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December 4, 2014

AACN, Jonas Center, & Khan Academy to Produce New Learning Resources

Jonas Center for Nursing and Veterans Healthcare (Jonas Center), Khan Academy, and AACN today announced the continuation of a groundbreaking partnership to produce innovative, online healthcare content for a global audience of faculty, students, practitioners, and consumers.


November 17, 2014

National Coalition Launches Effort to Place 10,000 Nurses on Governing Boards by 2020

AACN is pleased to be a founding member of the Nurses on Boards Coalition, a group of national nursing organizations working together to increase nurses’ presence on corporate and non-profit health-related boards of directors throughout the country.


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 27, 2014

Joint Statement from the Tri-Council for Nursing: Engaging Academic Nursing in the National Response to Ebola

Engaging the Nursing Education Community in the Local Response to the Ebola Virus, a joint statement from the Tri-Council for Nursing: American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN;) American Nurses Association (ANA); American Organization of Nurse Executives (AONE); and National League for Nursing (NLN)


October 23, 2014

Ebola Resources for Nurse Educators

To support the information needs of nursing school deans, faculty, students, and other stakeholders, AACN has developed this resource center to highlight key information sources about the Ebola crisis found on the web. This page will be updated daily to include details about new informational events and webinars, the latest news from the CDC, and work underway at our nation’s nursing schools related to Ebola preparedness and response.


October 23, 2014

AACN Announces Members of the Inaugural GNSA Policy Committee

AACN is pleased to announce the appointment of seven nursing students to the inaugural Graduate Nursing Student Academy (GNSA) Policy Committee. Selected through a competitive application process, members of this committee will receive support and guidance to become highly-skilled advocates on behalf of patients and the nursing profession.


October 9, 2014

AACN's Partnership with CDC Yields Opportunities in Population and Public Health

AACN is pleased to announce that new funding opportunities are now available through its partnership with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), which was created to help build capacity in the population health and public health nursing workforce.


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 Selects New Minority Nurse Faculty Scholars

AACN is pleased to announce that five new Minority Nurse Faculty Scholars have been selected through a national scholarship program funded by the Johnson & Johnson Campaign for Nursing’s Future. Launched to address the faculty shortage and enhance diversity among nurse educators, this AACN-administered program provides generous financial support, mentoring, and leadership development to graduate students from minority backgrounds who aspire to teach in our nation’s schools of nursing.


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.