American Association of Critical-Care Nurses to Honor Chapters at 2013 National Teaching Institute & Critical Care Exposition, Boston, May 18-23

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Newswise — 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 2013 National Teaching Institute & Critical Care Exposition, Boston, May 18-23.

Excellence in Collaboration: Greater Rochester Area Finger Lakes Chapter, Rochester, N.Y.; Siouxland Chapter, Sioux Falls, S.D.; and South Central Connecticut Chapter, New Haven, Conn., for their collaboration with other chapters and external groups.

Excellence in Community Education & Public Service: Oklahoma City Area Chapter, Edmond, Okla., and San Antonio Chapter, San Antonio, for outstanding public service and community education contributions that support AACN’s mission, vision and values.

Excellence in Educational Programming: Broward County Chapter, Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; Delmarva Chapter, Salisbury, Md.; and Inland Empire Chapter, Loma Linda, Calif., for high-quality educational programming provided to acute and critical care nurses.

Excellence in Leadership Development: Broward County Chapter, Fort Lauderdale, Fla., 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: Greater Johnstown Chapter, Johnstown, Pa., and Houston Gulf Coast Chapter, Houston, for their efforts to increase the number of certified nurses as well as renewal and retention.

President’s Award: Atlanta Area Chapter, Atlanta; Greater East Texas Chapter, Tyler, Texas; Greater Johnstown Chapter, Johnstown, Pa.; Greater Rochester Area Finger Lakes Chapter, Rochester, N.Y.; Greater Twin Cities Chapter, Minneapolis/St. Paul; and Western New York Chapter, Buffalo, N.Y., for their efforts to integrate AACN’s theme, “Dare To,” 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, Calif., 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. www.aacn.org; facebook.com/aacnface; twitter.com/aacnme


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