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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. 

President – Clinta Ché Reed, PhD, RN, CNL-BC. Central Arkansas Veterans Healthcare System

President-elect – Randi Mackey, MSN, RN. University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

Secretary – Donna Koestler, DNP, Ed. D., RN, CNE, CHSE. Jefferson Regional School of Nursing

Treasurer – Kristie Lowry, DNP, RN. Capella University

Sarah Bemis, DNP, BA, RN. Capella University. Mercy Health Systems.

Pipere Brettell. Barber Law Firm.

Alesha Collins, MSN, MHA. Howard Memorial Hospital

Katelin Cooper, MNSc, APRN, C-NP. Analytics Plus, LLC.

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

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

Mike Kennedy. Arkansas Department of Workforce Services.

Terri McKown, DNP, FNP-BC. River Valley Christian Clinic.

Stephen Pennington, MSN, RN, CENP, NEA-BC, NE-BC, CCRN-K. Central Arkansas Veterans Healthcare System.

Crystal Rose, PhD, MHA, RN. University of Arkansas at Little Rock.

Joy Stringfellow, MS, RN. University of Arkansas at Monticello.

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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BYLAWS OF THE ACN (pdf)

2019 Annual Membership Meeting Documents

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2019 Annual Membership Meeting Documents

MEETING MINUTES

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2018 Annual Membership Minutes