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A Closer Look at Enrollment and Graduation Trends

In 2022, for the first time since 2000, enrollment in generic baccalaureate programs declined slightly compared to the previous year. When comparing the schools that reported in both 2021 and 2022, enrollments decreased by 3,518 students (1.4%),...
23-May-2023 8:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

AACN and QGenda Launch New Scholarship to Support Nursing Students in Baccalaureate and Graduate Programs

AACN nd QGenda are pleased to announce the launch of a new scholarship program to support the preparation of new nurses and those seeking to advance their education. Open to nursing students pursuing baccalaureate and higher degrees at AACN member...
5-May-2023 11:35 AM EDT Add to Favorites

New Data Show Enrollment Declines in Schools of Nursing, Raising Concerns About the Nation’s Nursing Workforce

According to new data released today by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN), the number of students in entry-level baccalaureate nursing programs decreased by 1.4% last year, ending a 20-year period of enrollment growth in...
2-May-2023 11:35 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Rounds with Leadership: Facilitating Transformation

To help schools find the answers to these questions, AACN is working to provide guidance, resources, and information needed to facilitate decision-making and help programs move forward at a comfortable pace.
29-Mar-2023 4:45 PM EDT Add to Favorites

AACN’s Foundation for Academic Nursing Announces 2023 Future Nurse Leader Scholarship Award Recipients

The Foundation for Academic Nursing, the philanthropic arm of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN), is pleased to announce the 2023 recipients of the Deborah E. Trautman Future Nurse Leader Scholarship. With funding provided by...
24-Feb-2023 9:55 AM EST Add to Favorites

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Rounds with Leadership: Focusing on the Future of Faculty

For more than two decades, schools of nursing nationwide have experienced an unrelenting shortage of faculty, which has frustrated efforts to meet nursing workforce needs. AACN has led the effort to document the impact of the shortage and help...
23-Feb-2023 10:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

AACN Announces 2023 Election Results for Board of Directors and Nominating Committee

AACN is pleased to announce the results of its 2023 election to fill seats on the AACN Board of Directors and Nominating Committee. With votes cast by member deans from the nation’s nursing schools with baccalaureate and higher degree programs,...
9-Feb-2023 10:25 AM EST Add to Favorites

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AACN Rounds with Leadership: Forging Ahead with Competency-Based Education

When AACN membership endorsed the latest iteration of the Essentials in April 2021, we knew the transition to this new model and framework for nursing education would take time and ingenuity. AACN’s task force and Board leaders projected that it...
25-Jan-2023 2:50 PM EST Add to Favorites

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