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Rounds with Leadership: Building a Culture of Belonging

February 28, 2024

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GNSA Selects Student Teams for the 2024 GNSA Digital Innovators Program

February 16, 2024

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AACN Announces 2024 Election Results for its Board of Directors and Nominating Committee

February 12, 2024

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The Essentials Update: the Latest on the AACN Essentials. Click here to learn more.

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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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  • Leadership Development

    Leadership development has been a cornerstone of AACN’s programs and services since the association’s inception nearly 50 years ago.

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    AACN offers a variety of ways for members to get involved in the work of the organization, from short-term projects to longer opportunities.

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  • Resources for Deans

    Find the tools and connections to help your institution thrive and grow with academic nursing.

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  • Teaching Resources

    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.

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  • Leadership Development

    Leadership development has been a cornerstone of AACN’s programs and services since the association’s inception nearly 50 years ago.

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  • Career Center

    AACN's online resource dedicated to employment opportunities in nursing education.

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  • Scholarships & Financial Aid

    AACN offers several scholarships for baccalaureate and graduate nursing students.

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  • GNSA

    The Graduate Nursing Student Academy (GNSA) provides high value programs, services, and resources to graduate nursing students enrolled at AACN member schools.  

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