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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! 

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


COVID-19 Student Support Fund - Donate HereCOVID-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 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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Faculty News & Announcements
  • Faculty Link Newsletter: November 2020

    Faculty— November 12, 2020

    In this month's Faculty Link, view the announcement for AACN's second National Faculty Meeting on the Essentials, view the first recipients of the Faculty Scholars Grant Program, and apply now for ELAN.

  • Call for Abstract Period Open for 2021 Doctoral Education Conference

    Faculty— November 2, 2020

    These AACN conferences provide unique opportunities for you to engage with hundreds of leaders in nursing education. We welcome submissions related to the conference themes and sub-themes as stated below and as further outlined in the detailed Call for Abstracts.

  • Faculty Link Newsletter: October 2020

    Faculty— October 13, 2020

    In this month's Faculty Link, check out the new scholarships through AACN's Foundation for Academic Nursing, don't miss our December events: the Fall Faculty Forum and the Diversity Symposium, and more.

  • Faculty Link Newsletter: September 2020

    Faculty— September 16, 2020

    In this month's Faculty Link, register for AACN's Fall Faculty Forum, spread the word about the NursingCAS Virtual Career Fair, and more.

View Opportunities and Resources for Nurse Faculty Development
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