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NACNS 2013 Annual Conference

The CNS: Leading Innovations for
Health Care Change

March 7-9, 2013
Hyatt Regency San Antonio

San Antonio, Texas

2013 Conference Program - download here

Click here to register online.
Please call (215) 320-3892 if you have any registration questions.

To make your hotel reservations, please click here . If you need additional assistance, please call 1-888-421-1442.

    Attention NACNS Attendee! If you cannot book your hotel stay at the Hyatt Regency (rooms may be sold out) you can reserve your room at the Grand Hyatt at the same rate ($189/night plus tax)!  Please use the following link to reserve your hotel room from Wednesday, March 6 - Saturday, March 9 at the NACNS rate of $189/night.  Grand Hyatt Reservations.  Be sure to mention NACNS if you are calling the hotel (1-888-421-1442).

    Please note that the Grand Hyatt is approximately one half mile walk along the Riverwalk from the Hyatt Regency. Grand Hyatt San Antonio is located at 600 East Market Street, San Antonio, TX 78205.

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NACNS 2013 Annual Conference

Clinical Nurse Specialists (CNSs) lead innovations for health care change to improve the health of the people they serve. They work collaboratively and in multidisciplinary teams to move health care and care practices forward by leveraging technological advances, incorporating cutting-edge research, and building on evidence-based practice to advance innovation science. As clinical innovation experts, CNSs are well positioned to influence practice, education, and research.

          Handouts are available to conference attendees. Please call 215-320-3881 or send an email to if you are a registered attendee and you do not have the UserID and password.

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          2013 Annual Conference Objectives:
          Innovations and Change are the watchwords for the 2013 Annual Conference.

          The conference has been designed to highlight novel approaches to CNS practice within the three spheres of influence: the client sphere (individual, family, community), the staff sphere (nurses, nursing practice), and organization/system sphere.

          Network with your colleagues to learn about:

          • cost savings and quality care initiatives that the CNS brings to the clinical environment
          • the status of the APRN Consensus Model in its impact for the graduating CNS and the established CNS
          • new opportunities that have opened as a result of health care reform and the Affordable Care Act

          Online Abstract Submission is now closed.

          Check back for additional information as it becomes available.


NACNS Gratefully Acknowledges the Support of the Following Institutions

Distinguished Partner
NSO - Nurses Service Organization

Supporting Partner
Sage Products

University of Wisconsin

2013 Exhibitors
American Association of Critical Care Nurses
Allina Health
American Nurses Credentialing Center
Applied Medical Technology
Baylor University
CHG Hospital Beds
Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin
Dale Medical Products
Eloquest Healthcare
F.A. Davis
Harris Health System
Indiana University School of Nursing
Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing
Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Mayo Clinic
Michigan State University School of Nursing
Nurse Oncology Education Program
Nurses Service Organization
Oklahoma City University
Otsuka Pharmaceuticals
OU College of Nursing
Pieces of Bali Jewelry
Sage Products
Scripps Health
Sharp Healthcare
Sparrow Health System
Springer Publishing
Texas Christian University
University of Buffalo
University of South Alabama College of Nursing
University of Texas at Austin
University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics
University of Wisconsin Milwaukee College of Nursing

2012 Conference information and Sponsors






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