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AACN News Watch Weekly Edition

Published February 13, 2019

Weekly Digest

Dr. Ann Cary, Chair of the AACN Board of Directors, has published a guest editorial in the January-February 2019 issue of the Journal of Professional Nursing titled "AACN LEADS: What's in Your Leadership Tool Box for Volatile, Complex Times?". A self-described student of leadership, Dr. Cary reflects on her own journey and what she sees as the characteristics of successful academic nursing leaders, which include self-awareness, risk-taking, bridge-building, nimbleness, and courage. The editorial concludes with a nod to AACN LEADS, which provides a menu of leadership development programs for all members of the nursing school enterprise.

In the January/February 2019 issue of Oncology Nursing News, the mission and milestones reached by the End-of-life Nursing Education Consortium (ELNEC) are profiled in a cover story titled "Improving Palliative Care through Education." The writer details how ELNEC's training programs have had a far-reaching impact on improving palliative and end-of-life care for patients with cancer. ELNEC's leaders – Dr. Betty Ferrell and Rose Virani from the City of Hope in Duarte, CA and AACN's Pam Malloy – are all profiled in this piece.

AACN Celebrates 50 Years - A Look Back at 1991

mullane-v-2.pngSecretary of Health and Human Services Louis Sullivan is a guest speaker at the Fall Semiannual Meeting in October 1991. Dr. Sullivan spoke on "Affordable, Accessible Care for All Americans." He is shown here with Executive Director Polly Bednash (left), President Rita Carty (George Mason University), and Government Affairs Chair Clair Martin (far right, Emory University). Dr. Sullivan later headed The Sullivan Commission on Diversity in the Healthcare Workforce.

AACN Updates

AACN Announces 2019 Election Results >>

Don't Miss the Special Section on Leadership in the Latest Journal of Professional Nursing >>

Upcoming IPEC Webinar to Focus on Successful Academic-Clinical Partnerships >>

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The Social Pulse

Lauren Underwood: The Youngest Black Woman to Serve in Congress
On January 3, 2019 former AACN Intern Lauren Underwood was sworn into the 116th U.S. Congress as the youngest African American woman to serve in the United States House of Representatives. Learn more about Congresswoman Underwood's achievements and how nurses who aspire to pursue a career in politics can get involved here.

Advice for New Nurses? Try Kindness, Patience, and Lifelong Learning

Last year, Campaign for Action asked its Facebook followers one question: "If you could share one thing with the next generation of nurses, what would it be?" In short, the answers were: Be kind and careful, keep learning, and embrace technology. Read the full recap here.

Washington Weekly

Inside this edition of Washington Weekly: Reserve a seat for AACN's Student Policy Summit today and register for the free informational webinars; and HRSA is accepting applications for three Nursing Workforce Development Program funding opportunities.

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New Partnerships & Grant-funded Initiatives

  • Dr. Yolanda Ogbolu, assistant professor and director of the Office of Global Health at the University of Maryland School of Nursing, has been awarded a three-year, $683,000 Global Ideas for U.S. Solutions grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) to study disadvantaged communities in West Baltimore to understand the impact of social isolation on health. The study is one of six funded through RWJF's call for ideas from around the world to address social isolation and promote positive, healthy social connections, and well-being. Read more >>

  • Clemson University's School of Nursing and Prisma Health-Upstate are collaborating to increase and retain sexual assault nurse examiners (SANE) in seven Prisma Health emergency departments. The training program is funded by the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration. The three-year, $949,396 grant will support standard SANE training as well as extra training components developed by the project team. Read more >>

  • The Nicole Wertheim College of Nursing & Health Sciences and the Global Forensic and Justice Center at Florida International University will collaborate with rural health clinics and hospitals on a university-based program to nearly double Florida's number of SANE-certified nurses to aid sexual assault survivors in rural and underserved communities. The U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration awarded a $1.5 million grant to Dr. Tami Thomas, associate dean of research for the college, to launch the Advanced Nursing Education-Regionally Underserved Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (RUSANE) program. Read more >>

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