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Rounds with Leadership: Practice Ready or Not?

AACN has played a central role in linking level of education to practice outcomes. Our advocacy around preparing a more highly educated nursing workforce stems from a core belief that baccalaureate and higher degree nursing education benefits both...
27-Sep-2023 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Rounds with Leadership: Helping to Meet Your Enrollment Targets

Given last fall’s enrollment declines and new concerns about the impact of the Supreme Court decision on race-conscious admissions, many academic leaders are anxious about what the new fall semester will bring. There are signs that enrollments may...
30-Aug-2023 9:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Rounds with Leadership: Preparing Graduate Nursing Students to Lead

Several concerns are generating much conversation in academic circles these days, including the increasing costs of higher education, the impact of the pandemic on student mental health and college readiness, leveraging AI and smart technology,...
26-Jul-2023 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Rounds with Leadership: Scanning the Higher Education Landscape

AACN is committed to serving as the authoritative source of knowledge to advance academic nursing. To achieve this strategic goal, staff routinely scan the horizon for any new developments in higher education that would be of interest to member...
29-Jun-2023 9:55 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Rounds with Leadership: A Closer Look at the AACN Data

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...
31-May-2023 3:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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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

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