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Faculty Link Newsletter: January 2022

Published January 10, 2022

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AACN Faculty Link Newsletter

January 2022 Issue
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:
  • Clinical Video Simulations for Nurse Practitioner Students
  • Competency-Based Education Support
  • Acute Care NP Faculty and Practice Shortage
See more discussions and chime in on these important conversations via AACN Connect
Ring in the New Year with AACN’s Leadership Development Opportunities
Leadership development has been a cornerstone of AACN’s programs and services since its inception. If sharpening your leadership skills is one of your New Year resolutions, we invite you to explore some of AACN's opportunities designed especially for faculty.  
Application Deadline: March 15
If you’re an aspiring dean or senior faculty member in a leadership role, the Elevating Leaders in Academic Nursing (ELAN) Program is perfect for you. This year-long fellowship provides participants with a focused assessment experience, a variety of content and exercises related to successful executive leadership, and the opportunity to establish a strong peer network that fosters long-term partnership and collegial support. 
AACN's Leadership Education Modules are an on-demand series designed exclusively for aspiring leaders that will enrich your understanding of key principles and practices needed for leaders to succeed in the academic arena. Designed to stimulate fresh thinking and provide solutions to some of your most pressing challenges, the content of the series will help amplify your effectiveness and navigate real-world issues facing academic nursing. Visit the AACN website about our institutional bundles, topics covered, and more!  
AACN’s Leadership Networks
With eight different AACN Leadership Networks, there is something for all academic nursing professionals. The Networks foster professional growth and development, information sharing, communication, and discussion of relevant issues among nursing faculty and staff at member institutions. 
AACN’s Volunteer Opportunities
From involvement in conference program committees to joining advisory groups, AACN offers a variety of leadership experiences for you to consider. We invite faculty to explore our many volunteer opportunities to engage in service and leadership alongside your peers at AACN. 

Make a Nomination: Diversity, Inclusion, and Sustainability in Nursing Education Award 
Graphic - AACN Awards
We encourage faculty to nominate a colleague who has made outstanding contributions to schools of nursing that champion diversity, inclusion, and sustainability in nursing education. Annual awards may be made to one school in each of the following categories: Public Colleges/Universities, Private College/Universities, Small Liberal Arts Colleges, and Academic Health Centers. Visit the AACN website to learn more about eligibility criteria, the submission process, and presentation of this prestigious award.
Nomination Deadline: January 15, 2022

Latest Update on the AACN Essentials  
Graphic - AACN - The Essential Update
AACN is committed to providing resources, education, and guidance to aid member schools in implementing the new AACN Essentials. Faculty are invited to join us for the upcoming webinars scheduled as part of the spring Essentials webinar series:
New This Year: The Essentials Discussion Corner
To facilitate engagement, AACN has created a dedicated online discussion area to foster conversations about the Essentials. The forum can be used to share details about your school’s Essentials implementation efforts, ask questions, and share practices that may help inform decision-making and next steps. Members are encouraged to lead and participate in discussions. 
To start a new thread, include #AACNEssentials and check back for input from peers across the nation!
To view AACN Essentials latest updates, resources, and download the publication, visit the AACN website. Please send any information regarding your school’s efforts to implement the new AACN Essentials to

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 tools for nurse faculty teaching in baccalaureate and higher degree programs.
The purpose of this tool kit is to inform and serve as a starting point for nurses looking to step into a faculty role. A guide to mapping out the transition and the responsibilities of desired faculty roles are covered.

Featured AACN Conference
Doctoral Education Conference
Nursing Science and Practice: Creating Equity through Doctoral Education
January 20-22, 2022 • NOW FULLY VIRTUAL

This year's conference will focus on innovations related to advancing inclusive excellence, diversifying the workforce, and sustaining program excellence. 
Doctoral Education Conference Virtual Pre-Events
PhD Pre-Conference | January 19, 2022 
This event provides a great learning opportunity and a networking platform for deans and associate deans for research who offer research-focused doctoral nursing programs or those planning a new program.
This event is designed for individuals involved in promoting, administering, and engaging in faculty practice. 

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 Webinars
We also invite you to view our on-demand webinars if you were unable to attend in real time. 

For assistance with registering for webinars, contact

Explore Vacancies in Academic Nursing
Career Center
AACN's Career Center is the online resource dedicated to employment opportunities in nursing education. 
Explore the latest vacancies in nursing education, administration, practice, and research by visiting AACN's Career Center here.
For Job Seekers
View a comprehensive list of employment opportunities at U.S. nursing colleges and universities. Positions include:
  • Dean/Director
  • Associate Dean/Director
  • Faculty
  • Instructor
  • Administrator
  • Staff Development Specialist
  • Clinical Instructor
  • Nursing Researcher
For Employers
Reach thousands of potential applicants from the nursing education, administration, practice, and research arenas with your employment opportunity advertisement on AACN's Career Center Job Board.
*Feature Your School's Logo and Ad Placement in Monthly Career Center Email*

Washington Weekly
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