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AACN News Watch Weekly Edition

Published April 24, 2019

Rounds with Leadership: Galvanizing Support for Nursing Now USA


On April 9, AACN leaders and staff had the pleasure of joining with our colleagues at the National Press Club in Washington, DC to celebrate the launch of Nursing Now USA, which is part of a global effort to raise the profile and status of nurses worldwide. Led by the American Nurses Association, the U.S. Public Health Service, the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill School of Nursing, and the University of Washington School of Nursing, organizers of this new campaign are committed to educating consumers on how nurses impact their health and to ensuring that nurses are well-positioned to improve the health of all people.


Weekly Digest

In the March-April 2019 issue of Nursing Outlook, Dr. Mary Sue Gorski and Patricia Polansky with the Center to Champion Nursing in America published a new article on Accelerating Progress in Seamless Academic Progression. In this piece, the authors identify a number of strategies and tools that may be used to graduate more registered nurses with baccalaureate level education, including strengthening partnerships between community colleges and four-year colleges and universities, initiating statewide articulation models, and removing barriers to BSN program expansion, which includes addressing the faculty shortage. See also AACN's latest position statement on Academic Progression in Nursing.

In the April 2019 edition of Nurse Leader, Dr. Angela Prestia and Chelsea Platas present a new article on The Overcommitted Nurse Executive, which offers practical tips for improving impact and effectiveness for those serving in top leadership roles. The authors detail how "refining delegation skills and adopting an essentialist approach can provide the nurse executive with time to consider participating in those initiatives that yield the highest organizational rewards."

AACN Celebrates 50 Years - A Look Back at 1973

In January 1973, AACN opened its first headquarters in the Quality Inn-Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. One month later, Dr. Emily Holmquist is named AACN's first part-time Executive Director. For the previous 16 years, she had served with distinction as Dean at the Indiana University School of Nursing.  Dr. Holmquist remained as Executive Director until 1976.

See more historic photos on AACN's 50th Anniversary website

AACN Updates

Special Conference Discount Rate for AACN Members through May 12! 

Nomination Deadline Approaching for Several AACN Awards

Come Work at AACN! NursingCAS Seeks New Coordinator

A member of AACN's Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity Group, Dr. Coretta Jenerette from the University of South Carolina is redefining how simulation is used in PhD programs to prepare nursing students to address the social determinants of health and engage in team science.  Find out more about her groundbreaking work as a Josiah Macy Foundation Faculty Scholar by reading her latest online commentary.

Washington Weekly

Inside this edition of Washington Weekly: Take our Federal Student Loan Survey to help protect financial aid; the Departments of Defense and Education will work together to help military service members eliminate interest on student loans; and the current Administration's proposal to repeal the gainful employment rule is in its final stage.

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