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AACN News Watch Weekly Edition

Published March 24, 2021

Weekly Digest

In the March 17, 2021 issue of The Chronicle of Higher Education, senior writer Beth McMurtrie published Good Grades, Stressed Students, an article on the mixed results of online learning as the 2020-2021 academic year winds down. While the longer-term effects of learning under the pandemic remain to be seen, colleges are analyzing their learning-management systems and studying student surveys to determine what has worked and what has not.

The March-April 2021 issue of the Journal of Professional Nursing includes the article Research in Nursing Education and the Institutional Review Board/Ethics Committee authored by nursing journal editors Dr. Marilyn Oermann, Dr. Amy Barton, Dr. Patricia Yoder-Wise, and Dr. Patricia Morton. The authors describe the requirements of nursing journals for educational studies and quality improvement projects related to education to be reviewed by an IRB or a research ethics committee and to identify the types of statements of approval or exemption to be included in manuscripts.

AACN Updates

Vizient Academic-Practice Panel Weighs in on the New AACN Essentials

AACN Issues Statement Condemning Violence Against the Asian and Asian-American Community

CastleBranch Expands Scholarship Support Through AACN’s Foundation for Academic Nursing

Still Time to Register for the Graduate Nursing Admissions Professionals Conference


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AACN's Gallery of Leadership

Latest Video Submission

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“What can academic nursing do to put an end to structural racism? First, we need to look inward at ourselves to identify our own perspective and lenses. This will take creating a safe environment to conduct critical self-reflection so that we can begin to understand how our experiences and our past affect beliefs, privilege, power, and action."

-Dr. Victoria Niederhauser, Dean, University of Tennessee, Knoxville

View  10 Ways Academic Nursing is Addressing Structural Racism and AACN's  full Gallery of Leadership that showcases how more than 30 AACN member schools are working to confront racism and inequality. If you are a dean or diversity officer at your school of nursing and would like to submit a video, please do so by Monday, March 29

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The Social Pulse

New See You Now Podcast Episode Sheds Light on Improving Disaster Preparedness 

In a recent episode of See You Now, a podcast produced by Johnson & Johnson and the American Nurses Association, Dr. Tener Goodwin Veenema discusses the science, technology, and innovations that are being deployed to strengthen health systems, build community resilience, and protect national security. Listen to the podcast here and retweet the tweet below to spread the word. 


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Are you disaster ready? Meet @TenerVeenema from @JHSPH_CHS to learn about the science, technology & innovations being deployed to improve #DisasterPreparedness across the U.S.

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Inside Higher Ed to Host Free Webcast on Diversity in Graduate Education

Join Inside Higher Ed for a webcast exploring the current state of diversity, equity, and inclusion among graduate programs and the efforts institutions are making to try to increase the representation of underrepresented populations. Mark your calendar for Tuesday, March 30, at 2:00 PM (ET) and register to participate here

Washington Weekly

Inside this edition of  Washington Weekly: 2021 Deans Annual Meeting: AACN Policy and Advocacy Recap; Nursing Experts Speak at Deans Annual Meeting; Dr. Philip Greiner Receives the 2020 AACN Advocate of the Year Award; AACN’s Spring 2021 Virtual Hill Day.

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Featured Resource - AACN Conference Recordings

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Did you miss one of this year's AACN virtual conferences? Were you unable to choose between sessions occurring in the same time slot? Perhaps after reflecting on insights gained, you would like to revisit a presentation.

Take the next step on your learning journey today.

AACN’s Digital Conference Library gives you access to a comprehensive collection of knowledge and resources from AACN’s conferences. High-quality content from industry experts and thought leaders is made available at the conclusion of an event, offering a great opportunity for on-demand learning and  CE achievement at the same time.

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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.

AACN Resources

AACN’s COVID-19 Community Engagement
Member School Exemplars - Updated on March 24

School News

University of Virginia
Student Nurses Join the Push to Vaccinate
 – March 7, 2021

UVA Nursing Students on Standby to Help Administer COVID-19 Vaccines – March 4, 2021
Big Shots – February 26, 2021

Cedar Crest College
Meals on Wheels Partners with Local Health Bureaus to Get Vaccines to Homebound Residents - February 26, 2021

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