One of my favorite quotes is by Aristotle on excellence. It says, “Excellence is an art won by training and habituation. We do not act rightly because we have virtue or excellence, but we rather have those because we have acted rightly. We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit.”
Our 2022-2024 theme is PNAAZ EXCELS. Our theme will inspire all of us to keep moving upward, to never settle, and to strive toward our goals and aspirations.
The letters EX stand for Exemplary. Exemplary is defined as when something is the best it can be reaches the highest point. These next two years, exemplary is the standard we hope to achieve in everything we do as an organization. The next four letters stands for Collaboration, Engagement, Leadership, and Stewardship. I consider these the four pillars that will keep our 2022-2024 term strong.
The first pillar, Collaboration. I hope to continue in strengthening our partnerships with other community organizations and forge new alliances. The second pillar is Engagement. The greatest challenge is how do we influence new members to emulate the dedication shown by our founding leaders and long term members. The third pillar is Leadership. PNAAZ is poised to mentor young nurses and every member who is willing to reach their potential as future leaders of healthcare. Lastly, the fourth pillar is Stewardship. PNAAZ will continue the foundation of good stewardship in taking care of the human and financial resources entrusted to us.PNAAZ EXCELS gives me so much hope for our future as an organization. Looking forward to working with you to reach our 2022-2024 vision. Exemplary in collaboration, engagement, leadership, and stewardship! PNAAZ EXCELS!