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AACN’s New Mission Statement Supports Nursing Excellence

Dec 14, 2023

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We are excited to introduce our new mission statement, which reflects our commitment to the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) community. The goal of AACN remains steadfast: to inspire every nurse in our community of acute, progressive and critical care nurses to discover personal connections, pursue clinical advancement, and cultivate a deeper sense of purpose in their service to patients and families.

New AACN Mission Statement:

"AACN drives excellence in acute and critical care for nurses, patients and families."

The AACN mission statement acknowledges the shift in the healthcare environment, showing AACN is evolving alongside it. We remain dedicated to nursing excellence, understanding that it is a continual journey requiring adaptation to meet the ever-changing needs of nurses, patients and families.

Watch our new video, which captures the core of our purpose and showcases the vital role each of you plays in achieving nursing excellence.



Together, we will explore moments, large and small, to create a community that drives excellence where nurses can see themselves, wherever they may be on their journey, as they focus on patient- and family-centered care.