November 2013

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The Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation is pleased to invite applications for its fourth class of Macy Faculty Scholars. As an organization that has supported Macy in the past, we would greatly appreciate you sharing the below information with your constituents through relevant communications channels (your website, newsletter or social media channels).  It is important that the people in your networks know about this exciting opportunity. 
The deadline for applications is February 26, 2014, and all applications must be completed online. For more information about the selection criteria as well as instructions on how to apply to the program, visit the website and read the 2014 program brochure. The Foundation is also hosting an informational webinar for applicants on January 7.
AACN Recognizes John W. Rowe with the McGovern Award
AACN was pleased to honor John W. Rowe, MD, Professor, Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health, with the 2013 McGovern Award for his contributions to healthcare and nursing. Dr. Rowe’s distinguished career includes serving as Chairman and CEO of the health insurance company Aetna, Inc. and President and CEO of Mount Sinai NYU Health, one of the nation’s largest academic healthcare organizations. A member of the IOM’s expert panel that produced the Future of Nursing report, he is one of the nation’s leading physician advocates for expanding nursing’s role in providing primary care. Click here to read about other award winners from AACN's 2013 Fall Semiannual meeting.

January 2014
IPEC Institute Registration Opens December 4
Quality Improvement & Patient Safety Interprofessional Faculty Development Institute
January 12-15, 2014
Dulles Hyatt
Herndon, VA

IPEC is pleased to announce the next Quality Improvement and Patient Safety Interprofessional Faculty Development Institute. The overall goal is to create faculty champions to enhance interprofessional curricula and student learning experiences in quality improvement and patient safety at the point of care.
Registration opens Wednesday, December 4, 2013. Those interested in attending are encouraged to begin assembling their teams now, as conference capacity typically reaches capacity  within hours of registration commencing.
If you are interested in receiving an alert when registration opens, click here.
Gold Foundation Posts RFP for Grants to Support Mentoring Programs
The Arnold P. Gold Foundation is soliciting proposals for mentoring interventions that are specifically designed to help physicians and nurses in training and early practice to be more humanistic in their patient care. The purpose of the RFP is to fund mentoring programs that result in enhanced capacity of healthcare providers to deliver care that is as humanistic and compassionate as it is scientifically and technically sophisticated. Responses to the RFP are due on December 1. Click here to view RFP.
Just Released New CNL Competencies
Download your copy of the new Competencies and Curricular Expections for Clinical Nurse Leader Education and Practice.
Free Script Your Future Webinar Medication Adherence in Practice Webinar
This free Webinar is open to all healthcare professionals – nurse practitioners, pharmacists, physicians, and others.

Tuesday, November 19 12:00-1:00 pm (ET)
Click here to register

Dr. Ira Wilson at Brown University will discuss how to use a patient-centered approach to improve medication adherence, one of the biggest issues impacting our patients and the nation’s health. This first-ever Script Your Future Webinar will teach participants how to better interact with patients and work together towards a common goal of improved adherence.

Contact Ayanna Johnson at with any questions.

For more information about the Script Your Future campaign, visit

Faculty Career Link

Over 56 positions in 17 states are posted for this month's 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 Marsha Semelfort 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.
Subscribe to Faculty Link
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 Dr. Mary Bondmass, Director of Faculty Development  via email or 202-463-6930, ext. 259.
AACN, Jonas Center & Khan Academy Announce Competition to Develop Educational Resources
On November 4, 2013, the Jonas Center for Nursing Excellence (JCNE), Khan Academy, and AACN announced competition rules for nursing students and other healthcare professionals to create video tutorials and exercises related to content covered in the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN®).

The competition is part of a new initiative to transform how professional health education is delivered to providers across disciplines around the globe. Submissions will be accepted via the Khan Academy web site until a core set of winners are found or by January 17, 2014. The first tutorials are expected to be available in the spring of 2014 through the Khan Academy’s online learning website.
Winners will receive a one-week trip (March 2-9, 2014) to get face-to-face training and support from Khan Academy to help develop an open access, free resource for students and faculty in the health professions. Winners may then be invited to become Khan Academy content creators, and to work on developing the next generation of health content – especially helpful for nursing students preparing to take the NCLEX-RN.
To read the full press release, visit Funding to support the competition and content development has been provided by the Jonas Center for Nursing Excellence. For more information about the contest, see Please direct questions to Khan Academy at

Technical Assistance Webinar
Khan Academy is hosting a free Webinar for those interested in participating in the video competition. Find out more about what is required to participate in this groundbreaking work. Click here for information and to register for the Webinar.
Khan Academy:
Leading Innovation in Health Profession Education
November 20, 2013
2:00 - 3:00 Pm (ET)

Click Here to Register
AACN to Launch New Member Services System
AACN is updating its member services and website to serve you better. This new state-of-the-art system, called My AACN, will streamline each part of the membership experience and provide an array of online services that can be accessed on demand by deans, faculty, staff, and students from affiliated schools. Accessible through AACN’s main website (, this new system will allow you to:
  • Personalize your member profile and communication preferences
  • Register for multiple conferences and webinars
  • View past conference histories for you and your faculty
  • Save and review your earned continuing nursing education hours
  • Gain instant access to AACN’s online Collaboration Community and enhanced networking options
  • Quickly retrieve and act on all types of member and organizational information
  • View and search member and committee directories
  • Submit volunteer, scholarship, and award nomination forms
  • View your institution’s payment history and manage member dues and leadership network renewals
AACN's goal is to build and maintain highly personalized relationships with each member and to cultivate organizational loyalty and value.
Stay tuned for more information! Members and faculty will soon receive an email with easy instructions on how to login to the new system as well an overview of the new system's features.
Upcoming Faculty Webinars
Workplace Violence
Prevention for Nurses

December 11, 2013
1:00-2:00 pm (ET)

For future Webinars, visit
For assistance in registering for Webinars, contact Anna Kathryn Pierce, Faculty Programs Coordinator, at or 202-463-6930, ext. 227.

New Careers in Nursing (NCIN) Call for Applications

The seventh Call for Proposals (CFP) was issued for the New Careers in Nursing Scholarship Program. Schools of Nursing (SON) may apply directly to NCIN for a grant ranging from $50,000 to $300,000. These grants are then disbursed as $10,000 scholarships that can be awarded to students entering an accelerated nursing degree program. To view the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s announcement click here. Here you also have the opportunity to preview the complete application before beginning the application process.

Applications for this solicitation must be submitted via the RWJF online system. Visit and use the Apply Online link for this solicitation. If you have not already done so, you will be required to register at before you begin the application process.
The deadline for receipt of the online application, including supporting materials, is January 9, 2014, at 3:00 pm (ET).
Please direct all inquiries about the program, application process to Alexa Tehansky and selection criteria to Dr. Vernell DeWitty.
For those considering submitting an application, NCIN has scheduled an Applicant Conference Call:
Click here to read full critieria and deadlines.
AACN Board Endorses Public Health Nursing Competency Guidelines
At its Board meeting on October 25, the AACN Board of Directors endorsed the Recommended Baccalaureate Competencies and Curricular Guidelines for Public Health Nursing, which was prepared by an expert panel convened as part of AACN’s CDC Academic Partnership Cooperative agreement. The goal of this curricular guide is to highlight population health as a critical component in improving the country’s health, emphasize nursing’s role in addressing this priority, and provide strategies for faculty to integrate enhance population health content and experiences in the curriculum. This document was designed to be used in tandem with the AACN Essentials of Baccalaureate Education for Professional Nursing Practice (2011) and features suggested content and teaching strategies for each Essential. To download this document, click here.
Remaining AACN Conferences for 2013
Executive Development Series
November 20-21, 2013
Hilton New Orleans Riverside
New Orleans, LA
November 21, 2013
 Hilton New Orleans Riverside
New Orleans, LA
Baccalaureate Education Conference
November 21-23, 2013
Hilton New Orleans Riverside
New Orleans, LA
For more information and to register for AACN Conferences, visit
Exhibiting and Sponsorship Opportunities
AACN offers a unique opportunity to market products and services to chief decision-makers at the nation's schools of nursing. AACN represents more than 740 schools of nursing at public and private universities and senior colleges nationwide. Click here to view current opportunities.
Contact Nadja Beverage, AACN Conference Manager at or at 202-463-6930 ext. 240.
QSEN Graduate Faculty Development Workshop in Naples, FL
AACN is pleased to announce that registration is now underway for the January 29, 2014 Quality and Safety Education for Nurses (QSEN) Graduate Faculty Development Workshop in Naples, FL.
As a pre-conference for the AACN Doctoral Education Conference, this 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.  

For more information on this program, which is funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, please visit
Register Now for the 2014 CNL Summit and CNL Research Symposium
The 2014 Clinical Nurse Leader (CNL) Summit will be held January 16-18, 2014 at the Hyatt Regency Orange County near Disneyland Resort in Garden Grove, CA. The CNL Summit provides a national forum for all healthcare and academic audiences currently implementing or interested in exploring CNL education and practice. Conference topics include the impact and value of the CNL role in achieving the Triple Aim: improved cost, quality, and service outcomes;  new models of care in today’s era of healthcare reform and the CNL role, particularly related to care coordination, lateral integration and transitions of care; and multi-professional practice and the CNL role in leading and building teams. 
The 2014 CNL Research Symposium, a pre-conference workshop held in conjunction with the AACN’s CNL Summit, will be held on January 16, 2014 from 8:00 am-12:30 pm at the Hyatt Regency Orange County. Hosted by the Commission on Nurse Certification (CNC) and sponsored by the Clinical Nurse Leader Association (CNLA), the theme is Using Today’s Data to Improve Tomorrow. The target audience includes educators, practicing CNLs, students, healthcare administrators, nurse executives, and physicians among others. Early registration is $110; after January 3, 2014, the registration is $139. Separate registration from the CNL Summit is required.
To register and for hotel information for the CNL Summit and Research Symposium, go to
Apply Today for AACN's 2014 Faculty Policy Intensive
AACN is now accepting applications for the second annual Faculty Policy Intensive to be held March 24-27, 2014 in Washington, DC. This fully-funded, four-day immersion program is designed for faculty of AACN member schools who are interested in actively pursuing a role in healthcare and nursing policy. The Faculty Policy Intensive offers participants the opportunity to enhance existing knowledge of policy and advocacy through sessions that will strengthen understanding of the legislative process and the dynamic relationships between federal departments and agencies, national nursing organizations, and the individual advocate. Up to eight faculty members will be accepted through the application process. If you have further questions, please contact AACN’s Director of Government Affairs and Health Policy Dr. Suzanne Miyamoto at
DNP Faculty: December 2 Deadline Approaching to Apply for NCI Grant-Funded Course
The National Cancer Institute (NCI) has awarded grant funding to the City of Hope Medical Center, in partnership with AACN, to prepare Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) faculty to integrate palliative care content into DNP program curricula. This project, titled Integrating Palliative Oncology Care into Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Education and Clinical Practice, will give nursing faculty the tools and resources needed to educate DNP graduates on how to provide compassionate and evidence-based palliative care to the 1.6 million Americans diagnosed with cancer this year, plus the 13.7 million Americans who are living with a history of cancer. Using the grant funding, free registration, plus up to $350 in hotel lodging expenses will be offered to nursing faculty interested in attending this two-day train-the-trainer course. Faculty will be chosen competitively based on their ability to disseminate the curriculum content to other faculty, students, and clinical partners. The first of four national train-the-trainer courses will be held February 27-28, 2014 in Glendale, CA. The second national course will be held June 26-27, 2014 in Washington, DC. Applications are due no later than December 2, 2013. For more information and/or to apply, go to
Also, check-out other 2014 National ELNEC Train-the-Trainer Courses that will be available in nine cities across the United States at
CNC Announcements
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CNL® Certification Examination Schedule

Deadlines for upcoming CNL testing periods are as follows:

Deadline Testing Period
December 16, 2013 January 20-31, 2014
March 21, 2014 April 27-May 24, 2014
To register your school as an exam site, submit a Site Registration Form by the applicable deadline listed above. To access a list of program resources, click here.

For more information about the CNL Certification Program, go to or contact Tracy Lofty, CNC’s Executive Director, at

Register Now for Enrollment Management & NursingCAS Tutorial Workshop Event this Fall!
Join your colleagues at an upcoming event to learn more about how to leverage NursingCAS to effectively manage your admissions process. NursingCAS is the online, centralized application service for nursing schools that provides an online application for students and web-based admissions management software for schools called WebAdMIT. These free events and Webinars are open to deans, admissions professionals, IT staff, faculty, nursing school recruiters, advisors, and other decision-makers involved in the admissions process. Sessions will feature content for prospective and participating schools.

November 18, 2013
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm ET
Dollars and Sense of Nursing Admissions: How to Leverage NursingCAS

December 3, 2013

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm ET
NursingCAS: Do More with Less Using This Free Resource

December 5, 2013
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm ET
Creating Efficiencies in the Admissions Process with NursingCAS

December 9, 2013
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm ET
Marketing Your Schools and Programs Using NursingCAS

December 11, 2013

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm ET
Making Admissions Decisions Online Using a Ranking System

NursingCAS & Enrollment Management Sessions

November 21, 2013
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Hilton New Orleans Riverside (Coincides with AACN’s Baccalaureate Education Conference)
New Orleans, LA
Register Now

January 29, 2014

5:00 - 6:00 pm
Waldorf Astoria Naples (Coincides with AACN’s Doctoral Education Conference)
Naples, FL
Register Now

February 28, 2014
12:00 - 1:30 pm
Doubletree Paradise Valley (Coincides with AACN’s Masters Education Conference)
Scottsdale, AZ
Register Now

There is no cost to schools to participate in NursingCAS (software, training, and support are free); applicants do pay a nominal fee. Participation is open to all accredited programs at the diploma, associate, baccalaureate, master’s, and doctoral levels. Schools can join at anytime and decide which programs to post on NursingCAS, and we will assist you with implementation. NursingCAS can be used as an additional application method and does not need to replace an application your school already has in place. For more information on joining, click here. In order to join NursingCAS, you must complete the participation form. To view or print a copy of the form prior to electronically submitting it, click here. For more information about this workshop or NursingCAS, contact Caroline Allen, at or 202-463-6930 ext. 258 or visit

Want to learn more about the NursingCAS experience now? Check out the NursingCAS YouTube page and watch this video case study.
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