Join us at the National Forum of State Nursing Workforce Centers 2023 Annual Conference – “Imagining, Innovating and Transforming the National Nursing Workforce”. The conference will be held on June 12-14, 2023 at the Ritz-Carlton Pentagon City, Arlington VA and will bring together nursing, workforce, and leaders from across the country to learn, share and network.

The COVID pandemic uncovered and exacerbated long-standing nursing workforce issues.  We are in an unprecedented time of immense change and transformation.  Sharing in-depth analyses of the issues and innovative initiatives will help colleagues, academicians, and policy makers work collectively to make significant strides in addressing this public health issue.  This national conference will focus on these key issues that affect the nursing workforce shortage:

  • Understanding root causes of the workforce shortage will enable us to create innovations to build the workforce that meets the needs of the future
  • Highlighting innovations to address the nursing pipeline and upskilling the nursing workforce with a focus on justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion
  • Identifying effective strategies to promote health and wellbeing of nurses and healthy work environments to re-energize nurses back to direct care
  • Exploring the impact of healthcare financing issues such as payment reform, prospective payments, value based purchasing on the nursing workforce
  • Recommending strategies to decrease the gap between academic preparation and the skillful practice in clinical entities

The National Forum of State Nursing Workforce Centers is a national network of 39 nursing workforce entities reaching more than 4 million nurses across the nation. The centers focus on addressing the nursing shortage, support the advancement of nurse workforce initiatives, and share best practices in nursing workforce research, planning, development and formulation of policy. Visit www.nursingworkforcecenters.org to learn more about our work.

Conference Objectives

The National Forum of Nursing Workforce Centers conference will explore strategies, policy, and advocacy related to the nursing workforce related to:

  • K-12 pipeline

  • Pre-requisite education, pre-nursing pathways

  • Pre-licensure education at the RN and APRN levels

  • Health and well-being of the nursing workforce

  • Upskilling the workforce through academic and/or mentoring programs

  • Optimizing the nursing workforce

  • Workforce data

There are multiple sponsorship and exhibitor opportunities for our Annual Conference.

National Forum 2023 Sponsorship Information

Link to Register for Sponsorship or Exhibit 

Our Call for Abstracts is OPEN

2023_Abstract_Submission_Information

Link to Abstract Submission Online Form

Abstract Submission Deadline: February 10, 2023

Hotel Arrangements

National Forum Room Block Rate: $319/night + taxes

Ritz-Carlton Pentagon City

1250 South Hayes Street

Arlington, Virginia 22202

703-415-5000

Link To Reservation Website 

The Room Block will close May 19th, 2023.

CONFERENCE AGENDA OVERVIEW

June 12, 2023- Monday

11:00 AM- 1:00 PM   Registration, Poster and Exhibit Set-up

1:00 PM – 1:30 PM    Welcome, Opening Session

1:30 PM – 2:30 PM   Keynote Address

2:30 PM – 3:00 PM  Networking Break- Posters/Exhibitors

3:00 PM – 4:00 PM  Breakout Session 1

4:00 PM – 5:00 PM  Breakout Session 2

5:00 PM – 7:00 PM  Welcome Reception- Posters/Exhibitors

June 13th, 2023- Tuesday 

8:00 AM – 9:00 AM  Keynote or Plenary Session

9:00 AM – 10:00 AM Breakout Session 3

10:00 AM – 10:30 AM Networking Break, Posters/Exhibitors

10:30 AM – 11:30 AM  Breakout Session 4

11:30 AM – 1:00 PM     Sponsored Lunch, Posters/Exhibits

1:00 PM – 2:00 PM      Breakout Session 5

2:00 PM – 3:00 PM     Breakout Session 6

3:00 PM – 3:30 PM      Networking Break, Posters/Exhibits

3:30 PM – 4:30 PM      Plenary Session

4:30 PM – 5:30 PM      Breakout Session 7

June 14th, 2023- Wednesday 

8:00 AM – 9:00 AM.   Keynote Presentation

9:00 AM – 10:00 AM   Breakout Session 8

10:00 AM – 10:30 AM  Networking Break, Posters/Exhibits

10:30 AM – 11:30 AM  Breakout Session 9

11:30 AM – 12:00 PM   Closing Session

Click here to Register for this Conference 

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There will also be a Clinical Faculty and Preceptor Academy Summit directly following our conference on Wednesday. 

Click here for more information about the Summit

Click here to register for the Summit

CONFERENCE REGISTRATION

     Conference Registration is now open.

     The Early Bird deadline is April 1st at 11:55 PM.

     All registrations will close on May 31, 2023 at 11:55 PM.

     No refunds will be processed after May 31, 2023.

Ticket Levels and Prices

  • Non-member Registration (available until May 31st) $725

  • Early Bird State Representative or Associate Subscriber Registration (available until April 1st) $550

  • Regular State Representative or Associate Subscriber Registration (available from April 2-May 31st) $599

  • One Day Registration (available until May 31st) $350

Click here to Register for Conference 

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There will also be a Clinical Faculty and Preceptor Academy Summit directly following this conference on Wednesday. 

Click here for more information about the Summit 

Click here to register for the Summit

SPEAKERS TO BE ANNOUNCED.

  • Do I have to submit an abstract to attend the conference? No, registration for the conference is open to anyone wanting to attend.
  • How can I make hotel reservations?  A room block has been reserved at the Ritz Carlton Pentagon at a special group rate of $319/night. Call Marriott Reservations at 703-415-5000 or Click this link to reserve online
  • What is an Associate Subscriber for the National Forum?  Associate Subscribers are members of the National Forum of State Nursing Workforce Centers and receive many benefits as members of the national nursing workforce community.  More information is available here https://nursingworkforcecenters.org/join-us/
  • What is the deadline for cancelling my registration ticket?  May 31, 2023. No refunds after this deadline.
  • Can I pay for my registration at the door?  All registrations must be fully paid prior to the cancellation deadline of May 31, 2023.  Payment can be made by credit card, ACH or a mailed check to National Forum of State Nursing Workforce Centers, PO Box 117, Northwood, ND 58267
  • Will there by continuing education credits available? Yes,TBD
  • What is the Clinical Faculty and Preceptor Academy Summit?  This is a separate opportunity that will directly follow the conference on Wednesday. Click here for more information. 

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