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September 11, 2014

AACN Announces Another New Scholarship for GNSA Members

AACN and Uniform Advantage are pleased to announce the launch of a new scholarship program for nursing students enrolled in master’s and doctoral programs.


September 9, 2014

AACN Futures Task Force Opportunities for Feedback

Given the significant changes underway in the U.S. healthcare system and the new practice expectations for nurses, AACN established the Futures Task Force to reassess our organizational priorities and seek recommendations for the future work of AACN.


August 26, 2014

AACN Announces New Scholarship for GNSA Members

AACN is pleased to announce that CertifiedBackground has committed $50,000 over the next five years to providing scholarships to members of the Graduate Nursing Student Academy (GNSA). This new funding will support master’s and doctoral nursing students who are working to advance the profession through a commitment to innovation, leadership, and/or mentoring. Since 2005, AACN has partnered with CertifiedBackground to provide background screening and compliance management solutions to AACN member schools.


August 19, 2014

Introducing the New AACN-Wharton Executive Leadership Fellows

AACN is pleased to announce the third class of nursing deans who have successfully completed the AACN-Wharton Executive Leadership Program. Launched in 2012 in collaboration with the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, this world-class enrichment experience is designed exclusively for top academic leaders in schools of nursing. This ground-breaking program, which now includes 87 graduates from schools nationwide, is generously sponsored in part by the Jonas Center for Nursing and Veterans Healthcare.


August 7, 2014

APGF & AACN Select 100 Nursing Schools for White Coat Ceremonies

The Arnold P. Gold Foundation (APGF) and AACN announced that 100 schools of nursing were selected to receive funding support to pilot White Coat Ceremonies, which are designed to instill a commitment to providing compassionate care among future health professionals. Funded by APGF Trustee Elaine Adler and her husband Mike, Co-Founders of the Adler Aphasia Center, this ground-breaking program was developed to promote humanistic, patient-centered care among incoming nursing students this fall.


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