AACN Faculty Link: December 2010

Faculty Webinars

Macy Foundation Faculty Scholars Award

AACN Novice Faculty Teaching Awards 

Online CNL Network

New Dates Set for AACN-Dartmouth Institute Academy 


Apply Now for a QSEN Faculty Development Institute

AAN Announces 2011 BAGNC Scholarships and Fellowships

Call for Applications: Minority Nurse Faculty Scholars Program

ELNEC Turns 10!

Download a copy of AACN's 2010 Annual Report.

Andrea Lindell, dean at the College of Nursing at the University of Cincinnati, is awarded the Sister Bernadette Armiger Award by AACN President Kathleen Potempa at the Fall Meeting in Washington, DC.
See more pictures from the Fall Meeting, here.
Register now for the Faculty Development Conference on February 11-13, 2011 in Austin, Texas. To learn more and to register, click here.

NursingCAS is the nation's first centralized application service for students applying to nursing school. Learn more and watch a 20-minute video about this service here.
Read more about the Daisy Foundation and AACN Awards program for nurse faculty.
ELNEC Turns 10!
Administered through a partnership between AACN and the City of Hope, the End-of-Life Nursing Education Consortium (ELNEC) celebrates its 10th year in 2011. ELNEC is a national train-the-trainer program focused on improving end-of-life nursing care available across settings. To celebrate this milestone, the 78th national ELNEC course will be held on January 13-14, 2011 on the campus of the University of San Diego. For complete details on this first-of-its-kind ELNEC event that will present four courses simultaneously, including ELNEC-Core, Pediatric Palliative Care, Geriatric, and Critical Care, click here.
For a complete list of 2011 ELNEC courses, click here.

Faculty Link Registration

This email was sent to faculty registered with AACN Faculty Link. If individual faculty would like to register for this service, click here.

For more information about faculty programs contact AACN's Director of Faculty Programs, Laura Petri, at lpetri@aacn.nche.edu or 202-463-6930, x270.
Upcoming Faculty Webinars
AACN is pleased to continue our series of free Webinars exclusively for 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.
Here's a preview of the 2011 Faculty Link Webinars:
  • Integrating Evidence-based Practice in your Curriculum
  • Developing Multiple Choice Items
  • Interpreting Test Analysis Data
  • Transforming Teaching to Transform Nursing Education
  • Teaching Students How to Teach Patients
To access recordings and slides from past Webinars visit, http://www.aacn.nche.edu/Faculty/FacultyLink/webinararchive.htm.
Macy Foundation Faculty Scholars Award
The Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation has announced a new funding initiative to develop the next generation of national leaders in medical and nursing education: The Macy Faculty Scholars Program.
The Macy Faculty Scholars Program will nurture the careers of educational innovators in medicine and nursing by providing them with protected time to pursue educational reform projects at their home institutions. Up to five faculty leaders will be selected each year. They will receive salary support at $100,000 per year over two years and be provided with further career development opportunities through mentoring and access to a national support network.
Dramatic changes are occurring in medical practice and health care delivery. We need leaders that can transform the health professions educational system so that it better meets the health needs of the public. The Foundation hopes that Macy Faculty Scholars will become the drivers for this change.
Deadline for applications is March 15, 2011. To learn more about the program and selection criteria, visit: www.macyfoundation.org
Call for Applications: AACN Novice Faculty Teaching Awards
AACN is pleased to announce two new awards for faculty who have been in a teaching role for three years or less. These awards recognize excellence and innovation in teaching by faculty at AACN member schools. The Novice Faculty Excellence in Didactic Teaching Award is for outstanding faculty teaching in classroom or online settings, and the Novice Faculty Excellence in Clinical Teaching Award recognizes outstanding faculty in clinical settings. The deadline to submit a nomination is April 1, 2011. Read more.
Online CNL Network
The Commission on Nurse Certification launched the online network for CNL faculty and partners. This discussion includes announcements, news, and events, and allows you to learn answers to your questions. The discussion will be monitored by Linda Rusch, AACN’s new CNL Resource Coach, and Tracy Lofty, CNC Director. To join the discussion board, go to http://community.nurseslounge.com/join/cnc.
For information about the CNL Certification Program, see www.aacn.nche.edu/CNC/.
New Dates Set for AACN-Dartmouth Institute Academy
AACN and The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy & Clinical Practice are pleased to announce the dates for the second jointly sponsored Microsystem Academy: Nursing Faculty & Clinical Partners Improving Health Care Together Learning Series. Commencing on May 18, 2011, this program brings faculty and clinical partners together to learn and practice quality, safety, and microsystem development to advance graduate nurse education and curriculum.
The learning series will explore the many facets of teaching and adapting healthcare improvement in clinical microsystems or point-of-care units. Participants will examine strategies to improve outcomes and facilitate the design of high performing education and clinical settings to better serve patients, families, staff, students and the organization. With Web sessions scheduled from May through December 2011, the academy includes an on-site session in June 2011 at The Dartmouth Institute in Hanover, NH. For program details and registration information, see http://www.aacn.nche.edu/Education/microsystemacademy.htm.
Resource Spotlight: BandwidthOnline.org
The Web site, bandwidthonline.org is designed to improve communications skills by providing quality resources online to students, faculty, and practitioners in the healthcare professions. Created with support from the John A. Hartford Foundation, bandwidthonline.org is rich with tools and tutorials to help you improve your PowerPoint presentations, media interviews, scientific posters, "elevator" speeches, brochures, abstracts, and more.
BandwidthOnline.org also provides one-stop-shopping for geriatrics-specific resources:  current data on the state of our aging society, high quality photographs of older adults, stories and quotes relevant to geriatrics and aging research, and a wide variety of easy-to-use communications tools and tutorials. In addition to what is posted now, the site encourages users to share links and communications resources to continue to build the site’s usefulness. Visit bandwidthonline.org today!
Apply Now for a QSEN Faulty Development Institute
Registration is now underway for three nurse faculty development institutes focused on embedding quality and safety content in programs preparing entry-level RNs. Funded by RWJF, the QSEN Faculty Development Institutes emphasize six core competencies: Patient-centered care, teamwork and collaboration, evidence-based practice, quality improvement, safety, and informatics. Registration is free; seats are limited. Stipends will be awarded to help defray travel expenses (up to $350 per participant). Schools are encouraged to send up to two participants to a single institute. Additional faculty from a school may be accepted on a space-available, self-funded basis. Interested faculty are encouraged to apply now to avoid missing the following application deadlines: Chicago, March 16-18, apply by January 17; Boston, June 8-10, apply by April 4; and Seattle, September 14-16, apply by June 27. To apply, see http://www.aacn.nche.edu/qsenec/institutes.html.
AAN Announces 2011 BAGNC Scholarship and Fellowship Opportunities
The American Academy of Nursing (AAN) is pleased to announce the call for 2011 BAGNC (Building Academic Geriatric Nursing Capacity) Predoctoral Scholarship and the Claire M. Fagin Postdoctoral Fellowship Applications. BAGNC is seeking outstanding applicants who are committed to a career in academic geriatric nursing. Applications for the 2011 BAGNC Scholarships ($100,000) and Claire M. Fagin Fellowships ($120,000) are available online. Applications are due January 11, 2011. Visit www.geriatricnursing.org/applications for information about these awards, the application criteria, and link to the online application. To read additional comments from former program recipients, visit www.geriatricnursing.org/scholars-fellows/testimonials.asp.
Call for Applications: Minority Nurse Faculty Scholars Program
AACN and the Johnson & Johnson Campaign for Nursing’s Future, are currently offering 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 (PhD, DNP) or a clinically-focused master’s degree. Additionally, applicants must commit to becoming full-time faculty in an accredited registered nursing program after graduation. This program is designed to address the shortage of nurse educators while diversifying the nurse faculty population in the United States. Five $18,000 scholarships will be awarded in Fall 2011.
Applications must be received on or before Wednesday, May 4, 2011. Please visit http://www.aacn.nche.edu/Education/doc/2011J&Japplication.doc for full details, eligibility requirements, and to access an application. Contact Amy Jacks at ajacks@aacn.nche.edu with any questions.
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