AACN News Watch Weekly Edition

Published February 07, 2018

Weekly Digest

In the January-February 2018 issue of the Journal of Professional Nursing, Drs. Dianne Morrison-Beedy, Huey-Ming Tzeng, and Katherine Abriam-Yago share their insights on "Building the Pipeline of Diverse Nursing Leaders: Reflections from the AACN Deans' Mentoring Program." As the nursing profession continues to grow and become more diverse, opportunities to retain and develop talented nurses into leadership roles must also expand. The authors consider how AACN's New Deans' Mentoring Program presents an opportunity to successfully advance nursing deans and leaders from traditionally under-represented groups into top academic nursing roles. The authors also discuss lessons learned for establishing an effective mentor-mentee relationship.

AACN Updates

AACN-CDC Fellowship and Award Opportunities—Deadlines Approaching! >>

CCNE Call for Nominations - Board of Commissioners and Nominating Committee >>

CNL Summit is Just Two Weeks Away! >>


Leadership Development at AACNFaculty Vacancies

The Social Pulse

APRN Practice Report Shows Consumers Gaining Access to Care

More than 20 states passed legislation in 2017 that improved patient access to care. How? By removing practice barriers that constrain advanced practice registered nurses. Curious about the "where" and "what?" See APRN Practice Report Shows Consumers Gaining Access to Care from Charting Nursing's Future.

AACN-TV Spotlight: University of Houston

"The University of Houston College of Nursing represents diversity amongst its students and faculty. This helps us because we know then that our program literally represents the patients we serve. Diversity and excellence are not mutually exclusive." - Dr. Kathryn Tart, Founding Dean and Professor. Learn more about the University of Houston and explore AACN-TV to watch the latest innovations underway at schools of nursing nationwide!


Hazel Johnson BrownWashington Weekly

Inside this edition of Washington Weekly: In honor of national Black History Month, learn about Hazel Johnson Brown, a nurse and the first African-American woman to become an Army General; Congress addresses FY 2018 while the President's FY 2019 budget is expected to be released on Monday; and HHS released a report marking 2017 accomplishments under President Trump's Administration.

Read AACN's Washington Weekly >>


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Member News & Announcements

  • The Collaborative to Advance Health Services at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Nursing and Health Studies, in partnership with the American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry, has been sub-awarded a $8 million dollar grant for two years as part of a $24 million grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration to support primary-care providers in the prevention and treatment of opioid use disorders. "This award to address the opioid epidemic in Missouri and other states demonstrates the unfailing commitment of UMKC and its School of Nursing and Health Studies to our citizens in the Kansas City region and the state," said Ann Cary, Chair-Elect of AACN and Dean of the UMKC School of Nursing and Health Studies. "Our uniquely talented professionals and support staff in our Collaborative unit within the school offers unrelenting quality in the provision of health services to our communities, and we are grateful for their enduring talent and leadership." Read more >>

  • Kathy McGuinnAACN is proud to announce that Kathy McGuinn, Director of Interprofessional Education and Practice Partnerships, has been elected a Distinguished Fellow of the National Academies of Practice (NAP) in Nursing. This high honor acknowledges Ms. McGuinn's outstanding achievements and leadership. She will be honored at NAP's annual meeting in April.

  • Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing Professor and Associate Dean for Community Programs and Initiatives Dr. Phyllis Sharp has earned Modern Healthcare's Diversity in Nursing Award.The accolade is part of the organization's 2018 Excellence in Nursing awards and recognizes Dr. Sharp'scommitment to advancing diversity within the nursing profession. Read more >>

  • The Nursing Faculty of Tomorrow program at Samuel Merritt University's School of Nursing is designed to help nursing students explore the role of educators and to develop their teaching skills. Participants interview their professors about their career trajectories, develop lesson plans, and are evaluated by their faculty and peers about their teaching presentations. Read more >>

  • The Decker School of Nursing at Binghamton University (NY) has announced the opening of the new Southern Tier Telemedicine and Mobile Health Research Development and Training Center. The center is the product of a joint effort between the Decker School of Nursing and Thomas J. Watson School of Engineering and Applied Science. The new center will help expand healthcare to local, rural, and remote areas in many different ways. Read more >>


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