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December 5, 2022
AACN is pleased to announce that 10 schools of nursing have been selected to participate in a national initiative designed to transform nursing education and practice. With funding through the American Nurses Foundation’s Reimagining Nursing Initiative, AACN launched a three-year initiative earlier this year, titled...
October 24, 2022
The Foundation for Academic Nursing, the philanthropic arm of the AACN, is pleased to announce the 2022-2023 recipients of the AACN Faculty Scholars Grant. The nurse educators to receive funding this year include Dr. Carol Kostovich from Loyola University Chicago and the team of Drs. Kelly Small Casler and Kate Sustersic Gawlik from The Ohio State University.
October 11, 2022
AACN is pleased to announce a call for pilot schools for a new initiative focused on implementing The Essentials: Core Competencies for Professional Nursing Education and accelerating the transition to competency-based nursing education.
September 8, 2022
AACN is pleased to announce a call for pilot schools for a new initiative funded by Johnson & Johnson aimed at preparing baccalaureate nursing graduates to meet the competency expectations outlined in the AACN Essentials.
July 28, 2022
AACN is pleased to announce that 50 schools of nursing from 28 states have been selected to participate in a national initiative designed to foster inclusive learning environments and build a more diverse nursing workforce.
June 24, 2022
In light of the Supreme Court’s ruling in the Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization case, AACN is deeply concerned about the impact this decision will have on the public’s health, health equity, and safe nursing practice.
June 21, 2022
AACN is pleased to announce the release of a new study summary titled The State of Doctor of Nursing Practice Education in 2022. This report provides the latest national data on trends in Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) programs; insights from employers, graduates, and program administrators on the value and impact of DNP education; and recommendations for ongoing engagement with practice partners and certification organizations to support the DNP for entry into advanced practice nursing.
May 26, 2022
Dr. Cynthia McCurren, Chair of the AACN Board of Directors, appeared before the House Appropriation Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies to discuss the importance of elevated funding for ...
May 24, 2022
AACN was awarded $1.5 million in funding through the American Nurses Foundation’s Reimagining Nursing Initiative to launch a three-year project titled Competency-Based Education for Practice-Ready Nurse Graduates. This project is designed to accelerate transformation in nursing education by supporting innovative approaches to competency development and skills assessment for new nurses.
April 14, 2022
AACN is launching a new initiative to assist nursing schools in creating inclusive learning environments where all students feel a strong sense of belonging and purpose. With funding provided by Johnson & Johnson, this new 18-month initiative entails scaling up the use of AACN’s Leading Across Multidimensional Perspectives (LAMP©) Culture and Climate Survey to better assess the experiences of racially diverse nursing students and identify practices that facilitate student success.