The Hawaiian Islands Chapter (HIC) empowers its members to do their best for their patients, their families and our profession. Our strength flows from the commitment and diversity of our members. Our standards for acute and critical care nursing, set by the Hawaii State Board of Nursing and the American Association of Critical-care Nurses (AACN), are rooted and honed by evidence-based research and practice. The transformation of research and translation of the knowledge from experts into bedside clinical practice help our members navigate the dynamic and increasingly complex nursing profession.
The peer-reviewed publications, both in print and digital formats, from AACN are the American Journal of Citical Care (AJCC) and Critical Care Nurse (CCN) serve as valuable evidence-base to all our members.
Communication and collaboration are the cornerstones to innovation. An excellent way to immerse our members in current practice and technology in acute and critical care, learn new strategies and paradigms to advocate for our patients is to participate in the annual National Teaching Institute and Critical Care Exposition (NTI). NTI is the world's largest educational conference for high acuity and critical care nurses that offers hundreds of learning and networking opportunities.
The members of Region 18 of the AACN.