Nurses Prepare for Changes in Healthcare at AAACN Annual Conference

With a focus on healthcare reform and how it will affect ambulatory care nursing, the American Academy of Ambulatory Care Nursing (AAACN) 36th Annual Conference drew 600 ambulatory care and telehealth nurses to San Antonio, TX, in April.

The conference featured two general sessions on healthcare reform, as well as a keynote address, and other concurrent sessions.  “We are on the threshold of major changes in healthcare, and AAACN is prepared to step up and provide members with the leadership and resources needed to face these challenges.  The conference was a perfect platform for members to gain the knowledge needed to prepare for the coming healthcare transformation,” said AAACN’s new president, Linda Brixey, RN.

The conference, which is designed to help ambulatory care and telehealth nurses advance their practice and improve patient care skills, featured education sessions presented by nursing and healthcare experts.  Sessions covered such topics as ambulatory quality metrics, comparing conventional wisdom with evidence, and the medical home model.

AAACN’s 37th Annual Conference will be held May 2-5, 2012, at the Hilton in the Walt Disney World® Resort, Lake Buena Vista, FL. For more information, visit