The American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) will be hosting its annual National Teaching Institute & Critical Care Exposition (NTI) May 22-25 in Houston, TX. Over 6,000 acute and critical care nurses are expected to attend, including nurses at the forefront of research, academia, staff development, and management.
NTI is the premier annual event for critical care nursing with a conference offering nearly 300 comprehensive sessions on improving clinical practice, patient outcomes, and a hospitals’ bottom line by incorporating evidence-based education.
Conference sessions at the 2017 annual meeting will focus on clinical education reflecting today’s diverse critical care environments. These topics will include:
- Eliminating healthcare-associated infections and medical errors
- Improving patient outcomes and financial savings with nurse-led innovations
- Understanding the benefits and risks of healthcare technology
- Integrating new research findings into evidence-based patient care
NTI is the world’s largest conference for critical care nurses and includes the Critical Care Exposition in addition to the Advanced Practice Institute. The Exposition will showcase hundreds of exhibits encompassing cutting-edge healthcare equipment, devices, supplies, and career opportunities. The Advanced Practice Institute will include over 60 sessions on clinical skills, leadership development, and pharmacology, all specifically created for advanced practice nurses.
All attendees will receive online access to over 200 recorded sessions from the conference as well as online access to certification review courses and past NTI conferences. Participants can also earn up to 37.5 hours of continuing education credit during NTI.
Recipients of the AACN’s 2017 Pioneering Spirit Awards and the Marguerite Rodgers Kinney Award for a Distinguished Career will be presented during the conference. Pamela Thompson, MS, RN, CENP, FAAN, will receive the Marguerite Rodgers Kinney Award for a Distinguished Career. Kathleen Puntillo, RN, DNSc, FAAN, and Judith Nelson, MD, JD, both part of an interprofessional research team, will receive an AACN Pioneering Spirit Award. Filmmakers Carolyn Jones and Kathy Douglas, RN, MHA, will also receive AACN Pioneering Spirit Awards.
To learn more about the AACN and NTI conference, visit here.