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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...


March 13, 2015

CNC Announces Second Annual Certified Clinical Nurse Leader Day

The Commission on Nurse Certification (CNC) announced the second annual celebration of the Clinical Nurse Leader (CNL) certification. Certified CNL® Day —which will be observed on March 19— recognizes nurse professionals around the country who have advanced their careers by earning the CNL credential. Certified CNL® Day coincides with Certified Nurses Day™ a day set aside to honor certified nurses worldwide who make significant contributions to improving patient outcomes.


March 12, 2015

High Ranking Appointment for Dr. Mary Wakefield

AACN is thrilled to report that Mary Wakefield, PhD, RN, FAAN, Administrator of the Health Resources and Services Administration, has just been appointed as Acting Deputy Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.


March 9, 2015

New AACN Data Confirm Enrollment Surge in Schools of Nursing

According to new data released today by AACN, enrollment in baccalaureate, master’s, and doctoral nursing programs increased last year as more nurses answered the call to achieve higher levels of education.


March 2, 2015

AACN Awards CNL Visionary Leader and Vanguard Awards

AACN is pleased to announce that Nancy Hilton, Chief Nursing Officer from St. Lucie Medical Center in Florida, is the recipient of the 2015 CNL Visionary Leader Award. The highest honor presented by AACN to practice leaders making significant contributions to advancing the Clinical Nurse Lead


February 27, 2015

ELNEC Celebrates 15 Years as a Leading Advocate for Enhancing Palliative Care

ELNEC is celebrating 15 years of promoting excellence in palliative care education. To date, over 19,500 nurses and other healthcare professionals – representing all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and 85 countries – have attended an ELNEC train-the-trainer course, which provides a comprehensive set of teaching resources to better prepare health professionals to care for patients with life-limiting illnesses.


February 25, 2015

AACN Releases New Talking Points on RN Workforce Projections through 2025

AACN has developed a set of talking points to help outline the HRSA report’s projections focused on the RN population while underscoring the need to focus future workforce growth on addressing the shortage of baccalaureate- and graduate-prepared nurses.


February 19, 2015

AACN Announces Election Results for New Board & Nominating Committee

AACN is pleased to announce the results of its 2015 election to fill seats on the AACN Board of Directors and Nominating Committee.


February 2, 2015

AACN Responds to President's FY 2016 Budget

AACN has expressed support and concern over specific provisions outlined in the President’s Fiscal Year (FY) 2016 Budget that would impact the nursing workforce, critical healthcare research, and primary care practice.