Greater Miami Chapter Tops Critical Links
Chapters reached out to make almost 1,400
critical links with new members during AACN's annual membership drive that ended
Leading the pack was the Greater Miami Area
Chapter, which added a total of 86 new members to its rolls. But, the Smoky Hill
Chapter had the largest percentage increase in the campaign, adding 24 new
members. Both chapters receive a $250 gift certificate toward the purchase of
Other chapters recruiting 20 or more new
members were the Greater Washington Area Chapter (62), Greater Birmingham
Chapter (54), San Diego Area Chapter (49), Volusia Flagler Chapter (46),
Triangle Chapter (44), Northwest Georgia Chapter (39), Northwest Chicago Area
Chapter (38), Heartland Chapter (37), Chattanooga Scenic City Chapter (37),
Atlanta Area Chapter (35), Mobile Bay Area Chapter (26), First Coast Chapter
(25), Houston Gulf Coast Chapter (24), Smoky Hill Chapter (24) Pioneer Valley
Chapter (24), Greater East Texas Chapter (23), Puget Sound Chapter (22),
DelMarVa Chapter (22) and Abilene Area Chapter (20).
The 2004-05 campaign is now under way.
Participating chapters are eligible for prizes, including one complimentary NTI
registration to be drawn each month. In addition, the chapters with the largest
increase in membership and with the largest percentage increase in members
during the campaign will again receive $250 gift certificates toward the
purchase of AACN products or services, as well as a recognition certificate.
The Heart of the Acadiana Chapter received
one complimentary NTI registration in the monthly prize drawing for those who
participated in the campaign's final month.
Following are the other chapters that
participated in the campaign:
Akron Canton Area Chapter, Ancient City
Chapter, Big Island Chapter, Bluegrass Chapter, Brevard Chapter, Brooklyn
Chapter, Broward County Chapter, Capital District Chapter, Capital Region
Chapter, Central Arkansas Chapter, Central Indiana Chapter, Central Minnesota
Area Chapter, Central Montana Chapter, Central New Jersey Chapter, Central Ohio
Chapter, Central Pennsylvania Chapter, Central San Joaquin Valley Chapter,
Central Savannah River Chapter, Charlestowne Chapter, Chattahoochee Valley
Chapter, Chesapeake Bay Chapter, Coastal Bend Chapter, Coastal Chapter, Dallas
County Chapter, Denver Chapter, East Carolina Chapter, Eastern Iowa Chapter,
Fairbanks North Star Chapter, Gate City Chapter, Greater Akron Area Chapter,
Greater Austin Area Chapter, Greater Boston Chapter, Greater Chicago Area
Chapter, Greater Cincinnati Chapter, Greater Evansville Chapter, Greater Joliet
Area Chapter, Greater Kansas City Chapter, Greater Long Beach Orange County
Chapter, Greater Louisville Chapter, Greater Mid Cities Chapter, Greater
Milwaukee Area Chapter, Greater New Orleans Chapter, Greater Phoenix Area
Chapter, Greater Portland Chapter, Greater Raleigh Area Chapter, Greater Reading
Chapter, Greater Richmond Area Chapter, Greater Rochester Finger Lakes Chapter,
Greater St. Louis Chapter, Greater Toledo Area Chapter, Greater Tulsa Area
Chapter, Greater Twin Cities Area Chapter, Greater Wichita Area Chapter.
Gulf Coast Magnolia Chapter, Hangzhou China
Chapter, Head of the Lakes Chapter, Heart of Acadiana Chapter, Heart of the
Piedmont Chapter, High Sierra Chapter, Houston Texas Chapter, Indiana Hoosier
South Central Chapter, Indianhead Chapter, Inland Empire Chapter, Jersey
Shoreline Chapter, Lake Champlain Chapter, Lake Erie Chapter, Lake Superior
Chapter, Lehigh Valley Chapter, Los Angeles Chapter, Metropolitan Orlando
Chapter, Mid-Cumberland Chapter, Minot Roughrider Chapter, Montana Big Sky
Chapter, Mt. Rainier Chapter, New York City Chapter, North Central Florida
Chapter, Northeast Georgia Chapter, Northeast Indiana Chapter, Northeastern Ohio
Chapter, Northern Colorado Chapter, Northern Illinois Chapter, Northern New
Jersey Chapter, Northwest Washington Evergreen Chapter, Ocean State Chapter, Old
Salem Chapter, Pacific Crest Regional Chapter, Palm Beach County Chapter,
Palmetto Chapter, Paso Del Norte Chapter, Peninsula Chapter, Piedmont Carolinas
Chapter, Redwood Empire Chapter.
San Fernando Valley Chapter, San Francisco
Chapter, Santa Barbara County Chapter, Siouxland Chapter, Smoky Mountain
Chapter, South Bay Chapter, South Carolina Mid State Chapter, South Central
Connecticut Chapter, South Central Kentucky Chapter, South Central Wisconsin
Chapter, Southeast Michigan Chapter, Southeast Nebraska Chapter, Southeastern
Pennsylvania Chapter, Southern Arizona Chapter, Southern Maine Chapter, Spokane
Chapter, Suburban Cook County Chapter, Suncoast Chapter, Tennessee Valley
Chapter, Three Rivers Chapter, Tidewater Chapter, Total Referred Member: ,
Tri-Valley Chapter, Upstate Chapter, Vermont Green Mountain Chapter, Washtenaw
County Chapter, West Michigan Chapter, Western Connecticut Chapter, Western New
York Chapter, White River Chapter.
New Illinois Chapter Receives Charter
Welcome to the Riverbend Chapter of AACN,
recently chartered in the Rock Island, Ill., area.
Chapter officers are:
Michael Curry, RN, BSN, CCRN
Doretha Smith, RN, ADN
Nicole Herron, RN
Una Greene, RN, ADN
Does Your Chapter Belong in the
Circle of Excellence?
Awards that recognize contributions by AACN
chapters are among the Circle of Excellence awards presented each year.
Nominations for all except the President's Award for chapters and the CCRN
Certification Drive Award are due July 15.
Unless otherwise stated, one chapter from
each membership category is selected to receive these $1,000 awards.
Outstanding Chapter Communication System
This award recognizes chapters that
exemplify effective communication and promote AACN's messages in the chapter
and/or the community.
Outstanding Chapter Educational Program
This award recognizes chapters that
exemplify team-teaching, program quality and learning connection opportunities.
Efforts by individual chapters, chapters working with other chapters and
chapters working with outside collaborators are recognized separately.
Chapter Pioneering Spirit Award
This award recognizes chapters whose
contributions have influenced acute and critical care nursing in any setting.
Sharon Connor Excellence in Chapter
Leadership Development Award
This award, named in honor of the longtime
AACN national office team member who died in June 1997, promotes the development
of AACN chapter members to assist in defining the future of chapters. The focus
is on chapter leadership development plans, outcomes and effective leadership
transitions. One chapter from each membership category is eligible to receive
This award goes to the chapter or chapters
that best exemplify the annual theme of the president of AACN. The theme of
incoming President Kathleen McCauley, RN, PhD, CS, FAAN, will be announced in
the June issue of AACN News.
Chapter CCRN Certification Drive Award
This award recognizes chapters that
demonstrate the value of CCRN certification by increasing the number of CCRNs in
their chapters during the year. Chapters with the greatest percentage increase
will receive five complimentary tickets to, and be recognized at, the
Certification Luncheon at the NTI. To apply for this award, submit the chapter
roster that highlights the CCRNs, as of July 1, 2003, and a chapter roster that
highlights nurses who have achieved CCRN status during the year, as of June 30,
Note: The rosters and application materials
are due Aug. 15.
To obtain a Circle of Excellence awards
application, call (800) 899-2226 and request Item #1011, or visit the
AACN Web site,
What's on Tap
The Redwood Empire Chapter will present
'Rising Above-An Evening With Dorrie Fontaine' on June 17 at the Humboldt Area
Foundation, Bayside. For more information, contact Sally Urban at (707)
The Hawaiian Islands Chapter will present a
program titled 'Battling Critical Illness: The New Armentarium' on June 15 and
16 at the Ala Moana Hotel, Honolulu. For more information, contact Johsie Oliva
at (808) 454-0432; e-mail,
The Greater Reading Chapter will present a
program titled 'Generational Gap' on June 17. For more information, e-mail
Michele Burke at email@example.com.
Is your chapter planning a program or
special event? Submit your information online,