News & Data

Rounds with Leadership: Moving Ahead with Essentials Implementation

May 29, 2024

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Explore AACN's Data Products and Services

May 21, 2024

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Inside Syllabus - AACN Celebrates National Nurses' Month

May 06, 2024

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The Essential Update

 
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The American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) is the national voice for academic nursing. AACN works to establish quality standards for nursing education; assists schools in implementing those standards; influences the nursing profession to improve health care; and promotes public support for professional nursing education, research, and practice.

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