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Faculty Link Newsletter: February 2023

Published February 13, 2023

AACN Faculty Link Newsletter

February 2023 Issue

Share With Students: Humanism in Healthcare Essay Contest

The Gold Foundation's Hope Babette Tang Humanism in Healthcare Essay Contest asks nursing students to engage in a reflective writing exercise that illustrates an experience where they or a healthcare team member worked to ensure that humanism was at the core of care. Submissions that touch upon students’ personal experiences of humanistic care or stories of family and friends are also accepted. Winners will receive monetary awards of $1000, $500 and $250, respectively, and their essays are published in Academic Medicine and the Journal of Professional Nursing in the fall. Share this opportunity with your students! The application deadline is March 13, 2023. Information and the application are available here
View the Latest Vacancies in Academic Nursing
Career Center

Explore vacancies in nursing education, administration, and research by visiting AACN's Career Center.
Recent Postings:
  • Assistant Professor of Nursing - Florida
  • Assistant Director of Online PMHNP Program with Faculty Responsibility - Connecticut
  • Assistant/Associate or Professor of Nursing - Texas

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:
  • Assessment Tools
  • Nursing's Essentials for Storytelling and Advancement
  • NCLEX Success
See more discussions and chime in on these important conversations via AACN Connect
Congratulations to AACN's Faculty and Poster Award Recipients!
2022 Faculty Awardees
AACN Novice Faculty Teaching Award Excellence in Didactic Teaching
Don Boyd, PhD
Columbia University, New York, NY
Dr. Boyd was recognized for his use of advanced pedagogies and creative methodologies to optimize student experiences, and his mentorship and role modeling for both students and faculty.
AACN Novice Faculty Teaching Award: Excellence in Clinical Teaching
Cynthia Chew, DNP
University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA
Dr. Chew was recognized for her work to bridge the gaps between faculty and preceptors with interactive engagement to ensure her students feel supported, heard, and valued.
AACN Excellence and Innovation in Teaching Award
Gary Glauberman, PhD
University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, HI 
Dr. Glauberman was recognized for his combined expertise in community/public health nursing and emergency preparedness and for leading creation of multiple innovative learning experiences for students at all levels.
AACN Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Award
Kathleen Poindexter, PhD
Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI
Dr. Poindexter was recognized for her substantial and enduring contributions in the area of evidence-based curriculum development and for ensuring current and future generations of nurses are well-prepared to join the workforce.
AACN Excellence and Innovation in Teaching Award

Amanda Veesart, PhD
Texas Tech University HSC, Lubbock, TX
Dr. Veesart was recognized for her innovative approaches to nursing education and the creation of an environment for student success, faculty fulfillment, and extraordinary outcomes.
See AACN's Award page for details on all faculty honors.
2023 Doctoral Education Conference Poster Award Recipients
First Place Award
Outstanding Poster Presentation: Quality Improvement/Evidence-based Practice
Sharing Your Passion Within a PhD, DNP Collaboration
Shannon Baker Powell and Alexis G. Hodges from East Carolina University
Honorable Mention
Outstanding Poster Presentation: Quality Improvement/Evidence-based Practice
Feeding Two Birds with One Scone: Academic-Health Department Partnership to Expand Adolescent Access to Care and FNP Student Clinical Experiences
Jessica Sullivan, Kirsten Clerkin, and Shelby Shiver from Mennonite College of Nursing at Illinois State University and Kankakee County Health Department
First Place Award
Outstanding Poster Presentation: Research
TIGERs Leading the Pack: Mobilizing Educators for Genomics-infused Doctoral Curricula
Patricia Friend, Laurie Connors, Patricia Kelly, and Linda Ward from Loyola Chicago University, Vanderbilt University, and Clemson University 
Honorable Mention
Outstanding Poster Presentation: Research
Exploring the Lived Mentorship Experience of Minority Nursing Faculty Related to Career Satisfaction and Career Advancement: A Phenomenological Study
Christine B. Costa from California State University, Long Beach

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 highlights teaching resources, key documents, curriculum guides, tool kits, and other helpful tools for nurse faculty teaching in baccalaureate and higher degree programs.

February's Featured Resource:
AACN's Essentials Tool Kit
AACN's Essentials Tool Kit is a continuously evolving resource designed to assist faculty and others engaged in implementing the 2021 Essentials and transitioning to competency-based education and assessment.
The tool kit provides:
  • A Teaching Resource Database 
  • Curriculum Mapping Tools
  • Essentials Implementation Spotlights and Videos

Upcoming Leadership Network Conferences
AACN's Leadership Networks foster professional growth and development, information sharing, communication, and discussion of key issues among nursing school faculty and staff at member schools. Below are AACN's upcoming Leadership Network events.
March 24-25, 2023 • Washington, DC
Who Should Attend: Advancement, development, marketing, and communications professionals; deans and directors; foundation and alumni board members; and others interested in learning more about how nursing schools can build their external relations programs.
April 10-12, 2023 • Nashville, TN
Who Should Attend: Professionals engaged in recruiting students into graduate nursing programs.
April 26-28, 2023 • Cape Coral, FL
Who Should Attend: Business officers, fiscal managers, and administrative staff involved in the operational management of nursing programs.

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.
February 16 @ 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

Share With Your Students: AACN's Student Policy Summit
AACN’s Student Policy Summit (SPS), held in our nation’s capital March 26-27, 2023, 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 didactic program sessions focused on the federal policy process and nursing’s role in professional advocacy. Have a few students in mind that you think should attend? Here's 5 reasons they can't miss it! 

Washington Weekly
Washington Weekly

Recent Washington Weekly Issues
February 9 Edition
Department of Education Releases New Data on How Pandemic Relief Funds Supported Students; Biden Administration Announces End of Public Health Emergency; Apply Today: HRSA Nursing Loan Repayment Program Opportunities. Read more
February 1 Edition
AACN Submits Comments to the Department of Education on Improving Income-Driven Repayment; AACN Attends Virtual Webinar on Expanding Adult Vaccine Access; Apply Today: Funding Opportunity to Help Increase SUD Workforce. Read more
January 25 Edition
Mark Your Calendar: Nurse Corps Application Webinar Tomorrow; AACN’s Health Policy Advisory Council Publishes Article on National Nurse Identifiers; AACN Attends Briefing on Mental Health with a Focus on More Federal Involvement; AACN Attends Event on Social Determinants of Health. Read more
January 18 Edition
HRSA Releases New Interactive Workforce Map; Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Announces New Fellows; Register Today for AACN’s 2023 Student Policy Summit. 
Read more

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