Membership

OADN Membership:
Networking, Professional
Development & Advocacy

“OADN is the only organization that advocates for associate degree nursing at the national level. Your membership and support of the organization is vital to these efforts. Through our membership in OADN we ensure both that our collective voice is heard and that OADN is able to continue delivering wonderful opportunities for nurse educators, such as faculty and leadership development.”

–Sandra Y. Walker, EJD, MS, RN – Dean of Technical Studies, Central Ohio Technical College

Continuing Education Resources & Credits

Networking &
Advocacy

Special Membership Rates & Discounts

Read about the latest updates in curriculum and issues that affect associate degree nursing programs, faculty and students. Participate in committees that contribute to our journal, award scholarships and fellowships, and attend special webinars and the annual OADN Convention to meet members from around the country.

Your membership in OADN is key to continuing efforts to advocate on behalf of associate degree nursing with policy makers at every level. OADN membership leverages our collective strength to have a greater impact for our students, faculty, programs, and communities.

OADN membership also affords you benefits such as access to OADN’s Journal, Teaching and Learning in Nursing, OADN Convention discounts, full voting rights in OADN elections, opportunities to serve on national committees, exclusive vendor discounts, and special tuition rates for continuing your education at the masters or doctoral levels.

A special message for Faculty

OADN’s membership encompasses associate degree nursing programs across the country. Our members include faculty, deans, students, researchers and alumni of associate degree programs.

Our extensive network of educators and nursing leaders provides opportunities for connecting, sharing resources and promoting our efforts to bolster the nursing workforce.

Learn more about OADN’s membership structure, community and benefits:

Download the Member
Manual here 

Membership Benefits Overview

Education:

  • OADN has an annual national conference to share the latest updates, participate in educational sessions on a myriad of topics, interface directly with industry partners, earn CE and network.  Last year it was virtual, and in 2021 we are hoping to have a hybrid convention. Member discounts apply for convention registration
  • OADN’s official journal Teaching and Learning in Nursing published by Elsevier. It is a wonderful repository of peer-reviewed, evidence-based strategies for use in the classroom and program administration. https://www.oadn.org/about-us/oadn-journal-description
  • Co-Lead for the National Education Progression in Nursing Collaborative
  • In collaboration with NCSBN and other leading Nursing Organizations, published a policy brief supporting Practice/Academic Partnerships to help the nursing workforce during the COVID-19 pandemic. https://www.ncsbn.org/practice-academic-partnership.htm
  • National OADN COVID Task Force to provide resources to members https://oadn.org/leading-initiatives/covid-19
  • OADN Simulation Task Force in partnership with Unbound Medicine developed a timely resource on virtual simulation reviews.  Clinical time replacement is a necessity for many programs, the OADN VSR clearly delineates how selected virtual simulation products meet each of the eleven criteria outlined in the INACSL Standards of Best Practice: SimulationSM.  https://oadn.org/leading-initiatives/resources/item/87904-virtual-simulation-reviews
  • Numerous educational webinars

 

Advocacy:

  • OADN is a member of and provides the ADN perspective to the Nursing Community Coalition, a DC-based lobbying group that advocates for Title VIII funding for the nursing workforce and other legislative and policy priorities https://www.thenursingcommunity.org/
  • OADN also directly advocates at the national and state levels on issues directly affecting ADN programs; use New Hampshire letter as an example
  • Sent letter to Biden Harris Transition Team https://www.oadn.org/news/advocacy-updates/item/88287-oadn-presidential-transition-letter-2021
  • OADN represents the associate degree program voice in special forums convened by NCSBN, Robert Wood Johnson, the American Association of Community Colleges, and other national organizations
  • Numerous national interviews to advocate for the ADN pathway

 

Leadership:

  • OADN sponsors the only national honor society for associate degree nursing students called Alpha Delta Nu. OADN member programs may elect to form a chapter at their school with guidance from OADN.  https://oadn.org/about-us/honor-society-2
  • OADN sits on the board and serves as a link to the national Nurses on Board Coalition
  • Opportunities to run for national office within OADN to help influence ADN education at the national level
  • Opportunities to serve on committees and task forces that impact current trends in nursing education
  • The Academy of Associate Degree Nursing is a special recognition program for those who have made career spanning contributions to the profession and community https://oadn.org/about-us/adn-academy
  • Leadership Program to begin summer 2021

 

Inclusivity:

  • OADN recently was asked to join the ANA Commission to address Racism in Nursing
  • Social mission task force that is conducting research on the inclusion of the ADN perspective in the social mission of nursing
  • A diversity, equity, inclusivity task force to identify existing barriers and propose strategies with resources to promote diversity, equity, and inclusion in nursing education
  • Dissemination of important statistics regarding the diverse nature of ADN students and graduates

 

Collaboration:

  • OADN embodies collaboration in all that we do.  We work with many national organizations and industry partnerships, such as CastleBranch to provide member benefits
  • A partnership with the ACEN to support accreditation of all ADN programs. Recently developed statement on the support of nursing education’s role in vaccine administration https://oadn.org/news/ceo-message
  • Leading university partners that provide a tuition discount benefit to faculty and students for continuing their education from the BSN to DNP
  • OADN Foundation provides scholarships and grants

 

But most importantly your membership provides a voice in OADN to help shape and direct the future of this critical pathway on the national level.