Welcome to NPAC 2021


On behalf of the Conference Planning Committee, I am excited to invite you to attend the National Conference for Nurse Practitioners in Acute Care (NPAC) 2021 Digital Conference! Let’s give special recognition to this year’s conference theme, Celebrating Exceptional NPs in Extraordinary Times!

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 kick off the conference in an exciting way.

This year, attendees have the opportunity to participate in the largest national conference specifically for nurse practitioners and advanced practice nurses working in acute care from the convenience of their home with our Digital Conference platform. Offering the flexibility to easily balance commitments such as work and childcare, you can enjoy the 3 full days of our dynamic conference following the agenda on your own time zone. What’s more, all General Sessions and the Exhibit Hall will be available on-demand for 60 days following the 3-day conference so that you can watch any presentation that you missed or want to revisit.

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 exclusively focused on Updates in Acute Care Pharmacology, with one session dedicated to the latest in COVID-19 Treatment!

Thank you for choosing the NPAC Conference as a part of your ongoing NP Continuing Education, and I look forward to digitally reconnecting with all of you at NPAC 2021!

Celebrating Exceptional NPs in Extraordinary Times! 


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


Conference Planning Committee

Thank you to the NPAC 2021 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
Cincinnati, OH

Susan J. Corbridge, PhD, ACNP-BC, FAANP, FAAN
Chicago, IL

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