About ACHNE

About ACHNE


ACHNE provides a meeting ground for those committed to excellence in community and public health nursing education, research, and practice.

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Research

Research


ACHNE focuses on research in the area of nursing education and staff development

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Policy

Policy


Responding to and advocating for legislation and policies that advance and promote community/public health nursing.

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Education

Education


Find out about the Annual Institute and PHN Educational Program

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Resources

Resources


Links to community nursing organizations and resources

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Who We Are

The Association of Community Health Nursing Educators (ACHNE) provides a meeting ground for those committed to excellence in community and public health nursing education, research, and practice.  ACHNE was established in 1978 and is run by elected volunteer leaders who guide the organization in providing networking through the quarterly newsletter and membership directory and providing educational opportunities through publications and the Annual Institute.


A Message from ACHNE about Racial Equity

The Association of Community Health Nursing Educators (ACHNE) is committed to excellence in community and public health nursing education, research, and practice-advancing the health of populations. We understand that structural racism is rooted in long-standing discriminatory policies and must be examined and dismantled as an upstream structural determinant of health. We are committed to challenging nurse educators to develop the competencies essential for facilitating safe, respectful, and uncomfortable dialogue.  We are responsible for championing awareness requisite for effective system-level transformation.  As ambassadors in our communities, ultimately, our students will advance nursing practice in actionable change and collective impact for racial equity and justice.

What Our Members are Doing

Are you an ACHNE Member doing great things?  Let us know at info@ACHNE.org and you could be featured on our home page!

Advanced PHN Learning Collaborative Creates One-Page Fact Sheet “What is APHN?”

A Learning Collaborative of ACHNE members focusing on Advanced Public Health Nursing Education, led by Drs. Katie Gillespie (UW-Madison) and Sue Swider (Rush University), developed a one-page fact sheet for advocacy and education on ‘what an APHN is’ and what APHN graduate education entails.

ACHNE Member Receives AACN Excellence and Innovation in Teaching Award

ACHNE Member Receives AACN Excellence and Innovation in Teaching Award

Gary Glauberman, PhD University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, HI

Dr. Glauberman was recognized for his combined expertise in community/public health nursing and emergency preparedness and for leading creation of multiple innovative learning experiences for students at all levels.

Free Webinar: Strategies for Inclusion of LGBTQ+ Curriculum Content in Nursing Education

Presented by the ACHNE Education Committee

The purpose of this presentation is to showcase the LGBTQ+ Curriculum Toolkit for Educators of Healthcare Professionals and demonstrate content integration in a variety of delivery formats. This interprofessional education resource provides practical strategies for educators of future healthcare professionals to integrate person-centered curriculum content in the care of LGBTQ+ populations. 

FREE Webinar - Teaching Policy Change in Nursing Education

Presented by the ACHNE Policy Committee

Participants will earn 1 CEU for participation. 

Let’s Recognize ACHNE Members!

It’s Time to Nominate Your Colleagues and Students for ACHNE Recognition Awards

Registration for the ACHNE APHN 2023 Joint Conference is Now Open!

Registration for the ACHNE APHN 2023 Joint Conference is Now Open!

Stronger Together: Bridging Academia & Practice

ACHNE and APHN have a long history of collaboration focusing on mutual topics of interest that strengthen each organization's mission. Simply put, we recognize we are Stronger Together.

Community/Public/Population Health and the Next Gen NCLEX: What’s going on?

By Regina (Gina) H. Johnson, MS, RN

On October 3, 2022, the ACHNE Education Committee hosted a webinar titled Community/Public/Population Health and the Next Gen NCLEX: What’s going on? ACHNE Member Gina Johnson gives us an inside look at how this session came about.

For Immediate Release:  ACHNE MEMBERS INSTRUMENTAL IN DEVELOPMENT OF  PUBLIC HEALTH NURSING SCOPE AND STANDARDS OF PRACTICE

For Immediate Release: ACHNE MEMBERS INSTRUMENTAL IN DEVELOPMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH NURSING SCOPE AND STANDARDS OF PRACTICE

ACHNE leaders and members played an important role in the development of the third edition of The Public Health Nursing: Scope and Standards of Practice, an essential document for every public health nurse practicing in the United States. The scope of practice statement answers the who, what, when, where, how, and why questions of public health nursing. The standards provide authoritative statements of the actions and behaviors that all registered public health nurses are expected to competently perform, regardless of role, population, specialty, and setting.

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ACHNE & APHN 2023 Joint Conference: Stronger Together

Bridging Academia & Practice

San Diego - Mission Valley, California

Committee Meetings Schedule - All times listed are Eastern view full schedule

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Loft Conference Room, DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel San Diego - Mission Valley; 7450 Hazard Center Drive San Diego, California 92108