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AACN News Watch Weekly Edition

Published September 22, 2021

AACN Weekly News Watch
September 22, 2021
Weekly Digest
In the September 2021 issue of the American Journal of Nursing, contributor Frank Brodhead published an article titled Adapting to Racial Trends in the U.S. Population. With the U.S. Census Bureau projecting that today's racial/ethnic minority groups will become the majority by 2043, nursing schools are being called upon to expand efforts to enhance diversity in student and faculty populations. Using data compiled by AACN in a recent Data Spotlight on Trends in Black/African American Nursing Graduates and Faculty, Brodhead examines the progress we are making in this area as well as AACN’s work to forge new pathways to academic careers for underrepresented groups in nursing.

On September 16, 2021, Scientific American published a first-person account from a critical care nurse on the frontlines of the pandemic titled A New Nurse Struggles to Save Patients in a New COVID Surge. Nurse Kathryn Ivey from Nashville, Tennessee details her daily struggle as a new nurse to provide essential patient care in the face of mounting challenges, including insufficient staffing and the latest surge in COVID-19 patients.

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Weekly  Update for Coronavirus Resources for Nurse Educators
Next Essentials Implementation Webinar: September 28 at 1:00 pm (ET)

The next installment of the New Essentials Implementation Webinar Series will provide an Introduction to Competency-Based Education. Attendees will explore this approach to nursing education, which involves an ability-oriented, outcome-based framework for learning. For those who missed the first webinar in this series, The Re-envisioned Essentials: Infusing Innovation in Academic Nursing, the recorded event is available free on-demand.

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The Social Pulse
Alabama nurse Ramona Bonner had been an RN for over three decades when she decided to pursue her master’s degree. Inspired by her mother and aunts, who are also nurses, and the loss of both her father and her husband, she set a goal to become a certified family nurse practitioner before her 60th birthday. Watch this video to hear her inspiring story and how she achieved her goal.
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Washington Weekly
Inside this edition of Washington Weekly: AACN Attends Research!America 2021 National Health Research Forum; AACN Submits Comments to CMS on FY 2022 Physician Fee Schedule; and Register Today for AACN’s Virtual Hill Day on Monday, October 25, 2021.
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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.
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