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October 28, 2014

AACN Releases Findings from National Study on the Practice Doctorate

AACN released findings from a national study conducted by the RAND Corporation, which examined the progress made by nursing schools in transitioning to the practice doctorate – a solution advanced 10 years ago to better meet the healthcare needs of the nation. The report authors found near universal agreement among nurse educators about the value of the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree in preparing individuals for advanced nursing practice.


October 23, 2014

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

In August 2014, AACN conducted its third 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.


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.


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