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What, How, and Where We Should Teach (PDF)
AACC submitted written testimony for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Future of Nursing Initiative at the Institute of Medicine (IOM) Forum on Education on February 22, 2010.

Research and Data:

2011 AACC Nursing and Allied Health Brochure (PDF)
A downloadable brochure that includes facts about RNs, LPNs and allied health professionals; ways Congress can address the demand for more health professionals; and a listing of community college nursing and allied health programs by state.

A Data-Driven Examination of the Impact of Associate and Bachelor’s Degree Programs on the Nation’s Nursing Workforce
AACC's new policy brief provides a better understanding of the evidence behind the Institute of Medicine recommendation on the future of RN education and what the most recent federal data demonstrate about the impact associate degree nursing schools have on the nation's nursing workforce.

Health Workforce Information Center
Access this federally funded online library for information on health workforce programs, funding, data, research, policy, educational opportunities and models, news, and more.


Results of AACC NAHI Survey (PDF)
According to 420 associate degree nursing programs that responded to the NAHI Survey conducted earlier this year, nursing school enrollments are stunted due to a lack of qualified faculty, clinical, classroom, and lab space, and preceptors.  Survey respondents reported a 16 percent increase in the number of new students admitted to ADN programs between fall 2001 and 2002 with increases seen in all regions and urbanicity settings.

Red Alert: Nursing Faculty Shortage Worsens In SREB States
The results of a May 2001 survey documenting the critical situation facing nursing education programs at all levels in SREB states. From the Council on Collegiate Education for Nursing.


The Nursing Faculty Shortage: National League for Nursing Perspective
Presented to the National Advisory Council on Nurse Education and Practice (NACNEP) by Theresa M. Valiga, Ed.D., RN, Director of Research and Professional Development, National League for Nursing on April 11, 2002

Nursing and Allied Health Initiative (PDF)
Presentation from the Workforce Development Institute in San Diego, CA on January 31, 2003

Nursing: Challenges of the 'New Vocationalism' (PDF)
"Workforce Shortage and Economic Issues Regarding the Nursing Profession," a presentation at AACC's 2002 Annual Convention

Nursing Demographics (PDF)
PowerPoint Presentation given at AACC's National Legislative Seminar

Reports and Studies:

National Commission on Nursing Workforce for Long Term Care releases recommendations to stabilize the LTC nursing workforce
On May 19, 2005, the National Commission on Nursing Workforce for Long Term Care released its report making recommendations for state and federal initiatives to recruit additional and retain nurses and aides already practicing in long term care environments.  The Commission state-level recommendations included creating working partnerships between long-term care organizations, community colleges, nursing colleges, workforce investment boards and state government agencies to increase the supply and availability of nurses and nurse aides in long-term care and increase state general fund appropriations for nursing education at community colleges and baccalaureate programs with specific support for training new nurses in long-term care sites. The Commission’s federal-level recommendations include creating a broad long-term care nursing workforce coordinating workgroup of national long-term care, nurse education, nursing, public workforce and other organizations to support development of national policies and programs that specifically address the long-term care nursing shortage.

Nursing Fact Sheet (PDF)
Nursing Shortages Threaten Health Care In Every State:  Community Colleges The Cost Effective Solution, Spring 2002

Nurse Educators 2002: Report on the Faculty Census Survey of RN and Graduate Programs
National League for Nursing, Spring 2002.

The Nursing Shortage and the Role of Community Colleges in Nurse Education
AACC research brief, May 2002


Nursing Groups Agree That Funding For NRA Is Priority For Year Ahead
Legislative Network for Nurses,
December 30, 2002

Community Colleges Are Primary Educators of RNs, Meet Area Needs
Legislative Network for Nurses,
December 16, 2002

Congress Passes Nursing Act To Address Shortage
Community College Times
, September 3, 2002

Healthcare Industry Helps Attract Nursing Students
Community College Times
, September 3, 2002

Colleges Find Ways To Graduate More Nurses
Community College Times
, July 23, 2002

AACN Clarifies Position On Associate Degree Nurses
Community College Times,
 July 23, 2002

AD Nurses Critical To Quality Healthcare
Community College Times,
 July 23, 2002

AACC Launches Campaign To Protect ADNs
Community College Times
, May 20, 2002

Press Releases:

The Caregiving Project for Older Americans and MetLife Foundation Announce Community College Caregiver Training Program Award Winners
July 12, 2007
The twelve winning community colleges of a nationwide competition to develop innovative in-home caregiver training programs are announced.

Federal Resources and Other Organizations:

American Nurses Association
A professional organization representing the nation's 2.6 million Registered Nurses through its 54 constituent state associations and 13 organizational affiliate members. 

HRSA Bureau of Health Professions
The National Advisory Council on Nurse Education and Practice (NACNEP) advises the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the U.S. Congress on policy issues related to the Title VIII programs administered by the HRSA Bureau of Health Professions Division of Nursing, including nurse workforce supply, education and practice improvement.

National Institute of Nursing Research
Supports clinical and basic research to establish a scientific basis for the care of individuals across the life span-from management of patients during illness and recovery to the reduction of risks for disease and disability, the promotion of healthy lifestyles, promoting quality of life in those with chronic illness, and care for individuals at the end of life.

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