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AACN News Watch Weekly Edition

Published October 30, 2019

Weekly Digest

Dr. Patricia Morton's editorial in the September-October 2019 issue of the Journal of Professional Nursing focuses on Economic Trends in Higher Education. Institutional leaders are confronting enormous pressures resulting from cuts in state and federal funding, mandates from stakeholders for proof of return on their investment, and demands for graduates to be workforce ready. Dr. Morton examines the key issues and offers actions that can be taken by nurse educators.

In the November-December 2019 issue of Nurse Educator, the journal features an expanded section on Teaching Tips for faculty in undergraduate and graduate nursing programs.  The mini-articles featured in this section focus on interactive learning strategies, online mentoring, engagement tools in the online classroom, and teaching students with simulation, among others.  One tip, titled Bringing DAISY to a School of Nursing, focuses on one school's approach to implementing The DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nursing Faculty and Students in response to AACN's National Call for Nurse Faculty Recognition.   

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

AACN Celebrates 50 Years - A Look Back at 2013

President Jane Kirschling (standing far left, University of Maryland), CEO Polly Bednash (standing far right), and Director Marta Okoniewski (seated far left) pose with members of the inaugural Leadership Council of the Graduate Nursing Student Academy (GNSA). The Academy provides high value programs, services, and resources to graduate nursing students enrolled in master's and doctoral programs at AACN member schools.


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

AACN Updates

$10,000 Training Award Opportunity for AACN Member Schools - LEARN MOREGraduate Student Funding Opportunity:Applyfor the AACN-NIDAGrant - Proposals Due November 4

AACN and Uniform Advantage Announce New Scholarship for GNSA Members

CCNE Board of Commissioners Elects 2020 Officers

Di Fang Receives Nursing Outlook Excellence Award

Jennifer's Story: What Prompted a Career Change to Nursing

"I graduated with a baccalaureate degree in political science. I was making a good living. I got married, had a child, and then my dad got cancer. What I saw through that experience with my father is that these nurses and everyone in these healthcare environments were making a profound difference in the lives of individuals who were in a very vulnerable point in life. When I would go back to work, it almost seemed like I wasn't doing enough."

-Jennifer Veldhuizen, RN

BSN Graduate of South Dakota State University College of Nursing

Learn more about nursing programs at South Dakota State University College of Nursing and explore AACN-TV to see the latest innovations underway at schools of nursing nationwide!

Inside Higher Ed to Host Webinar on Findings Related to Faculty Attitudes on Technology

Inside Higher Ed's eighth annual survey of faculty attitudes on technology explores how professors view online learning. Participate in the December 5 webinar and discover how faculty are gauging the effectiveness of their courses in achieving their intended learning objectives, the resources that faculty find most helpful in designing online courses, and more. 

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WW-4-10-19.pngWashington Weekly

Inside this edition of Washington Weekly: Apply now - $10,000 Mentored Training Award supports evidence-based project focused on Substance Use Disorder (SUD) treatment practices; and Title VIII Reauthorization passes the House!


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Featured Resource: AACN Leadership Development Opportunities 

To ensure that all AACN members have access to enrichment experiences tailored to their needs, AACN offers a unique portfolio of leadership development programs under AACN LEADS.  
Designed to provide a variety of learning opportunities to all individuals along the leadership continuum, from novice faculty to seasoned administrator, AACN LEADS introduces a portfolio of program for new, early career, and experienced deans, associate deans, program directors, and faculty. AACN encourages deans and faculty to explore AACN LEADS that are currently open.

  • Elevating Leaders for Academic Nursing (ELAN) Program
    Designed for aspiring deans and faculty in leadership roles
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  • Advancing Academic Leadership for New Deans 
    Geared toward new deans 
    Learn More | Apply Now 

  • Senior Academic Nursing Leadership Program 
    The AACN-Wharton Executive Leadership Program - for seasoned academic nursing leaders 
    Learn More | Apply Now

Explore the full AACN LEADS portfolio here