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Nursing Community Statement on Healthcare Reform

AAACN has signed on to the healthcare reform document titled "Commitment to Quality Healthcare Reform: A Consensus Statement from the Nursing Community." The document, created with Congress in mind, is the result of intense collaboration and consensus building over the course of nearly five months. Specific legislative/regulatory recommendations illustrate what changes need to be made during healthcare reform so that nurses can continue provide quality care. 


Medication Reconciliation National Patient Safety Goal to be Reviewed and Refined

Medication errors continue to be one of the most frequent causes of preventable harm in health care. The Joint Commission is committed to helping organizations prevent medication errors, as evidenced by our National Patient Safety Goal on medication reconciliation, which highlights a critical problem that poses significant risk to patients. However, since the Goal on medication reconciliation was instituted in 2005, many organizations have struggled to develop and implement effective and efficient processes to meet the intent of the Goal.


Certified Nurses Day Petition

AAACN is proud to recognize the value of nursing certification with Certified Nurses Day. AAACN encourages nurses and health care professionals to join in the campaign to have March 19 officially declared as Certified Nurses Day. March 19 was chosen because it is the birthday of former ANA president Margretta "Gretta" Madden Styles, RN, EdD, FAAN. "Gretta" Styles is widely recognized as the "Mother of Nurse Credentialing." She was the architect of the first comprehensive study of nurse credentialing.


AAACN Supports Distribution of Stimulus Funds for Nursing Education

AAACN added their support to a letter to the Department of Health & Human Services and Health Resources and Services Administration urging the equitable distribution of $200 million in stimulus funding between Title VIII Nursing Workforce Development Programs and Title VII Health Professions Training Programs over fiscal years 2009 and 2010.


Host the Telehealth Nursing Practice Core Course (TNPCC) at Your Facility

Need a telehealth refresher? AAACN's expert instructors will travel to your facility to present the Telehealth Nursing Practice Core Course (TNPCC) to your nursing staff. This course will help ensure your facility is operating under safe, competent practice of telehealth nursing. Nurses new to telehealth practice, staff experienced in telehealth, or nurses interested in expanding their knowledge base will all benefit from this course.