Marguerite Rodgers Kinney Award for a Distinguished Career

Recognizes a distinguished lifetime career and the recipient’s significant impact on fulfilling the mission and vision of the association.
The recipient shows consistent and exceptional contributions throughout a career that has enhanced patient care and furthered the mission and vision of AACN.
First presented in 1997 to its namesake, Marguerite R. Kinney on the occasion of her retirement from the nursing profession.

Pioneering Spirit Award

Recognizes significant contributions that influence acute and critical care nursing.
Successful applicants exemplify a pioneering spirit, influencing the direction of acute and critical care nursing.
The recipient addresses or resolves a significant issue facing acute and critical care nursing on a regional or national scale.

2023 Visionary Leadership Awards