February 2011


Faculty Webinars

Preconference on Retooling NP and CNS Curricula

Register for the Master's Conference

Daisy Faculty Awards Webinar

Online CNL Network

Upcoming Conferences

CNL Teleconferences

View Video of ASU's Child Health Forum

ANA Position on Credentials

International Essay Contest on Interprofessionalism

Minority Nurse Faculty Scholars Program

Mark your calendar for the DNP Webinar Series, presented by Dr. Judith Karshmer (pictured below) and Dr. Cheryl Stegbauer, PhD, FNP-BC, Professor & Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, College of Nursing, University of Tennessee Health Science Center.
Judith Karshmer, PhD, Dean and Professor, School of Nursing, University of San Francisco
The Commission of Nurse Certification launched an online network for CNL faculty and partners. This discussion forum includes new announcements and events, and allows you to learn answers to your questions.
The discussion is monitored by Linda Rusch, AACN's new CNL Resource Coach, and Tracy Lofty, CNC Director. To join the network, click here.
The American Nurses Association (ANA) issued an important position statement on the credentials for the professional nurse developed by the Congress on Nursing Practice and Economics (CNPE), titled Credentials for the Professional Nurse: Determining a Standard Order of Credentials for the Professional Nurse. We encourage you to review this position statement, here.
Upcoming Conferences

Faculty Development Conference
February 11-13
Austin, Texas

February 24-26
Scottsdale, AZ

March 19-22
Washington, DC

April 14-15
Baltimore, MD
Faculty Link Registration

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

For more information about faculty programs, contact AACN's Director of Faculty Programs,
Dr. 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.
Thank you to everyone who made last week's Webinar, Integrating Evidence-based Practice in Your Curriculum, a great success. Over 960 people registered for this event, that is the highest number for a Faculty Link Webinar to date.

 Designing and Implementing a DNP Program: Practical Solutions to Practical Problems
A Three Part Webinar Series  
Part II: Frequently Asked Questions Answered: Looking Ahead
February 21, 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm (EST)
The second Webinar will address common issues and questions raised during the first part of the series, address unanswered questions submitted in response to the first Webinar, and provide attendees an opportunity to explore new areas of discussion. Register here.
Learn about Part I & III here
Developing Multiple Choice Test Items 
February 22, 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm (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.

March Webinars
Nursing Home Preparation/Readiness as a Clinical Site
March 3, 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm (EST) 
Presented in partnership with the The Hartford Institute for Geriatric Nursing, this is the 6th module designed to help faculty select and use nursing homes for nursing student clinical placement, with a special focus on nursing homes involved in resident-directed care and culture change. Access the modules here. Please contact Malvina Kluger with any questions or for additional information at Malvina.Kluger@nyu.edu. Learn more and register here.
Interpreting Test Analysis Data
March 10, 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm (EST) 
Transforming Teaching to Transform Nursing Education
March 14, 2:00pm – 3:00pm (EST)  
The Final DNP Scholarly Project: Putting the Pieces Together
Part III of the Designing and Implementing a DNP Series
March 30, 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm (EST)
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 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.
Register for the Master's Education Conference
This year’s conference, The Changing Nature of Master's Education in Nursing, encourages master's faculty to explore topics and issues of mutual interest, especially during this period of transition to new program models and nursing roles. Plenary topics include recommendations for transforming nursing education with Dr. Patricia Benner; preparing master’s students for active roles in quality improvement and enhancing patient outcomes; dialogue about the most current revision of the Master’s Essentials; and recognizing the changing face of the nation related to population demographics and the phenomenon of health disparities. The conference will be held at the Doubletree Paradise Valley Resort in Scottsdale, AZ on February 24-26. Program details, registration, hotel, and transportation information can be found at: http://www.aacn.nche.edu/Conferences/11Masters.htm.
Register for The Daisy Faculty Award Webinar
The DAISY Faculty Award Program is currently administered in 29 schools and colleges of nursing across the United States. The Daisy Foundation is working on expanding the program so that more nursing faculty can be honored for the profound impact and inspirational influence they have on their students. You’re invited to register for the "Introduction to The DAISY Faculty Award” Webinar on Thursday, February 17 from 2:00-3:00 pm EST. Bonnie Barnes, President/Co-founder and Dr. Beth Heyman will talk about why the Foundation was started and review the details of The DAISY Faculty Award. Dr. Heyman piloted the program as the Dean at Galen College of Nursing, and she is eager to share her experience with you. We hope the Webinar will help you learn more about The DAISY Faculty Award, a national program launched in collaboration with AACN, and how to bring this program to your school of nursing.
Please note you must register by 5:00 pm PST on February 16, and registration is limited to the first 100 people. Register now.
View Video from ASU’s Child Health Forum
More than 200 health leaders, professionals, and media attended a child health forum on January 20 in Washington, DC sponsored by Arizona State University and the College of Nursing & Health Innovation. Dr. Richard Carmona, 17th Surgeon General of the U.S. (2002-2006), presented opening remarks at the forum titled America’s Children at Peril: Solving the Child Obesity and Mental Health Epidemics. Nursing Dean Bernadette Melnyk joined six other expert panelists at the program. 
Access video of the forum by clicking on the image below.
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. Read more.
CNL Teleconferences
Register for the Commission on Nurse Certification’s (CNC) Roundtable Teleconference Series – one hour conference call presentations by CNLs. Registration for the teleconferences is free, but limited to the first 40 sites. Upcoming presentations include:
March 11
Overview of CNC and the CNL Certification Application Process
Presenters: Sue Hartranft, PhD, ARNP, CNL, and Tracy Lofty, MSA, CAE
April 8
How to Develop a Review Course
Presenter: Cynthia R. King, PhD, MSN, NP, CNL, FAAN
For more information or to register, go to http://www.aacn.nche.edu/CNC/roundtable.htm or contact Tracy Lofty, CNC Director, at tlofty@aacn.nche.edu.
International Essay Contest on Interprofessionalism
The National Health Sciences Students' Association (NaHSSA) and the Journal of Interprofessional Care (JIC) are pleased to announce the call for the 2011 International Essay Contest on Interprofessionalism. This is an opportunity to share a great experience you’ve had working with other healthcare professionals and providers and to convey how teamwork can be practiced in a clinical setting. The winner will be awarded a $500 cash prize and will have their essay published in the JIC and featured on the NaHSSA Web site. The Runner-Up will receive a $100 cash prize and their essay will be featured on the NaHSSA website. Deadline for submission is March 25, 2011. For more information and complete contest details, visit http://nahssa.ca/en/getinvolved/essay_contest
Direct questions to Hyosung Jung at vpacademic@nahssa.ca or to Dr. Scott Reeves at jic@utororonto.ca.
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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