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Curious what the big conferences are for nurses?

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CSUSM10 is a RN and specializes in ER psych.

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I am an ER RN so I know about the ENA conference and the NTI ACCN conference. Curious what other large conferences for nurses are out there? Also curious what the attendance is of these big conferences? Is the ENA conference the largest attended one? Or NTi?

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meanmaryjean has 40 years experience as a DNP, RN and specializes in NICU, ICU, PICU, Academia.

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I've been to NTI (6000) and Magnet (10,000). Other smaller ones like AONE and Nursing Management (3000-ish)

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Boomer MS, RN has 17 years experience and specializes in Med Surg/ICU/Psych/Emergency/CEN/retired.

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I am an ER RN so I know about the ENA conference and the NTI ACCN conference. Curious what other large conferences for nurses are out there? Also curious what the attendance is of these big conferences? Is the ENA conference the largest attended one? Or NTi?

I've been to both NTI and ENA. I can't say which one is bigger; I suspect that might vary year to year. Both are scholarly. I greatly enjoyed them both but have to say, because I was an ER nurse, I preferred the ENA conference. Both inspiring and rejuvenating. There are other conferences for both ER MDs and nurses, such as an annual emergency conference sponsored by UCSF. If you belong to ENA, you will get mailings about conferences. At least I did.

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CSUSM10 is a RN and specializes in ER psych.

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I can't imagine the ICU NTI one being more fun than the ENA conference. For one, it looks like you can do some pretty cool classes (ultrasound iv, codes, disasters, first responder stuff, etc.) in the ENA one. I doubt they'd have that fun stuff in the ICU one. Second, I'd much rather be at a conference with a bunch of wild, crazy, balls to the wall ER nurses than type A, methodical, OCD ICU nurses!!!

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meanmaryjean has 40 years experience as a DNP, RN and specializes in NICU, ICU, PICU, Academia.

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I can't imagine the ICU NTI one being more fun than the ENA conference. For one, it looks like you can do some pretty cool classes (ultrasound iv, codes, disasters, first responder stuff, etc.) in the ENA one. I doubt they'd have that fun stuff in the ICU one. Second, I'd much rather be at a conference with a bunch of wild, crazy, balls to the wall ER nurses than type A, methodical, OCD ICU nurses!!!

Clearly, you've never experienced the rockin' world of ICU! :)

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Boomer MS, RN has 17 years experience and specializes in Med Surg/ICU/Psych/Emergency/CEN/retired.

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I can't imagine the ICU NTI one being more fun than the ENA conference. For one, it looks like you can do some pretty cool classes (ultrasound iv, codes, disasters, first responder stuff, etc.) in the ENA one. I doubt they'd have that fun stuff in the ICU one. Second, I'd much rather be at a conference with a bunch of wild, crazy, balls to the wall ER nurses than type A, methodical, OCD ICU nurses!!!

To clarify, I meant that both NTI and ENA conferences were inspiring and rejuvenating. And I've never met or worked with any "OCD ICU nurses". My experience has been only positive for me, someone who is a bit frustrated not to have spent many more years in an ICU.

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