The Arkansas Center for Nursing, Inc. is the state's nursing workforce center and is a member of the National Forum of State Nursing Workforce Centers. One of the exciting new goals of the Center is to publish reports related to the supply, demand, and educational capacity of the nursing workforce in the state.
The Arkansas Center for Nursing, Inc. is a non-profit organization with a board of directors representing nursing and community leaders from Arkansas. The Board of Directors is established and operates according to established bylaws.
President – Sue Tedford, MNSc, APRN. Arkansas State Board of Nursing
President-elect – Clinta Ché Reed, PhD, RN, CNL-BC. University of Central Arkansas
Secretary – Patricia Cowan, PhD, RN, FAAN. University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences – College of Nursing
Treasurer – Kristie Lowry, DNP, RN. Baptist Health College, Little Rock
Susan Erickson, MSNc, RN, BC-NA, CHCR. University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences – Medical Center
Keneshia Bryant-Moore, PhD, RN. University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences – College of Public Health
Valerie Hart, PhD, MSN, RN. University of Central Arkansas
Crystal (Gillihan) Rose, MHA, BSN, RN. Arkansas State University – Newport
Erin Fifer, MSN, RN, CPN. University of Central Arkansas
Mike Kennedy. Arkansas Department of Workforce Services.
Tony Brainerd. Crews & Associates Investment Bankers.
Keitha Griffith, DNP, RN, NEA-BC. University of Central Arkansas.
Pipere Brettell. Catlett Law Firm.
Janet Smith, RN, MNSc. National Park College.
Sandie Lubin, MA, BSN, RN. University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences - College of Nursing.
ACN is a non-profit organization with a volunteer Board of Directors.