The Role of Nurse Practitioners in Meeting Increasing Demand for Primary Care

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Call for Abstracts: Hot Issues Conference
Hot Issues Conference
Online Teaching-Learning: Policies and Practices for the Future of Nursing Education
April 11-13, 2013
St. Louis, MO

Call for Abstracts
Due February 1, 2013
Call for Workforce Research in Peer Review Journal
Academic Medicine has issued a call for proposals for a collection titled “Training the Future Health Workforce” – Abstracts due January 18, 2013.
Over 15 positions advertised in Career Link this Month
AACN's Career Link is an online resource for employment opportunities in nursing education that features a current list of vacancies in U.S. nursing colleges and universities.
Advertise a Position
Reach thousands of potential applicants from nursing education, administration, practice, and research with your employment opportunity posted in AACN's Career Link.
Contact Anna Kathryn Pierce for details.
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For more information about faculty programs offered by AACN, contact Courtney Geanetta, Faculty Programs Coordinator, via email or 202-463-6930, ext. 230.
Register Now for AACN's Faculty Development Conference: Success Strategies for New Faculty!
Join AACN at the Omni Jacksonville Hotel in Jacksonville, Florida for the 2013 Faculty Development Conference, to be held February 7-9, 2013. This conference is aimed at those new to the faculty role and those who would like to gain more self-confidence in teaching in baccalaureate and higher degree programs.  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.
The deadline for early registration is January 25, 2013. For program details, registration, hotel, and transportation information, visit:
Upcoming 2013 Faculty Webinars
AACN is pleased to announce upcoming Webinars exclusively for faculty teaching in AACN member schools.
Improving NCLEX Scores
April 9, 2013 
12:00 - 1:00 pm (ET)
To register for these free Webinar, see
Visit our Web site to access past Webinars and review Webinars organized by topics. For assistance in registering, contact Courtney Geanetta, Faculty Programs Coordinator, at or 202-463-6930, ext. 230.
Save the Date! Announcing the 2013 Nursing Advancement Professionals Conference

Innovations and Impact in Nursing
April 4-6, 2013 
Omni San Diego Hotel, San Diego, CA 

The annual Nursing Advancement Professionals (NAP) Meeting is a networking and educational opportunity for advancement, development, marketing, and communications professionals; deans and directors; volunteer foundation and alumni board members; and anyone interested in learning more about how nursing schools can build their external relations programs.
The exciting, interactive program include the following highlights:
  • The program opens with a Thursday night reception hosted by the California Schools of Nursing – share best practices and network with colleagues!
  • Featured presentations by:
    • Marilyn Chow, DNSc, RN,FAAN, Vice President, Patient Care Services, Kaiser Permanente, San Francisco, CA
      “Rebranding the Nursing Profession: Helping to Create New Models”
    • David Vlahov, PhD, RN, FAAN, Dean and Professor at the University of California, San Francisco School of Nursing
      "A Dean’s Perspective: Challenges Facing Deans”
    • Tom Hayes, Vice President and Partner, Simpson Scarborough
      “Branding is More Than You Do to a Cow!” 
  • A revised, action-packed agenda on Friday that finishes at 12:30 pm on Saturday, with an optional NAP networking excursion exploring the sights and sounds of San Diego.
Register Now for Upcoming AACN Conferences
January 17, 2013
CNL Research Symposium
 JW Marriott
New Orleans, LA
January 17-19, 2013
CNL Summit
JW Marriott
New Orleans, LA
January 23, 2013
Faculty Practice

Hotel Del Coronado
San Diego, CA
January 23-26, 2013
Doctoral Education Conference
Hotel Del Coronado
San Diego, CA
February 7-9, 2013
Faculty Development Conference
Omni Jacksonville Hotel
Jacksonville, FL
February 20-21, 2013
Faculty Practice Pre-Conference
Buena Vista Palace
Orlando, FL
February 21-23, 2013
Master's Education Conference
Buena Vista Palace
Orlando, FL
Click here to download the handout for all upcoming AACN Conferences
For more information and to register for AACN Conferences, visit
Questions? Contact Nadja Beverage, AACN Conference Manager at or at
202-463-6930 ext. 240.
Apply for AACN’s Inaugural Faculty Policy Intensive
AACN is proud to announce the inaugural Faculty Policy Intensive in Washington, DC. This four-day immersion program is designed for faculty of AACN member schools who are interested in actively pursuing a role in healthcare and nursing policy. This event offers participants the opportunity to enhance existing knowledge of policy and advocacy through sessions that will strengthen understanding of the legislative process and the dynamic relationships between federal departments and agencies, national nursing organizations, and the individual advocate. The Faculty Policy Intensive is a fully-funded opportunity and will accept up to eight applicants.
The Faculty Policy Intensive provides opportunities to:
  • Meet with leadership from federal departments and agencies to discuss policy initiatives for the nursing profession
  • Network with Hill staff at AACN’s Congressional Reception
  • Attend workshops to strengthen and refine communication skills for effective advocacy
  • Engage with representatives from national professional nursing organizations on current healthcare issues and the role of the collective voice
  • At the conclusion of the Intensive, participants will put their new advocacy skills to use as AACN Faculty Policy Liaisons
For more information, including the application process and draft agenda, visit:
Register Now for a QSEN Faculty Development Workshop

Registration is free to the first 100 faculty who register for each workshop. 
AACN is pleased to announce that registration is now underway for the 2013-2014 Quality and Safety Education for Nurses (QSEN) Faculty Development Workshops. Using a train-the-trainer approach, five workshops are planned to 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. Educators completing a workshop will be expected to share their new expertise with colleagues, practice partners, and students. Space is available at all of the following free pre-conference programs:
* Please note that in order to attend the QSEN Workshop in Pittsburgh, accepted applicants also must attend the National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties (NONPF) 39th Annual Meeting on April 11-14, 2013. 
Registration is free to the first 100 faculty who register for each workshop. Applications must be completed online. The application is available at
For more information on this program, which is funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, please visit
WIHI Webinar: Navigating New Care Teams with Nurse Practitioners
Join the Institute of for Healthcare Improvement on
January 10, 2013 for a Webinar titled, Navigating New Care Teams with Nurse Practitioners. This Webinar will feature a discussion of how nurse practitioners or advanced practice nurses are being deployed and woven into new, interdisciplinary, team-based delivery designs. The featured names below are the four individuals who are engaged in both pioneering and common-sense solutions to patient needs in ways that match the right caregivers with the right patients and the right needs.
Susan B. Hassmiller, PhD, RN, FAAN, Senior Advisor for Nursing, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation; Daryl Lynch, MD, Vice Chair Ambulatory Medicine, Children’s Mercy Hospitals and Clinics (Kansas City); Director, Division of Adolescent Medicine; Cathy Rick, RN, FAAN, FACHE, Chief Officer, Office of Nursing Services, US Department of Veteran Affairs (VA); and Patricia Gerrity, PhD, RN, FAAN, Director, Eleventh Street Family Health Services of Drexel University; Associate Dean for Community Programs, Drexel University College of Nursing and Health Professions
Click here to enroll for the Webinar.
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 19, 2013. 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 and one representative who is actively engaged, as his or her primary professional role, in the practice of nursing. 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 19, 2013.  Access the nomination materials at
IPEC Announces 2013 Faculty Development Institute
The Interprofessional Education Collaborative (IPEC) invites faculty teams to attend the Interprofessional Faculty Development Institute for Quality Improvement and Patient Safety on May 20-22, 2013 at the Dulles Hyatt in Herndon, VA. The overall goal of the institute is to create faculty champions who can enhance interprofessional curricula, learning experiences, and assessment of learners in quality improvement and patient safety at the point of care. Faculty across the health disciplines will come together to explore how to embed quality improvement and patient safety (QI/PS) content into their curriculum, while learning how to create and assess clinical QI/PS projects. Pre-course reading activities will be assigned prior to the face-to-face workshop, and the post-course period will afford opportunities for online networking and a community of practice. Upon returning to their home institutions, workshop participants will help to develop faculty teams with the knowledge and skills necessary to implement an interprofessional education plan focused on quality improvement and patient safety. For more information visit,
Registration will commence on January 28, 2013. Watch for more details about the registration process, which will be available in the coming weeks.
CNC Announcements
CNC Call for Volunteers
CNC is currently recruiting volunteers to serve as members of the Board of Commissioners. Click here for more information.
CNC Offers Discount for the CNL Certification Exam
CNC continues to develop new items for the multiple-choice CNL Certification Exam. As such, the exam that has been administered since April 2012 will be updated beginning with the April 2013 testing period. However, CNC must beta test the items to determine the minimum passing score in compliance with national certification standards. The beta test will occur April 1-6, 2013. All participants who register for the beta test will receive a $50 discount off of the registration fee. To take advantage of this cost-savings opportunity, you must complete the hard copy of the application by March 1, 2013. Beta test participants will receive their exam results via email approximately four weeks after the testing period. For more information, click here.
End-of-Life Nursing Education Consortium (ELNEC): Plans for 2013
The End-of-Life Nursing Education Consortium (ELNEC) project will hold 6 national training courses across the US in 2013.
A new curriculum, designed for Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (APRNs) will debut in April. Faculty teaching APRN students will have the opportunity to take updated content back to embed into existing curriculum. To date, over 15,000 nursing faculty and practicing clinicians have attended a national ELNEC course.
National ELNEC courses for 2013:
  • ELNEC-For Advanced Practice Registered Nurses
    April 4-5 in  Anaheim, CA
    November 5-6 in  Washington, DC

  • ELNEC-Core
    February 21-22 in Anaheim, CA
    May 14-15 in St. Louis, MO
    July 30-31 in Boston, MA
    October 8-9 in Lake Buena Vista, FL (Orlando)

  • ELNEC-Critical Care
    February 21-22 in Anaheim, CA
    November 5-6 in  Washington, DC

  • ELNEC-Pediatric Palliative Care
    February 21-22 in  Anaheim, CA
    July 30-31 in  Boston, MA
For further information on these courses, go to and/or contact Pam Malloy at 
Learn How Rush University Leverages NursingCAS to Enhance Graduate Recruitment at the Doctoral Conference
RSVP for this session to learn how your colleague Lisa Rosenberg, PhD, RN, Associate Dean for Admissions & Recruitment at Rush University College of Nursing, leverages NursingCAS, a free resource, to enhance student recruitment in doctoral and master's nursing programs, increase efficiency, reduce administrative costs, maximize staff resources and time, and facilitate a paperless admissions review process.
When: Wednesday, January 23 from 5:00 – 6:00 pm
Where: Hotel Del Coronado – 1500 Orange Avenue, Coronado, CA 92118
Come hear about Rush's experience with NursingCAS from initial planning to implementation to student enrollment. NursingCAS is the online centralized application service for nursing schools. Over 58,000 applicants use NursingCAS to apply to RN diploma, associate degree, baccalaureate, master’s and doctoral programs at participating schools nationwide. There is no cost for schools to participate in NursingCAS and all programs who join receive free web-based admissions software in order to access and manage your applicant pool.
  • Topics addressed during the session will include:
  • Streamlining the graduate admissions process
  • Recruiting diverse students
  • Promoting your programs
  • Going paperless 
  • Re-focusing resources and staff time to focus on recruitment
  • Managing the interview process
  • Online, holistic admissions review for faculty and committee members
  • Pipeline management
  • Tracking requirements that fit your program
  • Communicating with students to influence their decision
  • Leveraging the data and reporting capabilities to your advantage
Reserve your seat now, space is limited. Visit to register for this free event or send an email to AACN’s NursingCAS Manager, Caroline Allen, at to sign up or if you have any questions. Note this session is open to non-conference attendees too, so if you are an area school feel free to invite your colleagues to attend this session as well. Additional information will be sent to those who register. For more information on NursingCAS visit  
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