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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Inextricably entangled in the mess to which he was clinging were numerous other landing hooks such as he had attached to the warrior's harness, and with one of these he sought to secure himself until the storm should abate sufficiently to permit him to climb to the deck, but even as he reached for one that swung near him the ship was caught in a renewed burst of the storm's fury, the thrashing cordage whipped and snapped to the lunging of the great craft and one of the heavy metal hooks, lashing through the air, struck the Jed of Gathol fair between the eyes.
There were moments when the wind seemed to abate a little, but that did not last long and as if to make up for that respite the storm swept down with tenfold vigour and tore and whirled the more fiercely.
Maud laughed at my crestfallen expression, and I said, "As soon as the wind abates I intend going in the boat to explore the island.
The violent rushes abate not, but increase in frequency and fury until at midnight, when the streets are empty, the storm goes thundering along them, rattling at all the latches, and tearing at all the shutters, as if warning the people to get up and fly with it, rather than have the roofs brought down upon their brains.
All through the night the wind blows, and abates not.
We worked on; but the water increasing in the hold, it was apparent that the ship would founder; and though the storm began to abate a little, yet it was not possible she could swim till we might run into any port; so the master continued firing guns for help; and a light ship, who had rid it out just ahead of us, ventured a boat out to help us.
Once such a nurse has successfully passed this rigorous AACN examination, employers can be confident that a CNL brings value and knowledge to their organization.
Therefore, the purpose of this pilot study was to evaluate, within the context of the AACN Essentials, the self-reported level of confidence for nursing practice of BSN students following the implementation of an undergraduate senior-level clinical preceptorship course.
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.
AACN is pleased to see across-the-board increases in nursing school enrollments this year given our commitment to encouraging all nurses to advance their education as a catalyst for improving patient care," AACN President Jane Kirschling, RN, PhD, FAAN, said in a news release.
But the AACN welcomes this decree as a first effective step toward fighting corruption," the statement said.