Foundation for Academic Nursing

Introducing the Foundation for Academic Nursing

The American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) is moving forward with plans to launch a new philanthropic enterprise in 2020, the Foundation for Academic Nursing. "AACN’s Foundation for Academic Nursing will serve as a focal point for AACN’s future fundraising efforts while elevating the importance of academic nursing and our member schools in the philanthropic community,” said Dr. Cary. “As we celebrate AACN’s 50th anniversary this year, creating the foundation provides a wonderful opportunity to build on our past, focus on the future, and more fully achieve AACN’s vision and mission.” Read full press release here.

New Research Grants Program Announced

AACN also announced today that a new research grant program for nurse faculty will be launched in 2020 under the umbrella of the Foundation for Academic Nursing.  Funding for this program was raised through proceeds collected from sponsorships in AACN’s 50th Anniversary guide, which was prepared for its fall conference. More than 150 schools of nursing and colleague organizations contributed to this guide, which raised more than $115,000.

More details regarding the new grants program will be announced in 2020. 

See individual donors and organizations who have contributed to this program.

Foundation Announcements

AACN Seeking Foundation Director

Make a Donation

Donations will be used to launch a new faculty research grant program to be initiated by AACN in 2020. Your support for the AACN's Foundation for Academic Nursing will having a lasting impact that will help usher in new innovations in nursing education and practice.

If you are interested in donating, please click DONATE NOW. For more information, please email Jennifer Ahearn, Chief Operating Officer, at


Or send your donation by check to the following address:

Check Payable to: AACN Foundation for Academic Nursing

American Association of Colleges of Nursing
PO Box 418350
Boston, MA 02241-8350

Special Thanks to Members and Partners for Their Contributions


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