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April 2013 Featured News
1. AACN-Wharton Executive Leadership Program: Deadline Approaching

The deadline is fast approaching for AACN's second annual leadership development program for seasoned nursing leaders. Offered by the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, PA, this four-day program will be taught by Wharton faculty, who will present relevant and timely content designed to advance chief academic administrators to a higher level of leadership.  
The AACN / Wharton curriculum is designed to provide the concepts and tools needed to enhance leadership capacity and hone the skills essential to moving forward strategically as an academic leader. The program addresses issues around managing and leading change, influencing and galvanizing a diverse set of stakeholders, and building strategic relationships in highly volatile environments. Participants in this program will leave equipped with an advanced set of negotiation, leadership, and influencing skills, and the confidence and ability to serve on or lead high-powered boards. Interactions and collaboration within the cohort will also provide participants with a valuable and ongoing resource network. To register for the program, click hereAll applications must be received by midnight (EST) on Wednesday, May 1, 2013. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.
2. 2013 GANES Conference: Developing Academic Leadership in Complex Environments
May 23, 2013 ~ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Crowne Plaza, Melbourne, Australia

The Global Alliance for Leadership in Nursing Education and Science (GANES) invites nursing deans and senior faculty to attend a special post-conference program on Developing Academic Leadership in Complex Environments immediately following the 25th Quadrennial Congress of the International Council of Nursing coming to Melbourne, Australia this May. The GANES program will feature an array of international nursing leaders addressing a diverse set of issues, including succession planning and career development for top academic leaders, building the research enterprise, applying business models to academic programs, and clinical academic careers. For complete details on this one-day conference offered Thursday, May 23, 2013 at the Crowne Plaza in Melbourne, see  
3. AACN Applauds President's Recommendations for Nursing Funding
Upon release of the President’s FY 2014 Budget, AACN applauded the Obama Administration’s recommendation to increase funding for nursing education in light of the sobering fiscal climate focused on deficit reduction. AACN expressed firm support of the President’s recommendation to increase funding for the Nursing Workforce Development programs (Title VIII, Public Health Service Act) to help meet the nation’s mounting healthcare demands.
The President recommended $251 million for Title VIII as outlined in the Department of Health and Human Services portion of his Budget. This mirrors the Administration’s FY 2013 request and is approximately $20 million over FY 2012 and FY 2013 (prior to sequestration) funding levels. The extra $20 million is for the Advanced Education Nursing program, which will help prepare the next generation of Advanced Practice Registered Nurses to provide primary, preventive, and specialty nursing care.
As Congress works to develop the FY 2014 budget and appropriations, AACN will continue to raise awareness of the significant impact federal dollars make in supporting schools of nursing, their students, faculty, and researchers. Read more online at
4. Free Advertising in May for AACN's Career Link
In honor of National Nurses Week, AACN is pleased to offer member institutions the opportunity to advertise faculty vacancy announcements for free in Career Link during the month of May. To take advantage of this offer, please email your vacancy announcement to Career Link Ad Coordinator, Emily Van Daniker at by Wednesday, April 24, 2013
You may send the ad copy in the body of an email or as an attachment in Word. In addition to the text, announcements may include a graphic image such as your school logo. Graphics may be sent via email as either a JPEG or GIF file. Finally, the person placing the ad must include their name, institution, mailing address, email, and phone number in the body of the email, along with the words "Free May Advertising" in the subject. Candidates from around the world will visit Career Link in search of positions including:
  • Dean/Director    
  • Associate Dean/Director    
  • Nominating Committee    
  • Faculty    
  • Instructor    
  • Hospital Administrator   
  • Advanced Practice Clinician    
  • Entry-Level Professional Nurse    
  • Nursing Researcher
Click here to view advertisement template for Career Link.

Currently 25 positions are advertised in Career Link for April 2013
5. Plan Now to Attend the Summer Seminar - July 21-24, 2013 in Vail, CO
 “Reality-Based Rules of the Workplace—Know What Boosts Your Value, Kills Your Chances, and Will Make You Happier at Work” is the theme of AACN’s 2013 Summer Seminar. Come to beautiful Vail, Colorado to collaborate with dynamic executive coach and speaker Cy Wakeman and colleagues and discuss fresh information and strategies to resolve real-life academic organizational problems, enhance your leadership effectiveness, and improve the productivity of your academic workplace. In this three-day workshop, completely alter your philosophies, systems, and approaches to adopt the Reality-Based Rules of the Workplace and become (and encourage others to become) highly valued members of any team. Our setting will be The Lodge at Vail in charming Vail, Colorado. Bring family and a team of colleagues to enjoy the area’s many attractions and gain valuable leadership strategies. Register online here. For more information on the Summer Seminar, click here.
6. NursingCAS Open House and Upcoming Events
Enrollment Management Workshop and NursingCAS Open House: June 14, 2013
On April 15, a new NursingCAS application cycle opened using an updated platform that is able to accommodate any nursing school’s unique needs and enforce school-specific requirements. NursingCAS provides an online application for students and web-based admissions software for schools. NursingCAS staff and the advisory group want to help you implement the service at your school. AACN encourages your school to be part of this important initiative, even if you already have an existing process in place that works for you. This is a free resource and there is no charge for your school to participate in NursingCAS. If you would like to join NursingCAS, please complete this form and we can begin working with you on implementation.
Find out more about NursingCAS at these upcoming events:
Enrollment Management Workshop and NursingCAS Open House
June 14, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm, The Arsenal on the Charles, Watertown, MA (Outside of Boston)
This free workshop will focus on best practices related to enrollment management including hitting enrollment targets, generating a diverse applicant pool, streamlining admissions processes, and more. The workshop and open house are designed for deans, admissions professionals, faculty, IT staff, nursing school recruiters, advisors, and other decisions makers involved in the nursing admissions process. Find out more about how other schools have implemented, leveraged, and benefited from NursingCAS and how you can do the same at your institution. Sessions will feature content for prospective, beginner, and advanced users. Learn more and register.
What's New in NursingCAS & WebAdMIT for 2013 - 2014
Thursday, April 25, 2:00 - 3:00 PM ET - Register Now
Monday, April 29, 1:00 – 2:00 PM ET - Register Now
See a full demonstration and explanation of the new enhancements and features of the 2013 – 2014 NursingCAS application and web-based companion admissions management software, WebAdMIT.
For more information about NursingCAS, contact Caroline Allen, at or 202-463-6930 ext. 258 or visit
7. Register Now for Upcoming 2013-2014 Conferences
Special Discount

Between May 1 and August 1 AACN Members will receive a $50 discount on conferences offered between July 2013 and June 2014 ($349 per conference). Discount applies to selected (marked *) conferences. Individuals must register for specific conferences. To view specific conferences, click here. This discount may not be combined with other conference discounts.
July 21-24, 2013
Summer Seminar
The Lodge at Vail
Vail, CO 
October 26-29, 2013
Fall Semiannual Meeting
JW Marriott
Washington, DC
October 26, 2013
JW Marriott
Washington, DC
November 20-21, 2013
Executive Development Series
Hilton New Orleans Riverside
New Orleans, LA

November 21, 2013
Instructional Leadership Network
(ILN) Meeting

Hilton New Orleans Riverside
New Orleans, LA

November 21-23, 2013
Baccalaureate Education Conference
Hilton New Orleans Riverside
New Orleans, LA
For more information, contact Nadja Beverage, AACN Conference Manager at or at 202-463-6930 ext. 240.
8. Current Calls for AACN Award Nominations
  • Excellence and Innovation in Teaching Award
    This award recognizes excellence and innovation in the teaching of nursing at AACN member schools by faculty with more than five years of teaching experience. Faculty who teach in didactic and/or clinical settings will be considered for this award. Deadline to submit an application is June 1, 2013. For award criteria and detailed application information visit,
  • Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Excellence Award
    This award recognizes a faculty member who systematically investigates questions related to student learning and the conditions under which it occurs in order to improve outcomes. Deadline to submit an application is June 1, 2013. For award criteria and detailed application information visit,
  • Novice Faculty Teaching Awards
    This award recognizes excellence and innovation in the teaching of nursing by novice faculty at AACN member schools. Two awards will be presented each year: one for didactic and one for clinical teaching.Deadline to submit an application is June 1, 2013. For award criteria and detailed application information visit,
  • Innovations in Professional Nursing Education Awards 
    This award recognizes the outstanding work of AACN member schools to re-envision traditional models for nursing education and lead programmatic change. Innovation awards, including a monetary prize of $1,000, will be given in four institutional categories: Small School; Academic Health Center (AHC); Private School without an AHC; and Public School without an AHC. Deadline to submit a nomination is June 8, 2013.  For award criteria and detailed nomination information, visit
  • Sr. Bernadette Armiger Award
    One of the highest honors a person can receive from AACN is the Sr. Bernadette Armiger Award, which recognizes a nursing leader who has made significant contributions to AACN and its goals, to nursing education, and to the advancement of the profession. The award honors Sr. Bernadette Armiger for her distinguished service to AACN and to recognize and encourage efforts toward the advancement of nursing education and practice. Sr. Bernadette served as AACN’s third president from 1972-1974. As AACN president, she was instrumental in forming an alliance between AACN and the ANA, as well as the Interorganization Committee for Implementation of Nursing’s Role in Health Care Delivery, which brought together the presidents and executive directors of AACN, ANA, and the NLN. To this day AACN enjoys the benefits of the relationships formed during her term.  Deadline to submit a nomination is June 8, 2013. For award criteria and detailed nomination information, visit
9. New Dean Mentoring Program Seeks Mentors
AACN is seeking volunteer mentors for its New Dean Mentoring Program. Interested applicants can fill out the online survey. If you have any questions, please contact Gene Throwe, Membership Coordinator, at
10. Free Faculty Webinars
Visit our Web site to access past Webinars and review Webinars organized by topics. For assistance in registering for Webinars, contact Anna Kathryn Pierce, Faculty Programs Coordinator, at or 202-463-6930, ext. 227.
11. Read the Latest AACN Policy Beat
This month’s edition of Policy Beat provides information on the President’s budget proposal for FY 2014, including a breakdown of funding levels for nursing education and research programs. In addition, AACN thanks members of the House of Representatives who have signed a letter of support for the Nursing Workforce Development programs in FY 2014. Read about the Senate’s confirmation hearing for Marilyn Tavenner, RN, MHA, as Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. The results are in: data on AACN’s Congressional hill day visits during the 2013 Spring Annual Meeting reflect strong membership participation. To view the April issue of AACN Policy Beat, visit  
12. City of Hope and AACN Partner on DNP Faculty Development Initiative
The National Cancer Institute (NCI) has awarded grant funding to the City of Hope Medical Center to prepare DNP faculty to integrate palliative care content into DNP program curricula. This new 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 those with cancer. Using the grant funding, free registration will be offered to 200 nursing faculty interested in attending a 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. Faculty must be from a nursing school that is currently offering the DNP degree.
For more information about the new NCI-funded project focused on DNP faculty development, contact Co-Investigator Pamela Malloy, from AACN at Additional information about this project and the upcoming trainings is posted on
13. CNC Announces Policy Changes
The Commission on Nurse Certification (CNC) has announced that effective July 1, 2013, faculty, administrative staff, and/or instructors of CNL education programs may not serve as proctors for the CNL Certification Exam. The purpose for the policy change is to avoid a perceived conflict of interest and to comply with national certification program accreditation standards. Each proctor in compliance with all CNL Certification Exam policies and procedures will be paid $50 for their service during the applicable testing period. To receive payment, proctors must submit a W-9 form to CNC (complete the W-9 using the mailing address on file with the IRS). A check will be issued to the proctor approximately 45 days after the testing period.
The next testing period for the CNL Certification Exam is July 15-August 9, 2013. To register for the CNL Certification Exam’s summer 2013 testing period, applications and the Program Site Registration Forms are due to CNC by June 7, 2013. NOTE: CNC encourages online submission of CNL Certification Program applications – an additional charge for hard copy applications will be incurred effective May 3, 2013.
For more information, go to or contact Tracy Lofty, CNC’s Director, at
14. New Partnerships and Grant-Funded Initiatives
The University of Massachusetts Lowell Department of Nursing has been awarded a three-year $996,584 grant from the Health Resources and Services Administration to fund the Bring Diversity to Nursing project, which focuses on recruiting, retaining, and graduating nurses who can effectively interact with patients across diverse cultures and ethnic backgrounds. To read the full press release, visit
15. Member News, Announcements, and Awards
Dr. Antonia Villarruel, Associate Dean for Research and Global Affairs and Nola J. Pender Collegiate Chair at the University of Michigan School of Nursing (UMSN), was appointed to chair the IOM's Roundtable on the Promotion of Health Equity and the Elimination of Health Disparities.The roundtable was created to address racial and ethnic disparities in health care, to find new strategies to overcome disparities, and to develop new leadership in targeted areas. To read the full press release, click here.

16. Opportunities and Resources to Consider
  • The APRN Resource Center was developed through a collaboration between AACN and the Hartford Institute for Geriatric Nursing at New York University College of Nursing (HIGN), with generous funding from the John A. Hartford Foundation. The Resource Center houses multiple gerontology-focused resources for faculty and students. Some of the most popular resources are the case studies for NPs and CNSs. Just added to the Center are assessment items for each case study that can be used by students, practicing APRNs, or faculty. Other new additions include links to HIGN’s Delirium: Patient- and- Family Centered Care Approach modules that address the assessment and treatment of delirium, using a patient- and family-centered care approach in acute care and transitions to other settings; ConsultGeriRN App on Delirium, Agitation, Confusion, Fall Prevention, and Post-fall Evaluation; and INTERACT resources for management of acute change in LTC resident condition and transitions. Visit the APRN Resource Center for the latest information and resource for Adult-Gerontology APRN education at

  • Healthy People provides science-based, 10-year national objectives for improving the health of all Americans. Healthy People 2020 continues in this tradition with the launch on December 2, 2010 of its ambitious, yet achievable, 10-year agenda for improving the Nation’s health. Healthy People 2020 is the result of a multiyear process that reflects input from a diverse group of individuals and organizations.Healthy People 2020 has launched a two new online resources:

    Healthy People 2020 Objectives Search
    :  new online tool that lets you search across Healthy People objectives to find just what you are looking for.

    Healthy People eLearning
    : Take the Healthy People 2020 eLearning lesson, “Defining Success in a Systems Approach: The San Diego County Childhood Obesity Initiative” to learn about a community-wide partnership addressing childhood obesity. Continuing education credits available upon completion.
  • The Nursing Economic$ Foundation is now accepting applications for four $5,000 scholarships until June 15, 2013. Complete information, including candidate requirements is available online For additional information visit,  
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