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AIN Logo two hands holding a heart with a heart beat going through it. On the other side it says AIN Access in Nursing

Access in Nursing is a nationally representative group of nurses, nurse educators, disability resource professionals (DRP's), faculty, and researchers addressing disability access barriers in nursing education and practice. 

MISSION

To provide guidance and resources that empower nursing schools and employers to cultivate accessible and equitable educational and work environments.

VISION

To create an equitable, meaningful, and inclusive environment for nurses and nursing students with disabilities.

Education

Creating Educational Resources and Training Documents

Storytelling

Challenging Stereotypes and Stigma through storytelling 

Policy Change

Improving educational opportunities through improved policy and practice

Research

Answering the important questions and documenting the journey and experiences of nurses (and nursing students) with disabilities

AIN Group Members

Karen Aul, PhD, RN, CNE, CHSE
Karen Aul, PhD, RN, CNE, CHSE

Associate Professor

University of South Florida College of Nursing

Jaclyn Bandell, DNP, MSN, BSN
Jaclyn Bandell, DNP, MSN, BSN

Assistant Professor

Western Carolina University and the Director for the DNP Family Nurse Practitioner Program

Kathleen Marsala-Cervasio,   PhD, EdD, ACNS-BC, CCRN Alumnus, RN
Kathleen Marsala-Cervasio, PhD, EdD, ACNS-BC, CCRN Alumnus, RN

Associate Professor of Nursing

CUNY School of Professional Studies

Krista Jones, DNP, MSN, RN, PHNA-BC, FAAN, ELAN Fellow
Krista Jones, DNP, MSN, RN, PHNA-BC, FAAN, ELAN Fellow

Director

University of Illinois Chicago (UIC) College of Nursing’s Urbana Campus, a Professor in the Department of Health Systems Sciences, and a Certified Advanced Public Health Nurse

Joy Patrick, DNP, APRN, CNS-AG, CCRN
Joy Patrick, DNP, APRN, CNS-AG, CCRN

Senior Lecturer, School of Nursing

Nevada State University

Katie Pawloski, Ph.D., RN, CNE, CMSRN
Katie Pawloski, Ph.D., RN, CNE, CMSRN

Assistant Professor

Florida Gulf Coast University

Brandy Jackson,  MSN, MBA, RN
Brandy Jackson, MSN, MBA, RN

Co-Chair

Director of Undergraduate Nursing Programs and Assistant Educator

Wichita State University

Sharon Mingo, DNP, MSN, RN
Sharon Mingo, DNP, MSN, RN

Director of the BSN Prelicensure Academic Success Program

LaSalle University

Sabrina Ali Jamal-Eddine,  PhD, BSN, RN
Sabrina Ali Jamal-Eddine, PhD, BSN, RN

Postdoctoral Research Associate

UIC’s Department of Disability and Human Development and on the Board of Directors of the National Organization of Nurses with Disabilities

Linda Morrow,  DNP, MSN, MBA, CNOR, CPHQ
Linda Morrow, DNP, MSN, MBA, CNOR, CPHQ

Clinical Associate Professor

Sacred Heart University College of Nursing

Vera Kunte, DNP, APN-C
Vera Kunte, DNP, APN-C

Assistant Professor of Nursing

California State University, Dominguez Hills

Anna Maria Valdez, PhD, RN, PHN, CEN, CFRN, CNE, FAADN, FAEN
Anna Maria Valdez, PhD, RN, PHN, CEN, CFRN, CNE, FAADN, FAEN

Professor of Nursing

Sonoma State University and the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Emergency Nursing

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