As of November 15, 2013, the Patient Education and Staff Education Special Interest Groups (SIGs) became one SIG called the Patient/Staff Education SIG. The leaders and members of the two SIGs concluded that a merger would enhance the existing work being done by both groups and provide a forum for sharing all Educational material.
The SIG provides forums for leadership development and mentoring for ambulatory nurses who are leaders, or for those who aspire to be leaders. Communication with SIG members is done via conference presentations, website, Connected Communities, the SIG provides opportunities to share ideas, policies and procedures, and best practices among ambulatory nursing leaders.
Download the Patient/Staff Education SIG flyer to learn more about the exciting opportunities that this SIG offers!
Promote excellence in nursing practice through patient and staff education.
- Support AAACN strategies.
- Engage and empower members through collegial relationships with members of the SIG and of AAACN.
- Encourage professional development of nurses through continuing education, academic education and professional certification.
- Provide resources to improve competency of nurses in Ambulatory Care related to patient and staff education
To advance the art and science of patient and staff education in the ambulatory care nursing arena.
We are professional registered nurses and recognized leaders in the patient and staff education ambulatory care environments that will enhance the professional growth and career advancement of its members.
Each SIG has been added to the Connected Community platform for all of your networking.
Members network via communities that provide archiving of discussions, a document library, search feature, digest options, and a customization profile for each member, and is mobile friendly.
The Preceptor Guide for Ambulatory Care Nursing was developed by the Patient/Staff Education Special Interest Group (SIG) as a resource for developing a Preceptor program in an ambulatory care setting and a tool to help translate the Ambulatory Care Nursing Orientation and Competency Assessment Guide into practice.
The Guide is available free to AAACN members in the online Store. Note: you must be logged in to your Member account to download the Preceptor Guide for free. If you are not already, you will be prompted to login to your member account.
Non-members may purchase a copy of the Preceptor Guide in the AAACN Store for $24.
The SIG developed a Patient Education ToolKit of patient education resources, including a bibliography of patient education books, a guide to consumer health websites, and links to resources for Diabetes, Emergency Preparedness / Bioterrorism, Gastroenterology, Health Literacy, Patient and Family-Centered Care, Pediatric Health.