NTI 2018 Begins in Boston

May 21, 2018

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More than 8,500 attendees expected for 2018 National Teaching Institute & Critical Care Exposition

ALISO VIEJO, Calif. – May 21, 2018 –The American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) brings together thousands of nurses this week in Boston at its annual National Teaching Institute & Critical Care Exposition (NTI, #NTI2018) with the theme “Guided by Why.”

AACN President Christine S. Schulman, MS, RN, CNS, CCRN-K, is a critical care and trauma clinical nurse specialist at Legacy Health in Portland, Oregon. She says the theme serves as a reminder to stay connected with one’s own principles and beliefs.

“When nurses are Guided by Why, we reaffirm our core purpose and have a guiding beacon for what we can — what we must — do to ensure that every patient gets the excellent care they deserve. And that every nurse has the tools and the skills they need to provide that care,” she said.

AACN expects attendance to reach more than 8,500 nurses, including nurses at the bedside and many at the forefront of research, academia, staff development and management.

The premier annual event for critical care nursing, NTI continues through May 24. The conference offers hundreds of sessions to improve clinical practice, patient outcomes and the hospital’s bottom line with a comprehensive program that incorporates the best education on evidence-based practices.

Most of NTI’s more than 300 sessions will take place at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center, with additional events at the nearby Westin Boston Waterfront hotel.

The Advanced Practice Institute, integrated into NTI, has more than 70 sessions with content including preconferences, clinical sessions, leadership role development, pharmacology and mastery sessions, developed specifically for advanced practice nurses.

NTI also includes the Critical Care Exposition, the largest and most comprehensive trade show expressly for acute and critical care nurses. Hundreds of exhibits spread over 300,000 square feet will encompass cutting-edge healthcare equipment, devices, supplies and career opportunities. The Critical Care Exposition is one of the 50 fastest-growing trade shows in the U.S. in both event attendance and exhibitors, as ranked by Trade Show Executive magazine.

Participants can earn up to 37.5 hours of continuing education (CE) during NTI. Calculated on a 50-minute contact hour, CEs are determined by the number of sessions a participant attends.

As an added value, attendees will receive online access to more than 180 recorded sessions from NTI, certification review courses and past NTI conferences. These materials extend the on-site learning offered during the conference and will be available through Oct. 31, 2018.

Review the complete conference program with all educational sessions and special events offered in Boston at www.aacn.org/nti.

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 represents the interests of more than half a million acute and critical care nurses and includes more than 200 chapters in the United States. 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; 949-362-2000; www.aacn.org; facebook.com/aacnface; twitter.com/aacnme