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Our Initiatives

Our Initiatives

Our Initiatives

As the collective voice for academic nursing, AACN serves as the catalyst for excellence and innovation in nursing education, research, and practice. 

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AACN Essentials

The AACN Essentials outline the necessary curriculum content and expected competencies of graduates from baccalaureate, master’s, and Doctor of Nursing Practice programs. 

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Jonas Nursing

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Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

杨贵妃传媒网ygfcmw·(中国)站入口直接进 is a primary advocate for advancing diversity, equity, and inclusivity within academic nursing.

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Well-Being & Resilience

AACN actively promotes best practices and exemplars related to faculty and student wellness in our programming and through strategic collaborations.

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Grant-Funded Projects

Since 2013, AACN has received over $20 million in grant funding that support our initiatives and help drive leadership, innovation, and excellence in academic nursing.

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NursingCAS

Nursing’s Centralized Application Service for Nursing provides accredited nursing schools with a free, robust admissions platform to streamline the application review process.

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Developing Nurse  Well-Being & Leadership Tool Kit |  Enhance your curriculum with learning strategies focused on building competency in well-being, self-care, resilience, and leadership | Sponsored by Johnson & Johnson

Why a BSN

Baccalaureate-Prepared Nurses are Essential to Quality Health Care   Impactful Nursing 

Discover how nursing education elevates patient outcomes and why BSN-educated nurses play a pivotal role in ensuring healthcare quality. This document is a must-read for healthcare advocates and stakeholders, shedding light on the vital role of baccalaureate-prepared nurses. 

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Why Conduct a LAMP Survey

Leading Across Multidimensional Perspectives (LAMP鈩) Culture and Climate Survey

Explore AACN's Leading Across Multidimensional Perspectives (LAMP鈩) Culture and Climate Survey, designed to assess the experiences of diverse students, faculty, and staff at nursing schools and identify practices that facilitate student success and a sense of belonging. This survey tool provides actionable insights for administrators, enhancing understanding of the learning environment's impact on student success and driving meaningful institution-level change.

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Education, Leadership, & Practice Initiatives