A message from CEO Donna Meyer
“Collaboration is the cornerstone for our ongoing efforts to advocate for community college nursing education and the associate degree pathway. OADN values the significant contributions of our Premier and Allied Partners, and we are committed to working together to enrich the nursing profession and promote the delivery of quality health care for the communities we serve.”
As our exclusive compliance partner, CastleBranch and OADN collaborate daily to advance nursing education and promote the associate degree pathway nationally. Serving over 80% of nursing students nationwide, CastleBranch’s comprehensive screening solutions and customizable clinical experience management tools help keep nursing programs and students safe, informed, and thriving. Through CastleBranch’s generous support, the OADN Foundation provides scholarships and awards for nursing research, faculty development, and academic progression for both students and educators. OADN also advises CastleBranch on trends and issues of importance in associate degree nursing education. Additionally, OADN members interface directly with CastleBranch research and development staff to provide advice on the needs and concerns of nurse educators, students, and the nursing workforce.
The Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
The ACEN and OADN entered a formal partnership in 2017 to strengthen the support network for associate degree nursing (ADN) programs and their students. Through this partnership, OADN members have direct access to a myriad of accreditation resources, including useful continuing education, current best practices, and expert guidance and support throughout every stage of the initial and continuing accreditation process. Faculty members associated with the ACEN’s accredited programs and OADN members can increase their skill development, team building, and leadership competencies through separate and joint programming offered by the ACEN and OADN. They are also able to share ideas, establish valuable connections, and network with a national community of ADN program faculty. The partnership also facilitates ACEN accredited programs and OADN members’ access to timely and important information about academic progression to further advance the success of graduates from ADN programs.