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Faculty Link Newsletter: February 2022

Published February 14, 2022

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AACN Faculty Link Newsletter

February 2022 Issue

Wellness Wednesday Webinar Series for Faculty and Staff
The COVID-19 pandemic has taken a major toll on the mental health of many. The Big Ten/National Wellness Action Alliance, an action collaborative comprised of faculty from each of the Big Ten universities and the University of Kentucky, is bringing together national experts for the new Wellness Wednesday Webinar Series for Faculty and Staff, a 13-week collection of half-hour sessions designed to help you build skills, knowledge and confidence to handle stress, optimize health and well-being in yourself and your students, and bring about meaningful change to promote cultures of wellness across your communities. There's still time to earn 6 contact hours if you attend 10 live sessions. The next webinar is scheduled for February 16. View the full schedule and register here. 
Resource for Faculty: IRUN Curriculum Mapping Tool
Are you currently planning a prelicensure nursing course and wondering how you can better incorporate immunization content? The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Association for Prevention Teaching and Research recently launched a resource, the Curriculum Mapping Tool (CMT), within the Immunization Resources for Undergraduate Nursing (IRUN) project to support the education of prelicensure nursing students. The CMT operationalizes the IRUN Framework to link the 12 framework topics to 13 common nursing courses. This tool is useful for both individual faculty and curriculum committees for both curricular and course integration. Visit the IRUN website to download the Curriculum Mapping Tool. 
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:

New AACN Essentials - Clinical Requirements for Nurse Educators
Nursing Faculty with Less than 7 Years of Experience 
Competency-Based Curricula
See more discussions and chime in on these important conversations via AACN Connect
Elevate Your Career with AACN's Premier Leadership Development Program for Faculty
The Elevating Leaders in Academic Nursing (ELAN) program provides aspiring deans and senior faculty a number of interactive opportunities to enhance their executive leadership skills. This year-long program features a week-long immersion experience, peer coaching, virtual workshops, and more.
Why ELAN? 
When you join with peers with similar experiences and challenges, you'll create new bonds and gain likeminded colleagues to learn from. 
Why You?
If you are currently in a senior faculty role, or ready to take the next step in your leadership journey - ELAN will prepare you to take on every challenge with great confidence.
Why Now?
There has never been a more crucial time for strong leadership - especially in health care and health care education. 
Application Deadline: March 15, 2022
Learn About Additional AACN LEADS Opportunities
The application cycle is open for additional AACN LEADS programs! Share these opportunities with your peers. 

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 February 23
On February 23 at 12:00 PM (ET), AACN will host the latest Essentials Implementation Webinar titled Curriculum Evaluation and Integration of Competencies: An Undergraduate Program Experience led by Dr. Ann White from the University of Southern Indiana. Click here to find out more about this event and the full webinar series.
New AACN Resource to Measure Population Health Competencies  
AACN is pleased to announce the availability of a Public/Population Health Nursing Assessment Vignette to measure BSN-level competencies in population health. The vignette can be used as part of a course in population or public health or as part of an end-of-program course to determine student ability to synthesize population health concepts with other knowledge/skills across the patient care continuum. Click here to access the vignette.
New AACN Essentials Implementation Tools Posted  
As the transition to the new AACN Essentials continues at nursing schools nationwide, AACN is publishing tools and resources to help support this important work. Posted as part of the Implementation Tool Kit, the latest resources include a spreadsheet focused on the concept of Clinical Judgment, and a new Curriculum Map, which covers all 10 Essentials Domains and Level-2 Sub-Competencies.
Please send any information regarding your school’s efforts to implement the 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.

February's Featured Resource:
AACN LEADS Leadership Education Modules
Earn up to 11.5 Continuing Education Credits
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.
Modules may be taken individually or used to augment nursing curricula with a focus on leadership development. Your school of nursing can save with the purchase of an institutional bundle.

Featured Upcoming AACN Conferences
2022 CNL Summit
CNL Summit
A Contemporary Look at the CNL: Leadership and Versatility
February 17-19, 2022 • Virtual

The CNL Summit serves as a national forum for those currently implementing or interested in exploring Clinical Nurse Leader (CNL) education and practice. This year's conference will focus on how to best prepare CNLs to thrive in a transformed system. We also in vite you to register for the 2022 CNL Research Symposium - this year's pre-conference! 
2022 NAP Conference
Nursing Advancement Professionals (NAP) Conference 
Translating Academic Nursing Trends into Fundraising and Impactful Communication
March 23-24, 2022 • Virtual

The NAP Conference is a special event for faculty, deans, and staff interested in learning about how nursing schools can build their external relations programs. This year's NAP conference will showcase strategies you can use to secure transformational gifts to support nursing education and research. 
This conference is hosted by AACN's NAP Network - one of eight AACN Leadership Networks. To learn more about the networks, visit the AACN website
2022 GNAP Conference
Graduate Nursing Admissions Professionals (GNAP) Conference 
Graduate Nursing Admission and Recruitment: Innovation and Transformation
April 4-5, 2022 • Salt Lake City, UT

The 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 for lively discussions and networking opportunities. 
This conference is hosted by AACN's GNAP Network - one of eight AACN Leadership Networks. To learn more about the networks, visit the AACN website
2022 BONUS Conference
Business Officers of Nursing Schools (BONUS) Conference 
Leading, Learning and Well-Being: Priorities for Today’s Business Officers of Nursing Schools
April 20-22, 2022 • Denver, CO

The BONUS Conference offers a unique opportunity to learn about issues of importance to the operational management of nursing schools including technology, business, and financial and administrative management. Take advantage of this opportunity to learn from thought leaders and peers, meet face-to-face with BONUS network members, and take away innovative strategies to help you succeed in your role back home.  
This conference is hosted by AACN's BONUS Network - one of eight AACN Leadership Networks. To learn more about the networks, visit the AACN website

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

Call for Nominations for the CCNE Board of Commissioners and Nominating Committee
The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), the autonomous accrediting arm of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN), is seeking nominations for candidates to run for election to the CCNE Board of Commissioners and the CCNE Nominating Committee. CCNE is a nationally recognized accrediting organization whose scope is baccalaureate and graduate nursing programs and nurse residency/fellowship programs in the U.S. and its territories. Board members and Nominating Committee members are elected by CCNE’s accredited programs. 

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
Washington Weekly

Recent Washington Weekly Issues
February 9 Edition
Inside this edition of Washington Weekly: AACN Submits Comments on PREVENT Pandemic Act Discussion Draft; AACN Attends Public Service Loan Forgiveness Informational Webinar; Biden-Harris Administration Relaunches Cancer Moonshot; and Register Today for AACN’s 2022 Student Policy Summit! Read more
February 2 Edition
Inside this week's edition of Washington Weekly: AACN Attends Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee Hearing; Funding Opportunity: HRSA Health Workforce Research Center Cooperative Agreement Program; and Register Today for AACN’s 2022 Student Policy Summit! Read more
January 26 Edition
Inside this edition of Washington Weekly: Deadline Extended: Apply to the Nurse Corps Loan Repayment Program; AACN Sends Letters to Congress Reiterating Academic Nursing Priorities; and $103 Million in Funding Awarded to Reduce Burnout in the Healthcare Workforce. Read more
January 19 Edition
Inside this edition of Washington Weekly: The Nurse Corps Tax Parity Act Introduced in the Senate; Senate HELP Committee Holds Hearing on New COVID-19 Variants; and AACN Attends MedPAC’s January Meeting. Read more

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