July 2012 
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AACN and over 625 nursing schools have pledged to support the White House's Joining Forces Campaign.
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For more information about faculty programs, contact Courtney Geanetta, Faculty Programs Coordinator, via email or 202-463-6930, ext. 230.
Save the Dates for Upcoming Fall Webinars
AACN is pleased to announce upcoming Webinars exclusively for faculty teaching in AACN member schools. Additional Webinar details will be provided later this summer.
Controversies in Pain Management
September 11, 2012 at 2:00-3:00 pm (ET)
Incorporating Environmental Sustainability into Nursing Programs
September 27, 2012 at 1:00-2:00 pm (ET)
Integration of Genomics into Nursing Curricula
October 10, 2012 at 2:00-3:30 pm (ET)
Leading Curriculum Changes
November 9, 2012 at 2:00-3:00 pm (ET)
Revising Nurse Residency Curriculum
December 6, 2012 at 2:00-3:30 pm (ET)
To register for these Webinars go to www.aacn.nche.edu/webinars.
Other topics to look for this Fall:
  • Joining Forces – Care of Veterans, Service Members, and Their Families
  • Incorporating of HIT into nursing education
  • Coaching and Mentoring
  • Managing Adjunct and Clinical Faculty
  • Three-Part Simulation Teaching Strategies Series
  • Medical Homes
  • Competency-based Nursing Education Using Technology
  • Improving NCLEX Scores
  • Assessing Student Learning Outcomes
Visit our Web site for past webinars and webinars organized by topic. For assistance in registering for Webinars, contact Courtney Geanetta, Faculty Programs Coordinator, at cgeanetta@aacn.nche.edu or 202-463-6930, ext. 230.
NCIN Program Awards Grants to 55 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 2012-2013 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 http://www.aacn.nche.edu/news/articles/2012/ncin-program-awards-grants.
Last Chance to Register for AACN's 2012 Summer Seminar in Newport, Rhode Island!
Today’s academic leader must possess a high degree of resiliency to effectively respond to calls for increasing accountability, higher performance expectations, and accelerating change. AACN invites nursing deans and faculty from across the nation to join us for the 2012 Summer Seminar that will provide practical tips for working smarter, not harder. Titled Pumping Iron: Building Resiliency to Counteract Stress, this year’s event will be held at the historic Hotel Viking in picturesque Newport, RI, on July 22-25, 2012.
Using reflective exercises, diagnostic tools, and engaging discussion, this fascinating and fun program will introduce attendees to new tools and alternative approaches that empower academic leaders to hold others accountable while elevating productivity and managing stress. Participants will take away:
  • Personal insights and coping strategies to protect the time we need for ourselves and our work
  • Practical tools for diagnosing challenging situations, reducing stress, and building resiliency in organizational settings
  • Fresh ideas and creative approaches for teaching resiliency to nursing students
  • Sensible strategies for enhancing leadership effectiveness and improving productivity in the academic workplace
This year’s speaker, Mary J. Connaughton, MS, RN, possesses more than 30 years of nursing leadership and healthcare consulting experience, specializing in executive coaching, leadership development, and strategic planning. Her own nursing practice, regardless of role, has always centered on patients and the development and mentoring of individuals and teams. Ms. Connaughton’s years in leadership roles have fueled her fierce commitment to supporting nursing academic leaders to be at their best in service to exemplary patient care.
Back by popular demand, the Summer Seminar returns to Newport, RI, a seaside resort community, which boasts a number of historic homes, a thriving seaport, a robust arts scene, and majestic coastal vistas. This beautiful setting is the perfect East Coast destination for a mid-summer retreat that you can enjoy with colleagues as well as family members.
For complete program details and to register, see http://www.aacn.nche.edu/events/2012/07/22/12summer.
Register Now for ELNEC-For Veterans Course
Pre-Conference to AACN's 2012 Baccalaureate Conference
ELNEC-For Veterans
November 14-15, 2012
San Antonio, TX
This 1.5 day course will be held as a pre-conference to the AACN Baccalaureate Conference
Free registration is available to full-time nursing faculty whose school of nursing is participating in the Joining Forces Initiative.  
Click here to view the overview, application, agenda, and FAQs.
For further information about this project and additional upcoming trainings, see http://www.aacn.nche.edu/elnec.
Ending Soon! Special Member Discount for Upcoming Conferences
Back by popular demand, AACN is pleased to announce a special members-only discount for conferences taking place over the next year. Register online through August 1 and pay only $349 per conference! This represents a $50 discount for each conference that you and/or your staff register to attend. Individuals must register for each conference separately. This offer may not be combined with any other discounts. Click here to see the conference discount flyer for additional information.
AACN is planning conferences across the United States, including events in:
Austin, TX ♦ Jacksonville, FL ♦ New Orleans, LA ♦ Newport, RI
Orlando, FL ♦ San Antonio, TX ♦ San Diego, CA ♦ Washington, DC 
Upcoming Conferences for 2012
July 22-25, 2012
Summer Seminar
Hotel Viking
Newport, RI
October 27-30, 2012
Fall Semiannual Meeting
JW Marriot
Washington, DC
October 27, 2012
Organizational Leadership Network
JW Marriott
Washington, DC
November 14-15, 2012
Executive Development Series
San Antonio Marriott Rivercenter
San Antonio, TX
San Antonio Marriott Rivercenter
San Antonio, TX
San Antonio Marriott Rivercenter
San Antonio, TX
Current Calls 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 electronically submitted to Suzanne Miyamoto at smiyamoto@aacn.nche.edu.

Nominations are due by 5:00 pm ET, Monday, September 17, 2012.
IPE Advances with Newly Launched 4.0 MedEdPORTAL iCollaborative
AAMC recently launched version 4.0 of MedEdPORTAL iCollaborative, where users can find non-peer reviewed innovative approaches, practices, and strategies for transforming health care.
To access this new resource, visit https://www.mededportal.org/icollaborative and search for "Interprofessional Education" to find the latest resources and information.
CNC Announces Board of
Commissioners & Officers
The Commission on Nurse Certification (CNC) is pleased to announce the Board of Commissioners and officers effective July 1, 2012. To view the board and officers, vist http://www.aacn.nche.edu/cnl/cnc/board-of-commissioners.
To date, CNC has certified more than 2,000 individuals with the Clinical Nurse Leader (CNL) credential. For information about the CNL Certification Program, go to www.aacn.nche.edu/CNL.
Friends of the National Institute of Nursing Research Hosting NightinGala Celebration
The Friends of the National Institute of Nursing Research (FNINR) will be holding a gala celebration on September 12, 2012 at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, DC.
FNINR is expecting over 1,000 nurse researchers, deans of nursing schools, presidents of medical schools, faculty, senior management of health-related associations, corporate and community leaders as well as members of Congress and their health care and legislative staffs. For more information and to register online, go to www.fninr.org/events.html.
Cherokee Extends Deadline of 10th Annual Inspired Comfort Award to August 1
Cherokee Uniforms, a leading provider of medical scrubs,  has announced an extension of the nomination period for  its 10th annual Inspired Comfort Award  to August 1, 2012 from the previous deadline of June 30, 2012. Winners will be announced in October. Entering its second decade, the award continues to recognize extraordinary nurses and non-physician healthcare professionals who demonstrate exceptional service, sacrifice and innovation in patient care and serve as an inspiration to colleagues, peers, family and friends. For more information, visit http://inspiredcomfort.com/.
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