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AACN News Watch Weekly Edition

Published May 30, 2018

Weekly Digest

Below are two articles featured in the Journal of Professional Nursing's special issue on Leading in Academic Nursing (March-April 2018): 

In "A New Funding Model for Nursing Education through Business Development Initiatives," Drs. Marion Broome, David Bowersox, and Michael Relf from the Duke University School of Nursing profile the school's Business Development Initiative (BDI) that provides additional revenue to help meet the financial needs of its programs while nurturing the entrepreneurial spirit of faculty and staff. This BDI serves as a model that can be adapted by other schools seeking to support education, research, and professional development initiatives without relying solely on tuition, tax dollars, endowments, and/or grants.

Harvard educator and business consultant Clay Christensen suggests that higher education is the next industry to face massive disruption, a radical change that fosters a new way of doing business, caused by technology and social change. Through the lens of academic nursing, Dr. Sarah Thompson from the University of Colorado and Dr. Karen Miller from the University of Kansas contemplate "Disruptive Trends in Higher Education: Leadership Skills for Successful Leaders" in their latest journal article.

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The Social Pulse

George Washington University School of Nursing Releases Report Highlighting the Absence of Nurses in Media 

Charting Nursing's Future's Nicole Fauteux explores findings in a new report released by the Center for Health Policy and Media Engagement at the George Washington University School of Nursing. The report finds that nurses are rarely identified as sources in news stories focused on health and health care

Charting Nursing's Future Provides Tips for Nurse Executives to Help Close the Nursing Expertise Gap

Long-held fears about a coming nursing shortage have shifted from a focus on numbers to a concern about experienceCharting Nursing's Future shares tips from Dr. Peter Buerhaus on what chief nursing officers and other nurse executives can do to stop the loss of knowledge (e.g., implement succession planning and bring new and experienced nurses together to encourage the transfer of knowledge from one generation to the next).


Washington Weekly


Inside this edition of Washington Weekly: The VA's new rule authorizes its healthcare providers to practice telehealth across state lines; Congress sets funding allocations for Fiscal Year 2019; a National Academies' report analyzes graduate STEM education; and AACN provides tools for advocating in your district and state.

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AACN Award Opportunities

Nominations Due This Friday!

AACN members are encouraged to nominate their school, colleagues, and peers for AACN Awards that recognize excellence in nursing education. 

The nomination deadline for several awards is this Friday, June 1, including:


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