AACN News—December 2000—Chapters
Vol. 17, No. 12, DECEMBER 2000
|Chapter’s Web Site Presence Leads to a ‘Place in History’
Carol Pfaff (left), president-elect of the
Southern New Hampshire Chapter of
AACN, and Diane Forti, past president,
review a copy of Nursing Reflections:
A Century of Caring, which features
photographs of two of their chapter’s
Two members of the Southern New Hampshire Chapter of AACN found themselves a place in a piece of history, thanks to their chapter’s presence via a link from the AACN Web site. Photographs taken of Danae Colbath, RN, and Travis Knapp, RN, in their practice settings were included in Nursing Reflections: A Century of Caring, a pictorial publication that reflects the last 100 years of nursing. The book was published in April 2000 by Mosby/Harcourt Book Publishing.
Southern New Hampshire Chapter President Donna Proulx, RN, ADN, CCRN, said the chapter was asked if it could submit photographs of members in clinical settings. The contact came through the chapter Web site, which is linked from the AACN Web site, Proulx explained.
The chapter submitted 20 photographs, which it had originally intended to post on its Web site, for consideration. The photographs of Colbath and Knapp were chosen to represent critical care nursing.
Links to a total of 38 AACN chapter Web sites are currently available via the AACN Web site at www.aacn.org. If you would like to have your chapter’s Web site linked or want to see other chapter sites, simply click on the “Chapters” area, then “Chapter Web Site Links.”
Dec. 31, 2000, is Deadline for Chapter Leadership Development Workshop Nominations
Don’t forget! Dec. 31, 2000, is the deadline for chapters to nominate their presidents-elect or another chapter leader to participate in the second Chapter Leadership Development Workshop. The daylong workshop is scheduled for May 20, 2001, in conjunction with AACN’s National Teaching Institute and Critical Care Exposition in Anaheim, Calif. Each chapter’s nominee will receive complimentary airfare to Southern California and one night’s hotel accommodation.
Nomination forms were mailed to chapter presidents in November 2000.
For more information, call Chapter/Volunteer Associate Mitzi Inman at (800) 394-5995, ext. 365, or visit the AACN Web site at
www.aacn.org. Click on “Chapters.”
Note: NTI 2001 is scheduled for May 19 through 24, 2001, in Anaheim. Calif.
What's on Tap
Florida: Critical Care Course
The Brevard Chapter of AACN will present a critical care course Jan. 8 through March 12, 2001, in Rockledge, Fla. For more information, e-mail Mary Hillberg at
Georgia: CCRN Review
The Atlanta Area Chapter of AACN will present a CCRN review course on Jan. 17, 18, 25, 25 and 26, 2001, in Atlanta, Ga. For more information, contact Rhonda Moore via e-mail at
Connecticut: Meditation and Imagery
The Western Connecticut Chapter of AACN will present “Meditation and Guided Imagery for Practitioners and Patients in the Critical Care Setting” on Jan. 18, 2001, in Danbury, Conn. For more information, contact Leslie Bardelli at (860) 355-1499; e-mail,
The Greater Chicago Area Chapter of AACN will present “Poly-Pharmacy in Critical Care: Synergy or Antagonist” on Feb. 5, 2001, in Chicago, Ill. For more information, contact Lori Marcantonio
at (847) 854-8358; e-mail,
Florida: CCRN Review
The Brevard Chapter of AACN will present a CCRN review on Feb. 13, 2001, in Merritt Island, Fla. For more information, contact e-mail Mary Hillberg at
Washington: Mosaics of Critical Care
The Northwest Evergreen Chapter of AACN will present “Mosaics of Critical Care” on Feb. 23, 2001, in Arlington, Wash. For more information, contact Marylee Delestrez at (360) 652-8008; fax, (425) 261-3360; e-mail,
Illinois: Ethical Decisions
The Greater Chicago Area Chapter of AACN will present “Dying in the ICU: Ethical Decisions” on March 6, 2001, in Chicago, Ill. For more information, contact Lori Marcantonio at (847) 854-8358; e-mail,
California: Annual Seminar
The Sacramento Chapter of AACN will present its annual seminar on March 15, 2001, in Sacramento, Calif. Topics will include ECG monitoring, septic shock and ARDS. For more information, call (916) 851-2902, or e-mail
Georgia: Advanced Hemodynamics
The Atlanta Area Chapter of AACN will present “Advanced Hemodynamics” on March 22, 2001, in Atlanta, Ga. For more information, e-mail Kathy Graham at