AACN Chapter Speaker Request Form – In-Person & Virtual Meetings

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The following are speaking engagement options for chapters to request for a future chapter event:

AACN President
Immediate Past President
AACN Certification Corporation Chair
Immediate Past Chair

Chapters will be able to request other current AACN or AACN Certification Corporation Board Members to speak at their events, as well.

Please note that all members from both boards are not available on the following dates:

11/01/23 – 11/08/23 AACN & AACN Certification Corporation Board Meetings
04/10/24 – 04/17/24 AACN & AACN Certification Corporation Board Meetings
05/16/24 – 05/23/24 NTI (NTI Denver)
06/10/24 – 06/12/24 NTI (Virtual)

Download the Chapter In-Person and Virtual Meeting Checklist to get started.


Rising Together (Presidential Address)

In this presentation and live discussion activity, AACN President Theresa Davis and/or a member of AACN's Board of Directors share details about AACN's theme, Rising Together. Participants will discuss ways to integrate the theme into personal and professional growth opportunities. They will also review the Healthy Work Environment standards and discuss the impact of shared governance in nursing decision making. (Recommended minimum of 50 minutes.)

  • A presentation including an in-person or virtual visit.
  • This activity qualifies learners for CE credit. View session summary for information and session evaluation link to obtain CE certificate.
  • Download the presentation

Virtual Visit

  • 5 – 20 minute virtual visit. (For recognition, various celebrations, general greetings, etc.)

AACN Annual Update

AACN President Theresa Davis says, "Rising together, we will lift each other up. Rising together, we will advance our journey. Rising together, we will manifest the future." This presentation illustrates key AACN initiatives and community engagement from the past fiscal year. (Recommended minimum of 30 minutes.)

AACN Certification

Certification of acute and critical care nurses is a formal recognition of knowledge based on national standards. Certification provides evidence to the public that the nurse meets established standards of quality and patient safety. This presentation provides the history of certification and shares information about the various certifications offered by AACN. Audiences can interact by answering the trivia questions at the end of the presentation. (60 min; 1 CE) *Can be modified for a shorter presentation and eligible for CERP C credit.

Other Topics Available for Presentation (In-person or Virtual Visit)

AACN President – Theresa Davis

AACN President-Elect – Jennifer Adamski

  • Rising Together
  • AACN Annual Update
  • IDM Form

AACN Immediate Past President – Amanda Bettencourt

Certification Corporation Chair – Elizabeth Scruth

Certification Corporation Chair-Elect – Myra Ellis

Certification Corporation Immediate Past Chair – Lisa Falcón


Click here to complete and submit the Speaker Request Form. Once you submit the form, you will receive a confirmation email from Mitzi Inman. If you do not hear from her within 7 business days, please contact her at (800) 394-5995, ext. 365 or by email at Mitzi.Inman@aacn.org. Please print a copy of the completed form for your records.

Session Summary & Individual Disclosure & Mitigation Form (IDM)

Listed above are the Session Summaries and one Individual Disclosure and Mitigation Form (IDM) for each speaker and their respective topics – the one form covers all of their topics. Download the form, complete the sections on the IDM form that are chapter-specific, and save to your computer. You will need those to submit with your Program Approval Application for CE.

All chapter education records must be saved for 6 years. Electronic files are allowed.

Copyright Information

The Speakers’ presentation materials are intended for AACN Chapters to copy/provide for the sole purpose of giving to the attendees of the event. They may not be copied, sold or given away for any other purpose without expressed written permission of the Speaker.


Speaker Consent for Recording (In-person or Virtual Meetings)

If the chapter wants to record any speaker’s presentation, they must obtain written permission from the speaker, prior to the program. The form needs to be completed by the chapter and sent to the speaker for their signature. The chapter must copy Mitzi.Inman@aacn.org on the email. If the chapter will be using Zoom, for a virtual meeting, instructions on how to record the presentation are provided in the Chapter Host Instructions and on the Chapter In-Person and Virtual Meeting Checklist.

Chapter Host Instructions (Virtual Meeting)

Instructions for hosting or facilitating a Zoom meeting, and how to use all the features.

Participant Instructions (Virtual Meeting)

Instructions and helpful hints for participating in Zoom meetings. Download and send to the participants of your meeting with your meeting connection information.

Contact Information
Email: Mitzi.Inman@aacn.org
Phone: 800-394-5995, ext. 365
Hours: Tuesday-Friday, 8am-6pm (Pacific Time)