NTI Chapter Information

Chapter Leadership Development Workshop

Sunday, May 15, 2016, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Sheraton New Orleans Hotel
Class code PC125

The annual Chapter Leadership Development Workshop (LDW) focuses on critical skills that seasoned and novice chapter leaders need to successfully manage and lead a chapter in fulfilling AACN’s mission.

With Courageous Care we’ll be focusing on:

  • Current national chapter trends, drivers of change, how chapters align with AACN’s strategic goals, and how this information impacts AACN chapters and shapes our future. Leigh Wintz, MSN, RN, FASAE, CAE, PRP, and principal consultant at Tecker International is a national expert and consultant who will lead this plenary session and guide us on that journey. Leigh has experience working with over 1,500 volunteer chapters worldwide.
  • Issues and questions about chapter operations through breakout sessions and sharing best practices.
  • Networking with other chapters throughout the day including an afternoon networking session.
  • 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.

The LDW is open to all chapter members, officers, leaders and potential future leaders; there is no limit to the number of chapter members who may attend for $85 each. Each AACN chapter that attends LDW will receive a one-time $435 grant to help defray the cost, and we highly recommend that each chapter’s president-elect attend. Louisiana residents: Even if you can’t attend the full NTI, consider joining us just for LDW.

NTI 2016 Host Chapter

Sunday, May 15 – Thursday, May 19, 2016
New Orleans Convention Center – Resource Center

The Greater New Orleans 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 New Orleans.

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 this 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 at 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.

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

AACN Local Engagement for Educational & Networking Opportunities

Monday, May 16 - Thursday, May 19, 2016

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

Time Session Title Facilitator(s)
Monday, May 16, 2016
1:45 p.m.
Chapter Best Practices Roundtable Stephen McKeeman, Chapter Advisor Co-Lead
Andrea Efre, Chapter Advisor Co-Lead
Tuesday, May 17, 2016
8:30 a.m.
Courageous Chapters Support Certification Deborah A. Hurley, MS, RN, CCRN, CNL

Diane H. Martin, RN, BSN, CCRN
11:30 a.m.-
12:30 p.m.
Influence and Shape Your AACN: How to Become a Volunteer Sheryl Leary, RN, PhD, CCNS, CCRN, PCCN
2:30 p.m.
Ambassador Best Practices Roundtable Marcia G. Bixby, RN, MS, CCRN, APRN-BC
3:45 p.m.
Courageous Chapters Support Certification Deborah A. Hurley, MS, RN, CCRN, CNL

Diane H. Martin, RN, BSN, CCRN
Wednesday, May 18, 2016
11:30 a.m.-
12:30 p.m.
(non-clinical time)
Influence and Shape Your AACN: How to Become a Volunteer Sheryl Leary, RN, PhD, CCNS, CCRN, PCCN
2:30 p.m.
Chapter Success: Establishing and Maintaining Healthy Work Environments Anna Dermenchyan, RN, BSN, CCRN-CSC

NTI Chapter Rebate

AACN is offering a $75 rebate to each AACN chapter member who registers to attend NTI in New Orleans, May 16-19, 2016. 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, 2016. This helps AACN process all rebates in a timely manner so it can close out the fiscal year on June 30.
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