Register Now for AACN’s Summer Seminar! Apply Now for AACN-Wharton Leadership Program Progress Made in Transition to the Practice Doctorate 2014 Annual Report Available Register Now for Free Faculty Webinars
Register Now for AACN’s Summer Seminar!

Join your colleagues in beautiful Stowe, Vermont and gain the essential skills for transformational leadership.

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Apply Now for AACN-Wharton Leadership Program

This program is open to deans and associate deans from AACN member schools who currently serve as executive-level academic officers.

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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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Register Now for Free Faculty Webinars

Register now for upcoming Webinars exclusively for faculty teaching in AACN members schools.

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April 22-24, 2015
Business Officers of Nursing Schools (BONUS) Meeting W San Diego Hotel, San Diego, CA
July 19-22, 2015
Summer Seminar Stoweflake Mountain Resort, Stowe, VT
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

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March 22, 2015
APRN Clinical Training Task Force Report Brief The Board of Directors of AACN convened a task force to offer recommendations on re-envisioning APRN clinical education with a focus on advancing new strategies and models to prepare the growing number of APRNs needed to address current and evolving healthcare needs. Chief recommendations and action steps in the task force’s final report include...
March 13, 2015
CNC Announces Second Annual Certified Clinical Nurse Leader Day The Commission on Nurse Certification (CNC) announced the second annual celebration of the Clinical Nurse Leader (CNL) certification. Certified CNL® Day —which will be observed on March 19— recognizes nurse professionals around the country who have advanced their careers by earning the CNL credential. Certified CNL® Day coincides with Certified Nurses Day™ a day set aside to honor certified nurses worldwide who make significant contributions to improving patient outcomes.
March 12, 2015
High Ranking Appointment for Dr. Mary Wakefield AACN is thrilled to report that Mary Wakefield, PhD, RN, FAAN, Administrator of the Health Resources and Services Administration, has just been appointed as Acting Deputy Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
March 9, 2015
New AACN Data Confirm Enrollment Surge in Schools of Nursing According to new data released today by AACN, enrollment in baccalaureate, master’s, and doctoral nursing programs increased last year as more nurses answered the call to achieve higher levels of education.
March 2, 2015
AACN Awards CNL Visionary Leader and Vanguard Awards AACN is pleased to announce that Nancy Hilton, Chief Nursing Officer from St. Lucie Medical Center in Florida, is the recipient of the 2015 CNL Visionary Leader Award. The highest honor presented by AACN to practice leaders making significant contributions to advancing the Clinical Nurse Lead
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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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