ANCC Update on the Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Update: March 31, 2020

As you know, the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak forced us to make changes to the 2020 ANCC Pathway to Excellence Conference®, originally scheduled for May 13-15 in West Palm Beach, FL.

We know how important this conference is to you, so we are pleased to announce the Pathway Conference will now be co-located with the ANCC National Magnet Conference® in October. The two conferences will be held together October 7–9, 2020, in Atlanta, Georgia. 

If you have already registered for the Pathway Conference, your registration will automatically transfer. More information about both conferences, including hotel details and the full schedule, will be made available by June 2020. If you are unable to attend the October event, email to cancel your registration.

We are glad to be able to combine these two incredible conferences and unite the global nursing community for learning and celebration. Nurses are more important than ever right now. The ANCC Pathway to Excellence Conference and ANCC National Magnet Conference are opportunities to honor and thank nurses on the front lines.

PLEASE NOTE – If you made travel or hotel reservations for the West Palm Beach event, please read the following carefully:

TRAVEL: Individuals are responsible for cancelling any travel arrangements directly.

HOTEL: If you made a hotel reservation for the original West Palm Beach event through the official Pathway to Excellence 2020 room block, Connections Housing will automatically cancel your hotel reservation and your credit card will not be charged. If you sent in a check deposit, Connections Housing will send you a refund in within 14 business days. No further action is required from you. If you reserved a hotel outside the official Pathway to Excellence 2020 room block, please contact the hotel directly to cancel your reservation. If you have questions regarding your hotel reservation, please email or call 1.404.842.0000.

EXHIBITORS AND SPONSORS: We are in the process of reaching out to all exhibitors and sponsors to assess business needs and discuss options. To reach us, please email or call 1.410.316.9865.

Meanwhile, you can find updated information from ANA about the coronavirus pandemic, ANA’s actions, and how nurses can protect themselves, here.

ANCC will continue to assess unfolding developments regarding the coronavirus (COVID-19). Our priority is the health and safety of all the world’s people, and our life’s work is to support the nurses and health care workers who are on the front lines during this global pandemic. Nurses are more important than ever right now, and we must do everything we can to support them.

Thank you,

Rebecca Graystone, MS, MBA, RN, NE-BC
Vice President, ANCC Magnet Recognition
Program & Pathway to Excellence
Christine Pabico, PhD, RN, NE-BC
Director, ANCC Pathway to Excellence