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The American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) is the national voice for academic nursing representing 865 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. 



Six AACN Member Schools Receive Funding to Support Efforts to Accelerate Health Research and Extend Precision Health

Published May 16, 2019

WASHINGTON, D.C., May 16, 2019 – The American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) is pleased to announce that six nursing schools have been selected to receive funding through AACN's mini-grants awards program to educate diverse communities about the All of Us Research Program. To date, AACN has awarded $295,000 in grants to 26 nursing schools across the country through this initiative. The latest schools selected to receive funding include:

  • Morningside College (IA)
  • Pace University (NY)
  • Portland, Oregon Consortium: University of Portland, Linfield College, and Concordia University
  • University of New Mexico
  • University of Texas, El Paso
  • Washington, D.C. Consortium: Howard University and Marymount University (VA)

Launched by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the All of Us Research Program seeks to build a national research cohort of one million or more participants reflecting the diversity of those living in the United States. AACN joined NIH to advance this initiative by administering a mini-grants program to facilitate the engagement of the nursing education community with the All of Us Research Program, and in particular, its focus on including historically underrepresented communities in biomedical research (UBR). Funding received by schools is used to increase awareness of the program and the importance of participation from UBR communities. This initiative encourages collaboration between established community partners and nursing schools to disseminate information on the All of Us Research Program. 

To learn more about the All of Us Research program, visit