A Community of Exceptional Nurses
Chapters to be recognized for exemplary efforts to make a difference in the healthcare profession and their communities
ALISO VIEJO, Calif. — May 17, 2012 — The American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) will recognize 12 of its more than 240 chapters worldwide for their exemplary efforts to make a difference in the healthcare profession and their communities during the 2012 National Teaching Institute & Critical Care Exposition, Orlando, Fla., May 19-24.
Excellence in Collaboration: Greater Miami Area Chapter; Greater Milwaukee Area Chapter; and Greater Portland Chapter, Ore., for their collaboration with other chapters and external groups.
Excellence in Community Education & Public Service: Central Indiana Chapter, Indianapolis; Greater Rochester Finger Lakes Chapter, Rochester, N.Y.; and Red River Chapter, Shreveport, La., for outstanding public service and community education contributions that support AACN’s mission, vision and values.
Excellence in Educational Programming: Central Coast of California Chapter, Salinas; Central Savannah River Area Chapter, Augusta, Ga.; and Greater Toledo Area Chapter, Ohio, for high-quality educational programming provided to acute and critical care nurses.
Excellence in Leadership Development: Greater Milwaukee Area Chapter; Greater Rochester Finger Lakes Chapter, Rochester, N.Y.; and Metropolitan Orlando Chapter, Fla., for leadership development, succession planning and support of AACN’s mission, vision and values. This award is presented in memory of Sharon Connor, AACN director of membership and chapters from 1985 to 1997, for her advocacy of volunteerism and dedication to the success of chapters.
Excellence in Promoting the Value of Certification: Palm Beach County Chapter, Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., for its efforts to increase the number of certified nurses as well as renewal and retention. The Palm Beach County Chapter also helped nurses prepare for certification and increased public awareness and research about the impact of certified nursing practice.
President’s Award: Delmarva Chapter, Salisbury, Md.; Greater Portland Chapter, Ore.; Palm Beach County Chapter, Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.; and Metropolitan Orlando Chapter, Fla., for their efforts to integrate AACN’s theme, “Together. Stronger. Bolder.” in activities and programs throughout the year.
About the National Teaching Institute & Critical Care Exposition: Established in 1974, AACN’s National Teaching Institute & Critical Care Exposition (NTI) represents the world’s largest educational conference and trade show for nurses who care for acutely and critically ill patients and their families. Bedside nurses, nurse educators, nurse managers, clinical nurse specialists and nurse practitioners attend NTI.
About the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses: Founded in 1969 and based in Aliso Viejo, Calif., the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) is the largest specialty nursing organization in the world. AACN joins together the interests of more than 500,000 acute and critical care nurses and claims more than 240 chapters worldwide. The organization’s vision is to create a healthcare system driven by the needs of patients and their families in which acute and critical care nurses make their optimal contribution.
American Association of Critical-Care Nurses, 101 Columbia, Aliso Viejo, Calif. 92656-4109;
Phone: (949) 362-2000; Fax: (949) 362-2020; www.aacn.org; facebook.com/aacnface; twitter.com/aacnme
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