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List of Nursing Conferences to Attend in 2021 (Including Virtual)

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Nursing conferences not only provide you with a ton of different opportunities to learn about the latest breakthroughs and advancements in healthcare, but they can also be a lot of fun, too! You can attend lectures, participate in workshops, and socialize with other professionals in your industry.

If you are interested in developing your nursing skills, sharing best practices with nurses from other facilities, and offering the best care possible to your patients, then attending a nursing conference would be a must.



List of Top Nursing Conferences in 2021


International Conference on Nursing and Healthcare Research

When: June 07-08, 2021

Where: San Francisco, United States


  • Non-Student Oral/Poster Presenter Registration - €450 ($545)
  • Student Oral/Poster Presenter Registration - €350 ($424)
  • Listener Registration - €250 ($303)
  • Additional Paper Publication - €100 ($121)

The International Conference on Nursing and Healthcare Research is organized by the International Research Conference that will be held in San Francisco, United States. Providing researchers, practitioners, and educators with a leading interdisciplinary platform to introduce and address the latest developments, trends, and concerns, as well as real challenges faced and strategies implemented in the fields of nursing and health research.


American Association of Post-Acute Care Nursing (AAPACN) 2021 Conference

When: April 14-15 & 21-22, 2021

Where: Virtual


  • Members:
    • Early Bird (registration before March 22, 2021) - $300
    • Standard (registration between March 22 - April 5, 2021) - $350
    • Late (registration after April 5, 2021) - $400

  • Non- members:
    • Early Bird - $710
    • Standard - $710
    • Late - $760

This virtual conference will celebrate the skill and commitment of nursing professionals to discover renewed enthusiasm and dedication for post-acute care. The new and enhanced conference platform includes live sessions and events, live Q&A, face-to-face video conference roundtables, and a lot more.


5th Nursing World Conference 

When: October 18-20, 2021

Theme: Journey to untangle the challenges of Nursing Profession

Where: Orlando, USA


*Early Bird Registration Before March 17, 2021

  •  Oral Presentation - $739
  •  Poster Presentation - $639
  • Virtual Presentation - $439
  •  Delegate - $839
  •  Student - $539
  •  Exhibitor - $2500

This 3-day event includes keynote presentations, oral presentations, poster sessions by young researchers and students, workshops, and networking opportunities. The Organizing Committee is keeping a close eye on COVID-19 pandemic. It has a hybrid format with both onsite and virtual versions (for participants who are unable to attend the conference in-person).


Future Healthcare Exhibition & Conference 2021

When: March 17-18, 2021

Where: Virtual event

Tickets: Price N/A

The Future Healthcare Exhibition & Conference covers advancement and technology in healthcare, medical equipment & instruments, diagnostic imaging, healthcare services, and much more. It is organized by UKIHMA (UK government trade promotion organization).   


International Conference on Nursing Care in Pediatrics

When: March 11-12, 2021

Where: Miami, United States


  • Non-Student Oral/Poster Presenter Registration - €450 ($545)
  • Student Oral/Poster Presenter Registration - €350 ($424)
  • Listener Registration - €250 ($303)
  • Additional Paper Publication - €100 ($121)

The objective of this international conference is to gather along with leading academic scientists, researchers, and research scholars to give relevant perspectives and research findings on all aspects of pediatric nursing care and it will take place in Miami, Florida. 


New England Regional Nurse Practitioner Conference (Virtual)

When: May 6 to 7, 2021

Where: Webinar/Online


  • Current MCNP Member - $300
  • Current Members of other MA Specialty Organizations/Out-of-state State NP Groups - $300
  • Non-MCNP Member - $375
  • Student - $200
  • Military/Veteran - $150

Two inspirational keynotes and three concurrent sessions featuring professional Nurse Practitioner speakers and a wide variety of related topics are featured at the New England Regional Nurse Practitioner Conference. All sessions are via live-stream with interactive Q & A and will be available for on-demand viewing for 90 days post-conference. The two-day conference will provide you with high-quality, cost-effective continuing education to help you fulfill your CE requirements and energize your practice.


ITNS 2021 Annual Meeting

When: Sessions are available on-demand until October 1, 2021.

Where: Virtual


  • Member - $549
  • Non-member - $669 

The International Transplant Nurses Society's Annual Meeting features world-class speakers who will discuss cutting-edge research and clinical information in transplant medicine. The live event took place on October 22-25, 2020, but you can watch it on-demand until October 1, 2021. It offers CNE/Category 1 CEPTCS credits to nursing professionals who will participate on this annual meeting.


AONL 2021 Annual Conference

When: July 11-14, 2021

Theme: Advance health equity and eliminate racial and ethnic disparities

Where: Washington, D.C. National Harbor

Tickets:  TBD

In March 2021, registration and hotel reservations will open. When more information becomes accessible, it will be posted on the website while the Call for Abstracts will open on mid-October. For those who are unable to attend in person, there is also a virtual option.


Virtual Certification Review - CCRN

When: Mar 16, 2021 - Mar 17, 2021

Where: Virtual


  • Members - $125
  • Non-members - $200

Cammy Christie will teach the CCRN Review. With over 48 years of critical care experience, she is a well-known international speaker and she is a reviewer for several revered nursing journals as well. Members that will be attending the conference will have the chance to win an exam voucher.


Advocacy in Community/Public Health Nursing Policy, Education, and Research

When: June 10-12, 2021

Where: Virtual


  • Member (Virtual All-Access Pass) - $199
  • Member (Virtual Student & Retired All-Access Pass) - $99
  • Non-member - $299

Some of the conference objectives are to enhance advocacy skills for populations through innovative educational models or programs, explore the use of technology in advocating for policy change, identify research needed to identify or develop effective nursing practices for eliminating gaps and disparities in health care, and a lot more.


How A Nursing Conference Can Benefit You

Broaden Your Network

Healthcare professionals in every field and from all over the world gather at medical conferences. You can meet with speakers, panelists, and fellow attendees to share your ideas, learn from the best in the field, and make connections.


Get Up To Date With The Latest Best Practices

When you study, train, and work in the same community for years, it can start to feel a little routine.  Breakthroughs and new developments in medicine and healthcare are happening every day. Nursing conferences expose you to different ways of thinking, as well as the latest innovations and developments in the field.


Earn Credits For Continuing Education

As you know, continuing education units (CEUs) are required to maintain your license. CEUs require that you are up to date with modern healthcare practices. Most conferences can provide up to 30 or more units, potentially enough to complete your CEU requirement for the year. 


Advance Your Career

There are many ways in which attending a nursing conference can be a stepping stone for your career. First, you can network with future colleagues and learn about new work opportunities at the conference. Second, conferences can provide opportunities for certification, which can help you gain an advantage when applying for higher positions. Third, attending conferences will make you aware of the academic programs your peers are taking - like Laboure's RN to BSN program, for example. 


Gain Holistic Knowledge

Many nurses have some specialty training, certification. Continuing education and training may be  necessary to take on high-level positions, but it can also be incredibly meaningful and eye-opening to learn about another area of nursing. After all, you may learn something that you can apply immediately in your current position. . It may also inspire you to broaden your horizons further and explore a new career path!



Conferences provide the perfect opportunity to update your knowledge, widen your network, and grow both personally and professionally.

By taking advantage of just one, two, maybe a handful of the literally hundreds of nursing conferences around the world, you can take your career to the next level. If you’re looking for options outside of conferences, consider taking a certification program or additional degree at a local college or university.

At Labouré College, we offer a variety of online and on-campus programs for RNs to earn a BSN, for other healthcare professionals to become an RN, or for any healthcare professional to specialize in fields like neurodiagnostics, radiation therapy, and more.


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