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  •   Make the Decision TODAY to Attend the OADN Convention! Dear OADN Members, This year, we will celebrate OADN’s 40th Anniversary Convention from October 31 to November 2 in Tampa, Florida. The convention’s theme, “Bridging the Past to Build the Future”, is centered on the commitment to deliver excellence in associate degree nursing education and […]

  • 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 Thanks Senator Merkley and Congresswoman Underwood for introducing the Future Advancement of Academic Nursing (FAAN) Act  On March 29, fifty-nine members of the […]

  • Deadline for Podium Abstracts Extended to April 29! 2024 OADN Convention Call for Podium & Poster Abstracts In celebration of OADN’s 40th Anniversary, we invite nurse educators, administrators, simulationists, researchers, interprofessional colleagues, and students to submit abstracts for the OADN Annual Convention, planned for October 31 – November 2, 2024, at the Marriott Water Street in […]

  • Exclusive Opportunity for OADN Members: Unlock a $5 Discount per Student for Trajecsys!   As valued members of the Organization for Associate Degree Nursing (OADN), we are thrilled to extend this exclusive new opportunity with Trajecsys! OADN program members can now take advantage of a special $5 discount per student when paying at the published (standard […]

  • For IMMEDIATE Release March 6, 2024 – Trajecsys, a pioneering leader in Centralized Clinical Recordkeeping for Associate Degree of Nursing (ADN) Schools and Programs, proudly announces its strategic partnership with the Organization for Associate Degree Nursing (OADN). This collaboration marks a significant milestone in Trajecsys’ ongoing commitment to advancing nursing education and supporting the vital […]

  • OADN Foundation Announces 2024 Scholarships, Awards, & Research Grant On behalf of the OADN Foundation Board of Directors, I am pleased to announce the annual call for the Foundation scholarships, awards, and grants. The awarding of these prestigious scholarships, awards, and grants is another amazing benefit of your OADN membership. The OADN Foundation promotes 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 Sends Letter Thanking Senator Durbin and Congresswoman Bonamici for introducing the Nurse Faculty Shortage Reduction Act On February 13, fifty-one members of the Nursing […]

  • Continuing the Legacy: Celebrating Black Nurses’ Contributions this Black History Month and Beyond Dear OADN Members, Though Black History Month is nearing its end, the contributions of Black nurses deserve continuous recognition. OADN expresses our sincere appreciation for the invaluable contributions of Black nurses to our most noble profession. As a Black nurse of Haitian […]

  • OADN is excited to announce three new advocacy training webinars. Each of these three webinars are open to all OADN members free of charge. NOA has recognized the importance of advocacy and the role nursing associations and their individual members in leading change at the local, state, and national levels. We understand that our member […]

  • Cultivating Moments That Matter with the OADN Leadership Institute Dear OADN Members, A book I am currently reading, The Power of Moments by Chip and Dan Heath, inspired my thinking about this leadership message. In the book, the authors discuss strategies to create meaningful moments rather than leaving them to chance. The strategies noted in […]

  • The Organization for Associate Degree Nursing (OADN) is pleased to announce that the OADN Simulation Committee has garnered the prestigious 2024 Service in the Field of Virtual Simulation Award from the Society for Simulation in Healthcare (SSH). SSH’s Virtual Simulation Section presented the award during the 2024 International Meeting on Simulation in Healthcare (IMSH) Conference held […]

  • 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 Passing of Former Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson On January 4, the Nursing Community Coalition (NCC) issued a statement honoring the life and […]

  • NEW DATES ADDED!! Don’t miss this opportunity to apply today!!   * Applications are now being accepted for a NEW Cohort * Seminar Dates March 12, 2024 April 9, 2024 May 7, 2024 June 4, 2024 Applications Due: February 20, 2024 *Limited number of Partial Scholarships Available* Now is the perfect time to explore your next […]

  • Generative AI in Nursing Education January 24, 2024 – 12PM EDT Join us for an engaging webinar designed specifically for nurse educators who are eager to stay ahead in a world where Generative Artificial Intelligence (AI) is becoming ubiquitous. An expert panel will discuss how AI technology is rapidly evolving and becoming more integrated into […]

  • Realize Your Potential in the New Year with OADN:  Setting Intentions and Embracing Opportunities    Dear OADN Members, The New Year is not just a change in the calendar but a moment of transition, a perfect chance to reset, renew, and rediscover the possibilities. We will use this transition period to set intentions for 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 Looks Back on 2023  View the full list of the Nursing Community Coalition’s (NCC) advocacy and engagement in 2023 by clicking here. We […]

  • Reflecting on a Year of Achievements: Forging Connections & Looking Ahead to OADN’s 40th Anniversary   Dear OADN Members, As I returned from San Diego to Washington, D.C., I took a moment to reflect on the exceptional experience of meeting numerous OADN members in person at this year’s OADN Convention. The event boasted a record-breaking […]

  • Applications due Dec. 20 (For the Unexpired Term of January – November 2024)   The OADN Board of Directors is seeking a candidate to fill the vacancy of the Western Regional Director and serve the remainder of its unexpired 11-month term (per OADN bylaws, Officer vacancies shall be filled through an appointment by the Board […]

  • 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 Congressional Leadership Outlining Updated FY 2024 Funding Requests   On November 13, all sixty-three members of the Nursing Community Coalition […]

  • Dear OADN Members, Please join us for the 2023 Virtual OADN Town Hall & Annual Business Meeting on Tuesday, December 5th from 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. Eastern to hear the latest news on important member initiatives and events directly from your OADN Board of Directors. We will also celebrate this year’s Academy of Associate Degree […]

  • 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 Thanks Senators for Introducing the I CAN Act On October 10, sixty-one members of the Nursing Community Coalition (NCC) sent a letter thanking Senate Nursing […]

  • 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 for the Record to the House Veterans’ Affairs Subcommittee on Health On September 18, forty-seven members of the Nursing Community Coalition (NCC) […]

  • OADN is excited to announce new learning opportunities for novice faculty in Fall 2023. Kaplan, a renowned leader in educational resources and support, is continuing its exclusive webinar series tailored specifically for new nurse educators! We understand that transitioning into the role of a nurse educator can be both rewarding and challenging. This new webinar […]

  • Embracing Change & Progress: Incorporating Diversity, Equity & Inclusion in Associate Degree Nursing Education Dear OADN Members, I hope this message finds each of you in good health and high spirits as we welcome the vibrant autumn season! Just as Mother Nature is undergoing her natural course, we too are witnessing a transformative shift in […]

  • Please join OADN in congratulating the 2023 Inductees to the Academy of Associate Degree Nursing! Academy members are those actively engaged in associate degree nursing education or practice, with proven records of excellence in their institutions and a demonstrated commitment to the health of their communities. The honorary academy fellowship recognizes those individuals who have […]

  • 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 Thanks Rep. Underwood and Sen. Booker for Introducing the Black Maternal Health Momnibus Act On August 1, fifty-one members of the Nursing Community […]

  • OADN Elects Members to the Board of Directors & Nominating Committee Board Treasurer & Secretary Appointments Announced Many thanks to each of you who voted in the 2023 OADN Elections. Your votes represent a strong demonstration of your commitment to OADN and associate degree nursing education. Based on your votes, we have the pleasure of […]

  • OADN Announces $3,000 in Monetary Awards to the Top Faculty & Student Posters at the 2023 OADN Convention in San Diego Made possible through the generous support of: The Organization for Associate Degree Nursing (OADN) is pleased to announce $3,000 in poster awards for the top faculty and student posters at the 2023 Convention, November […]

  • Reflections on Leadership: Sustaining Excellence through Succession Planning Dear OADN Members, I hope this message finds you at the end of a pleasant summer break and ready to embrace a new fall academic term. I’ve always loved the first day of the school year as it is an exciting time to engage with new students […]