A Community of Exceptional Nurses
As an Ambassador, you are a key resource in our AACN community, and we count on your help to drive our association’s key initiatives: Our January Update asked you to help your colleagues to build strong cases for attendance at the 2013 National Teaching Institute & Critical Care Exposition this May in Boston.
Our February Update tapped your influence as an ambassador to encourage your colleagues to execute their right — and responsibility — to vote in this year’s election of our Board of Directors and Nominating Committee.
Our community asks a lot of you, and we thank you for all you do. To make it easier for you to carry out AACN’s mission and vision in your units and facilities, we continually seek to improve and/or add new resources for our Ambassadors. Most often, these improvements come from feedback you have shared, and we count on and appreciate that input.
This month, we are excited to share two new Ambassador resources that we believe you’ll find very useful and to remind you of others that are easily accessible on the Ambassador website.
As always, we look forward to your feedback on these resources.
Two new resources have been added to the Ambassador website to help you collaborate more effectively with Chapters in your area and to help you promote the value of certification:
AACN Ambassadors and Chapter members share a passion for ACCN. As a community of exceptional nurses, we look for ways to collaborate and support each other in our efforts to promote AACN’s mission.
To help accelerate this teamwork, a new webinar — AACN Chapter and Ambassador Collaboration — has been developed and posted to the Ambassador website.
Facilitated by Mary Zellinger, Region 4 Chapter Advisor, the 48-minute webinar explores how Chapters and Ambassadors can collaborate to plan, promote and communicate activities effectively to best serve the nurses in their communities. The objectives of the webinar are:
A webinar handout is provided in PDF form.
You can find this page by clicking on the above link, or in the Resource Library under Webinars.
"The Value of Certification" a concise, two-sided flyer, provides nine key talking points to build a case for certification. The talking points focus on how certification of nurses improves patient outcomes and how it increases professional advancement and satisfaction.
The flyer, provided in PDF format, is easy to print and share with colleagues and managers — or just keep nearby as an easy reference to guide your conversations on the value of certification. You can find “The Value of Certification” flyer by clicking on the above link, or in the Resource Library under Certification>Certification Promotion Resources for Ambassadors in the Read and Share section.
These three long-standing Ambassador Resources will help you on a broad range of initiatives:
Voting for our 2014–16 Board of Directors and 2014 Nominating Committee opens March 22 and closes April 22. But, as we suggested last month, Dare To commit to get 100% of your unit to vote the first week, March 22–29.
Don’t forget these three key strategies:
In April, AACN will launch a new series of live, evidence-based practice webinars designed to provide our nursing community with the most current best practices and implementation tools for the care of acutely and critically ill patients.
Developed with the needs and busy schedules of nurses in mind, the AACN Critical Care Webinar Series offers monthly 30-minute presentations by nationally recognized speakers on a variety of clinical topics, all free of charge.
The series will begin on Thursday, April 18, at 10 a.m. PDT. Author and educator Kathleen Vollman, RN, MSN, CCNS, FCCM, FAAN, will present “Evidence vs. Tradition: Examining the Science of Bathing Critically Ill Adults.”
You can register online now.
The webinar series will focus on contemporary issues in acute and critical care nursing and provide tools to translate the evidenced based information into action steps for implementation in your unit. Future webinars will cover topics such as updated sepsis guidelines and alarm management. Watch for dates and topics in CriticalCare eNewsline.
Learn more about what we have to offer based on your role in the industry.