News on AACN Turning 50!

  • AACN Kicks Off its 50th Anniversary Year!

    January 2, 2019

    Since 1969, AACN has worked tirelessly to maintain its role as the leading catalyst for excellence and innovation in nursing education, research, and practice. Over the past five decades, we have expanded our representation from 121 member organizations to over 800 member schools of nursing at public and private universities nationwide, representing 513,000 students and 45,000 faculty members—a remarkable development.

  • A Look Back at 1969

    January 15, 2019

    chap1-1.png?r=1547667568315 AACN is born! Forty-four Deans of Baccalaureate and Graduate Programs meet in Detroit, Michigan and form the Conference of Deans of Colleges and University Schools of Nursing. They elect Dr. Dorothy Mereness of the University of Pennsylvania (shown here) as Chair. Later in the year, the organization is renamed the American Association of Deans of Colleges of University Schools of Nursing.