Rounds with Leadership: A Closer Look at the AACN DataAmerican Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN)
Earlier this month, AACN released findings from our Fall 2022 annual survey, which show declining student enrollment across nursing program levels. AACN staff are working to discern the causes of this downward turn and how we can best support schools in reaching their enrollment targets. We know from looking at the data from the National Student Clearinghouse, undergraduate college enrollment has dropped 8% from 2019 to 2022. This trend combined with the overall decline in the college-age population may be affecting enrollment in baccalaureate nursing programs.