AACN Connect - Premier Online Community for AACN Members

In August 2017, the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) launched  AACN Connect,  the premier online community for AACN members to communicate and engage across the nation!


AACN Member Community

Free for AACN Member deans, faculty, staff, this space allows members to share best practices, curriculum concerns, innovations, request feedback, and have your voice heard in the nursing community. The platform provides a convenient way for membership to ask for expert advice, seek practical solutions to everyday challenges, identify best practices, and share the latest news impacting academic nursing. 

AACN Leadership Networks Members

NOTE: This community is only open to members of AACN's Leadership Networks. For information on how to join a leadership network, click here

Members of the Leadership Networks have a private space to take their listserv communication to a new level. While the ability to communicate from your inbox hasn’t changed, the added ease of reviewing past conversations, sharing documentation, and logging in to see fellow members will be a new benefit to these networks.  See below for list of leadership networks.

GNSA Members

NOTE: This community is only open to GNSA members. For information on how to become a GNSA member, click here

Connect peer to peer with fellow Graduate Nursing Student Academy (GNSA) members on hot topics, academic concerns, clinical triumphs, and any topic on your mind through the exclusive GNSA Forum on AACN Connect! Graduate studies are complex and your peers are here to support you! This interactive platform will enable students to share knowledge and best practices, ask questions, connect with fellow students across the country, and form strategic alliances.

Accessing AACN Connect

Log into your My AACN Dashboard, select the AACN Connect Member Community, the GNSA Community, or a specific Leadership Network if you are a member under “My Communities.” If you have any questions, please contact Alexa Tehansky, Associate Director of Online Learning and Engagement at atehansky@aacnnursing.org.


If you would like more information or are interested in learning how you can make an impact on the launch of this community, reach out to Alexa Tehansky, Associate Director of Online Learning and Engagement to learn more about volunteering to be an AACN Connect Champion at atehansky@aacnnursing.org