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June 17, 2014

AACN, Jonas Center & Khan Academy Introduce Online Learning Materials

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.


June 16, 2014

Deborah Trautman Assumes the Role of AACN’s CEO

Deborah E. Trautman, PhD, RN, assumed the office of Chief Executive Officer of AACN on June 16, 2014.


June 12, 2014

Interprofessional Survey Shows New Data on Clinical Training of Health Professionals

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.


May 28, 2014

Final Cohort of RWJF NCIN Program Awards Grants to 400 Scholarships

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.


May 9, 2014

The Arnold P. Gold Foundation and AACN Initiate White Coat Ceremony

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.


April 24, 2014

Dr. Deborah Trautman Named CEO of AACN

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.


April 15, 2014

AACN Releases Free Online QSEN Modules for Graduate Nursing Programs

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.


March 24, 2014

Dr. Eileen Breslin from UTHSC San Antonio Assumes Presidency of AACN

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.


March 6, 2014

AACN Expresses Concern Over the President's FY 2015 Budget

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.


February 25, 2014

AACN Applauds New Lancet Study Linking Nursing Education and Patient Outcomes

AACN applauds new research published today in The Lancet, which shows that patients experiencing complications after surgery are more likely to live if treated in hospitals with adequate nurse staffing levels and higher numbers of nurses prepared at the baccalaureate degree level.


February 20, 2014

Commission on Nurse Certification Receives NCCA Accreditation

AACN is pleased to announce that the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA) has accredited the Clinical Nurse Leader (CNL) certification program administered by the Commission on Nurse Certification, an autonomous arm of AACN. The CNL certification program has been accredited by the NCCA for the maximum five-year period expiring January 31, 2019.


February 11, 2014

Winners Announced of Khan Academy Competition

The Jonas Center for Nursing Excellence, Khan Academy, and AACN are pleased to announce that 14 individuals have been selected to join a select group of educators working to transform how health education is delivered across disciplines around the globe.