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.

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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(1) American Association of Colleges of Nursing. (2013) New AACN data confirms that baccalaureate-prepared nurses are more likely to secure jobs.
American Association of Colleges of Nursing: http://www.aacn.nche.edu/leading-initiatives
The American Association of Colleges of Nursing endorsed the Doctorate in Nursing Practice (DNP) in 2004 as a means of developing expert clinical practitioners.
One set of highly valued guidelines influencing curricula are developed by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN).
The American Nurses Association, American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, American Association of Colleges of Nursing and the National League for Nursing are leading the initiative.
This is the first time the College has been awarded this prestigious grant, which is a collaborative program between RWJF and the American Association of Colleges of Nursing.
Other partnering organizations include the American Association of Colleges of Nursing, American Organization of Nurse Executives, American Association of Nurse Practitioners, American Psychiatric Nurses Association, American Association of Neuroscience Nurses, and Association of Rehabilitation Nurses, the National League for Nursing, and the federal nurses of the military and public health services, and the Department of Veterans Affairs.
From 2009 to 2010, the number of graduates from doctorate of nursing practice programs nearly doubled to 1,300, according to the American Association of Colleges of Nursing. After completing the degree, these nurses apply science and research to improving patient care and health systems performance.
In addition, of the 3.1 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.
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).

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