The American Academy of Ambulatory Care Nursing (AAACN) was founded in 1978 as a not for profit, educational forum. AAACN is a 501 (c)(3) not-for-profit corporation incorporated in New Jersey.

We are the only association for practicing nurses and nursing leaders specialized in serving people in community and hospital-based outpatient care settings. We support them by providing programs that advance holistic and evidence-based patient care and advocate for their essential role in the future of health care. Currently the association has over 4,500 members.

Our mission is to advance the art and science of ambulatory care nursing.

We achieve our mission by:

Forging Community

Providing an inclusive, welcoming community for ambulatory care nurses.

Shaping Care

Leading the way in ambulatory care and the future of health care.

Advancing Competency

Equipping nurses with resources and opportunities to further their skills and competencies.