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AACN News Watch Weekly Edition

Published January 12, 2022

AACN Weekly News Watch
January 12, 2022
Weekly Digest
In the December 20, 2021 issue of Health Leaders, nursing editor Carol Davis profiles 3 Nursing Schools that Have Put Diversity and Inclusion at the Forefront. Increasing diversity in nursing is essential to improving health equity, ensuring access to care, and elevating patient satisfaction. This article profiles groundbreaking initiatives underway at three nursing schools to advance diversity and inclusion, including Chamberlain University’s Social Determinants of Learning framework, Columbia University’s new Center for Sexual and Gender Minority Health Research, and Frontier Nursing University’s Diversity Impact Program.
Published January 11, 2022, by Scientific American, critical care nurse Kathryn Ivey authored a new piece titled Nurses Struggle through a New COVID Wave with Rage and Compassion. This stirring first-person account details the physical and mental impact of the pandemic on frontline nurses looking to provide quality health care despite overwhelming challenges, including the current surge in COVID cases. 

AACN Updates

The Essential Update: The Latest on AACN's New Essentials
A Focus on the Essentials at the AACN Doctoral Education Conference
AACN is committed to offering sessions at all our national conferences focused on facilitating the transition to the new Essentials. At the virtual Doctoral Education Conference planned for next week, two Emerging Solutions sessions will be held on January 21 focused on the Essentials, including Emerging Tools to Develop and Assess Competence in DNP Students and The New Essentials, Shifting and Refocusing Our Why: One School of Nursing’s Journey Over 10 Years. To find out more about these sessions and to register for the conference, click here.

Advancing Academic Leadership for New Deans - Apply by January 15
Last Call: Call for Nominations for AACN's Diversity, Inclusion, and Sustainability in Nursing Education Lectureship Award - Deadline: January 15

The Social Pulse
The Vilcek-Gold Award for Humanism in Healthcare was created jointly by The Arnold P. Gold Foundation and The Vilcek Foundation in 2019 to recognize a foreign-born individual who has had an extraordinary impact on humanism in healthcare through their professional achievements in the United States. Nurse leaders are encouraged to make a nomination. The deadline for nominations is January 24 at 5:00 PM (ET). Spread the word by sharing with your colleagues or retweeting this tweet
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As we all know, burnout among nurse leaders is a public health crisis. The challenges of providing care during COVID-19 have made things more challenging for nurses and the healthcare workforce. Medical professionals face a shortage of PPE, an increased risk of disease transmission, a steady stream of ICU patients, and increased isolation from loved ones. The Healthcare Burnout Symposium, to be held as part of the ICD Healthcare Event Series, will discuss the factors that contribute to burnout and discuss how healthcare leaders and frontline workers can help their organizations address these critical issues. Learn more about the symposium, scheduled for January 24-26, 2022, by visiting the website here
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Washington Weekly
Inside this edition of Washington Weekly: Carole Johnson Named New HRSA Administrator; Student Loan Pause Extended Through May 1; Mark Your Calendar: Federal Grant Opportunities; and Register Today For AACN’s 2022 Student Policy Summit!
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New Partnerships & Grant-funded Initiatives
  • The College of Nursing and Allied Health Professions at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette has received a $600,000 grant from the Helene Fuld Health Trust to fund endowed scholarships for graduate nursing students. Read more >>
  • The University of Tennessee Health Science Center’s College of Nursing (UTHSC) and Southwest Tennessee Community College have partnered to guarantee admission to UTHSC’s nursing program for Southwest students who meet requirements. Read more >>


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