June 2014 Faculty Link

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Nurse Appreciation Hits Newsstands and Launches Online
Nurse Appreciation, a special publication developed by Mediaplanet for USA Today, contains articles related to nursing education, leadership, and careers. To read the online issue, which was developed in collaboration with AACN and other nursing organizations, click here.

AACN’s retiring CEO, Geraldine “Polly” Bednash, is featured in an interview on nursing leadership, which you can read by clicking here. To view the digital version of the campaign, click Nurse Appreciation.
Faculty Career Link

Over 47 positions in 15 states are posted for 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.
Online Learning Opportunities from the Hartford Institute

The Hartford Institute for Geriatric Nursing, New York University College of Nursing, as a partner in the Consortium of New York Geriatric Education Centers, has developed online learning opportunities that are available through the Hartford Institute’s E-learning Center (registration required). Topics in geriatrics are interdisciplinary and cover the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of acute, chronic and life threatening diseases and disabilities, including dementia. Continuing education in nursing is available. For more information, click here.
Advertise in Syllabus
Syllabus reports the latest Association activities and developments in nursing higher education. Coverage includes interviews with top policymakers, updates on federal legislation and regulatory policy, and discussion forums on a range of critical issues in nursing education, nursing research, and health care. We encourage you to share this newsletter with faculty, students, and anyone else interested in nursing education.

Deadline for copy for the July-August Issue of Syllabus is July 2, 2014

For more information on placing a classified or display ad click here or contact Marsha Semelfort or at 202-463-6930, ext. 260.

CNL Bulletin Now Available

The Spring/Summer 2014 issue of The CNL Bulletin is now available. To access 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.
RWJF NCIN Program Awards Grants to Fund 400 Scholarships
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) recently announced awards to 52 schools of nursing that will comprise the final cohort of RWJF’s prestigious New Careers in Nursing Scholarship Program (NCIN). For the 2014-2015 academic year, the schools will receive grants to support traditionally underrepresented students who are making a career switch to nursing through an accelerated baccalaureate or master’s degree program. NCIN is a program of RWJF and the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN).

For more information and a list of the schools receiving grants, go to www.aacn.nche.edu/news/articles/2014/ncin-final-cohort.
Register Now for AACN's Summer Seminar
Don’t Miss the Cutoff Date for
Room Reservations at Summer Seminar
The cutoff date for reservations for Summer Seminar at the group rate is June 25, 2014. For reservations, call 800-955-4455 and request the group rate for AACN/Summer Seminar. The room block may fill before the deadline, so please make your reservation as soon as possible. If you have yet to register for Summer Seminar at the special discount conference rate of $349 by July 4, 2014, click here. To read more about the Seminar agenda, click here.
Register Now for Upcoming 2014-2015 Conferences
Special Discount
Register online now through 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.
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
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 Associate Director, Conferences nbeverage@aacn.nche.edu or at
202-463-6930 ext. 240.
Current Calls for AACN Award Nominations
Exemplary Academic-Practice Partnership Award
This annual award recognizes AACN member institutions involved in highly productive andmodel academic-practice partnerships.The awards committee is looking for submissions that represent the full spectrum of AACN member institutions, including nominations from small schools, public, and private schools. The award is presented annually at the AACN Fall Semiannual Meeting. Deadline to submit a nomination is June 20, 2014. For more information, visit www.aacn.nche.edu/leading-initiatives/academic-practice-partnerships.
Policy Luminary Award
The Policy Luminary Award was established by AACN in 2009 to annually recognize an outstanding registered nurse and national leader for his or her public policy achievements. The award is presented annually at the AACN Fall Semiannual Meeting. Each nomination package should include two letters of recommendation from peers, the nominee’s CV, and a one-page bio. Nominations should be submitted electronically to Lauren Inouye at linouye@aacn.nche.edu. Deadline to submit a nomination is June 23, 2014
Outstanding Dissertation and Capstone Awards
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 highlevel 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.
Upcoming Faculty Webinars
NOTE: All Webinars now require that you login using the new My AACN system.
For past Webinars, visit www.aacn.nche.edu/webinars/past-webinars.

For assistance in registering for Webinars, contact Anna Kathryn Pierce, Faculty Programs Coordinator, at or 202-463-6930, ext. 227.
Volunteer to be a CNL Item Writer
CNC is currently recruiting CNLs to serve as item writers for the CNL Certification Exam. Service as an item writer will begin in the fall of 2014. For more information, go to www.aacn.nche.edu/cnl-certification/pdf/8-2013-Call-For-Item-Writers.pdf.
The deadline to apply is July 17, 2014.

Questions? Contact Tracy Lofty, CNC’s Executive Director, at tlofty@aacn.nche.edu.
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. 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 acces 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.
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