Critical Care Nurse Mission Statement

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Throughout third and fourth semester I have really enjoyed my clinical rotations through ICU floors, and I wish to get a job opportunity to start my career on that floor. The professional organization for critical care nurses is American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN).
1. Their mission statement is “Patients and their families rely on nurses at the most vulnerable times of their lives. Acute and critical care nurses rely on AACN for expert knowledge and the influence to fulfill their promise to patients and their families. AACN drives excellence because nothing less is acceptable.”
2. Membership fees are $78/year for full membership, student $52/year, retired nurses $52/year, and any international nurse that hold RN licensure
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Organization participates in conferences that take place annually in different cities throughout the nation. Their next conference National Teaching Institute & Critical Care exposition takes place in May 2016 in New Orleans, LA. They offer new evidence based practice that nurses can take back to their bedside nursing. They also offer webinars for nurses to stay current and up to date with the latest evidence based clinical practices.
5. The first step is to fill out a volunteer profile and uploading a CV/Resume to be considered. Once in the database, they will send out a volunteer invitation to those who qualify and show an interest in that particular group. There are eight different volunteer groups – Advisory teams, certification corporation groups, program planning committees, publishing groups, review panels, task forces, think tanks, and work groups. I would be most interested in think tanks as they identify and evaluate global trends and issue and then make new suggestions on how to combat those issues.
6. To become certified you must take the standardized CCRN test or whichever certification a nurse wants to become certified for. Requirements include a current RN license, have certain number of hours as a bed side nurse – depending on how many years one has done bedside
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