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ANCC Opens Registration: The 2024 National Magnet Conference® and Pathway to Excellence Conference® comes to New Orleans

The Largest Nursing Conference to Gather Thousands of Nurses from Across the Globe


SILVER SPRING, MD – Today, the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) announced that registration is open for the ANCC National Magnet Conference® and the ANCC Pathway to Excellence Conference® in New Orleans, Louisiana at the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center from Oct. 30 - Nov. 1. Annually, this leading nursing conference convenes thousands of attendees from across the globe to showcase the rigor of contemporary nursing practice, and recognize nurses, health care systems and hospitals for high-quality nursing.

Attendees experience an immersive setting that builds the next generation of nurses and celebrates nursing excellence in leadership, innovation, and best practices, which is critical to meet the increasing demand for complex health care services.

“ANCC is thrilled to host this year’s conferences in New Orleans, a multicultural city renowned for its festive spirit and vibrant community. Year-over-year, our landmark conferences showcase the very best in the nursing profession to help foster the next generation of nursing leaders and professional nursing practices. Even more so, we truly want to celebrate and recognize the organizations and nurses who have done the work to exemplify and uphold the highest standards of safety, patient-centric care and professionalism in nursing and health care,” said Rebecca Graystone, PhD, MBA, RN, NE-BC, ANCC Senior Vice President, Accreditation & Organization Credentialing.

The ANCC National Magnet Conference® and ANCC Pathway to Excellence Conference® offers dynamic and inspiring keynote speakers and a variety of educational sessions on a range of timely topics, such as health equity, use of artificial intelligence, and health care staffing, where nurses can receive practical guidance and resources. It also boasts a bustling exhibit hall, which houses the latest in health tech and nurse-led innovations, a range of health care related products, and meeting spaces to network. Additionally, in every host city ANCC seeks to engage the community and give back by partnering with local health systems and organizations as well as with local charities. A portion of these funds raised by the American Nurses Foundation goes to support nurse credentialing research. Past philanthropic endeavors initiated by ANCC have raised more than $50,000 to support charities in conference host cities. Locally, five Magnet® -recognized Louisiana health systems positively impact the surrounding communities by providing the very best in safe and culturally relevant care to diverse patient populations.

Also held in conjunction with this conference is the ANCC Nursing Continuing Professional Development (NCPD) Summit and the annual ANA Enterprise Research Symposium on October 28 – 29, which directly precedes the ANCC National Magnet Conference® and ANCC Pathway to Excellence Conference®. The NCPD Summit theme this year is “Leading Learning: A Purpose-Driven Career.”

The summit provides nurses with opportunities to explore new ways of delivering care, discover a renewed passion for learning, and renew their excitement about accreditation and practicing at the top of their license. The ANA Enterprise Research Symposium’s theme is “Elevating Nursing Through Innovation and Research” and is an interactive experience designed for nurse leaders and nurses who are active in practice-based research.

“Each year, I look forward to attending the ANCC National Magnet Conference® and ANCC Pathway to Excellence Conference® because it’s a phenomenal event that truly highlights the value of nursing. Our aim is to continue to promote the ingenuity, dynamism and multi-faceted nature of nurses who are influential in developing solutions and solving for new, more effective care models,” said Debbie Hatmaker, PhD, RN, FAAN, Chief Nursing Officer of the ANA Enterprise. “But with that, we also want to create a safe space for nurses where they can feel seen, heard and appreciated for their vast contributions and unmatched expertise.”

There is also a virtual component of the four general sessions for those who cannot attend in person. For news and updates and to register for the conference, please visit the official website linked here.


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About the American Nurses Credentialing Center
The mission of the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), a subsidiary of the American Nurses Association, 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. ANCC recognizes health care organizations that promote nursing excellence and quality patient outcomes while providing safe, positive work environments. In addition, ANCC accredits health care organizations that provide and approve continuing nursing education and accredits transition-to-practice programs that prepare nurses for new practice roles. For more information about ANCC, visit us at and follow us on Twitter. ANCC is the only nurse credentialing organization to successfully achieve ISO 9001: 2015 certification.




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