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Founded in 1984, the National Organization for Associate Degree Nursing (N-OADN) is recognized nationally as the voice for Associate Degree (AD) nursing. N-OADN is dedicated to enhancing the quality of AD nursing education, strengthening the professional role of the AD nurse, and promoting the future of AD nursing in the midst of healthcare changes. 

As the leading advocate for AD nursing, N-OADN promotes academic progression of ADN graduates in furthering education to reach their maximum professional potential. Every associate degree nurse should have the opportunity to pursue additional nursing education. In many areas of the country, access to education beyond the associate degree is still a challenge. However, innovative strategies should be developed to assist the associate degree graduate in academic progression. This may include employer incentives, university completion programs on community college campuses, and affordable online programs.  N-OADN welcomes partnerships and collaboration with the other key national nursing organizations to support academic progression. Working together will facilitate unity in the nursing profession.

As the primary advocate of AD nursing for over 25 years, N-OADN continues to disseminate information and provide an arena for collegial networking to those who are passionate about AD nursing.  

N-OADN 2013-2014 Board of Directors
Front Row:  Director Donna Spivey, President Donna Meyer, President Elect Patricia Smart, Director Cynthia Maskey, Secretary Christy Dryer       Back Row:  Treasurer Lynn Lowery, Public Director Jean Torgeson, Director Charles Preston Molsbee, Director Cynthia Casey, Director Lawrence (Buddy) Herrington

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