American Association of Critical Care Nurses Shari Griffiths
Mission:“A community of exceptional nurses!” -"As a new member of AACN, you will belong to a group of committed professionals who elevate nursing practice in every way, through a shared passion for and commitment to professional excellence. Through our community, we strengthen and support, learn and challenge one another to bring out our best. Welcome to our community of exceptional nurses."
Services Offered: • Stay up-to-date on the latest critical-care nursing information with publications including the peer-reviewed articles. • Attend the National Teaching Institute & Critical Care Exposition (NTI), or participate in online forums to connect with other nurses in person and online. • Become certified in one of AACN's certification programs offered at a discounted price to members.
Services offered (cont.) • Receive free unlimited continuing education credits online. • Advocate the nursing profession and take a stand on issues that matter. • AACN provides awards and scholarships to recognize peers, such as the Beacon Award for Excellence and the Circle of Excellence Awards.
Publications and journals offered • The Association of Critical Care Nurses offers: • AACN Advanced Critical Care Journal • The American Journal of Critical Care (AJCC) • The Critical Care Nurses (CCN) Journal • The CriticalCareeNewsline, and the AACN Bold Voices magazine.
AREAS OF BENEFIT • Some areas of their website that would be beneficial for members are: • The Certification section - This section offers online exam registration to receive specialty certification to be a CCRN and other different specialties. • The Value of Belonging - One of the most important: It states that by joining a member stays up to date with standards & advancements in critical care, you can connect with others, learn online, and advocate the critical care nurse profession.
Membership Cost options: -Active (1 Year - $78.002 Year - $148.003 Year - $200.00)-Affiliate (1 Year - $78.002 Year - $148.003 Year - $200.00)-Student (1 Year - $52.00)-Emeritus (1 Year - $59.003 Year - $175.00)-International Digital Only (1 Year - $78.00)-Retired/Disabled (1 Year - $52.00)
Contact Us: • National Office Mailing Address: American Association of Critical-Care Nurses101 ColumbiaAliso Viejo, CA 92656-4109 • AACN Websitehttp://www.aacn.org • AACN Email Emailinfo@aacn.org • Member/Customer Services(800) 899-AACN (2226) • AACNOperator(800) 809-CARE (2273) (949) 362-2000 • Auto-Attendant(949) 362-2050AACN • Fax(949) 362-2020
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