AAACN members are the backbone of our association.

Home health, primary care, pediatrics, telehealth, schools and clinics, ambulatory care nurses are everywhere. Thank you for making a difference in the ambulatory care nursing world.

AAACN Member Spotlight

Gloria Okorley, MSN, RN, AMB-BCGloria Okorley, MSN, RN, AMB-BC

Inclusion and Belonging Committee Chair-Elect Gloria Okorley, MSN, RN, AMB-BC, has been a member of AAACN for more than three years and has attended several Annual Conferences, where she has presented multiple sessions. She has been a member of the Inclusion and Belonging Committee (formerly known as the DEI Committee) for over a year and has been a valuable and active addition to the group. Thank you, Gloria, for your continued contributions to AAACN.

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AAACN Inspiring Leaders


Mary JohnsonAmbulatory Care Nursing: Quickly Evolving and in Demand

AAACN Past President E. Mary Johnson, BSN, RN-BC, NE-BC, discusses why ambulatory care nursing is one of the most critical and in-demand nursing specialties today in an interview with

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Eileen EspositoWhy Career Choices for Nurses Are Broader Than Ever Before

AAACN Director Eileen Esposito, DNP, RN-BC, CPHQ, was published recently in a special health care supplement for Mediaplanet, letting the public know the crucial role of ambulatory care nurses and how the pandemic has brought their roles in public health, complex care, telehealth, and leadership to the forefront.

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Mary JohnsonBonding with Patients: AAACN President Interviewed About Ambulatory Care Nursing

“Ambulatory care nurses meet people where life is lived: in schools, community centers, clinics, and in their homes,” AAACN President Kathleen Martinez tells Minority Nurse, in this interview on ambulatory care nursing careers.

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The Roles of Ambulatory Care Nurses During These Times and Beyond

Kathleen Martinez was interviewed for a special “Nurse Appreciation” campaign published by Mediaplanet and distributed nationwide in USA Today.

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Kae LivseyPreparing RNs for emerging roles in primary care

AAACN member Dr. Kae Rivers Livsey recently co-authored an article, “Preparing RNs for Emerging Roles in Primary Care," for ANA's American Nurse. Included are important points about AAACN's work on NSIs.AAACN member Dr. Kae Rivers Livsey recently co-authored an article, “Preparing RNs for Emerging Roles in Primary Care," for ANA's American Nurse. Included are important points about AAACN's work on NSIs.

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Deena GillardOpportunities, barriers and hopes for a vital component of healthcare providers

In a recent interview with Repertoire Magazine, AAACN President-Elect Deena Gilland explains how ambulatory care nurses are handling COVID-19 and "the wave of patients who need care outside the acute care setting."



The Role of Telehealth Nursing in Healthcare

More than ever before, patients and providers turned to telehealth during the pandemic. This has many leaders and experts in the health care industry rethinking patient care delivery and streamlining processes, Margaree Jordan-Amberg, AAACN Telehealth Special Interest Group Chair, says in this interview with Northwest Missouri State University.

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Scholarships & Awards

The American Academy of Ambulatory Care Nursing (AAACN) scholarships and awards are funded through the Silent Auction held at the annual conference, and through private donations.

AAACN Award Winners

The DAISY Foundation

Penny Overgaard, PhD, RN, CPNThe DAISY Foundation was created to thank extraordinary nurses everywhere. There are DAISY awards nurses wherever they practice, including ambulatory care nursing.

Find out how to start your organization’s DAISY Award in ambulatory care nursing.

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