A Community of Exceptional Nurses
AACN is a community of exceptional nurses. Your voice and your influence as a member of this community is especially crucial as we approach the next election of our Board of Directors and Nominating Committee.
The Nominating Committee you elected last year has done a conscientious job of selecting this year’s candidates. Its work is done — now it is up to you and your AACN colleagues to select our National leadership.
Our bylaws require at least 5% of our members to vote for a valid election. Frankly, we struggle to hit that mark every year. We are asking you to make things different this year.
The lead article below offers ideas for getting the vote out early. We know we can count on you, as a community member and leader, to make it happen.
Thank you again for all you do.
Ready to add another goal to your Dare To list?
Here’s one for all ambassadors to consider:
Dare to get 100% of the AACN members in your unit to vote for the FY2014–16 Board of Directors and the FY2014 Nominating Committee from March 22–29.
That’s right — get it done during the first week of the 2013 election period.
Voting opens March 22 and continues through April 22 to allow ample time for all eligible AACN members to vote. However, we recognize that with all of your other responsibilities, it can be hard for our ambassadors to maintain a high-level, all-out buzz about voting for a full month.
But what about for a week? Will you dare to keep the momentum going for a week to hit that “100% in one week” goal?
Your National staff has launched two new initiatives to help you get the vote out earlier:
Distribute the stickers to colleagues who vote. They will provide high visibility to the opening of the election, supporting your efforts to get a 100% vote from March 22–29.
The following talking points may help you build your case to vote among your colleagues:
In conjunction with release of the new PCCN test plan, AACN will conduct a live, seven-part PCCN certification review course beginning Monday, April 8.
Each session will be 2.5 hours. Other session dates are April 10, 12, 22, 23, 26 and 29.
The course offers 15.1 CNE credits. Details are available at www.aacn.org/pccnreview.
The PCCN review is designed for progressive care nurses working in a variety of settings — including telemetry, step-down, high acuity medical-surgical and direct observation — and is appropriate for both individuals and groups.
This comprehensive course — which fully aligns with the new PCCN test plan — will be presented by nationally recognized topic expert Carol Rauen, RN, MS, CCNS, CCRN, PCCN, CEN. It will provide an interactive learning experience with teacher and peer-to-peer chatting, exam practice questions and support materials.
Cost for the course is $159 (individuals) and $999 (groups of up to 30) and includes 60-day access to archived webinar recordings.
Please don’t forget: File your ambassador success stories through the Ambassador Success Story Questionnaire.
Learn more about what we have to offer based on your role in the industry.