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Register Now for the 2016 Master’s Education Conference

Gain valuable information covering vital issues in graduate nursing education.

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Don’t Miss AACN’s Leadership Network Conferences

Register today and engage in a variety of functions within the nursing academic unit.

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AACN’s Futures Task Force Final Report Now Available

Recommendations on new efforts to support for the development of the nursing workforce for the future.

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Register Now for Free Faculty Webinars

Register now for upcoming Webinars exclusively for faculty teaching in AACN members schools.

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The American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) is the national voice for America's
baccalaureate-and higher-degree nursing education.

UPCOMING EVENTS

February 25-27, 2016
Master's Education Conference Royal Sonesta Houston, Houston, TX
March 16-19, 2016
Nursing Advancement Professionals (NAP) Conference The Fairmont, Washington, DC
March 18-19, 2016
Spring Executive Development Series The Fairmont, Washington, DC
March 19-22, 2016
Spring Annual Meeting The Fairmont, Washington, DC
March 19, 2016
Workshop on Holistic Review in Nursing Admissions Park Hyatt Hotel - Washington, DC

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NEWS & ANNOUNCEMENTS

February 5, 2016
AACN Announces Election Results for New Members of the Board of Directors and Nominating Committee AACN is pleased to announce the results of its 2016 election to fill seats on the AACN Board of Directors and Nominating Committee.
December 22, 2015
AACN Awards CNL Visionary Leader and Vanguard Awards AACN is pleased to announce that Grace Sotomayor, Chief Nursing Executive at Carolinas Medical Center, and Mary Lou Wesley, Senior Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer of the Sparrow Health System, are the joint recipients of the 2016 CNL Visionary Leader Award. The highest honor presented by AACN to practice leaders making significant contributions to advancing the Clinical Nurse Leader (CNL) initiative. The awards will be presented at the 2016 CNL Summit in Long Beach, CA this upcoming January 14, 2016. The CNL Vanguard Awards, which recognize the innovative work of CNL-certified nurses and CNL nurse educators, will also be presented to Robert J. LaPointe from the Corporal Michael J. Crescenz VA Medical Center in Philadelphia, PA and Sally O'Toole Gerard from Fairfield University in Fairfield, CT.
December 9, 2015
AACN's President and CEO Testifies Before Congress AACN's President and CEO Deborah E. Trautman presented testimony this morning before the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health on the need to reauthorize Title VIII Nursing Workforce Development programs. Dr. Trautman was invited to testify on behalf of academic nursing to underscore the impact Title VIII programs has on sustaining the nursing workforce, including the supply of nurse faculty, researchers, and advanced practice clinicians.
November 16, 2015
AACN Selects New Minority Nurse Faculty Scholars AACN is pleased to announce that five new Minority Nurse Faculty Scholars have been selected through the national scholarship program funded by the Johnson & Johnson Campaign for Nursing's Future. Launched to address the faculty shortage and enhance diversity among nurse educators, this AACN-administered program provides generous financial support, mentoring, and leadership development to graduate students from minority backgrounds who aspire to teach in our nation's schools of nursing.
November 10, 2015
AACN Supports Joining Forces Wellness Week In recognition of Veterans Day, the AACN is pleased to announce its support and participation in Joining Forces Wellness Week 2015 (JFWW). JFWW was initiated to increase awareness about the unique health needs of our nation's veterans, service members, and their families by educating healthcare providers and students across the country.
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Featured Award Winners

2015 Exemplary Academic-Practice Partnership Awards recognize AACN member institutions involved in highly productive and model academic-practice partnerships. This year's award winners include: Arizona State University, Stony Brook University, and University of Alabama at Birmingham. Read more >>