About PTAP


Be a part of an elite and expanding group! You’ll be in good company. Learn how more than 183 ANCC PTAP-accredited programs in 679 sites around the world are putting PTAP to work at their organizations and the difference it’s making for nursing professionals.


ANCC PTAP offers three accredited transition programs.


  • RN Residencies — For nurses with less than 12 months’ experience
  • RN Fellowships — For experienced nurses to master new clinical settings
  • APRN Fellowships — For newly certified advanced practice nurses

2021 ANCC Practice Transition Accreditation Program® (PTAP) Symposium Registration Details

ANA members receive 20% off registration when using promo code: ANAMEMBER21.
ANA membership ID number is required when registering to receive this discount.
  • Click here to review the ANCC Practice Transition Accreditation Program® (PTAP) Symposium polices (general polices, waiver of liability/consent clause, code of conduct and registration cancellation and refund policies).
  • All registrations must be completed online.
  • All major credit cards accepted.
  • For access to W9 form, please click here.
  • Paid registrations will be confirmed by email. If you do not receive your confirmation or need a replacement copy, please contact us at ptapsymp@mcievents.com.
  • Details to access the ANCC PTAP Symposium will be sent to the email you registered with one day prior to the Symposium.

  • The email address you registered with and your confirmation number is used to access the virtual platform and the CNE site.

  • We recommend using Google Chrome or Firefox for both Windows and MAC.

  • For "day of" registrants (or changes to active registrations) – The system could take up to 30 minutes before access to the site is granted.

  • To enhance your virtual experience, please upload your profile picture during the registration process. Uploading photos during the event may not be an option.

  • Registrants must attend the ANCC PTAP Symposium on or before May 10, 2021, 11:59PM EDT to access sessions.

  • Registrants must claim CNE by June 10, 2021, 11:59PM EDT.

Deadline for receipt of cancellations: 11:59 p.m. EDT on April 9, 2021

  • Cancellations must be submitted in writing to ptapsymp@mcievents.com and should include the registration ID number and registrant name(s).
  • Cancellations are not accepted by phone.
  • All Symposium cancellations are subject to a $25 administrative fee per registrant.
  • ANCC will not issue any refunds if the registrant fails to attend.
  • Promotions/discounts are not retroactive and cannot be applied to previously purchased registrations. Limit one special offer/discount code per registration if applicable
  • No refunds will be issued for cancellations received after April 9, 2021.
  • ANCC reserves the right to cancel or postpone any or all conference activities due to unforeseen circumstances.
  • Due to processing costs, only overpayments in excess of $25 will be considered for refunds. Please ensure that payments include the correct dollar amount to avoid overpayment.

Domestic Toll-Free: 800-809-2364
International Phone: + 972-349-7622
Email: ptapsymp@mcievents.com

Monday-Friday: 9:00 a.m. – 6:00PM EDT


DAY 1 – APRIL 26

09:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Lounge; Networking

10:00 AM - 10:15 AM

Welcome Remarks from Chair and Vice Chair

10:15 AM - 11:15 AM

Opening Keynote:
Kathy Casey, PhD, RN,

NPD-BCTools for Measuring Transition to Practice Program Outcomes (1.0 CE)

11:15 AM - 11:45 AM

Networking; Visit Lounge;
Virtual Poster Presentation

11:45 AM - 12:15 PM

PTAP Power Session –
Pioneering (1.0 CE)

12:45 PM - 01:15 PM

Networking; Visit Lounge; Virtual Poster Presentation

01:15 PM - 02:15 PM

Rapid Fire Innovation Session (1.0 CE)

02:15 PM - 02:30 PM

Networking; Visit Lounge; Virtual Poster Presentation

02:30 PM - 03:30 PM

PTAP Power Session (3) – PBL (1.0 CE)

DAY 2 – APRIL 27

09:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Lounge; Networking

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

PTAP Power Session –
Partnering (1.0 CE)

11:00 AM - 11:15 AM

Networking; Visit Lounge;
Virtual Poster Presentation

11:15 AM - 12:15 PM

Rapid Fire Innovation Session
(1.0 CE)

12:15 PM - 12:30 PM

Networking; Visit Lounge;
Virtual Poster Presentation

12:30 PM - 01:00 PM

Q&A Poster – Open Forum (1.25 CE)

01:00 PM - 01:30 PM

Networking; Visit Lounge

01:30 PM - 02:00 PM

PTAP Celebration Video & PTAP PD of the Year Presentation (15 min;0.25 CE)

02:00 PM - 02:15 PM

Networking; Visit Lounge

02:15 PM - 03:30 PM

Closing Speaker:
Meghan Bachman

Essential Self-Care for Essential Workers: How to Make Yourself A Priority

The ANCC Practice Transition Accreditation Program® sets the global standard for residency or fellowship programs for registered nurses (RNs) and advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs).