Alumna Kimberly Hunter elected to AACN Board of Directors

Kimberly Hunter

The UNC School of Nursing proudly announces that alumna Kimberly Hunter, BSN ’84, MSN ’87, DNP, MBA, RN, NEA-BC, has been elected to the Board of Directors of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN). Hunter will serve a two-year term as a Practice Representative beginning March 25, 2024.

The AACN recently disclosed the results of its 2024 election to fill seats on the Board of Directors and Nominating Committee. With votes cast by half of all member deans from nursing schools across the nation, Kimberly Hunter joins leaders in nursing education and practice on the AACN Board of Directors.

Hunter, currently serving as the Chief Nurse Executive for the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, brings a wealth of experience and expertise to her new role. Her career includes leadership positions in nursing and healthcare administration at institutions such as Mayo Clinic and Cleveland Clinic. Throughout her career, Hunter has been dedicated to operational excellence, leading teams in pursuit of ANCC Magnet Recognition and Beacon designation.

In addition to her clinical and administrative roles, Hunter has also contributed significantly to nursing education. She has served as full-time faculty in the BSN program at the University of Tennessee Knoxville and has lectured on healthcare systems leadership topics at the University of Iowa. Hunter’s commitment to advancing the nursing profession is evident through her service on various advisory boards, including the Philips Nursing Leadership Community Advisory Board and the American Hospital Association’s Academic Medical Center Strategic Leadership Group.

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