Official Journal of the Organization for Associate Degree Nursing
Published by Elsevier

OADN’S Official Journal

  • Original, premier research that can be found nowhere else.
  • An invaluable resource for hands-on nursing education.
  • Quarterly peer-reviewed articles curated by a top-notch editorial team.

A video welcome from
Anna Valdez

Editor-in-Chief of Teaching
and Learning in Nursing

Anna Valdez

Welcome to OADN’s
Official Journal

“Teaching and Learning in Nursing, through its original research articles and other relevant content, turns a spotlight on the role of associate degree nursing in advancing the profession and contributing to the health of the nation.”

–Anna Valdez

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We are actively seeking manuscripts with the following topics: Managing different learning styles; New faculty mentoring; Legal issues; Research; Legislative issues; Instructional design strategies; Leadership, management roles; Unique funding for programs and faculty, and is designed for associate degree nursing educators as a source of information.


Anna Maria Valdez,

Sonoma State University, Rohnert Park, CA; Walden University, Minneapolis , MN, USA

Justin Fontenot, DNP, MSN, RN, NEA-BC, The University of Louisiana at Lafayette, USA

Melissa L. Mastorovich, DNP, RN, BC – STAT Nursing Consultants, Inc.; UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, USA

Myra Michelle DeBose, PhD, RN – Prairie View A&M University, College of Nursing, Houston, TX, USA

Christine Frazer, PhD, CNS, RN, CNE – Walden University, Minneapolis, MN, USA

Mariann Harding, PhD, RN, CNE, FAADN – Kent State University Tuscarawas, New Philadelphia, OH, USA

Joan Libner, EdD, MSN, FRE, RN-GERO-BC, CNE – Benedictine University, Lisle, IL, USA

Patrick McMurray, MSN, RN – University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill School of Nursing, Chapel Hill, NC, USA

Angelica Millan, DNP, RN, FAAN – UCI, Orange, CA, USA

Marianne Murray DNP, RN, CHSE – Alaska Pacific University, Anchorage, AL, USA

Elizabeth Riley, DNP, RNC-NIC, CNE – University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, AR, USA

Susan M. Seibold-Simpson, PhD, MPH, RN, FNP – SUNY Delhi, Delhi, NY, USA

Alicia Swartz, PhD, MSN, PNP – California State University East Bay, Hayward, CA, USA

Claire Valderama-Wallace, PhD, MPH, RN – California State University, East Bay, Hayward, CA, USA

David Woodruff, PhD, APRN, NPD-BC, CNE, CNE-cl, CCRN-K, FNAP – Chamberlain University, Chicago, IL, USA

Call for Papers for a Special Issue: Reimagining the Future of Nursing

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 achieve the current Future of Nursing recommendations as well as publications that present alternate or expanded visions of the future of nursing. We envision that this issue will explore what nursing education can and should be in the next decade.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Preparing the next generation of nurses and nurse educators
  • Recruitment and support of diverse nursing faculty and students
  • Holistic admissions and academic progression
  • Advancing scholarship through research and evidence-based practice
  • Quality, safety, and systems-based practices
  • Use of healthcare technologies
  • Population health and social determinants of health
  • Climate change and environmental justice
  • Disaster preparedness and response
  • Experiential learning to promote health equity
  • Strategies for addressing bias, racism and injustice in nursing
  • Multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary education
  • Nursing and community action
  • Health policy and advocacy
  • Developing health equity competencies for faculty and students
  • Culturally informed care and cultural humility
  • Delivering inclusive person-centered care
  • Regulatory and accreditation changes

We welcome research, innovative practice manuscripts, literature reviews, and theoretical papers. Authors can include links to websites, applications, or demonstrations; video demonstrations up to 3 minutes; audio files; and photos, forms, documents, or figures that illustrate the text.

Manuscripts should be sent to by December 1, 2021.
Authors should consult the Guide for Authors and indicate this special issue in their cover letter.
Questions can be sent to Editor in Chief Anna Valdez at