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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 – Sarah Bemis, DNP, BA, RN. University of Arkansas - Eleanor Mann School of Nursing.

Secretary – Brenda Trigg, DNP, GNP, RN, CNE. Ouachita Baptist University.

Treasurer – Sarah Bemis, DNP, BA, RN. University of Arkansas - Eleanor Mann School of Nursing.

Pipere Brettell. Barber Law Firm.

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

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

G. Brandon Foshee, BA. Fauxee Innovations, LLC.

Deborah Johnson, MNSc, RN, NE-BC. University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

Emma Murray, DN, ACNP, APRN. Arkansas Nurse Practitioner Association

Becky Parnell, PhD, APRN, ACNS-BC. Ouachita Baptist University

Julia Ponder, DNP, AGACNP-BC, FNP-C, CEN.  Veteran's Affairs

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

Sue Tedford, MNSC, APRN. Arkansas State Board of Nursing.

Nicole Ward, PhD, APRN. University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

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