2012 Fall Semiannual Meeting Highlights

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Highlights from the meeting including recorded presentations, taskforce and committee reports, notes from the like-schools discussions (coming soon), links to exhibitors, and a photo gallery are now posted on the AACN Web site in the Members Only section at

Dr. George Thibault, president of the Josiah Macy Foundation, receives the McGovern Award
from AACN CEO Polly Bednash (left) and President Jane Kirschling.

Dr. Ada Sue Hinshaw from the Uniformed Services University for the Health Professions receives AACN’s 2012 Policy Luminary Award.  She is pictured with Major General Kimberly Siniscalchi, Assistant Air Force Surgeon General;
Honorary AACN Member Pat DeLeon; and AACN President Jane Kirschling.

AACN was very grateful for the generous sponsorship of the Fall Semiannual Meeting by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). Joining us for the proceedings were ANCC Board Secretary Anne McNamara from Grand Canyon University; ANCC President Michael Evans from Texas Tech University Health Science Center, and ANCC Executive Director Karen Drenkard.

Dr. Patricia Flatley Brennan from the University of Wisconsin-Madison
presents the opening session of AACN’s Fall Semiannual Meeting.

AACN Board Member Connie Delaney from the University of Minnesota (UM) School of Nursing with
Dr. Joanne Disch, President of the American Academy of Nursing and UM professor.

Dr. Denise Korniewicz from the University of North Dakota
College of Nursing steps up to the microphone.

Dr. Joan Shaver from the University of Arizona questions the program presenter.

Krista Drobac, Health Division Director for the National Governor's Association,
reviews the healthcare proposals advanced by the candidates for president.

Dr. Loucine Huckabay from California State University-Long Beach
raises a question during a plenary session.

Dr. Dorrie Fontaine from the University of Virginia and Dr. Barbara Ihrke
from Indiana Wesleyan University applaud this year’s Policy Luminary Award winner.