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.