General Information

Continuing Nursing Education

Earn up to 13.75 continuing nursing education (CNE) contact hours for your professional development, certification/recertification, and relicensure during the conference. Earn 3.25 contact hours on Wednesday, 4.25 on Thursday (includes 1.0 for the networking lunch), 4.25 on Friday, and 2.0 for poster sessions. After the conference evaluation period closes, main conference registrants will have access to an additional 5 bonus contact hours in the AAACN Online Library. An additional 3.0 contact hours are available for the pre-conference session on Wednesday. An additional 7.9 contact hours are available for the Ambulatory Care Nursing Certification Review Course on Saturday.

This conference is jointly provided by Anthony J. Jannetti, Inc. (AJJ) and the American Academy of Ambulatory Care Nursing (AAACN).

Anthony J. Jannetti, Inc. is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Accreditation of activities for contact hours does not imply approval or endorsement of any product, advertising, or educational content by Anthony J. Jannetti, Inc., AAACN, or the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

AAACN Online Library, Conference Handouts, and Contact Hours

The AAACN Online Library gives you even more value with your conference registration.

Full conference attendees receive free access to conference sessions in the AAACN Online Library. Listen to sessions you may have missed onsite or revisit courses you already attended. Content will be available approximately 3 weeks after the conference. Be sure to take advantage of this additional learning experience at your convenience.

Session handouts will be available to view and print approximately 2 weeks prior to the conference. Handouts will not be available onsite.

Evaluate sessions online, either at home or onsite, to earn your contact hours. You will have approximately 3 weeks following the conference to complete evaluations.

Access your CNE certificates in the AAACN Online Library and print any time.

Can’t Attend the Conference?

We’ll miss you, but you won’t have to miss the education! Approved sessions outlined in this conference program will be available for purchase in the AAACN Online Library approximately 6 weeks after the conference. Individual sessions and full conference package will be available.

What's In It For You?

This is the only conference offering education for current and future ambulatory care and telehealth nurses. You will expand and enhance your knowledge with the latest clinical, management, and leadership trends in the specialty.

  • Strengthen your leadership skills in the ambulatory care specialty.
  • Develop strategies for professional practice in ambulatory care.
  • Promote best practices through continuing education sessions and networking experiences.

Learn more about AAACN member benefits

Added Value

  • “Rapid Fire” sessions on clinical issues, transition to practice, and more. One topic, multiple experiences.
  • Examine professionally developed posters on leadership and clinical topics.
  • Special Interest Group (SIG) sessions focused on your practice area.
  • Networking lunch session with “Roundtable Focused Topic” discussions.
  • Five bonus contact hours in the AAACN Online Library.
    (Available with full main conference registration only.)

Conference App

The AAACN Conference app is designed to make your learning experience more enjoyable. You’ll be able to plan your schedule, view session information and Poster Presentations, connect with other attendees, post pictures, chat among attendees, contact speakers, and more! New for this year is the ability to Evaluate a Session right in the app!

We've created an infographic that contains the necessary, detailed instructions for downloading and installing the conference app on your phone or other device that you're taking with you!

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Take a Yoga Class!

De-stress and relax at the conference by taking a yoga class taught by AAACN member and certified yoga instructor Catie Giovanini. All levels welcome. Class size is limited.

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Silent Auction Donations

The Annual Silent Auction will be held on Wednesday, May 9, during the Opening Reception. Auction items have included nursing memorabilia, jewelry, gift certificates, educational materials, entertainment and technology devices, and more. Proceeds from the Silent Auction support the AAACN Scholarship and Education Fund.

We hope you will consider donating an item for this special event. Bring your donation to the conference, drop it off at the Registration Desk prior to Wednesday evening, and complete a form onsite to let us know your name and the value of the donation. Thank you for your contribution!

Donations to the AAACN Scholarship and Education Fund may also be made on the conference registration form. Simply note the amount you’d like to donate and include with your registration fee.

AAACN 2018 Conference Committees

Program Planning

George D. Velianoff, PhD, RN, FACHE, ANEF Chair
Nena M. Bonuel, PhD, RN, CCRN-E, ACNS-BC, APRN-BC
Diana Harmon, MSN, MHA, RN, CCCTM
Sadiat Toyin Lawal, MSN, RN, CCCTM
Linda Perkins, MSN, RN
Maureen Sims, MBA, BSN, RN, NE-BC
Kathleen Martinez, MSN, RN, CPN Board Liaison
Rosemarie Marmion, MSN, RN-BC, NE-BC, Education Director

Abstract Review

LCDR Elyse Braxton, MA, BSN, BS, RN-BC
Donna J. Chapel, MSN, RN, CNML
Nicole Cuthbertson, MSN, RN-BC
Mary DiGulio, DNP, ANP-BC, GNP-BC
Jan Doolittle, MSN
Chrystal Hawkins, RN
Christine Humphrey, MSN, MBA, RN
Jennifer Pfieffer, MSN, RN, PCNS-BC, CPEN
Julie Satterfield, RN-BC
Anna Sensenig, MBA, BSN, RN, NEA-BC

Photo Release

AAACN will take photos of attendees throughout the conference. These photos are for AAACN use only and may appear on the AAACN Website, newsletter, conference brochures, social media outlets, or other future AAACN promotional material. This also includes photos uploaded using the AAACN conference app. By virtue of your attendance, you agree to usage of your likeness in such media.

Conference Frequently Asked Questions

Questions and concerns have been addressed in this comprehensive FAQ regarding the AAACN 43rd Annual Conference on May 9-12, 2018 in Lake Buena Vista, FL.

View the Conference FAQs