Clinical Scene Investigator Academy

AACN Beacon Award for Excellence

Nurses Leading Innovation

The AACN Clinical Scene Investigator (CSI) Academy is a 16-month nursing leadership and innovation training program to empower hospital-based staff nurses as clinician leaders and change agents whose initiatives measurably improve patient outcomes and hospital bottom lines. AACN CSI Academy teams report noteworthy clinical and financial results while addressing some of patient care's most costly challenges, such as delirium, VAP, CAUTI, CLABSI, pressure ulcers, falls and unplanned readmissions.

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Find clinical solutions and get inspired! Open sharing of CSI teams’ real-world learnings, resources and results empowers all acute and critical care nurses to lead change that benefits patients and hospitals.

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Keep current on the latest CSI Academy happenings and see how the program is covered in the media. From industry websites and journals to mainstream media, CSI Academy is making waves.

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AACN CSI Academy is a hospital-based innovation and leadership training program that empowers bedside nurses as clinician leaders and change agents whose initiatives improve patient and fiscal outcomes.

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This CSI Academy participant portal provides current and alumni CSIs with access to important program information, including schedules, curricula, course materials and more.

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