News & Announcements
View the Tri-Council for Nursing latest joint statement that informs consumers, providers, and policy makers about the changing nature of care in the community and the importance of high impact teams, highlighting the roles of registered nurses and community health workers.
January 3, 2017 is the start of the 115th Congress with one-third of the United States Senate and the entire House of Representatives taking their oath of office or swearing in. For the association, this launches an incredibly active time as we work to educate new members of Congress, those returning, and the incoming Trump Administration on the important lens academic nursing provides to transform national policy.
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and AACN announced 18 nurse researchers from four schools of nursing will receive funding to assess the impact of the New Careers in Nursing (NCIN)Scholarship Program.
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) issued a final rule regarding APRNs providing clinical care in the Veterans Health Administration (VHA). The rule grants three of the four APRN roles (nurse practitioners, certified nurse-midwives, and clinical nurse specialists) the ability to practice to the full extent of their education and training, but does not include certified registered nurse anesthetists (CRNAs). AACN acknowledges the tremendous progress made by recognizing three APRN roles, which underscores the monumental change in policy at the VA. However, AACN believes the full cadre of clinicians will not be maximized within the VHA if CRNAs are excluded.
The AACN Task Force charged with revitalizing the preferred vision of the professoriate position statement is seeking member input on the revised position statement before it is presented for AACN Board review and a full membership vote.
Career Link is AACN's online resource dedicated to employment opportunities in nursing education. This month, over 60 positions at nursing institutions in 25 states are featured.
Award Winners Announced for the Innovation in Baccalaureate and Graduate Population Health Curriculum
AACN and CDC are pleased to announce the winners of the Innovation in Baccalaureate and Graduate Population Health Curriculum Awards. These awards recognize Schools of Nursing for their outstanding curriculum that increases or enhances the population/public health content in undergraduate and graduate nursing programs as an essential part of nursing education.