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Faculty Link Newsletter: March 2023

Published March 13, 2023

AACN Faculty Link Newsletter

March 2023 Issue

New Culture and Climate Survey for Schools of Nursing

AACN’s Leading Across Multidimensional Perspectives (LAMP©) Culture and Climate Survey was developed to assess the experiences of diverse students, faculty, and staff at nursing schools and identify practices that facilitate student success and a sense of belonging. The LAMP survey instrument provides action reports that assess the unique culture and programmatic characteristics of individual schools of nursing. LAMP gives academic administrators a better understanding of how their learning environment influences student experiences and achievement, which can help drive institution-level decision-making and meaningful change. Visit the AACN website to learn why your school should conduct a Culture and Climate Survey. 

Register Now for the 2023 Virtual IPEC Faculty Development Institute

On May 23-25, the Interprofessional Education Collaborative will hold its next faculty institute on building interprofessional education for collaborative practice (IPECP). Participants will engage with national leaders in acquiring the building blocks for IPECP. Institute attendees will spend significant time planning, designing, assessing, and acting on their IPECP goals and projects, as well as communicating effectively with stakeholders. Register by March 31 to save! Learn more and sign up 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:
  • Nurse Anesthesia Faculty - Pennsylvania
  • Career-Line Faculty Positions - Utah
  • Full-Time Nursing Faculty - Virginia

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:
  • Recruiting Nursing Students for Diversity/Career Choice Study
  • Clinical Placements for Public Health Nursing Course
  • RN-BSN Program Outcome Metrics for SACS
See more discussions and chime in on these important conversations via AACN Connect
Application Deadline Approaching for Elevating Leaders in Academic Nursing Program
AACN’s Elevating Leaders in Academic Nursing (ELAN) Program offers professional enrichment at the intersection of mentorship, strategy, and creativity. Designed exclusively for aspiring deans and senior faculty, you’ll participate in an immersive, year-long leadership fellowship—including personalized pre-assessments, a 5-day residency experience, virtual workshops, peer coaching, and a private online community.
By the end of ELAN, you'll be positioned to successfully transition into a dean or senior faculty role with confidence - and have the tools you need to drive impact. Take a look at the call for the applications, and apply today! 

Learn More   Apply
The application deadline is this Wednesday, March 15!

New Essentials Resource: Competency-Based Education for Faculty
AACN defines competency-based education (CBE) as “a system of instruction, assessment, feedback, self-reflection, and academic reporting that is based on students demonstrating that they have learned the knowledge, attitudes, motivations, self-perceptions, and skills expected of them as they progress through their education.” 
AACN has created a new faculty resource focused on CBE, including an overview on the benefits of CBE, an introduction to CBE assessment, and links to on-demand training, videos, and references.

Application Cycle Open for the Diversity Leadership Institute
Faculty with professional development goals related to diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) are invited to apply to AACN's Diversity Leadership Institute (DLI) - our signature program aimed at bringing participants up to speed on the current state of DEI in academic nursing and the role of Diversity Leaders in nursing education and practice. When you participate, you will sharpen the skills you need to lead change and implement strategies and practices you can deploy at your institution.
Visit the AACN website to learn about the program's time commitment, schedule, key focus areas, pricing, and more. 
Explore Some of Last Year's DLI Projects

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.
March 28 @ 1:00 pm (ET) » 1 Hour CE Credit
April 13 @ 2:00 pm (ET) » 1 Hour CE Credit
April 25 @ 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

Call for Nominations for the CCNE Board of Commissioners and Nominating Committee
The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), the autonomous accrediting arm of AACN, is seeking nominations for candidates to run for election to the CCNE Board of Commissioners and the CCNE Nominating Committee. CCNE is a nationally recognized accrediting organization whose scope is baccalaureate and graduate nursing programs and nurse residency/fellowship programs in the U.S. and its territories. Board members and Nominating Committee members are elected by CCNE’s accredited programs. 

Washington Weekly
Washington Weekly

Recent Washington Weekly Issues
March 8 Edition
AACN Sends Letter to Congress Supporting Strong Funding for Nursing Education and Research in FY 2024; AACN’s 2023 Spring Hill Day Preview – Sign Up Today; HRSA Title VIII Grant Applications Now Open. Read more
March 1 Edition
Nominate a Nurse Today: Leadership Opportunities at the Federal Level; Deadline Extended: One More Week to Register for the Student Policy Summit; HRSA Seeking Responses for the National Sample Survey of Registered Nurses; AACN Attends Event Focused on the Healthcare Workforce. Read more
February 22 Edition
Academic Nursing at the Table: Senate HELP Committee Holds First Hearing on Health Care; Deadlines Fast Approaching: Sign up for HRSA Grant Opportunities Today; HHS Releases the Public Health Emergency Transition Roadmap; AACN’s 2023 Student Policy Summit: Register Students Before the March 3 Deadline. Read more
February 15 Edition
House Committee Focuses on Higher Education and the Current State of the Education System; Nurse Corps Loan Repayment Program: Toolkit and Application Now Available; The Nursing Community Coalition and AARP Campaign for Action Welcome the 118th Congress; Apply Today; AACN’s Health Policy Advisory Council Seeking New Members. Read more

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