Amplifying The Voice of Associate Degree Nursing in Education Policy and Healthcare

What we seek to accomplish

  • Ensure that policy makers understand the important role of associate degree nursing programs in providing access to safe, quality nursing care across the country.
  • Collaborate with other organizations and influential leaders to create opportunities and advancement for nurse educators and associate degree graduates.
  • Promote diversity and inclusion in the nursing workforce to improve health equity for patients and communities.

A Place at the Table:
OADN Leads the Effort for
Associate Degree Nursing

OADN’s purpose is to ensure that the voice of associate degree nursing is heard and represented anywhere decisions are made that affect our programs, faculty, and students.

We have made great strides in recent years. Leaders in government, non-profit organizations, and industry now seek out the counsel and input of associate degree nursing. OADN will continue to see that associate degree nursing is respected, equitably resourced, and recognized for our contributions to the health and welfare of the nation.

OADN CEO Dr. Rick GarcĂ­a meets with Reps. Lauren Underwood (D-IL-14), Deborah Ross (D-NC-02), and Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX-18) on February 8, 2023 in Washington DC.

Latest News

Nursing Community Monthly Roundup – August 2023

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 Thanks Rep. Underwood and Sen. Booker for Introducing the Black Maternal Health Momnibus Act On August 1, fifty-one members of the Nursing Community […]

South Texas College Garners First Federally Recognized Nurse Apprenticeship Program Designation in the Country

By Jim Patterson. Originally published August 3, 2023 in the Community College Daily. South Texas College (STC), with its five campuses and two learning centers dotting the map along the Rio Grande in the rural southern tip of the state, has become the first college in the country to be certified by the U.S Department […]