Published August 18, 2021
In a new editorial published in the Journal of Nursing Education, Associate Editor Teri Murray asks the question: Holistic Admissions: Could You Be Biased?. Dr. Murray considers what extent bias, deficit thinking, and stereotyping may affect nursing student success. The author outlines six steps for mitigating bias and calls on all schools of nursing to adopt equitable admissions processes that provide opportunities for all students and does not allow a deficit mindset to undermine efforts to increase diversity within the profession.
In the August 2021 issue of the American Journal of Nursing, a writing team lead by Dr. Lindsay Thompson Munn from Atrium Health published the results of an original research study titled Well-Being and Resilience Among Health Care Workers During the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Cross-Sectional Study. With the goal of better addressing the needs of nurses and other staff during the pandemic and beyond, the authors identified several factors that put the well-being of healthcare workers at risk, including perceptions that employers lacked an understanding of the emotional support needs of staff, insufficient PPE, and inadequate staffing to safely care for patients, among other deficiencies.
Grants Available from the American Nurses Foundation to Reimagine Nursing Education
NursingCAS 2021-2022 Application Cycle Opens
Call for Abstracts Deadline is September 7 for the Diversity Symposium
CCNE Call for Comments on the Proposed Accreditation Procedures for Nurse Practitioner Fellowship/Residency Programs
New Essentials Implementation Webinar Series Announced
AACN is launching a new webinar series this fall to highlight cutting-edge strategies schools that schools may use to implement the new Essentials and begin the transition to a competency-based education framework. This initial series will consist of five webinars offered from September through November 2021, including an overview of the new curriculum standards and steps for moving nursing education to a competency-based approach. The webinar series is free to deans, faculty, staff, and students from AACN member schools.
The Social Pulse
Connect with AACN on Social Media
As the national voice for academic nursing, we are proud to collaborate across departments and with partner organizations committed to transforming the future of nursing education - and the profession. Connect with these colleagues on Twitter:
- NursingCAS - @NursingCAS
Centralized Application Service for Nursing
- Graduate Nursing Student Academy (GNSA) - @AACN_GNSA
Provides programs, resources, and services to nursing students enrolled in master's and doctoral programs
- AACN's Health Policy Twitter Account - @AACNPolicy
Raise your voice in support of AACN's policy and advocacy initiatives
- End-of-Life Nursing Education Consortium (ELNEC) - @ELNEC1
Advances palliative care through state-of-the-art nursing education
- Commission on Nursing Certification (CNC) - @CNLatAACN
The autonomous arm of AACN responsible for the administration of the Clinical Nurse Leader (CNL) Certification Program
Inside this edition of Washington Weekly: Explore AACN’s August Toolkit, AACN’s Guide to Virtual Advocacy, to learn more about amplifying your voice and connecting with your federal legislators during the August Recess. This resource showcases ways to virtually connect with your Members of Congress, provides key resources, and allows you to continue your advocacy efforts. Take a moment to review the toolkit and join us in advancing priorities that impact academic nursing and the health of our nation.
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Opportunities and Resources to Consider
- The White/Black Hierarchy Institutionalizes White Supremacy in Nursing and Nursing Leadership in the United States from the Journal of Professional Nursing is one of 105 articles from 105 different nursing journals presented in the 2021 INANE (International Academy of Nursing Editors) Virtual Journal. All articles are available in full in this virtual journal.
- The National Institutes of Health (NIH) invites institutions to apply for funding through this Request for Applications (RFA): NIH Faculty Institutional Recruitment for Sustainable Transformation (FIRST) Program: FIRST Cohort (U54 Clinical Trial Optional). Applications are due September 24, 2021. The NIH Common Fund’s FIRST program is providing support through this RFA to institutions to recruit diverse groups or “cohorts” of early-career research faculty and prepare them to thrive as independently funded researchers. All biomedical research areas within the NIH mission are invited to apply for this funding opportunity.
- Adolescent SBIRT will twice present the webinar Integrating Suicide Prevention into the SBIRT Mode on August 30 and September 21. This webinar describes suicide as a public health problem and explains how suicide screening and intervention can be integrated into the SBIRT model. Also, are you interested in highlighting the great work your program is doing around Adolescent SBIRT? Kognito has offered to schedule interviews throughout the Fall 2021 with interested programs. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com by August 31 to confirm your interest.
- SubstanceUsePreventionResources.org is a new website that assists the medical community, advocacy organizations, individuals, families, and others seeking information and ways to continue supporting youth in the face of substance use. This joint project of the National Council for Mental Wellbeing and the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation includes the work of hundreds of medical professionals, nonprofit organizations, advocates, and researchers who share the latest findings, tools, and resources
- Join Research!America September 13-15 for the 2021 National Health Research Forum: Straight Talk: Fighting Health Threats Faster. This three-day, virtual forum will include discussions with top federal officials, research leaders, and distinguished national media and explore health and R&D-related issues vital to the wellbeing of our nation, our economy, and patients in the U.S. and across the globe.
- On September 8-9, The Sante Fe Group will be holding a live, virtual Salon, The Benefits of Integrating Oral Health into Overall Health. The Salon will delve into oral-systemic science, clinical experience, systems change, and economic factors. Emerging technologies will be highlighted, along with insights from educators, advocates, and policymakers on the next steps to achieve integration.
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