Newswise — Nurses in management roles play a pivotal role in efforts to improve patient outcomes and hospitals’ fiscal health. Nurse leaders need the tools and confidence to successfully navigate the challenges in today’s complex healthcare environment.
The AACN Nurse Manager Priorities conference, presented by the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN), offers specialized sessions and resources for current and emerging nurse managers to gain new leadership skills and fresh insights with peers and industry experts.
The fourth annual conference — Sept. 28-Oct. 1, 2014, at the Gaylord Opryland Resort & Conference Center in Nashville — features interactive case studies, lively discussions and instructional presentations on management issues.
Before the conference, nurse managers are encouraged to evaluate their individual skill set using AACN’s free, downloadable Skills Inventory Assessment Tool.
The conference is among many AACN resources for nurse managers, including the Certified Nurse Manager and Leader (CNML) certification, a collaborative effort between the American Organization of Nurse Executives (AONE) Credentialing Center and AACN Certification Corporation.
AACN also offers Essentials of Nurse Manager Orientation, the first comprehensive online leadership development course created by experts in nursing management specifically for nurse managers, and those aspiring to leadership, to show them how to best carry out these complex responsibilities. AACN and AONE partnered to develop the course to promote nursing leadership excellence.
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