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AACN News Watch Weekly Edition

Published September 15, 2021

AACN Weekly News Watch
September 15, 2021
Weekly Digest
In the September-October 2021 issue of the Journal of Professional Nursing, Dr. Adejoke Ayoola from Calvin University and her colleagues published a new article titled Strategies to Promote and Sustain Baccalaureate Students' Interest in Pursuing a PhD Degree in Nursing.  With fewer than 1% of nurses in the U.S. having a PhD in nursing, there is an escalating need to prepare more nurses at this level to serve as nurse faculty, scientists, clinicians, and leaders. The authors offer ways to promote interest in the PhD among baccalaureate nursing students, including engaged mentorship and incorporating research into undergraduate experiences.

The Chronicle of Higher Education continues to track the impact of the pandemic on higher education including Live Coronavirus Updates. Recent posts feature a list of colleges nationwide with vaccine mandates for students or staff, a blog on How Biden’s New Vaccination Policy Affects Colleges, and a map tracking student and faculty experiences with COVID-19 in real time.

AACN Updates

AACN's Transform 2021 Conference

The Social Pulse
Northeastern University recently unveiled their Health in Motion Van. The van was introduced as a resource to make health care more accessible for all. Watch this video to learn more about how the van is used to help the university extend service learning, health education, and health promotion to the campus and its surrounding communities. 
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Emergency Room Nurse Maria Striemer witnessed a child in her care almost die from heat exhaustion after being accidentally left in a hot car. Her experience inspired her journey as a healthcare innovator. Listen to the latest episode of Johnson & Johnson's See You Now podcast and learn about Maria's inventions, including child car seat technology that prevents individuals from leaving children in the car and a product to protect the ears of frontline workers who must wear masks for extended periods of time.
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Washington Weekly
Inside this edition of Washington Weekly: Consideration on Build Back Better Act Continues and Biden Administration’s Pandemic Preparedness Plans.
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Opportunities & Resources to Consider
  • The Commission on Nurse Certification is accepting applications for the 2022 CNL Innovative Project Award. The award application is open to Clinical Nurse Leaders, faculty, and practice partners. Three one-time awards of up to $5,000 will be provided. The application submission deadline is October 31.
  • The Health Resources and Services Administration’s Health and Public Safety Workforce Resiliency Training Program is offering approximately 30 awards totaling $68 million over 3 years for educational institutions and other appropriate entities training early-career health professionals.
  • The Interprofessional Education Collaborative (IPEC) is hosting a virtual Institute IPECP IDEAS: Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Advocacy Stories. This advanced virtual program is for those trying to sustain or strengthen their interprofessional education for collaborative practice (IPECP) programs while increasing faculty readiness and student preparation around inclusion, diversity, health equity, and advocacy. Registration includes four days of live, synchronous sessions and speakers on October 12, 14, 19, and 21, and 12 months of on-demand access to module presentations and recordings. Learn more and register now.  


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