AAACN leaders are experts in all facets of ambulatory care. Read their interviews with reporters from national, health care, and nursing media outlets.
E. Mary Johnson, RN - In Demand Nursing Specialty: Ambulatory Care Nursing
AAACN Past President E. Mary Johnson, BSN, RN-BC, NE-BC, discusses why ambulatory care nursing is one of the most critical and in-demand nursing specialties today in an interview with Nurse.com.
Anne Jessie Discusses Life-Saving Role of Care Coordination
AAACN President-Elect Anne Jessie, DNP, RN, was interviewed recently for an article, Nursing Care Coordination Between Healthcare Providers Can Save Lives, as part of an 'Empowering Our Heroes' campaign launched by Mediaplanet and USA Today.
Kathy Mertens Explores Nurse Retention; Describes Her Own Career Path
Post-Pandemic Nurse Retention Strategies - Kathy Mertens, AAACN's immediate past president, was recently interviewed for this HealthcareSource.com article on how to retain top talent, nurture leadership, and increase nurse retention, especially during the high-stress pandemic.
Spotlight On Kathy Mertens, DNP, MPH, RN - by OR Today Magazine. Some nurses almost seem to have been born into the profession. Kathy Mertens isn’t among them, but that hasn’t limited the impact of her work or the trajectory of her career.
Recognizing Nurses is Essential: Two AAACN Leaders Interviewed by Nurse.com
It's critical to let nurses know in personal and meaningful ways that they're valued, according to AAACN President Elect-Anne Jessie and National Director Deena Gilland. They offer their suggestions on ways to boost spirits and the positive ripple effects that result in this Nurse.com interview with Carole Jakucs.
Why Leadership Matters for Nurses
Nurse leaders are essential to bringing the nursing industry forward, especially during tumultuous times like the present. With a global pandemic disrupting life as we know it, nurse leaders are needed to advocate for the safety and health of nurses and those they care for. Assanatu (Sana) Savage, PhD, DNP, FNP-BC, RN-BC recently shared her thoughts with Minority Nurses® on the importance of nurse leadership to the profession as a whole, as well as patients, the health care industry, and our communities.
Two AAACN Leaders Address Nurse Burnout
Deena Gilland, DNP, RN, NEA-NC, FAAN, and Quanna Batiste-Brown, DNP, HCSM, FABC, RN, NEA-BC, discusss nurse burnout with Carole Jakucs of Nurse.com.
AAACN CEO Linda Alexander Shares Successful Strategies for Conference Attendance
The 44th Annual AAACN conference in 2019 had the highest attendance in the association's history. AAACN CEO Linda Alexander tells PCMA why.
Kris Grayem Featured in "Careers in Nursing" Book
AAACN 2019 President Kristine Grayem, MSN, CNS, PPCNP-BC, RN-BC, shares the rewards and challenges of ambulatory care nursing in this Salem Press book.
AAACN Gets Monster Media Coverage
AAACN President Kristene Grayem, President-Elect Anne Jessie, and Past President Debra Cox were all recently interviewed by Monster.com for a special series about nursing careers. Kris, Anne, and Deb represented ambulatory care nursing; they promoted your specialty and increased understanding of what you do on this leading career website.
More coverage by Monster.com:
- View menu of all interviews with AAACN leaders with Monster.com
- Should you work in a hospital or an outpatient setting?
- Top 5 skills needed to be a nurse today
- Tips for nurses reentering the workforce
- Technology in nursing is advancing. Are you?
- Work from home options for nurses
- 11 nursing jobs that aren’t in a hospital
- 7 tips for landing the best nursing jobs
Silent No More: Nurses Are Finally in the News
Florence Nightingale would have gasped: Nurses are the single largest group of health care professionals, but are quoted only 2% of the time in America's news media.
In this article, AAACN's Media Director, Janet Perrella D'Alesandro, describes why mainstream media too often passes nurses by and what we can all do to increase the public's understanding of nurses' roles, skills, and knowledge.