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AACN NEWS The Strength to Enrich and Innovate fication exams cost more than $30,000 per exam, and a ACN will not increase member dues, certification three-hour e-learning program costs in excess of $300,000 to renewal fees and National Teaching Institute & develop. Critical Care Exposition registration fees during “Skilled stewardship requires a thoughtful and deliberate fiscal year 2011-2012. The fiscal year began July 1, 2011 and process. As nurses ourselves, the board of directors and CEO ends June 30, 2012. are keenly aware of the fi nancial pressures our members “In an economic climate where members of the AACN experience,” says AACN President Mary Stahl. community face economic uncertainty, we have the finan“We have a strong, healthy community of more than cial strength to keep these fees stable,” says Chief Executive 93,000 members. What we need now is the best thinking of Officer Wanda Johanson. Some fees have not increased in our community to identify opportunities for further innovamore than half a dozen years, while hospitals continue to tion. I invite you to write to me at,” she limit hiring and support for continuing professional developsays. ment and certification. The accompanying charts show revenue and expense for the 12 months ending June 30, 2010 for the membership associaUnrestricted Revenues and Expenses tion and its subsidiaries — AACN Certification Corporation, The Year Ending June 30, 2011 InnoVision Group, Inc. and AACN includes American Association of Critical-Care Nurses, AACN Certification Corporation, Property Holdings, LLC. The The InnoVision Group, Inc., AACN Property Holdings, LLC balance sheet for the same period is available at fi nancials. Unrestricted AACN’s community receives Revenues extensive support that includes $40,010,310 unlimited free online continuing education credit, live and recorded ■ Investment Income 25% webinars and award-winning ■ Educational programs 18% e-learning programs. Readers can ■ Membership 16% access AACN’s award-winning ■ E-Learning Products 13% journals — American Journal of ■ Certification Fees 9% Critical Care and Critical Care Nurse ■ Publishing Revenue 9% — from smartphones, tablets, ■ Recertification Fees 4% e-readers and enhanced Web plat■ Education Resources 4% forms. See page 10 in this issue. ■ Other 2% Three new conferences in Las Vegas — A Slice of AACN NTI, AACN Nurse Manager Priorities and AACN Progressive Care Unrestricted Pathways — expand access to high Expenses quality live learning. $26,597,664 Nearly $100,000 a year supports continuing professional ■ General & Administrative 30% education and entry-into-nursing ■ Educational Programs 18% scholarships ( ■ Publishing Expenses 14% scholarships). Grants for evidence■ Certification & based patient care research total Recertification 9% more than $130,000, including ■ E-Learning Products 7% two $50,000 impact research ■ Practice & Research 6% grants ( ■ Education Resources 5% Maintaining the quality of ■ Other 4% signature initiatives requires addi■ Membership 3% tional investment. For example, ■ Board & Volunteers 3% the periodic national job analysis ■ Chapters 1% surveys to ensure current certi20 DECEMBER 2011 A

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Bold Voices - December 2011

Front/Digital Edition Viewing Guide
Another Angle
AACN Boards and Contact Information
Dec. 19 Deadline: National Awards Recognize Excellence, Leadership in HAI Prevention
Box Office Hit 'Contagion' Raises Questions About Virus
New Privacy Recommendations for Storing Newborn Screening Specimens
Motor Training Can Advance Social Development in Infants With Autism
In-Hospital Mobility Benefits Older Patients
NSAIDs May Harm Patients with Heart Disease, Hypertension
Pain Code' Encourages Use of Maximum Dosage
FDA's Treatment Recommendations for Simvastatin 80
Study Identifies Predictors of Sudden Cardiac Death Versus Surviving Heart Attack
Study Seeks Initiator of Post-Trauma Intestinal Cell Damage
Australian Study: 'How Dangerous is a Day in Hospital'
In Our Journals
ICU Staff Composition May Decrease Burnout
Use of Manikins May Improve Emergency Care
Celebrate Certification
AACN Financials
From the President

Bold Voices - December 2011