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Faculty Link Newsletter: May 2022

Published May 09, 2022

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AACN Faculty Link Newsletter

May 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:
  • NTF Standards
  • BSN to DNP Program Requirements
  • Mission Trips for Clinical Hours
See more discussions and chime in on these important conversations via AACN Connect
Celebrating National Nurses Week
Graphic - Celebrating National Nurses Week
This week, and every week, we celebrate our member schools and nurses around the US for your unwavering commitment to others, your work to advance the profession, and your significant contributions to improving health and health care.
During #NationalNursesWeek, AACN is proud to join thousands of organizations in highlighting the incredible work of nurses. And this week on Twitter, we are highlighting award-winning nurses from AACN member schools.
Free Career Center Advertising in May
To show our appreciation, we are offering the opportunity for AACN member schools to advertise vacancies on our Career Center free of charge through the end of the month. Schools can post up to three 30-day ads for free on the AACN Career Center through the end of May. 
Want to get started? Simply login and click “single ad purchase” to post a job with a start date between May 6 and May 31.
*Free postings may not include add-ons.

Application Cycle Open for Faculty Scholars Grant Funding
Graphic - AACN's Faculty Scholars Grant Program
The Foundation for Academic Nursing is pleased to announce a third round of funding for the AACN Faculty Scholars Grant Program. The program is aimed at highlighting the innovative work led by nurse educators to redesign teaching and learning at AACN member schools. 
Two $25,000 faculty grants will be awarded this year. The focus of these scholarly activities should reflect current issues in nursing education or practice and support AACN’s strategic priorities. View last year's grantees here
The deadline for applications is August 5, 2022.

Deadline Approaching: Call for Award Nominations
Graphic - Nominate a Trailblazer in Academic Nursing
If you know someone who has made significant contributions to academic nursing, take action and nominate that trailblazer for an AACN award today!

Only A Few Spots Left! AACN's Summer Seminar in Vail
AACN's Summer Seminar is back! Set for July 17-20, 2022, this year's seminar offers a great opportunity to rebuild bonds with colleagues while enhancing the leadership capacity of your team. We invite you to enjoy this experience in Vail, Colorado - one of our nation’s most picturesque towns with towering mountain peaks and an atmosphere perfect for relaxation, reflection, and collaboration.
frances-lucas_2213533.pngThis year's keynote speaker, Dr. Frances Lucas, is nationally known for her humorous presentations and interactive, powerful workshops. As an Advanced Associate with Emergenetics® International, she will guide us on a three-day journey to better understand how we prefer to think and behave, how to build strong teams, and how to lead change. Watch a special message from her here
Exciting News! Registration opens for the upcoming conference season

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
May 24 @ 2:00 pm (ET) » 1 Hour CE Credit
May 31 @ 4:00 pm (ET) » 1 Hour CE Credit
August 9 @ 2:00 pm (ET) » 1 Hour CE Credit
September 22 @ 2:00 pm (ET) » 1 Hour CE Credit

For assistance in registering for webinars, contact

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ELNEC Updates
Important Announcement: Updates to CARES and G-CARES
After AACN released The Essentials: Core Competencies for Professional Nursing Education in early 2021, a team of palliative care nursing faculty and practice experts sought to evaluate how new Essentials Domains, Concepts, Competencies, and Sub-competencies align with the original documents used to assess learning in the area of palliative care: The Competencies And Recommendations for Educating Nursing Students (CARES) for undergraduate programs and the G-CARES document for graduate programs. The team carefully considered the full nursing scope of practice for entry-level and advanced-level nurses within primary palliative, hospice, and end-of-life care settings (AACN Essentials sphere of practice focused on hospice/palliative/supportive care).
ELNEC Schools of Nursing Faculty Corner Website
We continue to build palliative care teaching resources on the ELNEC website, which is dedicated to supporting the needs of nurse educators. Visit the website here where you will find links to ELNEC materials, teaching and evaluation tools, and publications relevant to palliative care education. For example, faculty have generously shared palliative care simulation scenarios and in-class activities. We have been holding webinars to highlight different aspects of palliative care education and interviewing faculty to share innovating strategies at their schools through the Faculty Spotlight. Read more 

Washington Weekly
Washington Weekly

Recent Washington Weekly Issues
May 4 Edition
HRSA Grant Opportunities: Deadlines Fast Approaching; White House Releases National Drug Control Strategy; and Department of Education Announces Changes to the Public Service Loan Forgiveness and Income-Driven Loan Repayment Programs. Read more
April 27 Edition
Mark Your Calendar: Healthcare Provider Roundtable on the Future of Medical Research; House “Dear Colleague Letter” for Title VIII FY 2023 Funding Request Received Strong Bipartisan Support; and AACN Attends HHS Virtual Summit on COVID-19 Vaccines. Read more
April 20 Edition
Take Action: Urge Your Representative to Sign “Dear Colleague” Letter Supporting Title VIII in FY 2023; AACN Sends Letter Supporting Robust Fundings for Title VIII and NINR; AACN Attends Keynote Address for Black Maternal Health Week featuring Vice President Kamala Harris; and AACN Attends Duke-Margolis 2022 Inaugural Health Policy Conference. 
Read more
April 13 Edition
U.S. Department of Education Extends Federal Student Loan Payment Pause; COVID-19 Relief Bill Flounders Ahead of Congressional Recess; and Join HRSA’s Nurse Corps Scholarship Program Webinar on April 14. Read more

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