NAHN 41st Annual NAHN Conference July 12-15, 2016

What does this year’s theme mean? What will you take away from your experience this year NAHN’s 41st Annual Conference!

The E’s of Excellence: Encouragement, Empowerment and Elevation

What does this year’s theme mean? What will you take away from your experience this year?

One of our very own members, part of the Massachusetts Boston Chapter, was the inspiration for this year’s theme. In her own words:
“I would like to share a mnemonic that came to me during this experience for creating a voice of the future for us; the E’s of Excellence- Encouragement Empowerment and Elevation. All three of these words define the capacity of work that needs our attention.

Encouragement is the act of inspiring, providing support and motivation. Students pursuing a career in nursing and new novice Hispanic nurses need the encouragement and motivation to continue their professional growth. NAHN is and can be that greater source of leadership and guidance for the many. These drivers influence and persuade individuals to move forward.

Empowerment provides the source of power, energy or fuel that can enhance an individual’s capability and ability. Building confidence and courage among our nurses is a “must do” if we are move forward with a presence locally, statewide and nationally.

Elevation is the essence of a greater sense of height, movement and advancement. Leaders exist so that followers are guided to where they need to go. As leaders, we must pave the pathways and also, concurrently bring with us and mold the individuals with raw talent for leadership. The purpose; to continue the efforts at the bedside of our patients, the efforts for us as a population and to meet our needs legislatively through health policy.”

– Judi Cullinane, RN, MSA, CCRN-K, CAGS