Resources for Deans

Academic nursing leaders and students in an academic setting

Welcome to this web resource designed specifically for Deans at AACN member institutions. 

Latest AACN Announcements & Initiatives for Members

  • AACN Statement on Fraudulent Nursing Schools

    February 3, 2023

    AACN applauds the Department of Justice for shutting down a corrupt scheme involving three fraudulent nursing schools in Florida engaged in selling phony

  • AACN Launches New Leadership Education Modules

    September 7, 2021

    Sharpen your leadership skills using AACN's Leadership Education Modules, an on-demand series designed exclusively for aspiring leaders, including faculty and graduate students

  • AACN Launches New Leadership Network with DEI Focus

    July 26, 2021

    In keeping with our strategic priorities, AACN is pleased to announce the launch of its eighth Leadership Network: The Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Leadership Network (DEILN). This latest network grew out of AACN’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Group (DEIG), which was launched in 2018 to bring nursing school faculty and staff together to provide guidance to AACN and member schools on meeting diversity goals. With membership in DEIG now surpassing 120, AACN moved to evolve this advisory group into an official Leadership Network.

  • Print Copies on Sale Now: The Essentials: Core Competencies for Professional Nursing Education

    July 7, 2021

    Used to define quality in nursing education, The Essentials: Core Competencies for Professional Nursing Education outline the necessary curriculum content and expected competencies of graduates from baccalaureate, master’s, and Doctor of Nursing Practice programs. With the endorsement of the new AACN Essentials by the membership in April 2021, academic nursing is moving toward a new model and framework for nursing education using a competency-based approach.

  • AACN Issues New White Paper to Support Diversity and Inclusion Efforts

    December 15, 2020

    As a primary advocate for advancing diversity and inclusion within schools of nursing, AACN is pleased to announce that its Board of Directors has endorsed a new white paper titled Promising Practices in Holistic Admissions Review: Implementation in Academic Nursing. This new resource provides a roadmap for schools looking to recruit more students from underrepresented groups into the nursing profession using evidence-based strategies and admissions redesign.


Rounds with Leadership

A new forum for AACN’s Board Chair and President/CEO to offer commentary on issues and trends impacting academic nursing.

Read the latest forum


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2020 Award Winners in Excellence in Academic Nursing

At the 2020 Academic Nursing Leadership Conference (ANLC), AACN presented several awards to individuals and member schools for their outstanding contributions to nursing education, research, and practice. 

Learn More About Award Winners

View AACN Awards