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Faculty Link Newsletter: January 2023

Published January 09, 2023

AACN Faculty Link Newsletter

January 2023 Issue

Oncology Nursing Society Seeking Scholar in Residence to Support Cancer Nursing Research

The Oncology Nursing Society (ONS) is seeking candidates to serve as the Scholar-in-Residence (SIR). This position is structured to fund part-time effort of a nurse scientist in academia or at a cancer institute. The Scholar-in-Residence is an advisor to ONS in the support of cancer nursing research and development of nurse scientists.  Candidates will have a PhD or DNSc with 5 or more years of research and successful funding experience. The Scholar-in-Residence reports to the Chief Clinical Officer of the ONS Enterprise. Click here to learn more about this opportunity.
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:
  • Associate Professor, Nursing - Florida
  • Assistant/Associate Professor of Nursing - Minnesota
  • Assistant/Associate Professor of Nursing - North Carolina

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 Evaluation Tools
  • Curriculum Mapping
  • Academic Coaching and Reporting Data
See more discussions and chime in on these important conversations via AACN Connect
Three Ways to Accelerate Your Professional Growth This Year
Be Part of the Next Elevating Leaders in Academic Nursing Program Cohort
"This was a life changing experience. I expect our peer group to remain closely connected and do amazing things this year and beyond. "
- ELAN Fellow
To date, the Elevating Leaders in Academic Nursing Program (ELAN) has created a new pathway for over 170 nursing faculty to enhance their leadership skills. Participating faculty receive an assessment of their current leadership style and learn valuable skills to accomplish identified goals. Visit the AACN website to learn more about why ELAN is the perfect springboard for the next phase of your leadership development journey! 
Discover New Ways to Approach Competency-Based Education
"The thing that excites me most about the Essentials is the embracement that faculty have had toward this curricular intervention."
- Dr. Robin Newhouse, Dean and Distinguished Professor,
Indiana University
Thousands of faculty from nursing schools nationwide have used the AACN Essentials to adapt their curricula and move toward a competency-based approach to nursing education. Need some inspiration for continuing this work during the spring semester? Plan to participate in our next webinar on using technology and data to support the move to competency-based education, see the latest resources that your peers have added to the teaching resource database, or explore our Gallery of Leadership to learn how other schools are implementing the Essentials
Grow with Your Peers: Join an AACN Leadership Network
""Four years ago, I was new to my role. You feel like you're on an island when you are brand new in a leadership role. Joining a Leadership Network was a way for me to connect to those in similar roles and share ideas.""
- Dr. Caralise Hunt, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs,
Auburn University
Whether your faculty role involves leadership, teaching and curriculum development, organizational managementadministering faculty practice programsfacilitating academic nursing researchoperational and/or fiscal management, fundraising, development, nursing advancement, and public affairs, or graduate nursing student recruitment - there is a community of likeminded professionals built just for you through AACN's Leadership Networks. The Networks foster professional growth and development, information sharing, communication, and discussion of relevant issues among nursing faculty and staff at member institutions. Explore the Networks, and join today

The 2023 CNL Summit Program Has Been Announced!

Theme: Meeting the Moment - Integrating CNLs Throughout a Changing Healthcare System
Plan to join your peers February 23-25, 2023 in Lake Buena Vista, FL for the 2023 CNL Summit! This special event provides a forum for those in health care and academia to spotlight achievements in preparing CNLs and implementing the CNL role across care settings.
This year's summit features a robust program with sessions on preparing for the CNL certification exam, strategies for presenting your outcome data to make a business case, insights on coaching and preparing students to coach, how to get your work published, the nuts and bolts of setting up CNL practice, and more. 
Don't miss this opportunity to shape the future of CNL education!
Explore All Upcoming Conferences for Faculty
January 18, 2023 • Coronado, CA
January 18, 2023 • Coronado, CA
may10millhearts.pngDoctoral Education Conference
January 19-21, 2023 • Coronado, CA • Hybrid Event
January 19, 2023 • Coronado, CA
March 23-24, 2023 • Washington, DC
may10millhearts.pngGraduate Nursing Admissions Professionals (GNAP) Conference • April 10-12, 2023 • Nashville, TN
may10millhearts.pngBusiness Officers of Nursing Schools (BONUS) Annual Meeting • April 26-28, 2023 • Cape Coral, FL

Ways to Engage Your Students with AACN 
2023 Student Policy Summit
AACN’s Student Policy Summit (SPS), held in our nation’s capital March 26-27, is open to baccalaureate and graduate students enrolled at AACN member institutions. Up to two students can attend per institution and should have approval from the dean of that school. Students who attend SPS are immersed in program sessions focused on the federal policy process and nursing’s role in professional advocacy. 
Graduate Nursing Student Academy
The Graduate Nursing Student Academy (GNSA) provides free programs, services, and resources to graduate nursing students enrolled in master's and doctoral programs at AACN member schools. Encourage your students to join, as GNSA membership would help them prepare for careers as faculty members, researchers, advanced practice registered nurses, nurse leaders, policy experts, and healthcare administrators.
AACN's Scholarship Opportunities
AACN offers an array of scholarships for students pursuing nursing degree programs, including the Deborah E. Trautman Future Nurse Leader Scholarship, NurseThink-AACN scholarship, Scrubin Uniforms-AACN scholarship, and many others. Have your students visit our Financial Aid & Scholarships page to learn about application deadlines, individual scholarship eligibility criteria, and more. 

Upcoming Webinars
Upcoming Webinars

Is your license up for renewal soon? Earn CE credits at your convenience by participating in AACN webinars! All webinars are available at no charge to faculty, staff, and students from member schools.
January Webinars
January 10 @ 1:00 pm (ET) » 1 Hour CE Credit
January 11 @ 2:00 pm (ET) » 1 Hour CE Credit
January 24 @ 12:00 pm (ET) » 1 Hour CE Credit
January 25 @ 2:00 pm (ET) » 1 Hour CE Credit
January 31 @ 2:00 pm (ET) » 1 Hour CE Credit
We also invite you to participate in our on-demand webinars if you were unable to attend in real time. 

For assistance with registering for webinars, contact

ELNEC Updates
Is Your School in the ELNEC Hall of Fame? 
Thank you to all of the champion institutions that are utilizing our curricula! We appreciate your leadership in this field. Check out our Hall of Fame awardees! Want your school to be in the Hall of Fame too? It’s easy! All it takes is for an institution to have 10 students enroll in programs utilizing the ELNEC Undergraduate/New Graduate Curriculum and/or 5 using the ELNEC Graduate Curriculum. To include your program in the Hall of Fame, click here for more details. (You must use school email to enroll). 

If your school is not listed and you are using the curricula, please contact and let us know the name of your institution and number of students enrolled since 2019.
New Publication Alerts
Ferrell, B. R., Paice, J. A., Coyne, P. J., Economou, D., Thaxton, C. A., Wholihan, D., Battista, V., & Haskamp, A. (2022). Outcomes of a national training curriculum to advance generalist level palliative care. Journal of Palliative Medicine. Advance online publication.
Jizba, T., Iverson, L., & Hall, A. (2022). Effects of the ELNEC graduate curriculum on nurse practitioner students' perceptions of primary palliative care competency. Nurse Educator. Advance online publication.

Call for AACN 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.
AACN 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.

AACN's Faculty Resource Center

AACN develops a variety of resources and tool kits to help nursing school faculty enhance curriculum and program development. Each month, AACN will use this space to highlight teaching resources, essential documents, curriculum guides, faculty tool kits, and other helpful tools for nurse faculty teaching in baccalaureate and higher degree programs.

February's Featured Resource:
AACN's PhD in Nursing Resources
AACN is monitoring the recent decrease in enrollment in research-focused doctoral programs in nursing and is working to identify ways to bolster interest in PhD programs — ultimately sustaining and elevating the discipline's science. We invite faculty to utilize and share these resources among colleagues and your students:

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