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April 2014
2014 ELNEC National Train-the-Trainer Courses

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Special Conference Discount
Register online between April 1 and August 1 and pay only $349 per conference (this represents a $50 discount per conference). Individuals must register for specific conferences. To view specific conferences, click here. This discount may not be combined with other conference discounts. To register for conferences, click here.
BONUS Meeting
April 23-25, 2014
Charleston, SC

Business Officers of Nursing Schools (BONUS) is dedicated to facilitating networking among those who work in the administration of nursing education and to providing education in areas of business, technology, and financial and administrative management of nursing schools. Assistants to the dean, fiscal managers, business officers and any personnel involved in the operational management of a school of nursing will benefit from attending this conference. For more information and to register, click here.
U.S Professors of the Year Award Program
The U.S. Professors of the Year program salutes the most outstanding undergraduate instructors in the country—those who excel in teaching and positively influence the lives and careers of students.

All undergraduate teachers in the United States, of any academic rank at any type of undergraduate institution, are eligible for the award. Entries are judged by top U.S. educators and other active participants in education. The deadline for entries is April 14, 2014.
For more information and to nominate, click here.
Apply Now for the 2014 Minority Nurse Faculty Scholarship
AACN, with support from the Johnson & Johnson Campaign for Nursing’s Future, is currently offering a new round of scholarship funding to underrepresented minority nursing students who plan to work as nursing faculty after graduation. Applicants must be enrolled full-time in a doctoral nursing program or a clinically-focused master’s degree program. Five scholarships in the amount of $18,000 will be awarded.
Click here for more details and to access the scholarship application.
Applications must be received by May 1, 2014.
2014 Integrating Quality Meeting
Improve Value Through Clinical Transformation, Education and Science

June 12-13, 2014
InterContinental Chicago O'Hare Hotel
Join your colleagues at the 2014 Integrating Quality Meeting to learn new strategies for achieving high value, high quality health care.
Through thought-provoking general sessions, interactive workshops, small group discussions, and poster presentations, this program provides valuable opportunities for networking and sharing best practices in care delivery transformation, interprofessional education, and research that supports improved health care quality and value.
Visit website for detailed program information including conference agenda and registration materials.
The 2014 Geriatric Nursing Research Scholars Program
July 28–August 1, 2014

This annual scholars program, hosted by the Hartford Institute for Geriatric Nursing at NYU College of Nursing in partnership with the NHCGNE, is an opportunity for researchers in academia and for hospitals to participate in a week-long, intensive summer seminar for an in-depth mentoring experience with nationally recognized gerontologic nursing researchers. Space is limited!

The application deadline is June 1, 2014. For a list of faculty and additional information, click here or contact Kim Cheng, (212) 992-9416 or hartford.ign@nyu.edu.
American Nurse Foundation Research Grant Funding
Each year, as part of the Nursing Research Grants program, the American Nurses Foundation provides funds to beginner and experienced nurse researchers to conduct studies that contribute toward the advancement of nursing science and the enhancement of patient care. Click here for information about available grant.

The Foundation is specifically interested in funding grants focused on neonatal nursing, HIV and HIV-related prevention care, perioperative nursing, ambulatory nursing, infusion therapy, forensic nursing, credentialing, school nursing, advanced nursing practice, prevention of cardiovascular disease, rehabilitative nursing, and pediatric nursing.

The Foundation is also excited to announce the expansion of the program to include a new focus on clinically based research to support improving the quality of care provided in clinical settings and the integral role nurses play in designing better care.
All applications are due May 1, 2014.
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This email was sent to faculty who subscribed to AACN Faculty Link. If individual faculty from member schools would like to subscribe to this newsletter, click here.
For more information about faculty programs offered by AACN, contact Dr. Mary Bondmass, Director of Faculty Development via email or 202-463-6930, ext. 259.
AACN Launches Free Graduate QSEN Learning Module Series
Based on the content developed through the Quality and Safety Education for Nurses (QSEN) initiative, AACN has created a free faculty development resource for nurse educators teaching in graduate-level programs. To build on AACN’s commitment to further disseminate the QSEN teaching strategies, AACN has launched seven web-based learning modules focused on a Call to Action and the six core QSEN competencies: Patient-centered care, teamwork and collaboration, evidence-based practice (EBP), quality improvement (QI), safety, and informatics. These cutting-edge, interactive modules are available to all nurse faculty in graduate-level nursing programs and can be accessed through AACN’s collaboration community. Faculty will have the opportunity to earn American Nurses Credentialing Center contact hours for each QSEN learning module.

For more information contact Faculty Programs Coordinator Anna Kathryn Pierce at apierce@aacn.nche.edu. Please share this exciting new resource with your faculty. All schools soon will receive brochures that can be distributed to faculty members.
Final Call for Leadership for Academic Nursing Program (LANP)
After AACN’s first round of competitive reviews, 7 spots are still available for the Leadership for Academic Nursing Program (LANP) planned for this summer. Consequently, AACN is pleased to announce the opening of a “Second Call for Applications”. If you had considered applying for this program, but just didn’t get it done by the April 1st deadline, you now will have another chance to join your colleagues at this exciting leadership development conference.
LANP is designed to enhance the executive leadership skills of individuals in mid- to upper-level faculty positions who have experience in academic administration roles and aspire to lead the nursing academic unit. This competitive program is also offered for individuals serving as the chief academic administrator of a nursing school offering baccalaureate or graduate degrees who are new to the role (within 3 years).

This prestigious program features an intensive 5-day seminar, focused assessment activities, facilitation of a mentorship experience, opportunities for follow-up with seminar faculty, and sharing of ideas and resources among fellows. The program focuses on key leadership competencies needed in complex nursing education and health care environments.
Applications must be received by AACN no later than Friday, May 2, 2014 in order to be considered. Click here for more details and to apply online.
Free Advertising in May for AACN's Career Link
In honor of National Nurses Week, AACN is pleased to offer member institutions the opportunity to advertise faculty vacancy announcements for free in Career Link during the month of May.
To take advantage of this offer, please submit your ad by visiting www.aacn.nche.edu/career-link/form. The deadline to submit ads is Wednesday, April 23, 2014.
Candidates from around the world will visit Career Link in search of positions including:
  • Dean/Director
  • Associate Dean/Director
  • Nominating Committee
  • Faculty
  • Instructor
  • Hospital Administrator
  • Advanced Practice Clinician
  • Entry-Level Professional Nurse
  • Nursing Researcher
Currently 55 positions in 20 states are advertised in Career Link for April 2014.
ASPPH Seeks Participation in IPE Survey
AACN’s IPEC partner, the Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health (ASPPH), is undertaking an environmental scan of graduate nursing student involvement in interprofessional education (IPE) and collaborative practice. The aim of the survey is to identify schools and programs that are integrating public health and care delivery into IPE towards improving graduates' abilities to advance population health.

AACN and ASPPH would appreciate one academic affairs administrative lead, or the IPE lead, from each AACN member institution to fill out this brief survey. For your reference, a PDF copy of the survey is available at www.aacn.nche.edu/leading-initiatives/AACN-IPE-Survey.pdf. Prior to completing the survey, please review the PDF copy so that your institution can preview the entire survey and work together with other faculty leaders to obtain the necessary information. After the information has been collected, the IPE lead can access and complete the survey, simply by clicking on the link below.

To participate in the survey, visit www.surveymonkey.com/s/AACN-IPEsurvey. Responses are respectfully requested by Wednesday, April 23. Aggregated results will be shared with survey respondents. Please contact ASPPH's Elizabeth Weist at eweist@aspph.org with any questions.
Register Now for AACN's Summer Seminar
Join AACN for the 2014 Summer Seminar in Santa Fe, New Mexico at the Eldorado Hotel on July 20-23, 2014.
AACN's Summer Seminar is a popular annual event that allows deans/directors/chairs and senior faculty to explore critical concerns in a setting away from the pressures of daily administration. Themes and topics change each year, addressing nursing higher education issues and providing executive development for aspiring, new, and experienced deans as well as others in academic leadership positions.
Bring family and a team of colleagues to enjoy the area’s many attractions and gain valuable leadership strategies. Casual attire is recommended. For more information and to register, click here.
Upcoming Faculty Webinars
NOTE: All Webinars now require that you login using the new My AACN system.
Current State of
APRN Clinical Training

April 30, 2014
1:00-2:00 pm (ET)
For future Webinars, visit www.aacn.nche.edu/webinars.

For assistance in registering for Webinars, contact Anna Kathryn Pierce, Faculty Programs Coordinator, at or 202-463-6930, ext. 227.
Register Now for May 2014 IPEC Faculty Development Institute
The Interprofessional Education Collaborative (IPEC) invites faculty teams to attend an upcoming Faculty Development Institute on May 4-7, 2014 at the Dulles Hyatt in Herndon, VA. The overall goal of the institute is to create faculty champions who will plan and develop a programmatic action plan to design an IPE curricula through team-based activities and success stories from IPEC experts. Faculty across the health disciplines will come together to explore how to embed interprofessional education content into their curriculum. Pre-course reading activities will be assigned prior to the face-to-face workshop, and the post-course period will afford opportunities for online networking and a community of practice. Upon returning to their home institutions, workshop participants will help to develop faculty teams with the knowledge and skills necessary to implement an interprofessional education plan. For more information and to register for the institute, visit https://ipecollaborative.org.

For more information and additional assistance, please contact Project Coordinator Shelley Porte at sporte@aacn.nche.edu.
Call for Proposals for Academic/Public Health Partnership Impact Evaluation Projects
The American Association of Colleges of Nursing, CDC Academic Partnership Project is pleased to announce a call for proposals for two small evaluation projects to increase the evidence base in the impact of academic/practice partnerships in public/population health.
The small grants are intended to support primary and secondary data analysis focused on the impacts of selected interventions undertaken as part of an existing academic/practice partnership that involves an academic partner together with a public health or population health focused community partner and/or a local health department.

Eligible applicants should be current members of AACN and involved in an existing graduate or undergraduate academic/practice partnership that has been functional for at least 2 calendar years. The partnership should involve an academic and a public health or population health focused community partner. Applicants will be asked to provide documentation of their partnership arrangement and a designated primary investigator from the academic partner to coordinate the evaluation project.
Response Date: May 31, 2014
Award Date: June 15, 2014
Project completion: January 31, 2015
Click here to view the full call for proposals and how to apply.
AACN's New Online Member Service System
AACN has launched a new online member services system, called My AACN. This new system streamlines each part of the membership experience and provides an array of online services that can be accessed on demand by deans, faculty, staff, and students from affiliated schools.
In February faculty members received an email from Beth Aronson, AACN's Membership Director, containing a unique login and password with easy instructions on how to login to the new system.
Visit AACN’s main website (www.aacn.nche.edu) and login with your login and password to access the new system (upper right corner of AACN's homepage). Below are some features of My AACN:
  • Personalize your member profile and communication preferences
  • Register for multiple conferences and Webinars
  • Gain instant access to AACN’s online Collaboration Community and enhanced networking options
  • Quickly retrieve and act on all types of member and organizational information
  • View and search member and committee directories
  • Manage leadership network renewals
AACN's goal is to build and maintain highly personalized relationships with each member and to cultivate organizational loyalty and value.
If did not receive your unique login or password, please verify your existing account. If you have received an email from the AACN, you probably already have an account on file with us.
For technical support for the new My AACN system, please contact amssupport@aacn.nche.edu or call (202) 463-6930.
Current Calls for AACN Faculty Award Nominations
Excellence and Innovation in Teaching Award
This award recognizes excellence and innovation in the teaching of nursing at AACN member schools by faculty with more than five years of teaching experience. Faculty who teach in didactic and/or clinical settings will be considered for this award.
Deadline to submit an application is June 4, 2014

For award criteria and detail application information visit, www.aacn.nche.edu/membership/awards/excellence-and-innovation.

Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Excellence Award
This award recognizes a faculty member who systematically investigates questions related to student learning and the conditions under which it occurs in order to improve outcomes. Deadline to submit an application is June 4, 2014.

For award criteria and detail application information visit, www.aacn.nche.edu/membership/awards/scholarship-of-teaching.

Novice Faculty Teaching Awards
This award recognizes excellence and innovation in the teaching of nursing by novice faculty at AACN member schools. Two awards will be presented each year: one for didactic and one for clinical teaching. Deadline to submit an application is June 4, 2014.

For award criteria and detail application information visit, www.aacn.nche.edu/membership/awards/novice-faculty-teaching-awards.

Additional Calls for Award Nominations
Innovations in Professional Nursing Education Awards
This award recognizes the outstanding work of AACN member schools to re-envision traditional models for nursing education and lead programmatic change. Innovation awards, including a monetary prize of $1,000, will be given in four institutional categories: Small School; Academic Health Center (AHC); Private School without an AHC; and Public School without an AHC. Deadline to submit a nomination is June 6, 2014.

For award criteria and detailed nomination information, visit
Sr. Bernadette Armiger Award
One of the highest honors a person can receive from AACN is the Sr. Bernadette Armiger Award, which recognizes a nursing leader who has made significant contributions to AACN and its goals, to nursing education, and to the advancement of the profession. Deadline to submit a nomination is June 6, 2014.

For award criteria and detailed nomination information, visit www.aacn.nche.edu/membership/awards/sister-bernadette-armiger.
CNL Graduation Honors Cords Now Available
Graduation cords are now available for purchase to recognize students graduating from a Clinical Nurse Leader program. To demonstrate this achievement and to show unity, the Commission on Nurse Certification (CNC) now offers a royal blue cord at a cost of $8 (includes shipping). To order the CNL cords and for other CNL merchandise, go to www.aacn.nche.edu/cnl/merchandise.

If you have suggestions for other CNL products and services, contact Tracy Lofty, CNC’s Executive Director, at tlofty@aacn.nche.edu.
2014 ELNEC National Train-the-Trainer Courses
ELNEC will hold numerous courses throughout the US in 2014 and in 8 international countries. National courses will be held in Dallas, TX, Durham, NC, St. Paul, MN, Washington, DC, Chicago, IL, Portland, OR, and Orlando, FL. ELNEC courses are provided for various specialties and interest groups that nursing faculty may be involved in. For example, specific curricula are available for those who:
  • Teach in a DNP program and/or participate in DNP clinical practice (National Cancer Institute provided funding for this course)
  • Lead or provide care for the seriously ill in an advanced practice role
  • Provide care to seriously ill children, including perinatal and neonatal
  • Manage and provide care for those practicing in critical care settings, acute care, hospice, long-term care/skilled nursing facilities/nursing homes
For more information on this project, go to www.aacn.nche.edu/ELNEC and/or contact Pam Malloy, Director of the ELNEC Project at AACN at pmalloy@aacn.nche.edu.
Learn More About Leveraging NursingCAS for Effective Results in Graduate Programs
The annual NursingCAS Open House and Enrollment Management Workshop is scheduled for June 12 -13, 2014 in Boston, MA. This year’s event will be held at Simmons College, and the keynote speaker is Dr. Jack Maguire, the former Dean of Admission at Boston College (BC) and founder of “Strategic Enrollment Management” theory. During his tenure at BC, he tripled the number of applications, transforming the quality of the student body and the school’s national reputation. This free workshop and open house is designed to help schools learn more about how to leverage this free AACN-led service. The event is open to deans, admissions professionals, faculty, IT staff, advisors, registrars, and others engaged in nursing program admission from both prospective and currently participating schools. A reduced rate at the Hilton Boston Back Bay hotel is available for booking until May 21, and all attendees should register by June 4, 2014. To see the full program agenda and more details, click here. Sessions will feature topics such as diversity, return on investment with NursingCAS, developing a recruitment plan and strategy, implementing NursingCAS, a preview of the new version of NursingCAS scheduled for release in October, training on the admissions software (WebAdMIT), and managing a paperless admissions process.

Please visit www.aacn.nche.edu/nursingcas for more information or to register for an upcoming event. Contact Caroline Allen, AACN’s Senior Manager for NursingCAS, at 202-463-6930 x258 or callen@aacn.nche.edu with any questions.
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