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COVID-19 Nursing Student Support Fund

The  Foundation for Academic Nursing, the new philanthropic arm of  AACN, is pleased to announce an additional $47,500 in funding, 95 awards in the amount of $500 will be made directly to nursing students, with the goal of funding students in every state. All applications will be reviewed, and recipients will be selected by AACN with funds distributed via its philanthropic arm. Students interested in applying for an award must complete an online application posted on the AACN website. Students applying must be enrolled full-time in an AACN member school and provide contact information for their advisor who can confirm that the student is in good standing.  Students selected for funding will be notified by July 20.

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Student News & Announcements

  • Register Now: NursingCAS Application Overview for Students

    Students— April 12, 2021

    Register now for the Preparing and Strengthening Your NursingCAS Application webinar on Monday, April 26, from 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm (EST). Learn about AACN Nursing’s Centralized Application Service (NursingCAS). Webinar topics include an overview of the NursingCAS application portal, information about application cost/fee waivers, guidance for requesting transcripts, dedicated time for Q&A, and more. The event is open to current and future NursingCAS applicants.

  • Student Policy Summit Goes Virtual. Sign Up Today!

    Students— January 13, 2021

    The 2021 Student Policy Summit is going virtual! From March 1-31, 2021, baccalaureate and graduate nursing students enrolled at an AACN member institution can participate in recorded and live sessions to learn more about the policy process from leading experts.

  • Congratulations to the Latest AACN Scholarship Recipients

    Students— November 18, 2020

    AACN is pleased to announce the latest scholarship winners of the AfterCollege/AACN Nursing Scholarship Program and the Uniform Advantage-GNSA Scholarship. 

  • Opportunity for Graduate Students Interested in Teaching

    Students— October 28, 2020

    The Graduate Nursing Student Academy (GNSA) is seeking applicants for the GNSA Digital Innovators Program, a member-exclusive opportunity for graduate students who are interested in becoming faculty. 

  • New Scholarship Opportunity for Pre-Licensure Students

    Students— September 28, 2020

    Hurst Review, a leading NCLEX®-RN review course provider and AACN has launched a new scholarship program for students in pre-licensure entry-level baccalaureate, master’s, and 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.

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Apply to Multiple Nursing Schools with One Application

NursingCAS is an easy way to apply to nursing school. It is the nation's only service that enables individuals to apply to multiple nursing programs of interest offered at all levels with one, online application and set of transcript(s). The service helps to streamline the application process while providing guidance, updates, and support to applicants every step of the way.

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