Arkansas Center for Nursing, Inc.

About Us

The Organization

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.

Board of Directors

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. 


Executive Committee 

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


Board Members  

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.

Organizational Chart

Arkansas Center for Nursing, Inc.

ACN is a non-profit organization with a volunteer Board of Directors.

Organizational Documents

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2018 Annual Membership Meeting Documents

2019 Board of Directors Policies

Meeting Minutes

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