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  • Dear OADN Members: The Fourth of July is upon us, a holiday I have always enjoyed for its patriotic songs, joyous parades, and festive fireworks. It is a day to gather together with family, friends, neighbors, and our fellow Americans as we celebrate the independence of our country. This year is no exception, but I […]

  • 1 free contact hour of nursing professional development will be offered to those who attend the LIVE broadcast of the webinar. REGISTER Are your students ready for Next Generation NCLEX? During this webinar we will explore clinical activities that support and promote the development of clinical judgment. Our best classroom can be the clinical setting, […]

  • 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 Top Legislative Priorities On May 6, sixty-two members of the Nursing Community Coalition (NCC) signed onto a letter urging Congress to […]

  • The National Commission to Address Racism in Nursing has issued a new foundational report that explores the impact of systemic racism on the nursing workforce and delivery of nursing care. The report closely examines the effects that racism has on nursing education, policy, research, and practice. “These reports explore how racism shows up in our profession. We invite […]

  • Dear OADN Members, On June 1, 2015, I had the distinct privilege of becoming the inaugural Chief Executive Officer of OADN. Serving as your CEO over these past seven years has been the highlight of my professional career and has made a profound impact on my life in many ways. My journey with OADN began […]

  • The Center for American Progress has published a new report entitled How To Ease The Nursing Shortage In America.  The report underscores the important role that community colleges and the associate degree pathway plan in ensuring a robust, diverse nursing workforce.  The report addresses “three main constraints that prevent higher education institutions from graduating more […]

  • Applications now being accepted for Cohorts 3 & 4 of the OADN Leadership Institute! 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. Highlights of the program include: 4 Virtual Seminars 1: 1 Mentorship Experience Peer-to-Peer Coaching Calls Monthly Round […]

  • 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 FY 2023 Appropriations Requests to House and Senate LHHS-ED Appropriations Subcommittees On April 11, fifty-eight members of the Nursing Community Coalition (NCC) signed […]

  • 2022 – 2025 OADN Strategic Direction: Shaping the Future of Associate Degree Nursing Education Together Dear OADN Members: I hope you are enjoying a lovely spring.  We are having a late start this year in Michigan but the spring flowers are starting to bloom ushering in a new season filled with opportunities.  OADN is looking […]

  • 2022 CALL FOR NOMINATIONS: APRIL 15th – JUNE 15th OADN SEEKS NOMINATIONS FOR THE 2022 BOARD OF DIRECTORS AND NOMINATING COMMITTEE   Open Positions on the OADN Board of Directors: (1) Director, Northeast Region from one of the following: Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Vermont, New Jersey, New Hampshire, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, District […]

  • This guest blog was authored by Sandra Y. Walker, EJD, MS, RN, FAADN, Dean of Technical Studies at Central Ohio Technical College. Dr. Walker serves on the board of directors for the OADN Foundation and is a Fellow of the Academy of Associate Degree Nursing   Many nurses have been following the news related 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. AADN Academy Applications Academy members are those actively engaged in associate degree nursing […]

  • 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. The Foundation is excited to announce that the level of funding […]

  • 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 Passage of the FY 2022 Omnibus On March 11, the Nursing Community Coalition (NCC) issued a statement commending Congress for passing the bipartisan […]

  • Dear OADN Members, We need your voice! As the only national organization exclusively advocating for community college nursing education and the associate degree pathway, OADN needs your unique talents, perspectives, and expertise to help strengthen our collective voice for associate degree nursing education. OADN membership is one of the most meaningful ways we show our […]

  • Dear OADN Members, Over the past seven-year as OADN’s CEO and during my 32-year tenure in associate degree nursing (ADN) education, I have heard many stories about the success of ADN graduates. Those individuals who persevered to reach their goal as a registered nurse continually demonstrate the importance of ADN education. For nurse educators, it […]

  • 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 and Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committees to Advance the U.S. Cadet Nurse Corps Service Recognition Act this Congress On February 14, fifty-six members […]

  • Podium Abstract Deadline: April 13, 2022. Poster Abstracts are due May 31, 2022. The Organization for Associate Degree Nursing (OADN) invites nurse educators, administrators, practitioners, and those interested in nursing education to submit abstracts for the OADN annual convention, planned for November 18 – 20 at the Hyatt Regency in New Orleans. The call is […]

  •   The OADN Simulation Task Force is continuing its educational offerings with series of FREE webinars airing in February and March of 2022. These webinar, presented in partnership with Unbound Medicine, are derived from session that were presented at the 2021 OADN Convention that took place in Austin, Texas.  If you we not able to […]

  • 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 Appropriators Reiterating FY 2022 Funding Requests On January 19, sixty members of the Nursing Community Coalition (NCC) sent a letter to the House […]

  • Dear OADN Members: In my first message of the year, I highlighted the amazing work of our members through their volunteer service on OADN committees and task forces. .  I shared with great admiration how each of you persevered and made a difference in the lives of your nursing students.  I am forever grateful for […]

  • SILVER SPRING, MD – According to the findings of a new, national survey of nurses by the National Commission to Address Racism in Nursing (the Commission), nearly half reported that there is widespread racism in nursing, demonstrating a substantial problem within the profession. Comprised of leading nursing organizations, the Commission examines the issue of racism […]

  • 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”. OADN was invited to be an inaugural member of the Commission in January of 2021. […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]