In the September/October 2019 issue of AACN's scholarly publication, the Journal of Professional Nursing, the following articles are featured among the current contributions:
In the article Mentoring in Research-focused Doctoral Nursing Programs and Student Perceptions of Career Readiness in the United States, a team of researchers from Johns Hopkins University, Columbia University, University of Pittsburgh, Towson University, and Harvard Medical School conducted a nationwide survey of PhD students to assess the contributions of mentoring to doctoral nursing student success. The researchers underscore the need for faculty-to-doctoral student ratios that optimize advising and mentoring in addition to encouraging schools to provide mentoring guidelines and training for faculty.
Nurses need governance knowledge and competencies to effectively serve on boards and influence organizational policies that will improve care outcomes and promote health. In the article Governance Education for Nurses: Preparing Nurses for the Future, faculty from the University of Massachusetts-Boston, University of Virginia, and University of Kentucky describe strategies for incorporating governance competencies into nursing curricula across all education levels.
AACN Celebrates 50 Years - A Look Back at 1993
Executive Director Polly Bednash (left) attends a reception at the office of Secretary of Health and Human Services Donna Shalala as the Secretary (seated) signs the administrative order giving official public notice of the creation of the National Institute of Nursing Research. In attendance with Dr. Bednash are ANA Interim Director Linda Shinn, AAN Executive Director Janet Heinrich, and NINR Director Ada Sue Hinshaw.
See more historic photos on AACN's 50th Anniversary website.
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