“Celebrating 20 Years of NCN Pediatric Nursing: Past, Present, and Future”

This year is the 20th Anniversary of the NCN Conference

Digital Program

Conference Handouts Here


October 6, 2023 7 am-4:30 pm


Chase Center on the Riverfront 815 Justison Street Wilmington, DE 19801

Hotel Reservations

Save money by using NCN’s group discount at the Westin Hotel. The cutoff date to receive the group discount for your room reservations is September 14,2023. Use the link here to Book your group rate for Nursing of Children Network when making reservations directly with the hotel.

Conference Description

This annual regional conference brings together pediatric clinical nurses, nurse practitioners, researchers, educators, and administrators from PA, DE, NJ, MD, and beyond to exchange knowledge about pediatric clinical practice, evidence-based practice, and new healthcare technologies. School nurses, acute care, ambulatory, and home care clinicians will gather to advance their professional development and collaborate on emerging topics in pediatric health care

Abstract Topics for 2023 NCN Conference – Abstract Submission is CLOSED

Content, Invited Speakers, and Take-Aways


Invited Speakers

Opening Plenary Session: Overcoming Secondary Stress: Resilience through Humor

Gloria F. Donnelly, PhD, RN, FAAN, FCP, Author, Editor in Chief of Holistic Nursing practice and Dean Emerita and Professor Emerita, College of Nursing and Health Professions, Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA.

Afternoon Plenary Session: What I know now: lessons learned in 42 years of pediatric nursing

Ruth Lebet, PhD, RN, PCNS-BC, CCNS-P, A pediatric nurse for over 43 years. Her nursing roles have included staff nurse, charge nurse, nurse manager, nurse practitioner, nurse educator, consultant, nurse scientist, and the role nearest and dearest to her heart, clinical nurse specialist.  She had the good fortune to work at the Johns Hopkins Children’s Center, Nemours/AI duPont Hospital for Children, and the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. 

  • at least 24 individual learning sessions
  • Clinical , trauma, ambulatory, and professional topics
  • Live poster sessions
  • Networking
  • LIVE!!!
Who Should Attend
  • Nurses and educators interested in meeting colleagues, mentors, and networking.
  • Nurses interested in staying up-to-date on current evidence-based practices.
  • Nurse educators interested in learning about classroom and clinical innovations
  • Nurses interested in meeting like-minded colleagues and learning about triumphs pediatric nurses
  • experienced over the past year.

Sponsors and Exhibitors

Secure your spot as an exhibitor or sponsor at the 20th Annual NCN Regional Pediatric Nursing Conference.

Sponsoring, Exhibiting and Advertising Opportunities

The Nursing of Children Network is pleased to invite you to be part of great partnership & marketing opportunities at our annual conference. The NCN is the local chapter of the Society of Pediatric Nurses and serves the PA, NJ, DE, & MD regions. The NCN is made up pediatric nurses that provide healthcare services and programs to pediatric patients. This year’s audience will be comprised of pediatric nurses and healthcare professionals once again in a LIVE venue.

For more information on these opportunities, contact Maura Nitka, NCN Sales Associate at [email protected].

Examples of successful past exhibitors are:

  • Technology solutions offering educational solutions related to simulation and virtual reality
  • Manufacturers, distributors, and creators that offer pediatric health solutions & therapeutics
  • Academic institutions offering various degree programming .
  • Regional healthcare institutions and Community partners offering staffing solutions and opportunities

Substantial exhibitor time is built into the conference day and will be listed in the conference program. Partnerships help allow the NCN to keep registration fees affordable to all attendees.

Gold, Silver, Bronze, & Exhibitor Package details can be found here: 2023 Prospectus

Advertising Package Details

Advertisement in the DIGITAL conference program is available– Full page $200.00  /  Half Page $150.00 /  Quarter Page $100.00

  • Artwork must be provided and is subject to NCN approval.
  • Images should have an effective resolution of 300 dpi. 72 dpi images
  • Full page advertisements are 8″ wide by 7″ tall. Half page advertisements are 8″ wide by 4 1/2″ tall. Quarter page advertisements are 4 1/2″ wide by 3 1/2″ tall.  All artwork must be received by September 1, 2023.
  • The NCN reserves the right and discretion to limit, accept or reject any exhibitor and/or their products/services.  Exhibit space is limited and on a first-come, first-served basis with payment.


Thank you to our Exhibitors