AACN

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American Association of Colleges of Nursing

 (AACN)
an organization founded in 1969 to improve the practice of professional nursing and its delivery in the public interest through advancing the quality of academic nursing education and strategic leadership in nursing. It has institutional membership rather than individual membership.

AACN

American Association of Critical-Care Nurses; American Association of Colleges of Nursing.
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In an effort to meet the specialized certification needs of these graduates, the nationally recognized pediatric certification resources of the NCBPNP/N will be teamed with the high quality certification resources of the American Association of Critical Care Nurses (AACN) Certification Corporation in the design of a national certification exam for ACPNP.
The American Association of Critical Care Nurses has supported the ACCP pledge and called on all nurses to work with their physician colleagues to implement patient-focused care.
Janice Benton and Youlanda Staggs have earned Critical Care RN certification from the American Association of Critical Care Nurses Certification Corp.
Anderson is also the current Chair of the Society of Critical Care Medicine s (SCCM) ICU Design Committee which, along with the American Association of Critical Care Nurses and the American Institute of Architects/Academy of Architecture for Health, co-sponsors an annual competition for critical care unit design.
The American Association of Critical Care Nurses (AACN) is the largest specialty nursing organization in the world, representing the interests of more than 500,000 nurses caring for acute and critically ill patients and their families since 1969.
Montalvo is a member of the American Association of Critical Care Nurses, the American Society of Association Executives/The Center for Association Leadership and Phi Kappa Phi, Sigma Theta Tau Honor Societies.
Some of these organizations include the National League for Nursing (NLN), American Association of Critical Care Nurses (AACN) and the National Alliance of Organizations (NAO), a not for profit 60-member alliance of nursing organizations.
Among them are the American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (A.S.P.E.N.), American Association of Critical Care Nurses (AACN), the Association of Women's Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN).
The American Association of Critical Care Nurses' (AACN) Standards of Care for Acute and Critical Care Nursing include providing continuity of care for patients as one of the roles in nursing (AACN, 2000).
The April 1999 issue of Critical Care Nurse, an official journal of the American Association of Critical Care Nurses (AACN), is devoted entirely to issues surrounding organ donation.
There are other excellent resources available through organizations such as the American Association of Critical Care Nurses (AACN), the WFCCN, and the Australian College of Critical Care Nurses (ACCCN).
These problems require "complex assessment, high intensity therapies and interventions, and continuous nursing vigilance" (American Association of Critical Care Nurses, 2003, p.1).

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