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Faculty Link Newsletter: August 2021

Published August 09, 2021

AACN Faculty Link Newsletter

August 2021 Issue

 Professional Development Opportunities Through the Graduate Nursing Student Academy (GNSA)  

Going back to school can quickly get overwhelming with a mounting pile of questions and real-life concerns. Share this upcoming AACN webinar with your graduate students! In this webinar, they will learn about the GNSA and its many free resources designed to help them succeed in their studies. This special webinar will feature success stories from current GNSA members and insider tips for navigating the GNSA website and locating opportunities. This webinar will be held on August 24, 2021 at 12:00 PM (ET)
View the Latest Job Vacancies in Academic Nursing
Career Center
Recent Postings: 
Explore more of the latest vacancies in nursing education, administration, practice, and research by visiting AACN's Career Center!  
Over 65 positions are currently posted. 
Award Opportunities for Graduate Students
Nomination Deadline: August 28, 2021
AACN and the Graduate Nursing Student Academy (GNSA) are accepting nominations for the following awards: 
The GNSA Award for PhD-DNP Collaboration Excellence recognizes students in research-focused and practice-focused doctoral programs who are working together in creative ways to advance nursing science and practice.

The Outstanding PhD/DNS Dissertations and DNP Project Awards showcases doctoral students who are advancing ground-breaking research and practice innovations that are worthy of national recognition and could serve as exemplars for other students to emulate.
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:
  • DNP Faculty to Student Ratio
  • Holistic Admissions
  • White Coat Ceremonies for PhD Students
See more discussions and chime in on these important conversations via AACN Connect
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. 

Submit an Abstract  
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. Call for Abstracts will open on August 23. 

Register Now
Additional Upcoming Conferences
October 30-November 1, 2021 | Washington, DC
March 25-26, 2022 | Washington, DC
March 26-28, 2022 | Washington, DC
April 4-5, 2022 | Salt Lake City, UT
April 20-22, 2022 | Salt Lake City, UT

AACN Leadership Network Spotlight
If enhancing your capacity to lead is one of your goals this year, we invite you to explore AACN's Leadership Networks. With eight different networks to choose from, academic nursing professionals of all areas are represented. This month, we're spotlighting AACN's new Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Network (DEILN) and the Organizational Leadership Network (OLN).
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Leadership Network (DEILN)
Photo - DEILN Network
The DEILN was created to strengthen the ability of nursing school faculty and staff to lead across differences. Launched in July 2021, network members explore innovative approaches to enhancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in academic nursing and the nursing workforce. Learn more about the DEILN here. 
Organizational Leadership Network (OLN)
Photo - OLN Network
The OLN is comprised of nursing academic leaders with broad administrative responsibilities. The OLN fosters professional growth and development, information sharing, communication, and discussion of key issues. The next OLN Conference will be held October 29-30, 2021 in Washington, DC as a pre-event to the Academic Nursing Leadership Conference! Learn more about the OLN here.
Leadership Network enrollment is ongoing and available at any time during the membership period from July 1 - June 30. 

 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
New References to Help Inform the Essentials
As schools move to implement the new Essentials, AACN compiled some recent articles  on competency-based education and assessment to help inform this important work and guide decision-making. 
Upcoming AACN Programming on Implementing the New Essentials
With schools across the nation beginning the work needed to implement the new Essentials, AACN is planning a full lineup of program sessions and webinars this fall. Events currently scheduled for faculty include the Faculty Development Conference and the Transform 2021 conference. 
Q&A with Practice Leaders on the Essentials Task Force
In the May-June 2021 issue of AACN's Syllabus, we asked members of the Essentials Task Force representing the practice community about the recently released EssentialsRead their responses to questions about this new approach to nursing education and the future of health care.
Introducing: The Essentials Marketplace
AACN's transition to the new Essentials extends to working with corporate partners looking to develop products, services, and education to assist in the implementation. AACN encourages organizations with an interest in collaboration and promotional opportunities to complete this interest survey.
Please send any information regarding your school’s efforts to implement the AACN Essentials to

Application Period Open for All of Us Research Program
Mini-Grant Awards 
AACN is pleased to announce a call for applications for the All of Us Research Program Mini-Grant Awards. Four awards of up to $10,000 are available for AACN member schools of nursing and their community partners who commit to increasing awareness of the All of Us Research Program. This National Institutes of Health program highlights the important need for more individuals from underrepresented communities to participate in biomedical research.
If awarded a mini-grant, you will have the opportunity to raise awareness of a program that will have a direct impact on advancing cutting-edge research and precision medicine. To learn more, view the call for applications and apply today!

Washington Weekly
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