Friday, February 26, 2010

Online Program Planner

Have you tried the Online Program Planner for AONE’s 43rd Annual Meeting and Exposition? It is SWEET! The Program Planner is designed to give you up-to-date information about all the program details. You can browse by date or type of session. You can also conduct a more advanced search using the author’s name or institution.

You MUST check out the tools available under My Itinerary! They allow you to print your selected sessions, add your own comments, export your itinerary to excel, and download a link to your iPhone or Blackberry. I just tried this with my iPhone (yes, I am a Mac). It works great! I will now be ready to attend all sessions and will know exactly where to go without getting lost - well, I'll still get lost.

Be well.
Mark Ambler, RN

Friday, February 19, 2010

Looking Forward to the AONE Annual Meeting

Yesterday one of my fellow Nurse Manager Fellows called to talk. She initially called to talk about my (gratuitous plug) article in Nurse Leader [see the reference at the end of this post].

I see the AONE Annual Meeting as a great time to meet new nursing leaders and reconnect with your friends. You will find that after just one time at the annual meeting you will have dozens of contacts that you can reach out to when you have a problem - or just to talk.

I am not only looking forward to reconnecting with my fellow Fellows (2008) and the leaders of that group (MT Meadows and Pam Thompson); but I am also looking forward to meeting a whole new gaggle of leaders and aspiring leaders; like you. And since I have a new role in Nursing Informatics, I really want to talk with my techy peers!

To get you started with networking ideas I have listed just a few below...

Friday, April 9, 2010
Networking Fast Lane: New Member and First Time Attendees Networking Hour
5:15 – 6:15 p.m.
All new AONE members and first time Annual Meeting attendees are invited to come and network with veteran members and the AONE Leadership. remove

Saturday, April 10, 2010
AONE President’s Welcome Reception
8:00 – 10:00 p.m.

Sunday, April 11, 2010
Institute Fundraiser - Sunrise Breakfast
6:30 – 7:45 a.m.

FREE PENS!!!!!!!!!
Exhibit Hall Hours
Saturday, April 10, 2010
10:15 am
Grand Opening
10:15 am – 1:15 pm
Complimentary lunch will be served

Sunday, April 11, 2010
10:45 am – 2:00 pm
Complimentary lunch will be served
3:30 pm – 4:45 pm
Healthy break will be served. remove
Passport to Prizes [win a Coach bag or free plane tickets or other swag]

The meeting is fast approaching. I hope you have registered - I received my registration confirmation this week; so I'm set to go. Remember the early registration discount ends March 9th. Blog at you later!

Be well.
Mark Ambler

Ambler, Mark. "Preparing the Next Generation of Nursing Leaders: The AONE Nurse Manager Fellowship." Nurse Leader 8.1 (2010), 26-28.