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AACN News Watch Weekly Edition

Published January 10, 2018


Weekly Digest

On January 7, the New York Times published a photo essay and article titled "Forget About the Stigma: Male Nurses Explain Why Nursing Is a Job of the Future for Men." In this article, correspondent Claire Cain Miller interviewed dozens of male nurses employed in a variety of nursing roles (including a Clinical Nurse Leader) about their motivations to enter the nursing profession and what drives their commitment to caregiving.

On January 5, the National Postdoctoral Association (NPA) released
Supporting the Needs of Postdocs, which was based on data contained in NPA's 2017 Institutional Policy Report. The new publication summarizes the results from a 2016 survey of 130 institutions that hire postdocs and hold NPA membership. The key recommendations are that institutions that hire postdocs should increase the staff and budget for their offices that handle postdoc affairs, provide higher compensation and equality in benefits, increase parental leave policies and family-friendly benefits, and implement more tracking of postdocs after they leave an institution.

AACN Updates

Introducing the Faculty Resource Network 

Can't Make it to the Doctoral Education Conference? Watch a Live Streamed Session

IPEC Launches its 2018 Webinar Series

CNL Summit Set for Anaheim, CA – Register Now!

Master's Education ConferenceFellowship-Opportunities

The Social Pulse

Inside the Nurse Residency Experience

In a new NursingCAS blog post,Tara O'Connor describes her work as a nurse resident in the ICU at the George Washington University Hospital. The NursingCAS Blog serves as an informational resource for students, applicants, and individuals interested in the nursing profession.

How One State is Restoring Public Health Nursing Workforce

Maine's public health nursing workforce will more than double in the coming months and take on expanded duties — such as responding to the opioid crisis— according to the commissioner of Maine's Department of Health and Human Services. See article for more details.

Washington Weekly

In this edition of Washington Weekly: AACN calls for all graduate nursing students to fill out the debt survey by February 15; the Senate held its second hearing on the nomination of Alex Azar for Secretary of Health and Human Services, and AACN collaborates with the National Institutes of Health (NIH) on the All of Us Research Program and will feature a table at AACN's Doctoral Education Conference.


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New Partnerships and Grant-funded Initiatives

  • The University of North Carolina at Greensboro's School of Nursing has received an almost $700,000 federal grant to prepare students in its graduate nurse practitioner program to work in rural areas. The grant is from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Health Resources and Services Administration. Read more >>

  • Phillips School of Nursing (PSON) at Mount Sinai Beth Israel has received a Nursing Workforce Diversity grant totaling approximately $800,000 from the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA).  The four-year HRSA grant will support the school's new Workforce Inclusion in Nursing (WIN) program to increase the enrollment, retention, and graduation of individuals from diverse backgrounds in its accelerated program. PSON has established a formal agreement with AACN to provide ongoing training and technical assistance for the WIN initiative. Read more >>

  • Saint Louis University (SLU) School of Nursing will receive $1.5 million in federal funds over the next four years to support disadvantaged students by providing them student mentors, faculty mentors, and pre-entry work experiences. The HRSA nursing workforce diversity grant will help SLU's School of Nursing increase the recruitment, enrollment, retention and graduation of students from disadvantaged backgrounds, especially for students who are African American or Hispanic/Latino. Read more >>

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