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Faculty Link Newsletter: July 2022

Published July 11, 2022

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AACN Faculty Link Newsletter

July 2022 Issue

The Nursing PhD: New Strategies for a Changing Landscape

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Future of Nursing Scholars program invites you to a day-long discussion focused on ways to support the nursing PhD in an ever evolving landscape.  This session will be held on January 17, 2023 at the Hotel del Coronado, in advance of AACN's Doctoral Education Conference. Registration is free. Agenda and registration information will be available soon. For more information, contact Heather Kelley at

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:
  • Director of Simulation - Maine
  • Obstetrics Clinical Nursing Faculty - Pennsylvania
  • Translational Nursing Science Professor - Arizona

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:
  • Acute Care NP Faculty and Practice Shortage
  • Faculty Mentoring and Development Program
  • High Acuity Immersion Student Modules
See more discussions and chime in on these important conversations via AACN Connect
Call for Abstract Period Open for Upcoming AACN Conferences
What's Next? Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in an Ever-Changing Landscape
November 9-10, 2022 • Virtual Event
Submission Deadline: September 9, 2022 at 12:00 PM (ET)
Submit Your Abstract 

Faculty Development Pre-Conference
Purpose, Practice, & Personal Connection: Exploring New Dimensions in Faculty Engagement
November 30, 2022 • Chicago, IL
Submission Deadline: August 12, 2022 at 11:55 PM (ET)
Submit Your Abstract

Transform 2022
December 1-3, 2022 • Chicago, IL
Submission Deadline: August 12, 2022 at 11:55 PM (ET)

Save the Date! Doctoral Education Conference Calls for Abstracts
The call for abstract period for the AACN's Doctoral Education Conference and Faculty Practice Pre-Conference will open on August 15. Learn more here. 

Doctoral Program Faculty: Apply Now for Training Opportunity Focused on Genomics
Launched by the Vanderbilt School of Nursing, the TIGER initiative - Translation and Integration of Genomics Is Essential to Doctoral Nursing - was launched to help faculty translate and integrate genetic and genomic content into nursing curricula, scholarship, and practice. TIGER has issued a new call for applications for faculty in doctoral programs (PhD and DNP) to participate in a year-long training opportunity that commences with a preconference workshop on January 17, 2023 in conjunction with AACN’s Doctoral Conference in San Diego, CA and continues with webinars and web conferences throughout the year. Those interested may apply for a stipend (up to $1500) to cover the costs related to conference attendance. Applications are due by September 1, 2022. Visit the website for more details, including eligibility requirements and post-training expectations.

New AACN Report on the State of DNP Education
In June, AACN released a new report highlighting the latest national data on trends in Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) programs; insights from employers, graduates, and program administrators on the value and impact of DNP education; and recommendations for ongoing engagement with practice partners and certification organizations to support the DNP for entry into advanced practice nursing.   
Key report findings include:
  • The number of DNP programs and enrolled students has steadily increased. DNP graduates are highly satisfied with their education. 
  • Increases in the number of DNP programs and students have occurred in both BSN-to-DNP and MSN-to-DNP tracks. Since 2010, the majority of DNP students were enrolled in BSN-to-DNP tracks. 
  • Racial/ethnic and gender diversity of DNP students continue to increase. 
  • DNP graduates add unique value in key areas such as evidence-based practice, organizational change, quality improvement, and leadership.
  • Isolating differences in the clinical skills of MSN and DNP graduates is difficult. 
  • Data do not currently exist to carry out DNP outcome studies. 
  • Some employers are uncertain about the skill set of DNP graduates and what roles they are prepared to assume.
  • Stakeholders have numerous suggestions on how to improve DNP education, including greater standardization in curriculum and rigor.

AACN and NLN Release Video Highlighting Academic Nursing’s Role in Moving Toward a Post-Pandemic Future
AACN has joined with our colleagues at the National League for Nursing (NLN) to create a video addressing how nursing education is working toward eliminating health disparities, achieving health equity, and increasing diversity in learning and practice environments. Click here or the thumbnail below to hear from the academic nursing leaders featured in the video. 
AACN and NLN salute schools of nursing for their outstanding work to break new ground, lead through collaboration, and move us closer to achieving health equity. 

Explore Faculty Funding Opportunities
AACN's Faculty Resource Center

AACN develops a variety of resources to meet the needs of nursing school faculty. Each month, AACN highlights teaching resources, essential documents, curriculum guides, faculty tool kits, and other helpful tools for faculty teaching in baccalaureate and higher degree programs.

July's Featured Resource:
AACN's Faculty Funding Resources
AACN's Faculty Funding Resource include current, upcoming and ongoing announcements of grants, fellowships, scholarships, and other funding sources for nursing programs, students, and research. Current opportunities include:

Featured AACN Conference
Graduate Nursing Student Academy Conference
Charting a Future for Nursing Through Innovation
August 4-5, 2022 • Washington, DC
Share this exciting opportunity with your students!

The 2022 GNSA conference is tailored to meet the professional development needs of nursing students in master’s and doctoral programs. Registration is open to members of the GNSA, which provides a variety of programs and services to all graduate nursing students at AACN member institutions. Conference sessions will focus on professional development, advanced nursing roles, leadership development, political advocacy, mentoring, nursing innovation, and personal brand development. 
Additional Upcoming Conferences
October 22-24, 2022 • Washington, DC • Hybrid Event
November 9-10, 2022 • Virtual Event
November 30 - December 1, 2022 • Chicago, IL
November 30, 2022 • Chicago, IL
December 1, 2022 • Chicago, IL
December 1-3, 2022 • Chicago, IL

Join AACN's Faculty Leadership Network
AACN’s Faculty Leadership Network (FLN) was created to help facilitate nurse faculty networking and to help catalyze your leadership development. If you want to explore real world issues, pose pedagogy questions, and exchange ideas related to teaching and curriculum in professional nursing education, the FLN is the place for you. Network members have access to webinars, conference sessions, and electronic communications that fully support the evolution of teaching and learning.    
Participate in the Next Faculty Leadership Network Program
JT_Rose_Sherman_01_2263863.pngLifequakes: Promoting Professional and Personal Resiliency
December 1, 2022 • 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Hyatt Regency Chicago • Chicago, IL
Hear from Rose O. Sherman, EdD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN, Professor Emeritus, Florida Atlantic University, and Editor in Chief of Nurse Leader 

Mark Your Calendar: Upcoming Summer 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
may10millhearts.pngSave the Date: Professional Identity Formation
September 15 @ 2:00 pm (ET) » 1 Hour CE Credit
September 22 @ 2:00 pm (ET) » 1 Hour CE Credit
AACN Essentials Implementation Webinar Series
To facilitate the transition to the 2021 Essentials, AACN launched a 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.
For assistance accessing webinars, contact

Washington Weekly
Washington Weekly

Recent Washington Weekly Issues
July 6 Edition
House Appropriations Committee Advanced Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education Spending Bill; House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee Focuses on Public Health Legislation; and HHS Announces $10 Million for Rural Communities in Response to Opioid Overdoses. Read more
June 29 Edition
President Signed Bipartisan Gun Violence Prevention Bill into Law; Focus on Fiscal Year 2023: Nursing Education and Research Increases in House Draft Bill; and AACN Attends the National Academy of Medicine’s Event on Health Workforce Well-Being. Read more
June 22 Edition
AACN Attends Bipartisan Policy Center Webinar on New Dialing Code 988; Senate HELP Committee Holds Hearing on Ongoing COVID-19 Efforts; and Nursing Voices Nursing Votes: Counting Down to the 2022 Midterm Elections. Read more
June 15 Edition
HHS Releases Statement Reaffirming Support and Protection for LGBTQI+ Children and Youth; Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Information Session for New Fellows; and White House Plans for COVID-19 Vaccines for Children Under Five. Read more

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