NTI 2018 - See you in Boston!

Evidence-based practice is what nursing is all about. Join your critical care colleagues at the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) National Teaching Institute (NTI) premier conference held this year in Boston. Nurses General Nursing Event Video

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With more than 37.5 continuing education (CE) contact hours, the outstanding and diverse learning opportunities and inspirational gatherings promise to reignite your commitment to your practice and our profession. Hundreds of learning activities feature the latest innovations in practice, technology, and healthcare delivery, evidence-based practice and research to meet your clinical and professional practice education needs. Connecting with friends and colleagues at special events throughout the week will round out this inspirational experience. There are more than 275 sessions. There are also 2.5 hour sessions at the mastery level. For advanced practice nurses, the Advanced Practice Institute will allow you to obtain pharmacology contacts and to build on your advanced practice nursing skills. Update your knowledge, refine your skills and learn something new in critical care. This educational conference features the latest innovations in high-acuity and critical care practice, technology, healthcare delivery, evidence-based practices and research.

When and Where

May 21 through May 24, 2018

Boston Convention and Exhibition Center

415 Summer Street

Boston, Massachusetts 02210

(800) 899-AACN (2226)


Westin Boston Waterfront

425 Summer Street

Boston, MA 02210

(617) 532-4600

Education and Sessions

For attendees that come early, there are pre-conferences that offer opportunities for hands-on experiences with 3- and 6-hour sessions providing deeper coverage on relevant topics. If you are an early morning person, consider the Sunrise Sessions which are funded by unrestricted grants from corporate supporters. Reservations are required. SuperSessions are where you can share the joys and challenges of caring for acutely and critically ill patients and their families with thousands of your colleagues. The keynote presentations from AACN leaders and popular motivational speakers will motivate, inspire and celebrate our profession.

At the National Teaching Institute & Critical Care Exposition, there are so many educational opportunities that align with the needs of high-acuity and critical care nurses. Choose from hundreds of sessions covering 30 diverse clinical and professional development topics, and visit over 400 exhibitors at the Critical Care Exposition.

Attendees practice in many areas in many diverse roles ranging from staff nurse to manager and APRN. Whether you are a new or experienced nurse, the curriculum offers in-depth content using the most up-to-date evidence-based guidelines and practice standards.

The Critical Care Exposition is the largest, most comprehensive trade show for high acuity and critical care nurses. Attendees will experience hands-on interactions with exhibitors. The Critical Care Exposition offers 14 hours of exhibit time over three days, with 10 hours unopposed by clinical sessions. There is more than 300,000 square feet of exhibits including the newest equipment, devices, pharmaceuticals, supplies, and technology. Also, there are hundreds of ExpoEd education sessions where you'll receive continuing education recognition points (CERPs). And don't forget all the product demonstrations.


Come to a conference where there will be over 7,000 critical care nurses.

Registration and Pricing

Registration is CLOSED. Register by April 4, 2018 and save $80.00

Member Pricing

  • Early-bird full conference - $450.00
  • Regular full conference - $530.00
  • Pre-Conference - $106.00 - $212.00
  • Daily registration; Mon/Tue/Wed - $225.00
  • Daily registration; Thu - $144.00

Non-Member Pricing

  • Early-bird full conference - $580.00
  • Regular full conference - $660.00
  • Pre-Conference - $140.00 - $280.00
  • Daily registration; Mon/Tue/Wed - $280.00
  • Daily registration; Thu - $196.00


Book your reservations today at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center

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This is the best conference I've ever attended on critical care nursing-has varied topics for beginners to experts along with exhibitors giving out tons free items.

Specializes in Medsurg.

Attending my first NTI conference this year! I'm really excited!

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The NTI conference is almost sold out. If you or any of your colleagues are planning to attend and register on-site, please register now instead before registration closes. More than 8,500 attendees are expected.

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