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The 20 Best Nursing Conferences to Attend in Person or Online in 2022

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The past few years have made it clear: nurses are superheroes. As a nurse, you're committed to providing top-notch care for your patients, and this means honing your craft by participating in continuing education opportunities. Conferences are a great way to connect with other nurses, level up your skills, and earn the CEUs you need.

Due to COVID-19, some of last year's favorite conferences have been canceled for 2022. We've detailed this information below so you can make an informed decision about the best conferences for your schedule in the coming year.

While conferences are fun and exciting, they can also get expensive, and it can be tough to figure out which conferences are the best fit for your career goals. We're here to help you figure out which conferences are worth your time — and money — in 2022.

Nursing Conferences by Specialty

Critical Care Nursing Conference

National Teaching Institute & Critical Care Exposition

Date: May 16–18 (Houston), June 6–8 (Virtual), Preconferences May 15
Location: Houston, Texas
Cost: $540–$780
About/What to Expect: This large conference was created for critical care nurses at all levels. Beginning nurses, experienced care managers, and nurse practitioners can all benefit from the sessions offered. Attendees can choose from hundreds of sessions covering 30 different nursing topics.
CEUs: TBA
Speakers/Topics: TBA. Past topics have included geriatric pharmacology, traumatic brain injury care, pediatric sepsis and shock, and the risks/benefits of medical marijuana use.
Twitter Handle/Hashtag: #NTI2022, @AACNme
Website: Visit the website here.

Licensed Practical Nursing Conference

NALPN & LAMBDA PSI NU

Date: Canceled for 2022
Twitter Handle/Hashtag: @NALPN
Website: For more information, visit the website here.

ER Nursing Conference

ENA Emergency Nursing Conference 2022

Date: September 30–October 3
Location: Denver, Colorado
Cost: TBA
About/What to Expect: ENA's annual conference allows emergency medicine nurses to come together and share the latest research in emergency medicine. Nurses also enjoy networking opportunities and small group discussions.
CEUs: TBA
Speakers/Topics: Topics are TBA for 2022. Past topics have included brain trauma, stroke care, blood loss, considerations for transgender patients, and emergency medical professionals in the global workforce.
Twitter Handle/Hashtag: @ENAorg
Website: Visit the website here.

Nurse Practitioner Conference

2-day Primary Care + 2-day Pharmacology Update

Date: February 6–9
Location: Nashville, Tennessee
Cost: $410–$910
About/What to Expect: Over the course of this four-day conference, nurse practitioners learn about the latest developments in pharmacology and primary care. Attendees are welcome to engage in lively conversation with speakers to learn more about offered topics.
CEUs: 12 contact hours
Speakers/Topics: This conference features keynote speaker R. Mimi Secor, DNP, FNP-BC, FAANP, FAAN.
Twitter Handle/Hashtag: @NPACE_org
Website: Visit the website here.

Psychiatric Nursing Conference

APNA Annual Conference: Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurses: Activating Our Voices: Who We Are, What We Do, What We Need

Date: October 19–22
Location: Long Beach, California
Cost: TBA
About/What to Expect: This large national conference attracts psychiatric nursing professionals at varying levels of their careers. This year's conference will focus on helping nurses learn strategies for self-advocacy.
CEUs: TBA
Speakers/Topics: TBA
Twitter Handle/Hashtag: @AmerPsychNurses, #PMHNCon
Website: Visit the website here.

Nursing Educators Conferences

2022 ANCC Pathway to Excellence Conference

Date: October 13–15
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Cost: TBA
About/What to Expect: The 2022 ANCC Conference offers nurses four educational tracks to choose from, allowing attendees to choose courses that are the best fit to further their professional careers.
CEUs: TBA
__Speakers/Topics: __Track options include:

  • Shared decision making and leadership
  • Safety and quality
  • Well-being
  • Professional development

Twitter Handle/Hashtag: #NCPDSummit
Website: Visit the website here.

National Nurse Educator Summit

Date: April 10–13
Location: Seattle, Washington
Cost: TBA
About/What to Expect: This conference offers the opportunity for nurse educators to come together with others who share their commitment and passion for healthcare education. The conference provides networking opportunities, education, and achievement recognition.
CEUs: TBA
Speakers/Topics: The topics for the 2022 National Nurse Educator Summit are TBA. Past conferences included topics such as debriefing strategies, promoting self-care for nursing students, teaching health assessment, and teaching simulations using new technology.
Twitter Handle/Hashtag: @NursingSummit
Website: Visit the website here.

Nursing Education, Nursing & Healthcare Conference

Transform 2022

Date: December 1–3
Location: Chicago, Illinois
Cost: TBA
About/What to Expect: The Transform conference allows nursing faculty members, deans, leaders, and associate/assistant deans to come together to discuss the latest in nursing education, network, and delve into the newest nursing education research.
CEUs: TBA
Speakers/Topics: Transform 2022 topics are TBA.
Twitter Handle/Hashtag: @AACNursing
Website: Visit the website here.

Nursing Leadership & Technology Conference

American Organization for Nursing Leadership (AONL) 2022

Date: April 11–14
Location: San Antonio, Texas
Cost: $500–$1,425
About/What to Expect: AONL conferences offer nurses the opportunity to interact with both experts and other attendees in a variety of formats, including small group discussions, lectures, manned poster sessions, and quick five-minute presentations.
CEUs: TBA

Speakers/Topics: The 2022 AONL conference will focus on several topics, including:

  • Innovative care and delivery roles
  • Workforce of the future
  • Health equity and diversity
  • Mental health and well-being
  • Technology
  • Advocacy
  • Pandemic lessons

Twitter Handle/Hashtag: @TweetAONL
Website: Visit the website here.

2022 ANIA Annual Conference

Date: April 27–29
Location: Hollywood, Florida
Cost: $595–$795
About/What to Expect: The ANIA conference offers nurses opportunities to learn about the latest techniques in using data and analytics to inform medical decisions.
CEUs: 11.25 contact hours
Speakers/Topics: Sessions for the 2022 ANIA conference include:

  • Harnessing the Power of Data to Advance Human Health and Clinical Care, presented by Maryam Zaringhalam, PhD
  • SAFER Guidelines/EHR Downtime, facilitated by Elizabeth Elkind, PhD, MSN, MBA, RN-BC Panel participants: Denise Tyler, DNP, MS/MBA, RN-BC; Patricia Berkes, MSN, RN-BC; Karen (Missy) Belotti, MSN, RN-BC; Lacy Jensen, MN, RN-BC; Jennifer Sheinberg, DNP, RN-BC
  • Accelerating Nursing, Transforming Healthcare, presented by Lynda Benton
  • Past, Present, and Future of Impact of Nurse-Led Innovation, presented by Rebecca Love, MSN, BS, RN, FIEL

Twitter Handle/Hashtag: @ANIAinformatics
Website: Visit the website here.

Pediatric Nursing Conferences

43rd National Conference on Pediatric Health Care

Date: In-person conference March 22–25, virtual conference April 26–29
Location: Dallas, Texas
Cost: $150–$725
About/What to Expect: This conference offers attendees 80 unique informational sessions in a variety of formats, including poster presentations and workshops. Conference topics cover many areas of pediatric nursing, including specialty, primary, and acute care.
CEUs: 20 contact hours
Speakers/Topics: TBA
Twitter Handle/Hashtag: @NAPNAP
Website: Visit the website here.

Society of Pediatric Nurses Annual Conference

Date: April 27–30
Location: Anaheim, California
Cost: TBA (registration available late 2021/early 2022)
About/What to Expect: This conference offers pediatric nursing professionals the chance to connect, engage, and learn more about the latest developments in pediatric care.
CEUs: TBA
Speakers/Topics: Topics for 2022 are TBA. Past topics have included human trafficking, trauma-informed care, and violence in the workplace.

Twitter Handle/Hashtag: @PedsNurses
Website: Visit the website here.

Medical-Surgical Nursing Conference

AMSN 31st Annual Medical-Surgical Nursing Convention

Date: September 29–October 2
Location: San Antonio, Texas
Cost: TBA
About/What to Expect: This national conference invites nurses who provide surgical care to come together for networking, education, and the latest medical-surgical nursing research.
CEUs: TBA
Speakers/Topics: TBA
Twitter Handle/Hashtag: @MedSurgNurses
Website: Visit the website here.

Trauma Nursing Conference

TraumaCon 2022: Society of Trauma Nurses

Date: March 30–April 1
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
Cost: TBA
About/What to Expect: TraumaCon offers trauma nurses the opportunity to network with one another and share the latest research in trauma nursing, allowing nursing professionals to return to their careers ready to provide optimal care to trauma patients.
CEUs: TBA
Speakers/Topics: TBA. Previous topics covered at TraumaCon include behavioral assessment in patients with brain injury, pediatric trauma, and spotting physical child abuse.
Twitter Handle/Hashtag: @SocTraumaNurses
Website: Visit the website here.

International Nursing Conferences

International Conference on Travel Nursing Practice & Management

Date: August 8–9
Location: New York City, New York
Cost: $335–$603
About/What to Expect: This digital conference gathers travel nurses from around the world to share information, best practices, and innovations with one another.
CEUs: TBA
Speakers/Topics: Topics at the 2022 International Conference on Travel Nursing Practice & Management include:

  • The Effects of Spark Plasma on Infectious Wound Healing
  • Interaction Effects of Vitamin D Supplementation and Aerobic Exercises on Balance and Physical Performance in Children with Down Syndrome
  • Study of Performance Based Parameters on Sprint Interval Training and Steady State Run: Trained Young Female
  • Evaluation of the Effectiveness of the Argon Plasma Jet on Healing Process of the Wagner Grade 2 Diabetic Foot Ulcer

Twitter Handle/Hashtag: @wasetorg
Website: Visit the website here.

29th International Congress on Nursing & Primary Health Care

Date: April 25–26
Location: London, United Kingdom
Cost: $315–$1,831
About/What to Expect: Nurses from around the world come together to discuss the latest trends and innovations in nursing and primary care. Researchers in various nursing specialties share their findings from the past year.
CEUs: TBA
Speakers/Topics: Many educational tracks are offered over the two-day conference, including:

  • Nursing education
  • Nursing and healthcare
  • Clinical and pulmonary nursing
  • Cardiac nursing
  • Pediatric nursing
  • Gynecology and obstetrics nursing
  • Oncology nursing
  • Emergency and ambulatory care nursing
  • Aging and geriatric nursing
  • Psychiatric and mental health nursing
  • Public health nursing
  • Men in nursing
  • Women's health nursing practitioner
  • Surgical nursing practitioner
  • Telemedicine and e-health
  • Environmental healthcare provider
  • Veterinary nursing
  • Pediatrics and neonatal nursing
  • Digital healthcare
  • Dental nursing
  • Community and family nursing

Twitter Handle/Hashtag: None.
Website: Visit the website here.

World Congress on Nursing Education & Practice

Date: September 15–16
Location: Rome, Italy
Cost: $149–$1,049
About/What to Expect: This international conference invites researchers and nursing professionals around the world to come together to explore the connections between research and practice.
CEUs: TBA
Speakers/Topics: Scientific sessions offered will include child and adolescent mental health, nursing informatics and technology, palliative care, evidence-based nursing practice, nursing management, and more.
Speakers include:

  • Tonya Winders, President & CEO, Allergy & Asthma Network (USA)
  • Avind Nune, Consultant Rheumatologist, Southport and Ormskirk NHS Trust (UK)
  • Li Zhe, The University of Hong Kong, Shenzhen Hospital, Shenzhen (China)
  • Roberto Faccincani, Humanitas Mater Domini Castellanza (Italy)

Twitter Handle/Hashtag: TBA
Website: Visit the website here.

CEU Cruise Conference for Nurses

Topics in Infectious Diseases
Date: January 22–29
Location: Round-trip Western Caribbean cruise beginning in Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Cost: $595 course fee (not including cruise fees)
About/What to Expect: Nurses and other healthcare professionals aboard the Celebrity Apex enjoy education on the latest on infectious diseases while also enjoying cruise activities and networking.
CEUs: 16 contact hours
Speakers/Topics: Scheduled topics include:

  • Treatment of Respiratory Tract Infections in Adults and Children
  • Immunization Update: Adults
  • Immunization Update: Pediatrics
  • Avoiding Common Diagnostic Pitfalls
  • Using New Diagnostic Modalities
  • Animal Bites and Related Syndromes
  • Approach to the Patient With Lymphadenopathy

Twitter Handle/Hashtags: None
Website: Visit the website here.

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Last updated on Jan 10, 2022.

Originally published on Aug 14, 2020.

The views expressed in this article are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of Berxi™ or Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance Company. This article (subject to change without notice) is for informational purposes only, and does not constitute professional advice.

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