Academic Nursing

AACN is the driving force for innovation and excellence in academic nursing. Together with our members, 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.

Upcoming Professional Development Opportunities

Executive Development Series for Faculty
Offered twice a year, this program is open to aspiring leaders, associate deans, and current chief academic nursing officers in the fall (prior to the Baccalaureate Education Conference), and AACN member deans and directors in the spring (prior to the Deans Annual Meeting). Whether it is providing approaches to building key connections, mastering a variety of communication techniques, or facilitating the advancement of those that report to you, participants consistently report that the presentations provide recommendations and strategies that are relevant, timely, and transferable.

Executive Development Series for Deans

This program is open to AACN member deans and directors prior to the Deans Annual Meeting. Whether it is providing approaches to building key connections, mastering a variety of communication techniques, or facilitating the advancement of those that report to you, participants consistently report that the presentations provide recommendations and strategies that are relevant, timely, and transferable. 

Organizational Leadership Network (OLN) Program
The AACN Organizational Leadership Network (OLN) is comprised of nursing academic leaders with broad administrative responsibilities, including associate deans and assistant deans. The OLN fosters professional growth and development, information sharing, communication, and discussion of key issues. Networking within these groups will be facilitated through programs, meetings and electronic communications. Learn more

Faculty Leadership Network (FLN) Luncheon
The AACN Faculty Leadership Network (formerly known as Instructional Leadership Network) is comprised of nursing faculty responsible for educational programs, including curriculum development experts and faculty with teaching and/or curriculum as their primary responsibility. FLN will foster professional growth and development, information sharing, communication, and discussion of key issues. Networking within these groups will be facilitated through programs, meetings and electronic communications. Learn more