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August 26, 2014

AACN Announces New Scholarship for GNSA Members

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.

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.

November 25, 2013

New AACN Data Confirm that Baccalaureate-Prepared Nurses Are More Likely to Secure Jobs

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.

June 27, 2013

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.

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