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AACN News Watch Weekly Edition

Published October 11, 2017


Weekly Digest

In the September 2017 issue of the American Journal of Nursing (AJN), Dr. Linda Koharchit from the Duquesne University School of Nursing published the latest installment of AJN's Teaching for Practice series titled "Supporting Adjunct Clinical Faculty." In this article, the author outlines strategies to promote learning and enhance feelings of belonging among part-time instructors. Dr. Koharchit also shares tools and resources for enhancing faculty engagement, including a self-appraisal form for clinical adjunct faculty and a sample clinical faculty newsletter. 

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The Social Pulse

2017 Living Legends Honored at American Academy of Nursing Conference

On October 5 at the American Academy of Nursing Policy Conference, five nurse leaders were given the designation of Living Legend: Drs. Linda Cronenwett, Elaine Larson, Carolyn Williams (former AACN President), Nancy Fugate Woods, and Connie Henke Yarbro. Congratulations to these trailblazers for all their exceptional accomplishments in nursing and health care.
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Washington Weekly

Inside this edition of Washington Weekly: AACN joins higher education colleagues in championing key policies; Eric Hargan is named Acting Secretary of HHS; and a report on the Graduate Nurse Education Demonstration was released to Congress.


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New Partnerships and Grant-funded Initiatives

  • The Georgia Southern University School of Nursing has received a $1.6 million grant to help better prepare students to work in the psychiatric/mental health care field through the new Behavioral Health Workforce Education and Training (BHWET) Program. The BHWET Program supports students in the Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) specialty track of the BSN-DNP program. Read more >> 

  • Kent State University's College of Nursing has been awarded a $1.1 million grant to expand behavioral health care in rural and underserved areas. The four-year grant was awarded by the Health Resources and Services Administration Behavioral Health Workforce Education and Training Program to help integrate behavioral health assessment and treatment into primary care settings. Read more >>


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