May 2013
Happy Nurses Week! Releases e-book "End of Shift: A Treasury of Real Stories by Real Nurses", a publication of Gannett Healthcare Group, announced the release of its first e-book, “End of Shift: A Treasury of Real Stories by Real Nurses.” The collection, which includes 30 inspiring and heartwarming stories written by nurses, is being released to coincide with National Nurses Week, May 6-12. The publication will be available throughout the week at as a free download in both e-reader and PDF formats. To download the e-book click here.
IOM Workshop
8:30 AM (ET)
The Institute of Medicine (IOM) will hold a workshop/webcast that is free and open to the public, but registration is required. The workshop will be webcasted. For more information and to register, click here.
HRSA’s Workforce Reports
The U.S. Nursing Workforce: Trends in Supply and Education presents data on the supply, distribution, and education/pipeline of the U.S. nursing workforce. Data and information are incorporated from various sources covering both the registered nurse and licensed practical / vocational nurse workforces. For more information and to download the report, click here.
Dr. Jennifer Nooney, lead author, will present findings from this report and the National Center’s nursing workforce agenda during a webinar, scheduled for May 14, 2013, at 2:00 PM (ET). For additional information click here.
The Compendium of Federal Data Sources to Support Health Workforce Analysis summarizes 19 federal data sources that can be used to support health workforce analysis. The Compendium is designed to help those interested in the health workforce understand how these sources (many of which were not established specifically to collect health workforce data) could be used for health workforce analysis. The Compendium can be downloaded here.
Grant Opportunity
Nurse Education, Practice, Quality and Retention - Veterans’ Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program (VBSN)
For more information on this new grant opportunity, which funds career ladder programs to increase the enrollment of veterans in BSN programs, click here.
The deadline for applications is June 7, 2013.
To see a copy of the press release announcing this new program click here.
Call for Abstracts: ASPH 2013 Public Health Summit
Association of Schools of Public Health (ASPH) announces call for abstracts for the third annual Undergraduate Education for Public Health Summit that will be held in Boston, MA on Saturday, November 2, 2013. This year’s theme is Faculty Development: Responding to Trends in Undergraduate Public Health Education.  
ASPH welcomes academicians and public health professionals to submit abstracts. In addition, undergraduate public health students and recent alumni are also invited to submit abstracts. The deadline to submit abstracts is Friday, May 17. To learn more about the call for abstracts, registration, and general event details, please visit
2013 QSEN National Forum
The 2013 Quality and Safety Education for Nurses (QSEN) National Forum will take place in Atlanta, Georgia from May 30 – 31, 2013.
The QSEN National Forum is designed to attract innovators and nurture faculty and nursing leaders for the improvement of quality and safety education through sharing of:
  • Innovations in curricular design and teaching strategies that accomplish QSEN competency development
  •  Research related to quality and safety education in pre-licensure, advanced practice programs, and clinical practice
For more information and to register, click here.
ARHP Releases Summit Outcomes Report
The Association of Reproductive Health Professional (ARHP) recently launched the Sexual and Reproductive Health Workforce Project to address the unmet need for access to high-quality sexual and reproductive health (SRH) care. While the resources to do this critical work are more limited than ever, ARHP are committed to marshalling the necessary support to create innovative educational models and change service delivery systems.
In early 2013, ARHP convened leading SRH experts to establish strategies to prepare the healthcare workforce to provide comprehensive SRH care. Read the just-published recommendations and see the full list of expert participants here.
Million Hearts Educational Module
Over 500 participants from more than 50 colleges across the country have become involved in the Million Hearts initiative to prevent heart attacks and strokes by having their students complete the educational module. Health profession students who complete the free Million Hearts educational module will become a Million Hearts Fellow. At the end of the module, there is a mechanism for students to enter data on the 10 people for whom they conducted Million Hearts screening and/or education so that we can track the number of people we have reached through our effort. This module is intended to help students learn about how they can impact population health through Million Hearts and assist the CDC and HHS in preventing 1 million heart attacks and strokes by 2017.
Million Hearts will be conducting another informational webinar on how to use the 4-hour module with your students on May 13 from 1:00-2:00 pm (ET). To access the webinar, click here and login as a guest. You will need to login to the above link and call in to the phone conference line below to attend the webinar.
The call in number is:
Participant Passcode:  636580#
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For more information about faculty programs offered by AACN, contact Cathi Cox, Director of Programs via email or 202-463-6930, ext. 270.
First Round of Fellows Selected for AACN-Wharton Executive Leadership Program
Congratulations to our first round of fellows selected for the AACN-Wharton Executive Leadership Program, who are currently being notified of their admission to the program. AACN still has several spots open for this world-class leadership development opportunity, so please contact AACN’s Director of Programs Catherine Cox before June 1st if you would like to be considered during our final call for applications.
Register Now for AACN's Summer Seminar
Join AACN for the 2013 Summer Seminar in the heart of the renowned Vail Village, nestled at the base of Vail Mountain. The Summer Seminar will be held July 21-24, 2013 at The Lodge at Vail, located in Vail, Colorado.

Speaker/Facilitator Cy Wakeman returns with new advice and practical strategies following the extremely popular 2009 and 2010 Summer Seminars based on her unique philosophy of reality-based leadership. The 2013 seminar will offer insights from her soon-to-be-released book, Reality-Based Rules of the Workplace: Know What Boosts Your Value, Kills Your Chances, and Will Make You Happier. Learn how to be a better academic leader and individual employee! Join Cy and your colleagues to:
  • Calculate your own and others’ value to the organization
  • Recognize, confront, and reduce “emotional expensiveness”
  • Identify what it takes to own your career; become an invaluable member of the team;and even learn to love your job again   
Bring family and a team of colleagues to enjoy the area’s many attractions and gain valuable leadership strategies. Casual attire is recommended. For more information and to register, visit
Nurse Week Promotion Yields Over 250 Faculty Vacancy Announcements
In honor of National Nurses Week, AACN offered member schools an opportunity to post free faculty vacancy announcements on our Web-based Faculty Career Link. Many schools took advantage of this offer, and more than 250 faculty vacancies in over 95 schools of nursing are now posted online at Please feel free to forward this announcement to your graduate students who may be considering teaching opportunities.
For more details on how Faculty Career Link can help you meet your recruitment needs, see
NursingCAS Open House Coming in June
Enrollment Management Workshop and NursingCAS Open House: June 14, 2013 at 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.
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.
July 21-24, 2013
The Lodge at Vail
Vail, CO

Fall Semiannual Meeting
October 26-29, 2013
JW Marriott
Washington, DC
Washington, DC 
Executive Development Series
November 20-21, 2013
Hilton New Orleans Riverside
New Orleans, LA
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.
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
Upcoming Graduate Nursing Student Academy (GNSA) Webinars
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.
Where Does Your Time Go?: Developing Your Plan for Effective Time Management
Tuesday, June 11 at 2:00 pm (ET)
Students will assess how they use their time throughout the week. Effective time management strategies related to academic study will be presented including organizational tools and goal setting. Participants will also be provided with some easy to use, tangible study tips to put into practice.
Overview of the CNL Certification Program
Tuesday, October 1 at 2:00 pm (ET) 
During the Webinar, Tracy Lofty, Director of the Commission on Nurse Certification (CNC), and  Dr. Patricia Thomas, CNC's Chair, will discuss the application process, the certification exam blueprint, exam resources, renewal requirements, and much more. 
The above Webinars are offered for free to all members of the GNSA. To register, visit:
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 Announcements
CNL Certification Exam Registration Deadline Extended
The Commission on Nurse Certification (CNC) has extended the registration deadline for the Summer 2013 testing period of the Clinical Nurse Leader (CNL) Certification Exam from June 7, 2013 to June 26, 2013. To sit for the CNL Certification Exam during a specific testing period, applications must be submitted to CNC by the deadline. In addition, CNL education programs must submit the Site Registration Form to CNC by the same deadline to serve as an exam site. Below is a listing of upcoming testing periods and registration deadlines:
Testing Period             Deadline
July 15 - August 9, 2013 June 26, 2013
December 2-13, 2013 November 1, 2013
January 20-31, 2014 December 16, 2013
For more information and to access the CNL Certification Program Application, go to
To register as an exam site, complete the Site Registration Form  posted on
CNC Announces Exam Policy Changes

Effective July 1, 2013, faculty and/or instructors (or anyone with a perceived conflict of interest) 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.  A check will be issued to the proctor approximately 45 days after the testing period.  
CNC encourages online submission of CNL Certification Program applications – an additional charge for hard copy applications will be incurred effective May 3, 2013. Payment of online applications may be made by check or credit card.  
For more information, go to or contact Tracy Lofty, CNC’s Director, at
American Association of Colleges of Nursing
One Dupont Circle NW, Suite 530, Washington, DC 20036