National Conference for Nurse Practitioners in Acute Care (NPAC) 2024 is organized by Barkley & Associates, Inc. and will be held from Mar 20 - 24, 2024 at Swissotel Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, United States of America.

Pre-Conferences & Advanced Procedures Workshops: March 20-21, 2024

Main Conference: March 21-24, 2024

Exhibits: March 21-23, 2024

Join over 900 colleagues expected to attend from throughout the country as we explore the possibilities in this year’s conference theme, Yes, We Can Change the World. 

Susan Corbridge, PhD, ACNP-BC, FAANP, FCCP, FAAN, will give the Keynote Address: Listen, Learn, Lead! Dr. Susan Corbridge is the Chief Essentials Program Officer at the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN), where she oversees all aspects of AACN’s work to facilitate the implementation of the new Essentials, including initiatives funded by the American Nurses Foundation and Johnson & Johnson. She is sure to energize the audience as attendees begin our 3-day main conference!

Plan to come early! This year, attendees have numerous opportunities to expand their knowledge and skills over 2 days of small-group Workshops and Pre-Conferences preceding the 3-day Main Conference. Using state-of-the-art mannequins, ultrasounds, and other high-tech equipment, four Advanced Invasive Procedures Workshops (APWs) will be offered. Perfect your advanced procedural skills in these popular workshops, which are specially designed as 100% hands-on experiences in small groups with individual attention from expert faculty.

In addition to APWs, early-arriving attendees can select from among eight outstanding Pre-Conferences with topics in advanced assessment, diagnostic testing, and clinical management. Whether it’s Beginning/Advanced 12-Lead EKGs, Beginning/Advanced Imaging and Radiology, Cardiac Valvular Disease Workshop, Mechanical Ventilation Boot Camp, or Advanced Suturing, there’s literally something for everyone! 

The Emergency Neurological Life Support® (ENLS) course will be offered beginning on Wednesday afternoon and continuing through Thursday morning. The ENLS® course is designed to help healthcare professionals improve patient care and outcomes during the critical first hours of a patient’s neurological emergency. Now in its fourth version, ENLS® demonstrates a collaborative, multi-disciplinary approach and provides a consistent set of protocols, practical checklists, decision points, and suggested communication to use during patient management.

Reasons Not to Miss NPAC 2024! 

  • Attend the largest national conference specifically for nurse practitioners and advanced practice nurses working in acute care 
  • Update yourself on the latest evidence-based practice guidelines, recent issues, and trends 
  • Maximize advanced pharmacology contact hours required for national recertification 
  • Refine and perfect advanced invasive procedures skills to enhance your practice 
  • Network with hundreds of NPs working in acute care throughout the country
  • See all of the latest technologies, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, career opportunities, and other products in today’s market with our exhibitors 
  • Barkley & Associates, Inc. is approved as a provider of nurse practitioner continuing education by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners. AANP Provider Number 080518. This activity has been approved for up to 21.75 contact hours of continuing education (which includes 13.25 hours of pharmacology and 2.75 hours of advanced procedures).


Registrations Open
22 Sep, 2023
Registrations Open
Registrations Ends
20 Mar, 2024
Registration Ends
Event Start Date
20 Mar, 2024
Event Start Date
Event End Date
24 Mar, 2024
Event End Date


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