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AACN News Watch Weekly Edition

Published November 20, 2019

Weekly Digest

On November 11, American Nurse Today published the results of its third annual Nursing Trends and Salary Survey, which are based on responses from more than 5,200 registered nurses (RNs).  In addition to collecting data on job satisfaction and compensation, this survey also captures data from RNs related to workplace violence, bullying, and sexual harassment.  Highlights from the survey include:

  • About eight out of 10 respondents are satisfied with their jobs and would pick nursing again as a career. (Only 41% of working Americans in general say they would choose the same career again.)
  • About six out of 10 respondents had a salary increase in the last year.
  • More than half of respondents who were victims of violence, verbal assault, sexual harassment, or bullying on the job are not satisfied with how the situation was handled.

In the November 2019 issue of the Journal of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners, Dr. Joyce Pulcini from The George Washington University and her colleagues published an article titled National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties: A 40-Year History of Preparing Nurse Practitioners for Practice. This article tracks the achievement of NONPF by decade and provides an education, practice, and policy context that informed and inspired the organization's activities.

AACN Celebrates 50 Years - A Look Back at 1998

Dr. Rita Carty, dean of the College of Nursing and Health Science at George Mason University, testifies before a House Appropriations Subcommittee on behalf of the Tri-Council for Nursing. In her testimony, Dr. Carty requested increases in funding for the National Institute of Nursing Research, the Nurse Education Act, scholarships for disadvantaged students, and to raise appropriations for the Agency for Healthcare Policy and Research. Dr. Carty served as AACN President from 1990 to 1992 and is an Emeritus Member of the Association. 


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

AACN Updates

Have you signed on to support TIME'S UP Healthcare? AACN encourages schools of nursing to support the campaign, which was launched to combat sexual assault, harassment, and inequality in the healthcare workplace. Organizations that work with TIME'S UP Healthcare will be recognized for their commitment to advancing equity and inclusion and engage in a nationwide community of those who are placing a high priority on achieving a safer, more respectful, more equitable workplace culture. Learn how you can make a difference here, and share on social media.

Campaign for Action Highlights Successful Nurse-led Program for Older Adults and People with Disabilities

A nurse turned her passion into a program that provides older adults and people with disabilities who live in and around Vermont's subsidized housing complexes with an onsite health team. Learn more about this nurse and her impactful program aimed at improving patients' wellness and ensuring that residents can live in their homes longer. 

WW-4-10-19.pngWashington Weekly

Inside this edition of Washington Weekly: AACN Government Affairs Committee Chair Testifies before the House Committee on Small Business; National Rural Health Day is November 21; and amplify the nursing voice with AACN's Nursing Voices, Nursing Votes campaign.

Read AACN's Washington Weekly >>

Opportunities & Resources to Consider

  • The Association for Prevention Teaching and Research is accepting applications for the 2020-2021 Paul Ambrose Scholars Program, which prepares public health and clinical health professions students to promote change and be leaders in addressing population health challenges at the national and community level. The program selects a cohort of approximately 30 to 40 students from across the health professions to attend a Student Leadership Symposium. Students commit their time and effort to improve health within their communities through the planning and implementation of a community-based project. Application deadline is December 2.

  • New York University’s Oral Health Nursing Education and Practice (OHNEP) team has launched a new OHNEP Interprofessional Oral Health Faculty Tool Kit for Undergraduate Programs. The tool kit is designed to guide faculty in weaving oral health bytes into existing baccalaureate and associate degree undergraduate nursing courses to integrate oral health with overall health.

  • For early to mid-career researchers, discovering the right grant opportunities and navigating application processes can be challenging and time-consuming. The Elsevier Research Academy’s webinar recording, “Funding Hacks for Researchers,” explains what funding bodies are looking for in today’s competitive environment.

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