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December 6, 2016

AACN Career Link: December 2016 Faculty Vacancies

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.


December 6, 2016

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.


December 5, 2016

AACN Selects New 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.


November 9, 2016

AACN Renews its Commitment to Veteran's Health

In recognition of Veterans Day, AACN is proudly participating in Joining Forces Wellness Week 2016 (JFWW) in conjunction with the Office of the First Lady of the United States.


October 20, 2016

AACN Appoints New Chiefs and Special Advisors

AACN is pleased to announce the appointments of Dr. Joan Stanley as Chief Academic Officer and Dr. Suzanne Miyamoto as Chief Policy Officer. These nurse leaders are filling newly created roles on AACN's executive leadership team, which includes Dr. Deborah Trautman as President and Chief Executive Officer, Jennifer Ahearn as Chief Operating Officer, and Robert Rosseter as Chief Communications Officer. In addition, three veteran AACN staff also were recognized for their unique expertise and contribution to advancing the association's mission.


September 21, 2016

AACN Applauds Committee's Vote to Advance Legislation for Nursing Education and Practice

AACN applauds the House Energy and Commerce Committee for taking up a series of public health bills, including approving the Title VIII Nursing Workforce Reauthorization Act (H.R. 2713) and the Improving Access to Maternity Care Act (H.R. 1209). Both passed by a voice vote, which marks a monumental step in the legislative process toward becoming law.


August 25, 2016

AACN News Watch - Debut of the New Weekly Edition

Since 2001, AACN News Watch has been a reliable source for information on the association’s current initiatives, upcoming programs, and strategic opportunities for member schools. As information needs and preferences evolve, so must AACN’s principal communication vehicle, which now reaches nearly 40,000 subscribers. Starting this month, AACN News Watch will be produced as a weekly advisory to provide more dynamic content and ensure timely updates on the latest news for AACN members and external constituents. This publication will feature more streamlined content and a few recurring new sections.


August 3, 2016

Fifty Nursing Schools Nationwide Awarded Funding to Host White Coat Ceremonies

Arnold P. Gold Foundation (APGF) and AACN announced that 50 schools of nursing across the nation were selected to receive funding support to host White Coat Ceremonies, which emphasize the importance of providing compassionate care among health professionals. Launched in 2013, this ground-breaking collaboration between APGF and AACN was developed to promote humanistic, patient-centered care among future generations of registered nurses.


July 14, 2016

AACN Commends Senators for Introducing Legislation to Support the Nursing Workforce

AACN applauds Senator Jeff Merkley (D-OR) and Senator Richard Burr (R-NC) for introducing the Nursing Workforce Reauthorization Act of 2016. This legislation would reauthorize the Nursing Workforce Development Programs through Fiscal Year 2021.


June 28, 2016

AACN Joins Forces in Unprecedented Response to VA Proposed Rule

At the midpoint of the public comment period, professional nursing and veterans' organizations held a press conference today to demonstrate support and highlight the need for a proposed rule by the Veterans Administration (VA) to provide veterans with direct access to Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (APRNs) practicing to the top of their education and training in VA facilities.


May 25, 2016

AACN Applauds the VA's Proposal that Supports APRN Practice and Veteran Access to Care

Today, AACN applauds the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), Veterans Health Administration (VHA) for issuing a proposed rule that would allow Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (APRNs) to practice to the full extent of their education and training within VHA facilities. This landmark action underscores the important role APRNs play in providing safe, high-quality care across all settings. AACN, together with its colleagues in the APRN and nursing community, have been advocating for over three years to move this change forward. With over 8.7 million Veterans seeking care in more than 1,700 VHA care sites each year, full utilization of healthcare providers— including APRNs—is a necessity.


May 12, 2016

The Arnold P. Gold Foundation Renews Commitment to Funding White Coat Ceremonies at AACN Member Schools of Nursing

In celebration of National Nurses Week, The Arnold P. Gold Foundation (APGF) and AACN are pleased to announce that new funding is available to nursing schools interested in initiating a White Coat Ceremony in Fall 2016. Developed to champion scientifically-sound, compassionate care, the Gold-AACN White Coat Ceremony for Nursing is held at the beginning of an academic year to promote the importance of humanistic, patient-centered care to new nursing students. To date, the partnering organizations have provided funding and technical support to introduce White Coat Ceremonies at 160 nursing schools nationwide.


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