January 2012  
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Upcoming Faculty Webinars

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Faculty Development Conference
2012 Student Policy Summit Registration Now Open

Current Calls for Action

Guide to Graduate Nursing Programs Available
Social Media Guidelines for Nurses

CNN Money Article:
Nursing makes a comeback: Just in time?

Nursing Education Loan Repayment Program

XIII Pan American Nursing Research Colloquium

APTR Annual Meeting Call for Abstracts

GNEC Webinar Series and Faculty Resources Now Available
CNC Updates and Announcements
CCNE Calls for Actions
National ELNEC-Core Course at AACN's Master's Conference

Career Link Ads

Be Featured in Syllabus

Register Now for 2012 AACN Conferences

CNL Summit and Research Symposium
January 19-21, 2012
Tampa, FL
January 25-28, 2012
Naples, FL
January 25, 2012
Naples, FL

Master's Education Conference
March 1-3, 2012
San Antonio, TX

For more information,
contact Nadja Beverage, AACN Conference Manager, via email or 202-463-6930 X240.

Social Media Guidlines for Nurses
The National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN) has created a variety of new resources to educate nurses about professional boundaries in a social networking environment. A video and a brochure based upon NCSBN’s white paper A Nurse’s Guide to the Use of Social Media are now available on NCSBN’s website.
CNN Money Article:
Nursing makes a comeback: Just in time?
"Nursing, once viewed as an important but not necessarily upwardly mobile field, has made a comeback, as younger people have come to view it as a safe, secure path."

To read the full article click here.
CNC Announcment
The CNL Job Analysis Report is available for viewing. Click here to view the report.
Career Link

AACN's Career Link is an online resource dedicated to employment opportunities in nursing education that features a comprehensive list available of vacancies in U.S. nursing colleges and universities.
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Reach thousands of potential applicants from the nursing education, administration, practice, and research arenas with your employment opportunity posted in AACN's Career Link.
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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. Laura Petri, Director of Faculty Programs, via email. Submissions should be no longer than 150 words in length. With your permission, published submissions will include your name, photo, and institution.
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, via email or 202-463-6930, x270.
Upcoming Faculty Webinars
AACN's popular series of free Webinars is offered exclusively to 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.
The Future of Nursing and You: Special presentation by Dr. Susan Hassmiller with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
January 20, 2012 at 12:00 - 1:00 pm (ET)

Making Your Message Count
February 10, 2012 at 12:00 - 1:00 pm (ET) 
February 13, 2012 at 2:00 - 3:00 pm (ET)
February 16, 2012 at 2:00 - 3:00 pm (ET) 
February 17, 2012 at 2:00 - 3:00 pm (ET)

March 6, 2012 at 11:00 am - 12:00 pm (ET)
See www.aacn.nche.edu/webinars for a complete listing of the Webinars, organized by topic. For assistance in registering for Webinars, contact Courtney Geanetta, Program Assistant, at cgeanetta@aacn.nche.edu or 202-463-6930, ext. 230.
Join AACN in Atlanta, GA – the capital of the New South, birthplace of the Civil Rights movement, Coca-Cola and CNN – for the Faculty Development Conference. Designed for early-career nurse educators in baccalaureate and higher degree nursing programs, the event is aimed primarily at those new to the faculty role and those who would like to gain more self-confidence in teaching in higher education settings. Sessions explore the academic environment, teaching strategies, clinical teaching, evaluation, and being successful in an academic career. Multiple concurrent sessions encourage participants to select topics according to their own needs and interests. Several particularly popular topics are repeated from previous years, and new topics are added, allowing both new and returning participants to pursue personally relevant topics.
For program details, hotel, and transportation information please visit: http://www.aacn.nche.edu/events/2012/02/09/facdev
For more information, contact AACN at 202-463-6930. If you require any special access in order to take part in this meeting, please contact Nadja Beverage at AACN or by email at nbeverage@aacn.nche.edu.
2012 Student Policy Summit Registration Now Open
Registration for AACN’s 2012 Student Policy Summit is now open to nursing students at AACN member schools. This year marks the third Policy Summit, which is limited to a small dedicated cohort of 130 students, so be sure to register early! The Student Policy Summit provides undergraduate and graduate nursing students the opportunity to congregate in Washington, DC for a three-day conference focused on nursing policy, research, and advocacy. In addition to the exciting programmatic sessions, attendees will have the opportunity to visit their members of Congress and Congressional staff with deans from their states who are in town for AACN’s Spring Annual Meeting. The deans, directors, and students will share with Congressional leaders the importance of nursing education and research as it relates to the health of our nation. Together AACN members and students will bring one common and united advocacy message to the Hill.
AACN also offers scholarships to two exceptional students that cover the student’s airfare, accommodations, and registration fee. Scholarship essays are due Friday, January 20, 2012. For more information see:
To register online for the 2012 Student Policy Summit, visit:
For more information regarding the Summit, visit:
Current Calls for Action
2012 Call for Nominations
2012 Commission on Nurse Certification Call for Volunteers
Guide to Graduate Nursing Programs Available for Ordering

AACN is committed to providing member schools with resources and information helpful to advancing professional nursing education and supporting their academic enterprise. In keeping with this mission, the association has just released Your Guide to Graduate Nursing Programs, a handy reference for students and practicing nurses who are considering graduate level nursing education. AACN has identified a great need for more nurses with master’s and doctoral degrees to enhance access to primary care, preventive, and specialty nursing care. With the Institute of Medicine calling for a doubling of nurses in the U.S. with doctoral degrees, the need to expand the pipeline into graduate programs has become a national priority. An electronic copy of this brochure is available online, and we encourage schools to link directly to this from their Web sites. To view the pdf version of the brochure click here. Hard copies of the brochure may be ordered by using AACN's online order form.
Application Cycle Now Open for HRSA's NELRP Program
The 2012 application cycle for the Health Resources and Services Administration’s (HRSA) Nursing Education Loan Repayment Program (NELRP) is now open. Administered by the Bureau of Clinician Recruitment and Service within HRSA, the NELRP recruits registered nurses and advanced practice registered nurses to areas in critical need of nursing care. Nurses participating in NELRP qualify for financial assistance to repay a portion (up to 60%) of their educational loans in exchange for two years (third year optional for an additional 25%) of full-time service at a Critical Shortage Facility or at an eligible school of nursing as nurse faculty. NELRP has been modified to include nurse faculty to help alleviate the shortage, thereby boosting nursing school enrollment.
HRSA will host a webinar to review the application process for the 2012 Nursing Education Loan Repayment Program on January 20, 2012 from 1:00 – 3:00 pm ET. To participate in this webinar, see the call-in information below.
Call-in number: 888-790-2037; Passcode: 5564361
Click on the link below to go directly to the online presentation and enter your name when prompted: https://hrsa.connectsolutions.com/nelrp/
For more information on the Nursing Education Loan Repayment Program, visit:
For more information regarding the application process, visit:
Deadline for applications is February 15, 2012; applicants will be notified of award by Octobe.
Register now for the
XIII Pan American Nursing Research Colloquium on September 5-7, 2012 in Miami, Florida. This biennial gathering of nurse leaders, researchers, scholars and students from around the Americas and around the globe will share emerging advances and challenges in nursing research.
Click here to register or submit an abstract.
The Association for Prevention Teaching and Research (APTR) has a current call for abstracts for the APTR Annual Meeting, Teaching Prevention 2012. This year's theme is Getting it Together: Prevention In Health Professions Education.
To submit an abstract click here.
Abstract Submission Deadline is January 12, 2012.
GNEC Faculty Resources Now Available Online
The Geriatric Nursing Education Consortium (GNEC) is a national initiative of AACN with generous funding from the John A. Hartford Foundation to enhance geriatric content in senior-level undergraduate nursing courses. To successfully incorporate content into the curriculum, faculty must be informed and have accessible evidence-based geriatric care information, access to curricular change resources, and support from professional colleagues. AACN, in collaboration with the Hartford Institute for Geriatric Nursing, New York University College of Nursing, recently hosted a Webinar series to introduce faculty to the GNEC project and showcase available geriatric resources, innovative teaching strategies, and methods for infusing the content into the didactic and clinical curriculum components. Recorded Webinars and all GNEC faculty resources can resources are now accessible at no charge.

For additional information, please see http://www.aacn.nche.edu/geriatric-nursing/gnec or contact Laurie Wilson at lwilson@aacn.nche.edu.

CCNE Calls for Comments on the Standards for Accreditation of Baccalaureate and Graduate Degree Nursing Programs (2009)
The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) has initiated a comprehensive review and revision of the accreditation standards that are used to evaluate baccalaureate and graduate degree nursing programs nationally.  An open invitation to suggest changes is extended to all interested parties, including university and program administrators, faculty, practitioners, agency representatives, employers, students, and others with an interest in the preparation of competent nurses.
Please submit comments/questions to:
Lori Schroeder, MA
Associate Director
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
One Dupont Circle, NW
Suite 530
Washington, DC 20036
Email: CCNEStandards@aacn.nche.edu
Comments must be received at the CCNE offices by:
January 31, 2012.

Comments may be directed at the standards in their entirety or at any individual standard or key element.  Please be specific in offering your comments, including specific language you would like to see incorporated, deleted, or amended in the Standards.
The CCNE Standards Committee looks forward to receiving and considering your comments as part of the revision process. To view Members of the CCNE 2011-2012 Standards Committee click here.
If you have any questions about the standards revision process, please contact Lori Schroeder at (202) 887-6791 ext. 253 or lschroeder@aacn.nche.edu.
CCNE Seeks Nominations for Board and Committee Positions
The deadline for submitting nominations for the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) Board of Commissioners and Nominating Committee is February 17, 2012.  The following positions on the 13-member Board are open: one representative of chief nurse administrators (e.g., deans or equivalent) of CCNE-accredited nursing programs; two faculty representatives; one representative who is actively engaged, as his or her primary professional role, in the practice of nursing; one professional consumer representative who has a role in administration of a post-baccalaureate nurse residency program; and one public consumer representative.  Each Board position is for a three-year term of service.  The Commission is also seeking nominations for candidates to serve as members on its Nominating Committee.  Four positions are available, and the members are eligible to serve a one-year term. 
Nominations must be received by February 17, 2012. 
National ELNEC-Core Course to Be Held as a Pre-Conference to AACN’s Master’s Conference
For nursing faculty who will be attending the AACN's Master’s Conference, there will be an End-of-Life Nursing Education Consortium (ELNEC-Core) train-the-trainer course, held at the Marriott Rivercenter Hotel in San Antonio, TX, February 29-March 1, 2012. 
ELNEC, which began in 2000 with a generous grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, has trained over 13,000 nursing faculty and clinicians, as well as other members of the interdisciplinary team. ELNEC has been presented in 73 countries worldwide and is translated into 5 languages. During the upcoming course, lectures on palliative care, pain and symptom management, culture, communication, loss/grief/bereavement, ethics, and care during the final hours of life will be presented. Participants will bring home a 1000+ page curriculum with powerpoint slides, objectives/overviews, reference lists, case studies, and supplemental teaching materials. Those attending will also receive the 2010 edition of The Oxford Textbook of Palliative Nursing. The Joint Commission is now certifying hospitals in palliative care. New nurses will be expected to provide this care upon graduation.
For more information and/or to register, go to: http://www.aacn.nche.edu/events/2012/02/29/elnec-masters.
Please contact Pam Malloy if you have questions at pmalloy@aacn.nche.edu
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