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Atlantic City Convention Center, Atlantic City, New Jersey

Atlantic City Convention Center

The Southeastern Pennsylvania Chapter-AACN and the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses welcome you to the TRENDS Web site. Over more than 35 years, TRENDS in Critical Care Nursing™ and TRENDS in Trauma and Cardiovascular Nursing™ have become the signature regional clinical conferences for critical care, trauma and cardiovascular nurses. Please save the Spring 2012 dates so you can expand your professional education and network with colleagues.

TRENDS in Trauma and Cardiovascular Nursing 2012™ — March 27 - 30

TRENDS in High-Acuity Med-Surg Nursing™ — March 28

TRENDS in Trauma and Cardiovascular Nursing 2012™

TRENDS in Trauma and Cardiovascular Nursing™
March 27 - 30

Atlantic City Convention Center, Atlantic City, New Jersey

Online Registration:

Enter our online conference registration

Conference Brochure:

Download the conference brochure

Online Headquarter Hotel Reservations:

Make your hotel reservations at the Sheraton Atlantic City Convention Center Hotel

Websites with travel information:

Atlantic City International Airport
Philadelphia International Airport
New Jersey Transit (train)
SEPTA (train)

Mark your calendar and plan now to attend Spring TRENDS at the Atlantic City Convention Center in Atlantic City, New Jersey. You'll find the most up-to-date information in caring for patients experiencing life-threatening cardiovascular disease or traumatic injury, and you'll meet nurses from around the country who share your dedication and commitment. TRENDS is sponsored by the Southeastern Pennsylvania Chapter-AACN and the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses. This year Spring TRENDS offers:

  • Over 100 timely sessions featuring the latest information and hottest topics in cardiovascular and trauma nursing
  • Onsite workshops on trauma cases, transforming care at the bedside, 12-lead ECG interpretation, pulmonary potpourri, and legal issues
  • Apply learning during unique hands-on sessions utilizing high-fidelity simulators
  • Back by popular demand: One-day TRENDS in High Acuity Med-Surg Nursing conference within a conference on Wednesday, March 28
  • Onsite Career Development Sessions with Rod Colon, career management consultant, executive coach, speaker, author, and weekly co-host of radio show "Your Career is Calling."
  • Expert national and local speakers including AACN President Mary Stahl, RN, MSN, ACNS-BC, CCNS-CMC, CCRN, Barbara Pope, RN, MSN, CCRN, CCNS, PCCN, Deborah Tuggle, RN, MN, CCNS, Joyce Ross, MSN, CRNP, CS, CLS, FNLA, FPCNA; Cindy Blank-Reid, RN, MSN, CEN; Deb Gauldin, RN; and Rose Shaffer, RN, MSN, CRNP, CCRN, FAHA.
  • Focused CCRN®, PCCN®, and CMC® certification review sessions.
  • National certification exams on-site on Friday, March 30: Adult, pediatric and neonatal CCRN and CCNS®; adult PCCN; adult ACNPC™; cardiac sub-specialty exams - Cardiac Medicine CMC and Cardiac Surgery CSC®; plus the CNML™ exam for nurse managers.
  • Exciting Dinner Program — "No One Can Fill Your Shoes: The Callouses Are Just Too Large." Join Deb Gauldin, RN, singing nurse and professional humorist and Irene Stemler, RN, BSN, author of "Heroic Acts in Humble Shoes: America's Nurses Tell Their Stories" for a fun and memorable evening of songs, stories, and well-deserved rejuvenation.
  • Catch up on leading industry trends and innovations from over 50 exhibitors. Learn about all the great new products, services and opportunities they have to offer.
  • Lunch included on Wednesday and Thursday in the Exhibit Hall
Note: Pennsylvania and New Jersey Nurses now require 30 contact hours of mandatory continuing education every two years for relicensure.

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QUESTIONS? Call 800-899-2226 or Email:

  • Exam Date - Friday, March 30 from 8:30 am - 12 pm
  • Registration Deadline - Friday, February 17

Paper and pencil administration of the adult, pediatric and neonatal CCRN™ and CCNS™, adult PCCN™, adult ACNPC™, cardiac subspecialty exams — CMC™ Cardiac Medicine Certification and CSC™ Cardiac Surgery Certification — plus the CNML exam will be offered on-site. Pre-registration is required for all exams using the special 3-page TRENDS Exam Application. Seating is limited. Visit to download the special TRENDS Exam Application Handbook. Special TRENDS exam applications, including those for CCNS, ACNPC and CNML exams at TRENDS, may be obtained by sending an e-mail to Please specify that you wish to obtain a special TRENDS exam application AND which exam you are interested in. The TRENDS exam application with full payment of exam fees must reach AACN Certification Corporation by the registration deadline Friday, February 17, 2012.


Exam registration and payment are separate from the conference and must be sent to AACN Certification Corporation.

Exhibitors and Sponsors: Download the copies of the exhibit prospectus, application and information on sponsorship and advertising. Contact Monika Cornelius at 800-394-5995, ext. 239, or email for further information.

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Mark your calendar and plan now to attend Fall TRENDS 2012.
October 2 - 5, 2012

Valley Forge Convention Center, King of Prussia, PA

Order session CDs online from the 2011 TRENDS in Critical Care Nursing conference. Or print order form.

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SEPA TRENDS Coordinator
Southeastern PA Chapter - AACN
Monika Cornelius, CMP
Meetings Project Manager
800.394.5995 ext. 239