nursing conferences 2024

The Ten Best Nursing Conferences in 2024

Nursing conferences offer a unique amalgamation of learning, networking, and professional development opportunities, making them invaluable for nurses across all specializations. In the ever-evolving field of nursing, staying informed and connected is not just beneficial; it’s essential for professional growth and effective patient care.

In 2024, the lineup of nursing conferences is particularly impressive, featuring events catering to various interests and specialties within the nursing field. From critical care to pediatrics, these gatherings provide platforms for nurses to engage with the latest advancements, share experiences, and collaborate on innovative practices.

This article highlights the top 10 nursing conferences in 2024, each promising to enrich your professional journey with knowledge, connections, and inspiration.

Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM) Annual Congress

  • Date: January 21-23, 2024
  • Location: Phoenix Convention Center—Phoenix, Arizona
  • Cost:  Early bird pricing ends December 13, 2023.

About Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM) Annual Congress

Come together with the largest, most diverse global community in critical care to explore extraordinary advances being made in the treatment of critically ill and injured patients. SCCM’s Critical Care Congress features the achievements and innovation you need to advance your daily practice and ensure the best patient care.

National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists (NACNS) Annual Conference

  • Date: March 10-13, 2024
  • Location: New Orleans Marriott in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Cost: $750 for members until February 11, 2024. Early-bird pricing ends after that.

About National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists (NACNS) Annual Conference

The NACNS 2024 Annual Conference takes place at the New Orleans Marriott in New Orleans, Louisiana! Join us for a multitude of opportunities to engage with CNSs and other nursing leaders from around the nation. Our agenda will provide an extensive variety of high-quality, CNS-specific sessions, complex pharmacology sessions, and hands-on clinical skills-building workshops rich in Continuing Education Credits.

American Academy of Ambulatory Care Nursing (AAACN) National Conference

  • Date: April 2-6, 2024
  • Location: Hilton Chicago—Chicago, IL
  • Cost: Early bird pricing before February 29, 2024. 

About American Academy of Ambulatory Care Nursing (AAACN) National Conference

At AAACN, delve into five extensive education tracks: Care Coordination and Transition Management (CCTM), Clinical, Leadership, Research, and Telehealth. Each session slot offers a choice of four concurrent sessions, covering a broad spectrum of topics from clinical innovations to leadership techniques and patient care tactics. Additionally, engage in two in-depth pre-conference sessions, specially tailored to maximize learning in the Research Track, and embark on an enlightening journey of discovery and knowledge.

Oncology Nursing Society (ONS) Annual Congress

  • Date: April 24–28, 2024
  • Location: Washington, DC
  • Cost: $625 early bird pricing for members. Early bird pricing until March 7, 2024.

About Oncology Nursing Society (ONS) Annual Congress

“Attend the 49th Annual ONS Congress® to spark new connections, earn nursing continuing professional development (NCPD) contact hours, and blaze a trail for enhanced patient care and career advancement.”

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American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) National Teaching Institute & Critical Care Exposition

  • Date: May 20-22, 2023
  • Location: Denver, CO
  • Cost: Early bird pricing of $595 for AACN members.

About American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) National Teaching Institute & Critical Care Exposition

“For five decades, AACN has been at the forefront of critical and progressive care nursing education. Alongside visionaries, educators and practitioners, we come together every year at the National Teaching Institute & Critical Care Exposition (NTI) to reshape ourselves, our careers and the world of nursing.”

American Nurses Association (ANA) Membership Assembly

  • Date: ​​June 28-29, 2024
  • Location: Washington, DC.
  • Cost: TBD

About American Nurses Association (ANA) Membership Assembly

“One of the key responsibilities of the ANA Membership Assembly is to determine policy and positions for the Association. The meeting of the ANA Membership Assembly provides a forum for discussion of critical nursing practice and policy issues and input from a broad cross section of nursing leaders.

Emergency Nurses Association (ENA) Annual Conference

  • Date: September 4 – 7, 2024
  • Location: Las Vegas, NV
  • Cost: For members only. Early bird pricing until December 31, 2023.

Academy of Medical-Surgical Nurses (AMSN) Annual Conference

  • Date: September 12-14, 2024
  • Location: Toronto, Ontario
  • Cost: TBD

About the Academy of Medical-Surgical Nurses (AMSN) Annual Conference

“Have your passport on standby, because the 2024 Annual Convention is taking place September 12-14 in Toronto, Ontario! Throughout this education-packed week, you will have the opportunity to create connections, learn from thought leaders, and garner clinical best practices that are bound to stick for years to come. More information regarding registration rates, travel, and housing blocks will be available soon. In the meantime, you can contribute to our historic reputation of having high-quality programming by submitting a speaker abstract now through January 15, 2024.”

National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners (NAPNAP) Annual Conference

  • Date: March 13-16, 2024
  • Location: Denver, CO
  • Cost: Early bird pricing of $540 for members before February 1, 2024

About National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners (NAPNAP) Annual Conference

“As The Leader in Pediatric Education for Nurse Practitioners®, the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners (NAPNAP) invites all PNPs, FNPs and other pediatric providers to our 45th National Conference on Pediatric Health Care on March 13-16, 2024, at the Colorado Convention Center, Denver.”

Nursing World Conference (NWC)

  • Date: October 17–19, 2024
  • Location: Best Western Plus Hotel & Conference Center—Baltimore, Maryland, USA
  • Cost: Starting at $639 for virtual tickets until October 17, 2024

About Nursing World Conference (NWC)

“Esteemed speakers, researchers, scientists, educators, nurses, healthcare professionals, midwives, clinicians, and industry leaders from around the world will come together to share their ground-breaking research. This research promises to drive progress in nursing practice, education, and management. This global conference provides a unique platform for building connections with nursing colleagues, scholars, researchers, and clinical practitioners. They will present data-driven discoveries aimed at enhancing the quality and safety of patient care and the effectiveness of healthcare delivery on a global scale. The event offers an invaluable opportunity for all nursing professionals to gain insights into the latest trends in nursing practice worldwide. The program includes keynote presentations, oral sessions, poster displays, workshops, and networking events spanning three days.”