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  • AACN News Watch Weekly Edition

    Newsletter, News— November 15, 2017

    See AACN's latest updates on Simulation Use, CCNE's Newly Elected Officers, and much more!

  • AACN Statement on the Use of Simulation in Nursing Education

    Announcement— November 15, 2017

    It has come to our attention that misinformation about AACN’s position on the use of simulation in nursing education has been circulating within our community of interest. To set the record straight, we would like to clarify that AACN does not prohibit the use of simulation in offering quality clinical learning experiences. In addition, none of AACN’s current task forces are working on statements that would curtail the use of simulation. Further, the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), AACN’s autonomous accrediting arm, encourages innovative practices, including the use of simulation, so long as there are also direct-care clinical practice experiences (all experiences cannot be replaced by simulation). Some state boards of nursing regulate the number of clinical learning hours that can be completed via simulation in schools of nursing within their states. Some national certification bodies additionally require a minimum number of direct-care clinical hours for exam eligibility purposes. Please address any questions about the use of simulation to AACN’s Chief Communications Officer, Robert Rosseter, at

  • Faculty Link Newsletter: November 2017 Issue

    Faculty News, Newsletter— November 13, 2017

    See the latest opportunities for faculty including, webinars, conferences, funding opportunities,  and recent award winners.

  • Faculty Link Newsletter

    Newsletter— November 13, 2017

    See the latest opportunities for faculty including, webinars, conferences, funding opportunities,  and recent award winners.

  • An Overview: AACN’s 2017 Fall Advocacy Day

    Advocacy— November 13, 2017

    On October 30, academic nursing leadership established a record presence on Capitol Hill, with over 270 deans and associate deans from all 50 states and the District of Columbia meeting with 130 Congressional offices. AACN’s Fall 2017 Advocacy Day, part of AACN’s the Academic Nursing Leadership Conference in Washington, D.C., had members meet with their federal legislators to connect on pressing national priorities impacting patients’ health and nursing education.

  • AACN News Watch Weekly Edition

    Newsletter— November 08, 2017

    This week's News Watch features AACN's award winners from the Academic Nursing Leadership Conference. 

  • AACN News Watch Weekly Edition

    Newsletter— November 01, 2017

    This week's issue includes new position statement on Preferred Vision of the Professoriate,  taskforce seeking feedback, and CCNE revised accreditation procedures. 

  • Academic Progression Task Force Seeks Feedback on Position Statement

    Announcement, Membership— November 01, 2017

    The Academic Progression Task Force has completed the draft position statement. The Task Force is seeking comments from faculty, students and the larger community of stakeholders. We seek and welcome comments to consider in strengthening the position statement. 

  • AACN News Watch Weekly Edition

    News, Newsletter— October 25, 2017

    This week's issue features Rounds with Leaderships: Bridging the Nurse Faculty Shortage, AACN-TV, and the latest news and initiatives happening this week at AACN. 

  • Rounds with Leadership: Bridging the Nurse Faculty Shortage

    Rounds with Leadership— October 25, 2017

    New data show that one-third of the rapidly aging nurse faculty workforce is projected to retire by 2025 (Fang & Kesten, 2017). This finding, based on data compiled by AACN, should serve as a call to action to leaders in nursing education and practice to seek out new ways for preparing the faculty needed to teach, generate research, and innovate clinical practice.