11th ICN NP/APN Network Conference

The conference is one of the largest international meetings on advanced practice nursing. With more than 1,000 delegates, the conference promises to be an exciting and rewarding opportunity to learn together. It seeks to set the foundation for developing and expanding the reach and impact of the next generation of nurse practitioners and advanced practice nurses. Conference sub-themes build on ICN’s strategic priorities and the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals to examine progress and future directions for nurse practitioners and advanced practice nurses towards addressing the health needs of populations. 

Conference Dates

August 29 – September 1, 2021

Conference Theme

Envisioning Advanced Practice Nursing Beyond 2020: Wider Reach, Bigger Impact
Our conference theme was deeply inspired by Florence Nightingale, who by today’s standards would have been the world’s very first advanced practice nurse. As Florence once said, “For we who nurse, our nursing is something which, unless we are making progress every year, every month, every week, we are going back. No system shall endure which does not march.” Thus, our conference theme challenges us to look forward and to set the foundation for developing and expanding the reach and impact of the next generation of nurse practitioners and advanced practice nurses. Conference sub-themes build on ICN’s strategic priorities and the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals to examine progress and future directions for nurse practitioners and advanced practice nurses towards addressing the health needs of populations.

Conference Host

Nurse Practitioner Association of Nova Scotia (NPANS)

Conference Location

Online

Conference Objectives

At the conclusion of the conference, participants will be able to:

  1. Recognize the reach and impact of advanced practice nursing roles, interventions, and models of care related to health and well-being, global health, and human rights and equitable access to health.
  2. Identify resources and strategies to strengthen the future reach and impact of advanced practice nurses related to human resources for health, leadership and innovation, and research.
  3. Apply new knowledge and skills related to advanced practice nursing roles gained through attendance at interactive pre-conference workshops, clinical workshops, and symposia.
  4. Further develop partnerships and collaborations with relevant international colleagues and experts identified through networking opportunities and linkage and exchange activities.
  5. Select theoretical and evidence-informed strategies to implement and evaluate advanced practice nursing roles in community and hospital settings.

Conference and Scientific Program Committee Chairs

Dr. Ruth Martin-Misener, NP, PhD
Professor and Interim Director, School of Nursing, Dalhousie University and Co-Director, Canadian Centre for Advanced Practice Nursing Research (CCAPNR), McMaster University

Dr. Denise Bryant-Lukosius, RN, CON(C), BScN, MScN, PhD
Associate Professor in the School of Nursing and Dept. of Oncology and co-Director for the Canadian Centre for Advanced Practice Nursing Research at McMaster University

Dr. Minna Miller, DNP, MSN, BA, NP(F), FAANP
Nurse Practitioner at BC Children’s Hospital; Adjunct Professor at the University of British Columbia School of Nursing

Target Audience

  • Advanced Practice Nurses (e.g. Nurse Practitioners, Clinical Nurse Specialists, Nurse Midwives, Nurse Anesthetists, Nurse Consultants, Nurse Specialists, etc.)
  • Students of or with an interest in advanced practice nursing
  • Nurses whose roles influence or are influenced by advanced practice nurses
  • Government leaders and health planners
  • Interdisciplinary health researchers with overlapping interests/experience with advanced practice nursing
  • Educators, managers, and consultants
  • Researchers from any discipline with an interest in advanced practice nursing

In Collaboration with

The International Council of Nurses (ICN) is a federation of more than 130 national nurses’ associations representing the millions of nurses worldwide. Operated by nurses and leading nursing internationally. ICN works to ensure quality care for all and sound health policies globally.