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  • The National Commission to Address Racism in Nursing 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”. The draft document is broken up into six parts, for your review.  […]

  • OADN continues our federal advocacy on your behalf as a member of the Nursing Community Coalition, where we work to ensure that nurses are supported and that nursing education is funded. NCC Sends Letter to Senators Outlining Shared Build Back Better Act Priorities On December 2, fifty-six members of the Nursing Community Coalition (NCC) sent a letter […]

  • Dear OADN Members: I hope everyone had the opportunity to take a breath and enjoy the holiday season over the past few weeks. Unfortunately, I know from member communications that many of you have been impacted by the Omicron variant. However, the positive news is the illness has been less severe.  I know all of […]

  • Dear OADN Members: As I traveled home from the OADN Annual Convention in Austin, I reflected on how thrilled I was to see so many of you in person and have the opportunity to meet and speak with you directly. It was inspiring to hear your stories and learn about your experiences over the past […]

  • OADN Leadership Institute

    NEW in 2022! The OADN Leadership Institute is the ONLY national program exclusively focused on ADN nursing faculty and deans/directors seeking opportunities to enhance their leadership competencies and skills. This cohort-based program provides participants with an excellent opportunity to exchange wisdom, share perspectives, as well as practice giving and receiving feedback in a supportive environment. […]

  • OADN continues our federal advocacy on your behalf as a member of the Nursing Community Coalition, where we work to ensure that nurses are supported and that nursing education is funded. NCC Statement on the House Passage of the Build Back Better Act On November 19, the Nursing Community Coalition (NCC) issued a statement after the […]

  • OADN continues our federal advocacy on your behalf as a member of the Nursing Community Coalition, where we work to ensure that nurses are supported and that nursing education is funded. NCC and the Campaign for Action hosts Virtual Congressional Briefing on the Future of Nursing 2020-2030 Report On October 4, the Nursing Community Coalition (NCC) and […]

  • Dear OADN Members: As you know, OADN has always been committed to promoting best practices in nursing education and supporting academic progression within the profession. Support for all pathways into the nursing profession is critically important now more than ever if we hope to meet the current nursing workforce demands facing our country and continue […]

  • October 2021 (Anacortes, WA) – With the number of nurse educators in shorty supply, recognition of extraordinary nursing faculty continues to be more important than ever.  The DAISY Foundation™ in partnership with the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN), the National League for Nursing (NLN), the Organization of Associate Degree Nursing (OADN) and joining […]

  • In January of this year, OADN was invited to be an inaugural member of the National Commission to Address Racism in Nursing. As part of the Commission’s ongoing work, we are asking OADN member programs to participate in a brief survey on racism in nursing in the workplace. Racism is defined as assaults on the human […]

  • OADN continues our federal advocacy on your behalf as a member of the Nursing Community Coalition, where we work to ensure that nurses are supported and that nursing education is funded. NCC Urges House Veterans’ Affairs Committee to Advance the U.S. Cadet Nurse Corps Service Recognition Act On September 14, fifty-three members of the Nursing Community […]

  • Dear OADN Members: When the OADN 2021 Convention theme was originally announced, my initial thought was overwhelming excitement at the prospect of being able to move forward and leave much of what we experienced in 2020 behind us. As we all know, we are still being confronted with many challenges from last year, but it […]

  •   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 […]

  • The OADN Board of Directors and Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Task Force announces the release of OADN’s Racial and Social Equity Position Statement.   Read the Full Position Statement Here   Please, join the OADN Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Task Force members on October 19, 2021 at 3pm Eastern to discuss the newly released Racial […]

  • You are invited to participate in a study exploring faculty knowledge, skills, and attitudes about diversity, equity, and inclusion. The Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) task force at the Organization for Associate Degree Nursing request your voluntary participation in a new research study. The study titled Knowledge, Skills, and Attitudes about Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion […]

  • OADN continues our federal advocacy on your behalf as a member of the Nursing Community Coalition, where we work to ensure that nurses are supported and that nursing education is funded. NCC Sends Letter of Congratulations to the Deputy Administrator and Director of Center for Medicare On August 12, the Nursing Community Coalition (NCC) sent a […]

  • Dear OADN Members: As America’s population becomes increasingly more diverse, we must strengthen our efforts to recruit and retain a more diverse student and faculty presence within the nursing profession. Higher education is the pipeline to having a diverse nursing workforce in the United States.  In this message, I would like to focus specifically on […]

  • VIRTUAL SIMULATION The Next Steps: Implementation in Pre-licensure Nursing Education August 24, 2021 – 12PM EDT (A recording will be made available.) REGISTER HERE This webinar is presented by the OADN Simulation Task Force in partnership with Unbound Medicine. Our host Liz Robison, Certified Healthcare Simulation Educator, will lead a discussion with a panel of […]

  • Dear OADN Members: Earlier this year I wrote a brief article for Teaching and Learning in Nursing on leadership qualities where I stated, “In the face of constant change and under incredible pressure nursing leaders have the responsibility to be the steadfast beacon for others to follow.” Nowhere is that more important than in nursing education. At […]

  • OADN continues our federal advocacy on your behalf as a member of the Nursing Community Coalition, where we work to ensure that nurses are supported and that nursing education is funded. NCC Sends Letter to Congress Outlining Shared Public Health Infrastructure Priorities On July 9, fifty-two members of the Nursing Community Coalition (NCC) sent a letter to Congressional […]

  • Deadline extended to October 11. Students must be enrolled in a pre-licensure registered nursing program.  Graduate students are not eligible. Download, Print and Post this announcement for your campus! Click here. Student Poster Abstract Submission Packet CALL FOR STUDENT POSTERS – OADN CONVENTION 2021 – November 18 – 21, 2021 1st Place to receive a […]

  • 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 […]

  • Faculty abstracts submitted to the Organization for Associate Degree Nursing (OADN) for this year’s annual convention, “The Power of Nursing Education to Move Beyond 2020,” are now eligible to receive a monetary award. The award, sponsored by OADN partner CastleBranch, will be provided to the top three abstracts. The author of the winning abstract will […]

  • OADN continues our federal advocacy on your behalf as a member of the Nursing Community Coalition, where we work to ensure that nurses are supported and that nursing education is funded. NCC Statement on the President’s FY 2022 Budget On June 1, the Nursing Community Coalition (NCC) issued a statement supporting restored and increased funding for key domestic […]

  • Dear OADN Members: Over the last few weeks, I cannot tell you the number of times I heard, “Can you believe it is already July?”  I completely agree as the July 4th holiday always seems to be a turning point for summer festivities and perhaps even a vacation.  The July 4th fireworks bring a sense […]

  • 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 […]

  • Dear OADN Members: On May 11, The Future of Nursing 2020-2030: Charting a Path to Achieve Health Equity (2021)  was released after a delay due to the COVID pandemic.  With good reason, the release of this new report was met with slight anxiety by those of us engaged in associate degree nursing.  Many of us […]

  • NCC Submits Testimony to House Appropriation Subcommittee On May 6, sixty members of the Nursing Community Coalition (NCC) signed onto written testimony submitted to the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education. The testimony featured the coalition’s funding requests of $530 million for the Title VIII Nursing Workforce Development Programs and […]

  • Applications Open for Academy of Associate Degree Nursing (AADN) – Deadline extended to May 15, 2021 Consider applying for this unique and prestigious opportunity to be a member of the Academy of Associate Degree Nursing!! The Academy of Associate Degree Nursing was established to recognize individuals who model exemplary dedication to associate degree nursing education […]

  • Traditionally, we have celebrated Nurses Week in May with the recognition beginning on Nurses Day, May 6 and concluding on Florence Nightingale’s birthday on May 12.  This year is different as we observe the entire month of May.  The World Health Organization (WHO) extended the Year of the Nurse and Midwife into 2021 because of […]

  • “Community college nursing education is essential for the health of the country.” In these challenging COVID-19 times our nation has embraced nurses as the heroes among us. We often look to our heroes and leaders for guidance. Now, more than ever nurse leaders are being recognized for their important role in leading through crisis and […]

  • NCC Sends Letter of Congratulations to Assistant Secretary for Health at U.S. Department of Health and Human Services On April 8, the Nursing Community Coalition (NCC) sent a letter to the recently confirmed Assistant Secretary for Health at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Dr. Rachel Levine, welcoming her as she begins work to […]

  • We need you.  OADN needs your unique talents and abilities to move our organization forward in creative and meaningful ways.  We currently have (7) open elected positions. As nurses, we understand the power of an individual who is part of a committed, passionate organization. Here’s your opportunity to make a difference now in our profession […]

  • Applications are being accepted through May 14, 2021 for the Associate Editor position of the official journal of the Organization for Associate Degree Nursing (OADN). Teaching and Learning in Nursing is the official journal of, and is wholly owned by, the Organization for Associate Degree Nursing (OADN).  The Journal is published by Elsevier Publishers, Philadelphia, […]

  • National Advisory Council on Nurse Education and Practice (NACNEP) recently sent the report Preparing Nurse Faculty, and Addressing the Shortage of Nurse Faculty and Clinical Preceptors to the U.S Congress and the Heath and Human Services Secretary. CEO Donna Meyer as member of NACNEP said, “This is an extremely needed report as we are in […]

  • We know that you believe in and understand the importance of academic progression and, as such, are encouraging your students to continue on their academic journey.  The National Education Progression in Nursing (NEPIN) collaborative wants to recognize you for those efforts with the NEPIN Quality Designation. The purpose of the NEPIN Quality Designation is to […]

  • NCC Sends Letter of Congratulations to U.S. Secretary of Veterans Affairs On March 3, the Nursing Community Coalition (NCC) sent a letter to the recently confirmed U.S. Secretary of Veterans Affairs, Denis McDonough, welcoming him to his new position and pledging to work with him to improve veteran’s health through nursing care. NCC Statement on […]

  • Dear OADN Members: A few weeks ago, a communication was distributed for nominations to the Academy for Associate Degree Nursing.  The Academy began in 2015 and was developed to recognize those individuals who model exemplary dedication to associate degree nursing education and practice, and who have worked as change agents to advance health and education […]

  • As a member of the National Commission to Address Racism in Nursing, OADN has joined in the development and issuing of the below statement abhorring the murder of Asian, Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) individuals.  We join the Commission in calling for an immediate halt to all acts of violence being committed against the […]

  • “The Power of Nursing Education to Move Beyond 2020” November 18-21 – Austin, TX (Tentative) Deadline to submit podium and abstracts: Extended to April 18 (Poster abstracts due May 31) The Organization for Associate Degree Nursing (OADN) invites nursing educators, nursing administrators, practitioners, and those interested in nursing education to submit abstracts for the OADN […]

  • The OADN Foundation promotes the mission and vision of OADN, through the development of resources, the recognition of scholarship and excellence in associate degree nursing education. The Foundation is pleased to announce the applications are now being accepted for the numerous scholarships and awards. OADN-F is excited to announce that the level of funding to […]

  • Dear OADN Members, The Academy of Associate Degree Nursing (AADN) was established to recognize those individuals who model exemplary dedication to associate degree nursing education and practice, and who have worked as change agents to advance health and education through associate degree nursing. Academy members are those actively engaged in associate degree nursing education or […]

  • Updated March 10, 2021 — Virtual Simulation Reviews – ATI Update A new product has been added to the Virtual Simulation Reviews from Unbound Medicine®. The OADN Simulation Task Force has just complete a comprehensive review of ATI’s Real Life 3.0. Visit the OADN VSR website to read the review. ATI Real Life 3.0 is […]

  • Due to COVID-19 the 2021 NIWI will be held in a virtual format. Mark your calendars for April 19-22, 2021! NIWI is open to nurses, nursing students, and nursing organization staff leaders that are interested in an orientation to the legislative process. At NIWI, you develop the tools and confidence to approach legislators at the […]

  • Event Date: March 16th – 4pm ET-5:30pm ET / 1pm PT-2:30pm PT 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 […]

  • NCC Sends Letter to Congress Outlining Shared COVID-19 Priorities On February 25, fifty-nine members of the Nursing Community Coalition (NCC) sent a letter to Congressional Leadership and key Committee Members, urging them to include shared legislative priorities in the COVID-19 relief package.

  • OADN has responded in the media and through formal communications to the offensive comments made by New Hampshire State Representative Linda Tanner regarding associate degree nurses. OADN takes seriously our responsibility to correct any misstatements in the public record that do accurately reflect the excellent patient care that associate degree nurses deliver. Such comments can also be […]

  • (July 13, 2020) – Two of the nation’s most influential nursing education associations, the Organization for Associate Degree Nursing (OADN), and the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN), have negotiated no-cost access to CastleBranch’s T.E.A.M. CB COVID-19 Compliance solution for healthcare education programs, students and associated facilities. While the T.E.A.M. toolset within CB COVID-19 Compliance […]

  • Dear OADN Members: It is hard to believe that approximately one year ago we were confronting the onset of the COVID-19 Pandemic. For most of us, we probably did not imagine that the pandemic would forever be a changing moment in our personal and professional lives, as well as the world at large. The loss […]

  • (Feb. 3, 2021) – The Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) and the Organization for Associate Degree Nursing (OADN) are strategically collaborating to assist the nationwide COVID-19 vaccination effort. Together, the organizations will advocate for an increased role for nursing education programs in the vaccine rollout to help meet the goals set forth by […]

  • As an organizational affiliate (OA) of the American Nurses Association (ANA), OADN applauds the newly formed ANA National Commission on Racism in Nursing.  As the organization that represents the associate degree nursing (ADN), this pathway allows for a diverse spectrum of students, enriching the profession, and meeting the health care needs of patients, families, and […]

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  • SHIV GAGLANI: Hi. I’m Shiv Gaglani, the co-founder and CEO of Osmosis. Today I’m really happy to be joined on Raise the Line by Donna Meyer, who’s the CEO of the Organization for Associate Degree Nursing. Before assuming leadership of OADN, five years ago, she spent more than three decades as a leader in health […]

  • (April 27, 2020) Donna Meyer, CEO of the Organization of Associate Degree Nursing, and AACC President Walter Bumphus discuss the state of nursing education on a new episode of AACC’s Community College Voice podcast, Season 4, Episode 2.

  • (April 13, 2020) OADN is joining forces with CastleBranch to provide OADN members with access to a COVID-19 infectious disease screening platform, which can be used to screen students for COVID-19 symptoms and assist them to return to clinical rotations. Through our partnership, OADN members, students, and associated healthcare facilities will have access to this […]

  • AACN and OADN Collaborate to Offer Free COVID-19 Response Webinars to Nursing Faculty and Students Nationwide March 31, 2020 – The American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) is pleased to announce a new collaboration with the Organization for Associate Degree Nursing (OADN) that will offer free webinars focused on academic nursing’s response to COVID-19 […]

  • Get Involved with OADN in 2021! Interested in getting involved at the OADN national level. Here is your opportunity for engagement in very important committee and task force work. Opportunities and Application Form Here!

  • Dear OADN Members: As I write my first message to you in the new year of 2021, I cannot help but take a deep sigh with the conclusion of 2020. When preparing to write this message, I reviewed last year’s message never realizing my concluding words would be so imminent in 2020. One year ago, […]

  • Alpha Delta Nu Delta Chapter, Joliet Junior College created multiple presentations on topics such as “Domestic Violence: A Future Without Violence” and “Heroin Today, Gone Tomorrow: A Multidisciplinary Perspective of the Heroin Epidemic.” The student’s report is freely available online for all OADN participants to enjoy, as well as a video highlighting a portion of […]

  • The Beta Mu Chapter inductees of the Alpha Delta Nu Honor Society presented an Educational Capstone focusing on Preventing the spread of Germs. There were 11 American Heritage Girls and 9 parents/leaders in attendance ranging from Kindergarten to adult. The Objectives: 1. Understand what germs are. 2. Be able to identify methods of how germs […]

  • The Sustainable Living Project is an urban farm and education center where people can be immersed in the world of sustainability. It consists of a 1 acre plot and houses 34 grow beds (10 of which are dedicated to a Veteran volunteers), 3 sheds, a water catchment patio with solar panels, a greenhouse with aquaponics, […]

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  • OADN recently sent a letter to the Biden-Harris transition team, expressing the importance of community college nursing programs for our country’s nursing workforce and healthcare of our communities. Read the letter here.

  • December 2020 NCC Supports Increased Investments in Nursing Education, Workforce, and Research The Nursing Community Coalition (NCC) commends Congress for passing a COVID-19 relief effort and for supporting increases to Title VIII Nursing Workforce Development Programs and National Institute of Nursing Research in Fiscal Year (FY) 2021. The NCC looks forward to working with the […]