AACN’s Futures Task Force Final Report Now Available 2015 Fall Semiannual Meeting Highlights AACN App Now Available for Free Download! Featured Upcoming 2016 Conferences
AACN’s Futures Task Force Final Report Now Available

Recommendations on new efforts to support for the development of the nursing workforce for the future.

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2015 Fall Semiannual Meeting Highlights

AACN Member Deans and Jonas Scholars at the 2015 AACN Fall Semiannual Meeting.

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AACN App Now Available for Free Download!

AACN’s new app is now live! Download today in the app store for free!

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Featured Upcoming 2016 Conferences

Join us in St. Petersburg, FL and Houston, TX in 2016 for the Faculty Development & Master’s Education Conference.

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baccalaureate-and higher-degree nursing education.


January 14, 2016
CNL Research Symposium Hyatt Regency Long Beach, Long Beach, CA
January 14-16, 2016
CNL Summit Hyatt Regency Long Beach, Long Beach, CA
January 20, 2016
Faculty Practice Pre-Conference The Naples Grande Beach Resort, Naples, FL
January 20, 2016
Nursing Science and the Research-Focused Doctorate Pre-Conference The Naples Grande Beach Resort, Naples, FL
January 21-23, 2016
Doctoral Education Conference The Naples Grande Beach Resort, Naples, FL

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November 16, 2015
AACN Selects New Minority Nurse Faculty Scholars AACN is pleased to announce that five new Minority Nurse Faculty Scholars have been selected through the national scholarship program funded by the Johnson & Johnson Campaign for Nursing's Future. Launched to address the faculty shortage and enhance diversity among nurse educators, this AACN-administered program provides generous financial support, mentoring, and leadership development to graduate students from minority backgrounds who aspire to teach in our nation's schools of nursing.
November 10, 2015
AACN Supports Joining Forces Wellness Week In recognition of Veterans Day, the AACN is pleased to announce its support and participation in Joining Forces Wellness Week 2015 (JFWW). JFWW was initiated to increase awareness about the unique health needs of our nation's veterans, service members, and their families by educating healthcare providers and students across the country.
November 2, 2015
AACN Endorses New Roadmap to Elevate the Organization's Role as the Voice for Academic Nursing AACN has endorsed a bold new set of recommendations to better position the organization as the nation's leading voice for academic nursing. Developed by AACN's Futures Task Force, the recommendations provide a strategic framework for the association's work in the areas of nursing education and research, healthcare redesign, interprofessional engagement, health policy formation, leadership development, strategic collaboration, and information curation among others.
October 23, 2015
AACN Launches New Initiatives to Maximize Academic Nursing's Role in Shaping Health Policy AACN is pleased to announce three initiatives that promote greater engagement of nurses in the health policy arena and develop new thought leaders for the profession. AACN's Health Policy Advisory Council (HPAC), Faculty Policy Think Tank, and Invitational Policy Faculty Symposium will help facilitate a larger footprint for the profession locally and globally on issues impacting health and healthcare.
October 21, 2015
AACN Partners with the White House to Educate America's Nurses on Prescription Drug Abuse AACN joined the Obama Administration and more than 40 other healthcare provider groups to announce new efforts to address the prescription drug abuse and heroin epidemic in the United States. AACN is a committed partner in this work and will be launching a national nursing education initiative among our members and supporting an important public awareness campaign. The severity of this crisis continues to rise, and AACN plans to take a leadership role for the academic nursing community. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more Americans die each year from drug overdoses than in motor vehicle accidents, and the majority of those overdoses involve prescription medications.
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Featured Award Winners

2015 Exemplary Academic-Practice Partnership Awards recognize AACN member institutions involved in highly productive and model academic-practice partnerships. This year's award winners include: Arizona State University, Stony Brook University, and University of Alabama at Birmingham. Read more >>