AACN


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American Association of Colleges of Nursing

 (AACN)
an organization founded in 1969 to improve the practice of professional nursing and its delivery in the public interest through advancing the quality of academic nursing education and strategic leadership in nursing. It has institutional membership rather than individual membership.

AACN

1 abbreviation for American Association of Colleges of Nursing.
2 abbreviation for American Association of Critical Care Nurses.

AACN

American Association of Critical-Care Nurses; American Association of Colleges of Nursing.
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Our partnership with Banner Health marks the beginning of a new phase of learning about how AACN CSI Academy can achieve its full potential," said AACN CEO Dana Woods.
In addition, Allan served as a grass roots liaison for the state of Maryland and as the AACN representative to the National Nursing Research Roundtable and the Healthy People 2010.
The AACN said its annual survey is the most reliable source for actual--as opposed to projected--data on enrollment and graduations reported by the nation's baccalaureate- and graduate-degree programs in nursing.
AACN is proud to be included among these organizations and looks forward to working with colleague organizations focused on advancing public health, including the Quad Council for Public Health Nursing Organizations.
AACN journals are recognized nationally as an invaluable resource.
As an active member of AACN, Martin has volunteered in a variety of roles, including on the CCRN Adult Item Writer Committee, Education Work Group, Faculty Advisory Team and as a member of the AACN Certification Corporation Board for 2003-05.
The Practice Alert issued by AACN in 2005 recommends radiographic confirmation of correct tube placement prior to initial use in all critically ill patients receiving feedings or medications via blindly inserted tubes.
In addition to the CNL role, the AACN Educational Task Force has also called for a transformational change in the education required for professional nurses who practice at the most advanced levels of nursing practice.
In addition to its annual survey, AACN also has collected data on the employment of new graduates from entry-level programs (baccalaureate and master's) to assess how well these RNs are doing in securing their first jobs in nursing.
AACN members receive CE at no charge, and there is a $5 fee for nonmembers.
They shared policy messages advocated by AACN including funding for the National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR), Title VIII funding (financial support for students) and implementing the recommendations of the Institute of Medicine (IOM) Future of Nursing report.
AACN published the Healthy Work Environment Standards--Skilled Communication, True Collaboration, Effective Decision Making, Appropriate Staffing, Meaningful Recognition and Authentic Leadership--in response to the urgent need for hospitals to implement initiatives to ensure that healthcare professionals deliver safe, high-quality care to their patients.