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Robert Rosseter
AACN Chief Communications Officer
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Press Releases


  • AACN Partners with CastleBranch in Clinical Preparation of Nursing Professionals

    October 23, 2017

    AACN and CastleBranch announced a new partnership that can provide schools of nursing nationwide with an online platform, CastleBranch Bridges (CB Bridges), designed to facilitate the clinical education of healthcare professionals and ensure quality outcomes. 

  • ELNEC Celebrates 200th Course

    October 6, 2017

    The End-of-Life Nursing Education Consortium (ELNEC), a partnership between the AACN and City of Hope, celebrated its 200th course in Minneapolis, MN.  Since its inception in 2000, ELNEC has been committed to providing educational resources and train-the-trainer courses for nurses in an effort to advance palliative care for those with serious illness.

  • AACN Opposes "Graham-Cassidy" Proposal

    September 22, 2017

    Today, AACN opposes the "Graham-Cassidy" legislative proposal, as it would place the health and coverage of millions of Americans at risk. 

  • AACN Announces New Members of the GNSA Leadership Council

    September 7, 2017

    AACN is pleased to announce that six nursing students have been selected to serve two-year terms on the national Leadership Council of the Graduate Nursing Student Academy (GNSA).

  • Fifty U.S. Schools of Nursing Awarded Funding to Host White Coat Ceremonies that Champion Compassionate Care

    August 14, 2017

    The Arnold P. Gold Foundation and AACN announced that 50 schools of nursing across the nation were selected to receive funding to host White Coat Ceremonies, which underscore the importance of humanistic patient care. 

  • AACN and NLN Oppose Cuts to Nursing in President’s FY 2018 Budget Proposal

    May 23, 2017

    Reacting to President Trump's proposed budget, AACN and the NLN expressed the associations' alarm at the negative impact that certain elements of the budget will have on the nursing workforce and the nation's access to high-quality nursing care.

  • AACN Strongly Opposes President's 2018 Budget Blueprint

    March 16, 2017

    President Trump released his FY 2018 America First - A Budget Blueprint to Make America Great Again. The budget proposes wide sweeping and devastating cuts to programs that ensure health across the nation. The American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) strongly opposes these cuts and warns both the Administration and Congress that decreasing federal dollars by this magnitude will threaten the lives and livelihood of millions of Americans.

  • AACN Announces Election Results

    February 15, 2017

    AACN is pleased to announce the results of its 2017 election to fill seats on the AACN Board of Directors and Nominating Committee.

  • AACN Applauds Bipartisan Commitment to Meeting Healthcare Needs

    February 7, 2017

    AACN applauds the introduction of the Title VIII Nursing Workforce Reauthorization Act of 2017 by Representatives David Joyce (R-OH), Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI), Doris Matsui (D-CA), Rodney Davis (R-IL), Suzanne Bonamici (D-OR), Patrick Meehan (R-PA), and Kathy Castor (D-FL). For over 50 years, Title VIII programs have helped provide a direct response to the call for nursing services across America. This legislation would reauthorize the Nursing Workforce Development Programs (Title VIII of the Public Health Service Act) through Fiscal Year 2022 and aligns them with current trends in the profession.

  • AACN to Move Headquarters Office in Washington, DC

    January 31, 2017

    AACN is pleased to announce that it will be moving its headquarters office to 655 K Street, NW in Washington, DC in late summer 2017. At its new home base, AACN will be co-located with peer associations representing medicine, dentistry, physician assistant education, and veterinary medicine.