Can’t make it to the in-person conference? For those who are unable to attend the event in-person in Atlanta, ANCC has created a virtual platform with access to most of the concurrent and poster sessions. You may register for the Virtual Access only. All in-person attendees will also have access to the virtual platform until December 31 and do not need to register for both. Register today for Virtual Access only if you are not able to attend the conference in-person. Register today for Virtual Access or see below for the program schedule for Virtual Access sessions.

Register for Virtual Access

9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

All Hands On Deck: Leading Infection Prevention and Control from the Frontline

10:00 AM

Platform Access Begins

2:30 PM – 3:30 PM

Poster Viewing

3:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Posters Viewing

3:00 PM – 5:00 PM

ANCC Showcase Hours

9:00 AM – 10:45 AM 

Live Stream – Opening General Session 

  • Cohen Children’s Medical Center, the 2020 Magnet Prize®, sponsored by Cerner awardee
  • Keynote – Carolyn Jones

10:45 AM – 11:00 AM


11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Session: V-P641
Achieving an “A” Grade in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Learn how to assess, diagnose, plan, implement, and evaluate diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) issues related to racism in nursing, health inequities, and social determinants impacting patient outcomes. There are opportunities for improvement in nursing that have been hiding in plain sight that nurses can impact on a daily basis.

Presenters: Katie Boston-Leary  PhD, MHA, MBA, RN, NEA-BC, American Nurses Association, Silver Spring, MD
Kendra McMillan, RN, BS, MPH, American Nurses Association, Silver Spring, MD

Session: V-P728
From Document Submission Straight to Online Survey: Easy as 1, 2, 3!

Gain insight into how one hospital system mentored basic writing principles to develop and submit required Pathway documentation, received zero deficiencies, and proceeded straight to the online Pathway nurse survey.

Presenter: C. Preston Lewis, DNP, RN, CCRN; Baptist Health Lexington, Lexington, KY

Session: V-M511
Overview of the 2023 Magnet® Application Manual

Examine the complex requirements for data collection and presentation related to nurse satisfaction, nursing-sensitive clinical indicators, and patient satisfaction under the 2019 Magnet® Application Manual. A senior Magnet program analyst will guide you step by step as you master the critical elements of data presentation.

Presenters: Beth Pruski, MSN, RN, CPHQ, American Nurses Credentialing Center, Silver Spring, MD; Monica Work, RN, NE-BC, American Nurses Credentialing Center, Silver Spring, MD

Session: V-M512
Nursing’s Definition, Scope, and Standards Are Revised for Action Beyond the Year of the Nurse

“Leading to the Future” prompted creative and innovative thinking and bold action for those nurses charged with reviewing and revising the previous nursing scope and standards of practice. Learn about the resultant new models, revised definition of nursing, and other content in Nursing: Scope and Standards of Practice, Fourth Edition.

Presenters: Carol Bickford, PhD, RN-BC, CPHIMS, FAMIA, FHIMSS, FAAN, American Nurses Association, Silver Spring, MD
Katie Boston-Leary, RN, NEA-BC, American Nurses Association, Silver Spring, MD

12:00 pm – 12:30 pm 

Lunch Break

12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

Session: V-P513
Healing in Hellfire: Violence Prevention in Health Care Settings

This presentation includes fundamentals of workplace violence prevention in health care settings that can be universally implemented in any organization. Attendees will be apprised of the interdisciplinary process of ‘threat assessment’, an evidenced-based practice mitigating acts of targeted violence. Emphasis will be placed on the importance of the prevention of over-responsivity.

Presenters: Tamara Marquez De La Plata, MSN, RN, South Texas Veterans Health Care System, San Antonio; Matthew Talbot, LCSW, CCFC, CFMHE, CTM, Matthew Talbot Department of Veterans Affairs, San Antonio, TX

Session: V-P613
Optimizing Career Ladder Engagement: A Revised Approach

Learn how one organization revised a four-tier RN career ladder model to empower graduate and seasoned nurses, double participation rates, and facilitate the reduction in turnover.

Presenters: C. Preston Lewis, DNP, RN, CCRN, Baptist Health Lexington, Lexington, KY; Kathryn Costanzo, BSN, RN, Baptist Health Lexington, Lexington, KY

Session: V-M526
Leveraging NCPD Departments to Achieve Magnet and Pathway Credentialing

NPD practitioners and nurse planners lead the charge in providing and evaluating NCPD to achieve strategic goals. Organizations seeking Magnet/Pathway credentialing are uniquely positioned to leverage NCPD to achieve this credential. Participants will identify opportunities for relationship building and collaboration with Magnet/Pathway program directors demonstrating how NCPD underpins credentialing achievements.

Presenters: Jennifer Graebe, MSN, RN, NEA-BC, American Nurses Credentialing Center, Silver Spring, MD; Jennifer Bodine, DNP, FNP-C, NPD-BC, CEN, ANPD, Chicago, IL; Jillian Russell, MSN, RN, NPD-BC, ANPD, Chicago, IL

Session: V-M723
Continuing Education (CE) Impacts Nursing Practice

Educators, have you ever wondered if practice changes after a nurse completes a continuing education course? After attending this session, participants will be able to identify the outcomes of continuing education for individuals and organizations and apply research methods to evaluate the impact of continuing nursing education in their organization.

Presenter: Tiffany Bryant, DNP, RN, NPD-BC, PCCN, American Nurses Association, Silver Spring, MD

1:30 PM – 2:30 PM 

Sponsor Sessions

2:30 PM – 3:15 PM

Zoom Roundtable Discussions

2:30 PM – 3:30 PM

Poster Viewing

3:00 PM – 4:30 PM 

ANCC Showcase Hours

3:30 PM – 4:30 PM 

Sponsored Exhibit Booth Hour

4:30 PM – 6:30 PM 

Live Stream – Magnet® and Pathway to Excellence® Designation Celebration 

8:30 AM – 9:30 AM 

Poster Viewing

9:00 am – 10:30 pm

ANCC and ANA Enterprise Booth Hours

10:30 am – 11:30 am

Session: V-P627
Lessons Learned on Our Journey to Becoming “Pathway Proud”

Staff, leadership, and board of trustee turnover is inevitable. Learn strategies for a successful transformation that can guide the preservation of your organization’s Pathway culture.

Presenters: Lisa M Keegan, BSN, RN, Adirondack Health, Saranac Lake, NY
Kristin P Finn, BSN, RNC-OB, Adirondack Health, Saranac Lake, NY

Session: V-P655
Transforming Organizational Culture to Achieve Nursing Excellence

Discover how a Veterans Administration Medical Center (VAMC) successfully transformed the organization’s culture by aligning with Pathway to Excellence® Standards. The three aims were (1) establish a shared governance (SG) model, (2) enhance evidence-based practice (EBP) at the point of care, and (3) improve nurse satisfaction and engagement rates.

Presenters: Valerie Rodriguez-Yu, MSN, RN, NEA-BC, Audie L. Murphy Memorial Veterans Hospital, San Antonio, TX; Amy Cruz, MSN, RN, CNL, PCCN, Audie L. Murphy Memorial Veterans Hospital, San Antonio, TX

Session: V-M611
The American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Research Playbook: A Guide for Supporting Multi-site Research Studies

In this one-hour session, research council members will present an analytical approach to conducting multisite studies to maximize the potential of the research project, enhance rigor, and support the development of interventions that are tailored to the populations they are intended to serve.

Presenters: Marianne Weiss, DNSc, RN, Marquette University – College of Nursing; Catherine Ivory, PhD, RN-BC, FAAN, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN

Session: V-M615
Dueling Burnout: The Dual Role Nurse

Dueling Burnout describes an initiative that was implemented in an intensive care unit to reduce the level of burnout nurses endure by encouraging dual roles with collaborating departments. Gain insight and strategies on combating moral distress and burnout in any area of nursing!

Presenters: Melissa Dorsey, MSN, RN, CCRN-K, NE-BC, Spectrum Health, Grand Rapids, MI
Elizabeth Steenland, BSN, RN, CCRN, Spectrum Health, Grand Rapids, MI

11:30 AM – 12:30 PM 

Sponsor Sessions

12:00 PM – 12:45 PM  

Zoom Roundtable Discussions

12:30 PM – 1:00 PM

Lunch break

1:00pm – 2:00pm

Session: V-P614
Interdisciplinary Approach to Manage MRSA in Level IV NICU

MRSA poses many challenges in the NICU. This institution collaborated with an interdisciplinary team to combat the recent rise of MRSA, which posed life-threatening risks to the patient population. Nursing must drive change and assist in the evaluation of practices and implementation of immediate steps to reduce risk.

Presenters: Tara Matz, MSN, RN, AE-C, Cohen Children’s Medical Center of New York, New Hyde Park, NY; Margaret Duffy, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, Cohen Children’s Medical Center, New Hyde Park, NY

Session: V-P727
Creating a Culture of Sustained Excellence: The Secret Formula

Through the Journey of Excellence, what began as a strategic vision to enhance the organizational culture and transform the practice of nursing profoundly exceeded expectations. An in-depth exploration of the winning formula will be explored in this session.

Presenter: Sandra Sullivan, MSN, RN, LNHA, NEA-BC VA Medical Center, Martinsburg, WV

Session: V-M640
Nurses’ Role in Social Justice Advocacy-Necessary Trouble

This interactive session will explore social and structural determinants of health that may lead to health disparities and health inequities, using the case example approach. Participants will be able to articulate why nurses should be social justice advocates and strategies they can use to achieve this goal.

Presenter: Coretta Jenerette, PhD, RN, AOCN, CNE, FAAN, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC

Session: V-M653
Writing an Abstract for the Magnet Conference: Tips for Success from Members of the Magnet Team!

This session will guide participants through effective strategies to write a successful presentation abstract. These tips and strategies are for you, whether this is your first submission or you are an experienced presenter and just need a refresher on best practices when writing a conference abstract in the modern health care.

Presenters: Lynn Newberry, DNP, RN, CEN, NE-BC, American Nurses Credentialing Center, Silver Spring, MD; Nicole George, MSN, RN-BC, CMSRN, American Nurses Credentialing Center, Silver Spring, MD; Pam Petto, MEd, BSN, PMP, NE-BC, American Nurses Credentialing Center, Silver Spring, MD

2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Sponsor Sessions

2:30pm – 3:30pm 

ANCC and ANA Enterprise Booth Hour

2:30pm – 3:30pm 

Sponsored Exhibit Booth Hour

3:30 – 5:15pm 

Live Stream – General Session

  • Awards Ceremony – National Magnet Nurse of the Year®, the National Pathway Nurse of the Year®, the 2021 ANCC Magnet Prize®, sponsored by Cerner, the 2021 ANCC Pathway Award®, sponsored by Cerner, will be announced.
  • Keynote Speaker – Josh Linkner


This year, we are offering a virtual access component. Individuals can register for virtual access only or they can register to attend the conference in-person. When registering for the in-person event, attendees will automatically be given access to the virtual component, so there is no need to register for both. For individuals who register for the virtual access component only, they may earn up to 23 CNE (includes 16 concurrent sessions and 7 poster sessions). For individuals, who register for the in-person conference and have automatic access to the virtual component, they may earn up to 39 CNE (includes 8 concurrent sessions and 15 poster sessions (in-person) and up to an additional 16 CNE via virtual access).

Note: In-person attendees may not claim CNE credit for the matching virtual concurrent session or poster sessions previously attended at the conference itself. Therefore, whichever in-person session you are unable to attend while in Atlanta, you may view the sessions offered virtually and earn CNE credits for it. You may not claim CNE for the same session twice. All those attending the event in-person will automatically have access to the virtual sessions.