy

Refunds due to cancellation will be processed as follows:

  • Through Feb 3: 90% of registration fees.
  • Beginning Feb 4: No refund due to cancellation.

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ABNS does not verify certification credentials of individual certified nurses. To verify a credential, contact the certifying agency that granted the credential. ABNS does not administer certification programs.

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