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.
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.
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.
The Jonas Center for Nursing and Veterans Healthcare (Jonas Center), Khan Academy, and AACN are pleased to announce that 55 new healthcare lessons in 9 topic areas are now available online to supplement the learning of healthcare students, practitioners, and patients worldwide.
Deborah E. Trautman, PhD, RN, assumed the office of Chief Executive Officer of AACN on June 16, 2014.
In a report released last week by the Center for Workforce Studies at the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC), new survey data show that more than 80% of deans and directors from nurse practitioner, physician, and physician assistant programs are concerned about the availability of clinical training sites needed to provide hands-on educational experiences for health profession students.
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) today announced awards to 52 schools of nursing that will comprise the final cohort of RWJF’s prestigious New Careers in Nursing Scholarship Program (NCIN). For the 2014-2015 academic year, the schools will receive grants to support traditionally underrepresented students who are making a career switch to nursing through an accelerated baccalaureate or master’s degree program.
In support of a collaborative partnership announced last fall, The Arnold P. Gold Foundation (APGF) and AACN are delighted to announce that a lead gift of $500,000 for this ground-breaking program is being generously provided by APGF Trustee Elaine Adler and her husband Mike, Co-Founders of the Adler Aphasia Center.
AACN today named Deborah E. Trautman, PhD, RN, as its new chief executive officer, effective June 16. Dr. Trautman currently serves as executive director of the Center for Health Policy and Healthcare Transformation at Johns Hopkins Hospital.
AACN is pleased to announce the launch of the Quality and Safety Education for Nurses (QSEN) learning module series, a free faculty development resource for nurse educators teaching in master’s and doctoral programs.
Eileen Breslin, PhD, RN, FAAN, dean and professor of the School of Nursing at the University of Texas Health Science Center (UTHSC) San Antonio was elected to serve a two-year term as president of the AACN. Dr. Breslin assumed the presidency at AACN’s 2014 Spring Business Meeting held in Washington, D.C. earlier today.
AACN expresses concern over the President’s FY 2015 Budget recommendations, which may impact the nation’s future supply of registered nurses. With the budget released earlier this week and details continuing to emerge, the Obama Administration recommends level funding for the Nursing Workforce Development programs (Title VIII, Public Health Service Act) at $223.841 million and near level funding for the National Institute of Nursing Research at $140.452 million.