National Association of School Nurses
47th Annual Conference
Philadelphia Downtown Marriott
Why You Should Attend
NASN2015 is THE ONE event school nurses can attend that feels like coming home. Everyone around you will understand your stories, your challenges, and your accomplishments as the primary health professional caring for a school community. You'll be surrounded by peers who "speak your language."
The educational sessions apply to your school nurse role and provide validation about your contributions. The take away is confidence in knowing YOU make a difference, and new connections and information that builds on your experience.
Come to NASN2015 in Philadelphia; come home to the people who know you!
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More Reasons to Attend
Thought leadership and best practices: An impressive pre-conference line up of programming including a mental health training and cultural competency session. Face-to-face access to experts in breakouts, workshops, SNAP! sessions, and the poster presentations. Browse the agenda for a detailed schedule.
Inspiration from author and renowned speaker Rich Bluni, RN
: Kick off your time in Philadelphia with Rich Bluni, author of Inspired Nurse
. His action-oriented "spiritual stretches" will help you integrate the gifts of healthcare—joy, wonder, gratitude, insight and grief—into your daily lives. Rich will also be available later in the day in the exhibit hall.
Networking, networking, networking: Connect with your peers during sessions, during meals, and at special events like the orientation for first-time attendees, one of the special interest group meetings, or the slightly more formal banquet.
Access to product vendors and their products: See, touch and discover the latest tools and resources to help you manage your health office and excel in your profession. The exhibit hall will be open during the afternoon on the first day of conference and morning on the second day.
Fun, Fanfare and Frenzy: Compete with your comrades for your favorite purse or accessory in the Purses for Nurses Silent Auction. Items on auction are donated by friends of NASN; proceeds benefit the NASN Endowment Fund. Financial support of this Fund qualifies as a charitable contribution and may be deductible for federal income tax purposes to the maximum extent allowable by law.
Come to the city ranked THIRD on 52 Places to Go in 2015: See for yourself why the New York Times listed Philadelphia as a top destination and "a hive of outdoor urban activity." Visit Welcome to Philadelphia for more about this exciting city.
Read blog posts from speakers and attendees for more reasons to attend.
Registration & Pricing
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4-Day or full conference registration includes admittance to general sessions, breakout and SNAP sessions, the poster presentation session, the annual business meeting, and the exhibit hall. It also includes an exhibit hall luncheon on June 24th and refreshments on June 25th.
Early Bird: February 2nd - April 15th
$480 NASN Member: Active, Association or At-Large
$350 NASN Member: Student or Retired
Regular: April 16th - May 16th
$505 NASN Member: Active, Association or At-Large
$375 NASN Member: Student or Retired
Late and Onsite: May 17th - June 24th
$545 NASN Member: Active, Association or At-Large
$415 NASN Member: Student or Retired
Can't attend the Full Conference? Register for a day or two.
$205/day NASN Member: Active, Association or At-Large
$160/day NASN Member: Student or Retired
Pre-conference is NOT included as part of the 4-day or full conference.
Session prices as follows:
$135 half-day sessions
$195 full-day sessions
NOTE: Required pre-work assignments must be completed prior to attending pre-conference PC04, Pediatric First Aid for Caregivers and Teachers: NASN Instructor Course.
Book with our host hotel, the Philadelphia Downtown Marriott. NASN is contractually bound to fill a certain number of rooms for this event. Rooms that are not filled create an expense for NASN in the form of financial penalties, also known as attrition fees. The success of our event depends on you booking rooms in the host hotel block. If you are booking through a third-party travel provider, contact NASN and we can receive "credit" for your stay.
Room Block Rates
$200 Single / $230 Double / $20.00 Additional Person (plus applicable taxes)
Rooms available now through May 29, 2015 and based on hotel availability and authorization.
Reserving Your Room
Book online NASN2015 Reservations or call the hotel toll-free 1-877-212-5752.
Get more hotel and travel details including flight information.
Where is the conference?
Philadelphia Downtown Marriott
1200 Market Street
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19107
What are the conference dates?
April 15: Early Bird Registration - Extended to April 17
May 16: Regular Registration
June 23: Pre-conference Day
June 24: First Day of Conference
June 26: Annual Business Meeting
June 26: Banquet
June 27: Last Day of Conference
What are the conference goals?
Through attending NASN2015, school nurses will be able to:
- Develop and apply leadership and advocacy skills to improve collaborative partnerships at the local, state and national level to lead the transformation of school health.
- Identify opportunities to promote health and prevent disease for self, students and school community.
- Implement strategies in the management of chronic, acute and complex health conditions in the school setting that keep students healthy, safe and ready to learn.
- Summarize and apply the current research and evidence based indicators for school nursing practice.
Are continuing education nursing (CNE) contact hours provided?
National Association of School Nurses is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.
You will receive CNE contact hours for the conference sessions you attend. According to the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation guidelines, 60 minutes = 1 contact hour. You may earn up to 20 contact hours for full participation in the 4-day conference. Additional contact hours can be earned for attendance at pre-conference sessions.
Non-Endorsement of Products: Accredited status does not imply endorsement by NASN or ANCC of any commercial products discussed/displayed in conjunction with the educational activity. Commerical support or sponsorship, including financial or in-kind, of an educational activity by a specific organization or corporation does not imply endorsement by the National Association of School Nurses.
Am I eligible for the student or retired attendee registration pricing?
Student registration pricing is available to NASN members classified as student.
Retired registration pricing is available to NASN members classified as retired.
Can I bring a guest?
Tickets for guests are available and include admission to general sessions and the exhibit hall. Continuing Nursing Education contact hours are not available for guests.