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 of Medicine's Future of Nursing 2020-2030 Study Committee. OADN CEO Donna Meyer was one of five nursing leaders invited to give such testimony. Those remarks can be viewed here.
As the study committee's work has progressed, OADN submitted additional written comments focusing on the role of associate degree nursing programs and community colleges in addressing the social determinants of health and health equity. To further assist the committee, OADN also released a fact sheet on the social determinants of health and the social mission of nursing.
We encourage all members and those with an interest in nursing education to read the below letter that outlines the critical role of associate degree nursing programs to the health and wellness of communities across the nation.
Download the testimony in PDF form: OADN's Written Testimony To The Future Of Nursing 2020-2030 Committee or scroll below to read.