July 2014 Faculty Link

Share |
July 2014

Follow AACN

New Funding Available through CDC and AACN Work Improvement Projects (WIPs)
AACN and the CDC are pleased to announce a new call for proposals for a Work Improvement Project (WIP) titled Advancing Nurses’ Knowledge, Practice and Implementation of Alcohol Screening and Brief Intervention. WIPs are research domestic or international projects with a workforce development component that are developed, funded and managed by the Centers, Institutes, and Offices (CIOs) of the CDC. The current project period is for 12 months and is being funded for $250,000. Visit the APIH Cooperative Agreement Funding Opportunities Page to download an application package and cover sheet. All packages and cover sheets should be submitted to Nidia Gaona no later than 8:00 pm (ET) on July 21, 2014.
Call for Interprofessional in Quality Improvement and Patient Safety Curriculum

The Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) and AACN, in support of the AAMC/AACN Lifelong Learning in Interprofessional Education initiative, is soliciting MedEdPORTAL/IPE portal resources that address the specific needs for teaching healthcare quality improvement and patient safety to learners from all health professions and across the educational continuum.
AAMC & AACN will award four $2,500 awards in a competition for high quality educational materials that could be developed into peer-reviewed MedEdPORTAL Publications. Deadline for submissions is Friday, July 18, 2014. For more information on eligibiliy and submissions, click here.
Faculty Career Link

Over 25 positions in 15 states are posted in this month's Career Link!
AACN's Career Link is an online resource dedicated to employment opportunities in nursing education that features a comprehensive list of available vacancies in U.S. nursing colleges and universities.
Reach thousands of potential applicants from the nursing education, administration, practice, and research arenas with your employment opportunity posted in AACN's Career Link.
Contact Marsha Semelfort for a price quote.
Request for Applications: Gold Humanism Scholars

The Arnold P. Gold Foundation is sponsoring partial scholarships of $5,000 for up to eight Gold Humanism Scholars at the Harvard Macy Institute 2015 Program for Educators (tuition is $5,800, travel/lodging is additional). The foundation seeks to support health profession educators working to develop and enhance educational projects focused on achieving humanistic patient care that can be replicated across a variety of healthcare delivery settings. Deadline for applications is August 11, 2014. For more information on how to apply, click here.
Announcing the Civility Tool Kit:
Resources to empower nurse leaders to identify, intervene, and prevent workplace bullying.

The Civility Tool Kit contains user-friendly resources to empower nurse leaders to identify, intervene, and prevent workplace bullying. It is also useful to any healthcare leader who wants to use an evidence-based approach to address bullying in his/her organization. New information and resources will be added to this website as work in this area advances from best practices to next practices. The ultimate goal is to have updated information to help eradicate bullying in nursing and beyond! To view the web-based tool kit, visit stopbullyingtoolkit.org.
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, Jonas Center. and Khan Academy Introduce Online Learning Materials
The Jonas Center for Nursing and Veterans Healthcare (Jonas Center), Khan Academy, and AACN are pleased to announce that 55 new healthcare lessons in 9 topic areas are now available online to supplement the learning of healthcare students, practitioners, and patients worldwide. The partnering organizations launched an international competition last fall to identify content creators interested in developing hundreds of video-based lessons with supporting practice questions. The first wave of this innovative content is now available for free on the Khan Academy website. This new resource will be of particular interest to nursing students preparing for the national licensing exam – the NCLEX-RN® – since 158 sample exam questions are now included among the material posted.
Hundreds of new videos, articles, and sample exam questions covering a variety of health concerns will be added on an ongoing basis as content is developed. To access the free learning materials, see www.khanacademy.org/test-prep/NCLEX-RN.
AACN Introduces New Facebook Page
AACN is excited to announce the launch of its very own Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/AACNursing. This new social media outlet will allow AACN constituents (deans, faculty, and students at member schools) to interact with AACN on a more social level while also getting the latest information about AACN activities and initiatives. In addition to AACN’s Twitter and LinkedIn pages, please join our other social media communities, by visiting www.aacn.nche.edu/about-aacn/social-media.

Don't Forget to Check Out AACN's Online Collaboration Community!
In addition to our public social media outlets, AACN operates its own Online Collaboration Community exclusively for faculty, deans, and students of member schools. This online forum serves as an additional communications platform that enables members to share knowledge and best practices by networking via discussion boards, posting resources, exploring topics of shared concerns, and forming strategic alliances. Members of the community also enjoy on-demand access to more than 150 archived webinars on topics ranging from best teaching practices to interprofessional education to executive leadership and many others. To gain access to the Online Collaboration Community, click here.
Last Chance to Register 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.
Earn CE Credit for Free with AACN Webinars
Is your license up for renewal soon? Take advantage of the summer and view AACN’s Webinars for free! All Webinars are available at no charge to any AACN member including deans, faculty, staff and students from AACN member schools.
NOTE: All Webinars now require that you login using the new My AACN system.

For assistance in registering for Webinars, contact Brianna Bruce, Faculty Programs Coordinator, at 202-463-6930, ext. 261.
Register Now for Upcoming 2014-2015 Conferences
Special Discount
Register online now through August 1 and pay only $349 per AACN conference (this represents a $50 discount per conference). Individuals must register for specific conferences. To view upcoming events, click here. This discount may not be combined with other conference discounts. To register, click here.
July 20-23, 2014
Eldorado Hotel
Santa Fe, NM

Organizational Leadership Network (OLN) Meeting
October 24-25, 2013
JW Marriott
Washington, DC

Fall Semiannual Meeting
October 25-28, 2014
JW Marriott
Washington, DC
Fall Executive
Development Series (EDS)

November 19-20, 2014
Renaissance Baltimore Harborplace
Baltimore, MD
Instructional Leadership Network (ILN) Meeting
November 20, 2014
Renaissance Baltimore Harborplace
Baltimore, MD
Baccalureate Education Conference
November 20-22, 2014
Renaissance Baltimore Harborplace
Baltimore, MD
Click here to view
2015 Conferences
NOTE: All conference registrations now require that you login using the new My AACN system.
For more information and to register for AACN Conferences, visit www.aacn.nche.edu/conferences.
Questions? Contact Nadja Beverage, AACN's Associate Director for Conferences at nbeverage@aacn.nche.edu or
202-463-6930 ext. 240.
Fall 2014 IPEC Institute Capacity Almost Filled
Register now for the Interprofessional Education Collaborative’s (IPEC) faculty development Institute on October 1-3, 2014 at the Dulles Hyatt in Herndon, VA. The institute will provide health professions faculty and their interprofessional education (IPE) colleagues with quality time and dedicated space for guided learning, team-based planning activities, and consultation with experts and peers in order to emerge with a programmatic action plan for IPE. For more information and to register for the institute, visit https://ipecollaborative.org. For more information and additional assistance, contact Program Manager Shelley Porte at sporte@aacn.nche.edu.
Current Calls for AACN Award Nominations
This awards program recognizes and showcases outstanding dissertations and capstone/scholarly projects completed by students in research- and practice-focused doctoral programs. Deadline to submit a nomination is September 15, 2014. The awards will be presented in January at AACN’s annual Doctoral
Education Conference in two categories:
  • Excellence in Advancing Nursing Science Award: For an outstanding dissertation from a student in a PhD in nursing or DNS program. A dissertation is an original research project that focuses on advancing nursing science and developing new evidence with the potential to guide nursing practice.
  • Excellence in Advancing Nursing Practice Award: For an outstanding capstone/scholarly project from a student in a Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program. A capstone/scholarly project demonstrates high-level mastery of an area of advanced nursing practice and focuses on the translation of evidence into practice.
For award criteria and detailed nomination information, visit www.aacn.nche.edu/membership/awards/excellence-in-advancing-nursing.
2014 Elections for CCNE Board and Nominating Committee Now Open
Please vote today in the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education’s (CCNE) 2014 elections process. The CCNE election is open through August 5, 2014. Chief nurse administrators of CCNE-accredited nursing education programs and chief nursing officers of CCNE-accredited post-baccalaureate nurse residency programs are invited to participate in the online elections. Five individuals are to be elected to the Board of Commissioners, and four individuals are to be elected to the Nominating Committee. On July 3, 2014, chief administrators were emailed election instructions, username, and password from Crystal Pool, CCNE Assistant Director on behalf of Dr. Lynn George, Chair of the 2014 CCNE Nominating Committee. If you did not receive the July 3 email, please contact Crystal Pool immediately at cpool@aacn.nche.edu to obtain this information. Chief administrators (or their designated representatives) may vote at https://eBallot4.votenet.com/CCNE.
AACN and the CDC Award the Academic/Public Health Partnership Impact Evaluation Projects Pilot Grants
AACN and the CDC Academic Partnership Project is pleased to announce the awardees for the two pilot 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 partnership that involves an academic partner together with a public health or population health focused community partner and/or a local health department. The successful applicants are the University of North Florida School of Nursing and Texas Christian University School of Nursing. For more information on these pilot grants, visit www.aacn.nche.edu/public-health-nursing.
ELNEC Courses Provide Faculty With Palliative Care Education
Today, 85% of hospitals with 300 or more beds state they have a palliative care team. Your graduates will be expected to provide palliative care, as they assess and manage older adults with multiple co-morbidities and orchestrate care to those with cancer and other chronic illnesses. Whether your graduates work in an acute care facility or out in the community, understanding palliative care will assist in the management of these patients with serious illness.
Nursing faculty and their clinical partners are invited to attend national End-of-Life Nursing Education Consortium (ELNEC) train-the-trainer courses. At each ELNEC course, participants are taught by national nursing leaders in palliative care and are given resources (i.e. PowerPoint slides, case studies, reference lists, supplemental teaching materials) so they can provide the content to their undergraduate/graduate nursing students. For more information about ELNEC, go to www.aacn.nche.edu/ELNEC or contact Pam Malloy, ELNEC Project Director and Co-Investigator of ELNEC at pmalloy@aacn.nche.edu.
AACN's Online Member Service System
AACN has launched an online member services system, called My AACN, to streamline each part of the membership experience and provide an array of services that can be accessed on demand by deans, faculty, staff, and students from affiliated schools. My AACN will allow you to:
  • 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.
Visit AACN's main website (www.aacn.nche.edu) to access My AACN by logging in via the upper right corner of AACN's homepage.
Most AACN members and constituents already have an account on My AACN. If you do not know your unique login or password, please verify your existing account.
For technical support for the new My AACN system, please contact amssupport@aacn.nche.edu or call (202) 463-6930.
American Association of Colleges of Nursing
One Dupont Circle NW, Suite 530, Washington, DC 20036