Beacon Frequently Asked Questions

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Have questions about a 2023 Beacon Award submission?

AACN received record numbers of submissions as the previous version of the program came to a close on Aug. 31, 2023. Here are answers to some frequently asked questions in regards to your application:

  • We understand you can't wait to receive your results. Due to the in-depth peer review evaluation process and the high volume of applications received, the turnaround time may exceed our standards. Applications are processed in the order they were received.
  • AACN staff cannot provide estimates of when you will receive your results. You can follow the progress of your application by logging into your account and accessing the Beacon Portal through the Submissions segment of the Dashboard. This information is current and updates automatically.
  • All communications regarding results and NTI activities will be sent to the primary contact on the application. If the primary contact needs to be changed, please call the Beacon team at 800-899-AACN (2226), and we will update this information for you.

If you have additional questions please email and we will respond within three business days.