Organizational Leadership Network (OLN) Program JW Marriot, Washington, DC
Fall Semiannual Meeting JW Marriott, Washington, DC
Fall Executive Development Series Buena Vista Palace, Orlando, FL
National Nursing Informatics Deep Dive Pre-Conference Program Buena Vista Palace, Orlando, FL
Instructional Leadership Network (ILN) Program Buena Vista Palace, Orlando, FL
NEWS & ANNOUNCEMENTS
New Class of Academic Nursing Leaders Named AACN-Wharton Leadership Fellows AACN is pleased to announce the fourth class of nursing deans and academic leaders who have successfully completed the AACN-Wharton Executive Leadership Program. Offered in collaboration with the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, this world-class leadership development experience has now graduated 127 Fellows from 41 states and the District of Columbia. Initial funding for this program was generously provided by the Jonas Center for Nursing and Veterans Healthcare.
APGF & AACN Select 60 Nursing Schools for White Coat Ceremonies The Arnold P. Gold Foundation (APGF) and AACN announced that 60 schools of nursing were selected to receive funding support to host White Coat Ceremonies, which emphasize the importance of providing compassionate care among health professionals.
New White Paper on the DNP: Current Issues and Clarifying Recommendations The AACN Position Statement on the Practice Doctorate in Nursing (AACN, 2004) changed the course of nursing education by recommending that advanced nursing practice education be moved to the doctoral level. A decade later, the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) is widely recognized as one of the discipline’s two terminal degrees and the preferred pathway for those seeking preparation at the highest level of nursing practice.
AACN Mourns the Loss of Former President Rachel Booth Rachel Z. Booth, PhD, Professor and Dean Emerita of the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) School of Nursing, and former President of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN), died June 24, 2015. She was the third dean of the UAB School of Nursing, serving in that position from 1987 until her retirement in 2005. Dr. Booth served as AACN President from 1994 to 1996.
Gold Foundation & AACN Provide New Funding for White Coat Ceremonies Building on the success of last year’s collaboration, The Arnold P. Gold Foundation (APGF) and AACN are pleased to announce that new funding is available to nursing schools wishing to initiate a White Coat Ceremony in Fall 2015. Designed to promote the importance of compassionate care, a White Coat Ceremony is traditionally held at the beginning on an academic year to welcome and initiate new nursing students, while underscoring the importance of humanistic, patient-centered care.
HIGHLIGHTED SCHOLARSHIP WINNER
The Johnson & Johnson/AACN Minority Nurse Faculty Scholars program supports graduate nursing students aspiring to be future faculty. Meet the winners and read more...