AACN NTI Conference: Incredible!

  1. Have you ever been to the NTI? Did you enjoy it? I loved this past week at the NTI.

    I just had to share my enthusiasm for our profession, (and I think my husband is tired of the topic now that I've been home for a few hours). I just got back from the AACN (American Association of Critical Care Nurses) NTI (National Teaching Institute) annual critical care convention and can't contain my renewed energy and excitement for our profession.

    This year's conference had 6000 nurses attending and it was an awesome experience. The conference was in San Antonio Texas. The conference was great and the city was incredible. Anyone with any doubts about customer service programs should go to San Antonio. Every person I encountered was welcoming and warm and makes me want to return there.

    The conference as a whole was really good. Many vendors with info and freebies, many professional nurses with ideas to share, and a lot of fun. The conference is an almost week long annual event. It will be in Orlando FL next May. I hope to see many of you there. This was my 5th NTI.

    I think the best thing about the conference is the fun and friendship. It is such a joy to be able to talk to so many others who love nursing and go to this conference to get information and furtherpromote nursing. I am re-energized from my experience.
    Last edit by Gardengal on May 24, '03
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  3. by   RNforLongTime
    Three nurses from my unit went to NTI. I went to the Critical Care Update in Las Vegas last month. I was disappointed. Not many vendors. Seminars a little too basic. I enjoyed Vegas, though.
  4. by   pickledpepperRN
    I have attended many times. Truly learn a lot and get energized!
    At NTI there are MANY choices at various levels. To quote Pat Benner, "Novice to Expert"