AACN actively seeks opportunities to partner with businesses and organizations looking to connect with top decision-makers, faculty, and students within the nation's academic nursing community. Resulting partnerships must be consistent with AACN’s core values, mission, and strategic plan and result in a significant benefit to AACN member schools.
Launched in 2016, 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. 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. To date more than 60 videos have been produced through this partnership, which has been expanded to our practice partners and members of the American Organization for Nursing Leadership.
Nursing schools and practice sites interested in finding out more about AACN-TV, are encouraged to contact site producer Danny Cohen with New Media News TV.
Since 2005, CastleBranch has provided nearly two-thirds of colleges and universities nationwide, including 340 AACN member schools, discounted student background screenings, drug screenings, and compliance tracking solutions. Building on this success, AACN and CastleBranch launched a new online platform in 2017 called CastleBranch Bridges, designed to facilitate the clinical education of healthcare professionals and ensure quality outcomes. Through this initiative, AACN member schools can access a comprehensive, easy-to-use platform designed to streamline each phase of a student’s clinical journey from compliance tracking, clinical placements and scheduling, site orientation, skills assessment, and evaluation.
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In 2019, AACN and LiquidCompass announced a partnership to provide nursing schools with a host of job search and career planning resources to benefit students, new graduates, and alumni. Through this collaboration, LiquidCompass will create and maintain branded, customized nursing job search sites for AACN member schools at no cost. The nursing job search site will have real-time intelligence on key nurse hiring trends, including employer demand for nurses by specialty, academic degree, and experience level. In addition, LiquidCompass will provide access to its market data and analytics to nursing schools for a highly discounted subscription fee.
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In January 2020, AACN announced new partnership with Scrubin Uniforms that provides nursing schools, faculty, staff, and students with easy access to high quality scrubs and uniforms at a highly discounted rate. Through this collaboration, Scrubin Uniforms creates customized web portals for participating schools that allow students and staff to easily order the apparel needed to practice at various clinical training sites. This apparel, which will be selected by individual schools, can be branded with each school’s logo to help students and staff present a professional image to patients receiving care. Participating schools will receive, at minimum, a 15% discount off the lowest advertised price for scrubs and uniforms.
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Skyfactor Benchworks, a Macmillian Learning Company, provides research-based program benchmarking and assessments to help schools of nursing identify areas of improvement. AACN has formed a partnership with Skyfactor Benchworks to offer a wide range of assessment tools that provide comprehensive, confidential, comparative data with peer schools, which are based on the AACN Essentials and the National Task Force Criteria for NP programs. By being able to put your constituent's perceptions in a comparative context, we believe members will be able to more effectively focus faculty and administrative attention on needed areas of improvement. Current assessments focus on exit, alumni, and employer surveys for baccalaureate, master's, and DNP programs.
To find out how these assessments can meeting your quality improvement needs, please contact a Skyfactor Assessment Specialist at 417-429-0081 or via email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Vizient/AACN Nurse Residency Program was launched in 2002 as one of the first of its kind and has served more than 93,000 nurse residents to date. This program is a data-driven solution that allows participating organizations to focus on retaining new nurses by offering a widely accepted curriculum, the ability to benchmark their performance against that of select peers, and opportunities to network with others in the Nurse Residency Program. Trusted by more than 500 hospitals and health systems nationwide, this program is designed to help transition new entry-level nurses into their clinical roles while decreasing nurse turnover rate, improve decision-making skills, enhance clinical nursing leadership practice, and promote the incorporation of research-based evidence into practice.
AACN actively seeks opportunities to partner with corporate sponsors and other stakeholders to offer scholarship programs for nursing students in baccalaureate, master's, and doctoral programs. Programs currently available include the following:
AfterCollege/AACN Nursing Scholarship
AfterCollege gives new job seekers a competitive advantage by tapping into valuable professional networks with a patented job search algorithm and career-building tools to help land that all-important first job.
AfterCollege proudly offers the AfterCollege-AACN Scholarship Fund to support students who are seeking a baccalaureate, master’s, or doctoral degree in nursing. Special consideration will be given to students in a graduate program with the goal of becoming a nurse educator; completing an RN to BSN or MSN program; and those enrolled in an accelerated nursing program. One scholarship in the amount of $2,500 is awarded each quarter.
AACN's longtime partner CastleBranch funds two scholarship programs for students attending AACN member schools:
Geraldine "Polly" Bednash Scholarship
CastleBranch distributes two $5,000 scholarship to top nursing students in baccalaureate and graduate nursing programs four times each year. Eligible students must attend schools affiliated with CastleBranch or NursingCAS.
This scholarship recognizes the outstanding work of graduate nursing students who are advancing the nursing profession through a commitment to innovation, leadership and mentoring. Two $2,500 scholarships are disbursed each semester to eligible GNSA members.
Uniform Advantage-GNSA Scholarship
Uniform Advantage, a leading retailer of scrubs and medical uniforms, offers a scholarship program for nursing students enrolled in master's and doctoral programs. Developed to support future leaders of the nursing profession, this program is open to members of the Graduate Nursing Student Academy (GNSA) who are committed to making a positive impact on the nation's health and health care. Two scholarships in the amount of $2,500 will be awarded, one in the spring and one in the fall.