AACN Membership Affiliations

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)

An autonomous arm of AACN, the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) ensures the quality and integrity of baccalaureate and graduate education programs preparing effective nurses. Officially recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education as a national accreditation agency, CCNE serves the public interest by assessing and identifying programs that engage in effective educational practices. CCNE is the nation’s leading accrediting agency for baccalaureate, master’s, and DNP programs at schools of nursing and also accredits post-baccalaureate nurse residencies.

Learn more at www.ccneaccreditation.org


NursingCAS is the nation’s only centralized application service for students applying to registered nursing (RN) programs at all levels…from the diploma to the doctorate. NursingCAS is operated by AACN in partnership with Liaison International, the nation’s leading provider of centralized application services to health professions associations. Liaison currently works with many other disciplines, including dentistry, pharmacy, physician assistants, and public health. This application service that provides prospective students the opportunity to apply to over 1,000 participating programs at nursing schools nationwide using one, online platform. There is NO cost for schools to participate in NursingCAS. All training, cloud-based software, and support are free. And participating schools can customize their requirements and the application on a per-program basis. 

Learn more at www.NursingCAS.org


AACN TV is an online portal for showcasing innovations in academic nursing. This platform was created through a partnership between AACN and New Media News TV to highlight schools of nursing, promote pathways into the profession, and explore future directions in nursing education. Videos produced through this partnership may be used to help recruit new students and faculty, highlight nurse-led research efforts, profile faculty members and/or students, spotlight community-based health services, showcase curricular innovations, illustrate pathways into nursing, and in many other ways. Schools producing video segments will own the content and may use the promotional material for their own marketing and communications purposes. AACN is committed to sharing the resulting videos with a national audience via media outreach, at upcoming conferences, through the association's nursing school directory, and on AACN's meetings app. 

Learn more at www.AACNTV.org