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  • AACN News Watch Weekly Edition

    News, Newsletter— April 14, 2021

    In this week's News Watch, AACN introduces a new monthly data spotlight, register now for the virtual Executive Development Series for Deans, and more.

  • Data Spotlight: Distance Education in Master’s Nursing Programs

    News, Research— April 14, 2021

    According to the National Center for Education Statistics, distance education (DE) is on the rise in US higher education. DE also has been on the rise within post-entry master’s nursing programs, according to AACN annual survey data.

  • AACN's Washington Weekly

    Advocacy, Policy— April 14, 2021

    Inside this edition of Washington Weekly: Take Action: Urge Your Representative to Sign “Dear Colleague” Letter Supporting Title VIII in FY 2022; President Biden Releases Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 ‘Skinny’ Budget; COVID -19 Update: College and University COVID-19 Statistics Overview; Student Loan Forgiveness for Frontline Health Workers Act Reintroduced in the 117th Congress.

  • Register Now: NursingCAS Application Overview for Students

    Student News— April 12, 2021

    Register now for the Preparing and Strengthening Your NursingCAS Application webinar on Monday, April 26, from 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm (EST). Learn about AACN Nursing’s Centralized Application Service (NursingCAS). Webinar topics include an overview of the NursingCAS application portal, information about application cost/fee waivers, guidance for requesting transcripts, dedicated time for Q&A, and more. The event is open to current and future NursingCAS applicants.

  • Faculty Link Newsletter: April 2021

    Faculty News, Newsletter— April 12, 2021

    In this month's Faculty Link,  AACN members endorse the new Essentials, learn more about the new CNL Exam Review Modules, and more.

  • AACN Announces Inaugural Digital Academy through Collaboration with Apple Education

    Faculty News— April 08, 2021

    AACN is pleased to announce the inaugural Digital Academy: Building the Essentials Tool Kit with Digital Innovation, which will be held as a pre-conference to AACN's Transform 2021 on November 29-December 1 in Dallas, TX. This event will bring together 30 innovative nursing faculty to develop digital projects around the 10 domains outlined in the new AACN Essentials. The Academy will provide nurse educators with training and tools to sharpen their skills as digital content creators and a unique experience to network with colleagues from schools nationwide.

  • AACN News Watch Weekly Edition

    News, Newsletter— April 07, 2021

    In this week's News Watch, view the latest Gallery of Leadership videos, view all AACN updates, and read Washington Weekly.

  • AACN Call for Photo Submissions: Help Showcase Nursing's Impact Over the Past Year

    News, Announcement— April 07, 2021

    While the COVID-19 pandemic has shed light on our nation’s long-standing health disparities, it also has brought the impact of nurses and the academic nursing community into sharper view.

  • AACN's Washington Weekly

    Advocacy, Policy— April 07, 2021

    Inside this edition of Washington Weekly: AACN Attends Meeting with the Director of NINR; National Health Service Corps Funding Opportunities Now Open; Highlights from AACN’s 2021 Virtual Student Policy Summit.

  • Bold Action Taken to Transform Nursing Education and Strengthen the Nation’s Healthcare Workforce

    Press Release— April 07, 2021

    AACN is pleased to announce the adoption of a new model and framework for preparing registered nurses, advanced practice nurses, and nurse specialists. On April 6, deans from the nation’s schools of nursing affiliated with AACN approved The Essentials: Core Competencies for Professional Nursing Education, which delineates competency expectations for graduates of baccalaureate and graduate nursing programs. This historic and bold move will transform how nurses are educated for entry-level and advanced roles.