American Association of Colleges of Nursing

The Voice of Academic Nursing

WASHINGTON, DC   |  www.aacnnursing.org

Mission

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

Ruling year info

1973

President & CEO

Deborah E Trautman

Main address

655 K ST NW STE 750

WASHINGTON, DC 20001 USA

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EIN

52-0971333

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Professional Societies & Associations (B03)

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Communication

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Our programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Data/Research/Communications

AACN's Institutional Data Systems and Research Center (IDS) provides essential data on trends impacting academic nursing and the healthcare workforce.

AACN's communications initiatives establish the association as an authoritative source for information on baccalaureate and graduate nursing education by generating increased visibility within and outside nursing. Publications include the Journal of Professional Nursing, Syllabus newsletter, and the weekly AACN News Watch, among others.

Population(s) Served

This program area consists of multiple initiatives and activities related to academic nursing, including the establishment of curricular standards, quality indicators for nursing programs, academic-practice partnerships, and interprofessional engagement.

Population(s) Served
Adults

These programs promote and spearhead advocacy for nursing education and research throughout the federal legislative and regulatory process.

Population(s) Served
Adults

National conferences focus on emerging issues of interest to a variety of constituent groups within schools of nursing.

AACN's portfolio of leadership development programs are designed for all individuals along the leadership continuum, from novice faculty to seasoned administrators.

Leadership Networks provide information, networking, and professional development for nursing school faculty and staff.

Population(s) Served

Student initiatives provide tools, education, and resources that address the professional development needs of graduate students from AACN member schools.

NursingCAS, a national centralized application service, allows prospective students to research and apply to multiple nursing programs using one electronic application.

Population(s) Served

AACN offers a portfolio of programs related to creating inclusive learning environments, including a special focus on Holistic Admissions Review.

Population(s) Served

The Commission on Nurse Certification (CNC) offers certification to graduates of Clinical Nurse Leader programs who meet the eligibility requirements established by CNC.

Population(s) Served

The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), an autonomous arm of AACN, accredits baccalaureate and graduate nursing education programs, as well as entry-to-practice nurse residency programs.

Population(s) Served

The Foundation for Academic Nursing is a philanthropic division of AACN, which raises funds to advance academic nursing, increase the impact of AACN's vision and mission, and support members' goals that align with AACN priorities. Initiatives include the Faculty Scholars Grant Program, the COVID-19 Student Support Fund, and several scholarship programs.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Adults

These programs advance nursing education, research, and practice and include projects funded by the Jonas Philanthropies, the Beckman Research Institute of City of Hope, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the National Institutes of Health (All of Us Research).

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Where we work

Goals & Strategy

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How we listen

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American Association of Colleges of Nursing

Board of directors
as of 02/03/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Susan Bakewell-Sachs

Oregon Health & Science University

Cynthia McCurren

University of Michigan-Flint

Lin Zhan

University of California-Los Angeles

Jean Leuner

Auburn University

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Organizational demographics

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