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AACN News Watch Weekly Edition

Published November 01, 2017


Weekly Digest

In the October 2017 issue of Health Affairs, Dr. David Auerbach and colleagues published the results of a new study titled Millennials Almost Twice as Likely to be Registered Nurses as Baby Boomers Were. With baby-boomer registered nurses now exiting the profession through retirement, millennial nurses are filling this gap by entering the nurse workforce at nearly double the rate of the boomers.

On October 25, the College Board released its updated Trends in Higher Education reports for 2017, which features the latest data on college pricing and student aid. According to the new report, the average net price of tuition and fees and room and board in 2017-18 equaled $14,940 at public four-year institutions and $26,740 at private non-profit four-year institutions. Findings from Trends in Student Aid show a decline in student borrowing for the sixth consecutive year with undergraduate students receiving on average $14,400 in financial aid in 2016-17. Download both reports for free from the College Board's website. 

AACN Updates


The Social Pulse

Health Professions Week

Upcoming Health Professions Week

Health Professions Week (HPW) is a series of virtual and community events that allows students, teachers, and advisors to explore 21 careers in the health professions. Help AACN promote the nursing profession by encouraging your students (current or prospective) and colleagues to participate in these free events, including the streaming keynote by Dr. Kameron Matthews, the virtual fair, Community Connect Days, and more.

Washington Weekly

Inside this week's edition of Washington Weekly: AACN's 2017 Fall Advocacy Day sets record footprint on Capitol Hill, and Susan Reinhard receives the 2017 AACN Lois Capps Policy Luminary Award.  

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Member News & Announcements

    • Dr. Eileen Sullivan-Marx, dean and Erline Perkins McGriff Professor of the New York University Rory Meyers College of Nursing, has been named president-elect for the American Academy of Nursing. She will serve in the role from 2017 to 2019 and will transition to the role of the Academy's president in 2019 for a two-year term. Read more >>
    • Eight AACN member schools are among 24 health professions schools to receive the 2017 Health Professions Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine, the oldest and largest diversity publication in higher education. The Health Professions HEED Award is the only national honor recognizing U.S. medical, dental, pharmacy, veterinary, osteopathic, nursing, and allied health schools that demonstrate an outstanding commitment to diversity and inclusion across their campuses. The 24 honorees will be featured in the December 2017 issue of INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine. See the full list of honorees.
    • Indiana University (IU) School of Nursing Dean Robin Newhouse is leading an interdisciplinary team of IU researchers to collaborate with community partners on a statewide initiative called "Responding to the Addictions Crisis," which is aimed at preventing and reducing addictions in Indiana. The initiative will engage a broad array of IU's faculty, as well as IU's business, nonprofit, and government partners. Working together, the initiative aims to implement a comprehensive plan to reduce deaths from addiction, ease the burden of drug addiction on Hoosier communities, and improve health and economic outcomes. Read more >>
    • The University of California, Irvine College of Health Sciences has received a $200 million donation, the largest in UC Irvine's history. The donation will create the first university-based health sciences program to incorporate integrative health in all disciplines of care through the College of Health Sciences and UCI Health. Read more >>
    • AACN Chief Policy Officer Suzanne Miyamoto is one of 16 new appointees to The Advisory Board of The National Minority Quality Forum. The Board includes physicians, nurses, pharmacists, patients' advocates, and insurance, finance, pharmaceutical, and hospital professionals. It will advise the Forum in optimizing community-based collaborative networks' delivery of quality care to diverse populations. Read more >> 


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