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ANCC Commissions Appointments

The Nominating Committee of the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) Board of Directors has approved the following appointments and reappointments to its Commissions. All terms will run from January 1, 2020 until December 31, 2023.

Commission on Accreditation in Nursing Continuing Professional Development (COA-NCPD)

  • Amy Bernard, MS, BSN, RN-BC to reappointment, representing Professional Education Nursing Specialty Organizations.
  • Sue Johnson, PhD, RN, NE-BC to reappointment, representing the constituency of Nursing Specialty Organizations.

Commission on Accreditation in Practice Transition Programs (COA-PTP)

  • Melinda Cooling, DNP, MBA, APN, NEA-BC to an initial term, representing the constituency of Nurse Advance Practice Provider Director or Vice President of Advance Practice Providers of an Acute Care Setting.

Commission on Magnet® (COM)

  • Richard Evans, MA, to an initial term representing the constituency of a Public Member.
  • Fátima Al Rifai, PhD, RN to reappointment, representing the constituency of International Seat in the Middle East.

Commission on Pathway to Excellence® (COPE)

  • Charles Perkins, MBA, BA to reappointment, representing the constituency of a Public Member.
  • Nora Warshawsky, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, CNE, FAAN to reappointment, representing the constituency of Researcher.


About ANCC
The mission of the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), a subsidiary of the American Nurses Association (ANA), is to promote excellence in nursing and health care globally through credentialing programs. ANCC's internationally renowned credentialing programs certify and recognize individual nurses in specialty practice areas. ANCC recognizes health care organizations that promote nursing excellence and quality patient outcomes while providing safe, positive work environments. In addition, ANCC accredits health care organizations that provide and approve continuing nursing education. ANCC is the only nurse credentialing organization to successfully achieve ISO 9001:2008 certification.

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