App to Debut at Fall Semiannual Meeting 2015 Baccalaureate Education Conference 2015 John P. McGovern Award Winner 2015 Fall Meeting Featured Speaker
App to Debut at Fall Semiannual Meeting

We are excited to announce the launch of our first mobile app! Available in app stores October 14, 2015.

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2015 Baccalaureate Education Conference

Join us in Orlando to consider issues of vital importance to baccalaureate & pre-licensure nursing education.

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2015 John P. McGovern Award Winner

This year’s winner is Dr. Dzau, who will be honored for his distinguished record of scholarship, skill, and service.

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2015 Fall Meeting Featured Speaker

Join us at the Fall Meeting where Dr. Brown, RN, will share her thoughts about the importance of nurses and the media and why their stories must be told.

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October 23-24, 2015
Organizational Leadership Network (OLN) Program JW Marriot, Washington, DC
October 24-27, 2015
Fall Semiannual Meeting JW Marriott, Washington, DC
November 18-19, 2015
Fall Executive Development Series Buena Vista Palace, Orlando, FL
November 18, 2015
National Nursing Informatics Deep Dive Pre-Conference Buena Vista Palace, Orlando, FL
November 19, 2015
Instructional Leadership Network (ILN) Program Buena Vista Palace, Orlando, FL

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October 1, 2015
AACN Selects New Members of the Graduate Nursing Student Academy Leadership Council AACN is pleased to announce that six nursing students have been selected to serve two-year terms on the national Leadership Council of the Graduate Nursing Student Academy (GNSA).
August 27, 2015
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.
August 13, 2015
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.
August 7, 2015
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.
June 29, 2015
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.
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Eboni Harris
University of
South Carolina

The Johnson & Johnson/AACN Minority Nurse Faculty Scholars program supports graduate nursing students aspiring to be future faculty. Meet the winners and read more...







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