Published May 20, 2020
Voices of Academic Nursing Leadership:
A Message from Member Deans on Nursing's Impact During COVID-19
To recognize academic nursing's contribution to addressing COVID-19, AACN has prepared a new video spotlighting insights and inspirations from member deans whose faculty and students are leading efforts to confront the pandemic in their communities.
Watch AACN's "Voices of Academic Nursing Leadership" Video
Call for Dean Video Submissions: AACN Gallery of Leadership
Updated Information Regarding Coronavirus Impact on CCNE-Accredited Baccalaureate and Graduate Nursing Programs
AACN Faculty Teaching Awards: Nominations Due June 3
History Factory Plugged In Podcast Highlights the History of Nursing
This week, History Factory Plugged
In looked at the history of nursing in honor of National Nurses Day, International Nurses Day, and International Nurses Week, which are all celebrated in the month of May. Host Jason Dressel welcomes Dr. Arlene Keeling, professor of nursing at the University of Virginia. Listen to the podcast here
National Academy of Medicine to Host Free Virtual Symposium on COVID-19 Response
Join members of the National Academy of Medicine's Action Collaborative on Countering the U.S. Opioid Epidemic for a virtual symposium planned for May 21 at 8:30 a.m. ET. Participants will learn more about some of the highest-priority elements of the nation's response to the opioid epidemic, particularly in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic. Learn more and register here.
Inside this edition of Washington Weekly: Notice for Comments: Nurse Faculty Loan Program; Congressional Update: House Passes HEROES Act and Resolution to Allow for Proxy Voting; and The Administration Discusses Reopening Colleges with Higher Education Leaders.
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Opportunities & Resources to Consider
- The Adolescent SBIRT initiative encourages the infusion of adolescent screening, brief intervention, and referral to treatment (SBIRT) education into undergraduate and graduate curriculum by social work and nursing educators, field instructors, and preceptors; and adoption of adolescent SBIRT by social work, nursing, and other practitioners. The initiative is hosting a four-part webinar series introducing health professionals to the SBIRT model as a way to learn from adolescents about their substance use, talk about what might motivate them to make a decision to reduce or abstain (if needed), and execute a plan to do so.
- In a special edition of the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing’s Dean’s Podcast, Dr. Patricia Davidson is joined by three guests who were involved in developing the World Health Organization’s State of the World’s Nursing Report. They discuss some of the report’s most important data on nursing globally and consider how the report is impactful during this unprecedented time of COVID-19.
- The Health Resources & Services Administration 2020 Faculty Loan Repayment Program (FLRP) is now accepting applications. The FLRP works to increase faculty from disadvantaged backgrounds by providing loan repayment to those who have an interest in pursuing a career at an eligible health professions school. Faculty may receive up to $40,000 for two years of service to repay qualifying educational loans. For more information, visit HRSA's website and plan to join the technical assistance call on June 4 at 3:00 pm (ET). The application deadline of June 25, 2020 at 7:30 pm (ET).
Coronavirus Resources for Nurse Educators