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Professional Identity in Nursing and the Clinical Judgment Measurement Model: A Merging of Two Essentials for Transition to Practice

By Karen LaMartina, President of OADN Transition to nursing practice has been a source of much discussion. Recent research has suggested that most new graduate nurses struggle with making clinical judgments yielding optimal patient outcomes, leaving nurse educators to ponder, “How do we best prepare students to be practice-ready?” NCLEX 2023: the Call for New [...]

OADN Voices: April Leadership Message

  Make the Decision TODAY to Attend the OADN Convention! Dear OADN Members, This year, we will celebrate OADN’s 40th Anniversary Convention from October 31 to November 2 in Tampa, Florida. The convention’s theme, “Bridging the Past to Build the Future”, is centered on the commitment to deliver excellence in associate degree nursing education and […]

Nursing Community Monthly Roundup – March 2024

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 Senator Merkley and Congresswoman Underwood for introducing the Future Advancement of Academic Nursing (FAAN) Act  On March 29, fifty-nine members of the […]

2024 Call For Abstracts: OADN’s 40th Anniversary Convention! – Deadline Extended

Deadline for Podium Abstracts Extended to April 29! 2024 OADN Convention Call for Podium & Poster Abstracts In celebration of OADN’s 40th Anniversary, we invite nurse educators, administrators, simulationists, researchers, interprofessional colleagues, and students to submit abstracts for the OADN Annual Convention, planned for October 31 – November 2, 2024, at the Marriott Water Street in […]

Trajecsys Offers New Premium Benefit to OADN Program Members

Exclusive Opportunity for OADN Members: Unlock a $5 Discount per Student for Trajecsys!   As valued members of the Organization for Associate Degree Nursing (OADN), we are thrilled to extend this exclusive new opportunity with Trajecsys! OADN program members can now take advantage of a special $5 discount per student when paying at the published (standard […]

Trajecsys Strengthens Commitment to Nursing Education through Strategic Partnership with OADN

For IMMEDIATE Release March 6, 2024 – Trajecsys, a pioneering leader in Centralized Clinical Recordkeeping for Associate Degree of Nursing (ADN) Schools and Programs, proudly announces its strategic partnership with the Organization for Associate Degree Nursing (OADN). This collaboration marks a significant milestone in Trajecsys’ ongoing commitment to advancing nursing education and supporting the vital […]

OADN Voices: March Leadership Message

OADN Foundation Announces 2024 Scholarships, Awards, & Research Grant On behalf of the OADN Foundation Board of Directors, I am pleased to announce the annual call for the Foundation scholarships, awards, and grants. The awarding of these prestigious scholarships, awards, and grants is another amazing benefit of your OADN membership. The OADN Foundation promotes the […]

Nursing Community Monthly Roundup – February 2024

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 Thanking Senator Durbin and Congresswoman Bonamici for introducing the Nurse Faculty Shortage Reduction Act On February 13, fifty-one members of the Nursing […]

OADN Voices: Celebrating Black Nurses

Continuing the Legacy: Celebrating Black Nurses’ Contributions this Black History Month and Beyond Dear OADN Members, Though Black History Month is nearing its end, the contributions of Black nurses deserve continuous recognition. OADN expresses our sincere appreciation for the invaluable contributions of Black nurses to our most noble profession. As a Black nurse of Haitian […]

Advocacy Trainings for Nurses – 2024 Webinar Series

OADN is excited to announce three new advocacy training webinars. Each of these three webinars are open to all OADN members free of charge. NOA has recognized the importance of advocacy and the role nursing associations and their individual members in leading change at the local, state, and national levels. We understand that our member […]

OADN Voices: February Leadership Message

Cultivating Moments That Matter with the OADN Leadership Institute Dear OADN Members, A book I am currently reading, The Power of Moments by Chip and Dan Heath, inspired my thinking about this leadership message. In the book, the authors discuss strategies to create meaningful moments rather than leaving them to chance. The strategies noted in […]

OADN Simulation Committee Honored with Society for Simulation in Healthcare’s 2024 Service in the Field of Virtual Simulation Award

The Organization for Associate Degree Nursing (OADN) is pleased to announce that the OADN Simulation Committee has garnered the prestigious 2024 Service in the Field of Virtual Simulation Award from the Society for Simulation in Healthcare (SSH). SSH’s Virtual Simulation Section presented the award during the 2024 International Meeting on Simulation in Healthcare (IMSH) Conference held […]

Nursing Community Monthly Roundup - January 2024

Nursing Community Monthly Roundup – January 2024

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 Passing of Former Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson On January 4, the Nursing Community Coalition (NCC) issued a statement honoring the life and […]

OADN Leadership Institute in 2024

NEW DATES ADDED!! Don’t miss this opportunity to apply today!!   * Applications are now being accepted for a NEW Cohort * Seminar Dates March 12, 2024 April 9, 2024 May 7, 2024 June 4, 2024 Applications Due: February 20, 2024 *Limited number of Partial Scholarships Available* Now is the perfect time to explore your next […]

Webinar Jan. 24 – Generative AI in Nursing Education

Generative AI in Nursing Education January 24, 2024 – 12PM EDT Join us for an engaging webinar designed specifically for nurse educators who are eager to stay ahead in a world where Generative Artificial Intelligence (AI) is becoming ubiquitous. An expert panel will discuss how AI technology is rapidly evolving and becoming more integrated into […]

OADN Voices: January Leadership Message

Realize Your Potential in the New Year with OADN:  Setting Intentions and Embracing Opportunities    Dear OADN Members, The New Year is not just a change in the calendar but a moment of transition, a perfect chance to reset, renew, and rediscover the possibilities. We will use this transition period to set intentions for the […]

Nursing Community Monthly Roundup - December 2023

Nursing Community Monthly Roundup – December 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 Looks Back on 2023  View the full list of the Nursing Community Coalition’s (NCC) advocacy and engagement in 2023 by clicking here. We […]

OADN Voices: December Leadership Message

Reflecting on a Year of Achievements: Forging Connections & Looking Ahead to OADN’s 40th Anniversary   Dear OADN Members, As I returned from San Diego to Washington, D.C., I took a moment to reflect on the exceptional experience of meeting numerous OADN members in person at this year’s OADN Convention. The event boasted a record-breaking […]

OADN Board of Directors Seeks Candidate to Fill Western Regional Director Vacancy – Applications Due Dec. 20

Applications due Dec. 20 (For the Unexpired Term of January – November 2024)   The OADN Board of Directors is seeking a candidate to fill the vacancy of the Western Regional Director and serve the remainder of its unexpired 11-month term (per OADN bylaws, Officer vacancies shall be filled through an appointment by the Board […]

Nursing Community Monthly Roundup - November 2023

Nursing Community Monthly Roundup – November 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 Sends Letter to Congressional Leadership Outlining Updated FY 2024 Funding Requests   On November 13, all sixty-three members of the Nursing Community Coalition […]

OADN Voices: November Leadership Message from Public Board Member Matthew Morris

Entering A Season of Fellowship and Gratitude Dear OADN Members, As we enter November, our thoughts naturally turn to the upcoming winter holiday season. It is a time when we gather together with our families, friends and colleagues to share gifts, meals, fellowship, and to express our appreciation for our good fortune. As nurses, educators [...]

OADN Virtual Town Hall & Annual Business Meeting – Tuesday, December 5, 2023 at 3pm Eastern

Dear OADN Members, Please join us for the 2023 Virtual OADN Town Hall & Annual Business Meeting on Tuesday, December 5th from 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. Eastern to hear the latest news on important member initiatives and events directly from your OADN Board of Directors. We will also celebrate this year’s Academy of Associate Degree […]

Nursing Community Monthly Roundup - October 2023

Nursing Community Monthly Roundup – October 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 Senators for Introducing the I CAN Act On October 10, sixty-one members of the Nursing Community Coalition (NCC) sent a letter thanking Senate Nursing […]

Nursing Community Monthly Roundup - September 2023

Nursing Community Monthly Roundup – September 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 Statement for the Record to the House Veterans’ Affairs Subcommittee on Health On September 18, forty-seven members of the Nursing Community Coalition (NCC) […]

Kaplan Continues Novice Nurse Educator Webinar Series for OADN Members in Fall 2023

OADN is excited to announce new learning opportunities for novice faculty in Fall 2023. Kaplan, a renowned leader in educational resources and support, is continuing its exclusive webinar series tailored specifically for new nurse educators! We understand that transitioning into the role of a nurse educator can be both rewarding and challenging. This new webinar […]

OADN Voices: October Leadership Message from Dr. Patricia Nabal, Midwest Regional Director

Embracing Change & Progress: Incorporating Diversity, Equity & Inclusion in Associate Degree Nursing Education Dear OADN Members, I hope this message finds each of you in good health and high spirits as we welcome the vibrant autumn season! Just as Mother Nature is undergoing her natural course, we too are witnessing a transformative shift in […]