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       Online Continuing Education is Almost Here!
       John Preston, CRNA, DNSc                                              the focus groups—unanimously agreed that the colors should
       Senior Director of Education                                          include AANA’s teal. Everyone liked the gradation of color from
       and Professional Development                                          teal to blue in the logo. Needless to say, we are excited about the
                                                                             possibilities and look forward to telling you more about our plans
               re you tired of searching for good courses to satisfy your    when we launch the learning platform later this year—in summer

       A       recertification requirements? Are you looking for a mecha-
               nism that provides the courses you want and need at the
       level of quality that you expect?
                                                                             2009.
                                                                                 So, with this issue of the NewsBulletin, we are happy to
                                                                             announce the name of our new online CE learning platform…
           The wait is almost over! Expanded Continuing Education (CE)       AANALearn™. You’ll be seeing our new logo and tagline in future
       learning is coming soon! Online courses that you want, when you       publications and marketing materials:
       want them…offered by the American Association of Nurse
       Anesthetists.
           As a member, one of your benefits is having the AANA track
       your CE credits and maintain your CE Transcript. You may have
       also taken our Journal courses in the online format (i.e., AANA
       Journal Course #28), and completed the associated online Journal
       exams. You may also have participated in other AANA-sponsored
       CE programs and meetings. We are grateful that you value these            In developing the tagline, we tested a number of options with
       educational benefits of your membership and are always looking        focus group participants and other key stakeholders. A tagline is
       for new ways to create additional value for you. So, this year, on    “a variant of a branding slogan, typically used in marketing mate-
       the 31st Anniversary of the AANA CE Program, we are expanding         rials and advertising, to create a memorable phrase that will sum
       our services to include online CE learning opportunities.             up the tone and premise of a brand or product, or to reinforce the
                                                                             audience’s memory of a product.” After careful consideration of
       An Exhaustive Development Process                                     the collective feedback, we chos
								
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