2020 Academy Annual Report

The American Academy of Nursing is pleased to announce the release of its 2020 Annual Report. This past year, the Academy and our Fellows have accomplished a tremendous amount to impact meaningful change. The global coronavirus pandemic and the ongoing effects of systemic racism called upon our profession to raise our voice, use our full talents, and advocate on higher levels. The Academy remained steadfast in its efforts to magnify how nursing leadership, innovation, and science are essential to addressing the most complex challenges in an ever-changing environment.

The American Academy of Nursing’s 2020 Annual Report highlights the organization’s activities throughout the calendar year (January-December). It reflects our collective perseverance and commitment towards a brighter, healthier future for all.

Inside this Report

  • Membership and operational highlights that showcase the diversity of the Fellowship and the organization's policy goals.
  • Details of the Academy's policy impact throughout 2020, including Fellows' policy publications in our journal, Nursing Outlook.
  • Highlights from the poignant work of the Academy’s three signature initiatives — the Institute for Nursing Leadership, the Council for the Advancement of Nursing Science, and Edge Runners.
  • Videos that showcase the incredible impact of nurses in 2020, the Academy's COVID-19 Courage Award winners, as well as other highlights from the Transforming Health, Driving Policy Conference. 
  • Recognition of the Academy's incredible volunteers, donors, and Fellows who advance the mission of the organization and work towards achieving health equity through their leadership, innovation, and science.

            2020 Annual Report