Press Releases

New President for AAACN

June 25, 2018 - Pitman, NJ – Kathy Mertens, DNP, MN, MPH, RN, of Seattle, WA, was inducted as president of the American Academy of Ambulatory Care Nursing (AAACN) during the association’s 43rd Annual Conference in Lake Buena Vista, FL, May 9-12.

American Academy of Ambulatory Care Nursing Conference Marks Highest Attendance in Association’s History

PRESS RELEASE: Pitman, NJ – More than 1,200 nurses attended the American Academy of Ambulatory Care Nursing (AAACN) 42nd Annual Conference held recently in New Orleans, a number that broke all previous records for this thriving specialty nursing association.

Recent Meeting Emphasizes Ambulatory Care Nursing Specialty as More Valued, More Visible Than Ever

PITMAN, NJ - American Academy of Ambulatory Care Nursing Annual Conference drew record attendance with focus on evolving roles for nurses in outpatient settings. As health care shifts from the hospital to the outpatient setting, the American Academy of Ambulatory Care Nursing (AAACN) continues to expand its involvement in establishing the scope and standards of practice...

AAACN Releases “State of the Industry Report” Outlining Ambulatory Care Nurse-Sensitive Indicators

PITMAN, NJ – Over the past twenty years, with an eye on reducing costs and improving care, patients are spending less time in the hospital and more time in ambulatory care. Yet the way we currently measure a nurse’s impact is the same for inpatient and outpatient settings...

AAACN and AONE Issue Joint Statement on Care Coordination

Pitman, NJ - It’s not easy for patients to navigate through today’s health care system. Too often, the experience is fraught with confusion and frustration. Enter care coordination and transition management (CCTM), a key nursing role that many experts now believe is the answer to a puzzling, fragmented -- and often costly -- journey to health...