NCPD Summit. ANC Accreditation
Leading. Learning. October 10-11, 2023. Chicago. ANCC. Nursing Continuing Professional Development

Join us on October 10-11 in Chicago for the 2023 ANCC Nursing Continuing Professional Development (NCPD) Summit! This inspiring and fun-filled event will be held in conjunction with the 2023 ANCC National Magnet Conference® and ANCC Pathway to Excellence Conference®.

The ANCC NCPD Summit will help you transform nursing professional practice and the future of nursing, through Leading Learning.

Join us for a high energy and fun filled 2-day event where you will learn to further support the growth and development of new to practice nurses to cultivating and developing the professional practice of existing nurses in your organization. You will experience first-hand how NCPD creates a strong foundation upon which you and the nurses you lead, coach, and mentor can grow and enhance professionally. You will leave feeling empowered, engaged, and energized as part of a community of practice — from across the globe – that supports nurses through accredited professional development to drive change and achieve key results.


  • ANCC Accredited Provider Program Directors and Nurse Planners
  • Nursing Professional Development (NPD) practitioners and specialists in residency and fellowship, and specialty practice areas
  • Nurse faculty or nursing students in Colleges/Universities with a focus on NPD or nursing education
  • Nursing leaders (managers, directors, CNOs, and academic Deans or Program Chairs)
  • NPDs in organizations that have Joint Accreditation
  • Nurses from organizations that are on the accreditation journey in NCPD or thinking about becoming accredited


  • Riveting keynote speakers
  • Captivating, real-time, working sessions on learner engagement, diversity, and inclusion, and how to use accreditation tools to ensure high-quality, learner-centric education.
  • Celebrate NCPD Premier Award recipients, sponsored by Dossier!
  • Engage in multiple networking opportunities to expand your professional contacts and support system!
  • Plus, you will earn up to 16 CNE credit hours to support your professional development portfolios.
  • Hear from your peers! Abstract Presentations from NCPD leaders including:
    • ACCRED Talks (ANCC’s version of TED Talks) highlighting NCPD best practices.
    • Scholarship Roadshow exhibits showcasing NCPD research, quality improvement, or evidence-based practice with measurable impact
    • Times UP presentations demonstrate how outcomes-based CE has been used to enhance professional development
    • Team Spirit abstracts showcase the impact of team-based learning


The ANCC NCPD Summit is an inspiring and fun filled event that will stimulate you to perform at the top of your NPD practice! Come to the 2023 NCPD Summit to learn how to leverage Accreditation frameworks to enhance your practice in accredited NCPD and foster an environment of growth and learning for the nursing community.

  • Reignite your passion for NCPD through inspirational stories of growth and overcoming adversity.
  • Partake in learner-centric NCPD planning to disrupt traditional methods of learning.
  • Explore the importance of diversity and mindfulness to elevate the planning and delivery of NCPD.
  • Identify imaginative active learning strategies that will excite learners and lead to meaningful and impactful NCPD.
  • Connect in powerful discussions about the importance of collaboration in the advancement of NPD and develop strategies for maintaining effective partnerships.

Event Speakers

Keynote Speaker
Robert Irving III
Musician, Composer, Educator

Harmonic Possibilities through Leading Learning

The first day of the NCPD Summit starts on a high note with Robert Irving, III and the Jazz Institute of Chicago! Join educator Robert Irving, III, Musical Director of the Miles Electric Band and former collaborator with the iconic Ramsey Lewis and legendary trumpeter Miles Davis, as he leads an ensemble of students and veteran Chicago Jazz musicians for a musical interpretation of leadership and learning, that makes collaboration and innovation possible.

 Keynote Speaker
Judi Cullinane
Chief Nursing Officer, Spaulding Rehabilitation Network

Staying Out of the Grey Zone

Staying Out of the Grey Zone addresses the importance of leaders in professional development effectively leading and managing through the professional behavior continuum. Accredited Provider Program Directors (often NPD specialists or practitioners), nurse planners and facilitators of learning such as preceptors are well positioned to provide performance feedback using The Caring Model. Staying Out of the Grey Zone offers techniques for identifying and communicating higher levels of performance expectations to support effective change management and care excellence.

Keynote Speaker
Steve Singer, PhD,
Vice President for Education & Outreach
Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education

Digging into the CE Educator Toolkit for CPD Professionals

Explore the CE Educator Toolkit for applicability in NCPD.  This toolkit may be used, distributed, or presented for non-promotional educational purposes with attribution.


  • Welcome
    • Jennifer Graebe, MSN, RN, NEA-BC, Director, Nursing Continuing Professional Development & Joint Accreditation Program, ANCC
    • Nursing Continuing Professional Development Program Team
  • Welcome wellness activity!
  • Keynote Speaker: Robert Irving III, Musician, Composer, Educator
  • Plenary Speaker: Steve Singer, PhD, Vice President for Education and Resources
  • Welcome and Recap
    Nursing Continuing Professional Development Program Team
  • Working Session One: To Team or not to Team
    Plenary Speakers: Dion Richetti, Logan Murray, Jennifer Graebe
    Session Description: Interprofessional continuing education and collaborative practice focus on team performance, with the patient as a core member of the healthcare team and requires a commitment to education delivery that enables team members to learn from, with, and about each other. Evidence shows substantial benefits from interprofessional continuing education that improves teamwork, reduces stress, improves job satiety, and wellbeing, care delivery, and patient outcomes. This session will give you the knowledge and skills to create IPCE activities to enhance effective collaboration and improve health outcomes.
  • Working Session Two: ANCC Let’s Chat: Accredibility – Journey to Equity in Learning
    Podcast Guests: Sasha Dubois, Katie Bostin Leary, Liz McClure, Judith Cullinane and Chien Chien
    Session Description: Experience the ANCC NCPD program podcast ANCC Let’s Chat: Accredibility live brought to you by your hosts Jennifer Bodine and Jillian Russel.
  • Abstract Presentations:
      • ACCRED Talks: Best Practices in NCPD
      • Scholarship Roadshow
      • Times UP: Outcomes-Based CE
      • Team Spirit: Team-Based learning

    See full listing of abstract presentations and posters.

*Order of events subject to change 

Thank You to Our Sponsors


Note: The American Nurses Association is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. ANA is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP17219.

Join us for an immersive, high energy 2-day event and earn up to 16.0 CNE credits. Return to your workplace energized with new ideas, implementation tools, and a network of colleagues from across the globe.

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