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February 2014 News Watch

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February 2014
 
  1. AACN Announces 2014 Election Results
  2. Spring Annual Meeting—Register Now!
  3. AACN CEO Polly Bednash to be Honored
  4. Register Now for the Executive Development Series
  5. Winners Announced of Khan Academy Competition
  6. Input Needed on New Resource For Nursing Faculty
  7. Apply Now for AACN Leadership Programs
  8. Launch of AACN’s New Online Member Service System
  9. Update Your Profile and Explore Leadership Opportunities within AACN
  10. Fellows Chosen for AACN’s Faculty Policy Intensive
  11. Upcoming Faculty Webinars
  12. Join Your Peers in an AACN Leadership Network
  13. CCNE Call for Nominations for Board and Nominating Committee Members
  14. Read the Latest Policy Beat Online
  15. Important New Resource for Schools of Nursing from NCSBN
  16. CNC Announcements
  17. 2014 ELNEC National Train-the-Trainer Courses
  18. Leveraging NursingCAS for Effective Results in Graduate Programs
  19. New Partnerships and Grant-Funded Initiatives
  20. Member News, Announcements, and Awards
  21. Opportunities and Resources to Consider

 

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1. Election Results for New AACN Board and Committee Members
Earlier this month, AACN announced the results of its 2014 election to fill seats on the Board of Directors and Nominating Committee. With votes cast by member deans and directors, those joining AACN’s top leadership ranks include Board members Juliann Sebastian from the University of Nebraska Medical Center (President-Elect, will serve as President from 2016-2018), Judy Beal from Simmons College (Secretary), Ann Cary from the University of Missouri Kansas City, Harriet Feldman from Pace University, and Anita Hufft from Valdosta State University. New members of AACN’s Nominating Committee include Philip Greiner from San Diego State University and Terri Weaver from the University of Chicago at Illinois.

Those elected to the AACN Board and Nominating Committee will begin their terms of service following the business meeting at AACN’s Spring Annual Meeting on Monday, March 24, 2014.

For more details, visit www.aacn.nche.edu/news/articles/2014/election-results.
 
 
2. Spring Annual Meeting — Register Now!
Make your plans to attend AACN’s 2014 Spring Annual Meeting: Competency: Continuing the Exploration for Nursing, to be held March 22-25, 2014, at The Fairmont Washington Hotel in Washington, DC. The meeting will be highlighted by the presentation of the Nursing Spectrum/Gannett Foundation Lectureship Award to leading health policy expert Uwe E. Reinhardt, PhD, professor of political economy at Princeton University. Concurrent sessions will include Caring for Our Nation’s Veterans; The Clinical Nurse Leader (CNL)--a Fresh Look at Competencies, Outcomes, and Present-day Demands; Clinical Training for Advanced Practice Registered Nursing Students; Federal Funding: Updates and Anticipated Trends; MedBiquitous: Advancing the Health Professions through Technology Standards; and The Worth and Value of Faculty Practice. On Saturday evening, what promises to be an unforgettable gala will be held in honor of AACN Chief Executive Officer Geraldine (Polly) Bednash on the occasion of her impending retirement. On Sunday, March 23, the opening program session will be preceded by informal discussions by like-schools. Sunday’s opening session will focus on the question of competence with speaker Brian Hodges, author of the book The Question of Competence: Reconsidering Medical Education in the Twenty-First Century. Monday’s agenda will include informal breakfast discussions on being a leader among leaders, preparing for your Capitol Hill visits, and AACN’s Executive Leadership Programs. Following that will be the Issues Forum, the business meeting, and task-force updates. In the afternoon, members will be able to make Capitol Hill visits to their representatives’ offices and attend a reception on the Hill. The Spring Meeting will conclude on Tuesday with two exciting program sessions.

Deadline for early registration is March 7, 2014.

Click here to register online for the Spring Annual Meeting
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3. AACN CEO Polly Bednash to be Honored at Spring Meeting
 
A gala reception and dinner will be held at AACN’s Spring Annual Meeting to celebrate the career of retiring AACN Chief Executive Officer Geraldine (Polly) Bednash. The dinner will take place on the evening of March 22. Invitations have been sent to all AACN member dean representatives.

Dr. Bednash will be stepping down from her position on June 15, 2014, after 28 years at AACN—25 of those as Executive Director/Chief Executive Officer. To read more about Dr. Bednash's career and legacy, see www.aacn.nche.edu/news/articles/2013/bednash.

 
4. Register Now for the Executive Development Series
Preceding the Spring Annual Meeting will be the popular Executive Development Series (EDS), which is designed for new and aspiring leaders as well as for faculty members who wish to improve their leadership skills for a variety of positions within the academic setting. The EDS will be held March 21-22. Program sessions include effective nursing academic leadership; cultivating a climate of civility; making strategic choices about nursing programs; budgeting; competing for a balanced share of resources; and “acting powerfully.”

Deadline for early registration is March 7, 2014.

Click here to register online for the Executive Development Series.

For more information on these or any AACN conference, contact Nadja Beverage, Conference Manager, nbeverage@aacn.nche.edu; 202/463-6930.
 
5. Winners Announced of International Competition Designed to Identify the
Next Generation of Health Educators
The Jonas Center for Nursing Excellence, Khan Academy, and AACN are pleased to announce that 14 individuals have been chosen to join a select group of educators working to transform how health education is delivered across disciplines around the globe. The partnering organizations launched an international competition last fall to generate interest among health profession students, faculty, and practitioners in creating innovative healthcare tutorials with videos and exercises, which will be made available for free through the Khan Academy Web site. This content will support graduates of nursing programs in preparation for the NCLEX-RN exam. The competition received almost 100 submissions from individuals around the world, emerging from over 60 hospitals and academic institutions. Competition submissions represented the disciplines of medicine, nursing, pharmacy, dentistry, public health, and graduate studies in biological science.

To see the list of competition winners, go to www.aacn.nche.edu/news/articles/2014/nclex-winners.

The competition winners have been invited to further sharpen their technical skills by participating in a training camp with Khan Academy educators on March 2-9, 2014 in California. To read more about the winners, see www.khanacademy.org/about/health-competition.
 
 
6. Input Needed on New Resource For Nursing Faculty
AACN is considering a potential partnership that would result in a new online resource for showcasing best teaching practices in nursing. MedEdPORTAL® is a Web-based platform developed by the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) featuring peer-reviewed, classroom-tested educational materials that facilitate the exchange of innovative teaching strategies and faculty learning. Scholarly contributions to MedEdPORTAL are rigorously reviewed and often require multiple submissions before they are cleared for publishing online. The site content may be accessed for free by faculty across the health professions as well as clinicians and patients. See https://www.mededportal.org.
 
AACN has been invited to partner with AAMC to develop a similar learning platform for nursing. Faculty would benefit from having access to peer-reviewed learning modules and teaching materials from a variety of expert contributors. This venue also would provide faculty with recognition for scholarly and educational works through formal citations that may be included on their curriculum vitae and may support promotion and tenure decisions.

To assist AACN in assessing faculty interest in using and contributing to MedEdPORTAL for Nursing, we encourage you to complete this brief survey by March 14, 2014.
 
 
7. Apply Now for AACN Leadership Programs
 

2014 AACN Leadership for Academic Nursing Program (LANP)

 
Now in its 13th year of operation, AACN’s Leadership for Academic Nursing Program (LANP) has become the preferred professional development experience for faculty aspiring to leadership roles and for nursing schools looking to facilitate succession planning. This program is available to mid- to upper-level faculty who are preparing to lead the nursing academic unit or are new to the dean/director role. This competitive program provides participants with a focused assessment experience, a range of content and exercises related to successful executive leadership, and the opportunity to establish a peer network that fosters long-term partnerships and shared growth and development.

LANP’s five-day program will be held from July 27 – 31, 2014 at The Westin Annapolis in Annapolis, MD.

Applications must be received by AACN no later than midnight (EST) on April 1, 2014 in order to be considered. Incomplete applications will not be forwarded to the selection committee. Final notifications will be made by May 1, 2014. Complete application information is available at www.aacn.nche.edu/lanp.



2014 AACN/Wharton Executive Leadership Program


AACN is pleased to announce the call for applications for the third annual executive leadership program for seasoned Deans/Directors. Offered at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, PA, this four-day program from August 11-14, 2014 will be taught by Wharton faculty, who will present relevant and timely content designed to advance chief academic administrators to a higher level of leadership.

The AACN/Wharton Executive Leadership Program curriculum is designed to provide the concepts and tools needed to enhance leadership capacity and hone the skills essential to moving forward strategically as an academic leader. The program addresses issues around managing and leading change, influencing and galvanizing a diverse set of stakeholders, and building strategic relationships in highly volatile environments. Participants in this program will leave equipped with an advanced set of negotiation, leadership, and influencing skills, and the confidence and ability to serve on or lead high-powered boards. Interactions and collaboration within the cohort will also provide participants with a valuable and ongoing resource network. To apply for the program, click here. All applications must be received by midnight (EST) on May 16, 2014. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed. Admitted candidates will be notified the week of May 26, 2014.

For more information, visit www.aacn.nche.edu/aacn-wharton.

CONTACT:
For Inquiries about either program application contact: Brianna Bruce, Conference Assistant at (202) 463-6940 ext. 261 or bbruce@aacn.nche.edu.

For questions about either program contact: Mary Bondmass, Director of Faculty Development at (202) 463-6930 ext. 259 or mbondmass@aacn.nche.edu
 
 
8. Launch of 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, deans and faculty received an email from Beth Aronson, AACN's Membership Director, containing a unique login and password with easy instructions on how to access to the new system. If you did not receive this email, please go to www.aacn.nche.edu/ams/login.

Vist AACN’s main website (www.aacn.nche.edu) and sign in 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.

For technical support for the new My AACN system, please contact amssupport@aacn.nche.edu or call (202) 463-6930.
 
 
 
9. Update Your Profile and Explore Leadership Opportunities Within AACN
 
Maximize your membership in AACN by becoming a leader within our organization. AACN provides many opportunities for members to have an impact on nursing education at the national level through participation on task forces, committees, the Board of Directors, and in other high-profile capacities. These opportunities facilitate leadership development and allow members to concentrate on areas of particular interest. Typically, members are involved in the work of AACN in a progression that often begins with service on task forces, subcommittees, committees, and special appointments.
 
Accordingly, AACN is currently seeking subcommittee members to plan AACN's conferences including the Baccalaureate, Master's, Faculty Practice, Doctoral, Executive Development, Faculty Development , and Hot Issues Conferences. Subcommittee members serve a two-year term and generally meet via regular conference calls every spring. They also are expected to attend the conference that they plan.
 
Start your “Be a Leader Among Leaders” trajectory today by updating your profile by logging into My AACN and updating the “Opportunities for Engagement” section.
 
 
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10. Fellows Chosen for AACN's Faculty Policy Intensive
 
AACN will hold its second annual Faculty Policy Intensive on March 24-27, 2014 in Washington, DC. This four-day immersion program is designed for faculty at AACN member schools who are interested in actively pursuing a role in healthcare and nursing policy. The 2014 cohort was chosen from a highly competitive pool of more than 30 applications. In March, these eight faculty members will have the opportunity to enhance their existing knowledge of policy and advocacy through sessions that will strengthen their understanding of the legislative process and the dynamic relationships between federal departments and agencies, national nursing organizations, and the individual advocate.

Meet the 2014 Faculty Policy Intensive fellows:
 
Robin Arends, MS, CNP
Instructor
South Dakota State University
Sharron J. Crowder, PhD, RN
Assistant Professor
Indiana University
       
Tammy Barbé, PhD, RN, CNE
Assistant Professor
Georgia Baptist College of Nursing of Mercer University
Nicole F. Garritano, MN, APRN, CPNP-AC
Visiting Instructor of Clinical
University of Cincinnati
       
Joseph Burkard, DNSc, CRNA
Associate Professor
University of San Diego
Janice Lazear, DNP, CRNP, CDE
Assistant Professor
University of Maryland
       
Kim J. Cox, PhD, CNM
Assistant Professor
University of New Mexico
Jennifer Lemoine, DNP, APRN, NNP-BC
Assistant Professor
University of Louisiana at Lafayette
 
11. Upcoming Faculty Webinars
 
AACN is pleased to announce upcoming Webinars exclusively for faculty teaching in AACN member schools. For additional details, and to register for these free Webinars, go to www.aacn.nche.edu/webinars.
 
 
 
Peer Evaluation for Online Teaching
April 1, 2014
2:00 - 3:00 pm (ET)
 
 
Legal Issues Surrounding the FCRA and Your Students
April 14, 2014
2:00 - 3:00 pm (ET)
 
April 22, 2014
2:00 - 3:00 pm (ET)
 
 
For assistance in registering for Webinars, contact Anna Kathryn Pierce, Faculty Programs Coordinator, at apierce@aacn.nche.edu or 202-463-6930, ext. 227.
 
 
12. Join Your Peers in an AACN Leadership Network
 
AACN's Leadership Networks bring peer professionals together to share best practices and success stories, sharpen leadership skills, and take full advantage of AACN resources. The Networks foster professional growth and development, information sharing, communication, and discussion of key issues among nursing school faculty and staff at member institutions. Professionals engaged in a variety of functions within the nursing academic unit are represented among the seven networks, which include Organizational Leadership, Instructional Leadership, Research Leadership, Practice Leadership, Business Officers of Nursing Schools, Nursing Advancement Professionals, and Graduate Nursing Admissions Professionals. Find out more about the Networks and their respective conferences at www.aacn.nche.edu/networks.

Register Now for Upcoming AACN Network Meetings

Nursing Advancement Professionals (NAP) Meeting
March 20-22, 2014
The Fairmont Washington
Washington, DC
 
The annual Nursing Advancement Professionals (NAP) Meeting is a networking and educational opportunity for alumni, development, marketing, and communications professionals; deans and directors; volunteer foundation and alumni board members; and anyone interested in learning more about how nursing schools can build their external relations programs. Click here for more information and to register.
 
 
Gaylord Opryland Nashville, TN
Graduate Nursing Admissions Professionals is a diverse group comprised of nursing education administrators and faculty responsible for graduate nursing student recruitment, admissions, marketing, and programming. The purpose of the group is to provide an opportunity for those most involved in recruiting graduate nursing students to share their successes, develop new strategies, and to establish a resource network of peers. Click here for more information and to register.
 
 
Francis Marion Hotel 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. Click here for more information and to register.
 
 
 
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13. CCNE Call for Nominations for Board and Nominating Committee Members
 
 
The deadline for submitting nominations for the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) Board of Commissioners and Nominating Committee is March 14, 2014. The following positions on the 13-member Board are open: one representative of chief nurse administrators (e.g., deans or equivalent) of CCNE-accredited nursing programs, one representative of faculty, one representative who is actively engaged, as his or her primary professional role, in the practice of nursing, one representative of professional consumers, and one representative of public consumers. Each Board position is for a three-year term of service. The Commission is also seeking nominations for candidates to serve as members on its Nominating Committee. Four positions are available, and the members are eligible to serve a one-year term. Nominations must be received by March 14, 2014. Access the nomination materials at www.aacn.nche.edu/ccne-accreditation/call-for-nominations.
 
 
14. Read the Latest AACN Policy Beat
 
This month’s edition of Policy Beat provides information on AACN’s upcoming Virtual Advocacy Day on March 24, 2014. Mark your calendars to send a message to Congress on the importance of nursing education, research, and practice. Access AACN’s new Faculty Toolkit on the Health Insurance Marketplace featuring resources for students on Marketplace enrollment and implementation. Learn more about AACN’s collaborative effort with advanced practice registered nursing organizations to promote full practice authority for advanced practice registered nurses in the Veterans Health Administration. To view the February issue of AACN Policy Beat, visit www.aacn.nche.edu/government-affairs/policy-beat.

 
15. Important New Resource for Schools of Nursing from NCSBN
 
The AACN Board of Directors formally approached the National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN) about creating a real-time repository of information on state regulations impacting the oversight and approval of distance-based nursing programs. This response was made on behalf of member schools seeking current information about each state’s specific requirements. Given the strong relationship between the NCSBN and the individual boards of nursing, the AACN Board believed that NCSBN was in the best position to develop such a repository.

AACN is pleased to report that the NCSBN is moving ahead with creating this new resource. Here is the formal announcement by the Chief Executive Officer of NCSBN, Kathy Apple:

“NCSBN is happy to announce that we will develop a compendium for nursing programs, which will list any special requirements that BONs may have related to distance education programs that have students or programs in their states. This list will not include other state requirements (such as those from the Board of Higher Education) that may exist. However, those can usually be found elsewhere, such as on the SHEEO.org web site.

This BON list of distance education requirements will be incorporated into a web page that NCSBN is creating and will be housed under the Education link on our web site. The user will be able to click the state to find any specific requirements that state has so that educators can comply with BON distance education rules and regulations. This web page will also include other resources for educators and BONs about the regulation of distance education programs. The anticipated roll-out date of this web page is May 1, 2014.”

AACN applauds the NCSBN for taking decisive action and creating this online resource that will be of great benefit to all nursing education programs. For more background information on state regulations related to distance education programs and AACN’s response, click here.
 
 
16. CNC Announcements
 
 
CNL Certification Program Receives National Accreditation

The CNL Certification Program has received accreditation by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA). The program was granted the maximum five-year accreditation from NCCA following demonstration of compliance to national standards. CNC demonstrated that the program offers a valid and reliable process for the development, implementation, assessment, maintenance, and governance required for certification. For more information regarding NCCA accreditation, go to www.aacn.nche.edu/cnl.

Register for the Next CNL Certification Exam Testing Period


March 21, 2014 is the deadline to register for the Spring testing period (April 27-May 24, 2014) of the CNL Certification Exam. March 21 is also the deadline for CNL education programs to register as exam sites.

To register for the CNL Certification Exam, go to www.aacn.nche.edu/cnl/certification. To register as an exam site, go to www.aacn.nche.edu/cnl/exam-site-registration.

For information regarding the CNL Certification Program, contact Tracy Lofty, CNC’s Executive Director, at tlofty@aacn.nche.edu.
 
17. 2014 ELNEC National Train-the-Trainer Courses
 

In 2014, there will be 12 national End-of-Life Nursing Education Consortium (ELNEC) train-the-trainer courses in eight cities across the US. ELNEC courses are provided for various specialties and interest groups. 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.
 
18. Leveraging NursingCAS for Effective Results in Graduate Programs
 
 
Join an upcoming luncheon session at AACN Master’s Conference on February 28 from Noon – 1:30 PM to learn more about one school’s experience using NursingCAS and applying strategic enrollment management techniques to recruit graduate students.

Students use NursingCAS to research and apply to diploma, associate degree, baccalaureate, master’s, and doctoral programs offered by participating nursing schools nationwide. NursingCAS can help your school:
  • Gain access to a wider pool of qualified applicants
  • Cultivate a pipeline of prospective students and applicants
  • Meet recruitment goals and enhance diversity in the nursing student population
  • Reduce administrative costs and staff time typically devoted to processing application materials
  • Access real-time data on applicants that can be easily sorted and segmented
  • Move to an automated versus paper-based application system
  • Create customized, on-demand school-specific reports and generate comparative reports on your applicant pool vs. the entire NursingCAS applicant pool
For more information about all upcoming events, visit www.aacn.nche.edu/nursingcas/events.
 
To learn more now, watch a video case study about NursingCAS. For schools interested in joining the service, please visit AACN's Web site for more information or contact Caroline Allen, Senior NursingCAS Manager at callen@aacn.nche.edu or 202-463-6930 ext. 258, with any questions or to set up an individual Webinar for your school and staff at your convenience.
 
 
19. New Partnerships and Grant-Funded Initiatives
 
  • New grant funding from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation will help University of Washington School of Nursing Associate Professor Betty Bekemeier and her team lead a program that will help change data-tracking mechanisms at the health department level, making data collection more consistent and easier to use and understand. Dr. Bekemeier’s two-year, $500,000 project will enable a team of researchers to continue to expand the work of their existing Public Health Activities and Services Tracking Study, which has looked closely at the role local health departments play in a community’s health. Dr. Bekemeier’s project will provide direction and a platform for ultimately developing the consistent national data needed to equitably allocate resources, advocate for effective public health systems, and support the research and planning needed to address health disparities. For more information, visit www.nursing.uw.edu.
  • A study at Vanderbilt University School of Nursing is investigating whether therapy dogs can have a positive effect on children undergoing chemotherapy. This novel grant, coordinated by the American Humane Association and funded by animal health company Zoetis, was recently awarded to Vanderbilt University School of Nursing’s Dr. Mary Jo Gilmer. Specifically, Dr. Gilmer and co-investigators Dr. Terrah Foster Akard, Assistant Professor of Nursing, and Dr. Debra Friedman, E. Bronson Ingram Professor of Pediatric Oncology and Director of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology at the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, want to determine if animal-assisted therapy helps reduce anxiety and enhance health-related quality of life in children newly diagnosed with cancer, as well as their parents or guardians. For more information, click here.
 
20. Member News, Announcements, and Awards
 
  • The University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing’s Dr. Linda H. Aiken, the Claire M. Fagin Leadership Professor of Nursing and Director of the Center for Health Outcomes and Policy Research, is a member of a new commission formed by The Lancet. The commission is charged with tackling the poor perception of nursing in the United Kingdom. Made up of 14 international nurse leaders and executives, the commission will examine the factors of nursing education, organization, practice, image, and workforce. The commission's final report, with recommendations, will be delivered in 2016. For more information, click here.
  • The University of Minnesota School of Nursing is one of seven new partner organizations nationwide announced by Optum Labs, a Massachusetts-based health services business. Optum Labs brings together a community of healthcare stakeholders dedicated to improving patient care by sharing information assets, technologies, knowledge, tools and scientific expertise. Research is linked to the clinical environment through prototyping and testing in Optum Labs’ and partners’ care settings, with a goal of achieving knowledge that improves healthcare delivery as well as patient and consumer outcomes. Optum Labs participants including the University of Minnesota School of Nursing will have access to information resources, proprietary analytical tools and scientific expertise to help drive the discovery of new applications, testing of new care pathways and other opportunities to drive innovation in wellness care delivery. For more information, click here.
 
21. Opportunities and Resources to Consider
 
 
 
  • The Association for Prevention Teaching and Research (APTR) is accepting applications for the 2014 Paul Ambrose Scholars Program (PASP). The application deadline is March 7, 2014. The PASP exposes health professions students to influential public health professionals and prepares them to be leaders in addressing population health challenges at the national and community level. This unique program provides mini-grant funds for students to implement a Healthy People 2020 Leading Health Indicators focused project within a student's community or at their academic institution. This year’s symposium will be held June 20-22, 2014. Please visit www.aptrweb.org/pasp to learn more about the PASP and to access the online application. For additional information, contact APTR: (202) 463-0550, ext 137, or email: pasp@aptrweb.org.
  • The Schwartz Center for Compassionate Healthcare and the Arnold P. Gold Foundation has announced a Request for Abstracts (RFA) for an upcoming conference, Advancing Compassionate, Patient- and Family-Centered Care through Interprofessional Education and Collaborative Practice. The conference will be held October 30 - November 1, 2014 in Atlanta with support from the Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation. The deadline for submission of a 300-word application is May 30, 2014. Funding for travel and overnight accommodations will be provided to those selected to present posters and attend the conference. Viewthe RFA Cover Letter and RFA Instructions and Cover Sheet. For general questions about the RFA, contact bjfreeman@partners.org.
  • Nominations for the Herbert W. Nickens Presidential Award are now being accepted and nurses may be nominated. The award is given to an individual who has made outstanding contributions to promoting justice in medical education and the health care of the American people. Winners will accept their awards at Learn, Serve, Lead: The AAMC 2014 Annual Meeting where the Nickens Awards program will commemorate 15 years of leadership in health equity. Nominations are due by May 2. For more information, visit www.aamc.org/initiatives/awards or email NickensAwards@aamc.org.
  • Join the Hartford Institute for Geriatric Nursing for a week-long, intensive summer seminar: 2014 Geriatric Nursing Research Scholars Program, July 28-August 1, 2014 at New York University College of Nursing. Gain invaluable mentoring experience with nationally recognized gerontologic nursing researchers. For an application and further information, visit http://hartfordign.org/research/summer_scholars or call (212) 992-9416 or e-mail hartford.ign@nyu.edu.
  • Health Care Without Harm (HCWH) are now accepting applications for its two annual Nursing Awards: The Charlotte Brody Award and the Hollie Shaner-McRae Nursing Student Essay Contest. Sponsored by Health Care Without Harm in conjunction with The Luminary Project, the awards honor nurses who play a role in helping develop sustainable environments through activities in professional associations, their communities, and places of work. This contest is open to all undergraduate nursing students presently enrolled and in good standing in a beginning nursing program in the United States and Canada. Deadline for both awards is March 31, 2014. To apply and to see all award details and application forms, visit the Luminary Project awards section.
 
 
 
 
 
 
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