Mary Beth Flynn Makic, an associate professor and specialty director of the Clinical Nurse Specialist Program at the CU College of Nursing at the Anschutz Medical Campus, where she has taught since 2007, recently took her position as a board member of the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN). Makic previously worked at the University of Colorado Hospital for nearly 20 years, initially as a clinical nurse specialist and then as the research nurse scientist, critical care.
AACN is the world’s largest specialty nursing organization. Makic and others officially joined the board July 1. AACN represents the interests of more than 500,000 acute and critical care nurses and includes more than 225 chapters worldwide. The organization’s vision is to create a healthcare system driven by the needs of patients and their families.