Your journey to Las Vegas will have a French twist this year
with a stay at the Paris Las Vegas. Enjoy the lights, the learning,
and the camaraderie. Voilá!



The convention will lift your professional confidence to a new level and inspire your practice like no other education event this year.

  • Choose the topics most important to you, from clinical to leadership to advocacy.
  • Learn how you can incorporate evidence-based practice at your own facility.
  • Enjoy expert speakers who will inspire and enlighten you.


During a convention, there’s nothing like a hug from a long-time friend or the energy you get when you make a new connection.

  • Network with other nurses who share your compassion and commitment for the med-surg nursing specialty.
  • Visit the interactive exhibit hall and meet with nurse poster presenters.
  • Relax as the AMSN Board and staff welcome you at the convention orientation session.


There are many paths on this journey that will lead to a newfound belief in yourself: your patient care skills, your ability to improve quality and safety, and your readiness to become a nursing leader.

  • Peruse posters by your nursing colleagues who have a passion for innovation and best practices.
  • Join a spirited conversation on clinical leadership in the Town Hall, always one of the convention’s most popular sessions.
  • Learn new ways to improve your practice environment.


Tour the convention headquarters, the Paris Las Vegas. It has a vaulted cloud ceiling, buttery pastries, and an Eiffel Tower. Need we say more?

  • Choose from the city’s endless array of entertainment, from Cirque du Soleil's acrobats to Penn & Teller’s legendary magic.
  • Escape into your favorite food fantasy at famed restaurants and enjoy shopping and cultural events.
  • Visit to learn more.


Featured speakers

Linda Aiken, PhD, RN, FAAN, is the Claire M. Fagin Leadership Professor of Nursing and Professor of Sociology at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA. She directs the Center for Health Outcomes and Policy Research in the School of Nursing and is senior fellow of the Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics at the university.

Dr. Aiken is a noted researcher and leader who has served on boards of some of the country's most influential health care organizations including the Institute of Medicine. She is a past-president of the American Academy of Nursing and has received many awards for her work on improving personal health services.

Vicki Hess, MS, RN, CSP, is the Principal of Catalyst Consulting, LLC, her own speaking, training, and consulting firm. In 2014, Vicki was voted a TOP 5 Speaker (health care) by for the fourth year in a row.

Ms. Hess works with organizations and associations across the country to positively impact employee engagement through consulting, workshops, retreats, and keynote presentations. She is the author of four books and also writes for industry and association publications including Hospital & Health Network, Becker's Hospital Review, and

Who Should Attend?

  • Staff Nurses
  • Nurse Educators
  • Nurse Managers
  • Clinical Nurse Specialists
  • Clinical Nursing Supervisors
  • Nurse Practitioners
  • Administrators
  • Students
  • Researchers