Recently Jonas Center for Nursing Excellence announced its support to prepare 1,000 nurse faculty and clinical leaders with emphasis on mental health care. Click here to view full press release.
Join the Graduate
Nursing Student Academy (GNSA)

The GNSA, a new national network of students in master’s and doctoral nursing programs established by AACN, has released its premier issue of the GNSA Bulletin. To read the first issue click here. Interested graduate nursing students at AACN member institutions who want to take advantage of this free membership opportunity can join the GNSA by completing the online form found here
Apply Now for the 2013 Minority Nurse Faculty Scholarship
AACN, with support from the Johnson & Johnson Campaign for  Nursing’s Future, is currently offering a sixth round of 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 or a clinically-focused master’s degree program. Five scholarships in the amount of $18,000 will be awarded.
Click here for more details and to access the scholarship application. 
Applications must be received by May 1, 2013.
2013 NURSE Corps Scholarship Program Application Cycle Now Open 
Offered by HRSA for undergraduate and graduate nursing students, the application cycle is now open for the Nurse Corps Scholarship Program. The deadline to apply is May 2, at 7:30 pm, ET. To learn more about program eligibility and requirements, click here
CNC Seeking Public Member for Board
CNC is currently recruiting to fill the vacant public member position on the Board of Commissioners. Click here for information.
TEDMEDLive Applications for Schools of the Health Professions Now Available
TEDMED 2013 is coming to the Kennedy Center April 16-19 and via live simulcast in affiliated auditoriums around the world. TEDMED believes that the future of health will be shaped by vital input from leading health professions institutions, teaching hospitals, government agencies, and other non-profit institutions. And so, in a spirit of collaboration and information sharing, the entire TEDMED event will be broadcast free to these institutions. For more information, click here.
40 positions are 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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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 Cathi Cox, Faculty Programs Director, via email or 202-463-6930, ext. 270.
2013 AACN Leadership for Academic Nursing Program (LANP) - Request for Applications
Now in its 12th year of operation, AACN’s Leadership for Academic Nursing Program (LANP) has become the preferred professional development experience for faculty aspiring to leadership roles and for nursing schools looking to facilitate succession planning. This program is available to mid- to upper-level faculty who are preparing to lead the nursing academic unit or are new to the dean/director role. This competitive program provides participants with a focused assessment experience, a range of content and exercises related to successful executive leadership, and the opportunity to establish a peer network that fosters long-term partnerships and shares growth and development. 
LANP’s week-long opening seminar will be held July 28 – August 1, 2013 at the Antlers Hilton Colorado SpringsThe program starts in the afternoon on Sunday, July 28 and ends at noon on Thursday, August 1.
Applications must be received by AACN no later midnight (EST) on April 12, 2013 in order to be considered. Incomplete applications will not be forwarded to the selection committee. Final notifications will be made no later than April 22, 2013. Complete application information is available at
Inquiries about the application may be directed to Anna Kathryn Pierce: 202-463-6930, ext. 227 or

Questions about the fellowship program should go to Dr. Catherine Cox: 202-463-6930, ext. 270 or
Free QSEN Faculty Development Workshop
April 10, 2013 - Pittsburgh, PA 
AACN is pleased to announce that registration is now underway for the April 10, 2013 Quality and Safety Education for Nurses (QSEN) Faculty Development Workshop in Pittsburgh, PA. As a pre-conference to the National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties (NONPF) Annual Meeting, the QSEN 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 workshop. 

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. To register for NONPF Annual Meeting, please go to

For more information on the QSEN program and future faculty institutes, which are funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, visit
Upcoming 2013 Faculty Webinars
AACN is pleased to announce upcoming Webinars exclusively for faculty teaching in AACN member schools.
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 Anna Kathryn Pierce, Faculty Programs Coordinator, at or 202-463-6930, ext. 227.
Register Now for the 2013 Hot Issues Conference
     The Sheraton Westport Lakeside Chalet in St. Louis, MO is the site for AACN’s 2013 Hot Issues Conference, to be held April 11-13, 2013. This year’s conference addresses the use of technology to transform nursing education. The informal and interactive nature of this conference is particularly well suited to the sharing of ideas among speakers and participants. The conference encourages attendees to explore online educational delivery models; discuss productive ways to work with state boards of nursing on distance education issues; examine regulatory issues that impact the current state of technology use in nursing education as well as consider future directions; and identify key requirements for online courses that have a clinical component. The deadline for early registration is March 29, 2013. Click here to register online.
Register Now for AACN Leadership Network Conferences
Race into the Future of Nursing
April 2 - 3, 2013
The Westin Charlotte, Charlotte, NC
(Prior to the NSNA Convention)
The deadline for early registration is Friday, March 15, 2013. For additional information and to register, click here.
Innovations and Impact in Nursing
April 4 - 6, 2013
Omni San Diego Hotel, San Diego, CA
The deadline for early registration is Friday, March 22, 2013. For additional information and to register, click here.
Steering the Future of Nursing
April 17 - 19, 2013
Omni Austin Hotel Downtown, Austin, TX
The deadline for early registration is Friday, April 5, 2013. For additional information and to register, click here.
Contact hours will be awarded to those who attend all sessions and complete the electronic evaluation process. 
The American Association of Colleges of Nursing is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s (ANCC) Commission on Accreditation.
 CCNE Seeks Applicants to
Serve as On-
Site Evaluators
The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) is seeking applications from both educators and practicing nurses to serve as volunteer evaluators on its nursing education program accreditation review teams. The next evaluator training program will be held on May 20-21, 2013, in Reston, Virginia. The application materials are available at:

CCNE typically conducts on-site evaluations during the spring (February through April) and fall (September through November). An on-site evaluation of a nursing program (which could be located at a college or university anywhere in the country) typically occurs over a three-day period. CCNE's expectation is that evaluators commit to participating on at least one on-site evaluation per year, if asked. Please consider this information when submitting an application. The deadline for submitting application materials is March 15, 2013.
For more information, please contact Elena Mityushina, CCNE Accreditation Coordinator, at
Current Calls for AACN Award Nominations
AACN Faculty Awards
Excellence and Innovation in Teaching Award
The purpose of the AACN Excellence and Innovation in Teaching Award is to recognize 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 detail application information visit,
The purpose of the AACN Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Excellence Award is to recognize 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 detail application information visit,
Novice Faculty Teaching Awards
The purpose of the AACN Novice Faculty Teaching Awards is to recognize 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 detail application information visit,

Additional Calls for Nominations
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

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. Deadline to submit a nomination is June 8, 2013.
For award criteria and detailed nomination information, visit
New NursingCAS Application Cycle Opens April 15 
On April 15, a new NursingCAS application cycle will open. The enhancements to this iteration of the application are the best yet. The service is more equipped 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 for you, and there is no charge for your school to participate in NursingCAS. The system is flexible, and you can use it as you see fit. NursingCAS can complement or replace an existing application process. 
Find out more about NursingCAS at these upcoming events:
Washington, DC
Coincides with AACN’s Spring Meeting
  • March 17, 7:00-8:00 pm (ET), NursingCAS Reception at the Fairmont Hotel in the Executive Forum
    Join us for light refreshments and mingle with colleagues
  • March 18, 9:00 AM-7:00 pm (ET), NursingCAS Exhibit at the Fairmont Hotel
    Stop by the NursingCAS table to learn more
  • Any Washington, DC (Maryland and Northern Virginia) area schools that would like to schedule an in-person meeting should contact Caroline Allen, AACN’s NursingCAS Manager, at or 202-463-6930 ext. 258
Charlotte, NC
Coincides with AACN’s Graduate Nursing Admissions Professionals (GNAP) Conference
  • April 2, 4:45-5:45 pm, NursingCAS Reception at the Westin Charlotte
    Join us for light refreshments and mingle with colleagues
  • Any Charlotte area schools looking to schedule an in-person meeting should contact Caroline Allen, AACN’s NursingCAS Manager, at or 202-463-6930 ext. 258
Boston, MA

Enrollment Management Workshop and NursingCAS Open House
  • Friday, June 14, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm, The Arsenal on the Charles ● Watertown, MA (Outside of Boston)
    The Arsenal Center for the Arts ● NursingCAS Headquarters- Liaison International
    The Hyatt Regency Cambridge ● Cambridge, Massachusetts
    This free workshop and open house is for deans, admissions professionals, faculty, IT staff, nursing school recruiters, advisors, and other decisions makers involved in the nursing admissions process. This event is a chance for you to find out more about how others have implemented, leveraged, benefited from, and use the service at their school and how you can do the same at your institution. Sessions will feature content for prospective, beginner, and advanced users.
    Learn more and register.
Upcoming Webinars:
  • March 21, 3:00-4:00 pm (ET)
    “How to Join and Implement NursingCAS at Your School”
    Register Now

  • March 26, 2:00-3:00 pm (ET)
    “Best Practices for Utilizing NursingCAS for Graduate Admissions”
    Register Now
For more information about NursingCAS, contact Caroline Allen, at or 202-463-6930 ext. 258. 
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