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  • As I traveled back home to Kansas from New Orleans, I reflected on how wonderful it was to see so many OADN members in person with the record-breaking attendance at this year’s OADN Convention!  I was reminded of the importance of connecting in person and being in community with one another.  Being together affords us […]

  • 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 Outlining FY 2023 Omnibus Requests On November 15, sixty-two members of the Nursing Community Coalition (NCC) sent a letter to the House […]

  •   Applications now being accepted for the 2023 OADN Leadership Institute Cohorts! Every journey has a beginning…start yours now with the OADN Leadership Institute! OADN is pleased to announce additional opportunities to apply for this cohort-based program geared towards emerging nursing education faculty and directors with the purpose to enhance competencies and skills to lead […]

  • In December of 2020, I introduced myself to you as the new President of OADN. Today, as I prepare to complete my term, I was reflecting on the last two years. At that time, I shared with you how I was not sure what challenges we would encounter on the horizon. While there were some […]

  • 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 House Nursing Caucus Co-Chairs for Introducing the ICAN Act On October 26, fifty-seven members of the Nursing Community Coalition (NCC) signed onto a letter thanking […]

  • JOIN US FOR: Simulation’s Role in Next Generation NCLEX Success Part III: Debreifing November 2, 2022 12:00PM EST Join OADN and Unbound Medicine for part 3 in a 3-part series that spotlights simulations’ role in ensuring student success on the Next generation NCLEX exam. In this third webinar, a team of nurse educators and simulation […]

  • Applications are being accepted through November 11, 2022, for the 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 owned by the Organization for Associate Degree Nursing (OADN). The Journal is published by Elsevier Publishers, Philadelphia, PA. The […]

  • INDIANAPOLIS — The Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing (Sigma) and the Organization for Associate Degree Nursing (OADN) jointly announced a new collaboration to strengthen the ties between both organizations and provide opportunities to Associate Degree Nursing graduates who exemplify the excellence of the associate degree pathway as inductees of the prestigious Alpha […]

  •   How OADN Incoming Board Member Jennifer Eccles is helping Minnesota address the nursing workforce crisis and build a blueprint for other states to follow. The nursing workforce shortage, which was only exacerbated by the pandemic, is impacting states all over the country and Minnesota is no different. Pre-pandemic estimates show nearly 30,000 nurses will be needed […]

  • In January 2021, the American Nurses Association (ANA) launched the National Commission to Address Racism in Nursing. The commission’s primary goal is to explore racism in nursing and its devastating impacts across the expansive nursing profession. Donna Meyer, the Chief Executive Officer at the Organization of Associate Degree Nursing (OADN), represented associate degree nursing (ADN) as a […]

  • 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 Updating FY 2023 Funding Requests On September 15, sixty-two members of the Nursing Community Coalition (NCC) sent a letter to the House […]

  • Many thanks to each of you who voted in the 2022 OADN Elections. More members voted in this cycle than any previous OADN election, a strong demonstration of your commitment to OADN and associate degree nursing education. Based on your votes, we have the pleasure of announcing our newly elected OADN leaders. However, before doing […]

  •   Dear OADN Members: In just a few weeks, we will have the opportunity to gather in New Orleans for the 2022 OADN Convention. What a lively city for connecting with colleagues and friends! Add a schedule full of education sessions focused on associate degree nursing education and opportunities for networking and you have a […]

  • 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 Under Secretary of Health at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs On August 19, the Nursing Community Coalition […]

  • 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 Supporting Legislation that Improves Access to Workers’ Compensation for Injured Federal Workers On July 28, fifty-one members of the Nursing Community Coalition […]

  • Owning Your Influence November 18 – 20, 2022   Dear Members: The Organization for Associate Degree Nursing (OADN) invites students to submit abstracts for the OADN annual convention, with a monetary award presented to the top three submissions, sponsored by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN). The convention theme this year, “Owning Your […]

  • 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 Steering Committee Sends Letter to House of Representatives supporting passage of H.R. 6087, the Improving Access to Workers’ Compensation for Injured Federal Workers Act […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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. […]