Current Calls for Abstracts

CNL Summit
January 16-18, 2014
Call for Abstracts
Due October 20.
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Doctoral Education Conference
January 29 -
February 1, 2014
Call for Abstracts
Due October 18.
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Faculty Practice Pre-Conference
January 29, 2014
Call for Abstracts
Due October 18.
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Faculty Practice Pre-Conference
January 29, 2014
Call for Abstracts
Due November 4.
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Master's Education Conference
February 27-March 1, 2014
Call for Abstracts
Due November 4.
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Call for Abstracts:

May 19-20, 2014
Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
Baltimore, MD

MedBiquitous is seeking high-quality abstracts for panel presentations and innovation demonstrations related to the following topics as they relate to the health professions:
Mobile learning, assessment, and improvement

Electronic portfolios

Virtual patients
and simulation

Educational technology research

Connecting learning, performance, and patient outcomes

Data and content interchange

MedBiquitous standards implementation

Solutions for continuous improvement
Abstracts are due December 2, 2014. For more information, click here.

Call For Abstracts:
2014 QSEN Forum
Creating a Safe Harbor for Patients and Families  
May 27-29, 2014
Baltimore, MD
To present papers or posters, submit an abstract online at by December 15, 2013.
Faculty Career Link

Over 50 positions in 21 states are posted for this month's Career Link!
AACN's Career Link is an online resource dedicated to employment opportunities in nursing education that features a comprehensive list of available vacancies in U.S. nursing colleges and universities.
Advertise a Position
Reach thousands of potential applicants from the nursing education, administration, practice, and research arenas with your employment opportunity posted in AACN's Career Link.
Contact Marsha Semelfort for a price quote.
AACN Supports Efforts to Recognize APRNs to their Full Scope in the VHA

Along with our Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (APRN) colleagues and the Nursing Community, AACN sent letters that supported the efforts of the Veterans Administration (VA) to recognize APRNs as Licensed Independent Practitioners in the Veterans Health Administration’s (VHA) Nursing Handbook. AACN’s letter to the Secretary of Veterans Affairs, the Honorable Eric Shinseki, stated, “…this recommendation will allow the VHA to maximize the utilization of these clinicians to provide high-quality, cost- effective care for our nation’s Veterans.”

To read a copy of these letters, click here.
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. Mary Bondmass, Director of Faculty Development, via email. Submissions should be no longer than 150 words in length. With your permission, published submissions will include your name, photo, and institution.
Subscribe to Faculty Link
This email was sent to faculty who subscribed to AACN Faculty Link. If individual faculty from member schools would like to subscribe to this newsletter, click here.
For more information about faculty programs offered by AACN, contact Dr. Mary Bondmass, Director of Faculty Development  via email or 202-463-6930, ext. 259.
AACN, Jonas Center & Khan Academy Partner on Innovative Approach to Nursing Education
On October 1, 2013 the Jonas Center for Nursing Excellence (JCNE), Khan Academy and AACN announced a partnership to create free, peer-developed, and expert-reviewed online resources to help nurses prepare for professional practice and sit for selected portions of the National Council Licensure Examination® (NCLEX-RN®).
Building on a growing body of inter-professional tools housed on Khan Academy’s website, this new model for professional health education will provide content-rich resources to providers across disciplines around the globe.
The partner institutions will sponsor a competition for nursing students and other healthcare professionals to create video tutorials and exercises for specific NCLEX-RN content areas, including physiology, pathophysiology, and management of health conditions. Selected winners will receive an all-expenses-paid weeklong training program at Khan Academy in Mountain View, CA. Trainees will go on to produce a collection of tutorials and other tools that will be accessible to students in nursing or related fields worldwide – especially helpful for those who cannot afford test preparation courses or who are enrolled at institutions with limited resources.
Upcoming Faculty Webinars
AACN is pleased to announce upcoming Webinars for the Fall 2013!
A Practical Guide to Achieving Scholarly Excellence
October 17, 2013
3:00-4:00 pm (ET)

Workplace Violence
Prevention for Nurses

October 21, 2013
1:00-2:00 pm (ET)
For assistance in registering for Webinars, contact Anna Kathryn Pierce, Faculty Programs Coordinator, at or 202-463-6930, ext. 227.

Remaining AACN Conferences for 2013
Fall Semiannual Meeting
October 26-29, 2013
JW Marriott
Washington, DC
Washington, DC 
Executive Development Series
November 20-21, 2013
Hilton New Orleans Riverside
New Orleans, LA
November 21, 2013
 Hilton New Orleans Riverside
New Orleans, LA
Baccalaureate Education Conference
November 21-23, 2013
Hilton New Orleans Riverside
New Orleans, LA
For more information and to register for AACN Conferences, visit
Exhibiting and Sponsorship Opportunities
AACN offers a unique opportunity to market products and services to chief decision-makers at the nation's schools of nursing. AACN represents more than 740 schools of nursing at public and private universities and senior colleges nationwide. Click here to view current opportunities.
Contact Nadja Beverage, AACN Conference Manager at or at 202-463-6930 ext. 240.
QSEN Graduate Faculty Development Workshop in Naples, FL
AACN is pleased to announce that registration is now underway for the January 29, 2014 Quality and Safety Education for Nurses (QSEN) Graduate Faculty Development Workshop in Naples, FL.
As a pre-conference for the AACN Doctoral Education Conference, the Naples QSEN Graduate Faculty Development Workshop will give nursing faculty and hospital educators the skills and resources needed to teach quality and safety competencies in master’s and doctoral level nursing courses. Graduate faculty and their practice partners are invited to apply.
Registration is free to the first 100 faculty who register for the workshop. Applications must be completed online. The application is available at Contact hours will be awarded to all attendees who complete the entire one-day QSEN pre-conference workshop.  

For more information on this program, which is funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, please visit
Register Now for the 2014 CNL Summit and CNL Research Symposium
The 2014 Clinical Nurse Leader (CNL) Summit will be held January 16-18, 2014 at the Hyatt Regency Orange County near Disneyland Resort in Garden Grove, CA. The CNL Summit provides a national forum for all healthcare and academic audiences currently implementing or interested in exploring CNL education and practice. Conference topics include the impact and value of the CNL role in achieving the Triple Aim: improved cost, quality, and service outcomes;  new models of care in today’s era of healthcare reform and the CNL role, particularly related to care coordination, lateral integration and transitions of care; and multi-professional practice and the CNL role in leading and building teams. 
The 2014 CNL Research Symposium, a pre-conference workshop held in conjunction with the AACN’s CNL Summit, will be held on January 16, 2014 from 8:00 am-12:30 pm at the Hyatt Regency Orange County. Hosted by the Commission on Nurse Certification (CNC) and sponsored by the Clinical Nurse Leader Association (CNLA), the theme is Using Today’s Data to Improve Tomorrow. The target audience includes educators, practicing CNLs, students, healthcare administrators, nurse executives, and physicians among others. Early registration is $110; after January 3, 2014, the registration is $139. Separate registration from the CNL Summit is required.
To register and for hotel information for the CNL Summit and Research Symposium, go to
Last Call for Award Nominations
Outstanding Dissertation and Capstone Awards
This AACN awards program recognizes and showcases outstanding dissertations and capstone projects completed by students in research- and practice-focused doctoral programs. Two awards will be presented at AACN’s annual Doctoral Education Conference, in Naples, Florida, January 29 – February 1, 2014:
  • Excellence in Advancing Nursing Science Award for an outstanding dissertation from a student in a PhD in nursing, DNS, or DNSc program. A dissertation is an original research project that focuses on advancing nursing science and developing new evidence with the potential to guide nursing practice.
  • Excellence in Advancing Nursing Practice Award for an outstanding capstone project from a student in a Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program. A capstone project demonstrates high-level mastery of an area of advanced nursing practice and focuses on the translation of evidence into practice. 
For full criteria and nomination process, click here
Please direct any questions related to this awards program to AACN’s Director of Faculty Development, Dr. Mary Bondmass, at
Nominations are due Tuesday,  October 15, 2013.
Upcoming Graduate Nursing Student Academy (GNSA) Webinars
Session 1:
The Certified Nurse-Midwife
Monday, October 7

Session 2:The Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNAs) 
Wednesday October 9
4:00 – 5:00 PM (ET)

Session 3: The Nurse Practitioner Role
Tuesday October 15
4:30 – 5:30 PM (ET)

Session 4: The Clinical Nurse Specialist
Date and Time TBD
Click here for more information and to register for these webinars.
The above Webinars are offered free to all members of the GNSA. To register, visit:
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CNL® Certification Examination Schedule

November 1, 2013 is the deadline for the next CNL Certification Exam testing period scheduled December 2-13, 2013. Deadlines for other CNL testing periods are as follows:

Deadline Testing Period
December 16, 2013 January 20-31, 2014
March 21, 2014 April 27-May 24, 2014
To register your school as an exam site, submit a Site Registration Form by the applicable deadline listed above. To access a list of program resources, click here.

For more information about the CNL Certification Program, go to or contact Tracy Lofty, CNC’s Executive Director, at

ELNEC: Grant-Funded Course Available for DNP Faculty
In March 2013, The National Cancer Institute (NCI) awarded grant funding to the City of Hope Medical Center, in partnership with AACN, to prepare Doctor of Nursing Practice (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 the 1.6 million Americans diagnosed with cancer this year, plus the 13.7 million Americans who are living with a history of cancer. Using the grant funding, free registration, plus up to $350 in hotel lodging expenses will be offered to nursing faculty interested in attending this 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. The first of four national train-the-trainer courses will be held February 27-28, 2014 in Glendale, CA.  The second national course will be held June 26-27, 2014 in Washington, DC. Applications are due no later than December 2, 2013. For more information and/or to apply, go to
Also, check-out other 2014 National ELNEC Train-the-Trainer Courses that will be available in nine cities across the United States at
Register Now for Enrollment Management & NursingCAS Tutorial Workshop Event this Fall!
Join your colleagues at an upcoming event to learn more about how to leverage NursingCAS to effectively manage your admissions process. NursingCAS is the online, centralized application service for nursing schools that provides an online application for students and web-based admissions management software for schools called WebAdMIT. These free events are open to deans, admissions professionals, IT staff, faculty, nursing school recruiters, advisors, and other decision-makers involved in the admissions process. Sessions will feature content for prospective and participating schools.

October 27, 2013
7:30-8:30 am
JW Marriott Hotel (Coincides with AACN’s Fall Semiannual Meeting)
Washington, DC
Register Now
November 8, 2013
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Research College of Nursing
Kansas City, MO
Register Now
Click here for Agenda

November 13, 2013
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Rush University (Coincides with AACRAO’s Strategic Enrollment
Management Conference)

Chicago, IL
Register Now
November 21, 2013
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Hilton New Orleans Riverside (Coincides with AACN’s Baccalaureate Education Conference)
New Orleans, LA
Register Now

There is no cost to schools to participate in NursingCAS (software, training, and support are free); applicants do pay a nominal fee. Participation is open to all accredited programs at the diploma, associate, baccalaureate, master’s, and doctoral levels. Schools can join at anytime and decide which programs to post on NursingCAS, and we will assist you with implementation. For more information on joining, visit In order to join NursingCAS, you must complete the participation form. To view or print a copy of the form prior to electronically submitting it, click here. For more information about this workshop or NursingCAS, contact Caroline Allen, at or 202-463-6930 ext. 258 or visit

Want to learn more about the NursingCAS experience now? Check out the NursingCAS YouTube page and watch this video case study.
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