A Community of Exceptional Nurses
At last year's NTI, AACN President Beth Hammer announced
her theme, Act With Intention. Since then, she has advanced
the theme by writing about what it means in her Bold Voices
column and speaking at forums across the United States. Act
With Intention serves as a constant reminder to us as nurses
that when we step back and take in the bigger picture, our
intentions become clear. In her unique and energetic style,
she will share insights and best practices she has learned
during her presidential year. Hammer is a nurse practitioner
in cardiology at the Zablocki VA Medical Center in Milwaukee, WI.
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Accountants, Lawyers. Engineers. That's what our parents
told us to be when we grew up. But were Mom and Dad right?
Actually, the future belongs to a different kind of person,
with a different kind of mind. People like artists,
inventors, caregivers. These right-brained people are
the next business elite who will power our organizations.
Best-selling author Daniel Pink reveals how Abundance,
Asia and Automation are nudging us into an era defined not
by "knowledge workers" but by creators and empathizers.
Each year, AACN's incoming president creates a theme that
sets the tone for the association and provides inspiration
for our AACN community. In one of the most highly anticipated
moments of the week, AACN President-Elect Kristine Peterson
will declare the new theme and unveil the art that illustrates
its meaning. Peterson has 30 years' experience in critical
care as a staff nurse, manager, educator and clinical
specialist. She is a clinical nurse specialist at the Heart
and Vascular Institute at Aspirus Wausau Hospital in Wausau, WI.
If you were in Chicago in 2008, you know what an energetic
and dynamic kind of person Keith is. And if you weren't, this
is your chance to feel Super-energized, Super-refreshed and
Super-inspired! Back by popular demand, and in honor of our
newly-named "SuperSessions," Keith Harrell is joining us in
DC this year to share his powerful message about improving
your personal and professional life by tuning up your
attitude and embracing change.
Sole, a nursing professor at the University of
Central Florida, Orlando, enjoys a research career that spans
more than 20 years, one that focuses on the physiological
phenomena and clinical practices related to airway management,
breathing and circulation. Her current study, funded by the
National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD, tests endotracheal
tube cuff pressure to prevent ventilator-associated pneumonia
and micro-aspiration, the entry of secretions or foreign
material into the trachea and lungs. Sole's research directly
influences nursing and respiratory care.
We liked her so much last year — and she says the feeling
is mutual — we invited her to come back this year as our MC.
Sociologist and award-winning lecturer Bertice Berry
combines her skills as a sociologist and researcher with her
ability to make her audiences think and laugh at the same
time. She is the best-selling author of the inspirational
memoir I'm on My Way but Your Foot Is on My Head, four
novels and two humor books. Her inspiring, heartfelt keynote
from last year's NTI, along with new tips and techniques
designed especially for you, is now available on DVD from
Learn more about what we have to offer based on your role in the industry.