AACN News Watch Weekly Edition

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.

AACN's Voices of Academic Nursing Leadership

Watch AACN's "Voices of Academic Nursing Leadership" Video


AACN Updates

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

The Social Pulse

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.

Washington Weekly

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

Weekly Update for Coronavirus Resources for Nurse Educators

To support the information needs of nursing school deans, faculty, students, and other stakeholders, AACN has developed this resource center to highlight key information sources about COVID-19found on the web. This section will be updated weekly to include details about new informational events and webinars, the latest news from the CDC, educational events and webinars, and work underway at our nation's nursing schools to raise awareness on prevention and preparedness efforts.

View AACN's COVID-19 Resource Page

Upcoming COVID-19 Response Webinars

May 29at 12:00 PM (ET)

Strategic Diversity Leadership & Culturally Relevant Decision-Making During COVID-19

June 1 at 1:00 PM (ET)

COVID-19 Implications for Admissions and the Stability of Holistic Admissions Practices

View On-Demand Webinars


Latest COVID-19Resources and Opportunities

Free 30-Day Access toNCLEX-RN Prep Package-NurseAchieve

Statement on Graduate Admissions During the COVID-19 Pandemic- Council of Graduate Schools

Considerations for Reopening Institutions of Higher Education in the COVID-19 Era- America College Health Association

DIY Survey Kit: Evaluating Remote Learning Experiences for 2020 Spring Semester- EDUCAUSE

View Additional Opportunities


School News and Resources Related to COVID-19


Share Your News and Resources

AACN member schools are adapting their programs and clinical learning opportunities in response to COVID-19. Schools wishing to share what they are doing and resourcesare encouraged to send an email torrosseter@aacnnursing.org.


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