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January 24, 2017

AACN Announces CNL Visionary Leader and Vanguard Awards

AACN is pleased to announce that Ms. Elizabeth Murphy, Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer at Mercy Health Saint Mary's, is the recipient of the 2017 CNL Visionary Leader Award. The highest honor presented by AACN to practice leaders making significant contributions to advancing the Clinical Nurse Leader (CNL) initiative, this award will be presented at the 2017 CNL Summit in Atlanta, GA on February 22, 2017.


December 12, 2016

Seeking Member Input: Preferred Vision of the Professoriate Position Statement

The AACN Task Force charged with revitalizing the preferred vision of the professoriate position statement is seeking member input on the revised position statement before it is presented for AACN Board review and a full membership vote.


November 18, 2016

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

In August 2016, AACN conducted its seventh 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. For the fifth consecutive year, AACN asked schools to identify if employers in their region were requiring or preferring that new Registered Nurse (RN) hires have at least a baccalaureate degree in nursing.


August 26, 2016

New Holistic Admissions Review Tool Kit Available

Holistic review is a university admissions strategy that assesses an applicant’s unique experiences alongside traditional measures of academic achievement such as grades and test scores. It is designed to help universities consider a broad range of factors reflecting the applicant’s academic readiness, contribution to the incoming class, and potential for success both in school and later as a professional. Holistic review, when used in combination with a variety of other mission-based practices, constitutes a “holistic admission” process. Many colleges and universities have employed a holistic admission process to assemble a diverse class of students with the background, qualities, and skills needed for success in the profession.


August 3, 2016

Fifty Nursing Schools Nationwide Awarded Funding to Host White Coat Ceremonies

Arnold P. Gold Foundation (APGF) and AACN announced that 50 schools of nursing across the nation were selected to receive funding support to host White Coat Ceremonies, which emphasize the importance of providing compassionate care among health professionals. Launched in 2013, this ground-breaking collaboration between APGF and AACN was developed to promote humanistic, patient-centered care among future generations of registered nurses.


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