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Commission On Collegiate Nursing Education Recommended For Maximum Term
December 19, 2006 — The National Advisory Committee on Institutional Quality and Integrity, a panel of the U.S. Department of Education (DOE), has voted to recommend that the Secretary of Education continue recognition of the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) for a term of five years as a national agency for the accreditation of nursing programs at the baccalaureate and graduate degree levels. At its meeting in Washington, DC on December 4, the Advisory Committee concluded that CCNE is in full compliance with the Secretary's Criteria for Recognition of Accrediting Agencies …

AACN And AfterCollege To Establish A Nationwide Nursing Career Network
December 13, 2006 — The American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) and AfterCollege have formed a strategic partnership that will provide scholarships and access to job opportunities to tens of thousands of nursing students nationwide. AACN, in conjunction with AfterCollege, will award scholarships to nursing students pursuing baccalaureate and graduate degrees at affiliated nursing schools …

Student Enrollment Rises In U.S. Nursing Colleges And Universities 6th Consecutive Year
December 5, 2006 — The American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) today released preliminary survey data which show that enrollment in entry-level baccalaureate nursing programs increased by 5.0 percent from 2005 to 2006. Though this increase is welcome, surveyed nursing colleges and universities turned away more than 32,000 qualified applicants due primarily to a shortage of nurse educators …

National Nursing Association Honors Independence Blue Cross For Nurse Scholars Program
November 17, 2006 — The American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) honored Independence Blue Cross (IBC) with its “Corporate Citizen Award” in recognition of the company's innovative program that combats the critical shortage of nurses in southeastern Pennsylvania by providing grants to fund scholarships, internships, and nursing faculty positions. In addition, a coalition of deans and directors of nursing schools in Pennsylvania gave special recognition to IBC for its efforts to improve nursing in the region …

AACN, Hartford Foundation And NYU Honor Nursing Schools For Innovative Gerontology Curricula
November 17, 2006 — The John A. Hartford Foundation Institute for Geriatric Nursing and New York University, in collaboration with the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN), are pleased to announce the winners of the 2006 Awards for Baccalaureate Education in Geriatric Nursing. Presented at AACN's fall meeting, awards were given to one faculty member at the University of Minnesota and three schools of nursing: Old Dominion University (VA), Johns Hopkins University (MD), and the University of Missouri-Columbia …

First Group Of Graduate Students Receive California AACN Minority Nurse Faculty Scholarship
October 10, 2006 — The American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) is pleased to announce that nine outstanding graduate students have been selected to receive The California Endowment-AACN Nurse Faculty Scholarship. Introduced last spring, this program was developed to provide financial support, mentoring and leadership development activities to nursing students from underrepresented minority populations who are committed to teaching in a California school of nursing after graduation …

Patients's Rights Calls On AMA To Cease Divisive Efforts To Limit Patients' Choice Of Providers
July 27, 2006 — In response to divisive efforts by the American Medical Association (AMA) and other physician groups to limit the ability of licensed health care professionals to provide care to millions of patients, the newly formed Coalition for Patients' Rights (CPR) today urged all health care professionals to work together to counter the AMA's actions …

Dr. Jeanette Lancaster Named President Of American Association Of Colleges Of Nursing AACN
March 29, 2006 — Jeanette Lancaster, PhD, RN, FAAN, the Sadie Heath Cabaniss Professor and Dean at the University of Virginia School of Nursing, was elected to serve a two-year term as President of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN). Dr. Lancaster assumed the presidency at AACN's Spring Annual Meeting held in Washington, D.C. earlier this month …

Nursing Education Was Spared Cuts In FY 2007 Budget Request Says AACN
February 15, 2006 — Today, the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) announced its support for the continuation of federal funding for nursing education included in President Bush's FY 2007 budget proposal. Though the president called for the elimination of other programs that prepare health professionals, funding for nursing was requested at the current level ($150 million) for Nursing Workforce Development programs (Title VIII of the Public Health Service Act) …

Monster-AACN Announce Five Nursing Scholarship Winner
February 2, 2006 — Monster, the leading global online careers property and flagship brand of Monster Worldwide, and the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) are pleased to announce that five scholarship winners have been selected to receive $25,000 awards through a new program created to address the growing shortage of nurse faculty …

Academic Leaders Form Worldwide Alliance On Nursing Education
January 18, 2006 — Four of the world's leading nursing education organizations have established a new alliance to improve patient care through nursing education and ensure a robust global supply of highly educated nurses. Formed in December 2005, the Global Alliance on Nursing Education (GANE) includes representatives from Australia & New Zealand, Canada, the United Kingdom, and the United States who are committed to enhancing the educational preparation of registered nurses (RNs), expanding opportunities for nursing education, and addressing student enrollment concerns, including the growing shortage of nurse faculty …

Enrollments Rising 5th Year U.S. Nursing Schools Turn Away Qualified Applications
December 12, 2005 — The American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) released preliminary survey data today which show that enrollment in entry-level baccalaureate nursing programs increased by 13.0 percent from 2004 to 2005. Though this increase is welcome, surveyed nursing colleges and universities denied 32,617 qualified applications due primarily to a shortage of nurse educators …

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