For a graphic showing the amount of qualified applicants turned away from entry-level baccalaureate nursing applications in the last eight years, see To greatly help address the principal obstacles to enrollment growth, AACN can be leveraging its resources to: Identify the hallmarks of effective academic-practice partnerships through a joint job power led by AACN and the American Corporation of Nurse Executives. Secure more federal financing for professional nursing students and programs. Expand the pipeline of nurse educators by offering regional faculty development conferences, administering minority faculty scholarship programs, collecting annual data on faculty vacancy rates, and identifying ways of address the shortage..Many thanks for your concern. Sincerely, William D. Novelli CEO AARP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan membership organization that helps people 50+ have independence, control and choice in ways that are beneficial and affordable to them and society all together. We produce AARP The Magazine, published bimonthly; AARP Bulletin, our regular monthly newspaper; AARP Segunda Juventud, our bimonthly magazine in English and Spanish; NRTA Live & Learn, our quarterly newsletter for 50+ educators; and our site, AARP Basis is an affiliated charity that provides security, security, and empowerment to older persons in need with support from a large number of volunteers, donors, and sponsors.