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
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.
AACN Applauds New Legislation to Secure Future Investments in Nursing Education & Practice AACN expresses great appreciation to Representatives Lois Capps (D-CA) and David Joyce (R-OH), co-chairs of the House Nursing Caucus, for introducing the Title VIII Nursing Workforce Reauthorization Act (H.R. 2713). Keeping America healthy demands an investment in the nursing workforce, including clinicians that provide direct patient care and the faculty who educate them. As the largest segment of the healthcare workforce, nurses are central to the team of providers who create, maintain, and promote a patient-centered healthcare delivery system.
AACN President Addresses the IOM Evaluation Committee on the Future of Nursing Report At a public forum held in Washington, DC, AACN President Eileen Breslin presented remarks before the Committee for the Evaluation of the Impact of the Institute of Medicine Report on The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health.
AACN Selects Firm to Conduct National Study on Nursing’s Role within AHCs AACN pleased to announce that Manatt Health Solutions, the interdisciplinary policy and business advisory division of Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP, has been selected to conduct a national survey and assessment on how to best position nursing schools to thrive within academic health centers (AHCs).
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...