2018 Versant Client Conference


For a conference overview, including information about location, registration, speakers, and a tentative agenda, please click the image or click here to download a copy of our brochure.

Fundamentally Transforming Healthcare: Safety as the Ultimate Outcome


Versant is pleased to host the 2018 Client Conference in support of its mission to fundamentally improve patient safety by developing and sustaining professional nursing organizations…One Nurse at a Time®. National health care leaders will offer their perspectives on Versant’s thought-provoking conference theme of Fundamentally Transforming Healthcare: Safety as the Ultimate Outcome. Attendees will have the opportunity to attend educational sessions, share best practices, network with colleagues, engage with national health care leaders, and gain new insight on topics relevant to today’s health care climate.


Tuesday, November 6th, 2018

1:00 PM to 4:30 PM – Preconference Workshop

Versant® has helped its partners increase retention and nurse satisfaction for over 20 years. Ensuring every nurse is competent, confident, and equipped to handle the complexities inherent to creating a culture of safety, program outcomes contribute to improve patient safety, patient satisfaction, and quality of care. Versant separates metrics into four categories: safety, organizational capacity, sustainability, and economic benefit.

During this year’s preconference Workshop, Versant Center for the Advancement of Nursing® (Vcan®) will provide participants with the opportunity to review their organizational data that are reflective of safety (Versant Self-Efficacy, Nurse-Work Satisfaction, Turnover Intent, and competency validation). The Workshop will provide strategies on how to use the data in various settings and identify key concepts for dissemination. In addition, the Workshop will provide participants with strategies for networking within an organization to identify areas for additional research on safety for publication. Residency stakeholders, researchers, current graduate or doctoral students, CNOs/Executive Sponsors, and anyone interested in research and writing for peer-reviewed publication will benefit from this 3 1/2-hour workshop.

Contact Jean Shinners at jshinners@versant.org if you have any questions. To register, please click here to be taken to our preconference registration form.

Registration also includes a preconference luncheon occurring from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM.


The 2018 Versant Client Conference includes a welcome reception, continental breakfast each morning, conference sessions, and networking luncheons. A separate registration is required for the half-day Preconference Workshop which includes a welcome luncheon. Participants must register individually for the Preconference Workshop and the Client Conference.

Please click here to be taken to our conference registration form


This years conference will be held at the Charleston Mariott in Charleston, South Carolina. This hotel offers easy access to beautiful downtown historic Charleston.

  • The special room rate for Versant Conference attendees is $190 per night (tax excluded) for single and double occupancy.
  • Complimentary internet will be available in guest rooms for those booking within the available room block.
  • To extend your stay, special room rates will be available as early as 11/1/2018 and as late as 11/10/2018, based on availability.
  • The cutoff date for reserving rooms at the group rate is Friday, October 5, 2018.

Charleston Marriott
170 Lockwood Blvd.
Charleston, SC 29403

Click here to be taken to the Marriott page to make your reservations at our discounted rate

To make reservations by phone, please call 1-800-228-9290 and be sure to ask for the Versant group rate.


Continuing Nursing Education hours will be offered to preconference participants and conference attendees. Versant is Accredited with Distinction, as a provider of continuing nursing education, by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.