Circle of Excellence: Metropolitan Orlando Chapter

President’s Award for Chapters

Metropolitan Orlando Chapter of AACN, Orlando, Fla., strives to embody nursing excellence through leadership, partnership and collaboration while embracing the intent of "Together. Stronger. Bolder."

Our success with chapter meetings relies on partnering with other Florida chapters, neighboring county Board members and local colleges to develop networking and mentoring opportunities. Our revised chapter leadership structure generates diverse thinking while our succession plan provides seamless leadership transition and a consistent strategic plan.

Since education is paramount for nursing excellence, we proudly hold monthly programs and remain committed to promoting certification and healthy work environments by assembling review courses and dedicating a program to promote healthy work environments and Magnet standards.

Communication unites us through our website and newsletter, highlighting chapter activity and showcasing upcoming meetings, programs, certification reviews and community service events while the Operations Manual builds leadership by detailing chapter operations.

We nurture the local community through food, clothing and toy drives, monetary donations and supporting families of hospitalized patients.

We incorporate partnership, healthy work environments and nursing excellence into our chapter’s action plan by enlisting diverse thinking and encouraging collaboration through application of "Together. Stronger. Bolder." into our everyday nursing lives.