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Faculty Link Newsletter: June 2022

Published June 13, 2022

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May 2022 Issue

Register for the 2022 IPEC Institute in Washington, DC
The IPEC Faculty Development Institute is back for the first time since 2019!

The September 2022 IPEC Institute, Interprofessional Education: Building a Framework for Collaboration, is returning to the popular theme of acquiring the blocks for interprofessional education for collaborative practice (IPECP).
The Institute will be held September 28-30, 2022, at the Omni Shoreham in Washington, DC.
Faculty teams, collaborative partners, and individual educators or practitioners are invited to come together for guided learning experiences and dedicated time to create action plans to lead, develop, and implement IPECP at their institutions. Learn more and register here. 
View the Latest Job Vacancies in Academic Nursing
Career Center

Explore vacancies in nursing education, administration, practice, and research by visiting AACN's Career Center.
Recent Postings:
  • Nursing Faculty - Georgia
  • Instructor of Nursing/or Assistant Professor of Nursing - Virginia
  • Tenure-Track Nurse Faculty Position - Georgia
  • Assistant or Associate Professor of Professional Practice in Nursing - Texas
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:
  • Concept-Based Curriculum Training
  • AACN Faculty Practice Tool Kit Update
  • Interprofessional Courses and Assessment for RN to BSN Programs
See more discussions and chime in on these important conversations via AACN Connect
Apply Now: 2022 Faculty Scholars Grant Program
Graphic - AACN's Faculty Scholars Grant Program
AACN to Fund Scholarly Projects focused on DEI, Innovation, and
Excellence in Academic Nursing  
The application cycle is open for the third round of funding for the AACN Faculty Scholars Grant Program. The program, facilitated by the Foundation for Academic Nursing, supports innovative work led by nurse educators at AACN member schools.  
Two $25,000 faculty grants will be awarded. 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 to apply is August 5, 2022.

Showcase Your School's Essentials Implementation Efforts
AACN is interested in hearing from member schools about efforts to adapt nursing programs to meet the expectations outlined in the 2021 Essentials
  • Have you collaborated with other faculty to brainstorm curriculum enhancements?
  • What tools or strategies have been particularly helpful in revising your curriculum to meet the new standards?
  • Are you working closely with practice partners to implement new learning and assessment measures?
Please send us a short summary of the work underway at your school for publication in an upcoming issue of News Watch or AACN Faculty Link. Send emails to

Three Ways Faculty Can Leverage AACN's Leadership Networks
leadership-network-ad_2242288.pngAACN’s Leadership Networks present significant opportunities for nursing faculty and staff. With eight different networks, you can find a community of like-minded peers. 

Here are just a few benefits of joining an AACN Leadership Network: 
  • Great Networking: With exclusive access to a members-only community, a Network Membership Directory, and dedicated in-person events, the Networks offer an array of opportunities to connect with colleagues nationwide.
  • Professional Growth: Members can take advantage of opportunities to serve in leadership roles on their Network Steering Committee.
  • Peer-to-Peer Information Sharing: The Networks offer unique, collaborative spaces for members to share similar experiences, passions, challenges, and interests.

Early Bird Deadline Approaching: AACN's Summer Seminar
We’re just over a month away from this year’s Summer Seminar! Join us in the majestic Vail, Colorado, July 17-20 for a refreshing and stimulating program that will elevate your leadership skills, strengthen your team's relationships, and magnify the impact you can have on leading change and moving an agenda forward. 
frances-lucas_2213533.pngWithout self-aware faculty and staff, high-performing teams, and a positive culture, your nursing program may experience challenges in communication, collaboration, productivity, and employee retention. The Meeting of the Minds experience, led by Dr. Frances Lucas, an Advanced Associate with Emergenetics® International and former President of Millsaps College, will empower you to tap into your highest potential and create positive cultures while maximizing organizational performance. 
Watch a special message from Dr. Lucas here.
Early Bird Registration Ends on Friday, June 17.
Have You Heard? Registration is Open for AACN's Upcoming Conference Season!
Mark your calendar and plan to attend 2022-2023 conferences of interest. 

Plan Your Fall Curriculum with AACN's Leadership Development Modules
LEADS Education Modules
It’s never too early to start thinking about what to incorporate into your upcoming curriculum! To get you started, we encourage faculty to explore AACN’s Leadership Development Education Modules – an on-demand module series filled with practical strategies and solutions to many pressing challenges in academic nursing today. 
Designed for nursing professionals at all levels, the modules focus on Leadership Principles and Practices for Academic Nursing Leaders, Ethical Leadership in Nursing Education, Demystifying Emotional Intelligence to Enhance Leadership Impact, and Leading through Crisis: A Primer in Disaster Preparedness.
Buy all 4 modules and save with bulk purchase and institutional bundles – now available! 

If you have questions, contact Dr. Cynthia Leaver at


Featured AACN Webinars
Upcoming Webinars

Is your license up for renewal soon? Missed some of this year's webinars? Explore AACN's upcoming and on-demand webinars! All webinars are available at no charge to faculty, staff, and students from member schools.
Upcoming Webinars
August 9 @ 2:00 pm (ET) » 1 Hour CE Credit
September 22 @ 2:00 pm (ET) » 1 Hour CE Credit
Featured On-Demand Webinars
AACN Essentials Implementation Webinar Series
To facilitate the transition to the 2021 Essentials, AACN launched an ongoing series of webinars to help schools implement the new competency expectations for professional nursing programs. These events highlight basic how-to’s as well as practical approaches to curriculum alignment and competency evaluation. To date, 12 webinars have been offered.
Additional Featured On-Demand Webinars
For assistance accessing webinars, contact

Washington Weekly
Washington Weekly

Recent Washington Weekly Issues
June 8 Edition
The National Health Service Corps Celebrates 50th Anniversary; Advanced Research Project Agency for Health Established within NIH; and Apply Now to the Substance Use Disorder Treatment and Recovery Loan Repayment Program. Read more
June 1 Edition
Senate “Dear Colleague Letter” for Title VIII Funding Receives Strong Bipartisan Support; AACN Board Chair Dr. Cynthia McCurren Testifies Before the House Appropriations Subcommittee; and The Center for American Progress Releases Report on the Nursing Shortage. Read more
May 25 Edition
Opportunity for Input: NAM Releases National Plan for Health Workforce Well-Being; Surgeon General Issues an “Advisory on Building a Thriving Health Workforce”; NIAAA Launches the Healthcare Professional’s Core Resource on Alcohol; and AACN Attends ASPR Roundtable on COVID-19 Therapeutics. 
Read more
May 18 Edition
AACN Joins in Recognizing May as National Mental Health Awareness Month; AACN Hosts Webinar Highlighting Nursing Professionals Serving on Federal Committees and Councils; AHRQ’s Effective Health Care Program; and Nursing Voices Nursing Votes: Countdown to the 2022 Midterm Elections. Read more

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