Welcome to the 2019 National Teaching Institute & Critical Care Exposition During AACN’s 50th Anniversary Year

It’s great to be back here in Orlando, the “City Beautiful.” This is not only one of America’s most family-friendly cities, it’s also a city filled with wonderful people, beautiful parks, fantastic restaurants and terrific shopping. I hope you’ll take the opportunity this week to unplug, recharge and absorb all that Orlando has to offer.


With its education, excellence and inspiration aligned with your needs, I have always thought that NTI is the epitome of Our Voice, Our Strength. Think about it. It’s thousands of nurses coming together for a week to use their voice to strengthen our profession through educational opportunities, networking possibilities, inspirational moments and plain old-fashioned fun. I hope you and your co-workers and colleagues will take this time not only to strengthen your relationship with one another but also to forge some dynamic new connections.

Let’s use Our Voice, Our Strength to make this NTI a week of surprise and celebration. I hope NTI 2019 provides the relevant and innovative educational opportunities you need while giving you the chance to renew and restore yourself. Have fun!

Lisa Riggs

AACN President