AAN President's Pages
- The American Academy of Nursing's (AAN's) leadership, commitment, and involvement in scholarship is obvious in several of the Board of Directors' activities during the past month. Three of the AAN board members, including myself and the executive director, were active in the National Nursing Research Roundtable (NNRR) on March 16–17, 2000. In addition, the first meeting of the Steering Committee for the Council for the Advancement of Nursing Science was held March 16, 2000.
- Many historical steps have been taken for the American Academy of Nursing since the end of December 1999. Steps that strengthen both the Academy and its corporate owner, the American Nurses' Association (ANA). On December 27, 1999, the Articles of Incorporation were filed in the District of Columbia, creating the American Academy of Nursing as a legal entity, a 501(c)(3) within the American Nurses' Association. This filing moved the Academy from “departmental status” within the ANA to a legal entity that could transact business more independently to fulfill its mission.
- At the Annual Business Meeting on November 21, 1999, in Washington DC, the American Academy of Nursing took the first formal step in endorsing and issuing positional statements for the purpose of informing health policy. This is a historical point in time as the organization chooses to be more visible and vocal on certain national issues.