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The COVID-19 Nursing Student Support Fund provides one-time grants to nursing students enrolled in AACN member schools who need financial support to complete their nursing programs and/or meet life expenses.
With more than 2,800 applications received, nursing students from all 50 states and the District of Columbia were chosen for support following a competitive application process. The Foundation for Academic Nursing is seeking additional support from other corporate and individual donors for this fund to expand our ability to help more nursing students in need.
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October 6, 2020
September 15, 2020
AACN is excited to announce the NursingCAS Discover Nursing Virtual Fair will be on Wednesday, October 7! This Virtual Fair is offered only to NursingCAS participating schools and allows programs to chat virtually with prospective students in their own personalized chat rooms in this live, online event.
September 11, 2020
Nominations must be made by representatives of AACN member institutions. Nominations are limited to one from each member school. The award and lectureship opportunity is presented annually at the AACN Deans Annual Meeting. View award details.
August 31, 2020
Sessions focus on a variety of topics related to AACN’s work on re-envisioning the Essentials. In addition to generous networking opportunities, attendees are invited to submit and review virtual poster abstracts, which showcase the use of technology, digitally innovative learning and teaching strategies, and competency-based assessment methods currently in use that will facilitate the transition to the new Essentials. View event details.
July 29, 2020
Deans and Associate/Assistant Deans of AACN Member Schools of Nursing are invited to join peers during the month of October to hear from leading experts, trendsetters, and academic and legislative speakers on driving innovation and excellence in nursing. This virtual experience begins October 1, with a live online event October 18-20, and post-conference content through October 30.
July 21, 2020
AACN hosted four virtual like schools discussion forums. During these stimulating discussions, member schools shared what is happening at their institution while learning about strategies and success stories.
July 6, 2020
AACN and Scrubin Uniforms announce a new partnership, which will make it easier for schools of nursing to acquire the Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) needed for nursing students engaged in clinical coursework.
May 18, 2020
AACN has created this gallery to spotlight insights and inspirations from member deans whose faculty and students are leading efforts to confront the pandemic in their communities. Member deans are encourage to submit a video for inclusion in the gallery. Submission deadline is July 15.
May 7, 2020
AACN is pleased to announce the creation of a new program designed to spark innovation and excellence in academic nursing. The AACN Faculty Scholars Grant Program will provide funding support to nurse educators whose scholarly activities reflect current issues in nursing education or practice and support AACN’s strategic priorities.
March 23, 2020
AACN is pleased to announce that Susan Bakewell-Sachs, PhD, RN, FAAN, dean and vice president for nursing affairs at Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) School of Nursing, has been appointed Chair of the AACN Board of Directors.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
September 9, 2019
AACN has created a dedicated community space for all member discussions concerning the PhD Pathway.
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