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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.


November 5, 2015

Employment of New Nurse Graduates and Employer Preferences for Baccalaureate-Prepared Nurses

In August 2015, AACN conducted its sixth online survey of nursing schools offering baccalaureate and graduate programs in the U.S. to better assess the experience of new graduates in finding employment during these tough economic times.


August 7, 2015

New White Paper on the DNP: Current Issues and Clarifying Recommendations

The AACN Position Statement on the Practice Doctorate in Nursing (AACN, 2004) changed the course of nursing education by recommending that advanced nursing practice education be moved to the doctoral level. A decade later, the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) is widely recognized as one of the discipline’s two terminal degrees and the preferred pathway for those seeking preparation at the highest level of nursing practice.


May 11, 2015

AACN Selects Firm to Conduct National Study on Nursing’s Role within AHCs

AACN pleased to announce that Manatt Health Solutions, the interdisciplinary policy and business advisory division of Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP, has been selected to conduct a national survey and assessment on how to best position nursing schools to thrive within academic health centers (AHCs).


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...


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