Welcome to NPAC 2022

Welcome to NPAC 2022

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Lunch | Friday, October 21, 2022
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM


Lunch | Saturday, October 22, 2022
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

Registration Details Coming Soon!


On behalf of the Conference Planning Committee, I am very excited to invite you to attend the 2022 National Conference for Nurse Practitioners in Acute Care (NPAC)! Join over 900 colleagues expected to attend from throughout the country as we celebrate with this year’s conference theme, Celebrating All You Do! NPAC 2022 will be held at the Westin Boston Seaport District, ideally located in the vibrant Seaport District and two blocks from the Boston waterfront.

In keeping with the conference theme, the Keynote Address, Celebrating All You Do! given by Sheila Melander, PhD, ACNP-BC, FCCM, FAANP, FAAN, Associate Dean of MSN & DNP Faculty & Practice Affairs, William S. & Elizabeth M. Morgan Professor for Professional Nursing Practice, University of Kentucky College of Nursing, Lexington, KY, is sure to energize the audience as attendees begin our 3-day main conference!

Plan to come early! This year, attendees have numerous opportunities to expand their knowledge and skills over the 2 days of Pre-Conferences and 3-day Main Conference. Using state-of-the-art mannequins, ultrasounds, and other high-tech equipment, four Invasive Advanced Procedures Workshops (APWs) will be offered. Perfect your advanced procedural skills in these popular workshops which are specially designed as 100% hands-on experiences in small groups with individual attention from expert faculty.

In addition to APWs, seven outstanding Pre-Conferences provide attendees the ability to sharpen knowledge in advanced assessment, diagnostic testing, and clinical management. Whether it’s Beginning/Advanced 12-Lead EKGs, Beginning/Advanced Imaging and Radiology, Cardiac Valvular Disease Workshop, Mechanical Ventilation Boot Camp or Advanced Suturing, there’s literally something for everyone!

Be sure to register early as our very popular APWs and other Pre-Conferences usually sell out!

Unlike other conferences that feature numerous break-out sessions, the NPAC Conference strives to bring all NPs who practice with acutely ill adults together as one to enjoy a diverse program, which this year features 19 outstanding General Sessions. Eight of the General Sessions will be specifically focused on Updates in Acute Care Pharmacology!

Thank you for choosing the NPAC Conference as a part of your ongoing NP Continuing Education, and I look forward to reconnecting with all of you at NPAC 2022 in Boston!

Celebrating All You Do!



Thomas W. Barkley, Jr., PhD, ACNP-BC, ANP, FAANP
NPAC Conference Chair
President, Barkley & Associates, Inc.

Conference planning committee

Thank you to the NPAC 2022 Conference Planning Committee for their commitment and expertise in planning this successful conference.

NPAC 2018

Thomas W. Barkley, Jr., PhD, ACNP-BC, ANP, FAANP
Los Angeles, CA

Michelle Boone, DNP, FNP-C, AGACNP-BC
Nashville, AR

Nashville, TN

Kathy Magdic, DNP, ACNP-BC, FAANP
Pittsburgh, PA

Sheila Melander, PhD, ACNP-BC, FAANP, FCCM, FAAN
Lexington, KY

Kristine Anne Scordo, PhD, ACNP-BC, FAANP
Dayton, OH

Julie Stanik-Hutt, PhD, ACNP-BC, GNP-BC, CCNS, FAANP, FAAN
Iowa City, IA