Thank You to All Our Members 2017 Master’s Education Conference AACN-Wharton Leadership Program Registration Now Open for GANES Conference New Holistic Review Tool Kit
Thank You to All Our Members

800 Schools, 18,000+ Faculty, 450,000+ Students, ONE association! Thank you to our members for your drive for excellence in academic nursing!

2017 Master’s Education Conference

Join us in Atlanta, GA as we examine the role of higher education in preparing nurses for the ever changing healthcare environment.

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AACN-Wharton Leadership Program

Submit your application now for this world-class leadership development program for seasoned deans/directors from AACN member schools.

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Registration Now Open for GANES Conference

Join us for the third international conference where key issues in nursing education, cross-border partnerships, and global health issues will be addressed.

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New Holistic Review Tool Kit

See the latest resource for holistic review, an effective admissions strategy that assesses an applicant’s unique experiences alongside traditional measures of academic achievement.

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February 22-24, 2017
CNL Summit Atlanta Marriott Marquis Hotel, Atlanta, GA
February 22, 2017
CNL Research Symposium Atlanta Marriott Marquis Hotel, Atlanta, GA
February 23-25, 2017
Master's Education Conference Atlanta Marriott Marquis Hotel, Atlanta, GA
March 17-18, 2017
Spring Executive Development Series (EDS) The Fairmont Washington, Washington, DC
March 18-21, 2017
Spring Annual Meeting The Fairmont Washington, Washington, DC

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January 10, 2017
Joint Statement from the Tri-Council for Nursing View the Tri-Council for Nursing latest joint statement that informs consumers, providers, and policy makers about the changing nature of care in the community and the importance of high impact teams, highlighting the roles of registered nurses and community health workers.
January 3, 2017
A Message from AACN’s Board Chair and President/CEO: The Policy Work Ahead in 2017 January 3, 2017 is the start of the 115th Congress with one-third of the United States Senate and the entire House of Representatives taking their oath of office or swearing in. For the association, this launches an incredibly active time as we work to educate new members of Congress, those returning, and the incoming Trump Administration on the important lens academic nursing provides to transform national policy.
December 15, 2016
Nurse Researchers Receive Funding to Study Impact of the NCIN Program The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and AACN announced 18 nurse researchers from four schools of nursing will receive funding to assess the impact of the New Careers in Nursing (NCIN)Scholarship Program.
December 13, 2016
VA Ruling on APRN Practice: A Breakthrough for Veterans Health Care The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) issued a final rule regarding APRNs providing clinical care in the Veterans Health Administration (VHA). The rule grants three of the four APRN roles (nurse practitioners, certified nurse-midwives, and clinical nurse specialists) the ability to practice to the full extent of their education and training, but does not include certified registered nurse anesthetists (CRNAs). AACN acknowledges the tremendous progress made by recognizing three APRN roles, which underscores the monumental change in policy at the VA. However, AACN believes the full cadre of clinicians will not be maximized within the VHA if CRNAs are excluded.
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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 Moremore