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AACN is committed to providing professional development opportunities and resources for faculty teaching in baccalaureate and graduate programs.

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Latest Faculty News & Opportunities

Faculty Link Newsletter: July 2024 Edition
July 8, 2024

Welcome to the June 2024 issue of Faculty Link! In this edition, we introduce our first round of open conference and pre-conference registrations: Doctoral Education Conference, Transform 2025, and Calls for Abstracts. We also debut salary comparisons by state and urge AACN members to apply for our Foundation for Academic Nursing grants. 

New Salary Data Reports Now Available
June 24, 2024

AACN now offers faculty salary data at a state-level for all faculty, instructional faculty, and administrative faculty, based on the 2023-2024 annual survey. In addition to state-by-state comparisons, these reports are helpful in assessing your school’s performance in relation to all programs across your state.

Faculty Link Newsletter: June 2024 Edition
June 10, 2024

Welcome to the June 2024 issue of Faculty Link! In this edition, we invite faculty to contribute to Transform 2024 and tease the upcoming opportunities in the Faculty Leadership Network programs and webinars. Learn about AACN's grants and grant programs through the Foundation for Academic Nursing and don't forget to apply for the Diversity Leadership Institute.

Call for Abstracts Now Open for Transform 2024 Conference
June 3, 2024

AACN invites faculty to submit abstracts for the upcoming Transform 2024 conference and Faculty Leadership Network Program. Showcase innovative ideas, pioneering projects, scholarship, and research shaping the future of nursing education. Submissions are due August 12.

Faculty Link Newsletter: May 2024 Edition
May 13, 2024

Welcome to the May 2024 issue of Faculty Link! In this edition, we celebrate nurses' well-being for Nurses' Month, highlight upcoming scholarship and grant opportunities, remind faculty and students that it's their last chance to apply for many of AACN's awards this year, talk about what's new with the Essentials and all the ways to be involved with your AACN membership.

2024-2024 Faculty Scholars Grant Program Now Accepting Applications
May 6, 2024

The Faculty Scholars Grant Program is now accepting applications for its 2024-2025 cycle! With a total of $50,000 in funding available, two $25,000 faculty-led projects will be supported through 2025. The theme for this academic year is Innovation in the Use and Measurement of Simulation Pedagogy in Nursing Education. Proposals that explore the impact of simulation-based education on student transition to practice outcomes, using various methodologies, are encouraged.

AACN Reaffirms Support for Full Implementation of The Essentials: Core Competencies for Professional Nursing Education
April 30, 2024

AACN is committed to achieving the preferred future for nursing education outlined in the 2021 Essentials and to communicating the fundamental "WHY" behind the importance of fully embracing this call for transformation. This framework for nursing education was developed in response to the need for nurses who are well-equipped to navigate today's complex and rapidly evolving healthcare landscape. Developed with input from practice and academic leaders over a consensus-building, two-year period, the Essentials received overwhelming support through a vote from AACN's national network of more than 875 member schools of nursing.

AACN Launches New Web Resource Focusing on Preparing Nurses with Essential Well-Being and Leadership Competencies
April 25, 2024

AACN has launched the Developing Nursing Well-Being and Leadership Tool Kit for faculty working to prepare new nurses with key skills needed to succeed in the healthcare system, specifically in the areas of well-being, self-care, resilience, and leadership. Funding for this resource was provided by the Johnson & Johnson Foundation with the goal of accelerating the transition to competency-based education in nursing and meeting the expectations outlined by AACN in The Essentials: Core Competencies for Professional Nursing Education.

Upcoming Webinar Focuses on a Winning Approach to Curriculum Redesign
April 24, 2024

On Thursday, May 16, from 2:00-3:00 pm (ET), AACN is presenting a webinar titled From Outcome to Input: Maximizing Nursing Curricula with Backward Design. Join Dr. Jacquelyn McMillian-Bohler from Duke University to explore the benefits of backward design in curriculum transition, focusing on the 2021 Essentials and embracing competency-based education. By starting with the end goals in mind, nursing faculty can effectively map out learning objectives, assessment strategies, and experiential learning activities that foster deep understanding and proficiency. Explore how backward design aligns with principles of learner-centered instruction and promotes retention of content and competency development.

Faculty Link Newsletter: April 2024
April 8, 2024

Welcome to the April 2024 issue of Faculty Link! In this edition, we thumb through AACN's online, digital resources, including our Digital Conference Library and our education modules. Don't forget to apply for the Diversity Leadership Institute by the deadline in June! 

Faculty Link Newsletter: March 2024
March 11, 2024

Welcome to the March 2024 issue of Faculty Link! In this edition, we highlight the incredible staff we celebrated at the recent Diversity Symposium and look forward at upcoming award nominations. Get ready for National Nurses Month with a special edition of our Syllabus publication.

Faculty Link Newsletter: February 2024
February 12, 2024

Welcome to the February 2024 issue of Faculty Link! In this edition, congratulate the faculty excellence we recognized at the Doctoral Education Conference. See the poster winner and runner-up, and check out the new Culture and Climate survey from AACN's Leading Across Multidimensional Perspectives (LAMP).

Faculty Link Newsletter: January 2024
January 8, 2023

Welcome to the January 2024 issue of Faculty Link! In this edition, enhance your leadership skills with the help of our Elevating Leaders in Academic Nursing Program (ELAN) and connect with other professionals through AACN's Leadership Networks. 

What Are the Vision and Goals for Technology Use in Academic Nursing?
December 18, 2023

Read key insights from the MedBiquitous Conference Workshop on implementing a visionary data-sharing system in health professions education. AACN's call for an interoperable information system sparked discussions on challenges, opportunities, and strategies.

Faculty Link Newsletter: December 2023 Edition
December 11, 2023

In this edition, learn about the winning posters and presentations from Transform 2023, browse featured conferences for faculty, and take a look at the upcoming webinars this month.

Faculty Link Newsletter: November 2023 Edition
November 13, 2023

In this edition, we elaborate on the crucial work the foundation does for nursing education and diversity. We also introduce the 2023-2024 AACN Faculty Scholars, talk about the new CCNE Accreditation Standards, and lay out upcoming faculty conferences and resources. 

Meet this Year's ELAN Fellows
October 10, 2023

AACN is delighted to announce the success of the Elevating Leaders in Academic Nursing (ELAN) fifth cohort, which recently convened in Itasca, Illinois, for an intensive five-day program. These accomplished faculty members, who are all working toward leading the nursing academic units at their schools, have embarked on a transformative journey that holds great promise for their careers and the future of nursing education. AACN is incredibly proud of this group of exceptional leaders and is honored to welcome them into the ELAN fellows community. 

Faculty Link Newsletter: October 2023 Edition
October 9, 2023

In this edition, we're thrilled to announce the opening of applications for the prestigious Deborah E. Trautman Future Nurse Leader Scholarship. Discover how you or your colleagues can shape the future of nursing leadership. We also explore the crucial role faculty members play in student engagement, share details about upcoming conferences, and provide insights into succeeding in competency-based education.

Faculty Link Newsletter: September 2023 Edition
September 11, 2023

This month, we offer valuable insights and opportunities for nursing educators. Discover how your institution can benefit from the Discover Nursing School Virtual Fair and explore ways to strengthen graduate nursing education through collaboration. Share your scholarly work with fellow faculty members, stay updated on featured conferences and workshops, and mark your calendar for upcoming webinars to enrich your teaching methods.

AACN Statement on Upcoming Conference Locations
August 15, 2023

AACN applauds the robust and open dialogue about the upcoming AACN conferences in Florida, that is currently underway in our online discussion community. These discussions are extremely helpful to us as we consider how to move forward with programming in states with an anti-DEI legislative environment. Read AACN’s statement about upcoming conference locations. 

Faculty Link Newsletter: August 2023
August 14, 2023

In this issue, we're thrilled to introduce the upgraded AACN Connect Community, your go-to platform for networking, collaboration, and resource sharing within the academic nursing community. In addition, see open calls for abstracts, Discover Nursing School Virtual Fair,  CBE-Workshops, faculty conferences,  and much more!

AACN Response to the Legislative Actions Impacting DEI
June 2, 2023
AACN continues to monitor legislative action impacting diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) across the country, and we stand firm in our commitment to our nursing schools and to the overarching goal of ensuring equitable health care for all people. To achieve that goal, we will continue to champion DEI while promoting the development of a more diverse and inclusive student, staff, and faculty population. 

Apply Now: Faculty Scholars Grant
May 8, 2023
AACN is now accepting applications for the 2023-2024 Faculty Scholars Grant Program. A total of $50,000 in funding will be distributed to support two $25,000 faculty scholarship projects through 2024. The focus of these scholarly activities should reflect current issues in nursing education or practice and support of AACN’s strategic priorities.

Focusing on the Future of Faculty
February 22, 2023
Read the latest Rounds with Leadership for a Summary Report on the Future of Faculty Forum, which has an overview of the faculty shortage including the latest data, steps for building a shared understanding of the challenges before us, and strategies for boosting faculty supply.

AACN Statement on Fraudulent Nursing Schools
February 3, 2023
AACN applauds the Department of Justice for shutting down a corrupt scheme involving three fraudulent nursing schools in Florida engaged in selling phony nursing diplomas and transcripts to individuals seeking nursing positions.


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Exploring the Barriers to Inclusion for Nurses with Disabilities

Johns Hopkins University, DOCS with Disabilities Initiative, American Association of Colleges of Nursing, Josiah Macy Foundation
The Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation hosted a 3-part series of webinars for nurse educators on Exploring the Barriers to Inclusion for Nurses with Disabilities in partnership with AACN, the Docs With Disabilities Initiative, and the Johns Hopkins Disability Health Research Center. Register now or download webinar content.

Webinar 1: Barriers and Belief Systems: Nurses with Disabilities in Training and Practice
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Webinar 2: Barriers and Belief Systems: Removing Admissions Barriers for Nurses with Disabilities: Addressing Technical Standards
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