We recognize acute and critical care nurses for all that they do for patients, families and our profession. We honor and support our members who effect change to improve nursing practice, touch lives and influence patient care. Award recipients join an influential network of experts in high acuity and critical care nursing practice, developing a lasting connection to each other and the AACN community.
AACN Circle of Excellence chapter awards recognize AACN chapters that exemplify AACN's mission, vision and values, making a difference in the healthcare profession and their communities.
Exemplary individuals are recognized for lifetime achievements and significant contributions to the healthcare profession, high acuity and critical care nursing and AACN’s mission.
This annual award is presented to a nationally recognized nurse researcher. This DRL award recipient is making significant contributions to acute and critical care research.
Honoring extraordinary nurses
Jun 26, 2015
Honors nurses for their clinical skill and the compassion they give to patients and families
Honoring exceptional design
ICU Design Citation
Jun 24, 2015
ICUs honored for combining functional design with the humanitarian delivery of critical care. View current recipients.