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AACN Accelerates Innovation in Nursing Education through a New Project Funded by the American Nurses Foundation

The American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) was awarded $1.5 million in funding through the American Nurses Foundation’s Reimagining Nursing Initiative to launch a three-year project titled Competency-Based Education for Practice-Ready...
24-May-2022 12:15 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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AACN Rounds with Leadership - Sustaining a Culture of Safety

The joy connected with hosting an in-person AACN Deans Annual Meeting last month was tempered by the news of the criminal conviction of former nurse RaDonda Vaught for making a fatal medication error. Despite numerous system failures contributing to...
28-Apr-2022 9:35 AM EDT Add to Favorites

U.S. Nursing Schools Endorse a New Vision for Research-Focused Doctoral Programs in Nursing

AACN and its more than 850 member schools of nursing have endorsed a new position statement, titled The Research-Focused Doctoral Program in Nursing: Pathways to Excellence, which promotes quality and innovation in nursing PhD programs (and similar...
12-Apr-2022 5:30 PM EDT Add to Favorites

President’s FY 2023 Budget Calls for Increased Support for Nursing Education and Research

President Biden has released the Administration’s Fiscal Year (FY) 2023 Budget, which outlines additional investments in nursing and other key programs under the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and Department of Education, as well as...
30-Mar-2022 8:30 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Dr. Cynthia McCurren from the University of Michigan-Flint Appointed Chair of the AACN Board of Directors

The American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) is pleased to announce that Cynthia McCurren, PhD, RN, dean and professor of nursing at the University of Michigan-Flint, has been appointed Chair of the AACN Board of Directors. Dr. McCurren...
28-Mar-2022 12:30 PM EDT Add to Favorites

AACN Leads Effort to Prepare New Nurses with Stronger Skills in Leadership, Resilience, and Well-Being

The American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) is pleased to announce an initiative focused on building leadership capacity in new nurses with a special emphasis on developing essential skills in resilience, self-care, and well-being. This...
25-Mar-2022 10:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

AACN Launches New Campaign to Address Vaccine Hesitancy and Health Misinformation with Funding from the CDC

The American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) has been awarded $1 million in funding from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to launch a new initiative titled Building COVID-19 Vaccine Confidence Among Nurses and in...
1-Mar-2022 10:15 AM EST Add to Favorites

AACN Announces 2022 Election Results for Board of Directors and Nominating Committee

AACN is pleased to announce the results of its 2022 election to fill seats on the AACN Board of Directors and Nominating Committee. With votes cast by nearly two-thirds of all member deans from the nation’s nursing schools with baccalaureate and...
10-Feb-2022 12:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

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