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AACN News Watch Weekly Edition

Published February 20, 2019

Weekly Digest

In the January-February 2019 issue of the Journal of Professional Nursing, AACN’s official scholarly publication, the following articles are featured among the submissions:
Drs. Jeanne-Marie Stacciarini and Anna McDaniel from the University of Florida College of Nursing discuss their efforts to prepare future leaders of the profession in an article titled “EMBRACE: Developing an Inclusive Leadership Program with and for Undergraduate Nursing Students.” Designed to sustain diversity and inclusive excellence, components of the EMBRACE framework include education, faculty mentoring, social connections, and emotional intelligence.
A research team from Saint Louis University and Missouri Baptist Hospital explore nursing student transition into practice in an article titled “Experiences of Master's Prepared Clinical Nurse Leaders at Three Years Post-Graduation.” The authors found that students were satisfied with their educational experiences, yet faced bullying in the workplace and anxiety about student debt after making the transition to practice.


AACN Celebrates 50 Years - A Look Back at 1984

Lewis-JPNAACN celebrates the launch of its new publication, the Journal of Professional Nursing, with an open house on December 6, 1984. The celebration, held at the association's new headquarters at Dupont Circle in Washington, DC, was attended by over 80 people, including Dr. Eloise "Patty" Lewis (center), the first editor of the journal. Dr. Lewis was a very active AACN member and served as AACN president from 1976-1978. She was the founding dean of the School of Nursing at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.


AACN Updates

Grow Your Applicant Pool with NursingCAS 

ELNEC Celebrates 20 Years of Advancing Excellence in Palliative Nursing 

CDC Funding Opportunity: Create Courses for Public Health Professionals

BONUS Conference       Upcoming Webinar - Developing the Leader Within

The Social Pulse

Nursing Students Learn How to Handle Death
Most nursing school curriculums often go light on one of life's universal experiences – dying. One school, however, is taking steps to educate nurses on addressing end-of-life care. Learn about this school's initiative in NPR's recent article.

Camden Coalition Explores the Importance of Hope
The Camden Coalition's Camden Delivers Program is designed to provide intensive community-based care management to women with complex health and social needs. See how one of the New Jersey-based Coalition's maternal health nurses provides hope by listening closely to the mothers and encouraging them to keep trying and striving for their goals. 

Washington Weekly

AACN partnered with the National Institutes of Health to award $215,000 in grants to 17 nursing schools across the country. The schools received funding through the AACN Mini-Grants Awards Program to raise awareness of the  All of Us Research Program with the end goal of increasing participation of underrepresented communities in biomedical research. This story map showcases the great impact these grants have had in our communities. 

Opportunities and Resources to Consider

  • The Interprofessional Education Collaborative (IPEC) and the U.S. Public Health Service have extended the application deadline for the 2019 Public Health Excellence in Interprofessional Education (IPE) Collaborative Award to March 1. The award is presented annually to interprofessional health education teams that have significantly impacted the community through multidisciplinary collaboration on a program geared toward improving health knowledge, awareness, and behavior. One overall national awardee will be selected and receive their award at the June 13-14, 2019 IPEC Council Meeting in Washington, DC. The winning team also will receive a $2,000 stipend. 

  • Encourage your students to register for the GNSA Virtual Career Fair on March 6 and 7. This event is free for graduate nursing students at AACN member schools and allows students to chat directly with staff from various nurse employers and establish important connections. The career fair is virtual, so even if your students are busy with class, they can join from anywhere at the most convenient time for them. 

  • Join nationally recognized leaders at the 2019 Nursing Knowledge Big Data Science Conference, June 5-7 in Minneapolis, MN. The conference, hosted by the University of Minnesota’s Center for Nursing Informatics, is open to all who have an interest in advancing the alignment and use of health data for improved health outcomes and research and brings together policy and thought leaders in health care, government, the private sector, education, and advocacy organizations. Engage in advancing a national action plan to ensure that nursing data are captured and available in sharable, comparable formats for clinicians, administrators, researchers, policymakers and others to improve health outcomes.



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