Our News on Newswise

AACN-funded Research Influences Nursing Practice

The American Association of Critical-Care Nurses invites clinicians and nurse scientists to submit research projects by Oct. 30, 2020, for the next application cycle, with total available funding of $160,000. The most recent recipients and their...
19-Oct-2020 11:20 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Newswise: acc_31_3.cover.jpg

Commitment to Clinical Inquiry Guides Rapid Innovation During COVID-19

An article in AACN Advanced Critical Care describes how Duke Heart Center did not sacrifice its commitment to clinical inquiry and providing high quality care for patients and their families, as it quickly adjusted to sudden pandemic-related visitor...
13-Oct-2020 11:55 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Newswise: 9.18_Micro-credential-IG_960x960.jpg

AACN Launches Micro-Credential for COVID-19 Patient Care

New micro-credential for nurses and other healthcare professionals who provide direct care for critically ill patients with COVID-19 is among the first for clinical care. AACN is the first professional nursing organization to offer a...
6-Oct-2020 3:20 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Massachusetts Study Examines Relationships Between Staffing, Sepsis Rates

Sepsis rates at a sample of Massachusetts hospitals were significantly lower with increased nurse staffing and intensivist hours, according to new research published in the October issue of Critical Care Nurse.
25-Sep-2020 9:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Newswise: LizBridgesFinal.jpg

Statement: Science Must Drive Clinical Practice, Public Health Policy

The American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) has released a position statement calling for all healthcare decision-making to be anchored in the best scientific evidence available. The statement reinforces nursing professionals’...
29-Sep-2020 5:20 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Newswise: 8.19-Original-ECCO_Self_Study-TW_LI-1024x512-opt1.jpg

New Version of AACN’s Critical Care Orientation Course Includes Stand-alone and Specialty-focused Options

The American Association of Critical-Care Nurses has released the latest version of its Essentials of Critical Care Orientation online course. Since its initial launch in 2002, ECCO has been used at more than 1,100 hospitals and healthcare...
15-Sep-2020 12:55 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Newswise: ajcc_29_5.cover.jpg

Workplace Climate May Drive Nurses' Perceptions of Burnout

A nationwide survey of critical care nurses points to workplace climate as an important target for efforts to promote clinician well-being and reduce burnout. Overall, one-third of the respondents reported burnout, which mirrors other studies that...
28-Aug-2020 2:30 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Newswise: ccn_40_4.cover.jpg

Atrium Health Tele-ICU Evolves to Meet COVID-19 Challenges

Atrium Health’s tele-ICU quickly adjusted its patient-centered focus to include supporting and protecting bedside nurses caring for patients in isolation, as part of the system’s planning and preparations for the pandemic.
30-Jul-2020 1:55 PM EDT Add to Favorites

See All News

Our Experts on Newswise

Our experts are coming soon...

Our YouTube Videos


For more than 50 years, the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) has been dedicated to acute and critical care nursing excellence. The organization’s vision is to create a healthcare system driven by the needs of patients and their families in which acute and critical care nurses make their optimal contribution. AACN is the world’s largest specialty nursing organization, with more than 120,000 members and over 200 chapters in the United States.


Kristie Aylett
Media/PR consultant