Healthy People 2020 Upcoming Webinars
Healthy People provides science-based, 10-year national objectives for improving the health of all Americans. Healthy People 2020 continues in this tradition with the launch on December 2, 2010 of its ambitious, yet achievable, 10-year agenda for improving the Nation’s health. Healthy People 2020 is the result of a multiyear process that reflects input from a diverse group of individuals and organizations. Join Healthy People 2020 for the following upcoming Webinars:
New Healthy People 2020 Tools
Healthy People 2020 Objectives Search: Healthy People 2020 just launched a new online tool that lets you search across Healthy People objectives to find just what you are looking for. 
Healthy People eLearning: Take the Healthy People 2020 eLearning lesson, “Defining Success in a Systems Approach: The San Diego County Childhood Obesity Initiative” to learn about a community-wide partnership addressing childhood obesity. Continuing education credits available upon completion.
Apply Now for the 2013 Minority Nurse Faculty Scholarship
AACN, with support from the Johnson & Johnson Campaign for Nursing’s Future, is currently offering a sixth round of scholarship funding to underrepresented minority nursing students who plan to work as nursing faculty after graduation. Applicants must be enrolled full-time in a doctoral nursing program or a clinically-focused master’s degree program. Five scholarships in the amount of $18,000 will be awarded.
Click here for more details and to access the scholarship application. 
Applications must be received by May 1, 2013.
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This email was sent to faculty who subscribed to AACN Faculty Link. If individual faculty from member schools would like to subscribe to this newsletter, click here.
For more information about faculty programs offered by AACN, contact Cathi Cox, Faculty Programs Director, via email or 202-463-6930, ext. 270.
2013 GANES Conference: Developing Academic Leadership in Complex Environments
May 23, 2013 ~ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Crowne Plaza, Melbourne, Australia
The Global Alliance for Leadership in Nursing Education and Science (GANES) invites nursing deans and senior faculty to attend a special post-conference program on Developing Academic Leadership in Complex Environments immediately following the 25th Quadrennial Congress of the International Council of Nursing coming to Melbourne, Australia this May. The GANES program will feature an array of international nursing leaders addressing a diverse set of issues, including succession planning  and career development for top academic leaders, building the research enterprise, applying business models to academic programs, and clinical academic careers. For complete details on this one-day conference offered Thursday, May 23, 2013 at the Crowne Plaza in Melbourne, see
Free Advertising in May for AACN's Career Link
In honor of National Nurses Week, AACN is pleased to offer member institutions the opportunity to advertise faculty vacancy announcements for free in Career Link during the month of May. 
To take advantage of this offer, please email your vacancy announcement to Career Link Ad Coordinator, Emily Van Daniker at by Friday, April 19, 2013
You may send the ad copy in the body of an email or as an attachment in Word.  In addition to the text, announcements may include a graphic image such as your school logo. Graphics may be sent via email as either a JPEG or GIF file. Finally, the person placing the ad must include their name, institution, mailing address, email, and phone number in the body of the email, along with the words "Free May Advertising" in the subject. 
Candidates from around the world will visit Career Link in search of positions including:
  • Dean/Director
  • Associate Dean/Director
  • Nominating Committee
  • Faculty
  • Instructor
  • Hospital Administrator
  • Advanced Practice Clinician
  • Entry-Level Professional Nurse
  • Nursing Researcher
Click here to view advertisement template for Career Link.
Currently 25 positions are advertised in Career Link for April 2013 
NursingCAS Open House and Upcoming Events
Enrollment Management Workshop and NursingCAS Open House: June 14, 2013
On April 15, a new NursingCAS application cycle will open using an updated platform that is able to accommodate any nursing school’s unique needs and enforce school-specific requirements. NursingCAS provides an online application for students and web-based admissions software for schools. NursingCAS staff and the advisory group want to help you implement the service at your school. AACN encourages your school to be part of this important initiative, even if you already have an existing process in place that works for you. This is a free resource and there is no charge for your school to participate in NursingCAS. If you would like to join NursingCAS, please complete this form and we can begin working with you on implementation.
Find out more about NursingCAS at these upcoming events: 
Enrollment Management Workshop and NursingCAS Open House
June 14, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm, The Arsenal on the Charles, Watertown, MA (Outside of Boston)
This free workshop will focus on best practices related to enrollment management including hitting enrollment targets, generating a diverse applicant pool, streamlining admissions processes, and more. The workshop and open house are designed for deans, admissions professionals, faculty, IT staff, nursing school recruiters, advisors, and other decisions makers involved in the nursing admissions process. Find out more about how other schools have implemented, leveraged, and benefited from NursingCAS and how you can do the same at your institution. Sessions will feature content for prospective, beginner, and advanced users. Learn more and register.
NursingCAS 101
April 15, 2013
11:00 AM - Noon ET - Register Now
3:00 - 4:00 PM ET - Register Now
We encourage your prospective students, applicants, and staff to attend a "NursingCAS 101" Webinar on April 15. These Webinars will educate applicants who have previously applied through the service and applicants who are using NursingCAS for the first time on how to complete their application, highlight new functionality, and give tips on how to successfully complete their application. Both sessions will feature a  Q&A.
What's New in NursingCAS & WebAdMIT for 2013 - 2014
Thursday, April 25, 2:00 - 3:00 PM ET - Register Now
Monday, April 29, 1:00 – 2:00 PM ET - Register Now
See a full demonstration and explanation of the new enhancements and features of the 2013 – 2014 NursingCAS application and web-based companion admissions management software, WebAdMIT.
For more information about NursingCAS, contact Caroline Allen, at or 202-463-6930 ext. 258 or visit
Register Now for Upcoming 2013-2014 Conferences
Special Discount

Between May 1 and August 1 AACN Members will receive a $50 discount on conferences offered between July 2013 and June 2014 ($349 per conference). Discount applies to selected (marked *) conferences. Individuals must register for specific conferences. To view specific conferences, click here. This discount may not be combined with other conference discounts.
Business Officers of Nursing Schools (BONUS) Meeting
April 17-19, 2013
Omni Austin Downtown Hotel
Austin, TX 
Summer Seminar
July 21-24, 2013
The Lodge at Vail
Vail, CO

Fall Semiannual Meeting
October 26-29, 2013
JW Marriott
Washington, DC
Organizational Leadership Network (OLN) Meeting
October 26, 2013
JW Marriott
Washington, DC 
Executive Development Series
November 20-21, 2013
Hilton New Orleans Riverside
New Orleans, LA
Instructional Leadership Network (ILN) Meeting
November 21, 2013
 Hilton New Orleans Riverside
New Orleans, LA
Baccalureate Education Conference
November 21-23, 2013
Hilton New Orleans Riverside
New Orleans, LA
For more information and to register for AACN Conferences, visit
Questions? Contact Nadja Beverage, AACN Conference Manager at or at
202-463-6930 ext. 240.
Free Faculty Webinars
AACN is pleased to announce upcoming Webinars exclusively for faculty teaching in AACN member schools.
To register for these free Webinar, see
Visit our Web site to access past Webinars and review Webinars organized by topics. For assistance in registering, contact Anna Kathryn Pierce, Faculty Programs Coordinator, at or 202-463-6930, ext. 227.
2013 AACN Leadership for Academic Nursing Program (LANP) - Request for Applications
Now in its 12th year of operation, AACN’s Leadership for Academic Nursing Program (LANP) has become the preferred professional development experience for faculty aspiring to leadership roles and for nursing schools looking to facilitate succession planning. This program is available to mid- to upper-level faculty who are preparing to lead the nursing academic unit or are new to the dean/director role. This competitive program provides participants with a focused assessment experience, a range of content and exercises related to successful executive leadership, and the opportunity to establish a peer network that fosters long-term partnerships and shares growth and development. 
LANP’s week-long opening seminar will be held July 28 – August 1, 2013 at the Antlers Hilton Colorado SpringsThe program starts in the afternoon on Sunday, July 28 and ends at noon on Thursday, August 1.
Applications must be received by AACN no later midnight (EST) on April 12, 2013 in order to be considered. Incomplete applications will not be forwarded to the selection committee. Final notifications will be made no later than April 22, 2013. Complete application information is available at
Inquiries about the application may be directed to Taren Wagner: 202-463-6930, ext. 232 or

Questions about the fellowship program should go to Dr. Catherine Cox: 202-463-6930, ext. 270 or
Free QSEN Faculty Development Workshop
May 1, 2013 in San Antonio, TX
AACN is pleased to announce that registration is now underway for the May 1, Quality and Safety Education for Nurses (QSEN) Faculty Development Workshop in San Antonio, TX. As a pre-conference to the American Nursing Informatics Association Conference, the San Antonio QSEN Faculty Development Workshop will give nursing faculty and hospital educators the skills and resources needed to teach quality and safety competencies in master’s and doctoral level nursing courses. Graduate faculty and their practice partners are invited to apply.

Registration is free to the first 100 faculty who register for the workshop. Applications must be completed online. The application is available at Contact hours will be awarded to all attendees who complete the entire one-day QSEN pre-conference workshop. The application deadline is April 26, 2013.
For more information on the QSEN program, which is funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, please visit
AACN Hosts Inaugural Faculty Policy Intensive
This spring marked the launch of AACN’s inaugural Faculty Policy Intensive (FPI)  in Washington, DC. Eight faculty from AACN member schools were selected from a highly competitive applicant pool to attend this four-day conference. The program is designed to expand upon policy knowledge and advocacy skills. This fully-funded program coincided with AACN’s Spring Annual Meeting and hosted the following attendees:
Patricia Brennan PhD, RN, MS, DPNAP
Assistant Professor, Samuel Merritt University
Camille Burnett, PhD, MPA, RN, PHCNS-BC, BScN, DSW
Assistant Professor and Roberts Scholar, University of Virginia
Melondie Carter, DSN, RN
Associate Professor, University of Alabama
Lilia A. Fuentes, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC
Assistant Professor – Department of Nursing,
MSN Program Coordinator, The University of Texas – Pan American
Mary Garnica, DNP, APNFNP-BC
Assistant Professor, University of Central Arkansas
Sharon Guthrie, PhD, ARNP, CPNP, NCSN, RN-BC
Assistant Professor, Mount Mercy University 
Joanne Noone, PhD, RN, CNE
Associate Professor, Associate Dean, Ashland Campus,
Oregon Health & Science University
Andréa Sonenberg, DNSc, WHNP, CNM
Assistant Professor, Pace University
The program introduced the faculty to leaders in nursing and healthcare at the federal levels, including Director of the NINR Patricia Grady; RADM Parham Hopson, Senior Advisor for HIV/AIDS Policy at the Health Resources and Services Administration; and Barbara Damron, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health Policy Fellow with the Senate Labor, Health, Education, and Pensions Committee in the office of Senator Lamar Alexander (R-TN). FPI attendees also met with Deborah Trautman, Executive Director of the Johns Hopkins Medicine Center for Health Policy and Healthcare Transformation to hone verbal advocacy messaging, Darlene Curley, Executive Director of the Jonas Center for Nursing Excellence, and an interprofessional roundtable comprised of federal representatives from national healthcare organizations.
For more information about the Faculty Policy Intensive, and to view the full agenda for the 2013 program, see:
CCNE Calls for Comments Accreditation Standards
The Standards Committee of the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) is pleased to announce that the FINAL DRAFT of the proposed Standards for Accreditation of Baccalaureate and Graduate Nursing Programs is now available for review and comment by the CCNE community of interest. The Standards Committee is seeking input from all interested parties, including university and program administrators, nursing faculty, practicing nurses, nursing students, employers of nurses, nursing organizations, federal and state agency representatives, accrediting organizations, and others with an interest in the preparation of nurses at the baccalaureate or graduate level. For full details on submitting comments, visit
Comments may be submitted via email at The deadline for submitting comments is April 15, 2013.
To review an electronic version of the FINAL DRAFT of the Proposed Standards (a clean copy or with tracked changes), please go to Note that the version with tracked changes reflects only those changes that have been made to the document since it was last released for public comment in October 2012.
If you have any questions about the standards revision process, please contact Lori Schroeder, CCNE Associate Director, at (202) 887-6791 ext. 253 or
New Assessment Items in the APRN Resource Center
The APRN Resource Center was developed through a collaboration between AACN and the Hartford Institute for Geriatric Nursing at New York University College of Nursing (HIGN), with generous funding from the John A. Hartford Foundation. The Resource Center houses multiple gerontology-focused resources for faculty and students. Some of the most popular resources are the case studies for NPs and CNSs. Just added to the Center are assessment items for each case study that can be used by  students, practicing APRNs, or faculty.  Other new additions include links to HIGN’s Delirium: Patient- and- Family Centered Care Approach modules that address the assessment and treatment of delirium, using a patient- and family-centered care approach in acute care and transitions to other settings; ConsultGeriRN App on Delirium, Agitation, Confusion, Fall Prevention, and Post-fall Evaluation; and INTERACT resources for management of acute change in LTC resident condition and transitions. Visit the APRN Resource Center for the latest information and resource for Adult-Gerontology APRN education at
New Interprofessional Recommendations from the Macy Foundation
The Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation’s recently released the report, Transforming Patient Care: Aligning Interprofessional Education with Clinical Practice Redesign, which stems from the Foundation’s January 2013 conference on interprofessional education where leaders in health professions education and healthcare delivery came together to discuss how they might align their efforts.   
Historically, health professions education and healthcare delivery have developed in isolation. As both undergo rapid change, stimulated in part by the Affordable Care Act, it is critical that efforts be coordinated to ensure students are prepared for practice in the 21st century healthcare system. Schools need to teach team-based competencies and academic institutions and delivery systems need to create learning environments and teachers that model interprofessional collaborative practice.
On April 18 the Macy Foundation will hold a web conference from 4:00 - 5:00pm (ET) to discuss new recommendations for linking interprofessional education with clinical practice redesign that promotes team-based care. Participants will hear how educational institutions and healthcare systems can begin to implement these recommendations and align their efforts to improve quality and transform patient care. For more information and to register, click here.
Upcoming Graduate Nursing Student Academy (GNSA) Webinars
New Date and Time
Thursday, April 25 at 2:00 pm (ET)
Join this Webinar to hear Dr. Erin Hartnett, a DNP graduate and the recipient of the first AACN Excellence in Advancing Nursing Practice Award, share her capstone experience, and discuss the steps she took to develop a successful capstone project.
Thursday, April 25 at 4:00 pm (ET)
Join this session to explore tips and strategies to help you successfully mount a winning dissertation process. Hear from a former PhD student who will share the steps she took to create a dissertation study with the potential to advance nursing science, education, practice, and policy.
Thursday, May 30 at 2:00 pm (ET)
Drs. Greer Glazer and Joyce Fitzpatrick will discuss the unique perspective leaders from other healthcare disciplines have regarding nurses in power positions, and they will share strategies that will allow you to strengthen your capacity as a future nursing leader.
The above Webinars are offered for free to all members of the GNSA. To register, visit:
AACN Partners with The City of Hope to Provide Palliative Care Education to DNP Faculty and Clinicians
The Integrating Palliative Oncology Care Into Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Education and Clinical Practice project, funded through the National Cancer Institute, will provide DNP nursing faculty and DNP clinical practitioners with the tools and resources to prepare the next generation of DNP graduates to provide excellent, compassionate, and evidence-based palliative care to those with cancer.  Two of four national courses will be held in 2014.  For an overview of the project, go to .  Applications will be available on May 15, 2013 at the website listed above.
Six National ELNEC Courses Remain for 2013
Six national ELNEC train-the-trainer courses will be held across the US in 2013.  Courses remaining are:
May 14 & 15:  St. Louis, MO
July 30 & 31:  Boston, MA
October 8 & 9:  Lake Buena Vista, FL (Orlando)
November 5 & 6:  Washington, DC
ELNEC-Pediatric Palliative Care:
July 30 & 31:  Boston, MA
ELNEC-Critical Care:
November 5 & 6:  Washington, DC
For further information about these courses, and/or to register, go to 
CNC Announces Policy Changes
The Commission on Nurse Certification (CNC) has announced that effective July 1, 2013, faculty, administrative staff, and/or instructors of CNL education programs may not serve as proctors for the CNL Certification Exam. The purpose for the policy change is to avoid a perceived conflict of interest and to comply with national certification program accreditation standards. Each proctor in compliance with all CNL Certification Exam policies and procedures will be paid $50 for their service during the applicable testing period. To receive payment, proctors must submit a W-9 form to CNC (complete the W-9 using the mailing address on file with the IRS).  A check will be issued to the proctor approximately 45 days after the testing period.
The next testing period for the CNL Certification Exam is July 15-August 9, 2013. To register for the CNL Certification Exam’s summer 2013 testing period, applications and the Program Site Registration Forms are due to CNC by June 7, 2013.  NOTE: CNC encourages online submission of CNL Certification Program applications – an additional charge for hard copy applications will be incurred effective May 3, 2013.
For more information, go to or contact Tracy Lofty, CNC’s Director, at
Current Calls for AACN Award Nominations
AACN Faculty Awards
Excellence and Innovation in Teaching Award
This award recognizes excellence and innovation in the teaching of nursing at AACN member schools by faculty with more than five years of teaching experience. Faculty who teach in didactic and/or clinical settings will be considered for this award. Deadline to submit an application is June 1, 2013.
For award criteria and detailed application information visit,
This award recognizes a faculty member who systematically investigates questions related to student learning and the conditions under which it occurs in order to improve outcomes. Deadline to submit an application is June 1, 2013.
For award criteria and detailed application information visit,
Novice Faculty Teaching Awards
This award recognizes excellence and innovation in the teaching of nursing by novice faculty at AACN member schools. Two awards will be presented each year: one for didactic and one for clinical teaching. Deadline to submit an application is June 1, 2013.

For award criteria and detailed application information visit,

Additional Calls for Nominations
Innovations in Professional Nursing Education Awards
This award recognizes the outstanding work of AACN member schools to re-envision traditional models for nursing education and lead programmatic change. Innovation awards, including a monetary prize of $1,000, will be given in four institutional categories: Small School; Academic Health Center (AHC); Private School without an AHC; and Public School without an AHC. Deadline to submit a nomination is June 8, 2013.

For award criteria and detailed nomination information, visit

One of the highest honors a person can receive from AACN is the Sr. Bernadette Armiger Award, which recognizes a nursing leader who has made significant contributions to AACN and its goals, to nursing education, and to the advancement of the profession. Deadline to submit a nomination is June 8, 2013.
For award criteria and detailed nomination information, visit
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