Wanda Johanson, Chief Executive Officer

American Association
of Critical-Care Nurses

As chief executive officer of the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN), Wanda Johanson works to guide the organization's three companies (AACN, AACN Certification Corporation and The InnoVision Group) toward the attainment of their respective missions and visions while optimizing their synergistic relationship.

Previously, Johanson worked at Duke University Health System in Durham, N.C., as associate operating officer of medical/surgical/critical care services.

From 1993 to 1998, Johanson held positions as AACN's director of professional development/ethics and vice president of operations for The InnoVision Group, where she directed the startup of this for-profit subsidiary of AACN.

Johanson's past experience also includes positions as director of critical care services at the University of Washington Medical Center; past president of the AACN Board of Directors; director of critical care and inpatient surgery at Overlake Hospital Medical Center; faculty member at the University of Washington School of Nursing.


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