Chapter Recruitment Totals Help Boost
Campaign to 1,814 New AACN Members
Florida's Volusia Flagler Chapter edged
into the lead in AACN's Critical Links membership drive by recruiting nine new
members during September. Its new total of 26 new members brings the total
number recruited by individuals and chapters to 1,814 since the campaign began
The chapters recruiting the most new
members and reporting the largest percentage increase when the campaign ends
March 31 will each receive a $250 gift certificate toward the purchase of AACN
resources. In addition, participating chapters are entered into a prize drawing
each month for one complimentary NTI registration. The winner for September was
the Old Salem Chapter.
Following are the recruitment totals for
other chapters participating in the campaign:
� Smoky Hill Chapter (24), Greater Miami
Area Chapter (23), Houston Gulf Coast Chapter (20), Atlanta Area Chapter (19),
Triangle Chapter (18), Old Salem Chapter (16), First Coast Chapter (14), Greater
East Texas Chapter (12), Greater Washington Area Chapter (12), Abilene Area
Chapter (11), Chattanooga-Scenic City Chapter (11).
� Recruiting 10 members were the Greater
Joliet Area Chapter, Ocean State Chapter, San Diego Area Chapter and Tennessee
� Recruiting nine members were the Capital
Region Chapter and Greater Birmingham Chapter.
� Recruiting eight members were the Minot
Roughrider Chapter, Southeastern Pennsylvania Chapter and Washtenaw County
� Recruiting seven new members were the
Central Arkansas Chapter and Mobile Bay Area Chapter.
� Recruiting six new members were the East
Carolina Chapter, Gulf Coast Magnolia Chapter, Head of the Lakes Chapter, Lake
Champlain Chapter, Los Angeles Chapter, Palm Beach County Chapter, Peninsula
Chapter, Suburban Cook County Chapter and Western Connecticut Chapter.
� Recruiting five new members were the
Broward County Chapter, Coastal Chapter, Greater Evansville Chapter,
Mid-Cumberland Chapter and Siouxland Chapter.
� Recruiting four new members were the
Brooklyn Chapter, Central Pennsylvania Chapter, Hangzhou China Chapter,
Metropolitan Orlando Chapter, North Central Florida Chapter and Northwest
� Recruiting three new members were the
Greater Austin Area Chapter, Heart of the Piedmont Chapter, Piedmont Carolinas
Chapter, Southern Arizona Chapter and West Michigan Chapter.
� Recruiting two new members were the
Central Ohio Chapter, Greater Reading Chapter, Greater Richmond Area Chapter,
Greater Twin Cities Area Chapter, Houston Texas Chapter, Inland Empire Chapter,
Northeast Indiana Chapter, Puget Sound Chapter, San Fernando Valley Chapter and
Southern Maine Chapter.
� Recruiting one new member was the Capital
District Chapter, Chattahoochee Valley Chapter, Chesapeake Bay Chapter, Greater
Akron Area Chapter, Greater Boston Chapter, Greater Portland Chapter, Greater
Rochester Finger Lakes Chapter, Greater Wichita Area Chapter, Heartland Chapter,
Lake Erie Chapter, Lehigh Valley Chapter, Montana Big Sky Chapter, Northwest
Washington Evergreen Chapter, Pacific Crest Regional Chapter, Palmetto Chapter,
San Francisco Chapter, Santa Barbara County Chapter, Southeast Michigan Chapter,
Spokane Chapter, Three Rivers Chapter and Vermont Green Mountain Chapter.
New Chapters Chartered in 2 States
Welcome to AACN's newest chapters. The
Delmarva Chapter in Maryland and the East Carolina Chapter in North Carolina
have both received their charters.
The Delmarva Chapter officers are:
President-Jocelyn Fiedler, RN, BSN, CCRN; President-elect-Katherine Green, RN,
BSN, CCRN; Secretary-Susan Bledsoe, RN; and Treasurer-Teresa Niblett, RN, BS,
BSN. Contact the chapter at P.O. Box 1384, Ocean Pines, MD 21811.
The East Carolina Chapter officers are:
President-Eric Hudimac, RN, MSN; President-elect-Janis King, RN, ADN, CCRN;
Secretary-Lauren Chadwick, RN, CCRN; and Treasurer-Sharlyn Williams, RN, ADN.
Contact the chapter at P.O. Box 2052, Winterville, NC 28590.
What's on Tap
The South Bay Chapter in San Jose, Calif.,
is sponsoring an Eastern Caribbean Cruise Jan. 4 through 11. The speaker is
Maureen Harvey. CE credits are available in connection with this program. For
more information, contact Kay Burtress at (800) 347-6136; e-mail,
firstname.lastname@example.org, or Liana Hain at
(831) 251-2555; e-mail,
The San Diego Chapter will continue its
CCRN Review on Dec. 1 and 8. For more information, contact Patricia Graham at
(619) 462-9366 or visit the chapter Web site at
The Northwest Chicago Area Chapter will
present a program titled "Cardiovascular Bio-Markers: Pathophysiology and
Clinical Role of the Diagnostic Tools" on Nov. 19 at Lutheran General Hospital,
Park Ridge. For more information, contact Andrea M. Kline at (773) 975-8835;
The Greater Chicago Area Chapter will host
its Holiday Potluck Dinner and Program on Dec. 9. For more information, contact
Lori Marcantonio at (847) 854-8358; e-mail,
The Greater Evansville Chapter will present
a program titled "Advanced Practice Nursing Experiences"on Jan. 15 at Jasper
Memorial Hospital. For more information or to register, contact Kathy Burton at
The Eastern Iowa Chapter, in partnership
with the Eli Lilly Company, will present a program titled "Continuum of
Practice: From Technological Considerations to End of Life"on Nov. 17 at Mercy
Medical Center, Cedar Rapids. For more information, contact Michelle M. Jones,
RN, MA, CCRN, at (319) 369-7801; e-mail,
The Greater Cincinnati Chapter will present
a program titled "Modulating the Inflammatory Response"on Dec. 9 in Cincinnati.
For more information, e-mail Angela Nienaber at
The Greater Portland Chapter will cosponsor
with the Oregon Society of Critical Care Medicine and the Beta Psi Chapter of
Sigma Theta Tau the 30th annual Critical Care Symposium on Nov. 20 and 21. To
register, contact Kathy Anderson at (503) 590-5788; e-mail,
The Greater Reading Chapter will present a
program titled "Who Let the Dogs Out: How to Deal With Difficult People"on Dec.
9. For more information, e-mail Bonnie Moore at
The Greater Reading Chapter will present a
program titled "LVAD"on Jan. 14. For more information, e-mail Karen Willard at
The Abilene Area Chapter will present a
program titled "CCRN Review and New Concepts"on Dec. 15 and 16 at Hendrick
Medical Center. For more information, contact Paulita Narag at (325) 670-2735;
Is your chapter planning a program or
special event? Submit your information online or e-mail,
Just One Regional Meeting Remains
The Region 18 fall meeting is scheduled for
Nov. 22 at the Portland Airport Sheraton, Portland, Ore. The meeting offers
members and prospective members in Alaska, Idaho, Hawaii, Oregon and Washington
the chance to network with colleagues and learn more about AACN and its
For more information, contact Region 18
Chapter Adviser Dianne Long, RNC, MN, at (800) 394-5995, ext. 8818; e-mail,