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AACN News Watch Weekly Edition

Published March 21, 2018

Weekly Digest

In the January 2018 issue of the Journal of Nursing Scholarship, AACN's President and CEO Deborah Trautman joined with the director of the National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR) Patricia Grady to co-author an editorial titled "Building Sustainable Careers in Nursing Science: Scientific Innovations and Transdisciplinary Collaborations." Reflecting the theme of the 2017 National Nursing Research Roundtable (NNRR) co-hosted by AACN and NINR, this piece introduces a series of articles in the journal from presenters who participated in the NNRR meeting, including Dr. Antonia Villarruel from the University of Pennsylvania; Dr. Jacquelyn Taylor from Yale University; and Dr. Kathleen Hickey from Columbia University.

On March 13, author Eileen Williamson posted a new article on titled "11 Things to Know about New York's BSN-in-10 Law." In December 2017, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed legislation into law requiring future registered nurses graduating from associate degree or diploma nursing programs in the state to obtain a baccalaureate in nursing within 10 years of initial licensure. In this article, the author includes links to the legislation and discusses a variety of issues, including "grandfathering" and support for continuing your nursing education.

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The Social Pulse

Mark Your Calendar - Celebrate National Public Health Week: April 2-8

Nurses are consistently on the frontlines of keeping our nation healthy! Celebrate nurses by participating in National Public Health Week April 2-8, 2018. Join the conversation around public health by signing up for the National Public Health Week Twitter Chat on April 4, 2:00-3:00 pm (ET) with #NPHWchat.

Mobile Health Tools are Helping Nurses Optimize Patient Care

Over 80% of nurses and other healthcare professionals recognize that digital innovation is part of their long-term strategy for improving patient care. See Health Tech Magazine's article to learn how telehealth and mHealth tools are leading to better care. 

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Inside this edition of Washington Weekly: Nearly 400 AACN members are heading to Capitol Hill during AACN's Spring Advocacy Day on March 26; and the President introduced an initiative to address the opioid epidemic.

Additionally, more than 400 AACN member deans and students are registered for Capitol Hill Day visits on Monday, March 26 as part of the AACN Deans Annual Meeting and Student Policy Summit. AACN's online Advocacy Day Hill Day Hub toolkit provides everything you need to know for Hill meetings and advocacy activities.

Read AACN's Washington Weekly >>

Opportunities and Resources to Consider 

  • The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) is accepting applications and nominations for new members of its five advisory panels until 5 pm ET on Friday, March 30. 

  • The American Psychiatric Nurses Association (APNA) has announced a Call for Applications for the APNA Board of Directors Student Scholarship. This program both encourages students to join the psychiatric-mental health nursing profession and develops new leaders for the organization. Each year, nursing students are invited to apply (and faculty are invited to nominate one or more students from their school). 

  • The Helene Fuld Health Trust National Institute for Evidence-Based Practice in Nursing & Healthcare at The Ohio State University College of Nursing has announced a grant opportunity to stimulate and advance evidence-based practice (EBP) in nursing and healthcare across the United States. This grant will provide an opportunity for a DNP-prepared individual to lead an interprofessional team in conducting an evidence-based quality improvement project. Up to two proposals will be selected for funding. Grant awardees also will receive free conference registration to the 2019 EBP National Summit presented by the Fuld Institute.


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