AACN Nurse Manager Priorities Conference

Nurse managers and emerging nurse leaders are in a unique position to impact a hospital’s overall success while improving patient care and quality. Leading at the highest level takes exceptional preparation and a commitment to continued learning.

The fourth annual American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) Nurse Manager Priorities at the Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center, Nashville, Sept. 28-Oct. 1, 2014, offers a dynamic program to help you address the complexities of leading in an ever-changing healthcare environment.

Engage with facilitators and peers who are actively working in a leadership role in their organizations to learn about innovative tools and strategies, utilizing a case based approach. AACN Nurse Manager Priorities offers up to 22 continuing nursing education (CNE) contact hours, including a networking event, live sessions and online resources.

Forward-thinking leaders in nursing management will share focused content on a nurse manager’s three critical responsibilities—managing the business, managing people and managing yourself.

The conference includes up to 21 concurrent sessions and seven general sessions offering a flexible program that accommodates individualized learning plans for a wide range of nurse manager roles and experience:

  • Assess your skills with the online AACN Nurse Manager Skills Inventory.
  • Learn new strategies to improve patient satisfaction to impact healthcare funding and improve your hospital’s financial health.
  • Widen your range of communication styles to expand your influence and improve collaboration with team members and fellow leaders.
  • Develop new skills to successfully introduce programs or processes to senior managers by managing up.
  • Achieve shared outcomes with your team by effectively using meaningful recognition and acknowledgement.
  • Share knowledge with your colleagues through opportunities for peer-to-peer learning, networking and support, specifically tailored for the nurse leader.

 Hot topics in this year’s program include:

  • Empowering Your Staff to Lead Through Engagement
  • Building a Model of Collaboration with CNSs and NPs
  • Understanding Benchmarking and Productivity Tools
  • Creating a Healthy Work Environment for Meaningful Recognition
  • Evidence-Based Practice and Patient Safety
  • Innovative Initiatives that Matter – CSI and Beacon
  • Just Culture: Nurses as Second Victims

Join the nationally renowned faculty and your colleagues at this unique and timely education opportunity! Register now.

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