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Faculty Link Newsletter: October 2022

Published October 10, 2022

AACN Faculty Link Newsletter

October 2022 Issue

View the Latest 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 - Maryland
  • Nursing Faculty Positions - Virginia
  • Clinical Lecturer - Florida

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:
  • Clinical Skills Requirements
  • Preparing APRN Students for Boards
  • MSN and Meeting the Essentials
See more discussions and chime in on these important conversations via AACN Connect
Resources for Faculty on the AACN Essentials
2022 Faculty Development Pre-Conference to Focus on the Essentials
This year's event, to be held before Transform 2022 in Chicago, Illinois, has been re-envisioned to focus on the implementation of the AACN Essentials.

Sessions will include insights on:
  • Key Tools and Tips for Success While Navigating Essentials Implementation
  • Moving from Traditional Curriculum and Course Learning Objectives to Competency-Based Education (CBE)
  • Creating a Structure, Process, and Defined Outcomes to Successfully Transition to CBE
  • Ways to Incorporate the Essentials Into Simulation Scenarios and Utilizing Simulation to Assess Competencies
  • Addressing the Most Frequently Asked Questions About Essentials Implementation
  • Sustaining Mental Health and Resilience in Academic Nursing
Learn Strategies for Adapting Competency-Based Education in the Next Essentials Webinar 
Plan to participate Essentials Implementation Series webinar, which will highlight strategies for shifting to competency-based education utilizing a faculty-led model. Mark your calendar, and plan to participate on Thursday, October 13 at 2:00 PM (ET) and discover how to best map to the new Essentials, details related to the revisions process, winning approaches to stakeholder engagement, and more. Learn more and register for this webinar here
Become Your School's Essentials Champion
AACN's Essentials Champions will serve as their school’s central point of contact and communication liaison who will have access to a new network of leaders engaged in Essentials implementation. Champions will be encouraged to share updates and information with their administrative staff, faculty, practice partners, and students, as well as identify issues, ask questions, and share ideas during virtual Q&A sessions held each quarter with AACN staff leaders. If you would like to become your school's Essentials Champion, contact your dean and ask to be your school’s representative. Please direct any questions to
Access Essentials Implementation Resources
Visit the website and explore an array of resources developed to support your school’s implementation efforts. Check back frequently, as new tools and guidance are posted on an ongoing basis. 

AACN Faculty Resource Central
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.

October's Featured Resource:
AACN's Research and Data Center
AACN maintains the most comprehensive data source on baccalaureate and graduate nursing programs in the US. This database serves as a primary resource for nurse faculty and researchers; state and federal policymakers, the media, think tanks, and other authorities seeking quality data on academic nursing. AACN members recognize the value of AACN’s data in benchmarking and internal school decision making. Some of the latest research and data includes:

Upcoming Conferences
Diversity Symposium
What's Next? Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in an Ever-Changing Landscape
November 9-10, 2022 | Virtual
Choose Your Own Adventure: Navigating Your Leadership Journey with Purpose
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

Register Now: NursingCAS Discover Nursing Virtual Fair
NursingCAS member schools are encouraged to register now for the Discover Nursing Virtual Fair, to be held Thursday, November 17, 2022. Registered programs may host a booth and virtually chat with prospective students at this live, online recruitment event. Last year, 113 schools engaged 2,314 students from 49 states and 41 countries. Personalize your booth and event to host interactive chats, panel discussions, and presentations by deans, faculty, nurses, and staff. Participating programs will receive a complete list of all registrants’ names and emails. Schools are encouraged to promote this event to their prospects and future matriculants as a strategic enrollment management event. Registration is $395.
AACN’s NursingCAS provides colleges with a FREE admissions platform to efficiently manage data-driven application reviews using cloud-based software. Learn why 290 colleges of nursing and 61,000 student applicants used NursingCAS last year to manage their nursing school applications.
Interested in learning more about NursingCAS for your school? Request a demo or contact Stephanie Wurth, AACN’s Director of Application Services and Strategic Partnerships.

CNL Awards Seeks Nominations
AACN and the CNC are pleased to announce that we are accepting nominations for the 2023 CNL Educator and Vanguard Awards. The recipients of these prestigious awards will receive a complimentary registration to the 2023 CNL Summit and Research Symposium, a commemorative award, and a CNL lapel pin. Award winners will also receive national recognition at the CNL Summit, and be featured on AACN’s website, newsletters, and publications. Nominate a trailblazer for one of the following awards: 
  • CNL Vanguard Award - This national award recognizes a certified CNL for innovative and outstanding professional performance and advocacy of the CNL skill set. In addition, the award promotes the contributions of the CNL in transforming health care. 
  • CNL Educator Award - This national award recognizes a CNL faculty member or education program director for innovative and outstanding preparation and advocacy of CNLs. In addition, the award promotes the contributions of the CNL faculty member in transforming nursing education and promoting innovation in both academia and practice.
Nomination Deadline: November 4, 2022

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
October 26 @ 2:00 PM (ET) » 1 Hour CE Credit
November 9 @ 2:00 PM (ET) » 1 Hour CE Credit
November 17 @ 2:00 PM (ET) » 1 Hour CE Credit
For assistance accessing webinars, contact

We invite you to join FLN
Connect with Faculty Leaders:
 Join the Faculty Leadership Network (FLN)
Faculty whose main focus is teaching didactic and clinical courses in baccalaureate and graduate nursing programs.
Why Join the Faculty Leadership Network?
Whether you are just starting out in the profession or proudly looking back at a lifetime of achievements, membership in the FLN is an extraordinary value. As a member, you can take advantage of the following benefits
  • Share experiences in a national network of leaders and subject matter experts through an exclusive FLN Community, an online platform used to connect and ask questions.  
  • Participate in conferences geared around subjects of common interest, including the upcoming program themed Thriving after a Life-Quake: Promoting Professional and Personal Resiliency, to be held December 1, 2022, ahead of Transform 2022! 
  • Serve on working groups such as AACN conference programming and advisory groups.
  • Pursue opportunities to earn (or receive) CEU credits with a network member discount.
  • Volunteer to serve on a Leadership Network Steering Committee.

Washington Weekly
Washington Weekly

Recent Washington Weekly Issues
October 5 Edition
White House Hosts Conference on Hunger, Nutrition, and Health; Federal Government Shutdown Averted: President Signs Continuing Resolution; AACN Attends NAM National Plan for Health Workforce Well-Being Launch; Lawmakers Urge Biden Administration to Extend PSLF Waiver Deadline; Now Open: DOL Nurse Expansion Grant Program. Read more
September 28 Edition
Applications Now Open: Apply for a $10,000 NIDA Grant Today; AACN Attends Research!America National Health Research Forum; AACN Attends Virtual Webinar on U.S. Mental Health Crisis. Read more
September 21 Edition
Biden Announces Intent to Appoint First Director of Advanced Research Project Agency for Health; AACN Attends Virtual Webinar on Preparing for the Next Pandemic; Student Policy Summit Registration Opens Next Monday; Mark Your Calendar: All of Us Research Listening Session on October 3. Read More
September 14 Edition
AACN Sends Comments to CMS on FY 2023 Physician Fee Schedule; Act Today: Urge Congress to Invest in Academic Nursing; Nursing Voices Nursing Votes: Countdown to the 2022 Midterm Elections. Read more

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