With Confidence: President's Theme 2009



I chose "With Confidence" as the theme for my presidential year because I want to encourage acute and critical care nurses to recognize and embrace the power they have. "With Confidence" affirms the value of your everyday contributions and empowers you to create the workplace you envision for you and your patients.

Throughout the year, I will develop this theme in my monthly "President's Note" column in AACN News. "With Confidence" will also be the theme for AACN's premier educational conference for acute and critical care nurses — the 2009 National Teaching Institute & Critical Care Exposition May 16-21 in New Orleans, La. Please make your plans to join thousands of other acute and critical care nurses in an event that will inspire and rejuvenate you.

I encourage you to join your peers in promoting the "With Confidence" theme and hope you will find the resources linked below inspiring and useful.

I would love to hear what confidence means to you and how you have used confidence to make a difference in your patients' lives. Please email me at confidence@aacn.org with your comments and feedback. I wish to tell your stories as I travel this year and through my AACN News column.


Caryl Goodyear-Bruch
AACN President

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