News: 14 AACN Chapters Receive Awards at NTI
American Association of Critical-Care Nurses to honor chapters at 2014 National Teaching Institute & Critical Care Exposition, Denver, May 17-22
Chapters to be recognized for exemplary efforts to make a difference in the healthcare profession and their communities
ALISO VIEJO, Calif. — May 8, 2014 — The American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) is recognizing 14 of its more than 235 chapters worldwide for their exemplary efforts to make a difference in the healthcare profession and their communities. Awards will be presented during the 2014 National Teaching Institute & Critical Care Exposition, Denver, May 17–22.
Excellence in Collaboration: AACN Chapter at UCLA, Los Angeles; Broward County Chapter, Fort Lauderdale, Florida; and Greater Boston Chapter for their collaboration with other chapters and external groups.
Excellence in Community Education & Public Service: Albuquerque (New Mexico) Chapter and San Francisco Chapter for outstanding public service and community education contributions that support AACN’s mission, vision and values.
Excellence in Educational Programming: Denver Chapter; Northwest Chicago Area Chapter, Arlington Heights, Illinois; San Diego Area Chapter; and West Houston Chapter, Katy, Texas, for high-quality educational programming provided to acute and critical care nurses.
Excellence in Leadership Development: Greater Portland (Oregon) Chapter and West Houston Chapter, Katy, Texas, 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: Oklahoma City Area Chapter and San Antonio Chapter for their efforts to increase the number of certified nurses as well as renewal and retention.
President’s Award: Greater New Orleans Chapter; Oklahoma City Area Chapter; San Antonio Chapter; and West Houston Chapter, Katy, Texas, for their efforts to integrate AACN’s theme, “Step Forward,” 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, California, 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 235 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, CA 92656-4109;
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