The annual Circle of Excellence awards for AACN chapters recognize chapters that make a difference in healthcare and their communities by demonstrating excellence in collaboration, educational programming, leadership development, promoting the value of certification, community education and public service. AACN President Clareen Wiencek presented the 2017 AACN Chapter Circle of Excellence awards during the Chapter Leadership Development Workshop on Sunday.
The following chapters were recognized:
Excellence in Chapter Collaboration: Sacramento (California) Area Chapter; Siouxland Chapter, Sioux Falls, South Dakota; West Houston (Texas) Chapter
Excellence in Chapter Community Education and Public Service: AACN Chapter at UCLA, Los Angeles, California; Sacramento (California) Area Chapter; Southern Maine Chapter, Topsham
Excellence in Chapter Educational Programming: Greater Richmond (Virginia) Area Chapter, Houston (Texas) Gulf Coast Chapter, Siouxland Chapter, Sioux Falls, South Dakota
Excellence in Chapter Leadership Development: Greater New Orleans (Louisiana) Chapter; Greater Washington Area Chapter, Silver Spring, Maryland; Monticello Chapter, Charlottesville, Virginia
Excellence in Promoting the Value of Certification: Denver (Colorado) Chapter; Greater Richmond (Virginia) Area Chapter; San Fernando Valley Chapter, Woodland Hills, California
President’s Award for Chapters: Atlanta (Georgia) Area Chapter; Denver (Colorado) Chapter; Greater Portland (Oregon) Chapter; South Central Connecticut Chapter, Branford