The Largest Nursing Conference for Nurse Professionals

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We are so excited to see you this year in Chicago! The American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) has planned another fabulous event for you with its two premier conferences — the ANCC National Magnet Conference® and the ANCC Pathway to Excellence Conference® — together in one location for the most powerful, impactful, and inspirational nursing event ever!

This co-located conference is the most influential gathering for nurses and health care stakeholders globally. Join nurses from around the world and immerse yourself in a wide range of educational and innovative sessions, network with peers from diverse backgrounds, and celebrate a year of outstanding accomplishments by Magnet® and Pathway to Excellence® nurses. We had a ball last year and cannot wait to see you this fall!


  • Nurses from any size or type of health care organization, including acute, pre-/post-acute, and long-term care
  • Nurses from ambulatory and independent outpatient settings, such as clinics, dialysis centers, home care, hospice, physician offices, surgical centers, and similar organizations
  • Hospital administrators/chief nursing officers/directors of nursing
  • Directors/nurse managers/front-line leaders
  • Clinical nurses
  • School nurses

Attend This High-Energy and Informative Conference

  • Engage and connect with nursing colleagues and administrators from Magnet-designated and Pathway-designated and applicant organizations
  • Understand the long-term value and return on investment of becoming a Magnet or a Pathway to Excellence organization, and how to achieve either of these designations
  • Learn how to align your nursing environment to the Magnet or Pathway to Excellence standards helping to increase nurse job satisfaction and improve organizational outcomes
  • Recognize, honor, and celebrate nursing excellence in leadership, innovation and best practices
  • Learn from peers within the health care industry and discuss solutions to improve nursing in the workplace
  • Earn up to 44 continuing nursing education (CNE) credits


  • 120 stimulating educational sessions
  • Three powerful and inspirational guest speakers
  • More than 400 exhibitors showcasing the latest innovations and technologies
  • More than 170+ poster sessions celebrating the work of your nursing colleagues
  • An amazing Welcome Party celebration
  • Captivating presentations, live entertainment, social events, and networking opportunities
  • The Magnet and Pathway to Excellence designation celebration
  • The awards ceremony
  • A chance to make new, lifelong friends and professional connections

These two conferences share a common vision to:

  • Advance outstanding care
  • Drive nursing excellence
  • Examine research and evidence-based practices
  • Implement a culture of innovation, quality, and safety
  • Create practice environments that support collaboration, shared decision-making, and innovation
  • Honor and recognize nurses at all levels
  • Foster practice environments that safeguard nurses’ well-being and patient safety


Opening General Session Keynote
Shawn Achor
Harvard Professor and Author


General Session Speaker
Suneel Gupta
Health Care Entrepreneur and Bestselling Author

Closing General Session Keynote
Inky Johnson
Motivational Speaker and Author


Click here to see all of the preconference and additional events!


Interested in sponsoring or exhibiting at the 2023 co-located
ANCC National Magnet Conference® and ANCC Pathway to Excellence Conference®? 



Wednesday, October 30 – Friday, November 1, 2024Ernest N. Morial Convention CenterNew Orleans, LA
Wednesday, October 8 – Friday, October 10, 2025Georgia World Congress CenterAtlanta, GA
Thursday, October 8 – Saturday, October 10, 2026Pennsylvania Convention CenterPhiladelphia, PA