Saturday, February 15, 2014

ANA Quality Conference

I was fortunate to be able to attend the ANA Quality Conference in Phoenix as a poster presenter.  I was awed by the entertainment (an American Indian Hoop Dancer and a singing cowboy)

and inspired by the speakers (Dr Lucian Leape and Bernadette Melnyk) and nurses sharing their quality improvement efforts.  I learned that quality care can be fun and I'm excited to bring the energy of the conference back to my workplace.  I also ran into my roommate from nursing school. She lives in LA and we had fallen out of touch. It was awesome to catch up with her and hear where her career has taken her. She is so motivated and will go far in life!

We also got the opportunity to explore the Desert Botanical Gardens after the conference ended.  Chihuly was having an exhibit there at the time. It was so cool! 

We stayed to watch the sunset over the desert and to see the Chihuly pieces lit up at night.

I had never planned to visit Phoenix, but I would like to go back and explore more of the desert.