Additional Preconference Events 2018-10-09T13:05:25+00:00

Additional Preconference Events

More preconference events than ever before!

Join thousands of your nursing peers in one of our brand new preconference events at the 2018 ANCC National Magnet Conference®. Hear from some of the industry’s top leaders, learn the skills it takes to achieve nursing excellence, and return home ready to improve your organization’s patient care. Don’t wait – these seats will fill up fast!

Getting Started: Magnet® Program Guidance

Monday, October 22 • 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.


Are you ready to start your Journey to Magnet Excellence®? Don’t go it alone! Gain a solid foundation at this one-of-a-kind workshop for health care organizations considering the Magnet Journey, Getting Started: Magnet Program Guidance.

Join the Magnet® team for a day filled with valuable information and expert guidance.

You will:

  • Interact one-on-one with senior Magnet program analysts and staff
  • Gain key insights into eligibility requirements, the application process, and document preparation
  • Review data requirements related to nursing satisfaction, nursing-sensitive indicators, and patient satisfaction
  • Receive a copy of the brand new 2019 Magnet Application Manual (a $325 value – FREE with registration!)
  • Learn what Magnet designation means to your organization
  • Get answers to all your questions
  • And much more!

ANCC Magnet Recognition® is the most prestigious distinction a health care organization can receive for nursing excellence and quality patient outcomes. Hear directly from the Magnet Program Office on elements you need to consider when embarking on this journey to achieve safety, quality, and patient satisfaction at your hospital. Register for Getting Started: Magnet Program Guidance today!


Nurse Executive/Nurse Executive-Advanced Interactive Course

Nurses Executive – Tuesday, October 23 • 8:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Nurse Executive-Advance – Tuesday, October 23 • 1:00 p.m.-5:30 p.m.


This new Nurse Executive/Nurse Executive-Advanced interactive course gives you cutting edge, techniques to help you pass your review test – all focused around the Test Content Outline. Immerse yourself in blended learning with multimedia knowledge checks and the review of case studies and practice questions with answers and rationale. Memory boosters and useful tools for engaged exam preparation will be provided, including a self-assessment/personal commitment tool and a complementary electronic copy of the Nurse Executive Review and Resource Manual.

In this course, you will apply, analyze, and evaluate:

  • Current practice information, research and application to clinical practice.
  • Relevant clinical updates with treatment options.
  • Improved patient safety and quality outcomes.
  • Preparation for the board certification exam.

Practice Transition Accreditation Program™ (PTAP) Workshop

Tuesday, October 23 • 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

SOLD OUT! (to register for a future event, please click here)

The PTAP Introductory Workshop was developed for organizations with transition-to-practice programs that are interested in seeking program accreditation from ANCC. This workshop will provide participants with an overview of PTAP.

Small group activities will engage participants in further understanding accreditation criteria and exemplary practices. Pre-work includes writing a response to one PTAP criterion item to be shared with peers and appraisers for constructive feedback.

Participants successfully completing this activity will be awarded contact hours (total number pending).


International Forum

Tuesday, October 23 • 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.


Join ANCC and your colleagues from around the globe at the ANCC National Magnet Conference® International Forum.

Highlights include:

  • Magnet® Program staff review of the information and resources available to support international organizations seeking Magnet recognition,
  • An interactive question and answer session with Magnet Recognition Program® senior analysts, and
  • A networking reception where you can meet international colleagues and share experiences.
  • This event is available exclusively to attendees from outside the United States. Sign up as part of your conference registration.