Media Coverage

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, BSN, RN-BC, NE-BC

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

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Anne Jessie, DNP, RN

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.

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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 article on how to retain top talent, nurture leadership, and increase nurse retention, especially during the high-stress pandemic.

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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.

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Anne Jessie and Deena Gilland

Recognizing Nurses is Essential: Two AAACN Leaders Interviewed by

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 interview with Carole Jakucs.

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Assanatu (Sana) Savage, PhD, DNP, FNP-BC, RN-BC

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.

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See also - AAACN Inspiring Nurses


Quanna Batiste-Brown and Deena Gilland

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

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Linda Alexander

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.

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Kris Grayem

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.

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AAACN Gets Monster Media Coverage

AAACN President Kristene Grayem, President-Elect Anne Jessie, and Past President Debra Cox were all recently interviewed by 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.

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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.

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