AACN Faculty Link: November 2010

Faculty Webinars

AACN Novice Faculty Teaching Awards 

GANES Conference

New Dates Set for AACN-Dartmouth Institute Academy 

Input Needed From PhD Programs Emphasizing Gerontology

AAN Announces 2011 BAGNC Scholarships and Fellowships

Call for Applications: Minority Nurse Faculty Scholars Program

Announcing National Benchmark Study on Nurse Faculty Work-Life

Download a copy of AACN's 2010 Annual Report.

AACN announces its 2010 Innovations in Professional Education Award winners:
This award recognizes the outstanding work to re-envision traditional models for nursing education and lead programmatic change.
Read more about the 2010 winners and past recipients. 
Register now for the Faculty Development Conference on February 11-13, 2011 in Austin, Texas. To learn more and to register, click here.

NursingCAS is the nation's first centralized application service for students applying to nursing school. Learn more and watch a 20-minute video about this service here.
Read more about the Daisy Foundation and AACN Awards program for nurse faculty.
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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.
Free Faculty Webinars
AACN is pleased to continue our 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.
Nursing Homes as Clinical Placement Sites for Baccalaureate Nursing Students: Resources for Clinical Faculty
HGNI and AACN are offering this final installment of a three-part Webinar series to foster discussion on when and how to use nursing homes as clinical placement sites and review six web-based modules specifically designed to help undergraduate faculty navigate this process. Read more.
Part 3: Structuring Student Placements in Nursing Homes: Nursing Home Preparation/Readiness as a Clinical Site
Monday, December 6, 1:002:00pm EST 
To access recordings and slides from past Webinars visit, http://www.aacn.nche.edu/Faculty/FacultyLink/webinararchive.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.
GANES Conference for Nurse Educators 
Nurse educators from around the world will converge in Washington, DC for the second GANES conference on December 9-11, 2010. Come network with colleagues while exploring issues connected with the global challenge of increasing capacity and ensuring sustainability in the nursing workforce. Read more.
Register before November 18 for a discounted rate, http://ganes.info/Conferences.php.
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.
Input Needed from PhD Programs Emphasizing Gerontology
Each year, Research in Gerontological Nursing (RGN) publishes results of a survey on graduate gerontological nursing programs. If your school has a PhD program that supports an emphasis on gerontological nursing, you are invited to complete the survey. To be included, a school must have a minimum of five active (externally funded) researchers in gerontological nursing or aging. Results of the 2010 survey will be published in the April 2011 issue of RGN. The survey closes December 1, 2010. Contact Patty Franklin at pfranklin@aannet.org or 202-777-1172 with any questions. Take the survey here.
AAN Announces 2011 BAGNC Scholarship and Fellowship Opportunities
The American Academy of Nursing (AAN) is pleased to announce the call for 2011 BAGNC (Building Academic Geriatric Nursing Capacity) Predoctoral Scholarship and the Claire M. Fagin Postdoctoral Fellowship Applications. BAGNC is seeking outstanding applicants who are committed to a career in academic geriatric nursing. Applications for the 2011 BAGNC Scholarships ($100,000) and Claire M. Fagin Fellowships ($120,000) are available online. Applications are due January 11, 2011. Visit www.geriatricnursing.org/applications for information about these awards, the application criteria, and link to the online application. To read additional comments from former program recipients, visit www.geriatricnursing.org/scholars-fellows/testimonials.asp.
Call for Applications: Johnson & Johnson and AACN's Minority Nurse Faculty Scholars Program
AACN with support from the Johnson & Johnson Campaign for Nursing’s Future, is 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 program. Additionally, applicants must commit to becoming full-time faculty in an accredited registered nursing program after graduation. This scholarship program is designed to address the growing 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.
Announcing National Benchmark Study on Nurse Faculty Work-Life
Funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, researchers at the Center for State Health Policy at Rutgers University announce the fielding of a national benchmark study on nurse faculty work-life. Faculty at more than 300 schools of nursing have been randomly selected to be part of this comprehensive study, which begins in October 2010 and continues into spring 2011. If you are selected to participate, the researchers ask that you take 15 minutes to complete the questionnaire and you will receive $25 for your time.
The study’s purpose is to document workload and other key aspects of the faculty role and better understand their contribution to job satisfaction and intent to leave academic nursing. This study complements the multi-year Evaluating Innovations in Nursing Education (EIN) initiative that supports evaluations of innovations in nursing education that address the nurse faculty shortage. Read more about EIN.
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