The Association of Community Health Nursing Educators (ACHNE) provides a meeting ground for those committed to excellence in community and public health nursing education, research, and practice. ACHNE was established in 1978 and is run by elected volunteer leaders who guide the organization in providing networking through the quarterly newsletter and membership directory, and providing educational opportunities through publications and the annual Spring Institute.
To be recognized as the premier leader in Community/Public Health (C/PHN) Nursing education, and to positively impact local to global population health.
Advance population health through quality community/ public health nursing education, research and service.
ACHNE Core Values and Goals
- Collaborative partnerships
- Evidenced-based practice
- Excellence in education
- Leadership development
- Professional development
- Research and scholarship
Priorities for ACHNE
- Address and determine the most feasible and optimum way to balance current and future ACHNE management with available resources.
- Review and expand engagement with general membership to promote long term retention.
- Create and implement a formal membership development program.
- Create and implement a formal mentoring program for members.
- Identify and support current and emerging roles of public health nurses.