UB SON Celebrates AACN's 50th Anniversary

AACN 50th anniversary logo.
University at Buffalo School of Nursing logo.

Published August 19, 2019

Since 1969, the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) has worked tirelessly to maintain its role as the leading catalyst for excellence and innovation in nursing education, research, and practice.

AACN is the voice of academic nursing for 825 member schools of nursing at public and private universities nationwide, representing more than 530,000 students and 45,000 faculty members. AACN establishes quality standards for nursing education, influences the nursing profession to improve health care, and promotes public support of baccalaureate and graduate nursing education.

University at Buffalo School of Nursing is proud to be an AACN member school, sharing in its mission to educate the nursing workforce to be able to meet the challenges of contemporary practice.

Over the years, the University at Buffalo School of Nursing has contributed to AACN with our leaders, faculty and serving on committees and task forces, participating as speakers at AACN’s conferences and webinars, advocating for federal support for nursing education, and contributing to the advancement of professional nursing education.

Our students and faculty have also benefitted from generous funding and lifelong learning opportunities with grants and scholarships that support educating advanced practice nurses and increasing diversity.

We are proud to have joined 190 other AACN member colleges and universities in 2016 in pledging to teach the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain to their advanced practice registered nursing students.

We are also proud that our students, faculty and staff are dedicated to the same values of ethical accountability, leadership, lifelong learning, excellence and innovation, and collaboration to ensure quality patient- and family-focused care that AACN strives to uphold.

We look forward to celebrating AACN’s 50th anniversary, and we congratulate them for all their milestones and successes, and for their dedication to excellence in nursing practice, research and education.

To learn more about AACN, please visit aacnnursing.org.