Affiliated Sites

GANES - provides the informed international voice on the contribution of professional nursing education and scholarship to improving global health and health care.

ICONS - The Interorganizational Collaborative on Nursing Statistics (ICONS) promotes the generation and utilization of data, information, and research about nurses, nursing education, and the nursing workforce. ICONS is an association of individuals from a variety of organizations who are responsible for the development, compilation, and analysis of data on nurses and the settings in which they practice.

IPEC - In 2009, six national health professions associations have formally joined to create the Interprofessional Education Collaborative (IPEC), a new national organization that will focus on better integrating and coordinating the education of nurses, physicians, dentists, pharmacists, public health professionals, and other members of the patient health care team to provide more collaborative and patient-centered care. The founding members include the American Association of Colleges of Nursing, the American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine, the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy, the American Dental Education Association, the Association of American Medical Colleges, and the Association of Schools of Public Health. 

LACE Network - An electronic platform designed to provide a mechanism for transparent and ongoing communication among the organizations tasked with implementing the APRN Consensus Model and to disseminate current information to the nursing community regarding the implementation

NCIN -  New Careers in Nursing (NCIN) was a national scholarship program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) and the American Association of College of Nursing (AACN). Founded in 2008 to help alleviate the nursing shortage and increase the diversity of nursing professionals, NCIN awarded its final grants in 2015 to schools with accelerated baccalaureate and master’s degree nursing programs. In total, grants have provided scholarships to 3,517 students at 130 unique schools of nursing. 

Nursing Community - The Nursing Community is a coalition of national professional nursing associations that builds consensus and advocates on a wide spectrum of healthcare and nursing issues, including practice, education, and research. The Nursing Community is committed to improving the health and health care of our nation by collaborating to support the education and practice of Registered Nurses (RNs) and Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (APRNs). Collectively, the Nursing Community is comprised of 61 national nursing organizations that represent over one million practicing nurses, nurse executives, and nursing students, faculty, and researchers.

Nurses for a Healthier Tomorrow - Nurses for a Healthier Tomorrow (NHT) is a coalition of 43 nursing and healthcare organizations working together to wage a communications campaign to attract people to the nursing profession.

NursingCAS - AACN's Nursing Centralized Application Service (NursingCAS) provides accredited nursing colleges a FREE admissions platform to manage data-driven application reviews in a cloud-based software efficiently.

Tri-Council for Nursing - The Tri-Council for Nursing is an alliance of four autonomous nursing organizations each focused on leadership for education, practice and research. While each organization has its own constituent membership and unique mission, they are united by common values and convene regularly for the purpose of dialogue and consensus building, to provide stewardship within the profession of nursing.