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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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.
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.
For the sake of transparency, the AACN asked the judiciary for an open audit, investigation, prosecution and trial of graft-tainted officials.
The AACN (2005) indicated team teaching can save money, spare limited faculty resources, and improve interdisciplinary collaboration.
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.
AACN rushed three association functions out the door, outsourcing publishing, mail house, and meetings to the new for-profit.
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.
Some of the reasons cited by AACN for the disparities include role stereotypes, economic barriers, gender biases, misunderstanding the practice of nursing, and increased opportunities in other professions.
With the agreement commencing August 15, 2012, the CDC's Scientific Education and Professional Development Program Office has awarded AACN funding to support faculty development in the area of population health and connect nursing students with hands-on experiences at the community level to enhance their preparation for professional practice.