Skip to main content

AACN News Watch Weekly Edition

Published October 10, 2018

News Watch Banner

Weekly Digest

Dr. Diana Mason and her colleagues published findings from an original research study in the October 2018 issue of the American Journal of Nursing titled "Journalists' Experiences with Using Nurses as Sources in Health News Stories." In a 2018 replication of the 1997 Woodhull Study on Nursing and the Media, nurses were identified as sources in only 2% of health news stories, showing no improvement in 20 years. The authors interviewed health journalists across a spectrum of media to better understand their perceptions of the barriers and facilitators to using nurses as sources in news stories.

In the October 2018 issue of the Journal of Nursing Administration, Cynthia Sweeney, Executive Director of the DAISY Foundation, published a new article on "Compassion: A Critical Link in Extraordinary Care for Patients and Families." The author explores the importance of recognizing compassion in healthcare delivery, which is the driving force behind the DAISY Award for exceptional nursing care. Find out more about the DAISY Awards for nursing students and faculty on the foundation's website.

AACN Updates

Updated Call for Nominations for Board of Directors and Nominating Committee >>

U.S. Department of Education Affirms CCNE Effective Date Policy >>

Three-Part Webinar Series on Medical Marijuana Guidelines Begins in November >>

The Social Pulse

AACN-TV Spotlight: University of Wyoming
"Our DNP program is very committed to helping our students be experts in health behavior change from tobacco cessation or weight loss to managing a chronic condition," says Ann Marie Hart, Professor and Director of the University of Wyoming DNP Program. Learn more about nursing programs at the University of Wyoming and explore AACN-TV to see the latest innovations underway at schools of nursing nationwide!

AEI to Host Event Presenting Research on Nurse Practitioners and America's Primary Care Shortage
A new report suggests that reevaluating restrictions on nurse practitioners can help Americans gain greater access to primary care. Join AEI for a presentation of this research and a discussion on the implications of the findings. Participants are also encouraged to join the conversation on social media by tagging @AEI on Twitter and Facebook. The event also will be streamed live on the AEI website here


Washington Weekly

In this edition of Washington Weekly: CMS expands participation in Medicare coverage policies to nurses and other healthcare professionals; the deadline to submit All of Us Research Program Mini-Grant applications is October 15; and AACN highlights a resource available in every U.S. State and territory to help communities address the opioid crisis. 

Read AACN's Washington Weekly >>


New Partnerships and Grant-funded Initiatives

  • The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, College of Nursing has received a four-year, $2.6 million grant from the Health Resources and Services Administration for Dr. Sandra Mixer's project "Transforming RN Roles in Community-Based Integrated Primary Care through Academic Practice Partnership." The project supports the expansion of the academic practice partnership between the College of Nursing and Cherokee Health Systems, a nonprofit organization that provides primary care, behavioral health, and addiction services to more than 70,000 people throughout Tennessee. The College also has received a four-year, $1.5 million grant from the National Institute of Nursing Research for Dr. Lisa Lindley's project "Effectiveness of Concurrent Care to Improve Pediatric and Family Outcomes at End of Life." The study will investigate the impact of concurrent hospice care compared to standard hospice care in improving continuity and quality of pediatric end of life. Read more >>

  • Rush University College of Nursing (IL) has been awarded a three-year, R01 grant from the National Institute on Aging, totaling $1,534,091. The Dementia Caregiver Chronic Grief Management: A Live Online Video Intervention was designed for dementia caregivers who placed family members in long-term care to be delivered using an online platform and iPads. The study, led by Dr. Olimpia Paun, aims to decrease dementia caregivers' chronic grief, depressive and anxiety symptoms, and to improve their positive states of mind, improve satisfaction with care post-placement, and attenuate caregivers' conflict with facility staff. Read more >> 

  • Managing multiple chronic conditions, studying social determinants of health, and providing community-driven care will be pillars of the new PROMOTE research center to be launched at the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing (MD). Funded through a National Institutes of Health P30 grant, the center will advance science in supporting patients with multiple chronic conditions and provide an opportunity for researchers to drive culture change and develop sustainable healthcare initiatives through innovative research design. Read more >>

  • Dr. Joyce Anastasi, professor at New York University Rory Meyers College of Nursing, was awarded a five-year, $3.5 million grant by the National Institutes of Health to study whether stimulating acupuncture points can help manage HIV-related neuropathic pain.

  • Nurses from Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing at Case Western Reserve University (OH) are members of a team that has received a four-year, $3 million grant from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute to extend traditional HIV treatment protocols to improve the cardiovascular health of people living with HIV. The project is a joint effort of the School of Medicine and School of Nursing at Case Western Reserve University, and Duke University School of Medicine. Read more>>

Related Articles