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

American Association of Critical-Care Nurses; American Association of Colleges of Nursing.
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The AACN Essentials were developed by national leaders and stakeholders in nursing practice and education to provide a framework for designing and assessing baccalaureate education programs.
She has dedicated her career to the advancement of nurses via education, science, and patient care on the local, state, national, and international levels," said UMSON Dean and AACN President Jane M.
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.
For the sake of transparency, the AACN asked the judiciary for an open audit, investigation, prosecution and trial of graft-tainted officials.
In 1998, Colleen Goode, RN, PhD, then chief nursing officer, helped form a national task force convened with the AACN that ultimately led to the creation of a postbaccalaureate nurse residency demonstration project for the hospital.
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.
In March 2004, a request for proposals to participate in the CNL pilot project was sent to AACN member universities and colleges (AACN, 2004b).
Information about the meetings can be found on the Society of Pediatric Nurses (SPN) (http://www.pedsnurses.org) or AACN (http://www.aacn.nche.edu/BACEssent Mtg.htm) web sites.
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 October of 2005 the Bitterroot Chapter of the American Association of Critical Care Nurses (AACN) put on its annual Critical Care Symposium.
One initiative which is gathering much support and adoption is a role proposed by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN).
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.