Thought Leadership

Thought Leadership

AACN’s Thought Leaders Assembly provides a forum for generative thinking by the Board of Directors, invited guests, member deans, and senior staff on emerging trends and issues impacting health, health care, and higher education. This dialogue is designed to stimulate fresh thinking and better position AACN to serve as a catalyst for innovation in academic nursing.

Featured Video

An Essential Conversation on Health Equity

In our conversation series, AACN compiles insights and advice from thought leaders at the forefront of the drive toward competency-based education (CBE). In this video, AACN President and CEO, Dr. Deborah Trautman, and Dr. Robyn Begley, CEO of the American Organization for Nursing Leadership (AONL), discuss the advancement of the AACN Essentials and moving the needle toward health equity.

“I think we all realize some of the inherent inequities of our healthcare systems - and as nurses, we have to look inward and say:
'what can we do?'"
-Dr. Robyn Begley