June 2012 
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Vote Now for Most Influential People in Healthcare
Voting will end June 15, 2012 at midnight central time for Modern Healthcare Magazine's annual ranking of the 100 Most Influential People in Healthcare. We encourage you to vote for the following nurse leaders on the ballot:
Linda Aiken
University of
Pennsylvania School
of Nursing

Geraldine “Polly” Bednash
American Associaton of Colleges of Nursing

Joanne Disch
American Academy
of Nursing

Marilyn Tavenner
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

Mary Wakefield
Health Resources and Services Administration

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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. Laura Petri, Director of Faculty Programs, via email. Submissions should be no longer than 150 words in length. With your permission, published submissions will include your name, photo, and institution.
Faculty Link Registration 
This email was sent to faculty registered with AACN Faculty Link. If individual faculty from member schools would like to register for this service, click here.

For more information about faculty programs, contact AACN's Director of Faculty Programs,
Dr. Laura Petri, via email or 202-463-6930, ext. 270.
AACN and over 600 nursing schools have pledged to support the White House's Joining Forces Campaign.
For more information or to pledge your support, click here.
Discover the Keys to Building Resiliency at AACN's 2012 Summer Seminar
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 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.
ELNEC Receives New Funding from the Milbank Foundation to Enhance Veteran Care
The Milbank Foundation for Rehabilitation has awarded grant funding to the City of Hope to educate nursing faculty on how to provide better palliative care education to students who will in the future be orchestrating care for veterans with life-threatening illnesses. This work will be conducted through the End-of-Life Nursing Education Consortium (ELNEC), a national nursing education project administered by the City of Hope and AACN, and will support the commitment of nursing schools nationwide engaged in the White House’s Joining Forces initiative.
Using the grant funding, free registration will be offered to 60 nursing faculty interested in attending the ELNEC-For Veterans course in November. Faculty will be chosen competitively based on their ability to disseminate the curriculum content to other faculty and students within their school. Faculty must be from a nursing school that is supporting the White House’s Joining Forces initiative, a national campaign to improve veteran care by enhancing nursing education. To find out more about nursing’s commitment to Joining Forces and how your school can pledge support, see http://www.aacn.nche.edu/joining-forces.
For more information and press release, visit http://www.aacn.nche.edu/news/articles/2012/elnec-milbank.

For more information about ELNEC, please contact Co-investigator Pam Malloy, MN, RN, OCN, FPCN from AACN at pmalloy@aacn.nche.edu.
For further information about this project and the upcoming trainings, see http://www.aacn.nche.edu/elnec.
Survey Poll: What Webinars Would You Like to See in the Fall?
AACN is gearing up for the Fall 2012 Webinar schedule and are seeking topics of interest to faculty teaching in baccalaureate and graduate nursing programs.
For past webinars, see www.aacn.nche.edu/webinars/past-webinars, including a complete listing of the Webinars organized by topic.
For assistance in registering for Webinars, contact Courtney Geanetta, Program Assistant, at cgeanetta@aacn.nche.edu or 202-463-6930, ext. 230.
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.
Teams Work Together at First-Ever IPEC Institute
The inaugural Interprofessional Education Collaborative (IPEC) Institute convened last week in Herndon, Virginia, with 33 teams and more than 150 participants. To promote holistic, patient-centered healthcare, AACN and its partners in IPEC hosted the event. Each team was comprised of 3 to 5 disciplines, with more than 40 disciplines represented. Speakers shared resources and strategies to advance interprofessional education to ensure that our graduates are “team-ready clinicians” when they enter the healthcare delivery system. IPEC is planning to host additional institutes in 2013. Dates and locations will be announced later this summer.
CNC Updates and Announcements
Faculty Eligibility Waiver Extended for the CNL Certification Exam
The Commission on Nurse Certification’s Board of Commissioners has extended the waiver for faculty of existing CNL education programs to sit for the CNL Certification Exam to December 31, 2016.
For more information, click here or contact Tracy Lofty, CNC’s Director, at tlofty@aacn.nche.edu.

With an emphasis on transformational leadership, structural empowerment, and new knowledge and innovations, this session focuses on how the CNL role improves patient outcomes and professional practice. Participants will hear a CNO’s experience with the CNL role promoting an environment of quality and safety, thereby facilitating the achievement of the components required for Magnet status.
To view the handout and listen to the recording visit: http://www.aacn.nche.edu/webinars/2012/06/04/cnl-magnet-status
National Association of Hispanic Nurses (NAHN) Proposed Research Education Program
The National Association of Hispanic Nurses (NAHN) is a non-profit professional society committed to promoting of the professionalism and dedication of Hispanic nurses by providing equal access to
educational, professional, and economic opportunities for Hispanic nurses.
NAHN is interested in working with the Hispanic Communications Network to identify Hispanic role models in the bio-medical sciences, especially in the nursing field. These role models will be featured on two daily Spanish-language radio programs “Fuente de Salud” (Fountain of Health) and “Saber es Poder” (Knowledge is Power), which are broadcast nationwide on more than 250 popular stations covering over 90% of the U.S. Hispanic population and all of Puerto Rico.
The first goal of this project is to increase the number of Hispanic families who will better understand the science behind health issues; the preventable causes of chronic diseases afflicting children and adults, such as diabetes and high-blood pressure; and the preventative measures related to diet and exercise that families can take prevent or reduce the likelihood of suffering from such diseases.
The second goal of this project is to familiarize Hispanic families with bio-medical researchers, physicians, and nurse practitioners from their own ethnic and linguistic backgrounds, therefore raising the awareness that it is possible for anyone, including women and men from Spanish-speaking households, to set and attain educational goals leading to careers in the bio-medical sciences.
For more information visit, http://www.thehispanicnurses.org.
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