(November 2018) - For nursing education, particularly within associate degree curricula, population health is defined as learning activities that “address the assessment, intervention, and evaluation of populations impacted by social determinants of health, how health information and healthy behaviors is promoted to populations, how disease can be prevented through public education and policy influencers, and the nature, types and sources of evidence used to measure the overall health and wellbeing of a community and the populations contained therein.” The purpose of this paper is to provide a working definition of population health and population health management in the context of nursing education, particularly within associate degree nursing curricula.
(September 2015) - The Organization for Associate Degree Nursing (OADN) and the Community College Baccalaureate Association (CCBA) recently submitted a joint statement to the Institute of Medicine’s Future of Nursing Evaluation and Impact Study emphasizing the importance of community colleges being able to confer the RN to BSN toassist in reaching the recommendation of an 80% baccalaureate prepared workforce by 2020. The two organizations have collaborated together on other initiatives and believe this is an important step in reaching the recommendation, and emphasizing the important role community colleges play in the United States.
(June 2, 2015) - All nurses must have access to seamless academic progression through high-quality, accredited nursing education programs that will meet the anticipated demand for qualified nurses over the next several decades. The Organization for Associate Degree Nursing (OADN) and American Nurses Association (ANA) commit to partnering with nursing and health care leaders, state legislature and regulatory agencies, universities, colleges, and other stakeholders in supporting and adopting innovative and emerging strategies to achieve that goal.
(August 2, 2017) - The Organization for Associate Degree Nursing (OADN), as the leading advocate for associate degree nursing (ADN), encourages voluntary specialized accreditation for associate degree nursing programs as a means to enhance educational quality. Accreditation is a peer-reviewed process, based on identified standards and a system of assessment, evaluation, and continuous improvement. Accreditation not only serves the public as a measure of quality for health care employers and academic partners of associate degree programs, but is also an assurance of quality educational standards applied to faculty, staff, and students.
(January 2014) - To fulfill our shared goal to prepare a robust nursing workforce, the undersigned organizations, acknowledge our full support of academic progression for nursing students and graduates. Community college presidents, boards, and program administrators are aligned with the nation’s nursing association leaders in the belief that every nursing student and nurse deserves the opportunity to pursue academic career growth and development. It is through the collaboration and partnering of our various organizations that we can facilitate and inspire the seamless academic progression of nursing students and nurses. Our common goal is a well educated, diverse nursing workforce to advance the nation’s health.
(August 2012) - The Organization for Associate Degree Nursing (OADN), as the leading advocate for associate degree nursing (ADN), promotes academic progression of ADN graduates in furthering education to reach their maximum professional potential. OADN supports the Institute of Medicine (IOM), The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health report, which states, “nurses should practice to the full extent of their education and training."