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Nursing Community Monthly Roundup – August 2021

OADN continues our federal advocacy on your behalf as a member of the Nursing Community Coalition, where we work to ensure that nurses are supported and that nursing education is funded. NCC Sends Letter of Congratulations to the Deputy Administrator and Director of Center for Medicare On August 12, the Nursing Community Coalition (NCC) sent a […]

Nursing Community Monthly Roundup – July 2021

OADN continues our federal advocacy on your behalf as a member of the Nursing Community Coalition, where we work to ensure that nurses are supported and that nursing education is funded. NCC Sends Letter to Congress Outlining Shared Public Health Infrastructure Priorities On July 9, fifty-two members of the Nursing Community Coalition (NCC) sent a letter to Congressional […]

OADN Joins Major Organizations in Support of COVID-19 Vaccine Mandates for All Workers in Health and Long-Term Care

Due to the recent COVID-19 surge and the availability of safe and effective vaccines, our health care organizations and societies advocate that all health care and long-term care employers require their workers to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. This is the logical fulfillment of the ethical commitment of all health care workers to put patients as […]

Nursing Community Monthly Roundup – June 2021

OADN continues our federal advocacy on your behalf as a member of the Nursing Community Coalition, where we work to ensure that nurses are supported and that nursing education is funded. NCC Statement on the President’s FY 2022 Budget On June 1, the Nursing Community Coalition (NCC) issued a statement supporting restored and increased funding for key domestic […]

Nursing Community Monthly Roundup – May 2021

NCC Submits Testimony to House Appropriation Subcommittee On May 6, sixty members of the Nursing Community Coalition (NCC) signed onto written testimony submitted to the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education. The testimony featured the coalition’s funding requests of $530 million for the Title VIII Nursing Workforce Development Programs and […]

Nursing Community Monthly Roundup – April 2021

NCC Sends Letter of Congratulations to Assistant Secretary for Health at U.S. Department of Health and Human Services On April 8, the Nursing Community Coalition (NCC) sent a letter to the recently confirmed Assistant Secretary for Health at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Dr. Rachel Levine, welcoming her as she begins work to […]

NACNEP Report – Preparing Nurse Faculty, and Addressing the Shortage of Nurse Faculty and Clinical Preceptors

National Advisory Council on Nurse Education and Practice (NACNEP) recently sent the report Preparing Nurse Faculty, and Addressing the Shortage of Nurse Faculty and Clinical Preceptors to the U.S Congress and the Heath and Human Services Secretary. CEO Donna Meyer as member of NACNEP said, “This is an extremely needed report as we are in […]

Nursing Community Monthly Roundup – March 2021

NCC Sends Letter of Congratulations to U.S. Secretary of Veterans Affairs On March 3, the Nursing Community Coalition (NCC) sent a letter to the recently confirmed U.S. Secretary of Veterans Affairs, Denis McDonough, welcoming him to his new position and pledging to work with him to improve veteran’s health through nursing care. NCC Statement on […]

Nursing Community Monthly Roundup – February 2021

NCC Sends Letter to Congress Outlining Shared COVID-19 Priorities On February 25, fifty-nine members of the Nursing Community Coalition (NCC) sent a letter to Congressional Leadership and key Committee Members, urging them to include shared legislative priorities in the COVID-19 relief package.

OADN Responds to NH Representative’s Inaccurate Statement on ADN graduates

OADN has responded in the media and through formal communications to the offensive comments made by New Hampshire State Representative Linda Tanner regarding associate degree nurses. OADN takes seriously our responsibility to correct any misstatements in the public record that do accurately reflect the excellent patient care that associate degree nurses deliver. Such comments can also be […]

OADN And ACEN Coordinate Efforts To Support Nursing Education’s Role In Vaccine Strategy

(Feb. 3, 2021) – The Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) and the Organization for Associate Degree Nursing (OADN) are strategically collaborating to assist the nationwide COVID-19 vaccination effort. Together, the organizations will advocate for an increased role for nursing education programs in the vaccine rollout to help meet the goals set forth by […]

OADN Sends Letter To Presidential Transition Team

OADN recently sent a letter to the Biden-Harris transition team, expressing the importance of community college nursing programs for our country’s nursing workforce and healthcare of our communities. Read the letter here.

Nursing Community Monthly Roundup – December 2020

December 2020 NCC Supports Increased Investments in Nursing Education, Workforce, and Research The Nursing Community Coalition (NCC) commends Congress for passing a COVID-19 relief effort and for supporting increases to Title VIII Nursing Workforce Development Programs and National Institute of Nursing Research in Fiscal Year (FY) 2021. The NCC looks forward to working with the […]

Nursing Community Monthly Roundup – October / November 2020

October / November 2020 NCC Sends Letter to Next Administration’s Transition Team On November 13, members of the Nursing Community Coalition sent a letter to the Biden-Harris Transition Team welcoming the opportunity to serve as a resource to the Biden Administration and outlining key priorities to promote America’s health through the nursing lens. In this letter, the […]

CastleBranch Releases CB Roll Call To Help Protect Educators From COVID-19

OADN advocates to secure no-cost access for all healthcare educators  (September 21, 2020) – Infectious disease screening and compliance management company CastleBranch is building on its groundbreaking efforts to help protect people from COVID-19 with the release of CB Roll Call, designed specifically to protect educators. This new tool helps educators identify students who are clear of […]

Nursing Community Monthly Roundup – September 2020

September 2020 NCC Sends Letter to House and Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committees to Honor World War II Cadet Nurses On September 11, sixty-one members of the Nursing Community Coalition sent letters to both the Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee and the House Veterans’ Affairs Committee urging them to support and advance S.997/H.R.2056 – the United States Cadet Nurse Corps Recognition Act of […]

Nursing Community Monthly Roundup – August 2020

August 2020 NCC Sends Letter Welcoming the New NINR Director, Dr. Shannon Zenk On August 31, members of the Nursing Community Coalition sent a letter welcoming the new National Institute of Nursing Research’s (NINR) Director, Dr. Shannon Zenk. The NCC has a long tradition of working with NINR by promoting the work of nurse scientists, […]

Guidelines And Evidence-Based Quality Indicators For Nursing Education Programs

OADN participated in the expert panel that informed this national study by NCSBN. The study was conducted over three years to identify quality indicators of approved nursing programs, and warning signs of programs at risk for approval, for the development of regulatory guidelines for nursing programs. Please, read this important report.

Nursing Community Monthly Roundup – July 2020

July 2020 NCC Sends Letter to Congress Outlining Additional COVID-19 Priorities On July 29, Fifty-seven members of the Nursing Community Coalition sent a letter to House and Senate Leadership and key Congressional Committees outlining additional priorities for any COVID-19 legislative package working its way through Congress. These requests include bolstering efforts to protect all nurses on the front lines, increasing […]

Nursing Community Monthly Roundup – June 2020

June 2020 NCC Sends Letter to Appropriators Reiterating FY 2021 Funding Request On June 22, sixty-one Nursing Community Coalition members signed onto letters to the House and Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies reiterating our shared funding requests of at least $278 million for Title VIII Nursing Workforce Development Programs and at […]

Nursing Community Monthly Roundup – May 2020

External Presence Nursing Community Website: Site Visits: 438 Top Sub-Page Visited: News Twitter: @RN_Community New Followers: 28 Total Followers: 1,406 We honor the newest nurse to Congress @RepUnderwood as NCC’s #NurseoftheWeek. Her dedication to the health of our nation and our veterans and investment in education illustrates her strong leadership and steadfast commitment. Thank you for all you do! #YearoftheNurseandMidwifepic.twitter.com/whZ8mziEJn

OADN Applauds State Of The World’s Nursing 2020: Investing In Education, Jobs And Leadership Report

(April 8, 2020) OADN welcomes The World Health Organization’s State of the World’s Nursing 2020: Investing in Education, Jobs and Leadership Report. This report, which coincides with the 2020 International Year of the Nurse and Midwife, take on new meaning during the unprecedented global conronavirus pandemic.  The report’s recommendations “to invest in a massive acceleration of nursing […]

Nursing Community Monthly Roundup – April 2020

April 2020 NCC Sends Letter to Congress Outlining Additional COVID-19 Priorities On April 28, Fifty-seven members of the Nursing Community Coalition sent a letter to House and Senate Leadership thanking them for their work to combat COVID-19 and outlining additional priorities for any future COVID-19 legislative package. NCC Submits Testimony to Senate Appropriations Subcommittee On April […]

Nursing Community Monthly Roundup – March 2020

March 2020 NCC Statement on CARES Act Becoming Law On March 27, the Nursing Community Coalition released a statement thanking Congress and the Administration for their quick and decisive action to pass and sign into law the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. The NCC is also proud to see many of our […]

Nursing Community Monthly Roundup – January 2020

January 2020 Happy Year of the Nurse and the Midwife! NCC Provides Feedback to CMS on Scope of Practice On January 17, 53 members of the Nursing Community Coalition (NCC) signed onto a letter to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) providing requested feedback on removing Scope of Practice barriers, particularly in regards […]

OADN CEO Donna Meyer Testifies to the National Academy of Medicine on the Future of Nursing 2020-2030 Report

OADN CEO Donna Meyer Testifies to the National Academy of Medicine on the Future of Nursing 2020-2030 Report (March 20, 2019 – Washington, DC) – “On behalf of the Organization for Associate Degree Nursing (OADN) I would like to take this opportunity to thank the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the National Academies of Science, Committee […]