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AACN News Watch Weekly Edition

Published May 23, 2018

Rounds with Leadership: Rallying Support for Nursing EducationRounds-with-Leadership

Underlying all the recent recognition and celebrations held earlier this month in honor of National Nursing Week is a growing appreciation for the contributions nurses make in keeping patients healthy and saving lives. As the most trusted healthcare provider, nurses are the foundation of the U.S. healthcare system. Nurses serve as interpreters of complex information – often in a time of crisis – and are an integral part of the healthcare team. Across patient settings and in a variety of roles, registered nurses provide patients and their families with the information they need to keep themselves well and lead healthier lives. 



Weekly Digest

Below is a sampling of articles featured In the Journal of Professional Nursing's special issue on Leading in Academic Nursing (March-April 2018):

  • In "The Changing Face of Academic Nursing: Nurturing Diversity, Inclusivity, and Equity," two former AACN Board Chairs, Dr. Eileen Breslin with the University of Texas Health Science Center-San Antonio and Dr. Jane Kirschling with the University of Maryland, join with co-authors Dr. Kikanza Nuri-Robins and Dr. Jeffrey Ash to consider what it takes organizationally to start the ongoing journey towards cultural proficiency. This article captures collective experiences of nursing and higher education leaders in creating organizational cultures attentive to diversity, inclusivity, and equity in schools of nursing. 

  • In "Academic Nursing Leadership in a Rural Setting: Different Game, Same Standards" Dr. Mary E. Burman from the University of Wyoming and Dr. Nancy L. Fahrenwald from South Dakota State University explore the challenges and opportunities for rural academic leaders as they respond to calls for transforming the education of the future nursing workforce. Issues addressed include resources, recruitment and retention of faculty, clinical education and faculty practice, scholarship, and fundraising.

AACN Updates

AACN Survey on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Closes May 31 >>

Nomination Deadline Approaching for Several AACN Awards >>

Register for Tomorrow's Webinar: Promoting Health & Wellness Through Collaboration >>


The Social Pulse

APTR and CDC Announce Availability of Funding for Simulation Training Development in Undergraduate Nursing Education

The Association for Prevention Teaching and Research (APTR) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) plan to dedicate funding to the enhancement of resources for teaching immunization in undergraduate nursing programs. Public health and clinical health professions faculty are eligible to apply for this award of up to $12,000. Nursing faculty can learn more and apply for this funding opportunity here.

HRSA Announces Program Providing $40,000 in Loan Repayment Assistance to Nursing Faculty

The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) has announced the availability of funds for the 2018 Faculty Loan Repayment Program. The Faculty Loan Repayment Program provides individuals with the opportunity to receive loan repayment while serving as faculty members at accredited and eligible schools of nursing. Applicants must obtain all qualifying educational loans prior to the application deadline of June 28. Interested participants can learn more and apply here. 

Washington WeeklyWashington-Weekly

Inside this edition of Washington Weekly: An AACN Government Affairs Committee member testifies before Senate HELP on the healthcare workforce, and take action now to urge your legislator to cosponsor the Addiction Treatment Access Improvement Act.


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