Arkansas Center for Nursing, Inc.

About Us

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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 –  Randi Mackey, BSN, RN. University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

Treasurer – Kristie Lowry, DNP, RN. Baptist Health College, Little Rock


Board Members  

Tony Brainerd. Crews & Associates Investment Bankers. 

Pipere Brettell. Catlett Law Firm.

Patricia Cowan, PhD, RN, FAAN. University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences – College of Nursing 

Gloria Gordon, MS. Retired

Keitha Griffith, DNP, RN, NEA-BC. University of Central Arkansas.  

Valerie Hart, PhD, MSN, RN. Retired

Mike Kennedy. Arkansas Department of Workforce Services. 

Donna Koestler, DNP, Ed.D, MSN, RN, CNE. Delta State University

Sandie Lubin, MA, BSN, RN. University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences - College of Nursing.

Crystal Rose, MHA, BSN, RN. Arkansas State University – Newport

Janet Smith, RN, MNSc. National Park College.

Organizational Chart

Arkansas Center for Nursing, Inc.

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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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Files coming soon.