HealthStream Salutes Nursing Excellence at 2012 Magnet Conference
By Kenneth W. Dion, PhD, MSN/MBA, RN, Vice President and Chief of Nursing Informatics, HealthStream
Greetings from the City of Angels and the Annual American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) Magnet Conference! This year’s conference was attending by over 7,000 nurses and healthcare professionals. The wide variety of topics presented assured that there was something of interest for everyone from staff nurse to CNO.
The Magnet Conference is a Time to Share Strategies and Success Stories
The Magnet Conference is always an energizing event. The atmosphere is so positive and the willingness of attendees to share strategies and success stories is refreshing. It is a great opportunity to catch up with old friends and make new ones. I thoroughly enjoyed having the opportunity to personally welcome long time Decision Critical customers to the HealthStream family.
The HealthStream sponsored Partner Passport program was a huge hit. Thanks to all the attendees who participated. Very special thanks to our partners who played along; America Association of Critical Care Nurses, AORN, AWHONN, AMSN, Sigma Theta Tau International, APIC, Lippincott’s Nursing Solutions and Creative Healthcare Management.
HealthStream Launches Professional Portfolio at Magnet 2012
All of the HealthStream products well received. Clients went out of their way to stop by the booth to tell us how much they enjoy working with HealthStream and how much easier we make their lives. Interest in the HealthStream Professional Portfolio was over the top. Our clients are ecstatic to discover this addition to our offering.
Top Five Tips for Next Year's Magnet Attendees!
If you were unable to attend the Magnet Conference, you were missed. Hopefully we will see you next year in Orlando. For those of you who will be attending for your first time next year, here are the top 5 tips so as not to stand out as a “first timer”:
- Wear comfortable shoes
- Never wait to catch the last bus at the n night party
- Don’t wear too many ribbons on your name badge
- Do fill your bag up with “freebies” on the first day.
- Grab a lunch table early, they fill up fast.
Thanks to the American Nurses Credentialing Center for another fantastic Magnet Conference!
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