Don't miss AACN's Summer Seminar Call for Abstracts New Recommended CNL Practice Experiences New Headquarters Coming Soon for AACN
Don't miss AACN's Summer Seminar

This event provides chief academic nursing administrators & senior faculty leadership development strategies, concepts, and best practices for team building.

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Call for Abstracts

AACN invites abstracts that address the many challenges experienced by those new to the faculty role and describing programs, initiatives, challenges in baccalaureate and entry-level programs.

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New Recommended CNL Practice Experiences

Developed by an expert panel, this new document showcases experiences deemed critical for preparing CNL graduates.

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New Headquarters Coming Soon for AACN

This August, AACN is moving it's headquarters and website!

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The American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) is the national voice for America's
baccalaureate-and higher-degree nursing education.


July 23-26, 2017
Summer Seminar: Adapting to the Uncertainty in Academic Nursing: Building Effective Teams Mountain Thunder Lodge, Breckenridge, Colorado
October 27-28, 2017
Organizational Leadership Network (OLN) Program JW Marriott Washington, Washington, DC
October 28-31, 2017
Academic Nursing Leadership Conference (formerly Fall Semiannual Meeting) JW Marriott Washington, Washington, DC
November 15-16, 2017
Fall Executive Development Series Atlanta Marriott Marquis Hotel, Atlanta, GA
November 15-16, 2017
Faculty Development Conference Atlanta Marriott Marquis Hotel, Atlanta, GA

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May 23, 2017
AACN and NLN Oppose Cuts to Nursing in President’s FY 2018 Budget Proposal Reacting to President Trump's proposed budget, AACN and the National League for Nursing (NLN) expressed the associations' alarm at the negative impact that certain elements of the budget will have on the nursing workforce and the nation's access to high-quality nursing care.
May 5, 2017
Task Force Updates and Opportunities for Member Feedback As part of the work to advance AACN’s new Strategic Plan, AACN established 5 Task Forces in 2016. Please note the information below on reports and opportunities for member feedback. Final task force reports and position statements will be presented to membership at the 2017 Fall Semiannual and 2018 Spring Annual Meetings. View AACN Task Forces feedback opportunities for membership. Final Reports will be presented to membership at the Fall 2017 and Spring 2018 Annual Meetings.
May 2, 2017
AACN Applauds the Gold Foundation for Continued Funding for White Coat Ceremonies For the fourth consecutive year, The Arnold P. Gold Foundation (APGF) and AACN are partnering to promote compassionate care by sponsoring White Coat Ceremonies at schools of nursing across the nation. This year, APGF is providing $50,000 to support events designed to instill a commitment to humanistic, patient-centered care among nursing students beginning their studies this fall.
April 27, 2017
Schwartz Center and AACN Receive Macy Grant to Launch Compassion Scholars Program The Schwartz Center for Compassionate Healthcare, a national leader in the movement to strengthen and sustain the human connection at the heart of healthcare, and AACN have received a $33,000 grant from the Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation to develop a Compassion Scholars Program.
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Featured Resource

New Era for Academic Nursing Report

AACN is pleased to announce the release of a new report titled Advancing Healthcare Transformation: A New Era for Academic Nursing, which addresses how baccalaureate and higher degree schools of nursing can amplify their role in improving health and health care at the local, state, and national levels. Read Moremore