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AACN News Watch Weekly Edition

Published February 16, 2022

AACN Weekly News Watch
February 16, 2022
Weekly Digest
In the February 9, 2022 issue of the Chronicle of Higher Education, senior writer Katherine Mangan published an article examining how the New Carnegie Classification Will Reflect Social and Economic Mobility. Created in 1973, the Carnegie Classifications are the nation’s leading framework for comparing accredited, degree-granting colleges and universities. Soon to be housed at the American Council on Education, the classifications are expanding to include a new marker of institutional excellence that focuses on how well schools contribute to social and economic mobility while serving diverse students.

Posted February 14, 2022 by HealthLeaders, nursing editor Carol Davis profiles a new resource for Teaching Future Nurses to Lead With Moral Courage and Compassion. The story features an interview with Dr. Edilma Yearwood from Georgetown University who led an expert team in developing AACN’s Trailblazing Innovation Faculty Tool Kit, which centers on 17 themes central to nursing practice. The themes, which include allyship, compassionate care, moral courage, trauma-informed care, and wellness, were highlighted in the documentary 5B. Both the film and the tool kit were commissioned by Johnson & Johnson.

AACN Updates

The Essential Update: The Latest on AACN's New Essentials
Next Essentials Implementation Webinar Planned for Next Week
On February 23 at 12:00 PM (ET), AACN will offer a new Essentials Implementation webinar titled Curriculum Evaluation and Integration of Competencies: An Undergraduate Program Experience, presented by Dr. Ann White from the University of Southern Indiana. With four additional webinars planned through April 2022, upcoming events will focus on building a competency-based program, evaluating master’s level curriculum, transformation through curricular innovation, and opportunities for cross-curricular collaboration.  For more details on upcoming webinars and to register, click here.

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The Social Pulse
In a recent episode of the Amplify Nursing podcast, the University of Pennsylvania highlighted Dr. Hafeeza Anchrum, a postdoctoral fellow in the Penn Program on Race, Science, and Society, who recently completed a doctoral degree capturing the oral history of black nurses and their struggle for equality during the civil rights movement. Listen to this episode here.
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An upcoming Inside Higher Ed webinar will explore how institutions, instructors, states, and others are integrating data and analysis into their decision-making processes. Mark your calendar and plan to participate on Wednesday, March 16 at 2:00 PM (ET). Learn more and register here
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Washington Weekly
Inside this edition of Washington Weekly: HHS Announces $55 million in Awards to Increase Virtual Healthcare Access; HPAC Member, Dr. Betty Rambur, Featured Speaker in Health Policy Conversation; AACN Attends Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee Virtual Hearing; and Register Today for AACN’s 2022 Student Policy Summit!
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Opportunities & Resources to Consider
  • The Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC), through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), is engaged in a strategic initiative to address health misinformation and mistrust through education. With support from the CDC, AAMC will award several cost-reimbursable curricular innovations grants ranging from $25,000-$35,000 each to support the initial development of competency-based, interprofessional strategies for preparing learners to address health misinformation and the integration of these strategies into new or existing curricula. Schools of nursing are encouraged to apply. Read more >> 
  • The Rita and Alex Hillman Foundation’s Hillman Emergent Innovation (HEI) program provides grants to accelerate the development of bold, nursing-driven interventions that will improve the health and healthcare of marginalized populations. This year the HEI program is issuing a special call for submissions that address racism and its impact on health. The program welcomes applications from institutions and care settings across the spectrum of care, and from practitioners representing a diverse range of backgrounds. Letters of intent are due March 8. Read more >> 
  • The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) has released a new Notice of Funding Opportunity announcement in support of the Health Workforce Research Center Cooperative Agreement Program, which supports and disseminates rigorous and state-of-the-art applied research that strengthens evidence-based policy and enhances the Federal Government’s and the public’s understanding of issues and trends in the health workforce. HRSA anticipates awarding approximately $4.95 million for up to nine cooperative agreements. Closing date for applications is April 14. Read more >> 
  • HRSA’s Nurse Education, Practice, Quality and Retention-Mobile Health Training Program increases and strengthens the diversity, education, and training of the nursing workforce to provide culturally aligned quality care in rural and underserved areas. The program will provide enhanced education and training opportunities within collaborative, reciprocal partnerships, utilizing community-based, nurse-led mobile units. The program aims to strengthen the capacity of nursing students to address and manage social determinants of health and improve health equity for vulnerable populations in rural and underserved areas. Apply by February 22. Read more >> 
  • The National Institutes of Health’s AIM (Advancing Integrated Models) initiative is intended to stimulate research to advance the development and implementation of interventions focused on the provision of supportive care throughout the pregnancy continuum among populations who bear a disproportionate burden of severe maternal morbidity and mortality. AIM interventions must target the three domains of interest (healthcare access, healthcare quality, and social conditions) within the context of supportive care. Application due date is April 7. Read more >>


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