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February 15, 2017

AACN News Watch Weekly Edition


February 15, 2017

AACN Announces Election Results

AACN is pleased to announce the results of its 2017 election to fill seats on the AACN Board of Directors and Nominating Committee.


February 7, 2017

AACN Applauds Bipartisan Commitment to Meeting Healthcare Needs

AACN applauds the introduction of the Title VIII Nursing Workforce Reauthorization Act of 2017 by Representatives David Joyce (R-OH), Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI), Doris Matsui (D-CA), Rodney Davis (R-IL), Suzanne Bonamici (D-OR), Patrick Meehan (R-PA), and Kathy Castor (D-FL). For over 50 years, Title VIII programs have helped provide a direct response to the call for nursing services across America. This legislation would reauthorize the Nursing Workforce Development Programs (Title VIII of the Public Health Service Act) through Fiscal Year 2022 and aligns them with current trends in the profession.


January 31, 2017

AACN to Move Headquarters Office in Washington, DC

AACN is pleased to announce that it will be moving its headquarters office to 655 K Street, NW in Washington, DC in late summer 2017. At its new home base, AACN will be co-located with peer associations representing medicine, dentistry, physician assistant education, and veterinary medicine.


January 24, 2017

AACN Announces CNL Visionary Leader and Vanguard Awards

AACN is pleased to announce that Ms. Elizabeth Murphy, Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer at Mercy Health Saint Mary's, is the recipient of the 2017 CNL Visionary Leader Award. The highest honor presented by AACN to practice leaders making significant contributions to advancing the Clinical Nurse Leader (CNL) initiative, this award will be presented at the 2017 CNL Summit in Atlanta, GA on February 22, 2017.


January 10, 2017

Joint Statement from the Tri-Council for Nursing

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

A Message from AACN’s Board Chair and President/CEO: The Policy Work Ahead in 2017

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.


December 15, 2016

Nurse Researchers Receive Funding to Study Impact of the NCIN Program

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.


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