The American Association of Colleges of Nursing Announces Executive Appointments
Oct 20 16
The American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) announced the appointments of Dr. Joan Stanley as Chief Academic Officer and Dr. Suzanne Miyamoto as Chief Policy Officer. These nurse leaders are filling newly created roles on AACN's executive leadership team, which includes Dr. Deborah Trautman as President and Chief Executive Officer, Jennifer Ahearn as Chief Operating Officer, and Robert Rosseter as Chief Communications Officer. In addition, three veteran AACN staff also were recognized for their unique expertise and contribution to advancing the association's mission: Pamela Malloy, Director of the End-of Life Nursing Education Consortium (ELNEC), was named Special Advisor for Global Initiatives; Kathleen McGuinn, AACN's Director of Interprofessional Education and Practice Partnerships, was named Special Advisor for Quality Initiatives, and Dr. Vernell DeWitty, Director of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's New Careers in Nursing Scholarship Program, was named Special Advisor for Diversity and Inclusion. With more than 25 years of service to AACN, Joan Stanley, PhD, CRNP, FAAN, FAANP, has earned national recognition for her work in shaping nursing education programs at the baccalaureate through doctoral levels. She lead the development and revision of AACN's landmark Essentials series, which are used by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education and other accrediting bodies to ensure quality in academic nursing programs. Formerly AACN's Senior Director for Government Affairs and Health Policy, Suzanne Miyamoto, PhD, RN, FAAN, has served as the association resident expert on public policy issues for the last 10 years. She is responsible for launching AACN's highly successful Student Policy Summit, the Faculty Policy Intensive, and the Lois Capps Policy Luminary Award. Dr. Miyamoto recently formed the Health Policy Advisory Council (HPAC), which provides guidance to AACN on current and emerging areas in health, health care, and higher education. Pam Malloy, MN, RN, FPCN, is an oncology clinical nurse specialist with over 35 years of experience in clinical medical/surgical and oncology nursing, staff development, education, program development, and administration. Since 2003, she has served as the national Director and Co-Investigator of the End-of-Life Nursing Education Consortium (ELNEC) Project. With 11 years of service to AACN, Kathleen McGuinn, MSN, RN, CPHQ, is the association's Director of Interprofessional Education and Practice Partnerships. She has been engaged in a variety of high-profile initiatives at AACN, including the creation and updating of three foundational standards documents: The Essentials of Doctoral Education for Advanced Nursing Practice, The Essentials of Baccalaureate Education for Professional Nursing Practice, and The Essentials of Master's Education in Nursing. Vernell DeWitty, PhD, RN, currently serves as Program Director for the Robert Wood Johnson New Careers in Nursing Scholarship Program (NCIN). Over the last nine years Dr. DeWitty has led the development of strategies that contributed significantly to student success for the NCIN program and has published on academic success and progression for underrepresented students.
American Association Of Colleges Of Nursing Appoints Juliann G. Sebastian as Chair of Board of Directors
Mar 21 16
The American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) announced that Juliann G. Sebastian, PhD, RN, FAAN, dean and professor of the University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Nursing, was appointed Chair of the AACN Board of Directors. Dr. Sebastian began her two-year term as the association’s elected official at the close of AACN’s 2016 Spring Business Meeting held earlier on March 21, 2016 in Washington, D.C. Dr. Sebastian has served in her current role at the University of Nebraska Medical Center since 2011. Dr. Sebastian’s long-time service on the AACN Board includes the role of chairing the Task Force on the Master’s Essential Tool Kit, serving as the Board’s liaison to the Task Force on the Essentials of Master’s Education in Nursing, and serving as a member of the Task Force on the Essentials of Nursing Education for the Doctor of Nursing Practice.
The American Association of Colleges of Nursing Announces Directors Appointments
Feb 6 16
The American Association of Colleges of Nursing announced the election of new members of the board of directors and nominating committee includes: Lepaine Sharp-McHenry from Oklahoma Baptist University as board member Prior to her current appointment as dean in 2013, she worked as a nurse educator for 15 years at the University of Arkansas; Vicki Keough from Loyola University Chicago and Julie Sanford from James Madison University as member of nominating committee she currently serves as vice chair of the Illinois Association of Colleges of Nursing and has served as past co-chair of the Illinois Health Action Coalition-Seamless Progression Task Force; Julie Sanford, DNS, RN, director of the School of Nursing at James Madison University (JMU) as member of nominating committee.