Resources for Deans

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

Latest AACN Announcements & Initiatives for Members
  • Considerations for COVID-19 Preparedness and Response in U.S. Schools of Nursing

    March 12, 2020

    AACN has developed some recommendations for our member schools to consider as they move ahead with their plans to address the COVID-19 outbreak in their local communities and campuses.

  • AACN's 2020 Deans Annual Meeting Cancelled

    March 10, 2020

    Given the unfolding public health concern posed by the Coronavirus and the critical leadership roles our members play on campus and in their home communities related to care delivery and prevention, AACN has moved to cancel the Deans Annual Meeting, Executive Development Series for Deans, Student Policy Summit, and the Nursing Advancement Professionals Conference planned for March 19-24, 2020 in Washington, DC.

  • Coronavirus Resources for Nurse Educators

    March 2, 2020

    To support the information needs of nursing school deans, faculty, students, and other stakeholders, AACN has developed this resource center to highlight key information sources about the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) found on the web.

  • Conference Opportunity for Graduate Students

    February 26, 2020

    The 2020 Graduate Nursing Student Academy (GNSA) Conference, which is exclusively tailored for students in master’s and doctoral programs, will be held in Washington, DC August 13-14, 2020. Sessions will focus on meeting students’ professional formation and leadership development. Reflecting the theme of Celebrating the Future of Nursing: A Graduate Nursing Student Summit, the conference will offer sessions on leadership development, political advocacy, mentoring, nursing innovation, and personal brand development.

  • AACN Announces 2020 Election Results

    February 20, 2020

    AACN is pleased to announce the results of its 2020 election to fill seats on the AACN Board of Directors and Nominating Committee.

  • Announcing Regional Meetings on AACN's Re-Envisioning of the Essentials

    January 14, 2020

    AACN will host four regional meetings to collect feedback from our members and stakeholders. Register Now! Participation is limited to the first 200 registrants.

  • Follow up & Highlights from AACN's 2019 Academic Nursing Leadership Conference

    November 4, 2019

    Thank you to the deans, directors, and colleagues who joined us in Washington, DC for the 2019 Academic Nursing Leadership Conference (ANLC). For those who were not able to attend, highlights from this conference are now posted on the web, including the Essentials presentation, PowerPoint presentations, committee reports, notes from the like-schools discussions, and photo galleries. To access these materials, please log-in to AACN's Conference Highlights web page.

  • Upcoming Opportunities for Member Feedback and Engagement on the AACN Essentials

    September 23, 2019

    AACN is planning a number of opportunities for members to provide input on draft documents produced by the task force as we work to reach consensus around the competency expectations of future graduates.

  • AACN Announces New PhD Pathway Discussion Group

    September 9, 2019

    AACN has created a dedicated community space for all member discussions concerning the PhD Pathway.

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