Lisa Riggs, MSN, APRN-BC, CCRN-K
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Lisa Riggs


AACN Board

July 2018-June 2019


Lisa Riggs, MSN, APRN-BC, CCRN-K, serves a one-year term as president of the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) board of directors from July 1, 2018, through June 30, 2019. She served a one-year term as president-elect from July 1, 2017, through June 30, 2018, a three-year term as a director from July 1, 2013, through June 30, 2016, and a concurrent one-year term on the AACN Certification Corporation board of directors from July 1, 2015, through June 30, 2016. She was secretary on the AACN board from July 1, 2014, through June 30, 2015.


Riggs is system director regulatory readiness at Saint Luke’s Health System, Kansas City, Missouri. She was previously a cardiovascular clinical nurse specialist at Shawnee Mission Medical Center, Overland Park, Kansas. Riggs also served as director of quality and patient safety at Saint Luke’s (2013-2015), program director of cardiovascular quality (2008-2013), clinical director of patient care services (2008-2010) and a clinical nurse and clinical nurse specialist (1997-2008)

She has a long relationship with AACN and has been actively involved in the Greater Kansas City Chapter since 1990, serving twice as president/president-elect and as chapter secretary. An AACN ambassador from 2002 to 2012, Riggs served twice as chair of AACN’s Evidence-Based Practice Resource Work Group and on the AACN Nominating Committee (2008-2009). She has presented at AACN’s National Teaching Institute & Critical Care Exposition.

Riggs is also a member of the American College of Cardiology.

She earned a Master of Science in Nursing from the University of Missouri in Kansas City and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Iowa in Iowa City.