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In this issue:
The 2013-2014 Greater Kansas City AACN Scholarship application packet has been updated! Apply for various awards offered to local chapter members: Visions Symposium, NTI, Certification cost, Research cost, Academic Degree Completion cost, etc.
See the exciting educational offerings ahead and don't forget to read about the NTI opportunities. It's an
The scholarship deadlines have been extended to February 18th. Go to the Scholarship page on the website to obtain the details and application.
AACN Certification Exam Scholarship
Cost of the exam for AACN Members. Two awarded
National Teaching Institute– NTI
$500 each Mutiple awarded
Julie Wooden Gates NTI Award
$750 One Awarded
Visions 2013 is coming up quickly. Don't forget to register before February 13th to get the Earlybird discount. The 40th Anniversary Celebration is immediately following the first day of Visions on February 28th. Check out the Events page on the Chapter Website to get more information. http://aacngkcc.weebly.com/ Hope to see everyone there!! Click on the button below to be directed to registration.
Check out the Winter 2013 Newsletter and find out what is happening in the coming months. Visions and the local chapter's 40th Anniversary will be here before you know it. Don't forget to register by February 13th to get the Early bird price.
Check out the Fall 2012 Newsletter. Lots of information including: Chapter 40 year history, Letter from our President, Upcoming Continuing Education, and much much more.
Have you laughed lately?? This enthusiastic presentation by a direct care nurse will show how a laughter therapy program can change a nurse's day and improve a patient's hospital experience. Have fun at work and make your patient's experience as pleasent and enjoyable as possible. Want to decrease your stress level too? Tips will be shared on how to decrease work- related stress and build greater teamwork in the workplace. Fees apply. Discounts to Greater Kansas City Chapter members.
July 17th, 2012
Joplin nurses reflect on their trip to NTI..."This was the first time I went to NTI and I loved it! I was nervous to go and even more nervous to speak on stage, but it was one of the most rewarding things I have done in my life. I will cherish the memories of this conference." ~ Tammy Fritchey
I want to thank you all from the bottom of my heart for giving me the opportunity not only to experience NTI, but to renew my love for nursing and challenge me to keep that passion burning inside!!! ~Monty Trinkle
March 26, 2012
Greater Kansas City Chapter AACN Members:
It’s so hard to believe that Spring is here and our fiscal year for AACN is closely coming to an end! We just completed another successful Visions Symposium a couple of weeks ago, and based on the participant evaluations, it was a great success. It was our 25th Annual Visions which made it all the more special. We ended up with close to 140 participants, over 50 vendors spanning the two days, and a great mix of local and national speakers, including our own Mary Stahl, the current President of National AACN, Barbara McLean, and Dr. Pratik Panharipande. I can also share with you that we could have heard a pin drop in the room as the panel of nurses from Joplin, Missouri, shared their personal stories of the EF5 tornado that devastated their hospital last year. Their stories truly depicted Mary’s theme of standing Together – Stronger – and Bolder as they described how they were able to intervene with resilience and professional fortitude as they worked to save the lives of their patients and peers.