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Faculty Link Newsletter: September 2022

Published September 12, 2022

AACN Faculty Link Newsletter

September 2022 Issue

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:
  • Assistant/Associate Professor - South Dakota
  • Assistant/Associate Professor in Women's Health - California
  • Assistant Professor, Tenure Track - Idaho

All of Us Research Program Workbench: New Tool for Nurse Researchers

The All of Us Research Program aims to improve precision medicine research by building a national health information resource of one million or more U.S. participants that reflects the diversity of the country. AACN is partnering with this NIH-funded program to provide grants for nursing schools interested in advancing this initiative and accessing its Researcher Workbench, which now includes health data from more than 372,000 individuals. Registered researchers can access this data and use it to explore potential associations across a variety of factors, from genetics to geography to mental health. Visit the All of Us Research website to learn more about the Workbench, and visit the AACN website to apply for a mini-grant before September 26. 

There's Still Time to Register: September IPEC Faculty Development Institute
The upcoming IPEC Faculty Development Institute, to be held September 28-30, 2022, in Washington, DC, is returning with a focus on building interprofessional education for collaborative practice (IPECP). Participating faculty will engage with national leaders in acquiring the building blocks for IPECP. Institute attendees will spend significant time planning, building, designing, assessing, and acting on their IPECP goals and projects, as well as communicating effectively about of team-based care. Learn more, and register yourself or your team today at the IPEC website

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:
See more discussions and chime in on these important conversations via AACN Connect
Call for Pilot Schools: A Competency-Based Approach to Leadership Development and Resilience for Student Nurses
AACN is pleased to announce a call for pilot schools for a new initiative funded by Johnson & Johnson aimed at preparing new graduates to meet the competency expectations outlined in the AACN Essentials. AACN is looking for schools interested in offering new learning experiences that build skills in the areas of resilience, self-care, well-being, and leadership. 
AACN is seeking 10 schools with entry-level baccalaureate nursing programs to implement and evaluate learning strategies and clinical experiences developed through this project in their curriculum. Selected schools will receive $10,000 in funding and technical assistance from AACN to implement the new learning and assessment strategies.  
Deadline for Application Letter: Friday, September 30, 2022.
Anticipated Award Date: Friday, October 14, 2022.

Shop and Give Back: Support the Foundation for Academic Nursing through AmazonSmile
AmazonSmile provides an easy way for you to support your favorite charitable organization every time you shop, at no cost to you. By shopping with AmazonSmile, you can help the Foundation for Academic Nursing continue to support the needs of AACN member schools, faculty, and students. For those who identify the American Association of Colleges of Nursing as their charity of choice, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price to AACN's Foundation.

How to select AACN as your charitable organization: 

  • Log into your Amazon account on
  • Select Account Settings > AmazonSmiles
  • Search for American Association of Colleges of Nursing and select AACN as your charity
  • Use each time you shop online (purchases made from do not yield donations). 

Share How Your School is Implementing the AACN Essentials

What approaches are you using to revise your curriculum to meet the new standards? Are there any tools or strategies that are particularly helpful in advancing this work? Are you collaborating with practice partners to implement new learning and assessment measures? To showcase your Essentials implementation efforts, we encourage faculty to submit a short summary or video of the work underway at your school of nursing.  Send emails to for publication in AACN's weekly News Watch newsletter.

Deadline Approaching: Call for Abstracts for Doctoral Education Conference and Faculty Practice Pre-Conference

The Call for Abstracts submission deadline is approaching for the 2023 Faculty Practice Pre-Conference and Doctoral Education Conference. We invite you to submit abstracts describing your research and scholarship in keeping with this year's conference themes.
And this year, faculty who submit research-focused abstracts for consideration will have a chance to receive one-on-one mentoring with Dr. Patricia "Trish" Morton, a nationally recognized expert in academic nursing and editor of the Journal of Professional Nursing. Don't miss this opportunity to disseminate your research, present at a national conference, and receive guidance to move your scholarship forward!
Abstract Submission Deadline: Friday, September 16
The Business of Faculty Practice: Building Your Skillset
January 18, 2023 • Coronado, CA
Passion, Purpose, & Partnerships: Inspiring Excellence in Doctoral Nursing Education
January 19-21, 2023 • Coronado, CA

Upcoming Conferences
Diversity Symposium
What's Next? Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in an Ever-Changing Landscape
November 9-10, 2022 | Virtual
Executive Development Series for Faculty
November 30-December 1, 2022 | Chicago, IL
Implementing the Essentials: A Deep Dive into Strategies, Actions, and Results
November 30, 2022 | Chicago, IL
Faculty Leadership Network Program
Thriving after Life Quake: Promoting Student and Faculty Resilience
December 1, 2022 | Chicago, IL
Connect, Innovate, and Inspire: New Approaches to Nursing Education
December 1-3, 2022 | Chicago, IL

Upcoming Webinars
Upcoming Webinars

Is your license up for renewal soon? Have you missed some of this year's webinars? Explore AACN's upcoming and on-demand webinars! All webinars are free to faculty, staff, and students from member schools.
Upcoming Webinars
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
September 7 Edition
As Congress returns from the August recess, make sure your federal policymakers hear from you on issues that directly impact academic nursing. Become an AACN Advocate and take action today! Read more
August 31 Edition
AACN Submits Comments to Federal Agencies on Healthcare and Education Priorities; Biden-Harris Administration Announces Student Debt Relief Plan; Nursing Voices Nursing Votes: Countdown to the 2022 Midterm Elections. Read more
August 24 Edition
Amplify the voice of academic nursing with AACN's August 2022 Advocacy Guide! Explore this tool kit, which includes resources for effective advocacy, virtual ways to connect with your Members of Congress, and more! View the Advocacy Guide
August 17 Edition
Apply Now for an All of Us Research Program Mini-Grant Award; Nominate a Nurse Today: Leadership Opportunities at the Federal Level. Read more

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