Our mission is to advance population health through quality community/public health nursing education, research and practice.

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

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Find out about the Annual Institute and PHN Educational Program

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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!

02/20/2024

Nurses on the Frontline: New Report Urges Stronger Disaster Preparedness Education

Announcing the ACHNE White Paper: Disaster and Emergency Preparedness White Paper for Community/Public Health Nursing Educators

Community/public health nurses (C/PH nurses) are vital for disaster preparedness, response, and recovery. The Association of Community Health Nursing Educators (ACHNE) calls for stronger disaster education in nursing curricula.

02/02/2024

Let’s Recognize ACHNE Members!

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

01/11/2024

Announcing the ACHNE White Paper: Reimagining Graduate Education for Advanced Public Health Nursing!

Transforming APHN graduate programs is critical in today's complex landscape. The ACHNE's new white paper, "Reimagining Graduate Education for Advanced Public Health Nursing," paves the way. ️

12/20/2023

New Article Alert: Escape Rooms to Mentor and Educate Community/Public Health Nursing and Undergraduate Educators

Ann M. Stalter, PhD., RN., M. Ed., has written a groundbreaking article on using escape rooms to mentor and educate community/public health nursing and undergraduate educators. Gain insights into critical thinking, problem-solving, and forming a BRAG. Download now to enhance your teaching methodologies.

10/10/2023

New Innovative Teaching Strategy Available!

Integrating Next Generation NCLEX items into a Home Health Case Study

In a pre-licensure public health nursing course, faculty adapted an established, unfolding home hospice case study to include the following types of NGN items: drop-down table, drag-and-drop cloze, and highlight. This process took the faculty two hours: one to develop the NGN items and one to build the items into the learning management system (LMS).

09/08/2023

A Message from Rear Admiral, Assistant Surgeon General Mix

CMS Minimum Staffing Standards for Long-Term Care Facilities and Medicaid Institutional Payment Transparency Reporting (CMS 3442-P)

04/27/2023

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.

03/09/2023
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.


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Each year, the ACHNE Awards Committee seeks nominations for the following six awards, to be presented at the annual ACHNE conference. 

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