Education, Excellence and Inspiration Made for You

The National Teaching Institute & Critical Care Exposition (NTI), May 21-24, offers education, excellence and inspiration made for you.

Share in the week of celebration, learning and professional development with your friends and colleagues; then take home your new knowledge and enthusiasm, and share it with others.

Preview some of this year’s diverse learning opportunities, inspirational gatherings and networking options:

Attend a preconference Sunday, May 20, or sightsee. Dive into a topic relevant to your practice when you register for a hands-on, interactive preconference. “Navigating NTI 101,” Sunday at 4:15 p.m., or Monday at 8 a.m., is a must-attend for first-timers and also for experienced NTI attendees who want a refresher. Or arrive early to sightsee.

Go to Monday’s kickoff SuperSession. AACN President Christine Schulman tells us what she’s learned watching us live our theme, “Guided by Why.” Her insights set the tone for the first day’s concurrent sessions.

Bring your boldest self to Tuesday’s SuperSession, featuring Harvard social psychology professor Amy Cuddy. She reveals that we don’t need to embark on a grand spiritual quest or complete an inner transformation to harness the power of presence. Instead, we need to tweak our body language, behavior and mindset. She’ll teach us how to use simple techniques to liberate ourselves from fear in high-pressure moments, perform at our best, connect with others and empower them to do the same.

Don’t miss Tuesday’s opening of the Critical Care Exposition, and take in at least one cutting-edge ExpoEd session in the exhibit hall. Advanced practice or certified nurses can party at the Certification Celebration event or API Reception.

Be there when the new theme is revealed. At Wednesday’s SuperSession, AACN President-elect Lisa Riggs will inspire us while she shares AACN’s new theme for the year ahead. Keynote speakers Dan Thurmon and Celeste Headlee will follow. In his empowering keynote, Thurmon provides a new model for viewing work objectives. Then, Headlee — who has worked as a radio host for decades — teaches us the ingredients of a great conversation. In her insightful talk she shares 10 useful rules for having better conversations.

Enjoy Nurses’ Night Off at Seaport World Trade Center. Unwind at Boston’s historic Seaport World Trade Center and dance to the city’s premier band, Night Shift. The evening includes small bites, a cash bar and plenty of networking.

Do more in and around Boston. Staying in town Thursday? Attend concurrent sessions through lunchtime. Then explore — Boston has so much to see and do!