AACN Celebrates National Nurses Month

May is National Nurses Month, a time to honor and celebrate the incredible work of nurses. In the academic nursing arena, AACN applauds our member schools on their transformative efforts to advance nursing education, research, and practice. This month, we bring you an array of exciting opportunities and resources to inspire excellence, innovation, and engagement during National Nurses Month and all year long.

Foundation for Academic Nursing American Association of Colleges of Nursing - Simulation Become the Next Faculty Scholar

Mark your calendar! The Foundation for Academic Nursing, AACN's philanthropic arm, is set to launch the 2024 Call for Applications for the AACN Faculty Scholars Grant Program at the start of National Nurses Week on Monday, May 6. This year's grant cycle will focus on Innovation in the Use and Measurement of Simulation Pedagogy in Nursing Education, offering funding for two $25,000 faculty scholarship projects through 2025. Head to the AACN website on May 6 for the opportunity to apply.

Syllabus - The Newsletter for the American Association of Colleges of NursingDon't Miss the Special Edition of AACN Syllabus!

On May 6, AACN's Syllabus newsletter will feature a special supplement, showcasing opportunities, initiatives, and innovations from nearly 50 member schools of nursing. We thank all the organizations that contributed to this publication!

AACN Career Center Your Connection to Careers in Academic NursingSpecial Offer for AACN’s Career Center

Boost your faculty recruitment efforts during National Nurses Month! In May AACN will provide member schools with a complimentary email add-on when they post job advertisements in AACN’s Career Center. This add-on ensures that your employment opportunities gain maximum visibility, being prominently featured in our monthly email distributed to over 50,000 individuals within the academic nursing community. Visit the AACN website for more details and to take advantage of this offer.

Two smiling conference attendees at AACN ConferenceSave the Date: AACN Conference Registration Opens May 15

AACN conferences serve as a catalyst for inspiration and engagement for faculty and leaders from nursing schools offering baccalaureate and higher degrees. These events highlight the latest academic nursing innovations, trends, and advancements while connecting peers from schools across the nation. Whether you're seeking learning opportunities, leadership development, or collaboration, our conferences provide a comprehensive and nurturing environment for growth and advancement at all levels. Registration for events planned for the 2024-2025 conference season begins May 15.

Hand holding a mobil device with several app iconsShare on Social Media During #NationalNursesWeek

Did you know that National Nurses Week coincides with Teacher Appreciation Week? This provides an ideal opportunity to express gratitude to both nurses and nurse educators. Join the nationwide movement by sharing messages of appreciation, gratitude, and personal experiences on social media, using the hashtags #NationalNursesWeek and #TeacherAppreciationWeek. Download our social media tool kit for graphics and examples to post to your platforms! And be sure to follow our posts @AACNnursing.