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Join deans and senior faculty this July on a journey of self-exploration focused on personal development and workplace effectiveness.
Download the AACN's Essentials guide on how to engage your practice partners in shaping nursing education.
Reach thousands of potential applicants from the nursing education, administration, practice, and research arenas with your employment opportunity advertisement on AACN's Career Center.
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As the collective voice for academic nursing, AACN serves as the catalyst for excellence and innovation in nursing education, research, and practice.
AACN actively promotes best practices and exemplars related to faculty and student wellness in our programming.
Announced in January 2022, AACN is leading a two-year project, titled A Competency-Based Approach to Leadership Development and Resilience for Student Nurses, with funding from the Johnson & Johnson Foundation in partnership with the Center for Health Worker Innovation.
With funding through the American Nurses Foundation’s Reimagining Nursing Initiative, AACN launched a three-year initiative earlier this year, titled Competency-Based Education for Practice-Ready Nurse Graduates, to accelerate the move to competency-based education and the rapid adoption of the 2021 Essentials.
The American Association of Colleges of Nursing is a leading advocate for diversity, equity, and inclusionin nursing. AACN offers programs and resources to help nursing schools develop, promote, and advance DEI initiatives.
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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.
“AACN is the only place that I can come and truly be among peers.”
Leadership development has been a cornerstone of AACN’s programs and services since the association’s inception nearly 50 years ago.
Volunteer & Engage
AACN offers a variety of ways for members to get involved in the work of the organization, from short-term projects to longer opportunities.
Resources for Deans
Find the tools and connections to help your institution thrive and grow with academic nursing.
AACN's education resources, curriculum guidelines, and tool kits provide a framework for positioning nursing programs to meet the healthcare challenges of a new century.
AACN's online resource dedicated to employment opportunities in nursing education.
Scholarships & Financial Aid
AACN offers several scholarships for baccalaureate and graduate nursing students.
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The Graduate Nursing Student Academy (GNSA) provides high value programs, services, and resources to graduate nursing students enrolled at AACN member schools.