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About the American Association of Colleges of Nursing
The American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) is the national voice for academic nursing representing more than 850 schools of nursing nationwide. AACN establishes quality standards for nursing education, influences the nursing profession to improve health care, and promotes public support of baccalaureate and graduate nursing education, research, and practice. 



AACN-TV to Launch at AACN's Annual Meeting

Published March 18, 2016

AACN-TV to Launch at the Annual Meeting of the 
American Association of Colleges of Nursing


WASHINGTON, D.C. MARCH 18, 2016– The American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) is pleased to announce the launch of AACN-TV, an online portal for showcasing innovations in academic nursing. Accessible beginning March 19 at, this platform was created through a partnership between AACN and New Media News TV to highlight schools of nursing, promote pathways into the profession, and explore future directions in nursing education.

AACN-TV was launched to give nursing schools an opportunity to showcase the exciting work underway at their institutions to educate the next generation of professional nurses," said AACN President and CEO Deborah Trautman. "Through this new partnership, schools will gain access to high-quality video services at a discounted rate, which will facilitate their ability to show the "human side" of their programs to a national audience, including prospective students, alumni, legislators, foundations, and other stakeholders."

Videos produced through this partnership may be used to help recruit new students and faculty, highlight nurse-led research efforts, profile faculty members and/or students, spotlight community-based health services, showcase curricular innovations, illustrate pathways into nursing, and in many other ways. Schools producing video segments will own the content and may use the promotional material for their own marketing and communications purposes. AACN is committed to sharing the resulting videos with a national audience via media outreach, at upcoming conferences, through the association's nursing school directory, and on AACN's meetings app.

The following schools are among the first to have videos produced for AACN-TV, which will either debut at AACN's Spring Annual Meeting in Washington, DC on March 19-22 or be filmed shortly after the meeting:

  • Auburn University at Montgomery
  • Baylor University 
  • East Tennessee State University
  • Florida Atlantic University
  • Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne
  • Old Dominion University
  • Purdue University Northwest
  • Purdue University
  • Robert Morris University
  • Rush University
  • St. John Fisher College
  • Simmons College 
  • Temple University 
  • Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi
  • University of Illinois at Chicago 
  • University of Iowa
  • University of Minnesota 
  • University of Rochester 
  • University of South Carolina Upstate 
  • University of South Dakota 
  • University of Texas at Austin 
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison 
  • West Coast University

Early reviews from schools working with the staff at AACN-TV have been very positive, including high praise for both the video production process and the finished videos. To view some example AACN-TV films and to read full testimonials, please see below. 
Nursing schools interested in finding out more about AACN-TV, including production requirements, timeline, and costs are encouraged to contact site producer Danny Cohen with New Media News TV at For additional information, contact AACN's Chief Communications Officer Robert Rosseter at