Welcome to NPAC 2020


On behalf of the NPAC 2020 Conference Planning Committee, I cordially invite you to attend the National Conference for Nurse Practitioners in Acute Care 2020! Join over 900 colleagues expected to attend from throughout the country as we celebrate with this year’s conference theme, Let the Good Times Roll, at the Sheraton New Orleans Hotel, adjacent to the famous French Quarter.

The Keynote Address, Nurse Practitioners Optimizing Outcomes in Acute Settings, given by Cindy L. Munro, PhD, ANP-BC, FAAN, FAANP, FAAAS, Dean and Professor, University of Miami School of Nursing and Health Studies, is sure to add excitement to the conference opening.

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 equipment, 6 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 with individual attention from expert faculty.

In addition to APWs, 8 amazing 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, Cardiovascular Boot Camp, Mechanical Ventilation Boot Camp, Advanced Suturing, or the Emergency Neurological Life Support (ENLS) Course, there’s literally something for everyone!

Be sure to register early as our 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 18 outstanding General Sessions. Seven 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 2020!

Let the Good Times Roll!


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


Conference Planning Committee

Thank you to the NPAC 2020 Conference Planning Committee for their commitment and expertise in planning this successful conference!

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