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Faculty Link Newsletter: March 2022

Published March 14, 2022

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AACN Faculty Link Newsletter

March 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:
  • Affiliate Faculty and Clinical Judgment Model
  • Invitation to Participate: Perceptions of Virtual Simulations Study
See more discussions and chime in on these important conversations via AACN Connect
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 here.
Spring Forward: Upcoming Leadership Development Opportunities for Faculty and Staff
Elevating Leaders in Academic Nursing (ELAN) 
Application Deadline: Tomorrow, March 15, 2022
The ELAN program provides aspiring deans and senior faculty with a variety of interactive opportunities to enhance their executive leadership skills. This year-long program features a week-long immersion experience (July 31-August 5), peer coaching, virtual workshops, and the opportunity to create new bonds with like-minded colleagues.
Nursing Advancement Professionals (NAP) Conference
March 23-24, 2022 • Virtual Event
AACN’s NAP Conference is a must-attend event for deans and advancement professionals working on raising funds for their school of nursing. When you participate, you will gain critical insights to guide you in your strategic planning initiatives.
Graduate Nursing Admissions Professionals (GNAP) Conference
April 4-6, 2022 • In-Person Event • Salt Lake City, UT
AACN’s GNAP Conference provides an opportunity for graduate nursing admissions professionals to share their successes, develop new strategies, and establish a resource network of peers. Join this diverse group comprised of individuals responsible for graduate nursing student recruitment, admissions, marketing, and programming.
Business Officers of Schools of Nursing (BONUS) Annual Meeting
April 20-22, 2022 • In-Person Event • Denver, CO
The BONUS Annual Meeting offers an opportunity for those in roles related to the operational management of nursing schools, including technology, business, and financial management, to convene and discuss issues of importance. This year’s meeting features a special emphasis on self-care and resilience.  

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.

February's Featured Resource:
AACN's PhD in Nursing Resources
AACN is monitoring the recent decrease in enrollment in research-focused doctoral programs in nursing and is working to identify ways to bolster interest in PhD programs — ultimately sustaining and elevating the discipline's science. We invite faculty to utilize and share these resources among colleagues and your students:

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. 
Next AACN Essentials Implementation Webinar Scheduled for Tomorrow
Journal of Professional Nursing Seeks Manuscripts on the Essentials  
The Journal of Professional Nursing is AACN’s peer-reviewed official journal and is the leading source for scholarly publication related to the new Essentials and Essentials implementation in nursing education. Of particular interest are articles on how to integrate the Essentials into the curriculum and implementing competency-based education. To discuss your manuscript idea, contact editor Dr. Patricia Morton at
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 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

ELNEC Expands Resources for Faculty on Palliative and End-of-Life Care Education
An array of helpful updates has been added to the End-of-Life Nursing Education Consortium (ELNEC) project website for faculty and program directors looking to learn about teaching innovation and assessment in palliative care education. As schools become more familiar with The Essentials: Core Competencies for Professional Nursing Education, faculty are eager for resources to support the “hospice/palliative/supportive care across the lifespan and with diverse populations” sphere. ELNEC is excited to launch a new feature on the website called the ELNEC Schools of Nursing Faculty Corner

Washington Weekly
Washington Weekly

Recent Washington Weekly Issues
March 9 Edition
Breaking News: Fiscal Year 2022 Omnibus Released; Biden Administration Announces Updated National COVID-19 Preparedness Plan; AACN Attends Congressional Hearing on COVID-19 and Healthcare Workforce, HHS Stakeholder Briefing on Ways to Address the National Mental Health Crisis, and 2022 National Nursing Research Roundtable. Read more
March 2 Edition
Act Today: Urge Congress to Pass the U.S. Cadet Nurse Corps Service Recognition Act; AACN Attends CMS Black Health and Wellness Event; AACN Webinar on the Rural Health Needs of America; and AACN Attends Roundtable on Population Health Workforce. Read more
February 23 Edition
Congress Passes the Dr. Lorna Breen Health Care Provider Protection Act; AACN Attends Congressional Hearings on Mental Health; and Sign Up for AACN’s Nursing Voices, Nursing Votes 2022 Initiative. Read more
February 16 Edition
HHS Announces $55 million in Awards to Increase Virtual Healthcare Access; HPAC Member, Dr. Betty Rambur, Featured Speaker in Health Policy Conversation; AACN Attends Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee Virtual Hearing; and Register Today for AACN’s 2022 Student Policy Summit! Read more

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