Nurse to Nurse: AACN Town Hall

Part of AACN Critical Care Webinar Series

Presenter(s): Amanda Bettencourt, PhD, APRN, CCRN, ACCNS-P; Alvin Jeffery, PhD, RN, CCRN-K, FNP-BC

Date Aug 04, 2022

Time 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM PT


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Webinar Summary

Nurses continue to experience challenges brought on by the pandemic, including staffing shortages, unhealthy work environments and a disparity in compensation practices. As AACN advocates for solutions to improve working conditions for our community, we want to hear directly how you are feeling, answer your questions and discuss what you are experiencing.

Come together for our quarterly check-in to discuss all things nursing. AACN’s new president, Amanda Bettencourt, and board director Alvin Jeffery will share insights on what they’re seeing in the world of progressive care and critical care nursing right now. Participants can join the conversation, ask questions and hear how AACN is advocating for nurses and healthy work environments.


Amanda Bettencourt, PhD, APRN, CCRN, ACCNS-P

Amanda Bettencourt, PhD, APRN, CCRN, ACCNS-P

Amanda Bettencourt is an assistant professor in the Department of Family and Community Health at University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing. As an educator, researcher and pediatric clinical nurse specialist, her focus is on achieving the best possible outcomes for acutely and critically ill children.

Alvin Jeffery, PhD, RN, CCRN-K, FNP-BC

Alvin Jeffery, PhD, RN, CCRN-K, FNP-BC

Alvin Jeffery is an assistant professor of nursing and biomedical informatics at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee. Jeffery has a background in pediatric critical care nursing and was previously a staff educator at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center.