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  • AACN Announces 2021 Election Results for Board of Directors and Nominating Committee

    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...

  • AACN Recognizes Excellence and Innovation in Clinical Nurse Leader Education and Practice

    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.

  • AACN’s Foundation for Academic Nursing Announces First Future Nurse Leader Scholarship Award Recipients

    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.

  • AACN Launches New National Campaign to Elevate Academic Nursing’s Role in Administering the COVID-19 Vaccine

    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.

  • Congress Passes Bipartisan Year-End Spending and COVID-19 Relief Bill

    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.

  • AACN Issues New White Paper to Support Diversity and Inclusion Efforts

    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.

  • ELNEC Project Reaches Historic Milestone with One Million Nurses Trained

    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. 

  • Foundation for Academic Nursing Announces First AACN Faculty Scholars

    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. 

  • AACN Members Endorse Resolution Calling for Action to Address Nurse Well-Being

    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.

  • Hurst Review Offers New Scholarship to Prelicensure Students through AACN's Foundation

    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.