Linda M. Bay, Director

AACN Board
July 2012 – June 2015

AACN Certification Corporation Board
July 2014 – June 2015


Linda Bay, RN, MSN, ACNS-BC, CCRN, PCCN, serves a three-year term on the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) board of directors from July 1, 2012, through June 30, 2015. She also serves a concurrent, one-year term as director on the AACN Certification Corporation board, a position that ends June 30, 2015. She served as AACN board treasurer from July 2013 through June 2014.

Bay has been a clinical nurse specialist at Clement J. Zablocki VA Medical Center in Milwaukee since 2008. She works primarily in progressive care areas and is promoting system-wide change through a governance model.

Bay previously served the hospital as a staff nurse in the ICU for almost 20 years as well as a nurse educator for high acuity and acute care units.

Bay has a long-standing relationship with AACN, having been actively involved in the Greater Milwaukee Area Chapter, serving as president in 2008–2009. She participated on the Chapter Advisory Team from 2010–2012 and has been an AACN ambassador since 2010.

She mentors chapter leaders in Michigan and Wisconsin and promotes the work and mission of AACN at her workplace, in her community and through social media.

She also chaired the Milwaukee Healthy Work Environment Summit Planning Committee in 2009 and helped plan two consecutive AACN Regions 8 and 10 Collaborative meetings. She is sought out as a keynote speaker for this event.

Bay is a member of the Oncology Nurses Society, National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists and the American Nurses Association. She is active in local initiatives related to her nursing specialties and integrates her knowledge of AACN initiatives to support professional partnerships with other organizations.

Bay received the Marquette Electronics Award for Excellence in Critical Care Education and the Secretary’s Award for Excellence in Nursing from the Veterans Administration Milwaukee.

She is an adjunct faculty member at Alverno College School of Nursing in Milwaukee. Bay earned a master’s degree in nursing from Alverno College, where she also received a Bachelor of Science in nursing with honors.

Her tutorial, “Sepsis, What’s Bugging Your Patient?” has been used by hospital learning-management systems across the country since 2008. Working with GE Healthcare in 2011, she collaborated on four ECG interpretation tutorials for a Training in Partnership series.


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