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AACN News Watch Weekly Edition

Published January 03, 2018


Weekly Digest

On December 26, Gallup News announced that for the 16th consecutive year, Americans ranked nurses as having the highest level of honesty and ethical standards among 22 top occupations. More than eight in 10 Americans (82%) describe nurses' ethics as "very high" or "high." Nurses have surpassed all other professions every year but one since Gallup first asked about them in 1999. 
In the December 27, 2017 issue of Minority Nurse magazine, AACN’s Chief Policy Officer Suzanne Miyamoto is featured in an article by Dr. Janice Phillips titled Advocating to Advance the Profession of Nursing: Opportunities for Student Engagement. In this profile, Dr. Miyamoto describes AACN’s role in preparing students to become policy advocates, discusses top priority policy issues, and identifies the resources available to help faculty prepare the next generation of health policy activists.

AACN Updates

CCNE Kicks off Editorial Series Exploring Values 
AACN to Welcome 700 Attendees to the Doctoral Education Conference 

Featured Speakers at the Upcoming GNSA Conference - Send Your Top Graduate Students!


The Social Pulse by OnCourse Learning Produces Digital Publication About Nurse Recognition

A partnership between by OnCourse Learning and The DAISY Foundation has produced a new digital publication “DAISY Brings Meaningful Recognition to Nurses.” OnCourse Learning is lending its support to the foundation by donating $2,000 to its nurse-led research projects program. 

What Are the Top Nurse Policy Wishes for 2018?

Five nurse thought leaders talk with Charting Nursing’s Future about the policies they would like to see enacted and how nurses can move their agendas forward.

Washington Weekly


Inside this edition of Washington Weekly: AACN’s Federal Policy Agenda and its core policy values will continue to drive AACN’s impact on health and health care in 2018; make sure to register today for AACN’s Student Policy Summit; and Congress returns from holiday recess to face several legislative deadlines, including the budget and CHIP reauthorization.

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Member News & Announcements

  • Villanova University recently announced the naming of the M. Louise Fitzpatrick College of Nursing to honor the college’s visionary dean who passed away in September. Under Dr. Fitzpatrick’s leadership, the Villanova College of Nursing developed into a leading nursing program. Read more >>

  • The University of Cincinnati College of Nursing’s iCoN program has received continued recognition as an Apple Distinguished Program (ADP) for the 2017-2018 academic year. The ADP designation is reserved for programs that meet criteria for innovation, leadership, and educational excellence and demonstrate a clear vision for exemplary learning environments. The iCoN Initiative has helped transform the traditional classroom model to meet the educational needs of the next generation of nursing students, redefining how students learn, interact, and collaborate. Read more >>

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