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ABNS Fall 2023 Virtual Conference - Friday, October 6, 2023 - 11 am - 4:30 pm ET

  • 6 Oct 2023
  • 11:00 AM - 4:30 PM
  • Eastern Time.


  • 1 attendee
  • up to 3 attendees
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  • up to 7 attendees
  • up to 9 attendee
  • up to 10 attendees
  • up to 12 attendees
  • Silver Sponsors
  • Gold Sponsors

Registration is closed

Gold Sponsors receive an individual slide during the sponsorship thank you and a full page ad in the online program.

Silver Sponsors are listed on a combined silver sponsor thank you slide and get a half page ad in the online program.

Up to 5.50 hours of CE will be offered for attending the virtual conference. 

Conference Program

Virtual Agenda (All times Eastern)


Session Title


11:00 am - 11:05 pm


James Stobinski, PhD, RN,
President, ABNS

11:05 am - 12:05 pm

CE/CAE: 1.00

Session 1. Opening Keynote: Updates on Legislation Affecting Certification Boards

Julia E. Judish | Special Counsel
Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP

12:05 - 12:20 pm

CE/CAE: .25

Session 2. Update on Accreditation Board for Specialty
Nursing Certification

Margaret Erickson, PhD, RN, MSN, CNS, APHN-BC
CEO, American Holistic Nurses Credentialing Corporation

12:20 - 12:50 pm

CE/CAE: .50

Session 3. Update on American Board of Nursing
Specialties (ABNS)

James Stobinski, PhD, RN,
President, ABNS

12:50 pm - 1:00pm


1:00 pm – 1:50 pm

CE/CAE: 1.00

Session 4. Elevating Employee Engagement: Taking an Employee First Approach

Sheri Sesay Tuffour, PhD, CAE, ICE-CCP, CNED, Chief Executive Officer at Pediatric Nursing Certification Board

Lori Anne Boocks,
Vice President of Engagement & Communications, Pediatric Nursing Certification Board

1:50 pm – 2:40 pm

CE/CAE: 1.00

Session 5. NLC and APRN Compact

Nicole Livanos, Director, State Affairs, National Council of State Boards of Nursing

2:40 pm – 2:50 pm


2:50 pm – 3:45 pm

CE/CAE: 1.00

Session 6. Operation Nightingale: Implications on the Nursing Profession

Jim Cleghorn, Director, Member Engagement and Government Affairs, National Council of State Boards of Nursing

3:45 pm – 4:30 pm 

CE/CAE: .75

Session 7. Certification survey results and closing remarks

James Stobinski, PhD, RN,
President, ABNS

Thank You To Our Sponsors



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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.

This website contains information specific to specialty nursing certification and is not intended or designed to give medical or nursing advice.

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