I just attended the ANCC Magnet Conference in Phoenix last week and I have to say it was one of the best conferences I've attended this year. Each year it seems to grow larger and larger. This year was no exception with over 6,500 attendees. The excitement was certainly palpable as I saw groups of nurses, sometimes 20-30 nurses from the same facility, banding together and celebrating their accomplishments. The sessions were very practical and addressed the issues all institutions face as they are embarking on the Magnet Journey. Deepak Chopra MD gave the keynote speech and spoke about the power and art of caring which nurses do so well.

For those of you who are looking for a conference to reinvigorate your passion for our profession, then I encourage you to attend the ANCC Magnet Conference in 2011.