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FAQ: Registration and Reservations

How do I register for NTI?
NTI registration opens Nov. 7. You can register online or download a registration form to register by mail: 

Attn: Customer Care
101 Columbia
Aliso Viejo, CA 92656

Fax: 949-362-2020
Phone: 800-899-2226

If you register in advance, you can jump right into NTI with your name badge and event tickets in hand. With your name badge, proceed directly to bag pick-up when you arrive. You do not need to visit Registration. If your name badge does not arrive before you leave for Boston, pick it up on-site at Registration.

How do I register for Sunrise Sessions?
Reservation requests for NTI sunrise sessions with limited seating are handled through My NTI. To reserve, simply add a Sunrise Session with available seating to your schedule.

How do I make changes to my registration after I have registered?
To add or change a preconference, purchase additional Nurses’ Night Off tickets or the Certification Celebration dinner, please call customer care at: 800-899-2226.

Can I register on-site?
Yes, you can register on-site for the full conference or a single day at Registration.

Can I bring my kids to NTI?
Bring your kids for a vacation in Boston. However, children are not permitted in educational sessions and we do not encourage bringing children to the Critical Care Exposition. If necessary, children will be admitted only when accompanied by a badge-wearing NTI participant at all times. For the safety of attendees and exhibitors, strollers are not permitted in the exhibit hall.

Can I bring a guest to NTI?
Yes, but NTI guests have limited access. Guests can accompany a badge-wearing NTI participant for free in the exhibit hall. For $25, your guest can attend the Super Sessions and walk through the exhibit hall. Guest badges are available at Registration.

What are the special conference fees that apply for guests and prospective exhibitors.

Type Cost for Badge Access Allowed Special Requirements
Guest of registered attendee $25 per guest Exhibit Hall when open, Super Sessions Registered attendee must apply for Guest Badge on-site
Exhibits only; guest of registered attendee No cost Exhibit Hall when open Registered attendee must apply for Exhibits-only badge on-site
Prospective Exhibitor $100 for up to two badges; $50 for each additional badge in excess of two Exhibit Hall when open Must complete Prospective Exhibitor Form while applying for badge on-site

FAQ: Planning Ahead

How do I know ahead of time what educational sessions will be offered?
On the NTI sessions page, you can filter sessions by date, topic, level, patient population, session type, CERP category, pharmacology content and/or API.

How do I plan my schedule?
Use My NTI to create and personalize your program to find relevant educational sessions and other learning opportunities to include in your plan. Don’t forget to add scheduled NTI celebratory and social networking activities. And most importantly, block time to have lunch or take a break. We do not include dedicated breaks for lunch or specific times to visit the Critical Care Expo in our scheduling. Plan your schedule based on your educational needs and interests and consider building some downtime into your plan for lunch.

What other planning tools are available?
Make the most of your NTI experience by participating in our online community, My NTI. My NTI keeps your conference planning all in one place and at your fingertips. Update your profile with a photo, bio and networking interests to connect with other attendees and learning facilitators. You can create your schedule; network online and share information with each other; and reserve a space in Sunrise Sessions simply by adding the session to your schedule.

What else should I know as I plan?
Our popular sessions fill up quickly and the convention center is very big, so allow for travel time and arrive early to the sessions you really want to attend. Be sure to plan an alternative session if your first choice is full when you arrive. Due to fire marshall regulation we cannot permit any sitting or standing in the aisles or doorways of session rooms.

Where can I purchase NTI Commemorative Items?
Purchase a wide-range of commemorative items while supplies last. Products will also be available in our on-site Bookstore in the convention center.

What educational offerings are there for advanced practice nurses? Can I only go to API sessions?
The Advanced Practice Institute (API) at NTI offers our advance practice nurses the opportunity to get preconference, clinical, hands-on, leadership development and pharmacology sessions all in one place. Any NTI or API registered attendee may attend any session or event unless it is identified “ticketed session” or “invitation only.”

What networking opportunities are available during the week?
Connect with colleagues prior to, during and after NTI. At the conference, meet peers, facilitators and experts in the classroom, the Resource Center and celebratory gatherings. Update your profile on MY NTI with a photo, bio and networking interests to connect with other attendees and learning facilitators.

To make the most of my NTI experience, what should I do when I arrive at the conference?
We highly recommend you attend one of the Navigating NTI 101 sessions offered on Sunday afternoon (C75M490, C75M492) and Monday morning (C75M491, C75M493). The Program Planning Committee Chairs offer strategies to help you navigate your way through NTI and provide an overview of the resources available to plan your schedule, including the online scheduler, MyNTI, and the printed program guide and schedule included in the NTI attendee bag. If you arrive early, consider joining members of the NTI and API program planning committees for a tour of the convention center on Sunday. Familiarizing yourself with the convention center layout and key locations will make it that much easier to get around quickly once the conference begins.

FAQ: Information for International Travelers

I am traveling from another country. Does AACN provide a visa travel letter?
The NTI visa travel letter is for healthcare professionals who need a visa to attend NTI 2018 in Boston. The letter implies no obligation, financial or otherwise, by AACN. We advise visa applicants to apply for their visa as soon as travel to the U.S. is considered, and no later than six months before the conference. Email info@aacn.org to request a visa travel letter, providing:

  1. Full name
  2. Complete address and postal code to receive U.S. international mail
  3. Phone number and email to receive the visa travel letter
  4. Official name and address of your place of employment

Where can I find more detailed information about applying for a visa?
Visit the International Travel website for more detailed information. If you have any specific problems securing your visa, contact the Bureau of Counselor Affairs at businessvisa@state.gov.