Mary Frances Pate, nursing, has been elected to a one-year term as chair of the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) Certification Corporation national board. Pate was named when the AACN announced its new board of directors for fiscal year 2014. Her term became effective on July 1, 2013.
AACN Certification Corporation, the credentialing arm of the AACN, promotes and enhances consumer health and safety through certification and certification renewal. It has certified more than 72,000 nurses and provides comprehensive credentialing for establishing and maintaining standards of excellence in acute and critical care nursing.
Founded in 1969 and based in Aliso Viejo, Calif., the AACN is the largest specialty nursing organization in the world. AACN joins together the interests of more than 500,000 acute and critical care nurses and claims more than 235 chapters worldwide. For more information contact the School of Nursing at 7211 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or see http://www.aacn.org.