Circle of Excellence: Delmarva Chapter

President’s Award for Chapters

Delmarva Chapter of AACN, Salisbury, Md., comprises a diverse community of exceptional nurses that embody the spirit of the association’s theme "Together. Stronger. Bolder."

The Delmarva Chapter is the only professional critical care nursing organization that offers education, professional development and networking opportunities for the vast rural area of the Eastern Shore of Maryland, Virginia and Lower Delaware.

We have illustrated a commitment to grow stronger nurses together, increasing membership by 11% over the past year, encouraging diversity in membership, building visibility using social media and enhancing communication with an innovative hospital ambassador program.

We developed a merit system to encourage nurses to be bolder through participation in chapter activities. Our nurses work and learn together in monthly meetings, at quarterly educational events and at our annual conference.

We are stronger through our strategic planning and in our commitment to excellence in education, professional development and networking opportunities at the local regional and national levels.

The Delmarva Chapter is bolder through community service, increasing contributions and service to local shelters and other nonprofit organizations.

We are bolder with our emphasis on certification education and recognition, through our dedication to succession planning and by fostering collaborative relationships with other organizations.

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