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Event Information

PSNA Annual Summit 2023 – Reignite

Reignite your passion for nursing at PSNA’s Annual Summit on Friday, September 8, 2023, at the Lancaster Marriott at Penn Square in Lancaster, PA.

Nurse burnout is rampant. Increased administrative burden, demanding productivity metrics, and work-life imbalance were prevalent before COVID, but working the front lines during the pandemic and the significant hardships and exposure to anxiety-provoking circumstances accelerated the many negative repercussions of inadequate support and decreased morale.

This year’s Summit aims to reignite attendees’ passion for nursing. Speakers will discuss protecting your well-being, keeping and spreading a positive mindset, advocating for the nursing industry, and what the future of nursing looks like.

Hotel Information

PSNA has a limited room block available at a discounted rate of $159+ per night at the Lancaster Marriott at Penn Square.

Start Date: Thursday, September 7, 2023
End Date: Friday, September 8, 2023
PSNA Rate: $159 plus tax

Last Day to Book Discounted Rate: Monday, August 14, 2023

To book your room, click here or call 717-239-1600 and mention “PA State Nurses”.

Whether staying overnight or just joining us for the day of the Summit, parking is available in the Penn Street Garage. Attached to the Lancaster Marriott, this garage provides easy access to the hotel and event spaces.


Registration for the PSNA Annual Summit 2023 is now open! Registration includes entrance to the Summit on Friday, September 8, with breakfast, lunch, all-day beverages, and contact hours for all educational content. PSNA Member registration also includes access to our 120th Anniversary Mixer on September 7.

Summit Pricing

PSNA Member Early Bird: $200.00 (must register by Friday, July 21)
PSNA Member Regular: $225.00
Non-Member: $300.00*
Non-Licensed Student: $100.00*

*If you are registering 5 or more non-member or non-licensed student guests, each registration will receive a 10% discount. Please reach out to Dana Shive ([email protected]) for this group discount.

PLUS, mark your calendar for a 120th Anniversary Celebration/Pre-Summit Mixer on Thursday, September 7, from 5–7 PM at the Southern Market. Join PSNA and the Young Nurse Professionals for networking, appetizers, and drinks. Mixer registration can be added when registering for the Summit.

Summit registration closes on Thursday, August 31.

Summit Program
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Poster Presentations

All nurses, regardless of experience or specialty, are invited to submit a poster abstract. Is this your first presentation? We’re here to help! PSNA will arrange for mentor guidance and will walk you through the process.


  • July 21, 2023: Abstract due
  • August 1, 2023: All candidates will be notified of decision results on or before this date
  • August 25, 2023: PowerPoint file due

Submit all items to PSNA Professional Development at [email protected].



  • 250-500 word abstract following these guidelines


  • If selected, PSNA will provide a PowerPoint template
  • Presenters will have the following opportunities to present research and communicate with attendees:
    • Provide a poster to be published
    • Opt-in to participate in real-time discussion with attendees

Submit all items to PSNA Professional Development at [email protected].


  • Alternative/complementary healthcare
  • Compassion fatigue
  • Evidence-based practice and research
  • Healthy environments
  • Interprofessional collaboration
  • Leadership
  • Mentoring new nurses
  • Nursing economics
  • Population health
  • Professional advocacy
  • Psychiatric/mental health
  • Public health initiatives
  • Racial/ethnic disparities in nursing
  • Tele-medicine
  • Travel nursing
  • Workplace safety

Exhibitors & Sponsors

All exhibitors and sponsors will get recognition on the Summit website, event program, and event slideshow. The registration deadline is August 24, 2023. First come, first serve availability.

PSNA Passport


Available to all Exhibitors

Each Summit attendee will receive a passport to complete during the event for a chance to win prizes. Maximize the traffic to your exhibit by becoming a passport stop!



6 ft. Exhibitor table
Meals and full day beverages for 1*

*Breakfast, lunch and beverages for one exhibitor are included in the price. An extra food package ticket can be purchased for $100.

Name Badge



Keep your company front and center during the PSNA Summit by sponsoring the name badges. Required to be worn during the event, the name badges will include the sponsors logo.

Registration Bags



All Summit attendees will receive a tote bag to carry their information and materials throughout the event. The lightweight tote will display the sponsor’s logo and include any important information and/or giveaway item(s).

Food & Beverage


3 of 4 Available

Standout as a food and beverage sponsor during the Summit. Sponsorship includes signage with a meal, the all-day beverage station, or the afternoon break.



1 Available

Sponsor PSNA’s 120 Anniversary/pre-Summit mixer held on Thursday, September 7, from 5:00 – 7:00 PM. This event will be located at the Southern Market. Sponsorship includes signage at the event, logo on name badges, and admission for 2 to the mixer.


Thank you for your interest in speaking at the PSNA Annual Summit. All proposals from potential speakers will be reviewed from now until May 2023. Please note that all sessions are peer-reviewed by the Cabinet on Nursing Practice and Professional Development. Sessions are selected to fit the description of the conference. Successful presenters will be notified by early-June 2023. Any changes to speakers after acceptance of a presentation for the conference must be agreed upon in writing with PSNA.

We seek a wide range of mental health, leadership, future/upcoming opportunities, advocacy, and resiliency information geared toward nurses. Topics can include vicarious resilience training, psychological recovery, nursing in the future, improving morale, destigmatizing mental health, etc.

Sessions must be appropriate, interesting, and customized for nurses. All Summit attendees will watch every session during the event. Anticipated attendance is 100-125 guests. Speakers should have experience presenting at other healthcare events. Sessions that provide concrete takeaways, real case studies, best practices, how-to info, and other actionable items, and are eligible for continuing education contact hours are preferred.

Submit your proposal using the submission form below. Please note if selected, all information provided will be used for promotional purposes.

The 2023 PSNA Annual Summit Call for Speakers is now closed.