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AACN News Watch Weekly Edition

Published March 06, 2019

Weekly Digest

On March 1, the National Academy of Medicine (NAM) announced the formation of a new expert committee to direct a consensus study on The Future of Nursing 2020-2030. Building on the groundbreaking Future of Nursing report released in 2011, this new initiative will extend the vision for the nursing profession into 2030 and chart a path for nurses to help our nation create a culture of health, reduce health disparities, and improve the health and well-being of the U.S. population. The Committee's first public session is scheduled for March 20 from 1:30-4:00 pm (ET) at NAM in Washington, DC. Those interested may attend in person or online.

In the March 2019 Journal of Nursing Administration, Dr. Claire Seguin, the Associate Chief Quality Officer at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, published the result of a new study titled "A Survey of Nurse Leaders to Explore the Relationship Between Grit and Measures of Success and Well-being." The focus of AACN's last summer seminar, "grit" is a personality trait defined as perseverance and passion for long-term goals, particularly in the face of challenges or failure. The results of a survey of members of the American Organization of Nurse Executives show that higher levels of grit are associated with an increased sense of personal accomplishment and reduced feelings of burnout. The data also suggest that nurse leaders with grit are lifelong learners and pursue advanced degrees throughout their careers.

AACN Celebrates 50 Years - A Look Back at 1978

Following her retirement as dean at the University of Maryland, Dr. Marion Murphy assumes the position of AACN Executive Director on September 1, 1978. Among Dr. Murphy's achievements at AACN was spearheading the launch of the institutional data system (IDS), which to this day continues to be a vital source of information for membership and beyond. Dr. Murphy served as Executive Director until her retirement in 1983.

AACN Updates

Congresswoman Lauren Underwood to Speak at Deans Annual Meeting >>

Don't Miss This Week's AACN Webinars on Leadership >>

Apply Now for an All of Us Research Program Mini-Grant Award >>


The Social Pulse

Explore Opportunities in Nursing at the 2019 GNSA Virtual Career Fair


Offered exclusively to Graduate Nursing Student Academy (GNSA) members, the Virtual Career Fair gives graduate nursing students the opportunity to connect with leading employers nationwide at the most convenient time for them. Between 8:00 am – 5:00 pm on today, March 6 and tomorrow, March 7, students will have the opportunity to chat directly with staff from various nurse employers and establish important connections with leadership from organizations like Cleveland Clinic, MedStar Health, and more. The GNSA Virtual Career Fair is happening now! Students are encouraged to register, and faculty and deans are encouraged to share this opportunity with their graduate nursing students. 

Submit a Reflection for the 2019 Humanism in Healthcare Essay Contest
The Arnold P. Gold Foundation invites nursing students to submit their reflections to the 2019 Hope Babette Tang Humanism in Healthcare Essay Contest. Winners receive an award of up to $1,000. First-, second-, and third-place nursing and medical student essays will be published in and The Journal of Professional Nursing and Academic Medicine, the journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges. The application deadline is March 15.

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Washington Weekly

UCSD-HPOpartners.png?r=1550672466884Inside this edition of Washington Weekly: The 116th Congress explores healthcare priorities during The Atlantic event; Learn how to maximize your Student Policy Summit experience in our upcoming webinar; and use "Hill Day Hub" as your go-to resource during AACN's 2019 Spring Advocacy Day.

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Member News & Announcements

  • The Health Innovation Technology and Simulation Program in the University of Tennessee's (UT) College of Nursing received full accreditation in research and teaching from the Society for Simulation in Healthcare. The UT College of Nursing is the first-ever standalone nursing program to be accredited in both teaching and research. Read more >>

  • University of Kentucky College of Nursing Professor and Assistant Dean of MSN and DNP Program Studies Carol Thompson was designated a Master of Critical Care Medicine (MCCM) by the Council of the Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM) at their 48th Critical Care Congress in February. As the first acute care nurse practitioner and the second nurse to be president of SCCM, Dr. Thompson has made extraordinary contributions to advance acute care nurse practitioner education, clinical practice, and scholarship. She is the second nurse with the MCCM designation. Read more >>

  • To increase the number of nurses in leadership and management positions, the University of Buffalo School of Nursing has launched the Advanced Certificate in Nursing Leadership in partnership with the School of Management. The new online, part-time program will help nurses develop the leadership, business, and executive skills necessary to promote, innovate, change, and shape the evolving health care environment. Read more >>

  • Arizona State University College of Nursing and Health Innovation Professor Rebecca Lee has been awarded a prestigious Fulbright Scholar Grant. This is the second Fulbright grant awarded to Dr. Lee, who will travel to Mexico to build on her previous research on obesity and Type 2 diabetes, a major problem in that country. She will work with colleagues from the National Institute of Public Health of Mexico. Read more >>


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