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!
CMS Minimum Staffing Standards for Long-Term Care Facilities and Medicaid Institutional Payment Transparency Reporting (CMS 3442-P)
The ACHNE APHN 2023 Joint Conference in San Diego was a great opportunity to learn about the latest trends and best practices in community and public health nursing. But if you couldn't make it to San Diego in person, don't worry! You can still purchase on-demand access.
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.
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.
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.
Presented by the ACHNE Policy Committee
Participants will earn 1 CEU for participation.
It’s Time to Nominate Your Colleagues and Students for ACHNE Recognition Awards
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.
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
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.