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Welcome to this new Web resource designed specifically for students at AACN member institutions. Please let us know what additional information you would like to see posted in this section by contacting rrosseter@aacn.nche.edu.

Student News

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 18, 2016

Employment of New Nurse Graduates and Employer Preferences for Baccalaureate-Prepared Nurses

In August 2016, AACN conducted its seventh online survey of nursing schools offering baccalaureate and graduate programs in the U.S. to better assess the experience of new graduates in finding employment during these tough economic times. For the fifth consecutive year, AACN asked schools to identify if employers in their region were requiring or preferring that new Registered Nurse (RN) hires have at least a baccalaureate degree in nursing.


November 3, 2016

AACN Launches 2016 Graduate Nursing Student Financial Aid Survey

In an effort to better understand the financial aid needs of graduate nursing students, the American Association of Colleges of Nursing asks for your participation in a brief survey on graduate nursing students’ experience with student loans. Graduate nursing students that have not taken out student loans are also asked to respond to a short set of questions about graduate program cost and program level. The survey will close on January 6, 2017.


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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