July 2013
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July 24, 2013
2:00 - 3:00 pm (ET)
Discuss how to overcome challenges with interprofessional education and practice. In addition, learn why interprofessional and team based care is necessary. To register, click here.
Note: In order to waive the cost for this Webinar, please list AACN as the organization you belong to during the registration process.
New HRSA Report on Women's Health Curricula
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) has just released the  Women's Health Curricula: Final Report on Expert Panel Recommendations for Interprofessional Collaboration across the Health Professions Report”.
Feel free to share with your colleagues and provide feedback to CDR Morrisa Rice
IOM Report: Best Care at Lower Cost: The Path to Continuously Learning Health Care in America

The Institute of Medicine's Report on Best Care at Lower Cost identifies three major imperatives for change: the rising complexity of modern health care, unsustainable cost increases, and outcomes below the system’s potential.  The authors also point out that emerging tools like computing power, connectivity, team-based care, and systems engineering techniques—tools that were previously unavailable—can serve as catalysts for change, and are already being put to successful use in pioneering health care organizations. To access the report, click here.
Join Nurses Health Study 3

The Nurses' Health Study is recruiting a new cohort of 100,000 female nurses and student nurses age 20-46 across the US and Canada. Joining is easy, the surveys are short, and everything is online. For more information and to join, visit http://www.nhs3.org.
Opportunity for Doctoral Scholarships in Cancer Nursing
Save the Date: Informational Call on  August 1, 2013 at 4:00 pm (ET)
The American Cancer Society is offering scholarships that are intended to provide support for study in a doctoral degree program in nursing or a related area, and to prepare the graduate for a career as a cancer nurse scientist.  Applicants must possess a current license to practice as a registered nurse, and be enrolled in or applying to an accredited doctoral degree program.  Students must project a full-time program of study that integrates cancer nursing and provides evidence of faculty support.  Awards are made for up to two years, with possibility of two-year renewal based on satisfactory progress.  The yearly stipend is $15,000 per year, which includes subsistence and tuition expenses. 
For more information about the scholarship, including instructions to join the call, click here.
Faculty Career Link
AACN's Career Link is an online resource dedicated to employment opportunities in nursing education that features a comprehensive list of available vacancies in U.S. nursing colleges and universities.
Advertise a Position
Reach thousands of potential applicants from the nursing education, administration, practice, and research arenas with your employment opportunity posted in AACN's Career Link.
Contact Emily Van Daniker for a price quote.
Be Featured in AACN's Syllabus

Share your teaching techniques and tips in Faculty Focus, a recurring feature in AACN’s bimonthly newsletter, Syllabus. Submit your creative teaching strategies to Dr. Mary Bondmass, Director of Faculty Development, via email. Submissions should be no longer than 150 words in length. With your permission, published submissions will include your name, photo, and institution.
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For more information about faculty programs offered by AACN, contact Dr. Mary Bondmass, Director of Faculty Development  via email or 202-463-6930, ext. 259.
Last Chance to Register for AACN's Summer Seminar
Join AACN for the 2013 Summer Seminar in the heart of the picturesque Vail Village. 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 http://www.aacn.nche.edu/events/2013/07/21/summer-seminar.
Alliance For Health Reform and RWJF
Webinar Announcement: 
Join the Alliance for Health Reform for a July 17 Webinar that will give you the latest on a flurry of state legislation to allow nurses, nurse practitioners and other medical providers to do more to care for patients. 
Featured Speakers:
  • Geraldine “Polly” Bednash, executive director of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing, will talk about the qualifications of nurses and nurse practitioners to care for patients in ways beyond what many states allow.
  • Kavita Patel, managing director for clinical transformation and delivery at the Engelberg Center for Health Care Reform at the Brookings Institution, and a former Obama administration official, will provide an overview of state activity and trends.
  • Reid Blackwelder, a Tennessee family physician and president-elect of the American Academy of Family Physicians, will discuss for the importance of sorting out the roles of physicians, nurses and other medical providers in the new team-based care environment. 
For more information and to register, visit http://www.allhealth.org/event_reg.asp?bi=294.
The event is sponsored by the nonpartisan Alliance for Health Reform and The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.
AACN Applauds Ruling that Upholds Race-Conscious Admission Decisions
On June 24, 2013,  the U.S. Supreme Court essentially upheld current university policies related to race-based admission decisions by remanding the Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin case back to the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals for reconsideration. This action did not challenge or overturn the legal framework for considering race as a factor in college admissions as set by previous court challenges, including the Grutter v. Bollinger case from 2003. “AACN joins with the larger higher education community to applaud the Supreme Court for continuing to support race-conscious admissions practices as a means to diversifying student populations,” said AACN President Jane Kirschling. “Nursing’s academic leaders have long recognized a strong connection between a culturally diverse nursing workforce and the ability to provide quality, culturally competent patient care. Achieving this goal must be a priority for the profession and requires action at the individual school level.” To read the full press release, visit www.aacn.nche.edu/news/articles/2013/aacn-applauds-court-ruling.
NCIN Program Awards Grants to 52 Schools of Nursing
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) recently announced the schools of nursing that have been selected to participate in RJWF’s prestigious New Careers in Nursing Scholarship Program (NCIN). During the 2013-2014 academic year, these schools will receive grants to support students in accelerated baccalaureate and master’s degree nursing programs, who are traditionally underrepresented in the field and are pursuing a second career in nursing. The NCIN Scholarship Program was launched in 2008 by the RWJF and AACN to expand enrollment in accelerated degree programs in schools of nursing while increasing diversity in the nursing workforce.
For more information and a list of the schools receiving grants, go to www.aacn.nche.edu/news/articles/2013/ncin-program-awards-grants.
Jonas Center and AACN Expand the Nation's Supply of PhD and DNP Nurses
The Jonas Center for Nursing Excellence and AACN are pleased to announce that the application process for new scholarship funding for nursing students enrolled in research-focused (PhD) and practice-focused (DNP) doctoral programs is currently underway. Earlier this spring, the Jonas Center announced funding for the fourth cohort of Jonas Doctoral Nurse Scholars, which will support doctoral nursing students whose research and clinical practice is focused on care of our nation’s veterans and students seeking faculty roles after graduation. Schools interested in applying for this funding must complete an online survey by July 12, 2013 with complete applications due in November 2013.
Funding for the fourth cohort of Jonas Doctoral Nurse Scholars will support 250 Jonas Scholars over a two-year period (Fall 2014–Spring 2016). Of the total cohort, 100 Scholars will be chosen for the Jonas Veterans Healthcare Program, which supports nursing PhD and DNP students whose research or clinical practice is specifically focused on the unique healthcare needs of our veteran population. In addition, 150 students will be chosen for the Jonas Nurse Leaders Scholars Program, which supports nursing PhD students who are committed to filling roles as nursing school faculty, and DNP students, who will fill roles as leaders in primary care and/or clinical faculty. For more information and details on the scholarship, visit www.aacn.nche.edu/news/articles/2013/jonas-phd-dnp
Ending Soon! Special Member Discount for Upcoming 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 
nbeverage@aacn.nche.edu or at 202-463-6930 ext. 240.
 Register Now for the 2013 PhD Summit 
AACN is pleased to announce that registration is now open for the PhD Summit, a National Dialogue on the Future of Nursing Science and the Research-Focused Doctorate. The summit will be held on September 19-20, 2013 at the InterContinental Chicago O'Hare Hotel in Chicago, IL. Nursing faculty, deans, and associate deans will come together to discuss the changing nature of research and shape the development of academic programs that will prepare the next generation of nurse scientists. To read the press announcement about the Summit, click here
To register for the PhD Summit, visit www.aacn.nche.edu/events/2013/09/19/phd-summit.
Nominations Open for Outstanding Dissertation and Capstone Awards
This AACN awards program recognizes and showcases outstanding dissertations and capstone projects completed by students in research- and practice-focused doctoral programs. Two awards will be presented at AACN’s annual Doctoral Education Conference, in Naples, Florida, January 29 – February 1, 2014:
  • Excellence in Advancing Nursing Science Award for an outstanding dissertation from a student in a PhD in nursing, DNS, or DNSc programs. A dissertation is an original research project that focuses on advancing nursing science and developing new evidence with the potential to guide nursing practice.
  • Excellence in Advancing Nursing Practice Award for an outstanding capstone project from a student in a Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program. A capstone project demonstrates high-level mastery of an area of advanced nursing practice and focuses on the translation of evidence into practice. 
For full criteria and nomination process, click here.  
All nominations must be received by October 15, 2013.
Please direct any questions related to this awards program to AACN’s Director of Faculty Development, Dr. Mary Bondmass at mbondmass@aacn.nche.edu.
Free Faculty Webinar: Academic-Practice Partnership Initiative
Tuesday, July 16 at 1:00 pm (ET) 
The University of Michigan School of Nursing and the Health System partnered to develop a model of integration that ‘bridges and unites’ faculty/clinical leaders/staff to advance clinical education, practice, and research/scholarship. Key components of this Webinar will include the integration of faculty/students/leadership/staff; team development; faculty driven clinical research/scholarship; microsystem development for better care outcomes, evidence-based practice and quality improvement methods; and ‘how to make it happen’.
Participants are encouraged to join the Academic-Practice Partnership Online Collaboration Community. This community provides a forum to share information and resources, to learn about innovative partnerships, to discuss ways of measuring success, and to network with peers. All participants are encouraged to share Tool Kit and Evaluation documents on the community. To join the community, go to http://login.icohere.com/aacnappc.
For assistance in registering for the Webinar, contact Anna Kathryn Pierce, Faculty Programs Coordinator, at apierce@aacn.nche.edu or 202-463-6930, ext. 227.
Upcoming Graduate Nursing Student Academy (GNSA) Webinars
Transitioning from the practice arena to an educator role can be challenging. Not only will you be changing roles, but you must also learn to redirect your mission from providing quality health care to your patients in practice, to aligning yourself with the university and their defined mission of teaching, scholarship, and service. As you evolve from student to educator, there are tools you can use that will allow you to move fluidly from novice to expert. 
Special Three Part Series on Communicating and Nursing Research
Tuesday, July 16 at 3:00 pm (ET)
During this session, the speakers will focus on the importance of disseminating research and understanding different audiences. Learn tools you can use to develop your communication strategy, to take a leadership role in the process, and to pose the appropriate questions to help you get started.
Thursday, August 8 at 1:00 pm (ET)
This session will introduce the different types of media and focus on what those media outlets are looking for. Explaining your research succinctly is critical. Hear about strategies that can be used to develop key messages and talking points. 
Tuesday, August 27 at 2:00 pm (ET)
Using the knowledge gained in the first two sessions, join this final session for tips, tricks, tools, and tactics. The speakers will share best practices and help you understand ways to connect with your target audiences. This session will also explore the different social media outlets that you can use to promote your research such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, Blogs, and Websites.
The above Webinars are offered free to all members of the GNSA. To register, visit: www.aacn.nche.edu/students/gnsa/webinars.
Current Call for Nominations
The Policy Luminary Award was established by AACN in 2009 to annually recognize an outstanding registered nurse and nursing leader for his or her public policy achievements. The first recipient of the award was Dr. Mary Wakefield, Administrator of the Health Resources and Services Administration. Dr. Wakefield’s extensive career in nursing and health policy exemplifies the spirit of the AACN Policy Luminary Award. The award is presented annually at the AACN Fall Semiannual Meeting.
Each nomination package should include two letters of recommendation from peers, the nominee’s CV, and a one-page bio. Nominations should be submitted electronically to Lauren Inouye at linouye@aacn.nche.edu.

Nominations are due by 5:00 pm ET, Monday, September 16, 2013.
Help AHRQ Shape New Tools for Shared Decisionmaking
AACN has been partnering with the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) to raise awareness and encourage use of evidence-based tools from the Effective Health Care (EHC) Program.  These tools help clinicians and consumers learn about the effectiveness, benefits, and risks of treatment options for many common conditions. 
AHRQ needs your help to improve its health communications products. Please take a short survey to provide input on needs and preferences for new tools for shared decisionmaking. Your thoughtful responses will help AHRQ create FREE new clinical tools and educational workshops to help clinicians discuss treatment options with patients. All replies are anonymous and confidential.

he survey is open until July 15, 2013, so act now to ensure your voice is heard! In recognition of your time, AHRQ offers an opportunity for you to order FREE bulk copies of Effective Health Care Program clinician and consumer summary brochures.  After completing the survey you will receive an access code to place your order. To access the survey, please click here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/AHRQ-NPN.
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