Advocacy

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.

Dr. Jill Biden Delivers Special Opening Message for the 2023 OADN Convention

Dr. Jill Biden opens the 2023 OADN Convention in San Diego with a special welcome message underscoring the vital role that nurses play in the lives of every American. As a community college professor, Dr. Biden expresses her gratitude to nurse educators for their role in preparing future nurses.

Rep. Jennifer Kiggans MSN, RN, AGNP (R-VA) Delivers Greetings to the 2023 OADN Convention

Congresswoman Jennifer Kiggans, a Navy veteran and Geriatric Nurse Practitioner, expresses her gratitude to nurse educators for the critical work they do to support our nation’s healthcare workforce. Rep. Kiggans shares that she was first inspired to run for office at nursing conference similar to the OADN Convention. She now co-chairs the bipartisan Congressional Nursing Caucus.

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 García 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.

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