It has been a while since I've written to you. The AALNC BOD has been hard at work and a lot has been happening!
As noted in my last post, AALNC partnered with DRI for a very successful joint webinar! This was our first of what we hope will be many collaborative events with them. Dr. Diane Krasner did a wonderful job representing AALNC as our speaker during this webinar. I've received a lot of positive feedback from this event.
The AALNC Board of Directors made the strategic decision to fill 2 new staff positions in 2011 with LNCs - the Director of Education & Programs and the JLNC Editor-in-Chief. After going through a rigorous interview process, I am pleased to announce that we chose Deb Nellis from Pittsburgh for the Director of Education & Programs and Bonnie Rogers for the JLNC Editor-in-Chief. The JLNC position combines the work previously done by the volunteer Editor and Managing Editor from HQ. I am very pleased with our decision and know both candidates will do well. Additionally, by combining duties and hiring our own staff we have put AALNC put in a stronger financial position.
The AALNC BOD will be presenting a FREE webinar on February 17th titled "So You Want To Be An LNC." The target audience is clinical nurses and others interested in getting into the field. We think this will be a great opportunity to educate nurses about who we are and what we do. Please help spread the word to anyone you think may be interested. Perhaps there are nurses who contact your chapter asking for advice on how to get started? Send them to the AALNC website for more info about this webinar. Attendees will need to register in advance to receive the materials and call in info, etc.
The 2011 AALNC National Education Conference program has been released. The conference will be held at the Pier 5 hotel in Baltimore on the Inner Harbor April 1 - 2, 2011. Our Conference Committee did a fabulous job of recruiting speakers under the leadership of Mary Kay DeGeorge, 2011 Conference Chair. Registration is now live for this event, and you should have received email blasts from HQ with additional details. You won't want to miss this event! We also have special networking events, including a cruise on the Inner Harbor Friday night and a special dinner speaker Saturday evening.
These are just a few examples of what is happening. Stay tuned for more info!
Karen J. Huff, BSN RN LNCC