FAQs

Updated June 15, 2022

WHAT ARE THE DATES AND LOCATION FOR THE 2022 CO-LOCATED ANCC CONFERENCES?

The co-located ANCC Pathway to Excellence Conference® and ANCC National Magnet Conference® will be held in person, in Philadelphia, PA, October 13-15, 2022, at the Pennsylvania Convention Center.

What are the latest SAFETY PROTOCOLS for the conference?

The American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) remains fully committed to holding a safe and successful in-person meeting at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia. PA, USA, on October 13-15, 2022. . 

ANCC is implementing additional COVID-19 protocols to provide a safe meeting environment. These protocols will meet or exceed all recommendations and safety procedures from the CDC, the State of Pennsylvania, and the City of Philadelphia, as well as industry standards.

ANCC’s priority is always the health and well-being of our community, and we are working closely with the Pennsylvania Convention Center , vendor partners, and hotels to implement thorough COVID-19 safety protocols. 

Mask Wearing
In accordance with local policy, masks will be optional, but strongly encouraged. While the CDC continues to recommend masks, we are following the local ordinances currently. This is subject to change.

Proof of COVID-19 vaccination
Additionally, proof of full COVID-19 vaccination will be required for in-person attendees. Individuals who are unable to provide verification will not be permitted to enter any conference venues.  

How do i upload my COVID-19 vaccination card?

More details will be forthcoming for attendees and exhibitors on the health & safety protocol requirements, which will include, without limitation, instructions to upload your proof of vaccination.

Please check back frequently for updates to the Right of Entry Protocol.

Is a negative covid-19 test acceptable for entry to conference events?

No. All in-person attendees are required to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination. Proof of COVID-19 antibodies is not acceptable.

what if i forget to upload my card, is there on-site testing?

No onsite testing is offered by ANCC. Proof of COVID-19 vaccination is required to pick up your conference badge and the only acceptable form of verification to attend any pre-conference, conference and related Additional Events (under Program tab on home page). 

are booster shots (“third shot”) required for attendance?

No.

If i forget/lose my mask, will one be provided?

Yes. We will have limited supplies of masks. Other safety protocols including hand sanitizer stations will be available as well as hand sanitizer for sale.

WHEN CAN I REGISTER FOR THE CONFERENCE AND RESERVE HOTEL SPACE?

Conference registration and housing will open June 15, 2022. Click here to register for pre-conference events and the conference, find housing, view the program schedule, and much more!

CAN I RESERVE HOUSING DIRECTLY FROM THE HOTELS?

Connections Housing is the only official housing provider for ANCC. Please do not accept hotel offers or reservations from any other source as most are scams. You will receive certain protections and benefits by booking with Connections Housing. Housing opens with registration on June 15. Go to ANCCHousing@connectionshousing.com.

WILL THERE BE PRE-CONFERENCE EVENTS FOR THE co-locATED CONFERENCE?

Yes. The events you typically enjoy (e.g., program guidance courses, seminars, and program director sessions) are scheduled for Monday,  October 10 through Wednesday, October 12. Fees and attendance eligibility rules apply for some workshops.

IS THERE A VIRTUAL OPTION FOR REGISTRATION?

Yes! We are excited to offer both an in-person option and a virtual access option for the conferences this year. The in-person conference provides everything you’ve been waiting for PLUS access to the virtual access at no extra cost!

I AM A VIRTUAL ACCESS-ONLY REGISTRANT, WHAT DOES THIS INCLUDE?

For virtual access-only registrants, your sessions occur over two days, October 13-14 . You start on opening day (October 13) with livestreaming of the general session. Twenty concurrent sessions have been pre-selected and will cover both Magnet and Pathway topics. Ten concurrent sessions will be released each day of the two-day virtual access. Pre-selection is not required. Posters will also be available for viewing starting on October 12. You can view the posters and concurrent sessions, on-demand via the virtual access platform, through December 2, 2022.

On day two (October 14), livestreaming includes organizational and individual nurse awards plus the keynote speaker! Access continues for the 20 concurrent sessions and posters, on-demand, through December 2, 2022. Attendees must complete concurrent and poster evaluations by December 9 to obtain CNE credit.

ARE WE REQUIRED TO REGISTER FOR ACTIVITIES SPECIFIC TO OUR PROGRAM (MAGNET OR PATHWAY), OR IS THE IN-PERSON CONFERENCE OPEN TO ALL?

This year’s conference is specially designed to meet the needs of all program attendees. For the in-person event, all general sessions will be together in one space. The concurrent sessions will be identified on the conference app by program. You can customize your own experience and attend any concurrent sessions you want, including posters, best suited for your needs.

WHAT ARE THE CONFERENCE FEES THIS YEAR?

Registration and housing open June 15, 2022. Here are the registration fees and options:  (see chart given)

Early-Bird In-person Advance In-person Regular In-person Virtual Access Only 
Until July 19, 2022 July 20 –  August 28, 2022 August 29 -onsite
Group (4 or more) $919 $939 $1,150 $459
Individual $929 $1,029 $1,250 $499
Retired or full-time student $719 $749 $899
Veterans Affairs employee or active-duty military $919 $919 $919

 

ANA member discount *membership number required at registration
Individual $829 $929 $1,150 $409

ARE THERE REGISTRATION DISCOUNTS FOR EARLY BIRD OR GROUPS?

Yes! Pricing discounts apply for eligible groups. Only one discount may be applied per registrant; no combining of discounts is allowed.

I AM AN ANA MEMBER. IS THERE A REGISTRATION DISCOUNT FOR ME?

Yes! ANA members receive a $100 discount on individual registration fees (does not apply to group or other discounts).

CAN WE EXPECT THE SAME CONFERENCE AGENDA AS IN PAST YEARS?

Yes, and more! Both Magnet and Pathway to Excellence conferences will be held in ONE location. You can expect excitement and fun as always! Your favorite events are all on tap, including the welcome celebration, general session speakers, tons of CNE options, concurrent sessions, posters, networking, exhibitors and sponsors, and a chance for relaxing, celebrating, and storytelling. Also, be sure to check the schedule once posted for an extensive list of preconference events.

WILL HEALTH CARE ORGANIZATIONS THAT RECEIVED THEIR DESIGNATIONS BE PUBLICLY RECOGNIZED (I.E., WALK THE STAGE)?

Yes! All organizations receiving Magnet designation or redesignation (from July 2021 through August 2022) or Pathway to Excellence designation or redesignation (from July 2021 through August 2022) will be publicly recognized at the in-person conference. The ANCC program teams will work with your organization if you are unable to attend.

Will CNE credits be offered for the virtual sessions? How do I obtain my CNE credits?

Yes. Please see CNE Information for details.