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AACN News Watch Weekly Edition

Published August 07, 2019

Weekly Digest

On July 27, 2019, the Journal of Professional Nursing published a new in-press article by Dr. Rebecca Schnall from Columbia University titled National Institute of Health (NIH) funding patterns in Schools of Nursing: Who is funding nursing science research and who is conducting research at Schools of Nursing? Through an examination of NIH grants over the last 5 years, the author provides an overview of federally-funded research, which is useful to informing the research enterprise at schools of nursing. Dr. Schnall found that:

  • Nearly 50% of the National Institute for Nursing Research's extramural budget is awarded through grants to U.S. nursing schools.

  • NINR funds 80% of training grants that supports research-focused educational programs at schools of nursing.

  • Among the top 15 research-intensive nursing schools, awards to non-nurse investigators averaged 34.5% across 5 years.

Salute to our 50th Anniversary Sponsors:
AACN Thanks Our Member Schools and Partners for Their Generous Support 

Dr. Starck Receives AwardAACN Celebrates 50 Years - A Look Back at 1998

At the Fall Semiannual Meeting in October 1998, President Andrea Lindell (University of Cincinnati) presents Dr. Patricia Starck (University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston) with the prestigious Sister Bernadette Armiger Award. Dr. Starck served as Dean at the School of Nursing at UTHealth for 30 years and, during that time, she was an active member of AACN, including service as Board Member-at-Large. Her commitment to nursing and nursing education continues to this day, as she serves UTHealth as Senior Vice President for Interprofessional Education. 

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


AACN Updates

Geraldine "Polly" Bednash Named Living Legend by the Academy

Call for Abstracts Period Open for AACN's Winter Conferences

See Who's Speaking at this Year's Baccalaureate Education Conference

Social Pulse

A Worthwhile Profession: Nurses Share the Best Parts of their Jobs
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, nursing jobs are projected to increase by half a million by 2026. Many nurses share that the best part of their job is the fact that they could help save someone's life. Others especially enjoy the security of the thriving job market for nurses. Read this Business Insider story and discover why many choose careers in nursing. 

Johnson & Johnson Highlights 5 Nurses Making Waves in Healthcare Transformation
From socks that monitor heart failure to a tool that can predict developmental outcomes in newborns, nurses across the globe are developing innovative solutions that can drastically improve human health and preventative care. Learn more about five nurses who are making waves in healthcare transformation. 



Washington Weekly


Inside this edition of Washington Weekly: AACN's Guide to Advocacy: August 2019 Edition is now available to use while Members of Congress are back home in their states/districts connecting with constituents. AACN encourages its members to contact their legislators and continue to advocate for priorities that improve our nation's health care. 

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Special Thanks to Members and Partners for Supporting AACN's 50th Anniversary

Every week, AACN will showcase schools and organization who contributed to AACN 50th Anniversary Gala Program. To see a complete list of sponsors and to find out more about how your school can be featured in this special publication, click here





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