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AACN News Watch Weekly Edition

Published November 08, 2017


Weekly Digest

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine has released the proceedings of a workshop titled Future Financial Economics of Health Professional EducationIn October 2016, the National Academies, with support from AACN and other national organizations, convened a workshop to explore resources for financing health professional education in high-, middle-, and low-income countries and innovative methods for financially supporting investments in health professional education within and across professions. Participants examined opportunities for matching population health needs with the right number, mix, distribution, and skill-set of health workers while considering how supply and demand drive decisions within education and health. This publication summarizes the presentations and discussions from the workshop.

AACN Updates

Recognizing Excellence at AACN's Annual Academic Nursing Leadership Conference:


The Social Pulse

Help the National Academy of Medicine Improve Clinician Burnout & Well-being

Clinician burnout has far-reaching and wide-ranging consequences. In an effort to identify and elevate solutions to clinician burnout and to enhance clinician well-being, the National Academy of Medicine recently launched a national Action Collaborative on Clinician Well-Being and Resilience. Help their efforts by completing a brief online survey aimed to gather opinions and attitudes towards clinician burnout and well-being. The survey will take no more than 10 minutes, can be completed entirely online, and your answers will help guide future work of the Action Collaborative. Access the survey here. The survey closes on November 14.


Nine Traits of a Valued Board Member

The Nurses on Boards Coalition has called for putting 10,000 nurses on boards by 2020 to improve the health of communities and the nation. Will you be one of them? See Campaign For Action's Nine Traits of a Valued Board Member and see if you have what it takes!

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Washington Weekly

WW-11-8-17.pngIn this edition of Washington Weekly: The House of Representatives moves on two legislative proposals impacting healthcare and tax reform; the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to hold a public workshop on opioid packaging, storage, and disposal; and learn about the next NINR Director's Lecture featuring Dr. Margaret Heitkemper from the University of Washington School of Nursing. 

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New Partnership & Grant-Funded Initiatives

  • The College of Nursing at Upstate Medical University (NY) will use a federal grant to increase the number of family psychiatric mental health nurse practitioners (FPMHNP) in rural communities and in medically underserved communities. The Health Resources and Services Administration of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services awarded the four-year grant worth more than $1.8 million. Read more >> 
  • Ashland University's Dwight Schar College of Nursing and Health Sciences has been awarded $198,828 in renewal grant funding from the Ohio Board of Nursing's Nurse Education Grant Program. This two-year grant funding makes possible Ashland's "Undergraduate Nursing Expansion: Services Excellence and Clinical Faculty Joint Appointments" project in partnership with OhioHealth Mansfield and Shelby Hospitals. Read more >>  
  • The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) has awarded a $1.39 million grant to Florida International University Nicole Wertheim College of Nursing & Health Sciences to implement the Advanced Nursing Education Workforce program. This unique, two-year nursing education initiative will prepare advanced practice nurses to provide primary care in rural and underserved areas through academic and clinical training. Read more >> 
  • Dr. Jennifer Elder, a professor at the University of Florida (UF) College of Nursing, part of UF Health, has received an additional round of funding to continue to forge a much-needed bridge between patients who have autism and their families with professionals who can provide them with support and information. Dr. Elder received a Tier III Pipeline to Proposal award from the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) to build collaborations that further autism research for underserved families. Tier III awards fund the development of high-quality research proposals that can be submitted for PCORI funding. Read more >>

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