In the last few days there have been communications from the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing and the National League for Nursing on matters related to accreditation. Since many of you have communicated concerns, the OADN Board of Directors wants you to know that we are monitoring the situation and will keep you updated as new information becomes available.
TITLE VIII NURSING WORKFORCE FUNDING REAUTHORIZATION INTRODUCED
Over the last fifty years, the Nursing Workforce Development programs (Title VIII of the Public Health Service Act) programs have helped to bolster the nursing pipeline by increasing the number of nursing students, faculty, and practicing nurses, including Registered Nurses (RNs) and Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (APRNs). Title VIII funding supports students in programs ranging from entry-level through doctoral levels. Read More about the Nursing Community
OADN CEO Named Fellow, Academy of Nursing Education
DONNA MEYER, NAMED FELLOW, ACADEMY OF NURSING EDUCATION
JOINING 2015 GROUP OF INDUCTEES
June 8, 2015 Pensacola, Florida – The Organization for Associate Degree Nursing is pleased to announce that CEO Donna Meyer will be inducted into the National League for Nursing’s Academy of Nursing Education at NLN Conference in October, 2015 with the credential of “Fellow.” Donna joins the academy’s 202 fellows representing nursing schools and programs throughout the United States.
The NLN established the Academy of Nursing Education in 2007 to foster excellence in nursing education by recognizing and capitalizing on the wisdom of nurse educators who have made sustained and significant contributions to nursing education. Fellows provide leadership in nursing education and in the Academy of Nursing Education, and support the vision of the NLN to promote standards of excellence in nursing education. Fellows serve as important role models and resources for new educators and for those who aspire to become nurse educators. READ MORE
IOM EVALUATION OF THE FUTURE OF NURSING REPORT
CEO DONNA MEYER PRESENTS AT THE INSTITUTE OF MEDICINE’S COMMITTEE FOR THE EVALUATION OF THE FUTURE OF NURSING REPORT
CEO Donna Meyer was recently invited to participate on a panel and present to the Institute of Medicine’s Committee for the Evaluation of the Impact of the IOM Report The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health. Shortly after the release of the IOM report, RWJF, in partnership with AARP, launched the Future of Nursing: Campaign for Action. The mission of the Campaign was to promote implementation of the recommendations from the IOM report.
New Foundational Courses Will Help Nurses Advance Their Education
The adoption of a standard set of foundational courses would make it easier for BSN administrators to accept transfer credits and for students to move into BSN programs, added Donna Meyer, MSN, RN, dean of health sciences and project director for the Lewis and Clark Community College Family Health Clinic and president of the National Organization for Associate Degree Nursing. It would also facilitate curriculum development and help standardize preparation for professional nursing practice, she said. “It allows variability or flexibility without having to penalize students if they transfer in from another institution.”
OADN continues to move forward at the national level to promote Associate Degree Nursing through leadership, collaboration, advocacy, and education to ensure excellence in the future of health care and professional nursing practice. This is your opportunity to become an active participant of the OADN Board of Directors at the national level. The annual elections are approaching. We are seeking candidates for president elect, secretary, director (2 positions), and Nominating Committee (3 positions). This is an excellent opportunity to represent your associate degree nursing colleagues and support OADN’s mission.
The brief presents projections for the supply and demand of registered nurses (RNs) and licensed practical/vocational nurses (LPNs) for the entire U.S. in 2025. The brief also includes a summary of the importance of RNs and LPNs in the healthcare delivery system, types of services provided and the settings in which these professionals provide services.
The National Center for Health Workforce Analysis’ mission is to support more informed public and private sector decision making related to health workforce through expanded and improved health workforce data, projections and information.
THE N-OADN FOUNDATION SUPPORTS OADN THROUGH THE GRANTING OF ACADEMIC SCHOLARSHIPS FOR ADN STUDENTS AND FACULTY, SCHOLARSHIPS TO ATTEND THE ANNUAL OADN CONVENTION, AN EDUCATOR OF THE YEAR AWARD, AND A RESEARCH GRANT.