The Magic of NTI Unfolds at This Week’s SuperSessions

NTI attendees love the rich combination of inspiration, entertainment and motivation at SuperSessions. And this year, a new element has been added to the mix — magic!

On Monday, AACN President Clareen Wiencek will inform and inspire us as she kicks off the week’s festivities with a look at what she has learned related to the theme, “It Matters,” during her presidential year. As associate professor of nursing at University of Virginia School of Nursing and coordinator of the ACNP program, Wiencek has almost 40 years of experience as a bedside nurse in critical care, nurse manager, educator and researcher.

Businessman and entrepreneur Vinh Giang will then take the stage for a magical keynote about opening our minds. Giang will lead us on an unforgettable voyage of new possibilities through the use of dynamic storytelling, reflections on the world of business, remarkable insights into human psychology, and the wonderful and wondrous art of magic.

The magic will continue when Jennifer Arnold joins us for Tuesday’s keynote to share how she gained a new appreciation for life after some difficult times, discovering the importance of being quality-of-life driven. Board-certified in pediatric and neonatal medicine, Arnold is medical director of a state-of-the-art simulation center at Texas Children’s Hospital. She is featured on TLC’s docudrama “The Little Couple” and has appeared on numerous television programs, including “Oprah,” “The Today Show,” “Good Morning America” and “Dr. Oz.”

The unveiling of the new theme for the coming year is a magical moment, and AACN President-elect Christine Schulman will share that magic with us during her speech Wednesday morning. Schulman is a critical care and trauma clinical nurse specialist at Legacy Health System in Portland, Oregon.

She will be followed onstage by graffiti artist, best-selling author, entrepreneur and philanthropist Erik Wahl, who will explore innovative thinking and superior performance during his keynote. Wahl certainly knows what he’s talking about: Forbes magazine calls his book “UNTHINK” a blueprint for “actionable creativity.”

So plan to attend each magical moment and all the actionable creativity at this year’s SuperSessions!