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  • We’re pleased to present our update for the 41 honor students that are part of Zeta Sigma Chapter. Currently, we have three service learning projects to report on: 1. Engaging with children in the Early Learning Center. Students did a class observation, followed by developing a presentation regarding oral health, healthy eating, emotional management, or […]

  • We’re excited to deliver an update from one of our provisional chapters at Itawamba Community College in Tupelo, Mississippi. The provisional class completed two separate service-learning projects. For one of the projects, the students held a booth for mental health awareness at two college campuses. The students reached out to local contacts for printed materials […]

  • The Organization for Associate Degree Nursing Board of Directors is proud to announce the appointment of two distinguished Public Directors: Larissa Africa, MBA, BSN, FAONL, FAAN, and Marilyn McGhee, Ph.D. “OADN is honored to welcome Larissa Africa and Dr. Marilyn McGhee to our Board of Directors. Larissa’s extensive experience as a nurse executive and her […]

  • 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 Congress for Introducing a Resolution Honoring and Recognizing National Nurses Week 2024 On June 7, all sixty-four members of the Nursing Community […]

  • Our chapter is small but very active. Students accepted into the honor society are committed to supporting the community and our fellow students. To best meet this criterion for our chapter, we have been offering free tutoring and support services two days a week since the start of our chapter in 2019. Our idea was […]

  •   The Vital Role of Associate Degree Nursing Programs in Supporting the Nursing Workforce   Dear OADN Members: The math is simple: the United States has over 1100 associate degree nursing education programs. In 2023, these made up 44.7% (83,387) of new nursing graduates in the United States (National Council of State Boards of 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. 43 Senators Support FY 2025 Funding for Title VIII in Senate Dear Colleague Letter On May 14, forty-three Senators signed onto a Senate Dear […]

  • 2024 CALL FOR NOMINATIONS: MAY 14th – JULY 15th OADN SEEKS NOMINATIONS FOR THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS AND NOMINATING COMMITTEE   Dear OADN Members, Are you looking for an opportunity to share your passion for nursing education?  As the only national organization exclusively advocating for community college nursing education and the associate degree pathway, OADN […]

  • The 2024 Foundation Scholarship, Award, and Grant deadline is June 1.  These opportunities can make a major difference in the life of a nurse educator, and here is a portion of a 2023 recipient’s story. “While finishing my MSN, I was approached by a patient’s family member who said she thought I would be 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 Fiscal Year (FY) 2025 Appropriations Requests to House and Senate LHHS-ED Appropriations Subcommittees Fifty-seven members of the Nursing Community Coalition (NCC) signed […]

  • The Organization for Associate Degree Nursing (OADN) plays a crucial role in shaping the nursing profession, advocating for high-quality education and support for nursing students and faculty. At a recent North Carolina Associate Degree Nursing Council meeting, I had the privilege of meeting an inspiring ADN faculty member from North Carolina who exemplifies the dedication […]

  • 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 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 education […]

  • In the coming weeks, OADN will transition to our new membership management and engagement platform, Member365. The transition will begin on April 26, and welcome emails to the new membership system will be sent on May 16. New member registration and membership renewals will be paused during this time. Programs with renewal dates during the transition period (April […]

  •   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 […]

  • Call for Podium Abstracts has closed. Poster Abstracts due May 20. 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 […]

  • 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 […]