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

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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.


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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April 29, 2016
At White House Event, AACN Announces Commitments by Nursing Schools to Combat Opioid Use Disorder WASHINGTON, D.C.— 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.
March 28, 2016
AACN Releases New Report "Advancing Healthcare Transformation: A New Era for Academic Nursing" 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. This report provides a strategic framework for engaging nursing and medical school deans, health system executives, and university presidents and chancellors in the collaborative work needed to spark clinical innovation, align critical resources, and fortify the public’s health.
March 21, 2016
Dr. Juliann Sebastian Elected as Chair of the AACN Board of Directors AACN is pleased to announce that Juliann G. Sebastian, PhD, RN, FAAN, dean and professor of the University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Nursing, was elected Chair of the AACN Board of Directors. Dr. Sebastian began her two-year term as the association's highest elected official at the close of AACN's 2016 Spring Business Meeting held earlier today in Washington, D.C.
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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 >>