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AACN News Watch Weekly Edition

Published January 02, 2019

Weekly Digest

In the November-December 2018 issue of the Journal of Professional Nursing, AACN's official scholarly publication, the following articles are featured:

In the article titled "Promoting DNP-PhD Collaboration in Doctoral Education: Forming a DNP Project Team," faculty from the Rush University College of Nursing discuss the benefits of forming DNP project teams composed of both DNP and PhD faculty, which include promoting collaboration, addressing the need for educating the large number of DNP students, and fostering scholarly formation.

In the article on "Transforming Nursing Curricula for a Global Community," faculty with the Columbia University School of Nursing share how they developed and implemented a vibrant approach to curriculum transformation that included a new didactic course and a program of global clinical experiences to expand student learning in global health.

AACN's Pamela Malloy, director of the End-of-Life Nursing Education Consortium (ELNEC), joined with her colleagues from the City of Hope and fellow ELNEC trainers to publish a new piece on "A Framework for Integrating Oncology Palliative Care in Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Education."

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The Social Pulse

NACCHO to Host Webinar on Public Health Implications of the All of Us Research Program

The National Association of County Health Officials (NACCHO) will host a webinar on Wednesday, January 23 at 12:00 pm ET about the All of Us Research Program. This webinar aims to inform public health practitioners about precision medicine and their implications for public health. View a message from Dr. Dara Richardson-Heron, Chief Engagement Officer and Scientific Executive forAll of Us Research to learn how All of Us

 aims to improve healthcare for all, and why you should #joinallofus

Washington Weekly

Washington WeeklyInside this edition of Washington Weekly: Happy New Year! This infographic highlights our major government affairs and policy achievements of 2018. We look forward to working with you all throughout the coming year.

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Member News & Announcements

  • The University of Rochester (UR) School of Nursing (NY) has a new program to cover the full cost of tuition for UR employees pursuing higher degrees in four specific nursing programs: RN to BSN, Clinical Nurse Leader, Nursing Education, and Health Care Management Organization and Leadership. Scholarships and grants are only applicable to courses taken at the School of Nursing. Read more >> 

  • Three Kean University (NJ) nursing faculty members have created a new nursing education model being introduced across the nation. Lecturers Chrysanthe Patestos and Donette Walker and School of Nursing Executive Director Prisca Anuforo launched the Integrative Student Growth Model, a student-centric model that builds on the individual strengths of each student in a holistic, inclusive and interconnected way. The faculty presented their research at AACN's Baccalaureate Education Conference in November and won the 2018 Excellence in Scholarship Award. Read more >> 

  • Binghamton University's Decker School of Nursing (NY) will make several of its most sought-after undergraduate and graduate nursing programs more convenient when transitioning to an online format in the coming months. The School already offers online education for a few programs, primarily in a hybrid format (part classroom, part online). However, this transition marks a change to offering fully online options for select degree-granting programs. Read more >>

Submit Your News to AACN!

AACN Members and related stakeholders are encouraged to submit articles of interest, research awards and opportunities, member school announcements, new partnerships or grant-funded initiatives, and resources to AACN for inclusion in the newsletter, according to the following guidelines

Each section will be limited to one article per member school. If more than one is submitted, AACN staff will determine which will be published. We do not advertise university awards and events, continuing education programs, products for sale and other items that may imply endorsement or support one member school over another.

Submissions must be received by Monday at 12:00 pm (EST) in order to appear in that week's featured section. Send your article via email to Bill O'Connor, AACN's Director of Publications at


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