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AACN News Watch Weekly Edition

Published January 13, 2021

Weekly Digest

Currently in press for Nursing Outlook, Dr. Catherine Crawford Cohen from the RAND Corporation and a team of distinguished nurse scientists and educators published a new article on Top Priorities for the Next Decade of Nursing Health Services Research. The authors developed a Nursing Health Services Research Agenda, which considers the most pressing research questions for 5 key challenges: Improving access to and effectiveness of behavioral interventions and services; improving access to and effectiveness of primary health care and systems; improving maternal healthcare outcomes and delivery; improving care provided to the aging population; and controlling healthcare spending, reducing costs, and increasing the value of nurses’ contributions to improving health and healthcare delivery.

On December 15, 2020, Dr. Patricia Gonce Morton and John Nerges from the University of Utah College of Nursing contributed an article to the AACN Advanced Critical Care journal titled Strategies to Turn a Graduate School Paper Into a Publishable Journal Manuscript. Combining the perspectives of a nursing journal editor and a DNP student, the authors outline key steps for getting published, including how to determine if a paper is publishable, establishing authorship, organizing content, submitting a manuscript, and responding to editor comments. Understanding this process is essential to disseminating original work that helps to add to the foundation of nursing literature. Dr. Morton is the Editor of the Journal of Professional Nursing, the official journal of AACN.

AACN Updates

COVID-19 Vaccine--Key Considerations for Academic Nursing: Webinar Coming January 19

Still Time to Register for Next Week’s Virtual Doctoral Education Conference, January 20-22

Plan to Participate in this Year's CNL Virtual Summit -- Leveraging CNLs in a Time of Change

Register Now - AACN's Student Policy Summit

                                   Learn more - AACN's ELAN Program

AACN's Gallery of Leadership

Combating Racism and Fostering Inclusive Learning Environments
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Find out what your colleagues are saying about how the academic nursing community can help end racism and foster equitable change at AACN's  Gallery of Leadership.

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The Social Pulse

Campaign for Action to Host Second Health Equity Action Forum

The Campaign for Action will host Nursing as an Avenue for Financial Security, the second in a series of virtual events with the goal of engaging consumers, businesses, and healthcare organizations on improving our nation’s health equity through a more diverse nursing workforce. The event will take place on February 3 at 11:00 AM (ET). The forum will address financial wellbeing and demonstrate nursing as an effective career ladder for historically marginalized populations. Learn more here

Washington Weekly

Inside this edition of  Washington Weekly: The 117 th Congress Commences: Impeachment Proceedings Underway; Deadline Approaching  Nursing Workforce Diversity Grants; and Apply Now for the 2021 Nurse Corps Loan Repayment Program.

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New Partnerships & Grant-funded Initiatives

  • The West Virginia University School of Nursing partnered with KVC West Virginia to incorporate a new clinical rotation during the fall 2020 semester in its Alterations in Mental Health course. This new rotation included an innovative experience for nursing students to expand their understanding of mental health care in the community through the use of telehealth services. Read more >>
  • Clayton State University and Georgia Gwinnett College (GGC) have formed a new partnership to create a pathway to increase the number of undergraduate nursing students earning an advanced degree. Under the new agreement, students will complete their bachelor’s degree at GGC, then be eligible to enroll at Clayton State to earn an MSN-Family Nurse Practitioner degree. Read more >>

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 a resource center to highlight key information sources found on the Web regarding COVID-19. The following information and opportunities are currently featured.

Latest Resource

National COVID Cohort Collaborative (N3C)
National Institutes of Health

School News

Galen College of Nursing – January 12, 2021
Galen College of Nursing prepares every clinical student and clinical faculty in Kentucky to administer COVID vaccines

University of Arizona and Grand Canyon University – January 11, 2021
UA, GCU to become immunization sites next week

The University of Texas at Austin – January 11, 2021
Volunteer group of UT Austin students, faculty, and graduates ready to fill medical staffing shortages

Clayton State University – January 11, 2021
Clayton State begins administering COVID-19 vaccine to campus employees

Clemson University – January 8, 2021
Clemson University’s eligible front-line workers receive COVID-19 vaccines thanks to MUSC partnership

Sacred Heart University – January 8, 2021
Sacred Heart University nursing students among first to administer vaccine

UMass Medical School – January 9, 2021
UMass nursing grads train medical students how to administer COVID-19 vaccines

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