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“OADN supports lifelong learning and academic progression and believes all pathways are important to meet the nursing workforce and ultimately health care needs of the country.” Donna Meyer, CEO of OADN
Who We Are
OADN is led by a Board of Directors who oversee association governance and set the organization’s strategic plan. OADN’s CEO and staff manage the organization’s day-to-day operations and implementation of the Board’s strategic plan. OADN is governed by bylaws grounded in the best practices for association governance, including transparency and accountability.
The Board manages the creation of specialized committees to research and report back on issues important to membership including leadership and curriculum development, among others. These efforts have recently included a COVID-19 Task Force.
Members of OADN’s Board are voted on by the membership every year in the fall, with staggered terms.
OADN is the national voice and a pivotal resource for community college nursing education and the associate degree pathway.
To expand networks that promote leadership, collaboration, and advocacy to further enrich nursing education and the communities we serve.
We provide continuing education opportunities, leadership development programs, and represent the needs of associate degree nursing program’s to leaders in government and influential organizations.
OADN ensures that those making decisions which affect your programs hear directly from you.
From innovative teaching strategies to developing your leadership potential, OADN provides opportunities for you to grow and develop in your role.
Through our scholarly journal and the OADN Foundation, OADN invests in scholarship and research to advance our collective goals as nurse educators.