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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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Submit Your Nominations Today!

AACN Awards recognize individuals and organizations for their outstanding achievements in support of the nursing profession.

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Special Conference Discount for Members

Don't miss your chance to save $50 on AACN events. Register before June 30th!

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Registration Now Open for Summer Seminar

Join your colleagues in the Golden Gate City and gain essential leadership development strategies.

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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

July 17-20, 2016
Summer Seminar Parc 55 San Francisco, CA
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

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NEWS & ANNOUNCEMENTS

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.
April 21, 2016
AACN Recognizes Dr. Joanne Warner from the University of Portland with the Sister Bernadette Armiger Award AACN is pleased to announce that Dr. Joanne Warner, PhD, RN, Professor Emerita from the University of Portland School of Nursing and past member of the AACN Board of Directors, is the recipient of the association's 2015 Sister Bernadette Armiger Award. Established to recognize individuals who have made significant contributions to advancing nursing education and practice, this award was presented to Dr. Warner at AACN's Spring Annual meeting held in Washington, DC in March.
April 19, 2016
AACN Members Endorse Resolution Calling for Smoke- and Tobacco-Free Schools of Nursing AACN is pleased to announce that the deans of the nation’s baccalaureate and graduate nursing programs have endorsed a resolution calling for smoke-free college campuses. This call to action was issued to mobilize support among nurse educators for promoting tobacco-free policies at colleges and universities nationwide in an effort to promote healthy behaviors and save lives.
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Featured Resource

 
AACN-Manatt 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 >>