The American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN), is the world's largest specialty nursing organization and an exceptional community of acute and critical care nurses offering unwavering professional and personal support in pursuit of the best possible patient care. AACN was a pioneer in identifying the importance and the attributes of a healthy work environment. Meaningful recognition of one of the 6 components of a healthy work environment aligns with DAISY's work and supports The DAISY Award as an evidence based intervention. AACN works to promote its mission to provide critical care nurses with the expert knowledge and the influence to fulfill their promise to patients and their families at the most vulnerable times of their lives. The AACN vision is dedicated to creating a healthcare system driven by the needs of patients and families where acute and critical care nurses make their optimal contribution. As AACN works to promote its mission and vision, it is guided by values that are rooted in, and arise from, the Association's rich history, traditions, and culture: accountability, leadership, innovation, and collaboration.