Maureen Sheehan, President ACNN

Dear Colleagues:

Looking forward to seeing all of you in Kansas City! ACNN, in response to our conference evaluations, has added some new networking opportunities to our conference agenda and increased the number of hours of CEUs that we will offer. ACNN will be meeting in the adjoining Westin Hotel which will allow us to have our entire meeting in the same room with a room next door for meeting up with friends old and new. For the first time we, in conjunction with Children’s Mercy Hospital of Kansas City, are sponsoring a social event away from the conference. We’ll be visiting the Nelson-Atkins Museum famous for its Asian art, Henry Moore bronze sculptures, and artistic representations of badminton birdies. Eclectic, just like child neurology nursing!

The Board of Directors is engaged in a few projects which will become permanent parts of ACNN. The newly formed Policies and Procedures Committee, made up of past ACNN presidents, is reviewing, revising, and, in some cases, writing policies that recognize all that we do. The Research Committee is updating the criteria for the Hobdell Research Grant to put an emphasis on supporting pilot projects and nurses just getting started in research. Based on the very successful Child Neurology Nursing regional conference held annually in Columbus, Ohio, our Outreach Committee has just completed a detailed manual describing how to hold a regional meeting including a timetable and application for financial and marketing support from ACNN. 

All of the above are available to ACNN members only. Do you know if your nursing colleagues are ACNN members? If not, please ask and offer your support.

See you in KC.