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FROM THE PRESIDENT Continued from page 30 healthcare and nonprofit organizations - I had a front-row seat from which I've contributed to and helped make visible nurses' extraordinary contributions to healthcare. What I've learned through this work with and about nurses has inspired me to dedicate my career to supporting and celebrating you. My deep involvement in producing NTI SuperSessions has been one of my favorite ways to recognize nurses in our community. VG: Many people may not know about the critical role you've played in conceiving and implementing some of AACN's most visible and successful initiatives. I'm thinking of how you were in the core group that crafted our standards for healthy work environments and guided development of AACN Clinical Scene Investigator Academy. CSI participants have started reporting spectacular patient outcome and financial results. VG: Are there examples that have inspired you from your journey with nurses? DW: How much time do you have? I've been witness to countless examples of what we call mission impact at the bedside. For example, I'll never forget the nurses from two hospitals who rallied to introduce therapeutic hypothermia that saved a postpartum mom after CPR. VG: So what next? DW: To build on our strengths so the national office team and I can make possible an AACN that empowers nurses as leaders who move beyond responding to the future to creating it. Do you have other questions for Dana or me? We'd welcome hearing from you at dana.woods@ or See you in Denver! 29 AACN BOLD VOICES MAY 2014 DW: You know me pretty well, so you're aware I don't naturally gravitate toward the spotlight. In fact, it's something I need help getting used to. But I've stepped forward to do that, because this is the highest professional honor I can imagine. In my work and personal life I've experienced what nurses do. Who you are and how you have made nursing one of the most universal elements of being human by caring for others when they can't do it for themselves. That I can contribute my knowledge and skills to this work in an even greater way is a dream come true.

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Bold Voices - May 2014

Another Angle
Pres Note Teaser: What Were We Thinking
Come for the Day. Learn for a Lifetime.
How AACN CSI Academy Changed My Practice
Healthcare Professionals Smoke Less Than General Population
Sleep-Deprived Nurses May Regret Clinical Decisions
Detecting Abuse When Kids Have Fractures
Effective Screening and Counseling for Alcohol Use
Most People Who Need Palliative Care Don’t Receive It
Interruptions Are Dangerous
AACN Community Steps Forward on Early Mobility
Satisfied and Engaged Staff Improve Patient Satisfaction
Involve Nurses When Developing Healthcare Technology
Nurses Concerned About Nursing’s Future
How Does This Year’s Flu Compare to Previous Trends?
Fewer Hospital Opportunities for Nursing Graduates
Excessive Crying as a Preemie, Behavioral Problems Later
Hand Amputees Can Feel Objects With New Prostheses
In Our Journals
Certification Capsules
New Editions of ‘AACN Essentials’ Textbooks
New at NTI 2014: Editorial Consults
Call for Nominations: AACN Board, Nominating Committee
Experience a Wasatch Mountain High This Summer at REACH
Thrive at NTI: 10 Tips for the Best Experience
President’s Note

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