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AACN News Watch Weekly Edition

Published March 28, 2018

Rounds with Leadership: Surveying the Landscape of Higher EducationRounds-with-Leadership

As academic nursing leaders, we often are called to survey the landscape of higher education to better understand who we teach, what we teach, and how we prepare those entrusted to teach. Earlier this month, The Chronicle of Higher Education released the 2018 Trends Reportwhich outlines 10 key shifts in higher education and offers case studies, analysis, and ideas to help college leaders stay informed. 



Weekly Digest

As part of the Council of Independent Colleges' (CIC) initiative titled Securing America's Future, more than 500 higher education leaders came together over the past two years to explore key trends in higher education and society, the pressures that individual colleges and universities face, and potential solutions that can be pursued by their institutions. Based on these robust discussions, a new report titled Innovation and the Independent College: Examples from the Sector has just been released, featuring hundreds of mission-driven innovations undertaken by schools nationwide, including efforts to improve the quality and efficacy of education.  Several nursing schools contributed examples, including Tusculum College, Goshen College, Eastern Mennonite University, and Reinhardt University.

In the 2018 Best Graduate Schools edition of U.S. News and World Report, reporter Farran Powell published an article on More Nursing Disciplines Require a Master's or Doctoral Degree. AACN's Chief Academic Officer Joan Stanley is featured and discusses the move to the Doctor of Nursing Practice degree as the desired preparation for advanced nursing practice roles. Dean Pamela Jeffries from The George Washington University School of Nursing is also featured in this piece.


AACN UpdatesCall for Award Nominations

Dr. Ann Cary Appointed as Chair of the AACN Board of Directors >>

AACN Members Approve Position Statement on Defining Scholarship for Academic Nursing >>

AACN Partners with JOOL Health to Facilitate Wellness Initiatives >>

CDC Survey Coming Soon to AACN Deans >>

The Social Pulse

Clinician Well-Being Knowledge Hub Launched to Prevent Clinician Burnout

The National Academy of Medicine has launched a comprehensive library of resources to address clinician burnout. The resource, called the Clinician Well-Being Knowledge Hub, is the first of its kind and is home to peer-reviewed research, personal stories, toolkits, presentations, blog posts, and other resources to help clinicians thrive.

AACN-TV Spotlight: University of Wyoming, Fay W. Whitney School of Nursing

"I learn from professors who implement what they're teaching every single day with their own patients," Jenna Vallee, DNP student. Learn more about the nursing programs at the University of Wyoming and explore AACN-TV to see the latest innovations underway at schools of nursing nationwide!  


Washington WeeklyWashington-Weekly

Inside this edition of Washington Weekly: AACN had record attendance on Capitol Hill during Spring Advocacy Day; and Robert R. Redfield, MD, is appointed CDC Director.


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