January 2011
Happy New Year


Faculty Webinars

Preconference Focuses on Retooling NP and CNS Curricula

AACN Novice Faculty Teaching Awards

Macy Faculty Scholars Award

Online CNL Network

Upcoming Conferences

Call for Abstracts: Hot Issues Conference

AACN-Dartmouth Institute Academy

QSEN Faculty Development Institutes

AAMC Seeks Abstracts for Annual Integrating Quality Meeting

CNL Sessions at the STTI Conference

Minority Nurse Faculty Scholars Program

Mark your calendar for the February 2nd Webinar, presented by Dr. Melnyk (pictured below), Integrating Evidence Based Practice in Your Curriculum.
Bernadette Melnyk, PhD, RN, CPNP/PMHNP, FNAP, FAAN, Dean and Distinguished Foundation Professor in Nursing, College of Nursing and Health Innovation, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ
Read more about the Daisy Foundation and AACN Awards program for nurse faculty.
The Commission of Nurse Certification launched an online network for CNL faculty and partners. This discussion forum includes announcements, news, and events, and allows you to learn answers to your questions.
The discussion will be monitored by Linda Rusch, AACN's new CNL Resource Coach, and Tracy Lofty, CNC Director. To join the network, click here.
Upcoming Conferences

CNL Summit
January 20-21, 2011 Miami, Florida
January 26-27, 2011
San Diego, CA

February 11-13, 2011 Austin, Texas

February 24-26, 2011
Scottsdale, AZ
Faculty Link Registration

This email was sent to faculty registered with AACN Faculty Link. If individual faculty would like to register for this service, click here.

For more information about faculty programs contact AACN's Director of Faculty Programs, Laura Petri, at lpetri@aacn.nche.edu or 202-463-6930, x270.
Upcoming Faculty Webinars
AACN is pleased to continue its series of free Webinars exclusively for faculty teaching in baccalaureate and graduate nursing programs. These interactive sessions include a presentation from a noted expert followed by a robust question and answer session.

Integrating Evidence Based Practice in Your Curriculum
February 2, 2011, 11:00am – 12:00pm (EST)
This presentation will make a compelling case for accelerating the implementation of evidence-based practice into baccalaureate and graduate curriculum. Key strategies for integrating evidence-based practice into curricula will be highlighted. Learn more and register here.

Designing and Implementing a DNP Program: Practical Solutions to Practical Problems: Three Part Webinar Series  
Part I: Identifying Issues and Potential Problems: Lessons Learned
February 8, 2011, 11:30 am - 12:30 pm (EST)
The purpose of this webinar is to review and discuss issues and potential problems encountered during the design and implementation of a DNP program. Learn more and register here.
Part II: Frequently Asked Questions Answered: Looking Ahead
February 21, 2011, 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm (EST)
Part III: Capstone Projects: Putting the Pieces Together
March 30, 2011, 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm (EST)

Developing Multiple Choice Test Items
February 22, 1:00pm – 2:00pm (EST)
The key to safe nursing practice is critical thinking. The key to NCLEX success is critical thinking. This webinar will assist nursing faculty to develop classroom test items that assess the critical thinking ability of nursing students. Learn more and register here

Register for Upcoming Webinars or access past Webinar recordings and slides here.
Preconference Focuses on Retooling NP and CNS Curricula
A special one-day pre-conference, titled "Retooling NP & CNS Curricula: Implementing the New Adult-Gerontology APRN Education Requirements in Your Program," will be offered in conjunction with the Master's Education Conference on February 23, 2011 in Scottsdale, AZ. Under the national Consensus Model for APRN Regulation, education programs currently preparing adult or gerontology NPs and CNSs are expected to prepare graduates to provide comprehensive care across the entire adult-age spectrum, which includes the young adult through the older adult and frail elderly. In collaboration with the Hartford Institute for Geriatric Nursing at New York University College of Nursing, AACN offers this workshop to faculty preparing adult primary care and acute care NPs and CNSs to provide multiple resources and strategies to make this important curricular transition. This event is generously funded by The John A. Hartford Foundation. For full program and registration information, see http://www.aacn.nche.edu/Conferences/11Masters.htm.
Call for Applications: AACN Novice Faculty Teaching Awards
AACN is pleased to announce two new awards for faculty who have been in a teaching role for three years or less. These awards recognize excellence and innovation in teaching by faculty at AACN member schools. The Novice Faculty Excellence in Didactic Teaching Award is for outstanding faculty teaching in classroom or online settings, and the Novice Faculty Excellence in Clinical Teaching Award recognizes outstanding faculty in clinical settings. The deadline to submit a nomination is April 1, 2011. Read more.
Macy Foundation Faculty Scholars Award
The Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation has announced a new funding initiative to develop the next generation of national leaders in medical and nursing education: The Macy Faculty Scholars Program.
The Macy Faculty Scholars Program will nurture the careers of educational innovators in medicine and nursing by providing them with protected time to pursue educational reform projects at their home institutions. Up to five faculty leaders will be selected each year. They will receive salary support at $100,000 per year over two years and be provided with further career development opportunities through mentoring and access to a national support network.
Dramatic changes are occurring in medical practice and health care delivery. We need leaders that can transform the health professions educational system so that it better meets the health needs of the public. The Foundation hopes that Macy Faculty Scholars will become the drivers for this change.
Deadline for applications is March 15, 2011. To learn more about the program and selection criteria, visit: www.macyfoundation.org
Call for Abstracts: 2011 Hot Issues Conference
The 2011 Hot Issues Conference will be held April 14-16, 2011 at the Sheraton Inner Harbor in Baltimore, MD.
This year’s theme is “Beyond the Rhetoric: The Impact of Technology on Transformation of Nursing Education.” AACN invites abstracts that showcase new, evolving, or particularly successful approaches using technology in nursing education to support the conference theme. Approaches may include the use of any one of a variety of educational technologies; for example, simulation, robotics, distance learning, online teaching, or health care informatics.
Abstracts are due by February 9, 2011. For full details and instructions on how to submit an abstract, click here.
New Dates Set for AACN-Dartmouth Institute Academy
AACN and The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy & Clinical Practice are pleased to announce the dates for the second jointly sponsored Microsystem Academy: Nursing Faculty & Clinical Partners Improving Health Care Together Learning Series. Commencing on May 18, 2011, this program brings faculty and clinical partners together to learn and practice quality, safety, and microsystem development to advance graduate nurse education and curriculum.
The learning series will explore the many facets of teaching and adapting healthcare improvement in clinical microsystems or point-of-care units. Participants will examine strategies to improve outcomes and facilitate the design of high performing education and clinical settings to better serve patients, families, staff, students and the organization. With Web sessions scheduled from May through December 2011, the academy includes an on-site session in June 2011 at The Dartmouth Institute in Hanover, NH. For program details and registration information, see http://www.aacn.nche.edu/Education/microsystemacademy.htm.
Apply Now for a QSEN Faulty Development Institute
Registration is now underway for three nurse faculty development institutes focused on embedding quality and safety content in programs preparing entry-level RNs. Funded by RWJF, the QSEN Faculty Development Institutes emphasize six core competencies: Patient-centered care, teamwork and collaboration, evidence-based practice, quality improvement, safety, and informatics. Registration is free; seats are limited. Stipends will be awarded to help defray travel expenses (up to $350 per participant). Schools are encouraged to send up to two participants to a single institute. Additional faculty from a school may be accepted on a space-available, self-funded basis. Interested faculty are encouraged to apply now to avoid missing the following application deadlines: Chicago, March 16-18, apply by January 17; Boston, June 8-10, apply by April 4; and Seattle, September 14-16, apply by June 27. To apply, see http://www.aacn.nche.edu/qsenec/institutes.html.
AAMC Seeks Abstracts from Nurse Educators and Practitioners for Annual Integrating Quality Meeting
Hosted by the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC), the third annual Integrating Quality Meeting (June 9-10, 2011, Chicago) will showcase innovative approaches to integrating quality across the continuum of medical education and clinical care in academic health centers. The AAMC is currently soliciting abstracts for presentations, workshops, and posters on strategies for integrating quality, innovations in QI and safety education, faculty development, student and resident-led quality initiatives, and team training. Among the several themes of the conference, several are of interest to nursing and other health professional colleagues, including team-training, collaborative care, and interprofessional education. Adding depth to the IQ initiative, submissions from nursing colleagues in these and other thematic areas are strongly encouraged.
The deadline for abstract submissions is Monday, January 17, 2011. For more information and to submit an online proposal, please visit www.aamc.org/meetings/157666/2011_integrating_quality_meeting.html. Registration will be available online in February. Contact Meaghan Quinn at mquinn@aamc.org with questions.
Present a CNL Education Session at the STTI Conference
AACN and the Commission on Nurse Certification (CNC) encourage CNL faculty to submit an abstract focusing on the CNL role to Sigma Theta Tau International’s 41st Bienniel Convention scheduled for October 29-November 2, 2011 in Grapevine, Texas. Abstracts of translational research, evidence-based clinical and service projects and leadership initiatives are invited. Abstracts must demonstrate a direct correlation to the convention theme, "People and Knowledge: Connecting for Global Health" and demonstrate the impact the CNL is making on patient outcomes and CNL-led practice innovations specifically by using evidence-based practices. Suggested topics include collaborative partnership models, global CNL initiatives, outcomes measurement, leading change, and quality improvement projects.
The deadline to submit abstracts is January 26, 2011. For information, visit http://www.nursingsociety.org/STTIEvents/BiennialConvention/Pages/41_2011_CallforAbstracts.aspx.
Call for Applications: Minority Nurse Faculty Scholars Program
AACN and the Johnson & Johnson Campaign for Nursing’s Future are currently offering 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 (PhD, DNP) or a clinically-focused master’s degree. Additionally, applicants must commit to becoming full-time faculty in an accredited registered nursing program after graduation. This program is designed to address the shortage of nurse educators while diversifying the nurse faculty population in the United States. Five $18,000 scholarships will be awarded in Fall 2011.
Applications must be received on or before Wednesday, May 4, 2011. Please visit http://www.aacn.nche.edu/Education/doc/2011J&Japplication.doc for full details, eligibility requirements, and to access an application. Contact Amy Jacks at ajacks@aacn.nche.edu with any questions.
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