June 2013 Faculty Link

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Vote Now for Most Influential People in Healthcare

Voting will end June 14, 2013 at midnight central time for Modern Healthcare Magazine's annual ranking of the 100 Most Influential People in Healthcare. We encourage you to vote for the following nurse leaders on the ballot:
Geraldine "Polly" Bednash
American Association of Colleges of Nursing

Linda Aiken
University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing

Barbara Crane
National Federation
of Nurses
Karen Daley
American Nurses Association

Joanne Disch
American Academy
of Nursing
Karen Drenkard
American Nurses Credentialing Center
Susan Hohenhaus
Emergency Nurses Association
Sister Carol Keehan Catholic
Health Association
Beverly Malone
National League
for Nursing

Cathy Rick
Veterans Health Administration
Marilyn Tavenner
Centers for Medicare
and Medicaid Services

Mary Wakefield
Health Resources and Services Administration

Marla Weston
American Nurses Association

CNC Announces New Board of Commissioners and Officers, click here to view.
The latest CNL Bulletin is now available.
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Be Featured in AACN's Syllabus

Share your teaching techniques and tips in Faculty Focus, a recurring feature in AACN’s bimonthly newsletter, Syllabus. Submit your creative teaching strategies to Dr. Mary Bondmass, Director of Faculty Development, via email. Submissions should be no longer than 150 words in length. With your permission, published submissions will include your name, photo, and institution.
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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 Mary Bondmass, Director of Faculty Development via email or 202-463-6930, ext. 259.
The State of Nursing and Nursing Education in Africa A Country-By-Country Review

The State of Nursing and Nursing Education in Africa: A Country-By-Country Review is the first report of its kind to document the nursing, health care and nursing education of 22 Sub-Saharan countries in Africa. For more information, click here.
PhD Summit Registration Now Open
AACN is pleased to announce that registration is now open for the PhD Summit, a National Dialogue on the Future of Nursing Science and the Research-Focused Doctorate. The summit will be held on September 19-20, 2013 at the InterContinental Chicago O'Hare Hotel in Chicago, IL. Nursing faculty, deans, and associate deans will come together to discuss the changing nature of research and shape the development of academic programs that will prepare the next generation of nurse scientists.
A preliminary agenda for the PhD Summit will be available in early July. To read the press announcement about the Summit, click here.
To register for the PhD Summit, visit www.aacn.nche.edu/events/2013/09/19/phd-summit.
Nominations Open for Outstanding Dissertation and Capstone Awards
This AACN awards program recognizes and showcases outstanding dissertations and capstone projects completed by students in research- and practice-focused doctoral programs. Two awards will be presented at AACN’s annual Doctoral Education Conference, in Naples Florida, January 29 – February 1, 2014:
  • Excellence in Advancing Nursing Science Award for an outstanding dissertation from a student in a PhD in nursing or DNSc 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 project from a student in a Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program. A capstone project demonstrates high-level mastery of an area of advanced nursing practice and focuses on the translation of evidence into practice.
For full criteria and nomination process, click here.
All nominations must be received by October 12, 2013

Please direct any questions related to this awards program to AACN’s Director of Faculty Development, Dr. Mary Bondmass at mbondmass@aacn.nche.edu.
Register Now for AACN's Summer Seminar
Join AACN for the 2013 Summer Seminar in the heart of the renowned Vail Village, nestled at the base of Vail Mountain. The Summer Seminar will be held July 21-24, 2013 at The Lodge at Vail, located in Vail, Colorado.

Speaker/Facilitator Cy Wakeman returns with new advice and practical strategies following the extremely popular 2009 and 2010 Summer Seminars based on her unique philosophy of reality-based leadership. The 2013 seminar will offer insights from her soon-to-be-released book, Reality-Based Rules of the Workplace: Know What Boosts Your Value, Kills Your Chances, and Will Make You Happier. Learn how to be a better academic leader and individual employee! Join Cy and your colleagues to:
  • Calculate your own and others’ value to the organization
  • Recognize, confront, and reduce “emotional expensiveness”
  • Identify what it takes to own your career; become an invaluable member of the team;and even learn to love your job again
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, visit http://www.aacn.nche.edu/events/2013/07/21/summer-seminar.
IPEC Faculty Development Institute on Quality Improvement and Patient Safety Held on May 20-23
The Interprofessional Education Collaborative (IPEC) hosted 154 individuals in 36 faculty teams at the Interprofessional Faculty Development Institute for Quality Improvement and Patient Safety, held May 20-22, 2013 in Herndon, VA.
This event was the third institute IPEC has sponsored for purposes of health professions’ faculty development in interprofessional education for collaborative practice. The first two institutes focused more generally on IPE while this institute represented the first focused on a particular theme, quality improvement and patient safety.
The overall goal of the institute is to create faculty champions who can enhance interprofessional curricula, learning experiences, and assessment of learners in quality improvement and patient safety at the point of care. Faculty across the health disciplines joined together to explore how to embed such content into their curriculum, while learning how to create and assess clinical quality improvement and patient safety projects. Prior to the institute, participants were asked to complete pre-course reading activities, 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 project focused on quality improvement and patient safety.
For more information about the institute, visit the IPEC website. Upcoming IPEC institutes are in the preliminary planning stages for the fall of 2013 and early in 2014.
Register Now for Upcoming 2013-2014 Conferences
Special Discount

Between May 1 and August 1, AACN Members will receive a $50 discount on conferences offered between July 2013 and June 2014 ($349 per conference). Discount applies to selected (marked *) conferences. Individuals must register for specific conferences. To view specific conferences, click here. This discount may not be combined with other conference discounts.
July 21-24, 2013
The Lodge at Vail
Vail, CO

Fall Semiannual Meeting
October 26-29, 2013
JW Marriott
Washington, DC
Washington, DC
Executive Development Series
November 20-21, 2013
Hilton New Orleans Riverside
New Orleans, LA
November 21, 2013
Hilton New Orleans Riverside
New Orleans, LA
Baccalureate Education Conference
November 21-23, 2013
Hilton New Orleans Riverside
New Orleans, LA
For more information and to register for AACN Conferences, visit
Questions? Contact Nadja Beverage, AACN Conference Manager at nbeverage@aacn.nche.edu or at
202-463-6930 ext. 240.
Free Faculty Webinar
Tuesday, June 18 at 2:00 pm (ET)
This Webinar will elaborate on the structure of successful partnerships, how to use partnerships to build faculty practice, and student learning gains when training occurs in innovative practice models.
Visit our Web site to access past Webinars and review Webinars organized by topics. For assistance in registering, contact Anna Kathryn Pierce, Faculty Programs Coordinator, at apierce@aacn.nche.edu or 202-463-6930, ext. 227.
Upcoming Graduate Nursing Student Academy (GNSA) Webinars
Transitioning from the practice arena to the educator role can be challenging. Not only will you be changing roles, but you must also learn to redirect your mission from providing quality health care to your patients in practice, to aligning yourself with the university and their defined mission of teaching, scholarship, and service. As you evolve from student to educator, there are tools you can use that will allow you to move fluidly from novice to expert.
Tuesday, October 1 at 2:00 pm (ET)
During the Webinar, Tracy Lofty, Director of the Commission on Nurse Certification (CNC), and Dr. Patricia Thomas, CNC's Chair, will discuss the application process, the certification exam blueprint, exam resources, renewal requirements, and much more.
The above Webinars are offered free to all members of the GNSA. To register, visit: www.aacn.nche.edu/students/gnsa/webinars
Current Call for Nominations
The Policy Luminary Award was established by AACN in 2009 to annually recognize an outstanding registered nurse and nursing leader for his or her public policy achievements. The first recipient of the award was Dr. Mary Wakefield, Administrator of the Health Resources and Services Administration. Dr. Wakefield’s extensive career in nursing and health policy exemplifies the spirit of the AACN Policy Luminary Award. 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.

Nominations are due by 5:00 pm ET, Monday, September 16, 2013.
2013 Elections for CCNE Board and Nominating Committee Now Open
Please vote today in the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education’s (CCNE) 2013 elections process. The CCNE election is open through June 30, 2013. 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 election. Three individuals are to be elected to the Board of Commissioners, and four individuals are to be elected to the Nominating Committee. On May 29, 2013, chief administrators were emailed election instructions, username, and password from Crystal Pool, CCNE Assistant Director on behalf of Dr. Nancy Kramer, Chair of the 2013 CCNE Nominating Committee. If you did not receive the May 29 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.
Upcoming ELNEC Education Opportunities
New Grant From the National Cancer Institute (NCI) Will Provide Education in Palliative Care to Those Teaching in DNP Programs

Five national ELNEC train-the-trainer courses remain for 2013:
  • ELNEC-Core: July 30-31, Boston, MA
  • ELNEC-Pediatric Palliative Care: July 30-31, Boston, MA
  • ELNEC-Core: October 8-9, Lake Buena Vista (Orlando), FL
  • ELNEC-APRN: November 5-6, Washington, DC
  • ELNEC-Critical Care: November 5-6, Washington, DC
The NCI grant entitled, Integrating Palliative Oncology Care Into Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Education and Clinical Practice will provide funding for 4 national train-the-trainer courses. The first course will be held in February 2014 in Los Angeles, CA.
The overall purpose of this national training program is to educate and provide resources to Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program faculty in integrating evidence-based palliative care content into DNP program curricula and to prepare DNP graduates in providing evidence-based palliative care in oncology. This program is built around the 2013 National Consensus Project’s (NCP) Clinical Practice Guidelines for Quality Palliative Care and the AACN Essentials of DNP Education. Sixty nursing faculty will be chosen competitively to attend one of the 4 courses.
For more information on the ELNEC project, go to www.aacn.nche.edu/ELNEC and/or contact Pam Malloy, ELNEC Project Director at pmalloy@aacn.nche.edu or 202-463, 6930, Ext 238.
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