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AACN News Watch Weekly Edition

Published August 01, 2018

Weekly Digest

In the July-August 2018 issue of the Journal of Professional Nursing, Dr. Greer Glazer and her colleagues from the University of Cincinnati consider academia's role in reducing racial and ethnic health disparities in an article titled "Increasing Healthcare Workforce Diversity: Urban Universities as Catalysts for Change." In this article, the authors describe a multifaceted initiative implemented by the Academic Health Center at the University of Cincinnati to influence workforce diversity through their recruitment, admissions, and student support practices, and by partnering with community groups to improve the pipeline of underrepresented students pursuing health careers.

On July 26, 2018, the International Centre on Nurse Migration released a Policy Brief on Nurse Retention, which focuses on identifying effective policies for keeping nurses in practice. Written by Professor James Buchan with the WHO Collaborating Centre at the University of Technology in Sydney, Australia, the new report looks at why improving nurse retention impacts healthcare costs, productivity, care quality, and workload. The author also focuses on developing a framework approach for policy interventions aimed at improving nurse retention.

AACN Updates

AACN Announces Online Interprofessional Module on Foodborne Outbreak  >>

Constituents Elect New CCNE Board and Nominating Committee Members >>

Save the Dates for Future AACN Webinars >>

CCNE Publishes New Installment of its 20th Anniversary Editorial Series >>

The Social Pulse

Charting Nursing's Future Highlights Nurses' Role in Transportation Industry
Charting Nursing's Future recently published a special issue on the beneficial impact nurses have on America's commercial truckers and the safety of U.S. roads. One article titled "Nurse Practitioners Help Truckers Keep on Trucking" discusses ways many nurses are keeping the roads safe by becoming certified as medical examiners by the Department of Transportation. Another article titled "Nurse Practitioners Help Keep the Roads Safe: Why Not the Rails and Skies?" suggests that the time has come to update policies on nurses' authority to independently assess the physical fitness of pilots and railway engineers.
Flipped Classroom Approach Considered Effective in Improving Performance Outcomes Among Nursing School Students
A number of studies referenced in a recent Journal of Nusing Education article indicate that a flipped classroom approach may improve engagement among nursing students in class leading to improve performance outcomes. This is attributed to deeper levels of engagement among students when compared to that of a traditional lecture. Read the full article here. 

Faculty Vacancy PositionsLinking to Improve Nursing Knowledge

Washington Weekly

AACN's Guide to Advocacy: August 2018 Edition is now available to use while Members of Congress are back home in their states/districts connecting with constituents. AACN encourages its members to contact their legislators and continue to advocate for priorities that improve our nation's health care.

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Member News and Announcements 

  • A new University of Nebraska facility will give students access to improved healthcare while providing its nursing program a world-class learning and research space with capacity for future growth. Half of the new facility houses the University of Nebraska–Lincoln Health Center, while the other half is home to the University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Nursing Lincoln Division. The university celebrated its completion with a grand opening ceremony July 10. Read more >>

  • Montclair State University School of Nursing (NJ) has received a donation of $57,000 from the Hackensack Meridian Health Mountainside Medical Center to fund scholarships for its RN-BSN program. The Center's donation is part of its ongoing commitment to patient-focused, community-oriented excellence. Read more >>

  • The Johns Hopkins School of Nursing's (JHSON) innovative CAPABLE program will be implemented by Habitat for Humanity in six new areas across the United States. Short for Community Aging in Place—Advancing Better Living for Elders, CAPABLE was co-developed by JHSON endowed professor for health equity and social justice Dr. Sarah L. Szanton and colleagues to support aging-in-place services for low-income older adults. Through the new partnership, JHSON and Habitat will work together to expand Habitat's work of improving the overall condition of homes to include collaborating with health professionals to address the home's usability and safety and the health of its owner—cornerstones of the CAPABLE program. Read more >>

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