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SPRING 2010 ABNS ASSEMBLY MEETING MARCH 5-6, 2010 WESTIN SOUTH COAST PLAZA HOTEL COSTA MESA, CA REGISTRATION FORM HOTEL REGISTRATION DEADLINE IS MONDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 2010 AT 5 PM PST. NOTE: RESERVATION REQUESTS RECEIVED AFTER THE CUT-OFF DATE WILL BE BASED ON AVAILABILITY AT THE HOTEL'S PREVAILING RATES. You are encouraged to make a reservation by the deadline even if you need to make changes later! HOTEL INFORMATION: Please make your hotel reservation directly with the hotel, telling them you are with the ABNS Spring Assembly Meeting which has a group rate. All reservations must be guaranteed by either a credit card or an advanced deposit of the first night’s room and tax. The ABNS room rate is $175.00 single or double, plus tax. Call (888) 627-7213 to make your room reservation. The Orange County/John Wayne Airport is the closest airport and the hotel provides a complimentary shuttle service between airport/hotel. Westin South Coast Plaza Hotel ▪ 686 Anton Blvd. ▪ Costa Mesa, CA 92626 ▪ 714-540-2500 PLEASE SUBMIT ONE REGISTRATION FORM PER EACH MEETING PARTICIPANT. MEETING REGISTRATION/FEE MUST BE RECEIVED IN THE ABNS OFFICE NO LATER THAN FEBRUARY 15, 2010. Please type or print clearly. Only the information you provide will be published on the Participant List – Please provide the participant’s personal work or home email address where further meeting information and updates will be sent. Last Name:____________________________________________First Name__________________________________ Credentials_________________________________________________Title___________________________________ Name of Organization/Acronym______________________________________________________________________ Street Address of Organization_______________________________________________________________________ City/State/Zip code of Organization___________________________________________________________________ Organization’s Phone_____________________Fax__________________Web Address_________________________ Participant’s personal or work email address where meeting updates will be sent____________________________ Emergency Contact Information: Name/Relationship of Contact_____________________Phone#_______________ Check here if you prefer a vegetarian lunch □ or have other dietary restrictions? ____________________________ Check Status of Meeting Participant Registration One Fee Participant from Regular Member or Affiliate Member Organization $250 Auditor (Individuals whose organizations are not members)* $400 * If an auditing organization joins ABNS by the next Assembly meeting, a portion of the auditor fee paid now will be applied toward the membership fee. Please enclose check, made payable to ABNS and mail to: ABNS, 610 Thornhill Lane, Aurora, OH 44202 Refunds will not be issued after February 22, 2010. ABNS does not accept credit cards. For questions, call Bonnie Niebuhr, ABNS CEO at 330-995-9172 or email ABNSCEO@aol.com ABNS SPRING 2010 ASSEMBLY MEETING AGENDA March 5-6, 2010 Westin South Coast Plaza Hotel Costa Mesa, CA Thursday, March 4, 2010 9:00 am – 5:00 pm Accreditation Board for Specialty Nursing Certification, Inc. Meeting (for elected members) 9:00 am – 5:00 pm Research Committee Meeting (for appointed members) PLEASE NOTE: THE ASSEMBLY MEETING WILL ADJOURN AT 12:00 PM ON SATURDAY – WE ENCOURAGE YOU TO BOOK YOUR DEPARTURE FLIGHTS SO THAT YOU ARE ABLE TO ATTEND THE ENTIRE MEETING! Friday, March 5, 2010 7 am – 9 am Continental Breakfast available throughout this timeframe 7 am – 7:45 am Orientation to ABNS – 1st Time Attendees and any others interested are welcome to attend 7:45 am – 8:45 am ABSNC Accreditation Application Review Process – Q&A - Sample applications available for review* Awards and Recognition Committee meets 9 am – 5 pm Assembly Meeting, including the ABNS Certification “University” 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm ABNS President’s Reception – PLEASE NOTE: Local CNOs and Deans have been invited to attend the President’s Reception so that you can interact with them to promote nursing certification, in general, and your specialty, in particular. We will be providing our guests with a folder of information and would be pleased to include one piece of promotional literature about your certification program in folders. If you are interested in participating, please send 75 pieces to the ABNS office to be received no later than February 15, 2010 in order for your literature to be included. ABNS is pleased to offer this new event as a way to reach out to local leaders about the value of nursing certification. Saturday, March 6, 2010 7:00 am – 8:00 am Continental Breakfast available throughout this timeframe 8 am – 12: 00 pm Assembly Meeting: Business meeting for ABNS and ABSNC to include Board and Financial Updates, Elections, APRN Update, Legislative Update, Proposal to revise ABNS Bylaws to eliminate Associate member category, Research Summit follow up, Round Robin Discussion of Issues of Interest 12:00 pm Adjournment *Members of the ABSNC (formerly ABNS Accreditation Council) will answer questions regarding the application process for seeking accreditation of examination programs. Organizations in the process of preparing an application are invited to bring materials to this meeting for feedback. Tips on preparing the accreditation application materials will be provided. Sample applications will be available. Information about submitting accreditation applications electronically will be provided. A detailed meeting agenda will be sent to all participants prior to the Assembly Meeting! ABNS CERTIFICATION “UNIVERSITY” TOPICS (Preliminary topics subject to change based on availability of speakers) Using Simulations to Measure Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Nurse Sensitive Quality Indicators Round Table Discussions: o Advanced Practice –Those organizations with APRN programs will discuss the role ABNS should play to support advanced practice within the larger nursing context and discuss the major issues regarding advanced practice. o Continued Competence/Recertification –The NBCRNA/NOCA national study findings will be reviewed and participants will have the opportunity to identify specific issues and concerns related to continued competence. o Adding Certificate Programs to your Certification Repertoire – Participants will discuss the definition of certificate programs, pros and cons, how to communicate the difference between a certificate program and national certification program to stakeholders, and other issues. o The Certification Value Lever – Participants will discuss marketing the value of certification to employers and the publics – what to tell them and what ABNS can do to promote certification to these audiences. o Board Development – Facilitators will describe using a competency based model for selecting board members and participants will discuss strategies for supporting the public member. o Certification 101: Ask the Experts – For participants new to certification, experts will answer your questions on a variety of foundational certification issues. o Data Collection for Decision-making and Strategic Planning – Strategies for data collection will be provided as well as answering your questions about sample size, tool development and other related topics. AIRLINE DISCOUNT INFORMATION Monika Cornelius, ABNS Meeting Planner, has arranged for discounted air travel with American Airlines. Attendees will receive a 5% discount off the lowest applicable published air fare. To make a discount reservation, please call American Airlines Meeting Services Desk at 1-800-433-1790 from anywhere in the United States or Canada or go to www.AA.com and refer to the Promotion Code of 3230BB. There will also be a separate ticketing charge of $20.00 USD for tickets purchased via the phone or $30.00 USD for tickets purchased at the airport. This amount is subject to change. At this time there is no ticketing fee for reservations made and ticketed on www.AA.com. The percentage discount can be booked on-line at www.AA.com for American Airlines and American Eagle flights only. For your International originating guests, they will need to call their local reservations number and refer to your Promotion Code.