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Marguerite Rodgers Kinney Award for a Distinguished Career

What
Recognizes a distinguished lifetime career and the recipient’s significant impact on fulfilling the mission and vision of the association.
Who
The recipient shows consistent and exceptional contributions throughout a career that has enhanced patient care and furthered the mission and vision of AACN.
History
First presented in 1997 to its namesake, Marguerite R. Kinney on the occasion of her retirement from the nursing profession.

Pioneering Spirit Award

What
Recognizes significant contributions that influence acute and critical care nursing.
Who
Successful applicants exemplify a pioneering spirit, influencing the direction of acute and critical care nursing.
Contribution
The recipient addresses or resolves a significant issue facing acute and critical care nursing on a regional or national scale.

Lifetime Membership Award

Recognizes AACN members who have rendered distinguished, sustained service to the Association and demonstrates the potential for continued contributions to acute and critical care nursing through AACN.