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ADVANCE Perspective: Nurses

What was your favorite part of AACN?

Published May 27, 2011 4:18 PM by Robin Hocevar

What was your favorite part of AACN?

With AACN-NTI behind us and summer (hopefully) on the way, I wanted to reach out to the critical care nurses—and new friends—I met in Chicago this month.

Looking back at the show with its roster of impressive speakers and amazing technology coming to the ICU in the future, I’m impressed all over again by the dedication of the critical care nursing profession. Review AACN show highlights from ADVANCE’s perspective.

The clinical expertise showcased in presentations ranging from identifying snake bites to exploring the differences in end-of-life care in China was almost unmatched at any conference I’ve experienced. The president’s luncheon was a classy affair and it was a thrill to see audiences connect with Marsha Wallace’s story, as many remembered her from her days on The Bob Newhart set. I’m a sucker for a personal sob story and was touched greatly by Mary Stahl’s father’s triumph over a stroke. I just loved how her family’s experience inspired AACN’s “Together.Stronger. Bolder” theme for the next year. Speaking of tear jerkers, don’t even get me started on Kristine Peterson’s opening keynote...

But I think it was meeting many of you that made this conference so memorable. From the nurses who used their own vacation time to attend AACN or those who traveled all the way from Alaska, your devotion to your practice is an inspiration.

We invite you to take a moment to view the presentations you may have missed or try and spot yourself in the photo galleries on our website. I hope many of you were also uplifted by AACN.

Until Orlando, my friends!



Now that’s sbutle! Great to hear from you.

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