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AACN News Watch Weekly Edition

Published April 06, 2022

AACN Weekly News Watch
April 6, 2022
Weekly Digest
In the May/June 2022 issue of the Journal of Professional Nursing, a writing team lead by Dr. Alicia K. Matthews with the University of Illinois Chicago College of Nursing published a new article titled Strategies to Address Structural and Institutional Barriers to Success Among Students of Color in Nursing Programs. Sustaining advances related to diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) in academic nursing hinges on increasing the sense of belonging and persistence among underrepresented and minority students. The authors describe the wide range of activities employed at UIC to meet the school’s DEI goals, including holistic admissions, mentorship, and an innovative Urban Health Program.

AACN Updates

The Essential Update: The Latest on AACN's New Essentials
Next Essentials Implementation Webinar Planned for April 13
Dr. Cheryl Lacasse and Dr. Connie Miller from the University of Arizona College of Nursing will discuss Opportunities for Cross Curricular Collaboration: Implementing Competency-Based Learning at the next Essentials Implementation webinar on April 13 at 2:00 PM (ET). The presenters will discuss the process of moving faculty through curricular transformation to competency-based learning across multiple entry- and advanced-level nursing programs. Curriculum revision activities, teaching/learning resources, and opportunities for leveraging expertise in specific content domains and concepts will be addressed. To view past webinars, which are now available on-demand, click here.

Summer Seminar AACN 2022
Explore DEILN - AACN's Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Leadership Network

The Social Pulse
Mindfulness Teachers in Action: Increasing Public Participation in Research
The All of Us Research Program, a historic effort to collect data from more than one million people living in the U.S., aims to build a better future for health research and care through precision medicine. Learn how you can help shape the future of health care by participating in an upcoming All of Us Research session led by AACN's Dr. Colleen Leners, Dr. Anitha Saravanan from Northern Illinois University, and Allan Goldstein from the Mindful Teacher Community. Plan to participate virtually on Saturday, April 9 at 12:00 PM (ET). Register here and spread the word on social media using the hashtag #JoinAllofUs
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On May 4 at 2:00 PM (ET), Inside Higher Ed will host a webinar on the just-released special report, The Evolving Conversation About Quality in Online Learning, which examines how the pandemic has reshaped both the practice and perceptions of online, hybrid, and blended learning in postsecondary education. Plan to participate and learn strategies for addressing changing student demands and expectations regarding online quality, ways to approach growing institutional support and training for faculty members, how quality is judged in virtual learning, and best practices for high-quality instruction in all settings.
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Inside this edition of Washington Weekly: Congressional Conversations on Mental Health; Apply Today for the National Health Service Corps Scholarship Program; and President Signs Executive Order on Access to Health Coverage.

Member News & Announcements
  • Dr. Marie T. Nolan has been appointed as the next dean of the Conway School of Nursing at Catholic University. Dr. Nolan presently is the M. Adelaide Nutting Endowed Chair at Johns Hopkins School of Nursing. She will assume her new duties in May. Read more >>
  • Dr. Seon-Yoon Chung has been selected as the next dean of the College of Nursing at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, effective July 1. She currently serves as associate dean and faculty member in the Mennonite College of Nursing at Illinois State University.
  • Columbia University School of Nursing’s Certificate of Professional Achievement in Transgender Non-Binary (Trans NB) Health Care for Advance Practice Nurses and PAs will welcome its first cohort in September 2022. The program is designed for advanced practice nurses and physician assistants to advance their knowledge and skills to provide quality care to trans NB people. Read more >>
  • The University of Portland School of Nursing (UPSON) is changing its name to the School of Nursing and Health Innovations effective July 1. The change is primarily due to the growth of the Integrative Health and Wellness program within UPSON, which was introduced three years ago. Read more >>
  • Hartwick College has received approval from the New York Department of Education to offer two new graduate programs: a master’s in nursing education (MSN) and a certificate of advanced study (CAS) in nursing education. The new offerings, which begin in May, are designed to be taken online, with support from experienced faculty mentors. Applicants need to have a BS/BSN and at least a year of experience in the field. Read more >>


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