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Message from the President – December 2022

As I traveled back home to Kansas from New Orleans, I reflected on how wonderful it was to see so many OADN members in person with the record-breaking attendance at this year’s OADN Convention!  I was reminded of the importance of connecting in person and being in community with one another.  Being together affords us […]

Nursing Community Monthly Roundup – November 2022

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 Appropriators Outlining FY 2023 Omnibus Requests On November 15, sixty-two members of the Nursing Community Coalition (NCC) sent a letter to the House […]

OADN Leadership Institute Accepting New Applicants Now Through December 16, 2022

  Applications now being accepted for the 2023 OADN Leadership Institute Cohorts! Every journey has a beginning…start yours now with the OADN Leadership Institute! OADN is pleased to announce additional opportunities to apply for this cohort-based program geared towards emerging nursing education faculty and directors with the purpose to enhance competencies and skills to lead […]

Message from the President – November 2022

In December of 2020, I introduced myself to you as the new President of OADN. Today, as I prepare to complete my term, I was reflecting on the last two years. At that time, I shared with you how I was not sure what challenges we would encounter on the horizon. While there were some […]

Nursing Community Monthly Roundup – October 2022

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 House Nursing Caucus Co-Chairs for Introducing the ICAN Act On October 26, fifty-seven members of the Nursing Community Coalition (NCC) signed onto a letter thanking […]

WEBINAR: Simulation’s Role in Next Generation NCLEX Success Part III: De-Briefing

JOIN US FOR: Simulation’s Role in Next Generation NCLEX Success Part III: Debreifing November 2, 2022 12:00PM EST Join OADN and Unbound Medicine for part 3 in a 3-part series that spotlights simulations’ role in ensuring student success on the Next generation NCLEX exam. In this third webinar, a team of nurse educators and simulation […]

Call for Editor in Chief for Teaching and Learning in Nursing Journal

Applications are being accepted through November 11, 2022, for the Editor position of the official journal of the Organization for Associate Degree Nursing (OADN). Teaching and Learning in Nursing is the official journal of and is owned by the Organization for Associate Degree Nursing (OADN). The Journal is published by Elsevier Publishers, Philadelphia, PA. The […]

New Sigma Nursing and OADN collaboration provides curated resources to Alpha Delta Nu graduates

INDIANAPOLIS — The Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing (Sigma) and the Organization for Associate Degree Nursing (OADN) jointly announced a new collaboration to strengthen the ties between both organizations and provide opportunities to Associate Degree Nursing graduates who exemplify the excellence of the associate degree pathway as inductees of the prestigious Alpha […]

Reimaging Nursing Education: An Innovative Approach to Addressing the Nursing Workforce Shortage

  How OADN Incoming Board Member Jennifer Eccles is helping Minnesota address the nursing workforce crisis and build a blueprint for other states to follow. The nursing workforce shortage, which was only exacerbated by the pandemic, is impacting states all over the country and Minnesota is no different. Pre-pandemic estimates show nearly 30,000 nurses will be needed […]

Message from the Leadership – October 2022: OADN Response to the ANA Racial Reckoning Statement

In January 2021, the American Nurses Association (ANA) launched the National Commission to Address Racism in Nursing. The commission’s primary goal is to explore racism in nursing and its devastating impacts across the expansive nursing profession. Donna Meyer, the Chief Executive Officer at the Organization of Associate Degree Nursing (OADN), represented associate degree nursing (ADN) as a […]

Nursing Community Monthly Roundup – September 2022

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 Appropriators Updating FY 2023 Funding Requests On September 15, sixty-two members of the Nursing Community Coalition (NCC) sent a letter to the House […]

2022 OADN Board of Directors Elections Announcement

Many thanks to each of you who voted in the 2022 OADN Elections. More members voted in this cycle than any previous OADN election, a strong demonstration of your commitment to OADN and associate degree nursing education. Based on your votes, we have the pleasure of announcing our newly elected OADN leaders. However, before doing […]

Message from the Leadership – September 2022

  Dear OADN Members: In just a few weeks, we will have the opportunity to gather in New Orleans for the 2022 OADN Convention. What a lively city for connecting with colleagues and friends! Add a schedule full of education sessions focused on associate degree nursing education and opportunities for networking and you have a […]

Nursing Community Monthly Roundup – August 2022

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 Under Secretary of Health at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs On August 19, the Nursing Community Coalition […]

Nursing Community Monthly Roundup – July 2022

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 Supporting Legislation that Improves Access to Workers’ Compensation for Injured Federal Workers On July 28, fifty-one members of the Nursing Community Coalition […]

Call for Student Posters: OADN 2022 Convention

Owning Your Influence November 18 – 20, 2022   Dear Members: The Organization for Associate Degree Nursing (OADN) invites students to submit abstracts for the OADN annual convention, with a monetary award presented to the top three submissions, sponsored by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN). The convention theme this year, “Owning Your […]

Nursing Community Monthly Roundup – June 2022

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 Steering Committee Sends Letter to House of Representatives supporting passage of H.R. 6087, the Improving Access to Workers’ Compensation for Injured Federal Workers Act […]

Message from the CEO – July 2022

Dear OADN Members: The Fourth of July is upon us, a holiday I have always enjoyed for its patriotic songs, joyous parades, and festive fireworks. It is a day to gather together with family, friends, neighbors, and our fellow Americans as we celebrate the independence of our country. This year is no exception, but I […]

Nursing Community Monthly Roundup – May 2022

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 Top Legislative Priorities On May 6, sixty-two members of the Nursing Community Coalition (NCC) signed onto a letter urging Congress to […]

National Commission to Address Racism in Nursing Releases Foundational Report

The National Commission to Address Racism in Nursing has issued a new foundational report that explores the impact of systemic racism on the nursing workforce and delivery of nursing care. The report closely examines the effects that racism has on nursing education, policy, research, and practice. “These reports explore how racism shows up in our profession. We invite […]

OADN CEO Announces Retirement

Dear OADN Members, On June 1, 2015, I had the distinct privilege of becoming the inaugural Chief Executive Officer of OADN. Serving as your CEO over these past seven years has been the highlight of my professional career and has made a profound impact on my life in many ways. My journey with OADN began […]

National Report Underscores the Importance of Associate Degree Nursing Programs

The Center for American Progress has published a new report entitled How To Ease The Nursing Shortage In America.  The report underscores the important role that community colleges and the associate degree pathway plan in ensuring a robust, diverse nursing workforce.  The report addresses “three main constraints that prevent higher education institutions from graduating more […]

Nursing Community Monthly Roundup – April 2022

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 FY 2023 Appropriations Requests to House and Senate LHHS-ED Appropriations Subcommittees On April 11, fifty-eight members of the Nursing Community Coalition (NCC) signed […]

Message from the President – May 2022

2022 – 2025 OADN Strategic Direction: Shaping the Future of Associate Degree Nursing Education Together Dear OADN Members: I hope you are enjoying a lovely spring.  We are having a late start this year in Michigan but the spring flowers are starting to bloom ushering in a new season filled with opportunities.  OADN is looking […]

Medical Errors, Criminalization & Just Culture: What Faculty and Students Should Know

This guest blog was authored by Sandra Y. Walker, EJD, MS, RN, FAADN, Dean of Technical Studies at Central Ohio Technical College. Dr. Walker serves on the board of directors for the OADN Foundation and is a Fellow of the Academy of Associate Degree Nursing   Many nurses have been following the news related to […]

Academy of Associate Degree Nursing – Call for Nominations

Dear OADN Members, The Academy of Associate Degree Nursing (AADN) was established to recognize those individuals who model exemplary dedication to associate degree nursing education and practice, and who have worked as change agents to advance health and education through associate degree nursing. AADN Academy Applications Academy members are those actively engaged in associate degree nursing […]

OADN Foundation Announces Scholarships, Awards, and Research Grant for 2022

The OADN Foundation promotes the mission and vision of OADN, through the development of resources, the recognition of scholarship and excellence in associate degree nursing education. The Foundation is pleased to announce the applications are now being accepted for the numerous scholarships and awards. The Foundation is excited to announce that the level of funding […]

Nursing Community Monthly Roundup – March 2022

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 Passage of the FY 2022 Omnibus On March 11, the Nursing Community Coalition (NCC) issued a statement commending Congress for passing the bipartisan […]

Message from the Leadership – April 2022: Call for Nominations

Dear OADN Members, We need your voice! As the only national organization exclusively advocating for community college nursing education and the associate degree pathway, OADN needs your unique talents, perspectives, and expertise to help strengthen our collective voice for associate degree nursing education. OADN membership is one of the most meaningful ways we show our […]

Message from the CEO – March 2022

Dear OADN Members, Over the past seven-year as OADN’s CEO and during my 32-year tenure in associate degree nursing (ADN) education, I have heard many stories about the success of ADN graduates. Those individuals who persevered to reach their goal as a registered nurse continually demonstrate the importance of ADN education. For nurse educators, it […]

Nursing Community Monthly Roundup – February 2022

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 Urges House and Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committees to Advance the U.S. Cadet Nurse Corps Service Recognition Act this Congress On February 14, fifty-six members […]

OADN Convention 2022 – Call For Abstracts

Podium Abstract Deadline: April 13, 2022. Poster Abstracts are due May 31, 2022. The Organization for Associate Degree Nursing (OADN) invites nurse educators, administrators, practitioners, and those interested in nursing education to submit abstracts for the OADN annual convention, planned for November 18 – 20 at the Hyatt Regency in New Orleans. The call is […]

Virtual Simulation Webinars – February and March 2022

  The OADN Simulation Task Force is continuing its educational offerings with series of FREE webinars airing in February and March of 2022. These webinar, presented in partnership with Unbound Medicine, are derived from session that were presented at the 2021 OADN Convention that took place in Austin, Texas.  If you we not able to […]

Nursing Community Monthly Roundup – January 2022

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 Appropriators Reiterating FY 2022 Funding Requests On January 19, sixty members of the Nursing Community Coalition (NCC) sent a letter to the House […]

Message from the CEO – February 2022

Dear OADN Members: In my first message of the year, I highlighted the amazing work of our members through their volunteer service on OADN committees and task forces. .  I shared with great admiration how each of you persevered and made a difference in the lives of your nursing students.  I am forever grateful for […]

National Commission to Address Racism in Nursing Releases New Data from National Survey

SILVER SPRING, MD – According to the findings of a new, national survey of nurses by the National Commission to Address Racism in Nursing (the Commission), nearly half reported that there is widespread racism in nursing, demonstrating a substantial problem within the profession. Comprised of leading nursing organizations, the Commission examines the issue of racism […]

National Commission to Address Racism in Nursing Seeks Public Comment on Foundational Report

The National Commission to Address Racism in Nursing is seeking public comments for the 2022 National Commission to Address Racism in Nursing Foundational Report. The report and instructions for how to provide comments are located here: ANA Public Comment (nursingworld.org) under “Current Opportunities”. OADN was invited to be an inaugural member of the Commission in January of 2021. […]

Nursing Community Monthly Roundup – December 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 Senators Outlining Shared Build Back Better Act Priorities On December 2, fifty-six members of the Nursing Community Coalition (NCC) sent a letter […]

Message from the CEO – January 2022

Dear OADN Members: I hope everyone had the opportunity to take a breath and enjoy the holiday season over the past few weeks. Unfortunately, I know from member communications that many of you have been impacted by the Omicron variant. However, the positive news is the illness has been less severe.  I know all of […]

Message from the President – December 2021

Dear OADN Members: As I traveled home from the OADN Annual Convention in Austin, I reflected on how thrilled I was to see so many of you in person and have the opportunity to meet and speak with you directly. It was inspiring to hear your stories and learn about your experiences over the past […]

OADN Leadership Institute

NEW in 2022! The OADN Leadership Institute is the ONLY national program exclusively focused on ADN nursing faculty and deans/directors seeking opportunities to enhance their leadership competencies and skills. This cohort-based program provides participants with an excellent opportunity to exchange wisdom, share perspectives, as well as practice giving and receiving feedback in a supportive environment. […]

Nursing Community Monthly Roundup – November 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 House Passage of the Build Back Better Act On November 19, the Nursing Community Coalition (NCC) issued a statement after the […]

Nursing Community Monthly Roundup – October 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 and the Campaign for Action hosts Virtual Congressional Briefing on the Future of Nursing 2020-2030 Report On October 4, the Nursing Community Coalition (NCC) and […]

Message from the CEO – November 2021

Dear OADN Members: As you know, OADN has always been committed to promoting best practices in nursing education and supporting academic progression within the profession. Support for all pathways into the nursing profession is critically important now more than ever if we hope to meet the current nursing workforce demands facing our country and continue […]

National Call to Action for Nurse Faculty Recognition

October 2021 (Anacortes, WA) – With the number of nurse educators in shorty supply, recognition of extraordinary nursing faculty continues to be more important than ever.  The DAISY Foundation™ in partnership with the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN), the National League for Nursing (NLN), the Organization of Associate Degree Nursing (OADN) and joining […]

National Nursing Survey: Understanding Racism in Nursing

In January of this year, OADN was invited to be an inaugural member of the National Commission to Address Racism in Nursing. As part of the Commission’s ongoing work, we are asking OADN member programs to participate in a brief survey on racism in nursing in the workplace. Racism is defined as assaults on the human […]

Nursing Community Monthly Roundup – September 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 Urges House Veterans’ Affairs Committee to Advance the U.S. Cadet Nurse Corps Service Recognition Act On September 14, fifty-three members of the Nursing Community […]

Message from the CEO – October 2021 – The Power of Nursing Education to Move Beyond 2020

Dear OADN Members: When the OADN 2021 Convention theme was originally announced, my initial thought was overwhelming excitement at the prospect of being able to move forward and leave much of what we experienced in 2020 behind us. As we all know, we are still being confronted with many challenges from last year, but it […]

Policy Brief: Clinical Experiences for Unvaccinated Nursing Students

  In collaboration with the National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN) and other national nursing organizations, OADN is endorsing this very important policy brief regarding alternative clinical requests for unvaccinated nursing students.  OADN supports this policy brief as a guide for our member schools as each of you address this very important issue […]

OADN Releases Racial & Social Equity Position Statement – Register for Special Event and Discussion 10/19/21

The OADN Board of Directors and Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Task Force announces the release of OADN’s Racial and Social Equity Position Statement.   Read the Full Position Statement Here   Please, join the OADN Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Task Force members on October 19, 2021 at 3pm Eastern to discuss the newly released Racial […]

Knowledge, Skills, and Attitudes about Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Among ADN Nurse Educators

You are invited to participate in a study exploring faculty knowledge, skills, and attitudes about diversity, equity, and inclusion. The Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) task force at the Organization for Associate Degree Nursing request your voluntary participation in a new research study. The study titled Knowledge, Skills, and Attitudes about Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion […]

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 […]

Message from the Leadership – September 2021: Why We Need More Hispanic/Latinx Registered Nurses

Dear OADN Members: As America’s population becomes increasingly more diverse, we must strengthen our efforts to recruit and retain a more diverse student and faculty presence within the nursing profession. Higher education is the pipeline to having a diverse nursing workforce in the United States.  In this message, I would like to focus specifically on […]

Message from the Leadership – August 2021

Dear OADN Members: Earlier this year I wrote a brief article for Teaching and Learning in Nursing on leadership qualities where I stated, “In the face of constant change and under incredible pressure nursing leaders have the responsibility to be the steadfast beacon for others to follow.” Nowhere is that more important than in nursing education. At […]

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 […]

Top Student Posters To Earn Monetary Awards – 1st Place $3,000 Prize

Deadline extended to October 11. Students must be enrolled in a pre-licensure registered nursing program.  Graduate students are not eligible. Download, Print and Post this announcement for your campus! Click here. Student Poster Abstract Submission Packet CALL FOR STUDENT POSTERS – OADN CONVENTION 2021 – November 18 – 21, 2021 1st Place to receive a […]

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 […]

Faculty Posters Eligible for Monetary Awards

Faculty abstracts submitted to the Organization for Associate Degree Nursing (OADN) for this year’s annual convention, “The Power of Nursing Education to Move Beyond 2020,” are now eligible to receive a monetary award. The award, sponsored by OADN partner CastleBranch, will be provided to the top three abstracts. The author of the winning abstract will […]

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 […]

Message from the CEO – July 2021

Dear OADN Members: Over the last few weeks, I cannot tell you the number of times I heard, “Can you believe it is already July?”  I completely agree as the July 4th holiday always seems to be a turning point for summer festivities and perhaps even a vacation.  The July 4th fireworks bring a sense […]

Call for Papers for a Special Issue: Reimagining the Future of Nursing – Deadline Extended to March 1, 2022

We are pleased to announce the forthcoming publication in July 2022 of a special issue on “Reimagining the Future of Nursing.” We are interested in manuscripts on a wide range of issues that address the future of nursing.   Papers do not have to be limited to prelicensure nursing. We welcome manuscripts addressing strategies to […]

Message from the CEO – June 2021: Release of The Future of Nursing 2020-2030: Charting a Path to Achieve Health Equity Report

Dear OADN Members: On May 11, The Future of Nursing 2020-2030: Charting a Path to Achieve Health Equity (2021)  was released after a delay due to the COVID pandemic.  With good reason, the release of this new report was met with slight anxiety by those of us engaged in associate degree nursing.  Many of us […]

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 […]

Message from the CEO – May 2021

Traditionally, we have celebrated Nurses Week in May with the recognition beginning on Nurses Day, May 6 and concluding on Florence Nightingale’s birthday on May 12.  This year is different as we observe the entire month of May.  The World Health Organization (WHO) extended the Year of the Nurse and Midwife into 2021 because of […]

Interview with Donna Meyer

“Community college nursing education is essential for the health of the country.” In these challenging COVID-19 times our nation has embraced nurses as the heroes among us. We often look to our heroes and leaders for guidance. Now, more than ever nurse leaders are being recognized for their important role in leading through crisis 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 […]

Call for Associate Editor for Teaching and Learning in Nursing (TELN) Journal

Applications are being accepted through May 14, 2021 for the Associate Editor position of the official journal of the Organization for Associate Degree Nursing (OADN). Teaching and Learning in Nursing is the official journal of, and is wholly owned by, the Organization for Associate Degree Nursing (OADN).  The Journal is published by Elsevier Publishers, Philadelphia, […]

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 […]

NEPIN Quality Designation

We know that you believe in and understand the importance of academic progression and, as such, are encouraging your students to continue on their academic journey.  The National Education Progression in Nursing (NEPIN) collaborative wants to recognize you for those efforts with the NEPIN Quality Designation. The purpose of the NEPIN Quality Designation is to […]

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 […]

Message from the CEO – April 2021

Dear OADN Members: A few weeks ago, a communication was distributed for nominations to the Academy for Associate Degree Nursing.  The Academy began in 2015 and was developed to recognize those individuals who model exemplary dedication to associate degree nursing education and practice, and who have worked as change agents to advance health and education […]

The National Commission to Address Racism in Nursing Responds to the Atlanta Spa Shootings

As a member of the National Commission to Address Racism in Nursing, OADN has joined in the development and issuing of the below statement abhorring the murder of Asian, Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) individuals.  We join the Commission in calling for an immediate halt to all acts of violence being committed against the […]

OADN Delivers Virtual Simulation Reviews On The Unbound Medicine Platform

Updated March 10, 2021 — Virtual Simulation Reviews – ATI Update A new product has been added to the Virtual Simulation Reviews from Unbound Medicine®. The OADN Simulation Task Force has just complete a comprehensive review of ATI’s Real Life 3.0. Visit the OADN VSR website to read the review. ATI Real Life 3.0 is […]

Announcing the First-Ever Virtual Nurse in Washington Internship (NIWI)!

Due to COVID-19 the 2021 NIWI will be held in a virtual format. Mark your calendars for April 19-22, 2021! NIWI is open to nurses, nursing students, and nursing organization staff leaders that are interested in an orientation to the legislative process. At NIWI, you develop the tools and confidence to approach legislators at the […]

Writing for Publication 101: March 16th

Event Date: March 16th – 4pm ET-5:30pm ET / 1pm PT-2:30pm PT This webinar will explain how to write a manuscript for publication. Strategies for successful submission and acceptance of a manuscript will be discussed, including resources to aid novice and experienced authors. Differences between writing for academic assignments and writing for publication will be […]

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 & AACN Secure No-Cost Access To COVID-19 Screening Solution Until Vaccines Become Widely Available

(July 13, 2020) – Two of the nation’s most influential nursing education associations, the Organization for Associate Degree Nursing (OADN), and the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN), have negotiated no-cost access to CastleBranch’s T.E.A.M. CB COVID-19 Compliance solution for healthcare education programs, students and associated facilities. While the T.E.A.M. toolset within CB COVID-19 Compliance […]

Message from the CEO – March 2021

Dear OADN Members: It is hard to believe that approximately one year ago we were confronting the onset of the COVID-19 Pandemic. For most of us, we probably did not imagine that the pandemic would forever be a changing moment in our personal and professional lives, as well as the world at large. The loss […]

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 Joins Leading Nursing Organizations To Launch The National Commission To Address Racism In Nursing

As an organizational affiliate (OA) of the American Nurses Association (ANA), OADN applauds the newly formed ANA National Commission on Racism in Nursing.  As the organization that represents the associate degree nursing (ADN), this pathway allows for a diverse spectrum of students, enriching the profession, and meeting the health care needs of patients, families, and […]

A Message For OADN Members And All Nurse Faculty From The Daisy Foundation

Video message from the Daisy Foundation

Osmosis Podcast With OADN CEO Donna Meyer

SHIV GAGLANI: Hi. I’m Shiv Gaglani, the co-founder and CEO of Osmosis. Today I’m really happy to be joined on Raise the Line by Donna Meyer, who’s the CEO of the Organization for Associate Degree Nursing. Before assuming leadership of OADN, five years ago, she spent more than three decades as a leader in health […]

Community College Voice Podcast: “The State Of Nursing Education During COVID-19” With Dr. Walter Bumphus And Donna Meyer, April 2020

(April 27, 2020) Donna Meyer, CEO of the Organization of Associate Degree Nursing, and AACC President Walter Bumphus discuss the state of nursing education on a new episode of AACC’s Community College Voice podcast, Season 4, Episode 2.

OADN And CastleBranch Partner To Assist Students With Returning To Clinical Rotations

(April 13, 2020) OADN is joining forces with CastleBranch to provide OADN members with access to a COVID-19 infectious disease screening platform, which can be used to screen students for COVID-19 symptoms and assist them to return to clinical rotations. Through our partnership, OADN members, students, and associated healthcare facilities will have access to this […]

AACN & OADN Collaborate To Offer Free COVID-19 Response

AACN and OADN Collaborate to Offer Free COVID-19 Response Webinars to Nursing Faculty and Students Nationwide March 31, 2020 – The American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) is pleased to announce a new collaboration with the Organization for Associate Degree Nursing (OADN) that will offer free webinars focused on academic nursing’s response to COVID-19 […]

OADN Seeks Committee And Task Force Volunteers For 2021

Get Involved with OADN in 2021! Interested in getting involved at the OADN national level. Here is your opportunity for engagement in very important committee and task force work. Opportunities and Application Form Here!

Message from the CEO – January 2021

Dear OADN Members: As I write my first message to you in the new year of 2021, I cannot help but take a deep sigh with the conclusion of 2020. When preparing to write this message, I reviewed last year’s message never realizing my concluding words would be so imminent in 2020. One year ago, […]

2020 Update: Delta Chapter at Joliet Junior College

Alpha Delta Nu Delta Chapter, Joliet Junior College created multiple presentations on topics such as “Domestic Violence: A Future Without Violence” and “Heroin Today, Gone Tomorrow: A Multidisciplinary Perspective of the Heroin Epidemic.” The student’s report is freely available online for all OADN participants to enjoy, as well as a video highlighting a portion of […]

Beta Mu Chapter 2020

2020 Update: Beta Mu Chapter at Pearl River Community College

The Beta Mu Chapter inductees of the Alpha Delta Nu Honor Society presented an Educational Capstone focusing on Preventing the spread of Germs. There were 11 American Heritage Girls and 9 parents/leaders in attendance ranging from Kindergarten to adult. The Objectives: 1. Understand what germs are. 2. Be able to identify methods of how germs […]

Delta Theta Chapter 2020

2020 Update: Delta Theta Chapter at Jersey College, Tampa

The Sustainable Living Project is an urban farm and education center where people can be immersed in the world of sustainability. It consists of a 1 acre plot and houses 34 grow beds (10 of which are dedicated to a Veteran volunteers), 3 sheds, a water catchment patio with solar panels, a greenhouse with aquaponics, […]

QSEN News Update

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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 […]

Message from the President, December 2020

Dear OADN Members: As I write my first message to you as your newly elected President, I feel excited and at the same time overwhelmed. I am truly humbled and honored to be representing OADN as President for the next two years. While I am not sure what challenges are on the horizon, I do […]

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 […]

Annual OADN Membership Included With Purchase Of CB COVID-19 Compliance

(October 2020) – The spread of COVID-19 is a stark reminder of just how critical highly educated, qualified nurses are to the health and safety of our country – which is why the Organization for Associate Degree Nursing (OADN) and CastleBranch have partnered together to help protect and advocate for Associate Degree Nursing students nationwide. […]

Message from the CEO, October 2020

Dear OADN Members: Over the past years, OADN has been a major advocate of academic progression to ensure that the associate degree pathway remains viable. In 2017, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Academic Progression in Nursing (APIN) program concluded, and the National Education Progression in Nursing (NEPIN) collaborative was formed. The OADN Board of Directors […]

OADN Appoints Hoffman As COO

(September 30, 2020) – The Organization for Associate Degree Nursing (OADN) is pleased to announce Bryan Hoffman’s appointment to the Chief Operating Officer (COO) position at OADN effective August 2017. Bryan previously served as OADN’s Deputy Director since 2017. The COO role will oversee financial processes, business and advocacy strategy, communications and marketing, educational programming, […]

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 […]

WEBINAR Sept 10: Clinical Learning Opportunities With The American Red Cross

WEBINAR Clinical Learning Opportunities with the American Red Cross View the recorded webinar: Clinical Learning Opportunities with the American Red Slides Password: 1^=JZ3MB The American Red Cross Academic Service-Learning (ASL) opportunities fit well with Associate Degree Nursing programs. This presentation for OADN members addresses ways that ASL volunteers can serve communities –to help ensure a […]

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 […]

Message from the CEO and President, September 2020

Dear OADN Members: We know you are all very busy with the launch of the fall semester and realize this year the semester looks very different than the past as programs continue to develop strategies in the new norm of COVID. OADN is here as a resource through our COVID-19 landing page. Even more importantly […]

Covid-19: Adaptation And Resilience In Nursing Education

Donna Hedges PhD, MBA, MSN, CNE, RN Director, Nursing Services ABSN Program – Orbis Education Adjunct Professor, RN to BSN Program (Online) Schreiner University OADN Board Director – Southwest Region (August 5, 2020) – We live in challenging times. Covid-19 has revealed the harsh realities of being on the frontlines of a global pandemic and […]

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.

Message from the CEO, August 2020

Dear OADN Members: Approximately five months ago the COVID-19 pandemic was beginning to confront our nation. At the time, I never thought we would be dealing with this crisis in such epic proportions. Over the months, OADN has kept our programs informed by providing needed resources in simulation, on-line teaching, updates in regulations, changes in […]

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 […]

Message from the CEO, July 2020

The Organization for Associate Degree Nursing (OADN) is deeply disturbed by the recent deaths, tragedy, and fear that have gripped our nation because of racial injustice. The Black Lives Matter movement reinforces that racism is a threat to the health and well-being of people of color and is in fact a public health threat. Therefore, […]

OADN Announces Transition To 2020 Virtual Convention

The OADN Board of Directors Announces the Transition to a Virtual Convention for 2020. As your advocate, OADN works to elevate your voice and foster understanding and ideas around the important trends you face each day as a nurse educator. OADN’s convention remains the only national education offering designed specifically for Associate Degree Nursing educators, […]

Anna Valdez Named Editor In Chief Of OADN’s Official Journal

The Board of Directors for the Organization for Associate Degree Nursing (OADN) is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Anna Valdez, Ph.D., RN, CEN, CFRN, CNE, FAEN, FAADN as Editor in Chief of the association’s official publication Teaching and Learning in Nursing (TELN). OADN President Dr. Donna Spivey echoed the support of the Board […]

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 […]

Osmosis Interview With OADN CEO Donna Meyer

(May 2020) – Shiv Gaglani, the co-founder and CEO of Osmosis, hosted OADN CEO Donna Meyer to discuss the realities facing early-career nurses and discuss the impact of the COVID-19 crisis on the nursing workforce.

Nurses Week 2020 – Donna Meyer Interviewed By Sharon Goldfarb On Passion, Mission, & Persistence

“Community college nursing education is essential for the health of the country.” In these challenging COVID-19 times our nation has embraced nurses as the heroes among us. We often look to our heroes and leaders for guidance. Now, more than ever nurse leaders are being recognized for their important role in leading through crisis and […]

American Journal Of Nursing Podcast With OADN CEO Donna Meyer

AJN clinical editor Betsy Todd speaks with Donna Meyer, chief executive officer of the Organization for Associate Degree Nursing, about new collaborations that strengthen AD nursing education, and how AD education fits into the larger picture of the future of nursing. This podcast is part of the AJN series on the Year of the Nurse […]

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

Celebrating The Life Of Judi Crume

Celebrating the Life of Judi Crume OADN Mourns the Passing of Past President It is with sincere sympathy that the OADN Board of Directors shares that Judi Crume, OADN President from 2010-2011 passed away on April 14 in Phoenix, Arizona. Judi served on the OADN Board of Directors from 2008 – 2010, and was nationally […]

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 […]

OADN Convention 2022 – Call For Abstracts

Podium Abstract Deadline: April 13, 2022. Poster Abstracts are due May 31, 2022. The Organization for Associate Degree Nursing (OADN) invites nurse educators, administrators, practitioners, and those interested in nursing education to submit abstracts for the OADN annual convention, planned for November 18 – 20 at the Hyatt Regency in New Orleans. The call is […]

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 […]