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Assessing the American Association of Neuroscience Nurses’ Progress on the Institute of Medicine Report

Madden, Lori Kennedy; Hundley, Lynn; Summers, Debbie; Villanueva, Nancy; Walter, Suzy Mascaro

Journal of Neuroscience Nursing: June 2017 - Volume 49 - Issue 3 - p 146–150
doi: 10.1097/JNN.0000000000000285
Executive Summary

ABSTRACT The American Association of Neuroscience Nurses (AANN) has worked toward meeting the challenges and addressing the key messages from the 2010 Institute of Medicine report on the future of nursing. In 2012, AANN developed an article summarizing how the association has addressed key issues. Since that time, new recommendations have been made to advance nursing, and AANN has updated its strategic plan. The AANN has assessed organizational progress in these initiatives in a 2017 white paper. This process included review of plans since the initial report and proposal of further efforts the organization can make in shaping the future of neuroscience nursing. The purpose of this manuscript is to provide an overview of the AANN white paper.

Questions or comments about this article may be directed to Lori Kennedy Madden, PhD RN ACNP-BC CCRN CNRN, at She is a Clinical Nurse Scientist, UC Davis Health, Sacramento, CA; Associate Clinical Professor, UCSF School of Nursing, San Francisco, CA; and a member of the AANN Board of Directors.

Lynn Hundley, MSN RN CNRN CCNS ANVP, is Director, Clinical Effectiveness - Stroke Care, Norton Healthcare, Louisville, KY.

Deborah Summers, MSN RN ACNS-BC CNRN SCRN, is Advanced Practice Nurse, CV and Stroke Outcomes, St. Luke’s Hospital, Kansas City, MO.

Nancy Villanueva, PhD CRNP BC CNRN, is Neurosurgical Nurse Practitioner, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA.

Suzy Mascaro Walter, PhD APRN FNP-BC CNRN, is Assistant Professor, West Virginia University, School of Nursing, Morgantown, WV.

The authors declare no conflicts of interest.

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