Upon release of the President’s Fiscal Year (FY) 2014 Budget, AACN applauds the Obama Administration’s effort to increase funding for nursing education in light of the sobering fiscal climate focused on deficit reduction.
The National Cancer Institute (NCI) has awarded grant funding to the City of Hope Medical Center to prepare Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) faculty to integrate palliative care content into DNP program curricula.
AACN announced that the Johnson & Johnson Campaign for Nursing’s Future has renewed its support for the national Minority Nurse Faculty Scholars Program. Designed to enhance racial/ethnic diversity within the nurse faculty population in the U.S., this collaborative effort provides generous financial support, mentoring, and leadership development to graduate students committed to teaching in schools of nursing after graduation.
Nursing Dean Emerita and Professor, Janet Rodgers, PhD, RN, FAAN, died Sunday, February 17, 2013, after suffering complications from a respiratory condition. Dr. Rodgers was Dean of the University of San Diego Hahn School of Nursing and Health Science from 1987 until 2001. She received a B.S. from Wagner College, and an M.A. in Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing and Ph.D. in Nursing from New York University.
AACN is pleased to announce that 10 nursing students have been appointed to serve on the newly formed Leadership Council of the Graduate Nursing Student Academy (GNSA). Following a national call for nominations, the following individuals will formally begin their terms on the Council beginning March 1, 2013
AACN is pleased to announce that two national nursing leaders – Dr. Joan Shinkus Clark from Texas Health Resources and Dr. Marjorie Wiggins from Maine Medical Center – are the recipients of the 2013 CNL Visionary Leader Award. The CNL Vanguard Award, which recognizes the innovative work of a CNL-certified nurse, was also presented at the Summit to Barbara Edwards from St. Lucie Medical Center for her exemplary work as a true champion for patient safety.
AACN is pleased to announce the results of its 2013 election to fill seats on the AACN Board of Directors and Nominating Committee. With votes cast by member deans and directors from the nation’s schools of nursing with baccalaureate and higher degree programs, those joining AACN’s top leadership ranks include...
On January 14, 2013, CNN Money published an article online titled “For Nursing Jobs, New Grads Need Not Apply,” which focused on the difficulty some new nursing graduates are having with finding entry-level jobs. AACN challenged this statistic and uncovered the following...
AACN President Jane Kirschling, PhD, RN, FAAN, and CEO Geraldine “Polly” Bednash, PhD, RN, FAAN, has issued a statement following the death of former Hawaii Senator Daniel Inouye.
AACN released preliminary survey data showing that enrollment in all types of professional nursing programs increased from 2011 to 2012, including a 3.5% increase in entry-level Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) programs.