New data from AACN show that graduates of entry-level baccalaureate (BSN) and master’s nursing programs are much more likely to have job offers at the time of graduation or soon after than are graduates from other fields.
AACN is pleased to announce that it has retained Korn/Ferry International to conduct the search for a new Chief Executive Officer. On October 28, Geraldine Polly Bednash, PhD, RN, FAAN, announced her plans to retire as AACN’s CEO effective June 15, 2014 following 28 years of service to the organization.
At its Fall Semiannual Meeting held in Washington, DC last week, the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) recognized nursing school deans, faculty, and practice leaders for their contributions to transforming nursing education.
The Jonas Center for Nursing Excellence (JCNE), Khan Academy and AACN announced competition rules for nursing students and other healthcare professionals to create video tutorials and exercises related to content covered in the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN®).
Geraldine Polly Bednash, PhD, RN, FAAN, announced her plans to retire as the Chief Executive Officer of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) effective June 15, 2014.As one of the nation’s most respected advocates for higher education in nursing and interprofessional engagement, Dr. Bednash has worked tirelessly during her 28 year tenure to promote standards in nursing education programs with the overarching goal of improving health care.
The Jonas Center for Nursing Excellence (JCNE), Khan Academy and AACN announced a partnership to create free, peer-developed, and expert-reviewed online resources to help nurses prepare for professional practice and sit for selected portions of the National Council Licensure Examination® (NCLEX-RN®).
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.
With the national movement to the DNP well underway, the AACN Board is seeking to identify best practices related to facilitating programmatic change and delineate barriers that may be addressed through focused advocacy and other means.
Leaders with The Arnold P. Gold Foundation and AACN announced a new collaboration to recognize nurses who exhibit leadership in compassionate, humanistic care as educators, researchers, mentors and practitioners as well as students who exemplify and demonstrate these qualities.
AACN is pleased to announce the second 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.
AACN Applauds Ruling that Upholds Race Conscious Admissions Decisions at US Colleges and Universities
On Monday, June 24, the U.S. Supreme Court essentially upheld current university policies related to race-based admission decisions by remanding the Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin case back to the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals for reconsideration. This action did not challenge or overturn the legal framework for considering race as a factor in college admissions as set by previous court challenges, including the Grutter v. Bollinger case from 2003.
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) today announced awards to 52 schools of nursing that have been selected to participate in RWJF’s prestigious New Careers in Nursing Scholarship Program (NCIN). During the 2013-2014 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 nursing program.
The Jonas Center for Nursing Excellence and AACN are pleased to announce that the application process for new scholarship funding for nursing students enrolled in research-focused (PhD) and practice-focused (DNP) doctoral programs is currently underway.
AACN is pleased to announce a convening of academic leaders for a National Dialogue on the Future of Nursing Science and the Research-Focused Doctorate on September 19-20, 2013 in Chicago, IL.
Upon release of the President’s Fiscal Year (FY) 2014 Budget, AACN applauds the Obama Administration’s effort to increase funding for nursing education in light of the sobering fiscal climate focused on deficit reduction.
The National Cancer Institute (NCI) has awarded grant funding to the City of Hope Medical Center to prepare Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) faculty to integrate palliative care content into DNP program curricula.
AACN announced that the Johnson & Johnson Campaign for Nursing’s Future has renewed its support for the national Minority Nurse Faculty Scholars Program. Designed to enhance racial/ethnic diversity within the nurse faculty population in the U.S., this collaborative effort provides generous financial support, mentoring, and leadership development to graduate students committed to teaching in schools of nursing after graduation.
Nursing Dean Emerita and Professor, Janet Rodgers, PhD, RN, FAAN, died Sunday, February 17, 2013, after suffering complications from a respiratory condition. Dr. Rodgers was Dean of the University of San Diego Hahn School of Nursing and Health Science from 1987 until 2001. She received a B.S. from Wagner College, and an M.A. in Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing and Ph.D. in Nursing from New York University.
AACN is pleased to announce that 10 nursing students have been appointed to serve on the newly formed Leadership Council of the Graduate Nursing Student Academy (GNSA). Following a national call for nominations, the following individuals will formally begin their terms on the Council beginning March 1, 2013
AACN is pleased to announce that two national nursing leaders – Dr. Joan Shinkus Clark from Texas Health Resources and Dr. Marjorie Wiggins from Maine Medical Center – are the recipients of the 2013 CNL Visionary Leader Award. The CNL Vanguard Award, which recognizes the innovative work of a CNL-certified nurse, was also presented at the Summit to Barbara Edwards from St. Lucie Medical Center for her exemplary work as a true champion for patient safety.
AACN is pleased to announce the results of its 2013 election to fill seats on the AACN Board of Directors and Nominating Committee. With votes cast by member deans and directors from the nation’s schools of nursing with baccalaureate and higher degree programs, those joining AACN’s top leadership ranks include...
On January 14, 2013, CNN Money published an article online titled “For Nursing Jobs, New Grads Need Not Apply,” which focused on the difficulty some new nursing graduates are having with finding entry-level jobs. AACN challenged this statistic and uncovered the following...