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Oct 2017
Oct 2017


George R. Brown Convention Center 1001 Avenida de las Americas Houston , Texas 77010
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ANCC National Magnet Conference 2017 - American Nurses Credentialing Center


Event Overview:

The largest nursing conference in the United States is bigger and better than ever!

Join the largest nursing conference in the United States and more than 9,000 nurses and nursing executives, representing 20-plus countries, who will gather at the ANCC National Magnet Conference®, October 11-13, 2017, in Houston, TX. The Magnet® Conference is the official annual conference of the prestigious Magnet Recognition Program®, serving as both a celebration of accomplishment for newly designated Magnet organizations and a showcase of best nursing practices for the Magnet community. Everyone who seeks to improve their institution’s nursing program and learn about Magnet is invited to register. Attendees return to their hospitals energized, ready to improve their nursing practice, and equipped with proven methods to do so.

Attendee Information:

Why Attend?
More than 150 concurrents. You asked for more sessions, and we delivered. Choose from 153 timely topics.
Inspiring speakers. Hear from medical satirist ZDoggMD, Carolyn Jones, and Faith Roberts.
A preconference symposium. Sharpen your research skills.
A bustling exhibit hall. Test new products and technologies.
Cost-efficient CNE. Earn up to 24 continuing nursing education contact hours.
Tons of fun! Stay tuned for more on the Welcome Party and packing in even more networking events and activities to celebrate nursing.

Exhibitor Information:

The 2017 ANCC National Magnet Conference® is the place to make connections with leading nursing professionals meet current and prospective customers, gain valuable industry knowledge, and increase your visibility to remain competitive in the marketplace.

Exhibit at the Largest Nursing Conference in the United States

Why Should You Exhibit at the ANCC Magnet Conference?

    10,000 nursing professionals from 20 countries
    CNOs, Nurse Managers, Nurse Educators and Magnet Program Directors
    60% of all attendees represent Magnet-designated organizations
    Produced by the world's largest and most prestigious nurse credentialing organization

What's Happening in the Exhibit Hall?

    Hundreds of exhibiting companies
    150 poster presentations
    Free lunch for all registrants
    Prize drawings and give-aways

About ANCC:

The mission of the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), a subsidiary of the American Nurses Association (ANA), is to promote excellence in nursing and health care globally through credentialing programs. ANCC's internationally renowned credentialing programs certify and recognize individual nurses in specialty practice areas. It recognizes healthcare organizations that promote nursing excellence and quality patient outcomes, while providing safe, positive work environments. In addition, ANCC accredits healthcare organizations that provide and approve continuing nursing education. It also offers educational materials to support nurses and organizations as they work toward their credentials. ANCC was incorporated in June 1990.


Oct 8   

7:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. – In Pursuit of Excellence: Magnet® Program Guidance (Day 1, separate registration fee and eligibility applies)

Oct 9   

7:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. – In Pursuit of Excellence: Magnet® Program Guidance (Day 2, separate registration fee and eligibility applies)

8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m. – Nurse Executive/Nurse Executive, Advanced Review (Day 1, separate registration fee applies)

Oct 10   

7:30 a.m.-8:00 p.m. – Registration, ANCC, ANA, Foundation Booths , Conference Bookstore, Posters*

8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. – Magnet® Program Directors (MPD) Meeting (for MPDs only, advance registration required)

8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m. – Nurse Executive/Nurse Executive, Advanced Review (Day 2, separate registration fee applies)

9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. – ANCC Annual Research Symposium (separate reg fee applies)

2:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m. – Book signing – Dr. Jean Watson

3:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. – Poster sessions

5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. – International Attendee Forum (international attendees only, separate registration fee applies)

Oct 11   

7:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. – Registration, ANCC, ANA, Foundation Booths , Conference Bookstore, Posters*

9:00 a.m.-10:45 a.m. – Opening General Session and Keynote Jonathan Godfrey, RN, CMTE

11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. – Concurrent Sessions

12:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m. – Exhibits

12:30 p.m.-2:30 p.m. – Attendee Lunch with Exhibits

12:30 p.m.-2:30 p.m. – Magnet® CNO Luncheon (invitation only, advance registration required)

12:30 p.m.-1:15 p.m. – Book signing – Jonathan Godfrey

1:15 p.m.-2:15 p.m. – Poster Sessions

1:30 p.m.-2:15 p.m. –  Book signing – Dr. Jennifer Mensik

2:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m. – Concurrent Sessions

4:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m. – General Session and Magnet® Celebration!

6:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m. – Welcome Party in the Park at Discovery Green

Oct 12   

7:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. – Registration, ANCC, ANA, Foundation Booths , Conference Bookstore, Posters*

8:00 a.m.-9:00 a.m. – Concurrent Sessions

8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. – Exhibits

9:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m. – Concurrent Sessions

11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. – Concurrent Sessions

12:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m. – Attendee Lunch with Exhibits

12:45 p.m.-1:30 a.m. – Book signing- Kelly & Tom French

12:45 p.m.-1:45 p.m. – Poster Sessions

2:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m. – Concurrent Sessions

3:30 p.m.-5:00 p.m.– General Session Keynote – Carolyn Jones

5:00 p.m.-5:45 p.m. – Book Signing – Carolyn Jones

Oct 13   

7:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. – Registration, Posters*

7:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. – ANCC, ANA, Foundation Booths , Conference Bookstore

8:00 a.m.-9:00 a.m. – Concurrent Sessions

8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. – Exhibits

9:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m. – Concurrent Sessions

10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. – Attendee Brunch with Exhibits

11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m. – Poster Sessions

12:30 p.m.-1:30 p.m. – Concurrent Sessions

2:00 p.m.-3:15 p.m. – Closing General Session & Keynote- Faith Roberts, MSN, RN, CRRN

Keynote Speakers

Faith Roberts


Magnet®, Professional Practice

You’ve spent the last few days surrounded by lots of enthusiasm and new ideas at the 2017 ANCC National Magnet Conference®! Now what? How do you harness the passion you have for your practice and share it with others? What is in the heart of every professional nurse? In this session, we will examine what makes our practice matter and celebrate the moments that keep us grounded.

Faith Roberts, MSN, RN, CRRN, is Director of Magnet®, Professional Practice, and Parish Nursing for Carle Foundation Hospital and Carle Physician Group in Urbana, IL. A gifted storyteller, Faith draws on her extensive experience in administration, education, and clinical practice to illuminate the drama and humor found in everyday nursing practice. Her unique ability to blend theory and reality make her presentations powerful and she is a sought-after speaker at the state, national, and international level.

Jonathan Godfrey

From 200 feet and speeds of more than 140 miles per hour, a medivac helicopter slammed into the ice-cold waters of the Potomac River the night of January 10, 2005, leaving only one survivor, Jonathan Godfrey.

The impact propelled Godfrey to make waves of change in the medical transport industry, and ripples that will continue to carry a message of resilience and what it is like to go from trauma nurse to a trauma patient.

Godfrey became a well-known advocate for safety and continues his work as a critical-care transport nurse, and safety coordinator at Children’s National Health System in Washington, D.C.

For more than 12 years, Godfrey has presented his story to audiences all over the U.S. and abroad highlighting safety culture, crash prevention, survivability, and resiliency touching on other education to keep transport and medical professionals’ perspectives fresh and hearts vigilant.

Godfrey has served on many boards and committees over the years since then and is currently a director on the board of the National EMS Memorial Service.

He is involved in many other projects such as Survivor’s Network, Vision Zero, Digital Safety Stories, and U.S. Helicopter safety team.

His efforts have afforded him honors receiving the Jim Charlson Award, AAMS President’s Award, and the Vision Zero Award.

In early 2017, Godfrey co-authored the book “Max Impact: A Story of Survival” with journalist MJ Brickey.

Godfrey is a proud father of three, but a Dad to six, always working to guide his children to make a difference and be a bright part of the future.

Carolyn Jones

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