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AACN News Watch Weekly Edition

Published April 04, 2018

Weekly Digest

In MedPage Today—a daily guide for what's new and interesting on the Web for healthcare professionals—author Carina Ryder writes on "The Role of the Clinical Nurse Leader—How Can CNLs Help Lead Change in Healthcare?" Ms. Ryder points out how the 2011 National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine report, To Err is Human: Building a Safer Health System, called on the nursing profession to lead change in healthcare, and how nursing is well positioned to take on this responsibility, in part by supporting the Clinical Nurse Leader role.

The current issue of Vermont Business Magazine takes a look the nurse residency program at the University of Vermont Medical Center (UVM) in its article "UVM Medical Center Starts Nurse Residency Program." The program at UVM is based on the Vizient/AACN Nurse Residency Program and is open to all graduating nurses hired by UVM Medical Center with licensing from an accredited school.  "This program assures we'll provide a welcoming, evidence-based experience for those transitioning to the profession. We know that when nurse leaders and educators engage with and support new graduates, it increases satisfaction and retention," states Chief Nursing Officer Kate Fitzpatrick.

AACN Updates

Dr. David Garr Receives Bednash Lectureship Award at AACN Deans Annual Meeting >>

AACN Diversity Member Needs Survey Coming Soon >>

Interprofessional Student Hotspotting Learning Collaborative—Applications Accepted Until 4/26! >>

Leadership Development at AACNFaculty Vacancies

The Social Pulse Launches New Career-Focused Digital Guide for Aspiring Nurses invites you to explore its new digital guide, "Design Your Ideal Nursing Career," to get a better picture of your nursing career by mapping out your career plan. Plan your career as a future RN, get tips on conflict management, build your decision-making skills, and more, by exploring the guide here.

2018-20 ACE Internationalization Lab Offers Opportunity for Institutional Change

Colleges of nursing ready to transform their campus’ approach to providing global education can apply for ACE's Internationalization Laboratory. Institutions that join the Lab will build leadership teams to develop strategic plans that will focus campus attention on internationalization, with the goal of long-lasting institutional change. Selected participants will begin 20 months of work in August 2018. 

Washington Weekly

Hazel Johnson Brown

Inside this edition of Washington Weekly: Register now for the AACN and AAMC webinar on higher education reform and its impact on members; AACN and NLN send a letter to the Senate HELP Committee on higher education reform; and help AACN’s higher education policy efforts by taking the graduate student debt survey.


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Member News & Announcements

  • The College of New Rochelle School of Nursing & Healthcare Professions will mark its 40th anniversary during a special event on May 2, 2018, featuring Dr. Jean Watson, founder and director of the non-profit foundation Watson Caring Science Institute in Colorado, as keynote speaker. Read more >>


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