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Chapter Leadership Development Workshop

Sunday, May 20, 2018, 8 am-5 pm
Westin Boston Waterfront, Boston, MA

The annual Chapter Leadership Development Workshop (LDW) focuses on the needed skills for chapter officers, board members, and chairs to successfully manage and lead a chapter in fulfilling AACN’s mission. Participants often return each year and regularly rate this workshop as very effective.

The Chapter Advisory Team has planned another excellent workshop this year for chapters. Plan to join us and learn about authentic leadership with an emphasis on resiliency, featuring our keynote speaker, past AACN president Vicki Good. To attend, register for class code PC125. The LDW is open to all chapter members, officers, leaders and potential future leaders; there is no limit to the number of chapter members who may attend for $110 each. Each chapter that sends at least one person will automatically receive a $450 stipend!

We want YOU at LDW! Don’t miss out. Boston residents: even if you can’t attend the full NTI, consider joining us just for LDW. Register for class code PC125.

This is an excellent opportunity to become more involved in your chapter while building on your skills, not to mention the multiple networking opportunities throughout the day.

If you have already registered for NTI but not LDW, simply contact our friends in Customer Care to amend your registration. Their number is 800-899-2226. We look forward to seeing you at LDW!

NTI 2018 Host Chapters

Sunday, May 20 – Thursday, May 24, 2018
Boston Convention & Exhibition Center – In the Resource Center

The Greater Boston, Merrimack Valley and New Hampshire Seacoast Chapters welcome you to the Annual National Teaching Institute & Critical Care Exposition (NTI). Our boards of directors and members are sure that you will enjoy your stay in Boston.

We hope you will take some time to explore the city. After spending a day full of educational sessions, there's so much to experience at night. Learn more about our great city.

Be sure to stop by the Host Chapter Booth to say hello and pick up your NTI ribbons. If this is your first time to NTI, you’ll want to begin participating in the popular tradition of collecting ribbons that recognize and display your accomplishments — such as chapter member or officer, certifications, years of AACN membership, voting member, plus many others.

We will also be available to answer any questions you may have about our beautiful city. There is so much to enjoy at this year’s meeting. If there is anything we can do to help, please ask. Above all, enjoy your stay!

AACN Local Engagement for Educational & Networking Opportunities

Monday, May 21 - Thursday, May 24, 2018

We encourage all members to attend these sessions on AACN local engagement for educational and networking opportunities:

Date / Time Session Facilitators Room Class Code
Monday, May 21
12:00 –1:15 pm Chapter Best Practices Roundtable Stephanie Ray-Nichols, RN, BSN, CCRN and Jennifer Phillips, RN, MSN, CCRN, FCCS 260 C75M467
3:15 –4:15 pm Guided by WHY; Let me talk to you about WHY Social Media = Increased Engagement@ Local Level Deron Dunnington, RN, BSN, CCRN-CSC 260 C60M474
Tuesday, May 22
11:30 am –12:30 pm Building and Sustaining Healthy Work Environment Standards within AACN Chapters Anna Dermenchyan, MSN, RN, CCRN-K and Angela Benefield, RN, MSN, AGCNS, CCRN-CSC-CMC 260 C60M476
11:30 am –12:45 pm AACN Roundtable: Advancing Advocacy for Appropriate Staffing **All AACN members are invited! Ballroom East C75M464
4:15 –5:30 pm Planning Chapter Educational Programs Lynn Orser, MSN, RN, CCRN, PCCN, RN-BC and Deborah Hurley, DNP, RN, CCRN-K, CNL 260 C75M468
Wednesday, May 23
1:00 am –2:15 pm Why AACN Needs You: Become a Volunteer Sheryl Leary, PhD, RN, CCNS, CCRN, PCCN-K; Pamela Bolton, RN, MS, ACNPC, CCNS, CCRN, PCCN; Rebecca Long, RN, MS, ACNS-BC, CMSRN 260 C75M449
2:45 –3:45 pm Ambassador Best Practices Roundtable Melinda Messenger-Stout 260 C60M461
2:45 –3:45 pm Beacon Journey Roundtable Michelle Sanchez, RN, BSN AACN Beacon Program Manager Ballroom East C60M462

Chapter Poster Presentations

Monday, May 21, 2018 – 8:00am-5:00pm
Tuesday, May 22, 2018 – 7:00am-5:00pm
Wednesday, May 23, 2018 – 7:00am-5:00pm

Meet the Authors:
Tuesday, May 22, 2018 – 10:30am-11:30am
Wednesday, May 23, 2018 – 10:30am-11:30am

Boston Convention & Exhibition Center – Poster Presentation Area

Title Author Co-Author(s)
Getting Students Involved in GRAC
– Why it Matters
Shelly Orr
Tonka Williams
Jennifer Graham Powers
Cultivating and Sustaining Chapter Leaders: You’ve Got a Friend Felecia Williams
Sandra Waugaman
Nancy Thompson
Tracy Weeks
Changing Times Calls for Changing Education Kristina Scheuneman
Creating An "Ethic Of Care" Within Our Community Andrea Flanagan-Becker Deborah Hurley
Advocacy Initiatives Through Use
of Mercy Doulas in Palliative Care
Andrea Flanagan-Becker
The Next Generation of Leaders: Building a Chapter of Excellence Wendy Butcher
Chelsea Halstead
Lauren Conner
Chapter Best Practices: Using Jeopardy to Promote Certification and Life Long Learning Audrey Glossenger
Mandy Schulz
Belinda Wallbank
Mandy Dees
Improving Chapter Education Participation through Membership Engagement Suzanna Feliciano
Susan Loyola
Marie Mayfield
To Serve Others and to Do Good; Chapter Volunteer Programs that Guide Our Why Theresa Haley

NTI Chapter Rebate

AACN is offering a $75 rebate to each AACN chapter member who registers to attend NTI in Boston, May 21-24, 2018. Things you should know about the NTI chapter rebate:

  • The $75 rebate on the NTI registration fee is available to any current chapter member.
  • To apply for the rebate, complete the rebate form and attach proof of your chapter membership.
  • Submit your rebate application any time after you receive confirmation that your NTI registration has been processed. You do not need to wait until after NTI. In fact, by submitting early it is possible that you will receive your rebate before NTI.
  • You will receive your rebate in the same form in which you paid for the conference:
    • If you paid by credit card, the rebate will be credited to your card.
    • If you paid by check, you will receive a rebate check.
    • If your employer paid your registration with a company check, the rebate check will be sent to your employer.
  • Your rebate will be processed as soon as possible. Due to the high volume of NTI registrations that typically arrive during this time, it may take up to 12 weeks to receive your rebate.
  • All rebates must be postmarked by June 1, 2018. This allows AACN to process all rebates in a timely manner so it can close out the fiscal year on June 30.