A Community of Exceptional Nurses
AACN's Board of Directors has approved a specific vision, mission, and strategic
agenda for research.
Critically ill patients and their families will have nurses who actively question
their practice and base their practice on research.
Patients and their families rely on nurses at the most vulnerable times of their
lives. Acute and critical care nurses rely on AACN for expert knowledge and the
influence to fulfill their promise to patients and their families. AACN drives
excellence because nothing less is acceptable.
A culture of inquiry fosters critical care nursing research driven by patient needs.
A culture of inquiry will exist when:
A culture of broad-sharing supports the communication of research findings to
key stakeholders (e.g., healthcare providers, consumers, industry, payers, etc.)
in order to inform and influence practice.
A culture of broad-sharing will exist when:
A culture of evidence-based practice supports and promotes the use of research to improve
patient care and health outcomes.
A culture of evidence-based practice will exist when:
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