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Top Nursing Conferences in 2024

There’s a renewed sense of enthusiasm in the nursing world when it comes to nursing conferences. The ability to meet and gather without restrictions, come together to debrief and learn from each other is an invaluable necessity of the nursing profession. Attending nursing conferences allows you to connect with peers, foster valuable relationships for potential future opportunities, and be seen and heard within your unique experiences as a front-line healthcare worker. Nursing conferences also offer insights into the latest nursing innovations, provide inspiration from notable speakers and help contribute to continuing education through earned units (CEUs).

Let’s not forget that these conferences usually involve traveling to different cities, offering the freedom to explore and engage in sightseeing and different nursing cultures. To help you plan where you’d like to attend your next conference, consider this list of noteworthy nursing conferences happening in 2024.

General Nursing Conferences

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If you want to network with nurses from a broad range of specialties, general nursing conferences may be for you. These events are either open to all nurses or those meeting specific background requirements.

National Student Nurses Association (NSNA) 72nd Annual Convention

Dates: April 3–7
Location: Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort, Lake Buena Vista, FL
Cost: Convention Only Advance Registration Fees: $100 NSNA Members, $160 Nonmember Students, $80 Florida Members, $140 Florida Nonmembers
Cost: Convention Only Onsite Registration Fees: $135 NSNA Members ($75 single day) / $200 Nonmembers ($90 single day)
Registration Deadline: Mail/Fax Pre-Registration Deadline: March 18, 2024 / Online Pre-Registration Deadline: March 25, 2024

The NSNA invites all student nurses to attend its annual conventions. The 2024 convention’s topic, “Elevate: Dreams Help Make the Impossible Possible,” primarily focuses on exploring various nursing specialties and strengthening skill sets. Attendees also have the opportunity to learn new skills and test-taking strategies across multiple education sessions, including a live NCLEX-RN Review. Meet NSNA leaders, including the Board of Directors, Nominating and Elections Committee and the chair of the Resolutions Committee. The Annual Convention is your opportunity to network with students nationwide, enhance chapter management skills, master test-taking and improve your clinical judgment.

NurseCon at Sea

Dates: April 9–14
Location: Sailing from Miami to Mexico
Cost: $1,382 to $2,082 (Price varies depending on room and occupancy)
Registration Deadline: Until sold out (Over 90% sold, as of March 15, 2024)

A nursing conference created by Nurse Blake, NurseCon at Sea focuses on bringing nurses together in a unique and fun atmosphere that includes conference events, activities, parties and continuing education. Plus, you get to enjoy the amenities of being on a cruise ship – delicious food, entertainment and unique lodging – all bundled into one price. NurseCon prides itself on crafting customized and engaging courses for nurses. The organizers encourage attendees to choose their own adventure on the ship and attend as many or as few CEU courses as they want.

National Black Nurses Association (NBNA) 52nd Annual Institute and Conference

Dates: July 23–28
Location: San Francisco, California
Cost: Early Bird: Member (RN/LPN/LVN) $565+$32.75 / Member (Student) $320+$19.12 / Member (Retired) $440+$25.80 / Nonmember (RN/LPN/LVN) $740+$42.48 / Nonmember Student $370+$21.91 / Nonmember Retired $$515+$29.97
Cost: One Day Admission: $200 (daily)

Registration Deadline: March 31 Early Bird Registration / Onsite for One Day Admission

The 52nd NBNA will address a range of subjects such as Palliative Care, Pain Management, Diversity among Advanced Practice Registered Nurses, Chronic Diseases and the Influence of Vaso-occlusion on individuals with Sickle Cell Disease. The conference’s title is “Advancing Health Care Across the Lifespan: Through Re-Imaging Nursing and Human Caring, but the overarching theme is Nursing Resilience across diverse dimensions.

National League for Nursing (NLN) Education Summit

Dates: September 1820
Location: San Antonio, TX
Cost: Early Bird through May 31: $815 Members / $1,025 Nonmembers
Cost: June 1 through August 31: $1,045 Members / $1,275 Nonmembers
Cost: September 1 through Event: $1,275 Members / $1,500 Nonmembers
Registration Deadline: May 31 Early Bird Registration / August 31 Discounted Registration / September 1 to Day-Of Full Price Registration

The NLN Education Summit unites nurse educators globally to delve into current and emerging themes affecting the nursing education field. It provides a platform to unearth inventive strategies and solutions that tackle the everyday challenges encountered in the profession. This year’s theme is “A Daring Proposition: Competency-Based Education.Enjoy three full days of inspiration, collaboration and innovation, and you can earn continuing education units as an added bonus for attending. Attendees can earn CEUs.

American Association for Men in Nursing (AAMN) 49th Annual Conference

Dates: October 1719
Location: St. Louis, MO
Cost: Early Bird: $199 AAMN Student Member / $399 AAMN Member / $599 Nonmember
Cost: After Feb 2: $299 AAMN Student Member / $499 AAMN Member / $699 Nonmember or Thursday Only $150
Registration Deadline: February 2, 2024 – Early Bird Registration / Onsite Registration Available

The AAMN was formed in 1974 to provide networking and educational opportunities for men in nursing. In addition to providing training courses and scholarships for nursing students, the organization hosts an annual conference. Registration is open as of November 2023, but the AAMN hasn’t provided details on the event’s focus or who will serve as speakers.

Specialty-Specific Nursing Conferences

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This group of nursing conferences provides opportunities to learn about the latest innovations and research in your chosen specialty or as an advanced practice nurse. Each event caters explicitly to nurses within the nursing specialty the organization promotes. They may also help you fulfill necessary education hours while keeping you current on the latest trends within your specialty.

CRNA Ski Colorado Anesthesia Conference

Dates: January 28February 1
Location: Copper Mountain Resort, CO (90 miles outside Denver)
Cost: $765 + lodging + ski passes
Registration Deadline: Event Over

Earn 25 CEUs (an entire year’s worth of credits) over five days, with a flexible schedule of morning and evening sessions. This continuing education conference is owned and operated by certified registered nurse anesthetists (CRNAs). The conference offers a combination of premium education and outdoor activities tailored to advanced nurses. CRNA Ski Colorado is the perfect choice if you’re looking for a conference that’s also an ideal family vacation or reunion with anesthesia colleagues.

Academy of Neonatal Nursing (ANN) National Advanced Practice Neonatal Nurses Conference

Dates: March 6–9
Location: San Diego, CA
Cost: Early Bird $210 ANN Member Student/$475 ANN Member/$635 Non-Member or $210/$545/$705 after 1/31/2024 (other pricing based on membership and dates/events attending)
Registration Deadline: January 31, 2024, Early Bird Registration / Day-Of Registration Available / Event Over

At the 2024 ANN conference, neonatal nurse practitioners and clinical nurse specialists have the opportunity to learn best practices and discover the latest research related to neonatal medicine. Workshops that award continuing education credits take place throughout the event. After the conference, attendees and nurses who weren’t unable to attend can access videos of many speakers’ presentations and workshops by paying an on-demand content fee.

Annual Dialysis Conference

Dates: March 810
Location: San Diego, CA
Cost: $699 Physician/$550 Non-Physician/$350 Fellows
Registration Deadline: Event Over

The Annual Dialysis Conference, presented by Karl Nolph, MD, Division of Nephrology, spans three days, bringing together physicians, fellows, nurses, dietitians and social workers. Although not specifically a nursing conference, this is a great conference to attend if you’re a dialysis nurse. The conference focuses on adult and pediatric populations, discussing the latest advancements and research in chronic kidney disease and renal replacement therapies. Nurses attending the live event qualify for up to 21.5 ANCC nursing contact hours for continuing nursing education.

American Academy of Ambulatory Care Nursing (AAACN) 49th Annual Conference

Dates: April 26
Location: Chicago, IL
Cost: Early Bird $615 AAACN Member / $775 Non-Member or $695 / $855 after 2/29/24 (other pricing based on membership type and dates/events attending)
Registration Deadline: February 29, 2024 – Early Bird Registration / Day-Of Registration Available 

The AAACN’s annual conference is a gathering for ambulatory care and telehealth nurses. Earn up to 16 CEUs in special topic workshops. Explore ambulatory care nursing through workshops and sessions covering five tracks:

  • Care Coordination and Care Management
  • Clinical
  • Leadership
  • Research
  • Telehealth

The conference features four concurrent sessions, allowing attendees to explore a broad range of topics. It also offers two intensive pre-conference sessions on the Research track.

American Board of Nursing Specialties (ABNS) Spring Conference

Dates: April 46
Location: Alexandria, VA
Cost: $400 single registration
Registration Deadline: Registration is closed

The ABNS conferences, occurring twice a year in spring and fall, provide a platform for members and participants to engage in discussion on shared interests concerning specialty nursing. Each assembly meeting offers numerous networking opportunities and educational sessions focused on enhancing attendees’ understanding of testing, assessment, strategies and the management of certification organizations.

TraumaCon 2024

Dates: April 1012
Location: Orlando, FL
Cost: Early Bird $750 STN Member / $875 Nonmember or $795 Member / $920 Nonmember after 3/10/24
Registration Deadline: Early Bird Registration Ends 3/10/24 / Online Registration Available

TraumaCon is the Society of Trauma Nurses’ annual conference and the ultimate networking hub, bringing over 600 trauma nurses together to engage with influential leaders, discover cutting-edge products and advance their careers. This event is an excellent experience for trauma nurses looking for an immersive experience that goes beyond traditional conferences and fosters collaboration, innovation and professional growth.

National Association of Orthopaedic Nurses (NAON) 44th Annual Conference

Dates: May 1820
Location: Louisville, KY
Cost: Early Bird $340 NAON Student Member / $525 NAON ONC Member / $575 NAON Member / $675 Nonmember
Cost: After March 15: $340 NAON Student Member / $575 NAON ONC Member / $625 NAON Member / $775 Nonmember (other pricing based on membership and event)

Registration Deadline: March 15 Early Bird Registration / Day-Of Registration Available

The theme for the NAON 2024 conference is “We’re Better Together.” This premier gathering for orthopaedic nurses and allied health professionals offers numerous networking opportunities, vendors, concurrent educational sessions and a keynote address. Attendees come together to exchange knowledge and best practices with sessions planned in various orthopaedics areas, including joint health, trauma, research, professional development, clinical practice innovation and more.

American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) National Conference

Dates: June 25–30
Location: Nashville, TN
Cost: Before May 13: $125 Student Member / $599 NP Member / $799 Nonmember
Cost: After May 13 and Day-Of: $165 Student Member / $649 NP Member / $849 Nonmember (In-Person Full Conference)

Registration Deadline: None

The annual AANP National Conference is a week-long event filled with legislative and policy updates, exclusive keynote speakers, exhibitors, hands-on workshops and valuable networking with colleagues. It also provides the opportunity to earn up to 34 contact hours of CE. This year’s keynote speaker is Olympic gold medalist Dominique Dawes. It’s the largest conference for NPs within all specialties, with over 330 workshops and sessions demonstrating the diversity of the NP role. A virtual option is also available.

Association of Rehabilitation Nurses (ARN) Annual Conference

Dates: August 1113
Location: San Antonio, TX
Cost: In-Person or Virtual $385 Member / $515 Nonmember or In-Person & Virtual $575 Member / $770 Nonmember
Registration Deadline: Early Bird Deadline April 1 / Day-Of Pricing Now Available

Join ARN’s 2024 “Reviving Hope, Restoring Lives: Celebrating 50 Years of Rehab Nursing Excellence” conference in person or virtually. The event offers unique presentations, flexible learning options, industry insights, meaningful connections and a renewed commitment to optimal care. Attendees can receive CEUs through live sessions and on-demand recordings. Virtual event August 5 and 6.

Emergency Nursing 2024

Dates: September 47
Location: Las Vegas, NV
Cost: TBD
Registration Deadline: Early Bird Ended December 31, 2023

This annual conference by the Emergency Nurses Association (ENA) is for emergency nurses to help them grow in their careers. Long-time members refer to this conference as the gathering, as it’s an annual gathering to see old friends and colleagues and connect with new members. Nurses can learn the latest in emergency medical nursing through sharing new research and small scientific group discussions.

Academy of Medical-Surgical Nurses (AMSN) 33rd Annual Convention

Dates: September 1214
Location: Toronto, ON
Cost: More information about registration and rates will be available in April 2024
Registration deadline: More information about registration and rates will be available in April 2024.

The annual AMSN convention draws medical-surgical nurses from across the country and provides numerous networking and educational opportunities. This event has a hybrid format that allows nurses to attend in person or participate in many sessions and watch key speakers virtually. Because this year’s conference takes place in Canada, those attending in person must have a valid passport to cross the border. The organization hasn’t announced specific details about the theme and lineup yet.

American Psychiatric Nurses Association (APNA) 38th Annual Conference

Dates: October 912
Location: Louisville, KY
Cost: Early Bird $560 Member / $810 Nonmember or $660 Member / $910 Nonmember after 8/21/24 (other pricing available based on status and event)
Registration Deadline: August 21, 2024, Early Bird Registrations / September 25, 2024 Regular 

The annual APNA conference is the premier event for psychiatric-mental health nurses who can register to attend in person and virtually. Up to 115 contact hours for certification and renewal will be available for participants, which they can use for licensure or certification renewal. The year’s theme is “Bringing Connection to Life for Ourselves, Those We Serve & Each Other,” but details about the specific program and lineup of speakers are still to come.

Have you heard about a great nursing conference taking place in 2024? Maybe one specifically in your nursing specialty? Please share the details in the comments section below.

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Hello, I noticed that there’s is nothing for nursing informatics.


Hello Chris and thanks for reaching out! These are just a few of the many nursing conferences being held in 2024. If you know of a good nursing informatics conference coming up, please share the details with other readers.


Are there any conferences for public health nursing


Hello Connie and thanks for reaching out! The Association of Public Health Nurses and the Association of of Community Health Nursing Educators are holding a joint conference on June 5th through June 8th at the DoubleTree by Hilton in Mission Valley, San Diego, California. You can read more about the conference, including registration details, here: We hope you find this information helpful!


I notice you did not mention American Association of Operating Room Nurses Annual Seminar/Congress


Thank you, Andria, for sharing an upcoming nursing conference for our list. AORN’s 70th annual conference takes place April 1-4 in San Antonio, Texas. Speakers include:
Katie Boston-Leary, PhD, MBA, MHA, NEA-BC. Director of Nursing Programs, American Nurses Association
Magie Cook, Entrepreneur
Alex Haynes, MD, MPH, Surgical Oncologist and Researcher
Randall L. Heiser, AB, MAE, President of Sullivan Healthcare Consulting, LLC
Chaunté Lowe, Four-Time Olympian
Clint Pulver, President of The Center for Retention
Alex Sheen, Founder of Because I said I Would
Dr. Renee Thompson, Founder and CEO of the Healthy Workforce Institute


I would like to know the details of the conference March 3rd and 4th in Chicago do tell please


Hello Judith and thanks for reaching out! The American Board of Nursing Specialties (ABNS) Spring Conference is still currently in the planning stage, with details coming soon. However, they have posted a new webpage with cost details. You can find that information here:


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