Featured Upcoming 2015 Conferences Progress Made in Transition to the Practice Doctorate 2014 Annual Report Available AACN Requests Feedback Ebola Resources for Nurse Educators and Students
Featured Upcoming 2015 Conferences

Join us in Nashville, TN and St. Petersburg FL in 2015 for the Faculty Development & Master’s Education Conference

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Progress Made in Transition to the Practice Doctorate

The DNP by 2015 identifies facilitators and barriers facing schools wishing to offer a BSN to DNP program.

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2014 Annual Report Available

AACN's 2014 Annual Report Building a Framework for the Future is now available online.

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AACN Requests Feedback

Help shape the future of AACN by providing your input on the work of the Futures Task Force.


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Ebola Resources for Nurse Educators and Students

Access the latest educational resources and resources available about the Ebola crisis.

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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.


January 28, 2015
Nursing Science and the Research-Focused Doctorate Pre-Conference Workshop Hotel Del Coronado, San Diego, CA
January 28, 2015
Faculty Practice Pre-Conference Hotel Del Coronado, San Diego, CA
January 29-31, 2015
Doctoral Education Conference Hotel Del Coronado, San Diego, CA
January 29, 2015
Research Leadership Network (RLN) Program Hotel Del Coronado, San Diego, CA
February 12-14, 2015
Faculty Development Conference Loews Vanderbilt Hotel, Nashville, TN

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December 4, 2014
AACN, Jonas Center, & Khan Academy to Produce New Learning Resources Jonas Center for Nursing and Veterans Healthcare (Jonas Center), Khan Academy, and AACN today announced the continuation of a groundbreaking partnership to produce innovative, online healthcare content for a global audience of faculty, students, practitioners, and consumers.
November 17, 2014
National Coalition Launches Effort to Place 10,000 Nurses on Governing Boards by 2020 AACN is pleased to be a founding member of the Nurses on Boards Coalition, a group of national nursing organizations working together to increase nurses’ presence on corporate and non-profit health-related boards of directors throughout the country.
October 28, 2014
AACN Releases Findings from National Study on the Practice Doctorate AACN released findings from a national study conducted by the RAND Corporation, which examined the progress made by nursing schools in transitioning to the practice doctorate – a solution advanced 10 years ago to better meet the healthcare needs of the nation. The report authors found near universal agreement among nurse educators about the value of the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree in preparing individuals for advanced nursing practice.
October 27, 2014
Joint Statement from the Tri-Council for Nursing: Engaging Academic Nursing in the National Response to Ebola Engaging the Nursing Education Community in the Local Response to the Ebola Virus, a joint statement from the Tri-Council for Nursing: American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN;) American Nurses Association (ANA); American Organization of Nurse Executives (AONE); and National League for Nursing (NLN)
October 23, 2014
Ebola Resources for Nurse Educators To support the information needs of nursing school deans, faculty, students, and other stakeholders, AACN has developed this resource center to highlight key information sources about the Ebola crisis found on the web. This page will be updated daily to include details about new informational events and webinars, the latest news from the CDC, and work underway at our nation’s nursing schools related to Ebola preparedness and response.
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Meet the new ceo

Deborah E.

"As CEO, I will place a high priority on continuing to increase nursing's visibility, participation and leadership in national efforts to improve health and health care." Read more about the AACN's new CEO.






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