American Association of Colleges of Nursing


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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.

American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN)

a national organization of baccalaureate and higher degree programs in nursing that was established to address issues in nursing education.

A·mer·i·can As·so·ci·a·tion of Col·leges of Nurs·ing

(ă-mer'i-kăn ă-sō'sē-ā'shŭn kol'ĕj-ĕz nŭrs'ing)
A national organization of U.S. educational programs offering baccalaureate and higher degrees in nursing.
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The article outlines the essential elements of baccalaureate nursing education developed by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing that develop new expanded roles and enhanced practice focused outcomes for the nurse of the future.
The American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) holds that baccalaureate students need to understand the correlation between theory, practice and research (AACN, 2008).
Patton is one of nine nurses on the list, including Catholic Health Association President Sister Carol Keehan, SSM Healthcare President Sister Mary Jean Ryan, Health Resources and Services Administration's Mary Wakefield, National League for Nursing CEO Beverly Malone, American Organization of Nurse Executives CEO Pamela Thompson, National Federation of Nurses President, Barbara Crane, Director of University of Pennsylvania's Center for Health Outcomes and Policy Research Linda Aiken, and American Association of Colleges of Nursing CEO Geraldine "Polly" Bednash.
1 million registered nurses nationwide, presently 11,000 are certified in geriatrics, (fewer than the number of parish nurses), according to the American Association of Colleges of Nursing.
While the American Association of Colleges of Nursing says, that there are more nursing graduates than available jobs in the market, partly due to experienced nurses staying in positions way past their retirement age and part-time nurses filling in full-time roles.
It contains content consistent with the AACN Older Adults: Recommended Competencies for Geriatric Nursing Care developed by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing, and the goals set forth by Healthy People 2010.
Meanwhile, nursing colleges and universities denied 32,617 qualified applicants in 2005, also resulting primarily from a shortage of nurse educators, according to survey data released by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN).
To provide future nurses with the knowledge and skills needed to care for this growing population the Hartford Foundation funded a series of Geriatric Nursing Education Consortiums (GNEC) developed by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN).
The American Association of Colleges of Nursing has delineated competencies, indicators of quality, curricular elements and structure for research-focused and practice-focused doctorate.
edu, run by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing, offers extensive scholarships and financial aid resources for nursing students; www.
According to the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN, 2000), technological advances provide the opportunity to increase opportunities and improve the quality of and access to nursing education.
1 percent in two-year associate programs, according to the National League for Nursing and the American Association of Colleges of Nursing.

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