Nurses association names president

The American Association of Critical-Care Nurses has selected Beth Wathen, MSN, RN, to serve as its 52nd president for fiscal year 2022. Her term will begin July 1. 

A pediatric nurse for 35 years, Ms. Wathen currently serves as a clinical practice specialist in the pediatric intensive care unit at Children's Hospital Colorado in Aurora, where she oversees the quality program. In addition, she is the organizational lead for the unit's sepsis task force and its rapid response team. 

The association also selected Amanda Bettencourt, PhD, APRN, as president-elect. Dr. Bettencourt is an assistant professor in the department of family and community health at University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing in Philadelphia. 

To view the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses full board of directors for 2022, click here.

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