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AACN Online Community

AACN Connect is the place to have your voice heard in the nursing community. Here's what fellow members are talking about:

  • Telehealth in Your Curriculum 
  • DNP Portfolios
  • Student Administration Medication

See more discussions and chime in on these important conversations via AACN Connect! 


Faculty Development Brochure

Resources for Faculty

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AACN serves as the leading information resources on issues and trends impacting academic nursing.


Faculty Scholars Grant

Funding Opportunity to Support Nurse Faculty Scholarship

The Foundation for Academic Nursing, the new philanthropic arm of AACN, is pleased to announce the creation of the AACN Faculty Scholars Grant Program.

A total of $100,000 funding will be distributed to support four $25,000 faculty scholarship projects through 2022. Two awards will be offered in the 2020-2021 academic year, and two will be offered in the 2021-2022 academic year. The focus of these scholarly activities should reflect current issues in nursing education or practice and support of AACN’s strategic priorities.

View Call for Application
| Read the Press Release 


COVID-19 Student Support Fund - Donate Here

COVID-19 Nursing Student Support Fund

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 $25,000 in funding available, 50 awards in the amount of $500 will be made directly to nursing students, with the goal of funding one student in all 50 states. 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.  

Donate Here | Read the Press Release 


Faculty News & Announcements
  • Faculty Link Newsletter: May 2020

    Faculty— May 11, 2020

    In this month's Faculty Link, AACN announces the Faculty Scholars Grant Program, we celebrate National Nurses Month, and more.

  • Faculty Link Newsletter: April 2020

    Faculty— April 13, 2020

    In this month's Faculty Link, view the latest COVID-19 resources and view the call for faculty award applications.

  • Faculty Link Newsletter: March 2020

    Faculty— March 10, 2020

    In this month's Faculty Link, get all COVID-19 updates, view the chosen Digital Innovations Bootcamp's participants, and more. 

  • Faculty Link Newsletter: February 2020

    Faculty— February 24, 2020

    In this month's Faculty Link, view this year's faculty award winners, register for the Essentials Regional Meetings and view all upcoming webinars.

National Call to Action for Nurse Faculty Recognition

AACN has joined The DAISY Foundation™ to issue a National Call for Nurse Faculty Recognition to honor academic leaders responsible for preparing the nation's nursing workforce. AACN encourages those wishing to formally recognize nurse educators to consider using The DAISY Award® for Extraordinary Nursing Faculty. This award was created to honor nursing faculty who inspire their students to provide high quality, compassionate care. To date, more than 560 nurse educators have been recognized with this distinguished honor. Learn more.

AACN is committed to celebrating the faculty role and spotlighting the efforts made to recognize nurse educators in our newsletters, on the website, and at our regional meetings and conferences. Please send details about local efforts to showcase nurse faculty to cproulx@aacnnursing.org.