AACN Certification Corporation Board
July 2016-June 2019 AACN Treasurer
July 2017-June 2018
Teresa Jahn, MSN, APRN, CCRN, CCNS, serves a three-year term as a director on the AACN Certification Corporation board of directors from July 1, 2016, through June 30, 2019. She serves a one-year term as secretary-treasurer from July 1, 2017, through June 30, 2018.
Since 2014, Jahn has been a clinical nurse specialist (CNS) in the Cardiac Care Unit, Cardiothoracic Unit, Telemetry Unit and Cardiac Procedure Recovery Unit at CentraCare Heart and Vascular Center in St. Cloud, Minnesota. She was previously clinical nurse educator for the Cardiology Unit and Heart Hospital at Sanford USD Medical Center, Sioux Falls, South Dakota, from 2011-2014. Her professional focus has always been on critical care with a specific focus in the cardiac area. She says serving as a CNS at CentraCare has been a highlight of her professional career.
An AACN ambassador since 2006, Jahn was a Beacon Award reviewer, a member of the Nominating Committee, chair of the NTI Program Planning Committee, AACN liaison for the ANA/CDC Antimicrobial Stewardship Work Group: Engaging Nurses in Antibiotic Stewardship, and a member of the Central Minnesota Area Chapter, where she was president-elect. Her other affiliations include membership in the Society of Critical Care Medicine, National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists and Minnesota Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists.
Jahn earned a Master of Science in Nursing from University of Nebraska, Omaha, in 1993 and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Mount Marty College, Yankton, South Dakota, in 1984.