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Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Purpose and Definitions

The OADN Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion (DEI) Committee has developed a DEI purpose statement and definitions to guide the committee’s work.  This statement and definitions inform the values set forth in OADN’s Strategic Direction and ensures that the organization upholds the values in all programs and activities. Purpose of the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Definitions […]

Next Gen Tips and Tricks

These resources are made possible through OADN’s ongoing collaboration with NurseThink®, leading the way in Next Gen Teaching and Testing. Learn More. Need a Next Gen Tip and Trick? You’ll find one here. Be sure to check back for updates!         12. The Pathway to Clinical Judgment Students do not understand how to […]

Free Vascular Access Curriculum Now Available to Associate Degree Nursing Programs

Do you need a free high-quality curriculum that ensures your students can provide the most common invasive procedure performed in healthcare on day one? Fundamentals of Peripheral Intravenous Vascular Access includes three online courses that ultimately results in a certificate of competency for students. PIV101 breaks down the fundamentals while PIV201 gives your students hands-on […]

Apprenticeship & Nursing Education – An Innovative Strategy for Transition to Practice

Nurse educators are acutely aware of the complexity of the healthcare system and the need for students to be able to transition from academia to practice.  Nurse residency and other transition to practice programs have been identified as instrumental in assisting new graduates.  Recently the apprenticeship model has been brought forward as another type of […]

Thought Leadership Series – Webinars

New Faculty Orientation: What New Faculty Need to Know (click here for recording) In this webinar, participants will understand the importance of orienting new faculty to nursing education and the role of faculty.  We will discuss the key components/attributes necessary for the role of faculty and explore ways to enhance and provide a successful transition […]

OADN Membership Manual

The OADN Membership Manual contains helpful information regarding membership renewal, benefits for nursing program administrators and faculty, contact information and other frequently asked questions.  This document is updated regularly. Download the OADN Membership Manual  

National Commission to Address Racism in Nursing’s National Survey Findings

On January 25, 2022, the National Commission to Address Racism in Nursing (for which OADN is an inaugural member) released new survey data that examines the issue of racism among nurses in the workplace. According to more than 5,600 survey respondents, racist acts are principally perpetrated by colleagues and those in positions of power. Over […]

National Commission to Address Racism in Nursing Foundational Report

The National Commission to Address Racism in Nursing has released its initial findings and 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 […]

Policy Statement: Dissemination of Non-scientific and Misleading COVID-19 Information by Nurses

Purpose To address the misinformation being disseminated about COVID-19 by nurses. For the purposes of this statement, misinformation is defined as distorted facts, inaccurate or misleading information not grounded in the peer-reviewed scientific literature and counter to information being disseminated by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Food and Drug Administration […]

Trends in Nursing Academic Progression: Empowering Nurses to Navigate the Future – A Publication of NEPIN

The National Education Progression in Nursing (NEPIN) collaborative has released a report that has evaluated data to determine trends in academic progression. The analysis demonstrates key information regarding Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) enrollment and graduation data. Read the Report “Over the past decade much emphasis has been placed on the importance of academic progression […]

Next Generation NCLEX® News Quarterly from NCSBN

Fall 2021 Quarterly Update: Comparison between Case Studies and Stand-alone Items Read past editions of the Next Generation NCLEX® News Quarterly from NCSBN

OADN Racial and Social Equity Position Statement: Announcement Webinar & Discussion

The OADN Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Task Force led a discussion on October 19, 2021 regarding the recently released Racial and Social Justice position statement and the 2021 DEI Task Force charges. During this presentation, the group discussed the actions being taken by OADN to promote diversity, equity, and inclusion in nursing education and practice. […]

Future of Nursing 2020-2030: Special Presentation for OADN Members

Future of Nursing Webinar: Special Presentation for OADN Members Recorded on September 16, 2021 Dr. Sue Hassmiller, Senior Scholar in Residence and Advisor to the President on Nursing at the National Academy of Medicine will presented a special webinar on the Future of Nursing 2020-2030 Report for the OADN Membership on September 16, 2021.  This […]

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 during […]

Care Plan Guides in Your Curriculum – A Strategy for Enhancing Clinical Judgement

WEBINAR – Care Plan Guides in Your Curriculum – A Strategy for Enhancing Clinical Judgement Original air date – August 17, 2021 VIEW RECORDING Care plan guides can be excellent learning tools in developing student clinical judgement and equip students with a practical tool that can support them in their future practice. MCG care guidelines are one […]

EHR: The Importance of Documenting Nursing Assessments

A difficult challenge for nurse educators is ensuring that students understand the importance of  accurately documenting assessments in the age of Electronic Health Records (EHRs) Nursing students may observe nurses who have grown accustomed to documenting assessment results in electronic health records (EHRs), rapidly clicking responses to assessment checklist questions. However, it is important that […]

Leadership Webinars

Monkey Business:  The Fine Art of Mentoring – Click Here for Recording (presented live July 27, 2021) All of us can think of at least one or two people in our past who have had a mighty and positive impact on us; it may have been a parent, a good friend, a teacher, a supervisor […]

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 […]

OADN Position Paper on Racial and Social Equity

Preamble to the OADN Position Statement on Racial and Social Equity The 1,200 Community Colleges in the United States have a long history of providing relevant education responsive to the needs of its local and regional residents and employers. For many, the Community College is a life-altering portal for earning a degree or certificate in […]

Netiquette for the Classroom

This video provides quick focused tips to help create welcoming and productive online classroom environments.  Specifically, the video discusses the importance of establishing netiquette rules when teaching online.   The video also reviews two infographs that can be used to create respectful and effective online classroom. One infograph describes five simple steps that educators can use […]

Testing Next Gen NCLEX®

These resources are made possible through OADN’s ongoing collaboration with NurseThink®, leading the way in Next Gen Teaching and Testing. Learn More.         Next Gen NCLEX® test items will include 6-question case studies and stand-alone items the measure the students’ ability to apply the CJMM. Students must be exposed to this item […]

Teaching Next Gen NCLEX®

These resources are made possible through OADN’s ongoing collaboration with NurseThink®, leading the way in Next Gen Teaching and Testing. Learn More.         Teaching clinical judgment and preparing our students to take Next Gen style exam items can be challenging. Learn how to move imbed the Clinical Judgment Measure Model into your […]

Overview: Next Gen NCLEX® & Clinical Judgment Measurement Model

These resources are made possible through OADN’s ongoing collaboration with NurseThink®, leading the way in Next Gen Teaching and Testing. Learn More.           In April 2023, the National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NSCBN®) will roll out the Next Generation NCLEX® (NGN) item styles for the RN and PN national […]

17th Annual NACNEP Report to Congress: Preparing Nurse Faculty and Addressing the Shortage of Nurse Faculty and Clinical Preceptors

The National Advisory Council on Nurse Education and Practice (NACNEP) has released its 17th annual report to Congress titled Preparing Nurse Faculty and Addressing the Shortage of Nurse Faculty and Clinical Preceptors. NACNEP is calling on a public-private response to develop, support, and fund a wide range of initiatives to address the shortage of nurse faculty […]

Evidence to Inform Regulatory Changes

OADN has received requests for information that can be used for state-level advocacy, particularly in regards to regulations that govern simulation and clinical hours.  Individual states regulations in these areas this vary considerably.  Regardless of how your state regulates clinical nursing education, it is important to rely on research and evidence-based practice in your arguments […]

Virtual Simulation During COVID-19

The documents listed below were provided by members of the OADN COVID-19 Task Force as examples or guidelines. Please feel free to save these documents and customize as needed for use by your program/school. Clinical Process Tool: This document is a sample observation/evaluation tool to be used by faculty. Simulation Observation Tool: This document is a sample […]

Conducting Safe Clinicals and Labs During COVID-19

Industry Partners Work Group Letter The letter listed below was created by members of the Industry Partners Work Group to be used as a template for seeking support and facilitating academic-practice partnerships in your state or region.   The innovative strategy for academic-practice partnerships will assist in meeting the high demand for academic and workforce needs. […]

Virtual Simulation Reviews

Access the Virtual Simulation Reviews here. This is a free resource.  Registration is required; your email will not be shared with third parties. Watch this webinar from 1/26/21 that explains the Virtual Simulation Reviews in-depth. December 09, 2020 — Unbound Medicine®, a leader in knowledge management solutions for healthcare and the OADN, the national advocate for […]

Writing for Publication 101

Webinar Now Available (Recorded Live on 3/16/21) 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 explored. Have you been thinking […]

Clinical Learning Opportunities with the American Red Cross

In 2017, OADN and the American Red Cross established a partnership to provide opportunities for OADN members to contribute to Red Cross programs across the country while providing student with much-needed clinical learning experiences. OADN members are encouraged to become Red Cross Disaster Health Services volunteers and respond to disasters in their communities as well […]

Innovations in Nursing Education: Recommendations in Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic

These recommendations were supported by the faculty experts, academic leaders, and institutions of higher education in the State of Washington.

QSEN Competency #6: Quality Improvement

QSEN Competency #6: Quality Improvement The content emphasizes the key elements of quality improvement that the pre-licensure graduate should be competent in upon graduation. Nurses are part of the system of care and their actions affect outcomes for patients and families. Small unit changes can improve patient care. It does not always have to be […]

QSEN Competency #5: Informatics

QSEN Competency #5: Informatics The Organization for Associate Degree Nursing (OADN) understands that the future of healthcare hinges on a workforce that is prepared to meet the needs of an ever-changing industry. This requires learners to develop knowledge, skills and attitudes related to technology that empower them to meet the quality and safety needs of […]

QSEN Competency #4: Evidence Based Practice (EBP)

QSEN Competency #4: Evidence Based Practice (EBP) Definition: Integrate best current evidence with clinical expertise and patient/family preferences and values for delivery of optimal health care. Nursing students today have a multitude of information readily available, however they often lack the knowledge and skills to effectively interpret that evidence or implement its use in clinical practice. […]

QSEN Competency #3: Safety

QSEN Competency #3: Safety This content area emphasizes the key elements of safety that the pre-licensure graduate should be competent in upon graduation.   QSEN Definition:  Minimizes risk of harm to patients and providers through both system effectiveness and individual performance. The patient safety movement was spurred forth following the 1999 publication of the Institute of […]

QSEN Competency #2: Teamwork and Collaboration

QSEN Competency #2:  Teamwork and Collaboration This content addresses the key competencies expected in entry-level nurses to facilitate their abilities to work effectively with the other members of the healthcare team. Definition: Function effectively within nursing and inter-professional teams, fostering open communication, mutual respect, and shared decision-making to achieve quality patient care. In nursing education, it […]

Online Teaching Toolkit for COVID 19

The documents included in this toolkit was developed by the OADN COVID-19 Task Force as examples or guidelines. Please feel free to save these templates and customize as needed for use by your program / school. Online Education Checklist: Technology requirements Online Etiquette Policy Recording Release Online Testing Pledge Illness and Leave of Absence Policy […]

QSEN Competency #1: Patient-Centered Care

QSEN Competency #1:  Patient-centered Care This content area emphasizes key patient-centered care points that the pre-licensure graduate should be competent in upon graduation.  Definition:  Recognize the patient or designee as the source of control and full partner in providing compassionate and coordinated care based on respect for patient’s preferences, values, and needs. Recognition for the […]

OADN and the ACEN Release Regulatory Guidance

On July 1, 2020, revised United States Department of Education (USDE) regulations became effective, and one particular revised FINANCIAL AID REGULATION affects all undergraduate or graduate programs (including nursing) that lead to professional licensure and are eligible for any student financial assistance program authorized by Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended. Please consult your office of institutional […]

Practice/Academic Partnership During The COVID-19 Crisis – Policy Brief and Webinar

In an effort to provide a humanitarian response during this coronavirus pandemic, NCSBN, OADN and other national organizations, have issued recommendations for academic-practice partnerships between health care facilities and pre-licensure nursing education programs. The pandemic situation differs across the country, and each school of nursing in each state must carefully evaluate their circumstances regarding deployment […]

OADN Position Statement on Accreditation

The Organization for Associate Degree Nursing (OADN), as the leading advocate for associate degree nursing (ADN), promotes voluntary specialized accreditation for associate degree nursing programs as a means to enhance educational quality. Accreditation is a peer-reviewed process, based on identified standards and a system of assessment, evaluation, and continuous improvement. Accreditation not only serves the […]

OADN Position Statement on Academic Progression

The Organization for Associate Degree Nursing (OADN), as the voice for Associate Degree Nursing (ADN), promotes the advancement of ADN graduates through the promotion of best practices in nursing education and academic progression. OADN supports the Institute of Medicine’s (IOM), The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health report recommendations dated 2010 and the Assessing […]

OADN’s Written Testimony To The Future Of Nursing 2020-2030 Committee

OADN is committed to providing accurate and timely information on the importance of associate degree nursing programs and graduates in ensuring health care access and a diverse nursing workforce that provides safe, quality, culturally competent care. To this purpose, on March 20, 2019, OADN delivered invited testimony to the inaugural meeting of the National Academy […]

Social Determinants of Health Fact Sheet

OADN conducted a survey of 85 members at the organization’s annual 2020 convention to assess factors regarding how associate degree nursing programs address social determinants of health, a critical component health equity and the social mission of nursing. The survey took place over three days, November 6 – 8, 2019. 54% of survey respondents report […]

OADN Position Statement on Transition to Practice

The ultimate goal of all pre-licensure nursing programs is to focus on preparing individual nurses for entry into point-of-care positions in a variety of settings from acute care, long-term care, primary care, and more. Regardless of the success of quality nursing education programs in preparing students for practice, these entry level graduates benefit from programs […]

OADN Position Statement on Population Health and Population Health Management

For nursing education, particularly within associate degree curricula, population health is defined as learning activities that “address the assessment, intervention, and evaluation of populations impacted by social determinants of health, how health information and healthy behaviors is promoted to populations, how disease can be prevented through public education and policy influencers, and the nature, types […]

Statement of ANA and OADN Joint Position: Academic Progression to Meet the Needs of the Registered Nurse, the Health Care Consumer, and the U.S. Health Care System

Statement of ANA and OADN Joint Position All nurses must have access to seamless academic progression through high- quality, accredited nursing education programs that will meet the anticipated demand for qualified nurses over the next several decades. The Organization for Associate Degree Nursing (OADN) and American Nurses Association (ANA) commit to partnering with nursing and […]

Joint Statement on Academic Progression for Nursing Students and Graduates

Nursing is by far the largest healthcare profession in the U.S. with more than 2.6 million registered nurses (RNs) practicing in hospitals and other settings nationwide. Despite their large numbers, many more qualified nurses must be prepared in programs offered by community colleges and four-year institutions to meet the nation’s growing demand for health care […]