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AACN News Watch Weekly Edition

Published November 06, 2019

Weekly Digest

Led by Dr. Allison Squires from the Rory Meyers College of Nursing at New York University, a team of nurse researchers assess the impact of a program designed to help improve the quality of care for older adults in an article in the November 2019 issue of The Gerontologist titled A Scoping Review of the Evidence About the Nurses Improving Care for Healthsystem Elders (NICHE) Program. Based on findings from studies involving 12,254 patients and more than 50,000 nurses and other healthcare providers, the authors found that the NICHE program has been effective at improving older adult care, including preventing falls, improving patient safety and quality of care, reducing potential medication errors, and enhancing the care for patients with dementia.  
Published in the October 2019 Journal of Nursing Scholarship, Dr. Sara McPherson (University of Illinois at Chicago) and Dr. Lori Candela (University of Nevada, Las Vegas) present findings from A Delphi Study to Understand Clinical Nursing Faculty Preparation and Support Needs. With the goal of better understanding the desired preparation and needs of undergraduate clinical faculty, the researchers found that these nurse educators are seeking clearer role expectations, better communication, enhanced training and orientation, and more overall support.

AACN Celebrates 50 Years - A Look Back at 1976

At the 1976 Spring Annual Meeting, AACN’s fourth president, June Rothberg (left, Adelphi University), passes the presidential gavel to incoming President Evelyn Barritt (University of Iowa). Among the highlights of Dr. Rothberg’s presidency was her testimony before the House Subcommittee on Public Health and Environment to urge vigorous funding for nursing education.


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

AACN Updates

AACN-TV Spotlight:The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Jane and Robert Cizik School of Nursing
UT Health doesn't just educate healthcare providers, they educate leaders in nursing. The university has seen an increasing number offaculty with fresh ideas for leveragingtechnology. UT Health works early on with faculty to understand what their ideas are and then connect them with industry partners. Several startup companies have emerged from these connections.

Learn moreabout the nursing programs at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston andexplore AACN-TVto see what is underway at schools of nursing nationwide!

AACN and ASAM Partner to Increase Addiction Training for Nurse Practitioners
AACN and the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) proudly announce the Nurse Practitioner Substance Use Disorder Medical Education Project (NP-SUDMedEd), an essential and immediate solution for significantly increasing substance use disorder (SUD) education for nurse practitioners (NPs).NP-SUDMedEd equips participating NPs with the knowledge and skills needed to reduce the addiction treatment gap through the delivery of nonjudgmental and compassionate care that encourages individuals with SUD to initiate and remain in treatment.Read the ASAM press release here.

Collaboration Key to Achieving Nursing Workforce Diversity
Nurse leaders are teaming up with historically black colleges and universities to create strong mentoring programs that will bring more racial and ethnic minorities into nursing.Read the story here.

WW-4-10-19.pngWashington Weekly

Inside this edition of  Washington Weekly: AACN Board Member Dr. Lepaine Sharp-McHenry highlights Nursing Workforce Development Programs at HPNEC Congressional Briefing; AACN applauds CMS final rulemaking, which relieves burdens for APRNs; and Title VIII Reauthorization advances to Senate floor.


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Member News & Announcements

  • The Decker School of Nursing at Binghamton University (NY) will be transforming into the Decker College of Nursing and Health Sciences when it moves to its new campus, expected later next year. Within the college, two new graduate schools will be formed: The School of Applied Sciences and the School of Rehabilitation Sciences. Read more >>

  • The Johns Hopkins School of Nursing (JHSON) has received the 2019 Health Professions Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine. It is the second year in a row JHSON has received this national honor recognizing the school’s outstanding commitment to diversity and inclusion. Read more >>

  • The University of Indianapolis School of Nursing is celebrating its 60th anniversary with events throughout the academic year that highlight the extraordinary accomplishments of students, faculty, and staff. Read more >>

  • Dr. Susan L. Bindon, University of Maryland School of Nursing (UMSON) associate professor and director of UMSON's DNP post master's option, has been named president-elect of the Association for Nursing Professional Development (ANPD). She has also been selected as a member of the inaugural class of AACN's Elevating Leaders in Academic Nursing (ELAN) Program. Read more >>

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