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February 10, 2021
AACN is pleased to announce the results of its 2021 election to fill seats on the AACN Board of Directors and Nominating Committee. With votes cast by member deans from the nation’s nursing schools with baccalaureate and higher degree programs, those selected to serve as AACN’s top leaders include...
February 1, 2021
AACN and CNC are pleased to announce the latest winners of the annual Clinical Nurse Leader (CNL) Awards, which recognize exceptional CNLs in academia and practice. Honorees include Latasha Kast, MSN, RN, CCRN, CNL from the UPMC Passavant, selected for the CNL Vanguard Award for exemplary practice as a CNL, and Rosemary Hoffmann, PhD, RN, CNL from the University of Pittsburgh, who will receive the CNL Educator Award. Both awards will be presented during the opening session of the virtual CNL Summit planned for February 25-27, 2021.
January 29, 2021
The Foundation for Academic Nursing, the philanthropic arm of AACN, is pleased to announce the first two graduate students to receive the Deborah E. Trautman Future Nurse Leader Scholarship. With funding provided by Liaison International, AACN’s partner in NursingCAS, the inaugural award winners are Taylor Bell, a Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) student from the University of Florida, and Karina Strange, a PhD student from the University of Tennessee-Knoxville.
January 19, 2021
AACN announces the launch of a new national campaign to accelerate the engagement of nursing schools in efforts to vaccinate the public against COVID-19. Through this initiative, nursing schools will pledge their support to safely engage faculty, students, and other stakeholders in the work underway to administer the vaccine and educate citizens on protecting themselves against this public health threat.
December 22, 2020
AACN applauds Congress for passing H.R. 133, the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021, which provides additional COVID-19 relief and funds the federal government for the remainder of Fiscal Year (FY) 2021. Specifically, this bipartisan bill provides $1.4 trillion in FY 2021 federal appropriations and increased investments for nursing education and research.
December 15, 2020
AACN is pleased to announce that its Board of Directors has endorsed a new white paper titled Promising Practices in Holistic Admissions Review: Implementation in Academic Nursing. This new resource provides a roadmap for schools looking to recruit more students from underrepresented groups into the nursing profession using evidence-based strategies and admissions redesign.
November 6, 2020
The End-of-Life Nursing Education Consortium (ELNEC) project is ending 2020 by surpassing a goal established 20 years ago with the project reporting that more than 1 million nurses and other professionals have been trained using the ELNEC curriculum.
November 3, 2020
The Foundation for Academic Nursing, the philanthropic arm of AACN, is pleased to announce the first two recipients of the AACN Faculty Scholars Grant Program, which was launched earlier this year to support nurse educators whose scholarly activities reflect AACN’s strategic priorities.
October 6, 2020
The resolution emphasizes the need for nursing schools to move from “crisis intervention to prevention” by developing a culture of wellness and resiliency.
September 28, 2020
Hurst Review, a leading NCLEX®-RN review course provider, is partnering with AACN to launch a new scholarship program for students in prelicensure entry-level baccalaureate, master’s, amnd doctoral nursing programs. Administered by AACN’s Foundation for Academic Nursing, scholarships in the amount of $2,500 each will be awarded to a deserving nursing student prior to the Spring, Fall, and Summer semesters.