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The Voice of Nursing Education

NLN Center for Excellence in the Care of Vulnerable Populations

Director: Elaine Tagliareni, EdD, RN, CNE, FAAN

There is an immediate need to transform nursing education to better prepare students to advance the health of the nation’s vulnerable populations. Through this center, the NLN creates evidence-based teaching resources for nurse educators to incorporate into the curriculum evolving knowledge about individuals, families, or communities who face barriers to fully accessing health care. 

The Center for Excellence in the Care of Vulnerable Populations currently addresses the special needs of older adults, veterans, Alzheimer’s patients, and their caregivers through our ongoing initiative, Advancing Care Excellence (ACE). ACE programs provide FREE classroom-ready curriculum tools such as unfolding cases, simulation scenarios and teaching strategies. The center also supports the efforts of practical nursing (PN) faculty to align PN graduates with current workforce trends related to care of vulnerable populations in both acute and long-term care settings.

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Advancing Care Excellence for Seniors and Their Caregivers (ACE.S)

ACE.ZAdvancing Care Excellence for Alzheimer’s Patients and Their Caregivers (ACE.Z)

ace-vlogoAdvancing Care Excellence for Veterans and Their Caregivers (ACE.V)

        Advancing Care Excellence for Persons With Disabilities (ACE.D)


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