Macy Faculty Scholars Program Provides Support for
Educational Reforms

The Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation is seeking applicants for the Macy Faculty Scholars Program, which is designed to foster innovation and develop the next generation of leaders in health professions education. Up to five early- to mid-career nursing and medicine faculty will be selected to lead new educational reforms at their home institutions over two years. Scholars are awarded $100,000 per year and are provided opportunities for further career development through national meetings and participation in Macy Foundation activities. The deadline to apply is 3:00 pm (ET) March 6, 2013.
Current Calls for Abstracts
Faculty Practice

February 20-21, 2013

Call for Abstracts
Due December 12, 2012
at 11:59 pm (ET)

Master's Education
February 21-23, 2013
Call for Abstracts
Due December 12, 2012
at 11:59 pm (ET)
Hot Issues Conference
April 11-13, 2013

Call for Abstracts
Due January 25, 2013
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Over 20 positions advertised in Career Link this Month
AACN's Career Link is an online resource for employment opportunities in nursing education that features a comprehensive list of vacancies in U.S. nursing colleges and universities.
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Reach thousands of potential applicants from nursing education, administration, practice, and research with your employment opportunity posted in AACN's Career Link.
Contact Anna Kathryn Pierce for details.
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For more information about faculty programs offered by AACN, contact Courtney Geanetta, Faculty Programs Coordinator, via email or 202-463-6930, ext. 230.
IPEC Announces 2013 Faculty Development Institute
The Interprofessional Education Collaborative (IPEC) invites faculty teams to attend the Interprofessional Faculty Development Institute for Quality Improvement and Patient Safety on May 20-22, 2013 at the Dulles Hyatt in Herndon, VA. The overall goal of the institute is to create faculty champions who can enhance interprofessional curricula, learning experiences, and assessment of learners in quality improvement and patient safety at the point of care. Faculty across the health disciplines will come together to explore how to embed quality improvement and patient safety (QI/PS) content into their curriculum, while learning how to create and assess clinical QI/PS projects. Pre-course reading activities will be assigned prior to the face-to-face workshop, and the post-course period will afford opportunities for online networking and a community of practice.  Upon returning to their home institutions, workshop participants will help to develop faculty teams with the knowledge and skills necessary to implement an interprofessional education plan focused on quality improvement and patient safety. For more information visit,
Registration will commence on January 28, 2013. Watch for more details about the registration process, which will be available in the coming weeks.
New IPE PORTAL Advances Interprofessional Education and Practice
High quality, peer-reviewed, competency-based learning modules for interprofessional health education are now available through a new innovative online portal launched by the Interprofessional Education Collaborative (IPEC). Based on Core Competencies for Interprofessional Collaborative Practice, these materials are designed to provide tools to prepare tomorrow’s health professions work force for interprofessional, team-based, patient-centered, and community- and population-oriented care. Funding support was provided by the Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation and the Interprofessional Education Collaborative (IPEC). Advisory and selection committee members included representatives from the American Psychological Association, the Physician Assistant Education Association, the American Physical Therapy Association, and IPEC member sponsors. 
The IPE PORTAL collection is open for submissions. Inquiries should be directed to   
AACN Releases Preliminary Data from 2012 Annual Survey
On December 4, 2012 AACN released preliminary survey data showing that enrollment in all types of professional nursing programs increased from 2011 to 2012, including a 3.5% increase in entry-level Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) programs. AACN’s annual survey findings are based on data reported from 664 of the 856 nursing schools in the U.S. (77.6% response rate) with baccalaureate and/or graduate programs. In a separate survey, AACN found a strong hiring preference for new nurses prepared at the baccalaureate level as well as a comparatively high job-placement rate for new BSN graduates. To read the full press release, visit
AACN and N-OADN Collaborate on Academic Progression Brochure
    AACN and the National Organization for Associate Degree Nursing (N-OADN) have just published a joint brochure titled Taking the Next Step in Your Nursing Education for associate degree-prepared nurses and nursing students looking to advance their education. This publication includes a letter of commitment to academic progression from the presidents of AACN and N-OADN; a description of education options at the baccalaureate, master’s, and doctoral levels; a sampling of career choices for graduate-prepared nurses; and links to helpful resources on the Web. To order copies of this brochure in bulk (100 or more), click here.
Free QSEN Faculty Development Workshop
AACN is pleased to announce that registration is now underway for the 2013-2014 Quality and Safety Education for Nurses (QSEN) Faculty Development Workshops. Using a train-the-trainer approach, five workshops are planned to 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. Educators completing a workshop will be expected to share their new expertise with colleagues, practice partners, and students. Apply now for one of the following free pre-conference programs:
Registration is free to the first 100 faculty who register for each workshop. Applications must be completed online. The application is available at
For more information on this program, which is funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, please visit
Register Now for Upcoming Faculty Webinars
AACN is pleased to announce upcoming Webinars exclusively for faculty teaching in AACN member schools.
Evaluating Class Size and Online Education
February 7, 2013
3:00-4:00 pm (ET)
March 13, 2013
2:00-3:00 pm (ET)
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 Courtney Geanetta, Faculty Programs Coordinator, at or 202-463-6930, ext. 230.
HHS Webinar: Who's Leading the Leading Health Indicators (LHI)? - Environmental Quality
Join Healthy People 2020’s December LHI Webinar on
Monday, December 17, 2012 at 12:00 pm (ET). This 45-minute event will be led by HHS Assistant Secretary for Health, Dr. Howard Koh, and will highlight how one U.S county is successfully implementing a system to improve air quality standards and provide their community with timely notifications of potential health risks.
To register, visit: For more information, see:
Don't Miss the Faculty Development Conference:
Success Strategies for New Faculty!
Make plans now to attend AACN’s Faculty Development ConferenceSuccess Strategies for New Faculty—February 7-9, 2013 at the Omni Jacksonville Hotel in Jacksonville, FL. The deadline for early registration is January 25, 2013.

The Faculty Development Conference is aimed at those new to the faculty role and those who would like to gain more self-confidence in teaching in baccalaureate and higher degree programs. Program and concurrent sessions address creating an active learning environment; clinical teaching and evaluation; evaluating student learning; and other topics of interest to those who wish to improve their teaching practice.
For more information on this conference, go to:
Faculty Practice Pre-Conference and Master’s Education Conference Planned for late February
Join colleagues for these consecutive events at the Buena Vista Palace in Orlando, FL. The Faculty Practice Pre-Conference will be held February 20-21, 2013 and the Master’s Education Conference follows February 21-23, 2013. The annual Master’s Education Conference encourages faculty to explore topics and issues of mutual interest, especially during this period of transition to new program models and nursing roles. The 2013 theme is Looking Forward: Preparing Master’s Nursing Graduates for the Future. Plenary topics include the intersection of health care and higher education in nursing; informatics priorities for master’s students; and future healthcare delivery roles for master’s-prepared graduates. Concurrent sessions, posters, and abstract presentations allow participants to pursue topics of personal interest. The Faculty Practice Pre-Conference is designed for those who promote, administer, and engage in faculty practice. Under the theme, Policy, Business, and Faculty Practice: Links and Influences, topics include links between national healthcare policy and practice; institutional policies that underpin faculty practice; and the ever-important business aspects of faculty practice. 
For information and registration, see
Register Now for Upcoming AACN Conferences
January 17, 2013
CNL Research Symposium
 JW Marriott
New Orleans, LA
January 17-19, 2013
CNL Summit
JW Marriott
New Orleans, LA
January 23, 2013
Faculty Practice

Hotel Del Coronado
San Diego, CA
January 23-26, 2013
Doctoral Education Conference
Hotel Del Coronado
San Diego, CA
February 7-9, 2013
Faculty Development Conference
Omni Jacksonville Hotel
Jacksonville, FL
February 20-21, 2013
Faculty Practice Pre-Conference
Buena Vista Palace
Orlando, FL
Deadline Extended to
December 12, 2012 at
11:59 pm (ET)
February 21-23, 2013
Master's Education Conference
Buena Vista Palace
Orlando, FL
Deadline Extended to
December 12, 2012 at
11:59 pm (ET)
For more information, contact Nadja Beverage, AACN Conference Manager at or at
202-463-6930 ext. 240.
Register Now for the 2013 CNL Summit and
The Clinical Nurse Leader: Answering the Call to Lead Change and Advance Health.
The 2013 Clinical Nurse Leader (CNL) Summit will be held January 17-19, 2013 at the JW Marriott in New Orleans, LA. The CNL Summit provides a forum for all healthcare and academic audiences currently implementing or interested in exploring CNL education or practice. Conference topics include the impact and value of the CNL role on improving patient outcomes, implementing and sustaining the CNL role across diverse systems of care, the CNL role in quality and safety initiatives, innovations in education, and the complementary relationship between the CNL and other members of the healthcare team, including nurse managers, APRNs, and physicians. Special forums for the CNLA membership, CNL faculty, and nursing/healthcare executives also will be offered.
This year's Summit will include three preconference events: Introduction to Team Coaching Workshop presented in conjunction with the Dartmouth Institute Microsystem Academy and Advancing QSEN to Enhance Graduate Education and Practice funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.  The second annual CNL Research Symposium will also be offered Thursday morning prior to the beginning of the Summit. Exhibit and sponsorship opportunities are also available for this meeting.
For more information and to register for the CNL Summit and these three pre-conference events, see:
Application Deadline Approaching for
National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR) Graduate Partnership Program
The National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR) application period for  the Graduate Partnerships Program (GPP) will close on January 3, 2013, at 5:00 pm (ET).
Intended for nursing students currently enrolled in a PhD program, the GPP is an unparalleled doctoral-level research training opportunity that combines the academic environment of a university and the breadth and depth of research at the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
GPP fellows receive financial support and other benefits for up to three years while working with world-class resources in the NIH labs of renowned scientists. Fellows also enjoy a rich array of outstanding educational, career, and networking opportunities.
For more information, please visit the NINR GPP web page at
End-of-Life Nursing Education Consortium (ELNEC): Plans for 2013
The End-of-Life Nursing Education Consortium (ELNEC) project will hold 6 national training courses across the US in 2013.
A new curriculum, designed for Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (APRNs) will debut in April. Faculty teaching APRN students will have the opportunity to take up-dated content back to embed into existing curriculum. To date, over 15,000 nursing faculty and practicing clinicians have attended a national ELNEC course.
National ELNEC courses for 2013:
  • ELNEC-For Advanced Practice Registered Nurses
    April 4-5 in  Anaheim, CA
    November 5-6 in  Washington, DC

  • ELNEC-Core
    February 21-22 in Anaheim, CA
    May 14-15 in St. Louis, MO
    July 30-31 in Boston, MA
    October 8-9 in Lake Buena Vista, FL (Orlando)

  • ELNEC-Critical Care
    February 21-22 in Anaheim, CA
    November 5-6 in  Washington, DC

  • ELNEC-Pediatric Palliative Care
    February 21-22 in  Anaheim, CA
    July 30-31 in  Boston, MA
For further information on these courses, go to and/or contact Pam Malloy at 
Learn How Rush University Leverages NursingCAS to Enhance Graduate Recruitment at the Doctoral Conference
RSVP for this session to learn how your colleague Lisa Rosenberg, PhD, RN, Associate Dean for Admissions & Recruitment at Rush University, leverages this free resource to enhance student recruitment in doctoral and master's nursing programs, increase efficiency, reduce administrative costs, maximize staff resources and time, and facilitate a paperless admissions review process.
When: Wednesday, January 23 from 5:00 – 6:00 PM
Where: Hotel Del Coronado – 1500 Orange Avenue, Coronado, CA 92118
Learn about Rush's experience with NursingCAS from initial planning to implementation to student enrollment. NursingCAS is the online centralized application service for nursing schools. Over 56,000 applicants use NursingCAS to apply to RN diploma, associate degree, baccalaureate, master’s and doctoral programs  at participating schools nationwide. There is no cost for schools to participate in NursingCAS and all programs who join receive free web-based admissions software in order to access and manage your applicant pool.
Topics addressed during the session will include:
  • Streamlining the graduate admissions process
  • Recruiting diverse students
  • Promoting your programs
  • Going paperless 
  • Re-focusing resources and staff time to focus on recruitment
  • Managing the interview process
  • Online, holistic admissions review for faculty members and committee members
  • Pipeline management
  • Best practices in doctoral and master's admissions
  • Tracking requirements that fit your program
  • Communicating with students to influence their decision
  • Leveraging the data and reporting capabilities to your advantage
Reserve your seat now, space is limited. Visit to register for this free event or send an email to AACN’s NursingCAS Manager, Caroline Allen, at to sign up or if you have any questions. Note attendees do not need to be registered for the Doctoral Education Conference to attend this session. Additional information will be sent to those who register. Visit for more information on NursingCAS.
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