Published August 15, 2018
In the August 9, 2018 issue of Health Leaders, senior nursing editor Jennifer Thew profiled AACN's new Nursing Voices, Nursing Votes campaign in an article titled "AACN Initiative Calls on Nurses to Vote." This bipartisan initiative was launched to encourage more nurses to actively engage in the upcoming elections. AACN Board Chair Ann Cary is quoted as saying that "participating in the electoral process is essential." She encouraged all academic nursing leaders to "embrace the role they play in advocating for the profession by educating students on the need to vote and impact healthcare policy."
In the August 10, 2018 issue of Scientific American, contributor Maya Miller published a new piece on "Effort to Diversify Medical Research Raises Thorny Questions of Race." The article centers on the work underway by the NIH's All of Us Research Program to gather data from more than a million people who are typically underrepresented in research studies. The author reports that "studies based on this diverse pool could help pave the way for precision medicine to become the new norm in health care." The work that Dr. Colleen Leners, AACN Director of Policy, is doing to advance the All of Us program is profiled in this article.
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The Social Pulse
Healthy People Curriculum Task Force Publishes Blog Tackling the Social Determinants of Health
The Healthy People Curriculum Task Force recently published a blog post urging educators to help health professions students cultivate the skills needed to function effectively in interprofessional teams. In addition, the blog highlights the importance of exploring the social determinants of health and prevention-focused strategies, which are vital in addressing community health issues. Read the blog post here.
Chamberlain University BSN Graduate Discusses Careers in Flight Nursing
Chamberlain College of Nursing recently interviewed BSN graduate Bee Robarge, who launched a career in flight nursing. Read the blog post to learn about what a typical day for a flight nurse entails, challenges within the specialty, and how you can best prepare for a career as a flight nurse.
Inside this edition of Washington Weekly: The Scientific American features AACN's role in the All of Us Research Program; National Health Center Week honors healthcare professionals, and the U.S. GAO reports on workforce diversity in NIH research.
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Opportunities & Resources to Consider
- The Interprofessional Education Collaborative (IPEC) is holding its faculty development institute focused on Advancing & Sustaining Your Program for Collaborative Practice on October 3-5, 2018 at the Sheraton Crescent Hotel in Phoenix, AZ. Advanced faculty teams are invited to attend and work together to enhance actionable plans for implementing projects that further interprofessional curricula, clinical training and population health experiences, and student assessment.
- The National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR) Graduate Partnerships Program (GPP) is now accepting applications for it's doctoral fellowship training program. The goal of the program is to encourage and support the training of nursing doctoral students who are motivated to undertake careers in basic or clinical research. The NINR GPP is open to doctoral (PhD) students currently enrolled in a school of nursing who are citizens or permanent residents of the U.S. Applications are due no later than 11:59 pm (ET) on December 3, 2018.
- The American Cancer Society annual application for the Graduate Scholarship in Cancer Nursing Practice is now open. This award supports the training of advanced practice nurses to specialize in oncology. Students pursuing a master's degree in cancer nursing or doctorate of nursing practice (DNP) are eligible to apply. Awards may be for 2 years, with a stipend of $10,000 per year. Applications are due November 1, 2018.
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