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Faculty Link Newsletter: September 2021

Published September 13, 2021

AACN Faculty Link Newsletter

September 2021 Issue

Register Now for the October 2021 Virtual IPEC Institute
The October 2021 IPEC Institute - IPECP IDEAS: Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Advocacy Stories, is an advanced virtual program for those trying to sustain or strengthen their interprofessional education for collaborative practice (IPECP) programs while increasing faculty readiness and student preparation around inclusion, diversity, health equity, and advocacy.
Registration includes four days of live, synchronous sessions and speakers on October 12, 14, 19, and 21, and 12 months of on-demand access to module presentations and recordings. Learn more and register now
View the Latest Job Vacancies in Academic Nursing
Career Center
Explore the latest vacancies in nursing education, administration, practice, and research by visiting AACN's Career Center!  
Over 50 positions are currently posted. 
Join the Conversation on AACN Connect
AACN Connect is the place to have your voice heard in the academic nursing community.
Here's what fellow members are talking about:
  • Nurse Fatigue and Shift Length
  • NP Exit Exams
  • DNP Faculty-to-Student Ratio
See more discussions and chime in on these important conversations via AACN Connect
AACN Announces New Leadership Education Modules
AACN LEADS Leadership Education Modules - A New AACN LEADS On-Demand Series
We invite faculty to take advantage of our new Leadership Education Modules, the latest AACN LEADS offering featuring an on-demand series designed exclusively for aspiring leaders, including faculty, and graduate students. AACN has developed this series in conjunction with seasoned experts who offer guidance and practical strategies on how to navigate real-world challenges and amplify your effectiveness.
Content is designed to stimulate fresh thinking and provide solutions to some of the most pressing challenges in nursing education. The first series of modules are focused around: 
Those that complete all 4 modules are eligible to receive 11.5 continuing education credits

Deadline Approaching: Upcoming Call for Abstracts
A ACN's faculty conferences showcase lessons learned, explore challenges and opportunities available to today’s nurse educator, and convene colleagues committed to developing curricula and learning experiences that will shape the future of nursing. 

We are currently seeking faculty to submit abstracts for the 2022 Faculty Practice Pre-Conference and Doctoral Education Conference. Abstracts should describe programs, courses, initiatives, or evaluation strategies that characterize the conference themes.
January 19, 2022 | Naples, FL
Theme: Faculty Practice: Leading Change
Deadline: September 20
January 20-22, 2022 | Naples, FL
Theme: Nursing Science and Practice: Creating Equity through Doctoral Education
Deadline: September 20

Participate and Share with Students: NursingCAS Virtual
Career Fair
Recruit top quality applicants to your nursing school! Early registration ends September 15th. NursingCAS Virtual Fair Thursday, October 7, 2021 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM EDT
The NursingCAS Virtual College Recruitment Fair will take place on
 Thursday, October 7.
Faculty Participation Encouraged! 
AACN promotes the Discover Nursing Virtual Fair to 95,000+ current NursingCAS applicants. During this live, online event, NursingCAS schools will have the opportunity to chat virtually (and host other sessions!) with prospective students in their personalized chat rooms. Last year's fair included 3,334 students from 49 states and 36 countries, with 115 colleges of nursing participating. The fair allows prospective applicants from across the world to talk with program representatives and ask questions. The fair is also an ideal opportunity for faculty to share special opportunities and topics of interest with students. 
Student Registration
The early registration fee is $295. Register by Wednesday, September 15, to save $100! Beginning September 16, the registration fee will increase to $395. Website and event sponsorships are also available. Students can register for the event here.

AACN's Faculty Resource Central
AACN's Faculty Resource Center
AACN develops a variety of resources and tool kits to help nursing school faculty enhance curriculum and program development. Each month, AACN will use this space to highlight teaching resources, essential documents, curriculum guides, faculty tool kits, and other helpful content for nurse faculty teaching in baccalaureate and higher degree programs.

September's Featured Resource
AACN's New Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Faculty Tool Kit
In keeping with our strategic priorities, AACN is pleased to announce the availability of a new Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Faculty Tool Kit. This new resource is designed to inform nursing schools of promising practices and strategies for fostering inclusive excellence; assist faculty with creating academic environments that embrace diverse life experiences, perspectives, and backgrounds; and serve as a catalyst for reflecting on current pedagogy, teaching methods, and curricular strategies with an eye toward assuring inclusive teaching and learning environments.

Leadership Development Opportunities for Faculty
Faculty Leadership Network (FLN)
Photo - AACN's Faculty Leadership Network
AACN’s Faculty Leadership Network was created to help facilitate nurse faculty networking and provides resources for faculty looking to take the next step toward academic nursing leadership.
If you want to explore real world issues, pose pedagogy questions, and exchange ideas related to teaching and curriculum in professional nursing education, the Faculty Leadership Network is the right forum for you. 
Diversity Leadership Institute (DLI)
Photo - Woman
AACN's Diversity Leadership Institute is designed to help participants increase self-awareness while building skills and capacity to engage with discussions and issues surrounding diversity, equity, and inclusion. We invite faculty interested in DEI to participate and develop a diversity plan designed to drive excellence in their school or organization. Learn more by visiting the AACN website and meet the faculty who participated in the first cohort here

Explore Upcoming Faculty Conferences
2021 Diversity Symposium
Diversity Symposium
Strategize and Mobilize: Implementing DEI in Academic Nursing
November 9-10, 2021 | Virtual Event

Sessions will focus on advancing diversity and creating more inclusive learning environments at schools of nursing. 

Register Now
Transform 2021
Transform 2021
The Future of Nursing Education: Innovation, Inclusion, and Influence 
December 2-4, 2021 | Dallas, TX

The Transform conference is a new event combining AACN’s former Baccalaureate Education and Master’s Education Conferences into a single experience.

Register Now
Doctoral Education Conference
Nursing Science and Practice: Creating Equity through Doctoral Education
January 20-22, 2022 | Naples, FL

This year's Doctoral Education Conference will provide a deeper dive into the areas of nursing doctoral education that create tension points and opportunities for change. 

Register Now
Additional Upcoming Conferences
October 30-November 1, 2021 | Washington, DC
December 1-2, 2021 | Dallas, TX
December 1, 2021 | Dallas, TX
March 25-26, 2022 | Washington, DC
March 26-28, 2022 | Washington, DC
January 19, 2022 | Naples, FL
January 19. 2022 | Naples, FL

 Latest Updates on AACN's New Essentials  
Graphic - AACN - The Essential Update
AACN is committed to providing resources, education, and guidance to assist member schools in implementing the new AACN Essentials and to help all stakeholders understand this historic shift in nursing education. 

Latest News, Updates, and Developments
AACN Launches Essentials Webinar Series 
AACN is launching a new webinar series this fall to highlight cutting-edge strategies that schools may use to implement the new Essentials and begin the transition to a competency-based education framework. Learn more about the series here.
AACN Welcomes Dorothy Dulko, New Essentials Implementation Director
AACN is pleased to welcome Dorothy Dulko, PhD, ARNP-BC, AOCNP, WHNP-BC, to the staff in the new role of Implementation Director for the AACN Essentials. Dr. Dulko brings over 30 years of experience as an advanced practice nurse, hospital administrator, educator, and researcher.
New Articles Published on "Domain 5" of AACN Essentials 
The journal Nurse Educator has published a collection of eight articles focused on the new AACN Essentials, specifically Domain 5: Quality and Safety. Access the free articles here
Please send any information regarding your school’s efforts to implement the AACN Essentials to

Upcoming Webinars
Upcoming Webinars

Is your license up for renewal soon? Earn CE credits at your convenience by participating in AACN webinars! All webinars are available at no charge to faculty, staff, and students from member schools. 
Upcoming September Webinars
September 16 @ 1:00 pm (ET) » 1 Hour CE Credit
September 20 @ 2:00 pm (ET) » 1 Hour CE Credit
September 28 @ 1:00 pm (ET) » 1 Hour CE Credit

Washington Weekly
Washington Weekly

Recent Washington Weekly Issues
September 8 Edition
Urge your Members of Congress to cosponsor and pass the Future Advancement of Academic Nursing (FAAN) Act (S.246/H.R.851); Urge your Senators to pass the Student Assisted Vaccination Effort (SAVE) Act (S.2114); and Support World War II cadet nurses. Read more
September 1 Edition 
House Adopts $3.5 Trillion Budget Resolution; NINR to Host Artificial Intelligence Webinars; AACN’s Fall Virtual Hill Day. Read more
August 25 Edition
Apply for a $10,000 All of Us Research Program Mini-Grant Award; Research!America to host annual National Health Research Forum; Share Your Title VIII Story. Read more
August 18 Edition
Explore AACN’s Guide to Virtual Advocacy to learn more about amplifying your voice and connecting with your federal legislators during the August Recess. This resource showcases ways to virtually connect with your Members of Congress, provides key resources, and allows you to continue your advocacy efforts. Read more

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