AACN Celebrates Turning 50!

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 825 member schools of nursing at public and private universities nationwide, representing 530,000 students and 45,000 faculty members—a remarkable development.

Photo Gallery

Library of Congress

Library of Congress

Donna Shalala

Donna Shalala

Deb Trautman, Donna Shalala, and Ann Cary

Deb Trautman, Donna Shalala, and Ann Cary

Deb Trautman

Deb Trautman

Ann Cary

Ann Cary

Richard Levin

Richard Levin

Group Photo 1

Group Photo 1

Group Photo 2

Group Photo 2

Group Photo 3

Group Photo 3

Group Photo 4

Group Photo 4

Feldman, Beal, Breslin, Trautman, Glazer, and Leuner

Feldman, Beal, Breslin, Trautman, Glazer, and Leuner

Stuifenbergen Group Photo

Stuifenbergen Group Photo

Cary, Levin, Trautman

Cary, Levin, Trautman

Outside Library of Congress

Outside Library of Congress

Julie Sanford Group Photo

Julie Sanford Group Photo

Ann Cary and Colleen Leners

Ann Cary and Colleen Leners

Lin Zhan and Jennifer Ahearn

Lin Zhan and Jennifer Ahearn

Vernell Dewitty Group Photo

Vernell Dewitty Group Photo

Group Photo 5

Group Photo 5

Table Setting

Table Setting

Group of Two Deans

Group of Two Deans

Ann Cary and Mary Beth Bigley

Ann Cary and Mary Beth Bigley

Group Photo 6

Group Photo 6

AACN Board of Directors

AACN Board of Directors

A Look Back at the Last 50 Years


Special Thanks to Members and Partners for Supporting AACN's 50th Anniversary