- The Collaborative to Advance Health Services at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Nursing and Health Studies, in partnership with the American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry, has been sub-awarded a $8 million dollar grant for two years as part of a $24 million grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration to support primary-care providers in the prevention and treatment of opioid use disorders. "This award to address the opioid epidemic in Missouri and other states demonstrates the unfailing commitment of UMKC and its School of Nursing and Health Studies to our citizens in the Kansas City region and the state," said Ann Cary, Chair-Elect of AACN and Dean of the UMKC School of Nursing and Health Studies. "Our uniquely talented professionals and support staff in our Collaborative unit within the school offers unrelenting quality in the provision of health services to our communities, and we are grateful for their enduring talent and leadership."
- AACN is proud to announce that Kathy McGuinn, Director of Interprofessional Education and Practice Partnerships, has been elected a Distinguished Fellow of the National Academies of Practice (NAP) in Nursing. This high honor acknowledges Ms. McGuinn's outstanding achievements and leadership. She will be honored at NAP's annual meeting in April.
- Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing Professor and Associate Dean for Community Programs and Initiatives Dr. Phyllis Sharp has earned Modern Healthcare's Diversity in Nursing Award.The accolade is part of the organization's 2018 Excellence in Nursing awards and recognizes Dr. Sharp'scommitment to advancing diversity within the nursing profession.
- The Nursing Faculty of Tomorrow program at Samuel Merritt University's School of Nursing is designed to help nursing students explore the role of educators and to develop their teaching skills. Participants interview their professors about their career trajectories, develop lesson plans, and are evaluated by their faculty and peers about their teaching presentations.
- The Decker School of Nursing at Binghamton University (NY) has announced the opening of the new Southern Tier Telemedicine and Mobile Health Research Development and Training Center. The center is the product of a joint effort between the Decker School of Nursing and Thomas J. Watson School of Engineering and Applied Science. The new center will help expand healthcare to local, rural, and remote areas in many different ways.
Due to unhealthy air quality, all Samuel Merritt University campuses will be closed through Sunday, November 25. We plan to re-open all campuses on Monday, November 26.