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Faculty Link Newsletter: November 2022

Published November 14, 2022

AACN Faculty Link Newsletter

November 2022 Issue

Call for Comments: CCNE Standards for Accreditation of Baccalaureate and Graduate Nursing Programs

The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) has issued a call for comments on the current CCNE Standards for Accreditation of Baccalaureate and Graduate Nursing Programs (2018). See the call for comments here, and submit your feedback via this online form by December 7, 2022.

Apply to Become a FNINR Ambassador
The Friends of the National Institute of Nursing Research (FNINR) is accepting ambassador applications for 2023. FNINR ambassadors educate Congressional leaders on the impact of nursing science and promote the NINR mission and strategy. The application deadline is November 18. Learn more and apply here

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:
  • Simulation Director/Assistant Professor and Clinical Instructor of Nursing - Washington
  • Associate Dean for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion - Pennsylvania
  • Associate Professor - Ohio

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:
  • MSN and the AACN Essentials
  • APRN NP Clinical Hour Requirements
  • Faculty Practice Models
See more discussions and chime in on these important conversations via AACN Connect
#GivingTuesday: Support Faculty Innovators and Breakthroughs in Academic Nursing 
Giving Tuesday is a global generosity movement with a dedicated observance every year on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving. As we approach Giving Tuesday 2022, we encourage you to support the important work of the Foundation for Academic Nursing. This year, we are seeking donations for AACN’s Faculty Scholars Grant Program. Donations to this program will support faculty innovators and the development of forward-thinking projects that will transform nursing education.    

Join Us in Recognizing This Year's Faculty Scholars!
On October 24, the Foundation for Academic Nursing announced the 2022-2023 recipients of the AACN Faculty Scholars Grant. The nurse educators honored this year include Dr. Carol Kostovich from Loyola University Chicago for her project titled Development, Implementation, and Evaluation of a DEI Toolkit for Simulation; and the team of Drs. Kelly Small Casler and Kate Sustersic Gawlik from The Ohio State University for their project titled Virtual Reality Simulation to Aid in Competency-based Online Nurse Practitioner Curriculum.
Join us in congratulating these faculty for leading the movement toward competency-based education and a more equitable nurse workforce.
For more information about AACN's Foundation and the Faculty Scholars Grant Program, contact Foundation Director, Dr. Katie Fioravanti, at

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.

November's Featured Resource:
Practice Leadership Network Tool Kit
plntoolkit-cover_2372329.pngAACN's Practice Leadership Network has published a new faculty tool kit to provide a broad framework for faculty practice across the wide range of academic settings. The tool kit is organized in three sections focused on the roles of the faculty members engaged in practice, the infrastructure of faculty practice, and documenting the impact of faculty practice. Each section provides a brief background and then recommendations with resources and justification of the recommendation.

Explore AACN's New Essentials Website and Resource Database
AACN recently launched a new website to better showcase the resources and information available to help faculty implement the Essentials. New sections include a redesigned tool kit, , curriculum mapping tools, school spotlights, access to all on-demand webinars and program sessions, and a searchable teaching resource database!
The new database provides an easy way for you to access learning strategies, suggested resources, recommended content, and assessment measures for each domain. The content was developed by more than 75 faculty members and subject matter experts who served on our Domain and Concept Working Groups. All resources will be reviewed regularly for currency and relevance with new resources added on an ongoing basis.
We encourage faculty to explore the Essentials website and share implementation efforts underway at your school of nursing! 

Upcoming Faculty Conferences
Connect, Innovate, and Inspire: New Approaches to Nursing Education
December 1-3, 2022 | Chicago, IL
Don't miss this year's robust program with sessions designed exclusively for faculty teaching in baccalaureate and/or master’s nursing programs. Dive into this year's Emerging Solutions Sessions that cover an array of timely topics, including reimagining nursing education through virtual reality, technology integration to improve student outcomes, and competency-based education and tools for meeting the 2021 Essentials, among others! 
Passion, Purpose, & Partnerships: Inspiring Excellence in Doctoral Nursing Education
January 19-21, 2023 | Coronado, CA
How can faculty incorporate climate change into DNP curricula? What strategies and solutions are working to address PhD attrition? Why does the integration of AI and human knowledge produce the best outcomes in clinical research and practice? Have these questions - and many more - answered at this year's Doctoral Education Conference!
Meeting the Moment: Integrating CNLs Throughout a Changing Healthcare System
February 23-25, 2023 | Lake Buena Vista, FL

Faculty, nursing administrators, practicing CNLs, and students are invited to submit abstracts that showcase initiatives and innovations in CNL education or practice. Abstracts should reflect  this year's theme: Meeting the Moment: Integrating CNLs Throughout a Changing Healthcare System.

Submission Deadline: December 1, 2022

Participate in AACN's Diversity Leadership Institute
Sharpen Your Leadership Skills and Help Create a More Inclusive Environment at Your School of Nursing
The application period for this year’s Diversity Leadership Institute (DLI) closes at the end of the month! The DLI offers a unique opportunity to faculty to build leadership capacity and explore the role of the Diversity Officer in academic nursing and nursing practice.
This institute frames diversity within the context of higher education and academic nursing while presenting high-involvement diversity practices that can be deployed in a variety of settings by teams and leaders. Visit the AACN website to learn more and apply to participate. Take a look at the work of last year's DLI Fellows
Application Deadline: November 30, 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
Featured Webinar
December 9 @ 2:00 PM (ET) » 1 Hour CE Credit
November 16 @ 1:00 PM (ET) » 1 Hour CE Credit
November 17 @ 2:00 PM (ET) » 1 Hour CE Credit
December 13 @ 2:00 PM (ET) » 1 Hour CE Credit
For assistance accessing webinars, contact

Call for Award Nominations
Do you know someone who has made significant contributions to academic nursing and deserves to be recognized? Nominate one or more candidates for AACN’s prestigious awards today.
The American Association of Colleges of Nursing has a long tradition of recognizing individuals and organizations for their outstanding achievements in support of the nursing profession. Using a competitive nomination process, the awards profile excellence and innovation in nursing education, research, and practice.

We are now accepting nominations for the following 2023 Awards:

Individual Awards - Nominate by May 15
School Awards - Nominate by May 15
Student Awards - Nominate by June 2
See AACN's Award page for more details on award nominations.

Washington Weekly
Washington Weekly

Recent Washington Weekly Issues
November 9 Edition
AACN’s Nursing Voices, Nursing Votes Garners Over 1,000 Pledges; HHS Invests $13 Million in the Nursing Workforce; U.S. Surgeon General Releases Framework for Addressing Workplace Mental Health. Read more
November 2 Edition
Deadline Extended: Last Chance to Apply for a $10,000 NIDA Grant; HRSA Releases Nursing Workforce Dashboard; CDC Opportunity: Cohort Application for Public Health Workforce. Read more
October 26 Edition
2022 Academic Nursing Leadership Conference: AACN’s Advocacy and Policy Recap; Looking Ahead: Registration for AACN’s 2023 Student Policy Summit is Now Open. Read More
October 19 Edition
Beta Testing Begins on the Federal Student Loan Debt Relief Plan Website; Congress Introduces Legislation to Address the Nursing Shortage; Funding Opportunity: Apply for the Public Health AmeriCorps Grant Today. Read more

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