Faculty

September 2010

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1. Free Faculty Webinars
2. AACN Faculty Development Survey
3. Novice Faculty Teaching Awards – Call for Applications
4.
AACN Selects New Minority Nurse Faculty Scholars
5. AAN Announces 2011 BAGNC Scholarship and Fellowship Opportunities; Launches Video Contest
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Integrating Care of Older Adults in Student Clinical Rotation in Hospitals: Resources for Clinical Faculty
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Mark Your Calendar for the Baccalaureate Education Conference
8. 2011 AACN Doctoral Education Conference – Call for Abstracts
9. GANES to Host International Conference for Nurse Educators
10. AACN Faculty Link Registration


Free Faculty Webinars

AACN is pleased to continue our series of free Webinars exclusively for faculty teaching in baccalaureate and graduate nursing programs. These interactive sessions include a presentation from a noted expert followed by a robust question and answer session.

Upcoming Webinars:

Review of AACN’s Essentials of Master’s Education in Nursing (5th draft)
Tuesday, October 5 from 1:00pm – 2:00pm (EST)
Tuesday, October 26 from 5:00pm – 6:00pm (EST)

Presenter: Joanne Warner, DNS, Dean, University of Portland School of Nursing, and Chair, AACN Task Force on the Essentials of Master’s Education in Nursing

What knowledge and skills should nurses be expected to acquire through their master’s nursing programs? This Webinar will provide an overview of the work conducted by the AACN Task Force on the Essentials of Master’s Education in Nursing. Faculty, deans, practice partners, and other stakeholders are invited to hear the latest findings from Dr. Warner and other members of the task force and share feedback on the fifth draft document is posted on the AACN Web site (www.aacn.nche.edu) for public review and comment.

Register for the October 5 Webinar now at:
https://aacnevents.webex.com/aacnevents/onstage/g.php?t=a&d=666019483

Register for the October 26 Webinar now at:
https://aacnevents.webex.com/aacnevents/onstage/g.php?t=a&d=660146811

Developing Multiple Choice Tests
Thursday, October 7 from 1:00-2:00 pm EST

Presenter: Mary McDonald, MA, RN, Educational Assessment Consultant, President, Educational Assessment Strategies, LLC

The key to safe nursing practice is critical thinking. The key to NCLEX success is critical thinking. This Webinar will assist nursing faculty to develop classroom test items that assess the critical thinking ability of nursing students. Dozens of practical guidelines and examples of how to increase the cognitive level of test items are included. Both seasoned and novice nursing faculty will find this Webinar helpful to increase the validity of their classroom exams for measuring the critical thinking ability of their students.

Register Now: https://aacnevents.webex.com/aacnevents/onstage/g.php?t=a&d=664452909

Integrating Care of Older Adults in Student Clinical Rotations in Hospitals: Resources for Clinical Faculty
Wednesday, October 13 from 1:00-2:00 pm EST

Presenters: Mathy Mezey, EdD, RN, FAAN, Professor Emerita, Senior Research Scientist, Associate Director, Hartford Insitute for Geriatric Nursing, New York University College of Nursing; Laurie Dodge Wilson, MSN, RN, ANP-BC, GNP-BC; Annemarie Dowling-Castronovo, RN, MA-GNP; Donna (Danuta) Clemmens, PhD, RN; Sharon Stahl Wexler, PhD, RN, BC

Explore when and how to use two new web-based modules specifically created to help clinical nursing faculty teaching undergraduate nursing students in hospitals to integrate care of older adults. The modules, developed by The Hartford Institute at the NYU College of Nursing and the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN), with funding from the Jewish Foundation for Education of Women, take a faculty member through a typical clinical day on a medical/surgical unit. Using a case study design with an "evolving case progression, the modules provide tips on how to integrate content on assessment and dementia into the clinical assignment, the pre-conference, bedside teaching, post-conference, charting and clinical evaluation.

Register Now: https://aacnevents.webex.com/aacnevents/onstage/g.php?t=a&d=664108619

Did you miss a past Webinar? If so, now is a great time to catch up.
Access recordings and slides of past Webinars online at http://www.aacn.nche.edu/webinars/past-webinars.


AACN Faculty Development Survey

Talk to us! As part of our ongoing commitment to provide faculty with timely professional development and networking opportunities, AACN would like your input.

Please share your professional learning and development needs with us by completing AACN’s FACULTY DEVELOPMENT SURVEY. Click on the following link to go to the survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/FacultyDevSurvey2010. The survey consists of 19 questions and should take no longer than 10 minutes to complete. Your responses are anonymous and will be kept confidential. The deadline to complete the survey is Friday, October 1, 2010.

Please direct questions regarding the survey to Laura Petri, Director of Faculty Programs by e-mail at lpetri@aacn.nche.edu or by telephone at 202-463-6930, x270.


Novice Faculty Teaching Awards – Call for Applications

AACN is pleased to announce two awards for faculty who have been in the role for three years or less. The purpose of the awards is to recognize excellence and innovation in the teaching of nursing by novice faculty at AACN member schools. The Novice Faculty Excellence in Didactic Teaching Award will be presented to faculty demonstrating excellence and innovation teaching in classroom or online settings, while the Novice Faculty Excellence in Clinical Teaching Award will recognize outstanding faculty in clinical settings.

The deadline for submission of nomination application packets is Friday, April 1, 2011. Winners will be announced at the end of the Spring semester and awards will be issued during the early Fall semester. Winners will choose one AACN conference that they would like to attend during the 2011-2012 academic year - the registration fee for that conference will be waived! In addition, winners will be spotlighted on AACN's website and receive a plaque commemorating their achievement.

For more information on the awards, go to the Faculty section of the AACN website, or click on the following link: http://www.aacn.nche.edu/membership/awards/novice-faculty-teaching-awards.


AACN Selects New Minority Nurse Faculty Scholars

AACN recently announced that five new Minority Nurse Faculty Scholars have been selected through a national scholarship program funded by the Johnson & Johnson Campaign for Nursing’s Future. Launched to address the faculty shortage and enhance diversity among nurse educators, this AACN-administered program provides generous financial support, mentoring, and leadership development to graduate students from minority backgrounds with aspirations to teach in our nation’s schools of nursing. Joining the 38 scholars previously selected for this prestigious honor (and a similar program offered by AACN and The California Endowment) are the following students:

  • Willie Mae Abel, PhD candidate, University of North Carolina at Greensboro
  • Lisa Carter-Harris, PhD candidate, University of Louisville
  • Carolyn Hickman, PhD candidate, Arizona State University
  • Jimmy Andres Reyes, DNP and PhD candidate, University of Iowa
  • Beverly Waller, PhD candidate, University of Michigan

Read a brief biography of each scholar online at http://www.aacn.nche.edu/Media/NewsReleases/2010/J&JScholars.html.


AAN Announces 2011 BAGNC Scholarship and Fellowship Opportunities; Launches Video Contest

The American Academy of Nursing (AAN) is pleased to announce the call for 2011 BAGNC (Building Academic Geriatric Nursing Capacity) Predoctoral Scholarship and the Claire M. Fagin Postdoctoral Fellowship Applications. BAGNC is seeking outstanding applicants who are committed to a career in academic geriatric nursing. Applications for the 2011 BAGNC Scholarships ($100,000) and Claire M. Fagin Fellowships ($120,000) are available online. Applications are due January 11, 2011. Please go to: www.geriatricnursing.org/applications for information about these awards, the application criteria, and link to the online application. To read additional comments from former program recipients, visit: www.geriatricnursing.org/scholars-fellows/testimonials.asp.

Are you a gerontological or student nurse? BAGNC is running a YouTube contest and asking for submissions of a personal video reflection on “A Day in the Life of a Gerontological Nurse.” Submissions should be creative and 2 minutes or less in length; for more details visit http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LT5V1922utI. For official contest rules, see http://geriatricnursing.org/anniversary/YouTube-Rules.asp. The winner will receive $1,000 and a trip to New Orleans for the BAGNC Leadership Conference this November. Subscribe to BAGNC’s YouTube Channel (http://www.youtube.com/BAGNC) to stay informed about the contest and to see the final results.


Integrating Care of Older Adults in Student Clinical Rotation in Hospitals: Resources for Clinical Faculty

AACN and The Hartford Institute at the NYU College of Nursing, with funding from the Jewish Foundation for Education of Women, are pleased to announce two new, web-based modules specifically created to help clinical nursing faculty teaching undergraduate nursing students in hospitals to integrate care of older adults. The modules take a faculty member through a typical clinical day on a medical/surgical unit. Using a case study design with an "evolving case progression, the modules provide tips on how to integrate content on assessment and dementia into the clinical assignment, the pre-conference, bedside teaching, post-conference, charting, and clinical evaluation. For further information about the modules, visit http://www.aacn.nche.edu/geriatric-nursing.

The modules may be accessed at the following links:

To foster discussion on when and how to use these modules, AACN and the Hartford Institute are hosting a Webinar on October 13, 1:00 pm EST. To register, click on this link: https://aacnevents.webex.com/aacnevents/onstage/g.php?t=a&d=664108619.


Mark Your Calendar for the Baccalaureate Education Conference

AACN will host its Baccalaureate Education Conference in Orlando Florida on November 18-20, 2010 at the Buena Vista Palace. The conference offers undergraduate and pre-licensure faculty a forum to explore issues of particular interest and share ideas and successful strategies with colleagues. This year’s conference theme is Reform and Innovation: The Charge for Baccalaureate Nursing Education and will present strategies in response to increasing demands for innovation and transformation of nursing education.

For full details, a schedule of events and to register, visit http://www.aacn.nche.edu/Conferences.


2011 AACN Doctoral Education Conference – Call for Abstracts

For the first time, AACN is accepting abstract submissions for presentation as well as posters for the 2011 Doctoral Education Conference, to be held on January 26-29, 2011 at the Hotel Del Coronado in San Diego, CA. An afternoon of abstract presentations has been added to the schedule, offering participants the opportunity to hear about initiatives and successful approaches of colleagues. Deadline for submissions is November 11, 2010.

Abstract submissions should address the following topics:

  • The development, renewal, or redesign of doctoral programs
  • Faculty qualifications and preparation for teaching
  • Student scholarly products – research dissertations or practice capstone projects
  • Collaboration between research and practice-focused doctoral nursing students or programs
  • Facilitation of interprofessional education, practice, and research
  • Preparing students for future roles as leaders in health care

For full details regarding abstract submission for this conference visit http://www.aacn.nche.edu/Conferences/pdf/11DoctConfCFA.pdf.


GANES to Host International Conference for Nurse Educators

Nurse educators from around the world will converge in Washington, DC for the second GANES conference on December 9-11, 2010. Come network with colleagues while exploring issues connected with the global challenge of increasing capacity and ensuring sustainability in the nursing workforce. Nearly 100 abstracts will be presented on topics ranging from developing academic leadership, building international collaborations, fostering innovation and excellence, leveraging the politics of nursing education and research, and creating a thriving academic environment. Keynote speakers include Dr. Pauline Nugent, Dean of Health Sciences at Australian Catholic University; Dr. Maria Antonieta Rubio Tyrrell, President of the Association of Latin American Schools and Faculties of Nursing; and HRSA Administrator Mary Wakefield. For complete conference details, see http://ganes.info/Conferences.php.


AACN Faculty Link Registration

If individual faculty would like to register for this service, please visit https://www.surveymonkey.com/s.aspx?sm=3aHWl7vtM9GXPlfKRTCiQA_3d_3d

For more information about AACN programs for faculty, please contact AACN's Director of Faculty Programs, Laura Petri, at lpetri@aacn.nche.edu or 202-463-6930.