November 4, 2013
Having returned from attending another successful Dynamics in Halifax, I find my passion for critical care nursing rejuvenated. I was fortunate to speak and network with many of you at the conference. Some may recall I spoke of the benefits of belonging to a professional organization. I believe that belonging and contributing to a community of practice with other nurses is one of those benefits. I have been frequently asked how I have continued my practice in critical care for so many years and how I have managed not to burn out. I have noted that with every national conference or chapter workshop I have attended, my excitement and enthusiasm for our work has grown. They have fuelled my passion and allowed me to stay in critical care for my entire career as a nurse. I still find it exciting to work in critical care and truly can say that I love being a critical care nurse. By attending CACCN events I am able to network with a community of critical care nurses who are passionate about our specialty and the patients under our care.