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Rebekah Marsh

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AACN Board
July 2024-June 2025

Rebekah Marsh, BSN, RN, CCRN, serves as president-elect of the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) from July 1, 2024, through June 30, 2025. She served a three-year term as a director on the AACN board from July 1, 2020, through June 30, 2023. She also held a one-year term as secretary from July 1, 2022, to June 30, 2023.

Marsh is a clinical nurse educator for acute care/telemetry at Harborview Medical Center, University of Washington (UW) Medicine, Seattle. She also serves as an advisor to nursing shared governance councils and supports evidence-based practice being led from the bedside. She previously worked as a clinical staff nurse in the Harborview Neuroscience ICU.

The recipient of an AACN Clinical Scene Investigator (CSI) Academy staff nurse grant (October 2014-January 2016), she followed the learn-one, do-one, teach-one model by taking the next step to embed CSI concepts in her organization’s process improvement structure. She has also been a member of CSI Academy Influencers since its inception in 2016; she says that networking with other CSI Academy alumni from around the country provides a forum for meaningful connections and discussing the advancement of nurse-led quality improvement projects. She also co-facilitated the daylong NTI preconference on AACN CSI Academy concepts for several years and advocates that front-line nurses have the insight to transform their environment if given the time and resources.

A member of AACN’s Mountain to Sound Chapter since 2016, her other affiliations include serving on the board of directors of the Seattle Nursing Research Consortium to advance nurse-led research in the Seattle region and hosting an annual conference and workshop. She is a member of the American Nurses Association, Association for Nursing Professional Development, Academy of Medical-Surgical Nurses and Sigma.

In 2024, she was nominated as Harborview Nurse Leader of the Year for leading her organization to implement the AACN Healthy Work Environment Standards. An accomplished speaker on how nurses can lead from the bedside, she is also co-author of “Validation of the Critical-Care Pain Observation Tool-Neuro in Brain Injured Adults in the Intensive Care Unit,” in Journal of Critical Care, April 2021. She was recognized as a 2020 UW Distinguished Staff Award nominee, with letters provided from staff nurses endorsing her as a “nurse’s nurse.”

Marsh earned a Bachelor of Science in Nursing at UW School of Nursing, Seattle. Before studying nursing, she had a background in fine arts and finds melding the science of nursing with her artist’s background to be a source of professional and personal inspiration. In 2022 and 2023, she designed the Nurses’ Week artwork for Harborview Medical Center. Marsh’s ECG courses include references to classic paintings and kinetic dance movements as a way of helping learners begin to understand the art of ECG interpretation.