OADN ANNOUNCES NEW PARTNERSHIP AND MEMBER BENEFIT: ACADEMIC SERVICE LEARNING AFFIILIATION AGREEMENT
PENSACOLA, FL. – February 13, 2017
The Organization for Associate Degree Nursing (OADN) is pleased to announce a new partnership with the American Red Cross. This is an important initiative to provide opportunities for OADN members to contribute to the American Red Cross programs across the country!
We are excited to announce the extension of this collaboration that will provide a venue for our agency member schools to partner at the local level to provide clinical experiences and academic service learning (ASL) experience opportunities. The American Red Cross has provided a template that OADN member schools and the local American Red Cross chapter can use to establish clinical agreements at the local level that will provide practical learning opportunities and/or clinical experiences.
American Red Cross Partners With Organization for Associate Degree Nursing To Help Build Resilient U.S. Communities
OADN Nurses Will Help Red Cross Get People Prepared
PENSACOLA, FL. – January 25, 2017 – The Organization for Associate Degree Nursing (OADN) and the American Red Cross have established a partnership to provide opportunities for OADN nurses to contribute to Red Cross programs across the country. The agreement paves the way for OADN to help support Red Cross chapters in helping people across the country.
OADN members will be encouraged to become Red Cross Disaster Health Services volunteers and respond to disasters in their communities as well as large national disasters. They will also be able to help their communities be prepared for emergencies through Red Cross programs like the Home Fire Campaign and The Pillowcase Project. OADN will also work with the Red Cross to host blood drives and educate the public about the need for blood donations.
There will also be various leadership opportunities available for OADN members through the Red Cross National Nursing Network that help recruit and engage health professional volunteers to support all the Red Cross lines or services, including Preparedness, Health and Safety, Service to the Armed Forces, International Services as well as Disaster Cycle and Biomedical Services.
OADN Chief Executive Officer Donna Meyer stated, “We are extremely pleased to be partnering with the American Red Cross in the important work that they provide for our country. Not only will OADN be able to assist the Red Cross Chapters with programs and emergencies, but this will also provide clinical experiences for the future nursing workforce. It is imperative that nursing students become involved in their local communities and experience more community health experiences. Collaborating with the American Red Cross will certainly provide students with an enriched experience in their local community.”
“I’m delighted with the new Organization for Associate Degree Nursing and Red Cross partnership,” said Linda MacIntyre, Chief Nurse, for the American Red Cross. “We welcome OADN nurses and nursing students to the Red Cross and look forward to working and learning together through community service.”
About the American Red Cross:
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation's blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org or cruzrojaamericana.org, or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.