February 2012  
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Faculty Institute on Interprofessional Education
Master's Essentials Faculty Tool Kit
New AACN Faculty Expertise Survey

Apply Now for the 2012 Minority Nurse Faculty Scholarship
Upcoming Faculty Webinars

AACN Conferences Featuring Speaker
Cy Wakeman

Register Now for AACN Conferences

2012 Student Policy Summit Registration Now Open

Current Calls for Nominations

CNC Updates and Announcements
ELNEC Celebrates
100th Course

Register Now for a NursingCAS Demo
Presenters Needed
for Conference on
Workplace Violence
GRECC Announces VA Advanced Fellowship in Geriatrics

Career Link Ads

Be Featured in Syllabus

Register Now for AACN Conferences

Faculty Practice Pre-Conference
February 29-March 1
San Antonio, TX

Master's Education Conference
March 1-3, 2012
San Antonio, TX
Spring Annual Meeting
March 24-27, 2012
Washington, DC

For more information,
contact Nadja Beverage, AACN Conference Manager, via email or 202-463-6930 X240.
The first testing period for the new CNL Certification Exam is scheduled April 30-May 25, 2012. The deadline to register students and to register as an exam site is March 30, 2012.

NOTE: CNL students in their last semester of a CNL education program are encouraged to test.
Read the recent CNL
Job Analysis Study

If you missed the 2012 CNL Summit and Research Symposium, you now have an opportunity to review the presentations. Slides are available on here.
Career Link

AACN's Career Link is an online resource dedicated to employment opportunities in nursing education that features a comprehensive list available of vacancies in U.S. nursing colleges and universities.
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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 Anna Kathryn Pierce for a price quote.
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, x270.
Faculty Institute on Interprofessional Education Planned for May 21-23, 2012
Start assembling your team now for the Interprofessional Education Collaborative’s (IPEC) first faculty development program titled Building Your Foundation for Interprofessional Education coming May 21-23, 2012 to Herndon, VA, located just outside of Washington, DC. Programming will be anchored in the Core Competencies for Interprofessional Collaborative Practice released by IPEC last year.  The institute provides faculty from across the health professions with the opportunity to meet with peers in plenary and interactive learning sessions focused on building strong programs for interprofessional team-based learning. Attendees will divide into teams with three to five members representing faculty from a minimum of three health professions. At least one team member should be from a nursing, dental, medical, pharmacy or public health. All members can be from one institution, or teams can be constructed from health profession schools at two or more institutions committed to collaborating on interprofessional learning.
The inclusive $995 per participant registration fee includes hotel lodging for three nights and meals. Registration will begin February 22, 2012.  For more details, click here.  Since space is limited to approximately 30 teams, begin assembling your team today.
IPEC is a coalition of leading health professions associations committed to advancing interprofessional education and collaborative practice. Members include the American Association of Colleges of Nursing, American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine, American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy, American Dental Education Association, Association of American Medical Colleges, and Association of Schools of Public Health.
Master’s Essentials Tool Kit Now Available
At its January meeting, the AACN Board of Directors approved a new faculty tool kit that was developed to facilitate implementation of the 2011 Essentials of Master’s Education in Nursing.  The tool kit was developed to provide key resources to assist schools as they engage in curricular redesign to incorporate the Master’s Essentials; suggest integrative learning strategies that will strengthen learning and leadership development; stimulate strong academic-practice partnerships; and provide a forum for sharing innovative curricular and program ideas across schools. The new resources was designed to be dynamic, using a Web-based platform that allows for additions and changes as new ideas are developed.
To access the Master’s Essentials faculty tool kit, click here.
New AACN Faculty Member Expertise Survey
Maximize your affiliation with AACN by completing the Faculty Expertise Survey. Survey data will be used by AACN staff to match your interest and expertise areas with relevant calls for nominations, media inquiries, committee appointments, and other service opportunities available at the national level.
To access the survey go to:
Apply Now for the 2012 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 (URM) 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. 
Applications must by Wednesday May 2, 2012.
Upcoming Faculty Webinars
AACN's popular series of free Webinars is offered exclusively to faculty teaching in baccalaureate and graduate nursing programs. These interactive sessions include a presentation from a noted expert followed by a robust question and answer session.
Making Your Message Count
February 10, 2012 at 12:00 - 1:00 pm (ET) 
February 13, 2012 at 2:00 - 3:00 pm (ET)
February 16, 2012 at 2:00 - 3:00 pm (ET)
February 17, 2012 at 2:00 - 3:00 pm (ET)
February 28, 2012 at 2:00 - 3:00 pm (ET)

March 6, 2012 at 11:00 am - 12:00 pm (ET)
Dedicated Education Units: Do They Work?
March 7, 2012 at 1:00 - 2:30 pm (ET)
See www.aacn.nche.edu/webinars for 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.
AACN Conferences Featuring Special
Guest Speaker: Cy Wakeman

Join AACN at the Graduate Nursing Admission Professional (GNAP) Conference held on April 10-11, 2012 in Pittsburgh, PA or at the BONUS Conference held on April 25-27, 2012 in Las Vegas, NV.
This year AACN is fortunate enough to have Cy Wakeman as our special guest speaker at the upcoming Graduate Nursing Admissions Professionals and Business Officers of Nursing Schools conferences.
Cynthia “Cy” Wakeman works with organizations and individuals eager to thrive in difficult times by discovering new solutions to old problems. She has helped many groups and organizations break through their reasons, stories, and excuses to develop innovative solutions to long-standing issues. Throughout her career, she has built a reputation for achieving amazing results in spite of limited resources and challenging circumstances. Clients in a wide variety of industries have found her guidance to be key in their successful planning and implementation of new programs and systems. 
Cy Wakeman wrote Reality Based Leadership – Ditch the Drama, Restore Sanity to the Workplace, & Turn Excuses Into Results which is a revolutionary new approach to leadership. Her groundbreaking ideas are featured in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, and SHRM.com. She is a significant thought leader with entertaining podcasts and is a favorite expert blogger on FastCompany.com and Forbes.com. 
For more information on either conference please go to: http://www.aacn.nche.edu/conferences.
2012 Student Policy Summit Registration Now Open
Registration for AACN’s 2012 Student Policy Summit is now open to nursing students at AACN member schools. This year marks the third Policy Summit, which is limited to a cohort of 130 students, so be sure to register early! The Student Policy Summit provides undergraduate and graduate nursing students the opportunity to congregate in Washington, DC for a three-day conference focused on nursing policy, research, and advocacy. In addition to the exciting programmatic sessions, attendees visit their members of Congress and Congressional staff with deans from their states who are in town for AACN’s Spring Annual Meeting. The deans, directors, and students will share with Congressional leaders the importance of nursing education and research as it relates to the health of our nation. Together AACN members and students will bring one common and united advocacy message to the Hill.
AACN also offers scholarships to two exceptional students that cover the student’s airfare, accommodations, and registration fee. Scholarship essays are due Friday, January 20, 2012. For more information see:
To register online for the 2012 Student Policy Summit, visit:
For more information regarding the Summit, visit:
Current 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.
For award criteria and detailed nomination information please visit us on line at: http://www.aacn.nche.edu/membership/awards/innovations.
Deadline to submit a nomination is Thursday, March 1, 2012.
Other Calls For Nomination:
ELNEC Celebrates 100th National/International Course
Dedicated to enhancing end-of-life care through nursing education, the ELNEC Consortium has reached a new milestone by hosting its 100th train-the-trainer program in Los Angeles on January 26 and 27, 2012. Over 200 nurses, physicians, social workers, and chaplains attended this landmark event, which attracted participants from 28 states and 4 countries (Canada, Mexico, South Korea, and Taiwan).  Four ELNEC courses (Core, Pediatric Palliative Care, Geriatric, and Critical Care) were held simultaneously to meet the unique needs of those working in acute care hospitals, hospices, homecare agencies, long-term care/skilled nursing facilities, clinics, and schools of nursing.  To date, over 13,380 nurses and other members of the interdisciplinary team have attended one of these 100 national/international ELNEC courses over the past eleven years, with the sole purpose of improving care to those with life-threatening illness.
Several ELNEC train-the-trainer courses are scheduled around the country in 2012. For more information about ELNEC, go to www.aacn.nche.edu/ELNEC
Please contact Pam Malloy if you have questions at pmalloy@aacn.nche.edu
For all the latest news and updates, follow ELNEC on Facebook.
Register Now for a NursingCAS Demonstration Webinar
NursingCAS is the nation’s only centralized application service for students applying to registered nursing (RN) programs. Through NursingCAS, prospective students may apply to diploma, associate degree, baccalaureate, master’s, and doctoral programs offered by participating nursing schools. Students only need to complete one electronic application and prepare one set of corresponding materials (i.e. references, transcripts, CV/resume, personal statement) that will be disseminated online to one or multiple schools of nursing for consideration. NursingCAS verifies the application components for accuracy, calculates grade point averages, and sends application materials to the programs designated by the applicant. Participation in NursingCAS is free and voluntary to schools of nursing. Want to learn more about NursingCAS? Join use for an upcoming Webinar to see a demonstration of the NursingCAS Application and WebAdMIT. WebAdMIT is the web-based admissions management software that all participating schools receive at no cost.
Wednesday, February 15, 4:00–5:00 PM (ET) - Register Now 
NursingCAS & WebAdMIT Overview Webinar
Wednesday, March 14, 1:00–2:00 PM (ET) - Register Now 
NursingCAS & WebAdMIT Overview Webinar
If you would rather attend an in-person demonstration then you should register for a NursingCAS Open House session on June 12 or 13 in Watertown, MA (outside of Boston). Learn more about the open house event here, http://www.aacn.nche.edu/nursingcas/events.
Nursing schools interested in joining the service are encouraged to visit AACN’s Web site for more information at www.aacn.nche.edu/nursingcas and contact NursingCAS Manager Caroline Allen with any questions or to schedule a conference call (callen@aacn.nche.edu, 202-463-6930, ext. 258).
Presenters Needed for Workplace Violence Conference
Organizers are looking for researchers to present their findings on performance/quality improvement, evidence-based practice and programmatic abstracts that address issues related to health care workplace violence, such as incivility, bullying, verbal and physical aggression, threatening words or actions, sexual harassment and physical assaults.  
The deadline for abstract submission is Friday, February, 17 2012
For more information, to register, or submit an abstract, visit the Website.
GRECC Announces VA Advanced Fellowship in Geriatrics
The VA Palo Alto Geriatric Research Education and Clinical Center (GRECC) offers a two-year funded postdoctoral research fellowship. The fellowship supports post-residency training in geriatrics for a select group of outstanding geriatricians, geriatric psychiatrists, and doctoral level associated health professionals with similar training in geriatrics. This fellowship provides opportunities in geriatric research training, interdisciplinary education, and advanced clinical and program administration-learning opportunities.
The 2012-2014 enrollment is currently open and accepting applications. For further information or program requirements, please see www.va.gov/oaa/Archive/Advanced-Geriatrics-Program-Announcement.pdf.
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