September 2013


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New Johnson & Johnson - AACN Minority Faculty Scholars
Deidre Bales-Poirot
University of Missouri-Columbia
Hershaw Davis, Jr
University of Virginia
Paule V. Joseph
University of Pennsylvania
Melody Norris Waller
University of Tennessee Health Science Center
Yenupini Joyce Tonlaar
Michigan State University

J&J Campaign for Nursing's Future Survey
The J&J Campaign for Nursing's Future is currently conducting a survey to gauge feedback around several of our communications channels, including the Nursing Notes e-newsletter, the Campaign’s Facebook page and Twitter handle, as well as the “Nursing Notes Live” podcast series. Click here to take this brief survey.
Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing Announces 2014-2015 Nurse Faculty Leadership Academy
The Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI) announced a call for applications for its Nurse Faculty Leadership Academy. Applications for the new Nurse Faculty Leadership Academy cohort will be accepted through December 31, 2013. The 2014-2015 cohort will begin in early 2014. Program details, including information about identifying a potential mentor or mentee, are available online.
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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NINR Call for Applications for Next GPP Fellow
The National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR) is seeking doctoral nursing students interested in boosting their basic or clinical research careers by becoming an NINR Graduate Partnerships Program (GPP) Fellow starting fall of 2014. Applications are due no later than Monday, December 2, 2013, at 5:00 pm (ET).

For more information, visit or contact Dr. Mary B. Engler, NINR Division of Intramural Research Training Program Director.
Friends of National Institute of Nursing Research 20th Anniversary
Nighting Gala

The Friends of the National Institute of Nursing Research will be holding its 2013 Gala Celebration of NINR and FNINR’s 20th Anniversary on Wednesday, October 16, at the Grand Hyatt Hotel. For more information, visit
Faculty 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.
ESCAPE FIRE: The Fight to Rescue American Healthcare

Earn CNE Credits for Watching
A unique professional education opportunity, watching ESCAPE FIRE will qualify for one and half (1.5) CNE credits from Nurses from around the country can join the millions tuning in to elevate and deepen the national dialogue about our healthcare system and our role in leading it out of crisis!

To complete the assessment for CNE credits, you can watch the film on DVD or download the film from iTunes,, or a number of other digital providers.
NOTE: ESCAPE FIRE is available for only 99 cents on iTunes from September 17th to 30th!
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.
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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 Kicks of New Series of Faculty Webinars
AACN is pleased to announce upcoming Webinars for the Fall 2013!
APIN: Academic-Practice Partnerships in Action
September 11, 2013
2:00-3:00 pm (ET)
Implementation of the ACA: What Nurses Need to Know
September 12, 2013
2:00-3:00 pm (ET)
Doctoral Advancement in Nursing: Promising Practices
September 24, 2013
2:00-3:00 pm (ET)
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)
The Indiana University Nursing Learning Partnership
October 30, 2013
3:00-4:00 pm (ET)
November 5, 2013
1:00-2:00 pm (ET)
Population Health in Baccalaureate Nursing Education
November 12, 2013
2:00-3:00 pm (ET)
For future Webinars, visit
For assistance in registering for Webinars, contact Anna Kathryn Pierce, Faculty Programs Coordinator, at or 202-463-6930, ext. 227.

AACN and the CDC Announce New Public Health Fellowship Opportunity
Last August, AACN commenced a new five-year cooperative agreement with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to help build capacity in the public health nursing workforce. This landmark agreement marked the first time that a national nursing organization was invited to partner with the CDC in a manner consistent with arrangements in place for associations representing physicians and public health professionals.

AACN and the CDC are pleased to announce that a new nurse fellowship is now available through this collaborative effort that focuses on Managing Chronic Conditions in Schools. For complete details on program eligibility, available funding, and application requirements, see For more details, contact CDC Fellowship Coordinator Nidia Gaona at 202-463-6930, extension 278 or
Nursing Recipients of the Macy Institute, Gold Humanism Scholarship
Annually, in collaboration with the Harvard Macy Institute, the Arnold P. Gold Foundation awards scholarships (up to $5,000) to support Gold Humanism Scholars. These scholarships support health profession educators working to develop and enhance educational projects focused on achieving humanistic patient care that can be replicated across a variety of healthcare settings.
The Harvard Macy Institute brings together healthcare professionals, educators, and leaders to discuss the critical challenges of the day and design innovative solutions that have a lasting impact on the way medicine is practiced and students are educated. This year two of the award winners are from the nursing community, see details of winners below.
Constance Ayers, PhD, RN, Associate Professor 
Director of Undergraduate Nursing, Texas Woman’s University

Project Title: The Development of Professional and Humanistic Values in an Integrated Simulation

Project Description: Using a simulated nursing unit with students as patient actors, the project will emphasize the development of empathy and professional and humanistic values through faculty-developed scripted scenarios and problems that will require a patient centered approach to care.
Kristin Caulfield, PhD, RN, Assistant Professor,
George Washington University

Project Title: Patients as Partners

Project Description: The project will develop a novel curriculum that examines patient engagement and patient centered care as a practice philosophy for incoming Nurse Practitioner students. The curriculum will include various learning formats (discussion, interactive exercises, and reflective journaling) and explore enhanced communication skills and participatory decision making.
For more information about Gold Humanism Scholarship, visit
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
Baccalureate 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 730 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.
Apply Today for AACN's 2014 Faculty Policy Intensive
AACN is now accepting applications for the second annual Faculty Policy Intensive to be held March 24-27, 2014 in Washington, DC. This fully-funded, 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. The Faculty Policy Intensive 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. Up to eight faculty members will be accepted through the application process. If you have further questions, please contact AACN’s Director of Government Affairs and Health Policy Dr. Suzanne Miyamoto at
Last Call for Award Nominations
This annual award recognizes AACN member institutions involved in highly productive and model academic-practice partnerships. This award is presented annually at the AACN Fall Semiannual meeting. For award criteria and submitting a nomination, click here.

Nominations are due Friday, September 13, 2013.
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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 programs. 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
Is the DNP Right For Me?
Friday, September 20 at 1:00 pm (ET)
Changing demands in our nation’s complex healthcare environment require today’s nurses to be prepared with the highest level of scientific knowledge and practice expertise to assure quality patient outcomes. To meet this need, the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree is offered to prepare nurses seeking a terminal degree in nursing practice, in any of four advanced practice nursing roles .
Overview of the CNL Certification Program
Tuesday, October 1 at 2:00 pm (ET)
Are you a student or graduate of a Clinical Nurse Leader (CNL) education program? Find out how certification demonstrates competency of the CNL role and how to apply for CNL certification.
The above Webinars are offered free to all members of the GNSA. To register, visit:
CNC Announcements

AACN and CNC Now Accepting Applications for the CNL Vanguard Award

AACN and CNC are now accepting applications for the CNL Vanguard Award. The deadline to apply is October 11, 2013. This national award recognizes a certified CNL for innovative and outstanding professional performance and advocacy of the CNL role. In addition, the award promotes the contributions of the CNL in transforming healthcare. The 2014 recipient will be recognized at the CNL Summit, January 16-18, 2014 at the Hyatt Regency Orange County in Anaheim, CA.

CNC Seeks Volunteers to Serve as Item Writers
CNC is recruiting volunteers to serve as item writers. To apply, please submit a brief letter explaining your interest in serving as an item writer and summarize your professional experience. The letter must be submitted with a current resume or curriculum vitae. Go to CNC’s Get Involved page for more information, or contact Tracy Lofty, CNC’s Executive Director, at

What's New with ELNEC?
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

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 15, 2013

10:00 am - 1:00 pm
San Francisco State University
San Francisco, CA
Register Now

October 27, 2013
7:00-8:30 am
JW Marriott Hotel (Coincides with AACN’s Fall Semiannual Meeting)
Washington, DC
Register Now

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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