Who's going to AACN NTI 2010 in Washington DC May 15-20th?

  1. 0 allnurses.com will be exhibiting for the 3rd year in a row at AACN's NTI and we love meeting our members at nursing conventions as well as future members

    It's a great Critical Care Nursing Convention.

    So who is planning on going to the critical care AACN NTI convention in Washington DC May 15-20th

    Who's coming?
    Last edit by brian on Jan 27, '10
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    Brian has '18+' year(s) of experience and specializes in 'CCU, Geriatrics, Critical Care, Tele'. From 'Minnesota'; Joined Mar '98; Posts: 15,341; Likes: 16,436.

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  3. Visit  Flockone profile page
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    I'll be there!
  4. Visit  CoffeeGeekRN profile page
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    I hope I can get the time off to go!
  5. Visit  WalkieTalkie profile page
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    I just asked my aunt if I can stay with them (they live in a Metro accessible area). I'd love to go this year!

    Does anyone know the cost of attending? It doesn't seem to be listed on AACN's site yet.
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    Quote from c0ntagion
    I just asked my aunt if I can stay with them (they live in a Metro accessible area). I'd love to go this year!

    Does anyone know the cost of attending? It doesn't seem to be listed on AACN's site yet.
    It won't be listed until around January. But the last two years the prices have been the same:

    Early bird main conference registration - $420 member/$540 non-member
    Regular registration - $496 member/$616 non-member

    You can also pay by the day if you do not wish to attend the entire conference ($210 per day member/$260 per day non-member).

    Then if you really want to rack up the bill like I did, there are two pre-conference days as well.
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  7. Visit  NotReady4PrimeTime profile page
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    Me-me-me-me-me!!! I'll make sure to touch up my purple streaks just before I go so that y'all can pick me out of the crowd. Just look for someone who looks like your grandmother!
  8. Visit  *!*nurse*!* profile page
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    yay! I plan to be there! I've gone the past 3 years and have always came back with a wealth of knowledge as well as inspiration. I went to the allnurses.com booth last year and plan to stop by again! I find this website to be a great resource for my nursing students!!!
  9. Visit  MERRYWIDOW46 profile page
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    I am planning on driving down a few days. Love to meet some of the "allnurses" gang!
  10. Visit  moonischasingme1 profile page
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    I'll be there!! Just found out that i won a scholarship from my hospital--all inclusive. soo excited. Totally confused about how the event is run, but I have time
  11. Visit  NotReady4PrimeTime profile page
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    What would you like to know about how it works? I've been to three now and think I have it figured out. Congratulations, BTW!
  12. Visit  moonischasingme1 profile page
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    Quote from janfrn
    What would you like to know about how it works? I've been to three now and think I have it figured out. Congratulations, BTW!
    I guess I am just confused about all of the classes! there are so many, but they aren't timed for anything--do i have to sign up for these in advance or can i just sort of attend and then figure out what i want to see as I go? I am sooo excited
  13. Visit  NotReady4PrimeTime profile page
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    You only have to sign up ahead of time for the ticketed sessions - the ones that, by nature of the learning methods, have to be limited to a small number - and the preconference sessions. There definitely is a huge selection of topics and it's pretty overwhelming to look at that list. When you register at the conference centre you'll get a bag full of goodies, including a guide to the venue, an expanded list of topics with more info about the speaker(s) and the intended lecture, a conference planner, a name badge, a pencil and some other neat things. I bring a notebook from home so that I have lots of room to make notes.

    I try to have an idea of what I want to focus on (peds, healthy work environments, ethics). I like to look at the list without making any effort to decide what I'm going to do first. Then I look at the sessions that cover topics related to my interests. Then I look at which ones are only offered in one session and plot them in. Then I go through the rest and make up a master list. Each morning I write down the sessions I plan to attend and the room numbers on a piece of paper from the notepad in my hotel room and slip it into the pocket at the back of my name badge. That way I can find the rooms as quickly as possible so that I don't miss the start of the lecture. I carry things with me like fruit, granola bars, bottled water and other little snacks because I don't want to miss anything and usually the food vendors are incredibly busy with long lines.

    Make sure you make time to go through the expo... AN will be there with a bunch of souvenirs and you'll get a chance to meet some of the staff. There are hundreds of vendors and resources at the expo and they have some very neat swag. You'll NEVER have to buy another pen as long as you live.

    Rent a mailbox on the first day so that you have somewhere to put the things you'll be collecting as time goes by. They have a mail-home service set up so that you can have it all shipped home at the end of the conference rather than carry it and maybe have to pay for overweight luggage. Even if you choose not to ship your stuff home, having a place to put it is worth the nominal fee they charge for the use of the box.

    Wear comfortable shoes!!!!! There's a lot of walking involved. 2008 in Chicago there were over 9,000 people there. Dress in layers because you'll be too warm at times and freezing at others. Plan on going without a lot of sleep because you'll be making new friends and socializing. Plan to have a lot of fun.
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  14. Visit  moonischasingme1 profile page
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    Quote from janfrn
    You only have to sign up ahead of time for the ticketed sessions - the ones that, by nature of the learning methods, have to be limited to a small number - and the preconference sessions. There definitely is a huge selection of topics and it's pretty overwhelming to look at that list. When you register at the conference centre you'll get a bag full of goodies, including a guide to the venue, an expanded list of topics with more info about the speaker(s) and the intended lecture, a conference planner, a name badge, a pencil and some other neat things. I bring a notebook from home so that I have lots of room to make notes.

    I try to have an idea of what I want to focus on (peds, healthy work environments, ethics). I like to look at the list without making any effort to decide what I'm going to do first. Then I look at the sessions that cover topics related to my interests. Then I look at which ones are only offered in one session and plot them in. Then I go through the rest and make up a master list. Each morning I write down the sessions I plan to attend and the room numbers on a piece of paper from the notepad in my hotel room and slip it into the pocket at the back of my name badge. That way I can find the rooms as quickly as possible so that I don't miss the start of the lecture. I carry things with me like fruit, granola bars, bottled water and other little snacks because I don't want to miss anything and usually the food vendors are incredibly busy with long lines.

    Make sure you make time to go through the expo... AN will be there with a bunch of souvenirs and you'll get a chance to meet some of the staff. There are hundreds of vendors and resources at the expo and they have some very neat swag. You'll NEVER have to buy another pen as long as you live.

    Rent a mailbox on the first day so that you have somewhere to put the things you'll be collecting as time goes by. They have a mail-home service set up so that you can have it all shipped home at the end of the conference rather than carry it and maybe have to pay for overweight luggage. Even if you choose not to ship your stuff home, having a place to put it is worth the nominal fee they charge for the use of the box.

    Wear comfortable shoes!!!!! There's a lot of walking involved. 2008 in Chicago there were over 9,000 people there. Dress in layers because you'll be too warm at times and freezing at others. Plan on going without a lot of sleep because you'll be making new friends and socializing. Plan to have a lot of fun.
    Sorry it took me awhile to respond. Thank you so much for taking the time to write all of this out. It is so helpful. How do people normally dress at these things? Casual, business casual?


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