NTI Chapter Information

Chapter Leadership Development Workshop

Sunday, May 17, 2015, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Manchester Grand Hyatt Hotel – Grand Hall A & B

You’re invited to the 16th Annual AACN Chapter Leadership Development Workshop (LDW).

Hosts: Your AACN Chapter Advisory Team
When: Sunday, May 17, 2015
8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
During NTI in San Diego

**Come early for coffee with your Chapter Advisor starting at 8:00 a.m. (breakfast is on your own).
Workshop will start at 8:30 a.m.

Where: Manchester Grand Hyatt Hotel, Grand Hall AB
Register: Register online
Class Code: PC125
7.5 CEs
Synergy CERP Category C

The 16th annual Chapter Leadership Development Workshop (LDW) is an annual preconference highlight of the National Teaching Institute® & Critical Care Exposition, and this year’s event — May 17 at the Manchester Grand Hyatt Hotel in San Diego — will be no exception. You won’t want to miss this unique and engaging opportunity to network with your fellow chapter members and share knowledge and experiences to help further the work of your own chapter. Come find out why more than half of LDW participants are repeat attendees.

We’ll be Focusing the Flame on:

  • Improving and/or developing our engagement skills with keynote speaker Vicki Good, AACN Immediate Past President guiding us on that journey.
  • Identifying opportunities to involve, develop, and engage chapter members to actively participate in chapters, utilizing the Healthy Work Environment (HWE) standards.
  • Networking with other chapters, sharing best practices, mingling, participating in a special lunch-time activity, and time at the end of the workshop for even more networking!
  • Celebrating and recognizing chapters during the annual Chapter Circle of Excellence Awards presentation during the afternoon session. More information about the awards presentation will be forthcoming. 

If you have been considering becoming more involved in your chapter, this is the workshop to attend. It will help build new skills related to chapter management and leadership within healthy chapter work environments.

NTI 2015 Host Chapter

Sunday, May 17 – Thursday, May 21, 2015
San Diego Convention Center – Resource Center

The San Diego Area Chapter welcomes you to the Annual National Teaching Institute & Critical Care Exposition (NTI). Our boards of directors and members are sure that you will enjoy your stay in San Diego.

We hope you will take some time to explore the city. After spending a day full of educational sessions, there's so much to experience at night. Learn more about our great city.

Be sure to stop by the Host Chapter Booth to say hello and pick up your NTI ribbons. If this is your first time to NTI, you’ll want to begin participating in the popular tradition of collecting ribbons that recognize and display your accomplishments — such as chapter member or officer, certifications, years of AACN membership, voting member, plus many others.

We will also be available to answer any questions you may have about our beautiful city. There is so much to enjoy at this year’s meeting. If there is anything we can do to help, please ask. Above all, enjoy your stay!  

AACN Local Engagement for Educational & Networking Opportunities

Monday, May 18 – Thursday, May 21, 2015

We encourage all members to attend these sessions on AACN local engagement for educational and networking opportunities:

Day/Date Time Session Title Facilitator(s)
May 18
8:00-9:15 a.m. How Ambassadors & Chapters Can Promote Beacon (Panel Discussion)

Paul Abegglen, RN, MS, CCRN

Jennifer Lewis, RN, BSN, CCRN, RN-C

Pam Zinnecker, RN, BAN, MSNED

Michelle Forcier, Beacon Program Manager

Karen Certalic, Chapter Specialist

May 18
12:30-1:45 p.m. Networking Time for Ambassadors, Chapters, and Networks (non-CE session) Karen Certalic, Chapter Specialist
May 18
2:15-3:30 p.m. Chapter Best Practice Roundtable Divina Sirokie, BSN, RN, CCRN

Stephen McKeeman, RN, BSN, MBA, CCRN, CNML, NE-BC
May 19
11:45 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

AACN Annual Meeting
All members are welcome!

AACN Leadership
May 19
1:15-2:30 p.m. Focusing the Chapter Fire to Incentivize Membership Across the Generations Tara Sacco, RN, MS, CCRN, ACNS-BC, ACCNS-AG
May 19
2:45-3:45 p.m. (non-clinical time) Networking Time for Ambassadors, Chapters, and Networks (non-CE session) Karen Certalic, Chapter Specialist
May 19
4:15-5:30 p.m. Focus Your Flame and Become an AACN Volunteer Pam Bolton, RN, MS, ACNPC, CCNS, CCRN, PCCN

Sheryl Leary, PhD, RN, CCNS, CCRN, PCCN
May 20
11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. (non-clinical time) Networking Time for Ambassadors, Chapters, and Networks (non-CE session) Michelle Forcier, Beacon Program Manager

Melinda Messenger-Stout, Volunteer Program Specialist
May 20
1:15-2:30 p.m. Ambassador Best Practice Roundtable Erin Dame-Lewis, RN, BSN, CCRN
May 21
8:00-9:00 a.m. Networking Time for Ambassadors, Chapters, and Networks (non-CE session) Michelle Forcier, Beacon Program Manager

Melinda Messenger-Stout, Volunteer Program Specialist

Karen Certalic, Chapter Specialist


NTI Chapter Rebate

AACN is offering a $75 rebate to each AACN chapter member who registers to attend NTI in San Diego, May 17–May 21, 2015. Things you should know about the NTI chapter rebate:

  • The $75 rebate on the NTI registration fee is available to any chapter member.
  • To apply for the rebate, complete the rebate form and attach proof of your chapter membership.
  • Submit your rebate application any time after you receive confirmation that your NTI registration has been processed.
    • You do not need to wait until after NTI.
    • In fact, by submitting early it is possible that you will receive your rebate before NTI.
  • You will receive your rebate in the same form in which you paid for the conference:
    • If you paid by credit card, the rebate will be credited to your card.
    • If you paid by check, you will receive a rebate check.
    • If your employer paid your registration with a company check, the rebate check will be sent to your employer.
  • Your rebate will be processed as soon as possible.
    • Due to the high volume of NTI registrations that typically arrive during this time, it may take up to 12 weeks to receive your rebate.
  • All rebates must be postmarked by June 15, 2015.
    • This allows AACN to process all rebates in a timely manner so it can close out the fiscal year on June 30.


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