Faculty Link Newsletter: June 2023

AACN Faculty Link Newsletter

June 2023 Issue

Nurse Education, Practice, Quality and Retention (NEPQR) Simulation Education Training (SET) Program

Applications are currently being accepted through the NEPQR program from schools seeking funding to increase training opportunities for nursing students through simulation-based technology. The program aims to increase the number and capacity of nursing students to address the healthcare needs and improve patient outcomes of rural and/or medically underserved populations. The application deadline is July 3. Learn more here

View the Latest Vacancies in Academic Nursing
Career Center

Explore vacancies in nursing education, administration, and research by visiting AACN's Career Center.
Recent Postings:
  • Director of Simulation - Virginia
  • Clinical Assistant Professor in Nursing - Indiana
  • Director of Nursing - Illinois

Join the Conversation on AACN Connect
AACN Connect is the place to have your voice heard in the academic nursing community.
Here's what fellow members are talking about:
  • Prelicensure Clinical Evaluation Using the New Essentials
  • How to Prepare Faculty for a CCNE Accreditation Site Visit
  • Faculty Teaching First-year BSN Students
See more discussions and chime in on these important conversations via AACN Connect
Advance Scholarship in DEI: Apply for an AACN Faculty Scholar Grant
Faculty Scholars Grant Program
The Foundation for Academic Nursing, the philanthropic arm of AACN, is seeking applications for AACN's Faculty Scholars Grant Program. This program provides support to nurse educators leading innovative efforts to redesign teaching and learning at AACN member schools.
For this grant cycle, AACN is specifically inviting applications focused on advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI). Given the legislative threats impacting DEI and the urgent need to drive health equity, AACN has prioritized scholarship in this area. Innovation-focused applications will be sought next year. 
Two $25,000 awards will be presented to support faculty projects focused on promoting DEI in restricted states, achieving health equity, enhancing diversity among nurse faculty and students, assessing the impact of workforce diversity on patient outcomes, or identifying barriers to preparing a diverse nursing workforce. Visit the AACN website to learn more and apply.

Application Deadline: August 5

Stay Ahead of the Curve with AACN’s Faculty Conferences
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AACN offers a series of conferences tailored to meet the needs of nursing school faculty. With a focus on innovation, collaboration, and excellence, our conferences offer valuable opportunities to connect with peers, gain new insights, and prepare for the future of academic nursing. Whether you're teaching in a baccalaureate, master's, or doctoral program, there is a conference that will help you stay ahead of the curve. 

Featured Conferences for Faculty
Lake Buena Vista, FL | November 30-December 2, 2023
Lake Buena Vista, FL | November 30, 2023 | Pre-Conference to Transform 2023
Doctoral Education Conference
January 18-20, 2024 | Naples, FL
may10millhearts.pngDiversity Symposium
February 5-7, 2024 | New Orleans, LA
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We also encourage you to spread the word about the upcoming Graduate Nursing Academy (GNSA) Conference among your students!
This year's GNSA Conference, to be held August 17-18 in Washington, DC, will focus on professional development, advanced nursing roles, and leadership development. As the future of the nursing profession, graduate nursing students will have a unique forum to connect with noted nursing experts and peers nationwide. Share this link to the conference website with your graduate students. 

Navigating Competency-Based Nursing Education: Regional
Faculty Development Workshops
To help faculty meet the new competency expectations set forth in the 2021 Essentials, AACN is hosting another series of regional workshops! These events provide strategies, resources, and solutions to accelerate your school’s path to competency-based education.
The following workshops will be offered:  
Share Your School’s Path to Competency-Based Education!

AACN is committed to showcasing member schools’ approaches to Essentials implementation. If your school has made progress and would like to be featured on the website and in AACN News Watch, consider submitting a written summary or video. Share your video spotlight here. To submit a written spotlight, email Robert Rosseter, AACN's Chief Communications Officer at rrosseter@aacnnursing.org.

Apply to TIGER: Empowering Doctoral Nurses in Genomics
If you are a doctoral nurse looking to enhance your knowledge and skills in genetic and genomic content, consider applying to the Translation and Integration of Genomics is Essentials to Doctoral Nursing (TIGER) program. This education award, supported by the National Human Genome Research Institute of the National Institutes of Health, is a flipped classroom, train-the-trainer and collaborative mentorship program for a community of genomics informed nurses. The program has two parts: a Genomics workshop held as a pre-conference in conjunction with AACN's Doctoral Education Conference in January, and monthly virtual genomic updates with nationally recognized genomic experts covering an array of topics, including population health, genomics in nursing education, genomics curriculum development, responsible research conduct, and more. By completing TIGER, you can earn up to 22.75 contact hours towards your continuing education requirements. 

How AACN’s Faculty Leadership Network Fosters Collaboration
AACN’s Faculty Leadership Network (FLN) offers a sounding board for faculty members to ask pedagogy questions and exchange ideas with the goal of supporting the evolution of teaching and learning in nursing education.

Here are three ways the FLN can help you foster growth in your career and collaboration:
  • In-Person Networking with Colleagues and Fellow Faculty 
    One of the most valuable aspects of the FLN is the chance to connect every year in-person with colleagues at the FLN Program, a half-day pre-conference program held prior to Transform 2023. This session brings FLN members together to network, share experiences, and learn from one another in a collaborative setting. Register for this year’s program here.
  • Year-Round Engagement Through an Exclusive Online Community 
    As a member of the FLN, you’ll have exclusive access to an online community platform that fosters collaboration. Share insights with peers and participate in discussion groups on a range of topics.
  • Contribute Your Expertise on Working Groups
    FLN members can also serve on working groups such as AACN conference programming and advisory groups, providing valuable input into the direction of nursing education as a whole.
That's not all! The FLN provides opportunities to earn CEU credits at a discounted rate, along with the chance to volunteer on its Steering Community. Whether you’re new to the profession or have spent a lifetime in nursing education, we encourage you to visit the AACN website and consider joining today!

Featured Webinars
Upcoming Webinars

Is your license up for renewal soon? Earn CE credits at your convenience by participating in AACN webinars! All webinars are available at no charge to faculty, staff, and students from member schools.
Upcoming Webinars
August 15 @ 2:00 pm (ET) » 1 Hour CE Credit

For assistance with registering for webinars, contact webinars@aacnnursing.org

Washington Weekly
Washington Weekly

Latest Washington Weekly Issue
June 7, 2023

Crisis Adverted: Bipartisan Debt Ceiling Bill Signed into Law
On June 3, President Biden signed the Fiscal Responsibility Act (H.R.3746) into law, narrowly averting a government default. This action comes following passage of H.R. 3746 in the House by a vote of 314-117 and a Senate vote of 63-36. The bipartisan Fiscal Responsibility Act suspends the debt ceiling through January 1, 2025, and imposes limits on discretionary spending over the next two fiscal years. Further, this bill includes recission of federal funding, particularly unspent COVID money, expansion of work requirements for temporary assistance programs, including Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Programs (SNAP), and ends the Student Loan Payment pause 60 days after June 30, among other items. According to the Congressional Budget Office estimate, H.R. 3746 would reduce the deficit by $1.5 trillion over the next ten years.
Programs vital to nursing education, practice, and research, including Title VIII Nursing Workforce Development Programs and the National Institute of Nursing Research, fall under non-defense discretionary spending, and could be impacted by the passage of this compromise. Further, recissions of COVID funding are expected at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), including at the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). Given this, conversations with our federal policymakers and the Administration remain a top priority.