AACN News—November 2000—Chapters

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Vol. 17, No. 11, NOVEMBER 2000


Join the Circle of Excellence

Several AACN Circle of Excellence Awards spotlight chapters. There is still time to apply for two of these awards:

CCRN Certification Drive Award

Does your chapter demonstrate the value of CCRN certification by encouraging members to obtain the credential throughout the year? If so, five of your chapter members could receive complimentary tickets to and be recognized at the annual Certification Luncheon during AACN’s National Teaching Institute, May 19 through 24, 2001, in Anaheim, Calif.

All you need to do is apply for the CCRN Certification Drive Award, part of AACN’s Circle of Excellence recognition program for chapters.

To apply, submit you chapter membership roster as of Jan. 1, 2000, and highlight the members who are CCRNs. Then, submit a second roster highlighting members who have achieved CCRN status during the year, as of Dec. 31, 2000. Chapters with the greatest percentage increase will receive the five complimentary Certification Luncheon tickets.

Awards will be presented to one chapter from each membership category.

President’s Award

The Circle of Excellence President’s Award is presented to the chapter or chapters that best exemplify the theme of 2000-01 AACN President Denise Thornby, RN, MS, which is “Make Waves: The Courage to Influence Practice.” Applications describing chapter activities beginning July 1, 2000, are due April 1, 2001. Up to $4,000 will be awarded to one or more chapters selected to receive this award.

For more information about these Chapter Circle of Excellence Awards, call (800) 899-AACN (2226) or visit the AACN Web site at www.aacn.org. Click on “Awards.”

Connect With Colleagues at Fall Regional Meeting in Kansas City

Only one Fall Regional Meeting remains. Don’t miss out on this chance to connect with critical care nursing colleagues in your area, and to learn more about AACN, the largest specialty nursing organization.

Critical care nurses in Kansas and Missouri will want to join in the excitement at the Fall Regional Meeting for Region 14 on Dec. 5, 2000, in Kansas City, Mo.

Contributing to the success of the meeting are corporate contributions of $10,000 each by Siemens Medical Systems, Inc., and Hill-Rom.

Fall meetings in other regions were conducted in August, September, October and 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.”

Leadership Development Focus of Chapter Workshop

A workshop to provide leadership development for chapters is planned prior to the National Teaching Institute in 2001 in Anaheim, Calif. The Chapter Leadership Development Workshop is scheduled for May 20, 2001.

Each chapter is invited to nominate its president-elect or another chapter leader to attend the workshop. The chapter’s nominee will receive complimentary airfare to Anaheim and one night’s hotel accommodation.

Nomination forms will be mailed to chapter presidents in November 2000. Nominations are due Dec. 31, 2000. Or, complete the nomination form below and mail to AACN, Attn.: Chapters, 101 Columbia, Aliso Viejo, CA 92656.

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

Illinois: Cardiovascular Symposium

The Greater Chicago Chapter of AACN will present “Challenges and Trends,” its second annual cardiovascular symposium, on Nov. 30, 2000, in Chicago, Ill. For more information, contact Karen Conoby at (773) 282-7000, ext. 3837.

Indiana: Alternative Therapies

The Greater Evansville Chapter of the AACN will present “Alternative Therapies” at its annual Christmas party on Dec. 5, 2000, in Evansville, Ind. For more information, contact Lynn Smith Schnautz, RN, MSN, CCRN, at (812) 450-5000; e-mail, Lynn_Schnautz@Deacones.com, or Barbara Zellerino at (812)

485-4000.

Illinois: Renal Replacement

The Greater Chicago Area Chapter of AACN will present “Renal Replacement Therapies” on Dec. 5, 2000, in Chicago, Ill. For more information, contact Lori Marcantonio at (847) 854-8358; e-mail GCAC_AACN@YAHOO.COM.

Florida: Holiday Banquet

The Brevard Chapter of AACN will host its annual Christmas Awards Banquet on Dec. 6, 2000, in Cocoa Beach, Fla. Critical Care Bedside Nurse of the Year award winners will be announced. For more information, contact e-mail Mary Hillberg at hillberg@aol.com.

California: Critical Care Bowl

The Sacramento Chapter of AACN will present its annual “Critical Care Bowl and Holiday Celebration” on Dec. 7, 2000, in Sacramento, Calif. “Bring a Buddy Night’ is also featured. For more information, call (916) 851-2902, or e-mail MonaCCRN@aol.com.

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 hillberg@aol.com.

Illinois: Poly-Pharmacy

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 GCAC_AACN@YAHOO.COM.

Florida: CCRN Review

The Brevard Chapter of AACN will present a CCRN review on Feb. 13, 2001, in Merritt Island, Fla. For more information, e-mail Mary Hillberg at hillberg@aol.com.

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 GCAC_AACN@YAHOO.COM.

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 MonaCCRN@aol.com.

Illinois: Achieving Power

The Greater Chicago Area Chapter of AACN will present “Power Received Is Power Achieved” on April 3, 2001, in Chicago, Ill. For more information, contact Lori Marcantonio at (847) 854-8358; e-mail GCAC_AACN@YAHOO.COM.

Does your chapter have a program or special event coming up? Send the information to AACN News, 101 Columbia, Aliso Viejo, CA 92656; fax, (949) 362-2049; e-mail, aacnnews@aacn.org.