AACN Faculty Link: October 2010

Upcoming Webinars

GANES Conference

Call for Abstracts - Doctoral Conference

Input Needed From PhD Programs Emphasizing Gerontology

AACN Novice Faculty Teaching Awards

New AACN Data Show Increase in Nurse Faculty Vacancy Rate

Announcing National Benchmark Study on Nurse Faculty Work-Life

Download the 2010 Faculty Vacancy Survey Results.
Meet Doctoral Student Jimmy Reyes and other new Johnson & Johnson - AACN Minority Nurse Faculty Scholars.
The AACN Faculty Development Survey deadline is extended to this Friday, October 15th. We want your input! Click here to take the survey.

Register now for the Baccalaureate Education Conference on November 18-20, 2010 at the Buena Vista Palace in Orlando, Florida. For full details, a schedule of events and to register, click here.

Have you heard about NursingCAS? 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.
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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.
Free 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.
Upcoming Webinars
Nursing Homes as Clinical Placement Sites for Baccalaureate Nursing Students: Resources for Clinical Faculty
HGNI and AACN plan to offer three Webinars to foster discussion on when and how to use nursing homes as clinical placement sites and review six web-based modules specifically designed to help undergraduate faculty navigate this process. Read more.
Part 1: Nursing Homes, the Basics - Nursing Practice in Nursing Homes
Monday, October 18, 1:002:00pm EST
Part 2: Resident-Directed Care and Culture Change in Nursing Homes: A Case Study
Wednesday, November 10, 1:00–2:00pm EST

Review of AACN’s Essentials of Master’s Education in Nursing (5th draft)
Tuesday, October 26, 5:00–6:00pm EST
What knowledge and skills should nurses be expected to acquire through a master’s level nursing programs. Learn more about the latest draft of the Master's Essentials as this work unfolds. Read more.

Cultivating and Using Clinical Preceptors
Tuesday, November 9, 2:003:00pm EST

This presentation will include a discussion on strategies for recruiting preceptors for undergraduate and graduate nursing students. Read more.

Register for Upcoming Webinars or access past Webinar recordings and slides here.

GANES Conference for Nurse Educators 
Nurse educators from around the world will converge in Washington, DC for the second GANES conference on December 9-11, 2010. Come network with colleagues while exploring issues connected with the global challenge of increasing capacity and ensuring sustainability in the nursing workforce. Read more.
Call for Abstracts - 2011 Doctoral Education Conference
For the first time, AACN is accepting abstract submissions for presentation as well as posters for the 2011 Doctoral Education Conference, to be held on January 26-29, 2011 at the Hotel Del Coronado in San Diego, CA. An afternoon of abstract presentations has been added to the schedule, offering participants the opportunity to hear about initiatives and successful approaches of colleagues. Deadline for submissions is November 11, 2010. Read more.
Input Needed from PhD Programs Emphasizing Gerontology
Each year, Research in Gerontological Nursing (RGN) publishes results of a survey on graduate gerontological nursing programs. If your school has a PhD program that supports an emphasis on gerontological nursing, you are invited to complete the survey. To be included, a school must have a minimum of five active (externally funded) researchers in gerontological nursing or aging. Results of the 2010 survey will be published in the April 2011 issue of RGN. The survey closes December 1, 2010. Contact Patty Franklin at pfranklin@aannet.org or 202-777-1172 with any questions. Take the survey here.
AACN Novice Faculty Teaching Awards – Call for Applications
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 will recognize outstanding faculty in clinical settings. The deadline to submit a nomination is April 1, 2011. Read more.
New AACN Data Show Increase in Nurse Faculty Vacancy Rate
New data from AACN’s annual survey of faculty vacancies confirm that the shortage of nurse educators is being driven by a limited pool of doctorally-prepared nurses and noncompetitive faculty salaries. Based on data from 556 U.S. nursing schools with baccalaureate and graduate programs (70.3% response rate), the nurse faculty vacancy rate in 2010 was 6.9%, up slightly from 6.6% in 2009. Almost all reported vacancies (92.6%) are for faculty positions requiring or preferring a doctoral degree in nursing or a related field. Read more.
Announcing National Benchmark Study on Nurse Faculty Work-Life
Funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, researchers at the Center for State Health Policy at Rutgers University announce the fielding of a national benchmark study on nurse faculty work-life. Faculty at more than 300 schools of nursing have been randomly selected to be part of this comprehensive study, which begins in October 2010 and continues into spring 2011. If you are selected to participate, the researchers ask that you take 15 minutes to complete the questionnaire and you will receive $25 for your time.
The study’s purpose is to document workload and other key aspects of the faculty role and better understand their contribution to job satisfaction and intent to leave academic nursing. This study complements the multi-year Evaluating Innovations in Nursing Education (EIN) initiative that supports evaluations of innovations in nursing education that address the nurse faculty shortage. Read more about EIN.
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