2016 Fall Meeting Featured Speaker NursingCAS Learning & Networking Day Be a Conference Sponsor/Exhibitor Call for Nominations
2016 Fall Meeting Featured Speaker

Join us at the Fall Meeting where Sister Carol Keehan will share her thoughts about the current and future healthcare system and its challenges.

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NursingCAS Learning & Networking Day

These free events offered in IL, TX, FL, and CA will bring nursing admissions staff together to learn about the centralized application service and share best practices.

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Be a Conference Sponsor/Exhibitor

With more than 4,300 attendees from over 780 nursing schools, AACN conferences provide concrete return-on-investment for sponsors and exhibitors year after year.

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Call for Nominations

The Nurse.com/Gannett Foundation Lectureship Award recognize outstanding contributions made by an individual or a group. Nominations are due Sept. 14.

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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

October 28-29, 2016
Organizational Leadership Network (OLN) Program JW Marriot Washington, Washington, DC
October 29 - November 1, 2016
Fall Semiannual Meeting JW Marriot Washington, Washington, DC
November 16-17, 2016
Fall Executive Development Series (EDS) Anaheim Marriot, Anaheim, CA
November 16-17, 2016
Faculty Development Conference Hilton Anaheim, Anaheim, CA
November 17, 2016
Instructional Leadership Network (ILN) Program Anaheim Marriott, Anaheim, CA

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NEWS & ANNOUNCEMENTS

July 14, 2016
AACN Commends Senators for Introducing Legislation to Support the Nursing Workforce AACN applauds Senator Jeff Merkley (D-OR) and Senator Richard Burr (R-NC) for introducing the Nursing Workforce Reauthorization Act of 2016. This legislation would reauthorize the Nursing Workforce Development Programs through Fiscal Year 2021.
June 28, 2016
AACN Joins Forces in Unprecedented Response to VA Proposed Rule At the midpoint of the public comment period, professional nursing and veterans' organizations held a press conference today to demonstrate support and highlight the need for a proposed rule by the Veterans Administration (VA) to provide veterans with direct access to Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (APRNs) practicing to the top of their education and training in VA facilities.
May 25, 2016
AACN Applauds the VA's Proposal that Supports APRN Practice and Veteran Access to Care Today, AACN applauds the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), Veterans Health Administration (VHA) for issuing a proposed rule that would allow Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (APRNs) to practice to the full extent of their education and training within VHA facilities. This landmark action underscores the important role APRNs play in providing safe, high-quality care across all settings. AACN, together with its colleagues in the APRN and nursing community, have been advocating for over three years to move this change forward. With over 8.7 million Veterans seeking care in more than 1,700 VHA care sites each year, full utilization of healthcare providers— including APRNs—is a necessity.
May 12, 2016
The Arnold P. Gold Foundation Renews Commitment to Funding White Coat Ceremonies at AACN Member Schools of Nursing In celebration of National Nurses Week, The Arnold P. Gold Foundation (APGF) and AACN are pleased to announce that new funding is available to nursing schools interested in initiating a White Coat Ceremony in Fall 2016. Developed to champion scientifically-sound, compassionate care, the Gold-AACN White Coat Ceremony for Nursing is held at the beginning of an academic year to promote the importance of humanistic, patient-centered care to new nursing students. To date, the partnering organizations have provided funding and technical support to introduce White Coat Ceremonies at 160 nursing schools nationwide.
April 29, 2016
At White House Event, AACN Announces Commitments by Nursing Schools to Combat Opioid Use Disorder Today, Deborah Trautman, PhD, RN, FAAN, President and Chief Executive Officer of AACN, will offer remarks at a White House Champions of Change for Prevention, Treatment, and Recovery event in Washington, D.C. She was asked by the Administration to recognize AACN member schools committed to addressing opioid use disorder and overdose in America. Over the past month, 191 schools of nursing with advanced practice registered nurse (APRN) programs have pledged to educate their APRN students on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain. The addition of this content compliments the information APRN students currently receive on such topics as pain management and substance abuse.
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Featured Resource

 
New Era for Academic Nursing Report

AACN is pleased to announce the release of a new report titled Advancing Healthcare Transformation: A New Era for Academic Nursing, which addresses how baccalaureate and higher degree schools of nursing can amplify their role in improving health and health care at the local, state, and national levels. Read More >>