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The American Association of Critical-Care Nurses will hold its 2020 National Teaching Institute & Critical Care Exposition May 4-7 in Indianapolis


Newswise — The American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) invites nurses and other healthcare professionals who care for critically ill patients and their families to its 2020 National Teaching Institute & Critical Care Exposition (NTI) in Indianapolis, May 4-7, with preconferences May 3.

In addition to emerging trends in patient care, NTI sessions focus on best practices, advances in medical technology and many other issues facing acute and critical care nurses in the healthcare profession. The conference offers hundreds of sessions to improve clinical practice, patient outcomes and hospitals’ bottom line, with a comprehensive program that incorporates leading evidence-based education.

Nurses who attend NTI return to their units inspired to put what they’ve learned at the conference into practice. Six months after NTI, 98% of respondents say they have already applied learning or plan to apply learning from NTI to their practice.

Emily Colyer, BSN, RN, CFRN, CTRN, CEN, NRP, is a transport nurse with Children’s Hospital & Medical Center in Omaha, Nebraska. She received a scholarship from AACN to attend her first NTI a few years ago and says the experience continues to help her care for patients.

“NTI supports excellent clinical care in a very direct, tangible way,” she said. “To be surrounded by so many people who are really eager for education and genuinely desire to be the best clinicians they can be for their patients is really inspiring. You come away from NTI with a renewed inspiration to be a truly excellent nurse.”

Most of NTI’s more than 275 sessions will take place at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis, with additional NTI events at the nearby JW Marriott Indianapolis hotel.

The Advanced Practice Institute, integrated into NTI, has more than 60 sessions with content including preconferences, clinical sessions, leadership role development, pharmacology and mastery sessions, specifically developed for advanced practice nurses.

NTI includes the Critical Care Exposition, the largest and most comprehensive trade show expressly for acute and critical care nurses. Hundreds of exhibits spread over 300,000 square feet will offer cutting-edge healthcare equipment, devices, supplies and career opportunities.

Participants can earn up to 38.25 hours of continuing education (CE) during NTI. CE hours — calculated on a 60-minute contact hour — are determined by the number of sessions a participant attends.

As an added value, attendees will receive online access to recorded sessions from NTI as well as online access to certification review courses and past NTI conferences. More than 180 sessions from NTI will be available online for self-study with CE contact hours through Oct. 31, 2020.

Review the complete conference program for Indianapolis with all educational sessions and special events offered at www.aacn.org/nti.

About the National Teaching Institute & Critical Care Exposition: Established in 1974, AACN’s National Teaching Institute & Critical Care Exposition (NTI) represents the world’s largest educational conference and trade show for nurses who care for acutely and critically ill patients and their families. Bedside nurses, nurse educators, nurse managers, clinical nurse specialists and nurse practitioners attend NTI.

About the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses: Founded in 1969 with 400 members, the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) is the world’s largest specialty nursing organization. In 2019, AACN celebrates 50 years of acute and critical care nursing excellence, serving more than 120,000 members and over 200 chapters in the United States. The organization remains committed to its vision of creating a healthcare system driven by the needs of patients and their families in which acute and critical care nurses make their optimal contribution. During its 50th anniversary year, AACN continues to salute and celebrate all that nurses have accomplished over the last half century, while honoring their past, present and future impact on the evolution of high-acuity and critical care nursing.

American Association of Critical-Care Nurses, 101 Columbia, Aliso Viejo, CA 92656-4109;

949-362-2000; www.aacn.org; facebook.com/aacnface; twitter.com/aacnme

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