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The APRN MIDWEST CONFERENCE is a 3-day program developed by Advanced Practice Registered Nurses for Advanced Practice Registered Nurses.

This annual meeting is the largest in the state of Illinois. It combines topical conference sessions that cover pressing issues across clinical, professional and legislative topics as well as a unique opportunity to network with APRNs from all practice areas (CNP, CNS, CNM & CRNA). 

The profession is changing rapidly, and ISAPN works hard to make sure that its members are provided with the best educational programs and the Continuing Education credits necessary to satisfy all license requirements.

Now, more than ever, APRNs are entrepreneurs and business leaders. By attending this conference, you are investing in yourself.  It's important to "get out of the office" and interact with others who share the same passions and goals -- with other people who are willing to take time away from the office to learn something new. There is just no substitute for face to face interaction!

No matter what your practice area, you will find what need for your professional growth and you will make new friends and forge new connections.

It is a "must attend" for all Illinois APRNs!

Thursday, October 24, 2019

Friday, October 25, 2019


Saturday, October 26, 2019

Opening Keynote

Multi-generational Workforce  - Generational differences and how they influence the work environment.

Dr. Houston Thompson, EdD, MSW, MCM, BA, AA

Dr. Thompson is Dean of the Martin D. Walker School of Engineering and Director of the Doctor of Education in Ethical Leadership Program. Prior to this role, he served as Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs, dean of the School of Professional Studies, and chair of the Department of Social Work and Criminal Justice. 

His academic and professional interests include leadership, generational attitudes and behaviors, strengths-based youth development, not-for-profit and organizational management, and fundraising. 

A licensed social worker in the state of Indiana and an ordained elder in the Church of the Nazarene, his service history includes pastor in Nazarene churches in Wisconsin, Pennsylvania and Indiana; school social worker; and executive director of a faith-based social service agency. 

In 2007, Dr. Thompson was awarded the Alumni Distinguished Achievement Award by the Nazarene Bible College. He received the Professional of the Year Award from the Southern Indiana Chamber of Commerce in 2005. 

Every generation has their own view the world, priorities, culture and success. Today’s workplace has employees from five different generations, leading to varying perspectives on work ethic, integrity, commitment and productivity. This course looks at generational differences and how they influence the work environment.


Participants will:

1. Identify characteristics of the four generations;

2. Comprehend workplace attitudes and behaviors resulting from generational differences;

3. Understand reasonable employment expectations for each generation; and

4. Develop strategies for increasing commitment, engagement and productivity.


Closing Keynote

INTERACTIVE WORKSHOP - The Ideal Team Player and Team Clock

Presented by: ANDY CORBUS, MBA, Olivet University

This session is designed for leaders and focuses on the core virtues of an Ideal Team Player, based on the bookThe Ideal Team Player by Patrick Lencioni. Leaders will discover why the virtues are important and how to cultivate the virtues in the people of their teams. The leaders will also learn about Team Clock, and the stages and lifecycle of team development. Leaders will be introduced to a number of tools designed to help teams move toward with innovation.


Participants will:

1. Discover the virtues of The Ideal Team Player;

2. Apply the three virtues to your own leadership style and past experiences working with people;

3. Identify opportunities to apply the Ideal Team Player concepts within your teams;

4. Learn the Team Clock model and understand how team development has a direct connection to

productivity and innovation; and

5. Discover tools to help move teams into higher levels of productivity.





TEL: +1-630-505-0900 FAX: +1-630-505-8948

Please make sure to book your hotel room-

DoubleTree by Hilton Lisle Naperville

3003 Corporate West Drive - Lisle, IL 60532

Reserve by calling 630-505-0900 or you may reserve online using

Enter arrival and departure dates on the main screen.  On the left hand side you will see a button that reads "Have a special code?” click that, please type in your group code under the “Group Code” line - CYS. Your group name and rate should display when moving forward, $109.00.


Please mention the group code: CYS

Deadline for special rate is October 11, 2019.

Claim CE

The ISAPN member database tracks your continuing education credits earned for ISAPN educational events via a professional development journal tied to our website.  This will allow you to print your certificate on demand after you have attended an ISAPN educational program.

Please be sure that you check in for every session you attend.  Your attendance at each session will then be entered into the system.  By the close of conference on Saturday, you will be able to print your certificate from the website upon demand. The certificate will list total contact hours earned along with a detailed list of sessions you attended. 


Click here to register

Online registration is available until: 10/24/2019 


Exhibit with Us

17th Annual APRN Midwest Conference will host nurse practitioners in all the APRN Specialties (CNM, CNP, CNS, CRNA) in Illinois. Over three days attendees participate in a program that is uniquely designed to meet their current needs and also brings and unparalleled opportunity for peer networking.

Exhibit Hall / OCTOBER 25, 2019

Secure your booth space today at the largest conference for APRN’s in the Midwest, the Illinois Society for Advanced Practice Nursing 17th Annual Conference.

Join us in the Exhibit Hall on Friday, October 25th, at the Double Tree Lisle Hotel, and reach this growing audience of nursing professionals who are at the forefront of providing preventative care to the public.

Sign Up for a Standard Exhibit Table Online 

Sponsorship opportunities, in addition to exhibiting, are the perfect way to reach your core audience. Sponsorship opportunities are flexible and can be designed to fit any price range.

Exhibit Hours - 11:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Set up-- 10:00 a.m. Tear down 3:30 p.m.


Please return completed form to Jessica Mahnke at


Illinois Society for Advanced Practice Nursing
P.O. Box 636
Manteno, IL 60950