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AACN News Watch Weekly Edition

Published October 17, 2018

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Weekly Digest

In the October 2018 Journal of Nursing Education, Dr. Teri Murray, AACN Board Treasurer and dean of the Saint Louis University School of Nursing, published a new editorial titled "Nursing Education: Our Iceberg is Melting." In this piece, the author considers how emerging and interactive technologies have the power to transform how we typically prepare registered nurses for practice.  Dr. Murray concludes: "We have known for some time there are unsustainable practices and common challenges across all levels of nursing education programs. Have we been ignoring the iceberg? If we continue to educate as we have done in the past, we will continue to struggle with the all too familiar infrastructure challenges of faculty shortages, classroom space, clinical sites, and resources."

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The Social Pulse

Winner Announced for National Video Contest Sponsored by RWJF
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) It Takes A Nurse community has named Stefan Torres, BSN, RN, CEN, at Swedish Medical Center's Edmonds, Washington campus, as the winner of its national 2018 Nurses Week Video Challenge. Stefan's entry depicted how he uses his nursing training to produce educational videos that inspire healthy living. Learn more about Stefan's story in the new video from the RWJF.

Know Your Dose Game Tests Knowledge of Safe Acetaminophen Use
Nurses often educate patients on safe acetaminophen use. A new @KnowYourDose game can teach patients about the daily safe use of acetaminophen and the care they need to take when dosing. Patients can access the game here. Spread the word on social media by tweeting the game with hashtag #KYDGame 

Washington Weekly


Inside this edition of Washington Weekly: Student Policy Summit 2019 registration opens next week; the GAO recommends better information on the Public Service Loan Forgiveness program; and Dr. Buerhaus presents report on NPs as a solution to primary care crisis.

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Opportunities and Resources to Consider

  • The NIDA Blending Initiative: Moving Science from Research to Practice will award up to $10,000 for a project grant for a graduate student (master's, doctoral, or post-doctoral) from an accredited program at an AACN member school. This grant is intended to support projects that contribute to a student's knowledge of Substance Use Disorder (SUD) and advance research, dissemination, and adoption of evidence-based SUD treatment. Proposals are due October 30, 2018. Read more >>

  • The Interprofessional Education Collaborative (IPEC) has announced a new initiative providing deans, senior academic administrators, and academic champions across the health professions with the opportunity for professional enrichment in the area of interprofessional leadership and engagement. Facilitated by faculty from the Academy for Academic Leadership, the IPEC Interprofessional Leadership Development Program will be held February 6-8, 2019 in Washington, DC. Read more >>
  • Application for the Public Health Informatics Fellowship Program Class of 2019 is now open. Fellows in this 2-year program serve as data detectives—they help CDC, other federal agencies, state and local health departments, and international public health organizations investigate and solve complex public health informatics challenges. They apply expertise in information science, computer science, and information technology to address current and future informatics needs. Click the link above for full application information. The deadline to apply is November 5.

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