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AACN News Watch Weekly Edition

Published June 06, 2018

Weekly Digest

In the latest issue of the Online Journal of Issues in Nursing (published May 31), "Advancing Scholarship through Translational Research: The Role of PhD and DNP Prepared Nurses" is explored in a new article written by AACN President and CEO Deborah Trautman, University of Maryland School of Nursing Faculty Shannon Idzik and Margaret Hammersla, and AACN Chief Communications Officer Robert Rosseter. The authors explore the different yet complementary roles that PhD- and DNP-prepared nurses make to the scholarship of discovery. The impact of translational research, implementation science, and improvement science on the quality of healthcare is explored, along with the possibilities presented by big data. 

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The Social Pulse

Dean of Kent State University Speaks on Navigating the Road to a Career in Academic Nursing

Dr. Barbara Broome, a first-generation college student, did not always dream of becoming a nurse. Secure in a stable job, she was content in her career trajectory until organizational downsizing forced her to consider new opportunities. Drawn to nursing initially because of its job security, Dr. Broome thought a career in nursing could be something she loved. Dr. Broome, who now serves as the Dean of Kent State University's College of Nursing, has been part of the profession ever since. See her story here.  

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Washington Weekly

Inside this edition of Washington Weekly: AACN provides comments on the opioid crisis at an HHS task force meeting; NINR explores "smart health" in precision health symposium; and HHS and Department of Education Secretaries testify this week.


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Member News & Announcements

  • Dr. Bernadette Melnyk, vice president for health promotion and dean of the College of Nursing at The Ohio State University, was honored for extraordinary contributions to critical care and the mission and vision of the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses with the 2018 AACN Pioneering Spirit Award. This award recognizes significant contributions that influence high-acuity and critical care nursing. The presentation occurred during the 2018 National Teaching Institute & Critical Care Exposition. Read more >>

  • The University of Maryland School of Nursing received a $10 million gift from Bill and Joanne Conway for student scholarships. The donation, through the Bedford Falls Foundation, is the school's largest to date and will aid nearly 350 students over five years and help address the state's nursing workforce shortage. Read more >>

  • The George Washington University School of Nursing recently outlined a plan to raise its research profile and institute a "students-first" program. The university's focus on collaborating and student input is the first step toward advancing their research goals within the next three years. Read more >>


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