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Krogh named to AACN Nominating Committee

Mary Anne Krogh
Mary Anne Krogh

Mary Anne Krogh, dean of the South Dakota State University College of Nursing, has been elected to the American Association of Colleges of Nursing Nominating Committee.

Krogh was elected to serve a two-year term on the committee. With votes cast by member deans from the nation’s nursing schools with baccalaureate and higher degree programs earlier this year, Krogh is among three new members chosen for the AACN Nominating Committee. Six were elected to the AACN Board of Directors.

AACN’s Nominating Committee prepares a slate of candidates each year for the officers and open positions on the AACN Board of Directors and Nominating Committee. Members work together to determine interest among AACN member deans in serving in an elected capacity, accept nominations from the membership, and obtain the consent of each candidate to serve.

“I am honored to have been elected to this position and look forward to the work of the association to continue its impactful leadership for nursing education,” Krogh said.

Krogh’s research and scholarship has focused on credentialing, test development and psychometric assessment. This expertise has led to multiple publications and the development of certification programs for nurse anesthetists.

Through her leadership and collaborative partnership with the National Board for Certification and Recertification of Nurse Anesthetists, Krogh validated new testing methods for the national certification examination for CRNAs, developed a new certification program for nonsurgical pain management, and modernized the recertification program for nurse anesthetists. She is a passionate advocate for diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging in nursing and a strong supporter for forming academic-practice partnerships to transform health and well-being.

“As the national voice for baccalaureate and graduate nursing education, AACN is committed to transforming health care and helping to lead the drive toward health equity,” AACN Board Chair Cynthia McCurren said. “I look forward to collaborating with the new and returning members of the AACN Board and Nominating Committee to magnify the impact AACN has on ensuring quality in nursing education, research and practice.”

With online ballots cast from Jan. 6-27, those elected to the AACN Board and Nominating Committee will begin their terms of service following the membership meeting at AACN’s Deans Annual Meeting March 27.