The Nurse Scholars Academy encourages Kaiser Permanente nurses to attend local, state, and national conferences within their area of specialty.

Conferences provide registered nurses with up-to-date knowledge, a broader network of colleagues, and opportunities to share their work through poster and podium presentations.

Financial support

Nurses are able to utilize their annual National Tuition Reimbursement benefit to support conference attendance. Each year, nurse leaders are able to submit eligible expenses related to conference attendance for reimbursement up to their annual maximum benefit. Conference registration fees, as well as up to $500 in eligible travel costs are examples of eligible expenses.

Popular nursing conferences

Association of California Nurse LeadersPasadenaFebruary 3-6
Association of Operating Room NursesNashvilleApril 6-10
American Organization of Nurse ExecutivesSan DiegoApril 10-13
Oncology Nurses SocietyAnaheimApril 11-14
Nephrology Nurses AssociationDallasApril 14-17
Society of Pediatric NursesWashington DCApril 24-27
American Academy of Ambulatory Care NursingPalm SpringsMay 8-11
AACN National Teaching Institute and Critical Care ExpoOrlandoMay 19-23
Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric, and Neonatal NursesAtlantaJune 6-12
Wound, Ostomy, and Continence Nurses SocietyNashvilleJune 23-26
ANCC Magnet ConferenceOrlandoOctober 10-12

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