Organization for Associate Degree Nursing

Recognized nationally as the voice and advocate for Associate Degree Nursing, the mission of the Organization of Associate Degree Nursing (OADN) is to provide visionary leadership in nursing education to improve the health and wellbeing of the communities they serve. By fostering dynamic and collaborative nursing education strategies, OADN ensures that the Associate Degree Nursing remains a pathway for a diverse spectrum of students, enriching the profession, and meeting the health care needs of patients, families, and communities. OADN welcomes partnerships and collaboration with the other national nursing organizations to support academic progression in nursing, leadership, and improvements in healthcare practice and delivery. OADN is responsible for the increased visibility of The DAISY Award for faculty and students in the associate degree for nursing community. Their strong endorsement for the importance of recognizing compassionate practice within academia using The DAISY Award advances the priority of compassionate care in the education of nurses,