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AACN Awards the 2007 BSN Champion Award to the Univer sity
AACN Aw 2007 Aw to ersity
HealthSystem Consor tium
The Board of Directors of AACN has awarded the association’s 2007 BSN Champion
Award to the University HealthSystem Consortium (UHC). This top honor was created to
recognize organizations and practice settings that place a high value on registered nurses
(RNs) prepared in Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree programs. UHC, an alliance
of 97 academic health centers and 153 affiliated hospitals, was selected for their commitment
to supporting BSN-prepared nurses and furthering the professional development of these
“AACN has been a leading advocate for preparing a highly educated nursing workforce
and for improving patient care through education,” said AACN President Jeanette Lancaster.
“We are pleased to be joined in this important work by the University HealthSystem
Carolyn Williams Receives Sr.
Consortium whose members have shown continuous support for baccalaureate-prepared
Bernadette Armiger Award
nurses through their research, publications, and recruitment preference.”
In February 2001, two UHC staff members and four chief nursing officers collaborated
At AACN’s Fall Semiannual Meeting,
on an article titled “Documenting Chief Nursing Officers’ Preferences for BSN-Prepared
Carolyn A. Williams (right) received the
Nurses,” which was published in the Journal of Nursing Administration. The authors found that
association’s Sr. Bernadette Armiger
71% of CNOs at UHC facilities perceived a difference in practice between baccalaureate and
Award from AACN President Jeanette
associate degree-prepared nurses, particularly related to critical thinking skills. The majority
Lancaster. For the full article on this
of CNOs called for recruiting more BSN-prepared nurses to work in academic health centers.
presentation, please go to page 6.
Following that publication, AACN formed a strategic partnership with the UHC out of
a mutual desire to create a better educated RN workforce. The partnership is focused on two
objectives: 1) expanding capacity in BSN programs and 2) developing a post-baccalaureate
Inside... residency program. The first objective was met in 2003 with the release of a joint UHC-
AACN white paper titled Building Capacity through University Hospital and University School of
10 Questions with Nursing Partnerships. In this document, the authors address how to structure an education-
Ann Tourangeau practice partnership to expand baccalaureate student capacity at schools of nursing.
To meet the second objective, AACN continues its work with the UHC on a national
McGovern Lectureship post-baccalaureate residency project. This program was designed to enhance the student’s
Award transition to practicing nurse and to increase the retention rate of new nurses. To date, 36
partnerships in 24 states have been established by AACN and UHC members to offer the
residency. Evaluation data show a dramatic decline in turnover rates and an increase in job
Innovations Award satisfaction rates among residency graduates. The turnover rate of new graduates who have
Presented to University completed the residency in 2006 is 9.7% compared with the national average of 27.1% as
of Portland reported by PricewaterhouseCoopers.
“Nurse executives with the UHC clearly understand the link between baccalaureate
nursing education and quality patient care,” said Dr. Lancaster. “This organization’s ongoing
AACN Board of Directors support for BSN-nurses echoes the calls from government authorities, national nursing
Actions organizations, health care foundations, Magnet hospitals, and minority nurse advocacy
groups for a more highly educated nursing workforce.”
Opportunities AACN presented the 2007 BSN Champion Award to UHC Senior Vice President
and more... Roberta Graham and Director of Operational Benchmarking and Nursing Leadership Cathy
Krsek at its Fall Semiannual Meeting on Sunday, October 28. For more information about the
UHC, see http://www.uhc.edu.
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AACN and Har tford Institute Salute Award Winners
AACN tford Institute Salute Aw
For the past 10 years, AACN has
Award collaborated with the John A. Hartford
Foundation Institute for Geriatric
Nursing on several projects, including the
annual Awards for Excellence in
Gerontological Nursing Education. On
October 28th, at AACN’s Fall Semiannual
Meeting in Washington, D.C., the two
organizations presented the 2007 awards.
Presenting the awards were Jeanette
Lancaster (AACN president) and Barbara
Dr. Paul Farmer was awarded Krainovich-Miller (associate dean for Academic Initiatives of the College of Nursing at
AACN’s John P. McGovern NYU, representing the John A. Hartford Foundation Institute for Geriatric Nursing).
Lectureship Award at the Fall Winners were announced in two distinct categories. These two categories
Semiannual Meeting in exemplify AACN’s and the Hartford Institute’s collaborative effort to promote the
Washington, D.C. in October. Dr. highest standards for gerontologic nursing education.
Farmer is show here during his The first award, the Baccalaureate-level Curricular Innovation Award went to The
presentation. Dr. Farmer is a University of Portland School of Nursing. Representing The University of Portland
founding director of Partners In School of Nursing were Karen Cameron and Joanne Warner.
Health, an international charity The second award, Geriatric Nursing Faculty Champion, went to Laurie Kennedy-
organization that provides direct Malone of the University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG). Accompanying
health care services and undertakes Dr. Kennedy-Malone to the podium was UNCG’s dean, Lynne Pearcey, who
research and advocacy activities on nominated her for the award.
behalf of those who are sick and Next year’s award applications will include two additional categories
living in poverty. (Advanced Practice Level Curricular Innovation and Outstanding School of
Nursing Communications Award). Details will soon be posted on AACN’s Web
site, and applications will be due in spring 2008.
Baccalaureate Essentials Regional Meetings
Baccalaureate Regional Meetings
A series of regional meetings will provide stakeholders the opportunity to review and provide feedback regarding the draft
Baccalaureate Essentials document, including the end-of-program competencies for baccalaureate nursing education. AACN
members, faculty, students, practicing nurses, and representatives of other healthcare and education organizations are invited to
attend. A draft document is posted on the AACN Web site (www.aacn.nche.edu/Education/pdf/BEdraft.pdf).
It is highly recommended that participants review the document prior to attending the meetings.
8:00 – 9:30 am: Registration and Continental Breakfast
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.: Opportunity to learn about the revised document and to give feedback on the end-of-program competencies for baccalaureate nursing
education. Dr. Patricia Martin, Chair of the Task Force on the Revision of the Essentials for Baccalaureate Nursing Education, will present an overview of
the draft document and the work of the task force.
8:00 – 8:30 am: Continental Breakfast
8:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.: Opportunity to give feedback on clinical education for baccalaureate nursing and on quality indicators for baccalaureate nursing
Baccalaureate Essentials Regional Meeting Dates and Hotel Meeting Locations
• Tucson, AZ- January 15-16, 2008 – Sheraton Tucson
• Nashville, TN- March 13-14, 2008 – Hilton Nashville Downtown
• Boston, MA- April 24-25, 2008 – Royal Sonesta Boston (Cambridge)
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Record Attendance at Fall Semiannual Meeting
Att Fall Meeting
ELNEC Courses for 2008
Nearly 500 people attended AACN’s
Nursing faculty will have an Fall Semiannual Meeting at the Fairmont
opportunity to attend the 2nd Washington Hotel in Washington, D.C.
annual End-of-Life Nursing in October. The attendance was an all-
Education Consortium (ELNEC) as time high for any AACN meeting.
a pre-conference to the AACN Attendees were treated to four days of
Master’s Education Conference. stimulating program sessions,
The course will be held at the networking opportunities, group
Hyatt Regency in Newport Beach, discussions, and presentations. On
CA on February 20-21, 2008. This Sunday, attendees had the opportunity to
course is open to undergraduate visit with almost 30 exhibitors and, at the end of the day, enjoy a full “Thanksgiving”
and/or graduate nursing faculty, as banquet with their colleagues.
well as to clinical adjunct faculty.
For more information on this
course, go to: www.aacn.nche.edu/ Membership Aw Presented to
Individual Membership Award Presented to John Lantz
Other ELNEC Courses to be John Lantz, PhD, MSN, RN, was presented with an Emeritus Membership award
offered in 2008 include: by AACN President Jeanette Lancaster at AACN’s Fall Semiannual Meeting in
October. Dr. Lantz recently retired as dean at the University of San Francisco.
• ELNEC-Geriatrics, February 6- Dr. Lantz first became involved with AACN in 1975. Since then he has been an
8, Pasadena, CA (grant- enthusiastic supporter of AACN and the important impact the association has had on
funding available for California advancing nursing education and the nursing profession. He participated in
nurses) numerous task forces and committees and did so in a consistent and conscientious
manner. He was active in AACN’s Spring and Fall meetings and spoke at the
• ELNEC-SuperCore, March 12- Executive Development Series and the Summer Seminars. He was elected to the
14, Pasadena, CA Nominating Committee in 2002 and most recently served on the Executive
Development Series Subcommittee.
• ELNEC-Critical Care, April 21-
Under Dr. Lantz’s leadership, the University of San Francisco was an early
23, Pasadena, CA
adopter of the Clinical Nurse Leader.
• ELNEC-Geriatrics, May 5-7, Dr. Lantz is seen by many as a strong voice for small liberal colleges. He has been
Pasadena, CA a member of the AACN-sponsored mentor program and has served as a mentor for a
number of aspiring deans.
• ELNEC-SuperCore, June 25-
27, Chicago, IL
• ELNEC’s 50th Course AACN Faculty Training: Enhancing Gerontology Content in
AACN Faculty Training: ontology Content
Celebration, June 28, Chicago, Baccalaureate Courses
IL AACN is accepting online applications for the upcoming Faculty Development
• ELNEC-Pediatric Palliative Institutes offered through the Geriatric Nursing Education Consortium (GNEC).
Care, July 9-11, Pasadena, CA GNEC is an innovative national initiative to enhance geriatric content in senior-level
baccalaureate courses. Administered by AACN, this program provides nursing
• ELNEC-Critical Care, October educators with the skills, knowledge and resources needed to ensure that the "best
9-11, Washington, DC geriatric practices" are imbedded in baccalaureate curricula and subsequently in the
clinical care provided by newly educated nurses. Using a "train-the-trainer" approach,
For more information and/or to nurse faculty attending the GNEC institutes are expected to serve as leaders and
register, go to: mentors by sharing their new expertise with colleagues. This program is generously
www.aacn.nche.edu/ELNEC or funded by The John A. Hartford Foundation.
contact Pam Malloy at The next two institutes are scheduled for February 27-29, 2008 in San Antonio,
firstname.lastname@example.org TX and October 14-16, 2008 in St. Louis, MO. Please note the change in dates for the October
2008 institute originally scheduled for October 8-10, 2008.
For more information or to apply, see http://www.aacn.nche.edu/gnec.htm
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10 Questions…with Ann Tourangeau
1. At what point in your life did you become interested in a
Ann Tourangeau, career in nursing?
PhD, RN, is an It was not until I was finishing high school that I decided I
associate professor at wanted to be a nurse. Though at that time I had a career in
the Lawrence S. accounting planned, I was also very attracted to the possibility of
Bloomberg Faculty of working with and caring for people. It was that notion that sparked
Nursing, University of my interest in a nursing career. I quickly changed my plans to
Toronto. Her cross- include nursing education preparation.
appointments include: 2. When did you become interested in nursing research,
full member, School of specifically nursing outcomes research?
Development of my love for and interest in nursing research
started when I was completing my Master of Nursing degree at the
Institute for Clinical University of Alberta in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada during the late
Evaluative Sciences; 1980s. I most enjoyed my research and statistics courses. My thesis
and co-investigator, research was an experimental study testing the effectiveness of
Nursing and Health Services Research Unit. group reminiscence therapy (versus current events group therapy or
Dr. Tourangeau’s research and teaching are within the no treatment) on levels of self-esteem and depression in elderly
domain of Science of Nursing Administration. She works institutional care patients. Once I was engaged in that research, I
in the area of nursing outcomes research, particularly was hooked! When I completed my Master of Nursing degree, I
related to macro outcomes like hospital mortality, returned to service as a hospital administrator / leader for another
readmission to hospital, and length of stay that are of decade. During those years, I struggled to engage in research
particular interest to administrators, health care leaders, activities but because it was not the main focus of an administrator
and policy makers. Dr. Tourangeau incorporates data from role, I found I never had enough time or support to engage in
large administrative and clinical databases to answer research. I also felt that I needed more education to become an
questions related to the contribution that nursing care and outcomes researcher. I returned to university to complete my PhD
nursing work environments make to these patient and between 1997 and 2001. Since then in my current role as professor at
organizational outcomes. She also uses survey methods to the Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing at the University of
collect primary data, particularly related to nurse work Toronto in Toronto, Canada, my major focus has been engaging in
environments. She has expertise in risk adjustment outcomes research and the development of future nurse scientists
methods used in outcomes research to account for
differences in patient characteristics across units of 3. Is there any significant difference between professional
analysis used in a study. Dr. Tourangeau also is involved in nursing in Canada and the United States?
program evaluation research examining outcomes related There are a number of differences in professional nursing
to the implementation of specific focused interventions between our two countries. Health professions are regulated at the
such as a nursing leadership development intervention. provincial level in Canada rather than at the federal level.
Dr. Tourangeau holds a Career Scientist award from Consequently, there are also differences across Canadian provinces
the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care for a and territories. For example, I live and work in Canada’s most
five-year term between 2003 and 2008. She holds cross populated province, Ontario. In Ontario, entry to practice as a
appointments with the Institute for Clinical Evaluative registered nurse requires baccalaureate nursing education
Sciences in Ontario and the Effectiveness, Utilization and completion. Previously, registered nurses might have received their
Outcomes Research Unit. nursing educational preparation from a college at what we call the
She teaches course content related to management diploma level. This is no longer possible in the Province of Ontario.
and leadership in health services, research, and However, several other Canadian provinces continue to have two
development / evaluation. methods of preparation for the professional registered nurse – both
Dr. Tourangeau received her BSN, MN, and PhD diploma (college) preparation and university baccalaureate
degrees from the University of Alberta. For more educational preparation. In Ontario, we also have nurse
information about her program of research and current practitioners who are educated at either the baccalaureate or
funded studies, please visit the following website: http:// graduate level.
www.atourangeau.nursing.utoronto.ca/ 4. In your article published in the Journal of Advanced Nursing
(Vol. 57, 1, pp. 32-44, January 2007), you and your coauthors
report that, “Hospitals with higher proportions of
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baccalaureate-prepared nurses tended to have lower 30-day characteristics of nurses and other health care providers in my
mortality rates. Our findings indicated that a 10% increase in studies and test for relationships between educational preparation
the proportion of baccalaureate prepared nurses was associated and the outcomes of interest.
with 9 fewer deaths for every 1,000 discharged patients.” Were
you surprised by these findings? 7. Did your study look at the outcomes for nurses who had less
than a baccalaureate degree?
We were not at all surprised to find such a strong relationship
between the proportion of baccalaureate-educated nursing staff We incorporated four different levels of nursing personnel in
and the outcome of mortality. The complexity of patients on acute our study: registered nurses with baccalaureate or higher
medical units is so very high that highly educated nursing staff are educational preparation, registered nurses with diploma (college)
required to effectively care for these patients and their families. educational preparation, registered/licensed practical nurses, and
Acute medical patients are not only complex but often unstable unlicensed assistive personnel. For acute medical patients,
and unpredictable. Nurses who can not only complete hospitals with the lowest mortality rates tended to be those that
psychomotor skills but who can critically think to predict patient employed not only a higher proportion of registered nurses to care
problems and either prevent them or solve them are required to for these patients (as opposed to registered practical nurses or
prevent unnecessary death for these acute medical patients. unlicensed assistive nursing personnel) but also those that
Clearly, educational preparation of the nurse has an impact on employed baccalaureate educated nurses. Hospitals that chose to
outcomes such as mortality for complex and unstable patients. employ higher proportions of registered/licensed practical nurses
However, one challenge for hospitals is competing priorities: and higher proportions of unlicensed assistive personnel to care for
balancing cost with quality outcomes. Registered nurses cost more acutely ill medical patients tended to have the highest mortality
money in salary and benefits than do other categories of nursing rates.
personnel such as registered / licensed practical nurses and 8. Based on your research, how vital would you say educational
unlicensed assistive nursing personnel. Further, baccalaureate- background is to the roles performed by the professional nurse?
educated nurses usually cost more than diploma educated
Based on our research and that of others like Dr. Aiken and
colleagues, I would conclude that the higher the complexity and
5. How did your findings compare with those of Linda Aiken’s instability of patients, such as those cared for in acute care settings,
(from her JAMA article, September 24, 2003)? Did you the higher the need there for baccalaureate or higher educated
collaborate at all with Dr. Aiken on this study? registered nurses to care for these patients. To try to separate the
Though we did not collaborate directly with Dr. Aiken and psychomotor and critical thinking/judgment knowledge and skills
her associates on this project, we have learned much from her as that these patients require is probably not in the best interests of
we undertook this project. Our findings are complimentary to acutely ill patients and may lead to unnecessary and avoidable
those of Dr. Aiken and colleagues. They studied educational death. I advocate that acute care hospitals hire and retain
characteristics of nurses working with surgical patients in a baccalaureate educated nurses to care for their complex and
sample of hospitals in Pennsylvania and found that hospitals unstable patient populations to promote best patient outcomes.
employing higher proportions of baccalaureate (or higher) 9. What current studies are you involved in?
educated registered nurses to care for these surgical patients had
lower mortality and failure-to-rescue rates. In our study, we I am currently leading four research studies as principal
examined the educational characteristics of nurses caring for investigator and am working as co-investigator on seven other
acutely ill medical patients and found that hospitals employing a studies. For example, I am currently leading studies to explore
larger proportion of baccalaureate educated nurses to care for determinants of three outcomes in institutional long-term care
these patients had lower 30-day mortality rates for these acutely ill (location of discharge, satisfaction with care, and length of stay),
patients. Both studies have similar findings with different patient study the impact of a leadership development intervention on
and nurse populations. This strengthens the hypothesis that organizational outcomes in nursing homes, explore structures and
complex and acutely ill hospitalized patients require processes of nursing care in home care, and explore determinants
baccalaureate-educated nurses to care for them if a hospital is of nurse intention to remain employed in Canadian hospitals.
interested in minimizing unnecessary patient death. 10. Do you have any suggestions on how more nursing students
can be recruited into research/faculty careers?
6. Are you planning any followup studies on the impact of
education on practice? One strategy that we have used at the Lawrence S. Bloomberg
Faculty of Nursing at the University of Toronto includes offering
My program of research focuses on outcomes and the
undergraduate and master level students early fellowship
determinants of these outcomes. If it makes theoretical sense to
opportunities to actively engage with us in our research programs.
consider educational preparation as a potential predictor of
These opportunities expose students to the joys, challenges, and
outcomes, it is included as an important variable to be studied.
realities of research and often develop into longer term mentoring
Although educational preparation is seldom the only predictor of
important outcomes, I usually investigate the educational
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Innovations Award Presented
Innov Aw Presented
Carolyn A. Williams Receives Sr. Bernadette Armiger Award
Carolyn A. eceives
Receiv Sr. Bernadetttte Aw ersity
to the Univer sity of Por tland
At AACN’s Fall Semiannual Meeting, Carolyn A. Williams, PhD, RN, At the AACN Fall Semiannual
FAAN received the association’s Sr. Bernadette Armiger Award. The award is Meeting, a new honor created by the
presented annually to an individual who has made outstanding contributions AACN Board of Directors – the
to AACN and its goals, to nursing education, and to the advancement of the Innovations in Professional Nursing
nursing profession. Education Award – was presented to the
Dr. Williams has had a distinguished career in nursing, highlighted by her University of Portland, with a special
deanship at the University of Kentucky (1984-2006), where she continues recognition to a colleague who inspired
today as a Professor. Prior to arriving at Kentucky, Dr. Williams served on this new honor: Dr. Terry Misener. Dr.
faculty at Emory University and The University of North Carolina. Misener was the dean of the University of
Dr. Williams’ service to AACN has been extensive, dating back to 1986 Portland until his sudden death in May.
when she was the assistant editor for Research for the Journal of Professional The Innovations Award was
Nursing. Dr. Williams also has actively engaged in committee work for the developed to recognize pioneering
Association. She has served on several AACN committees such as the educational initiatives launched by
Doctoral Conference Committee (1989-1993) and the Nominating Committee AACN member institutions. Individual
(1993). In 1996, Dr. Williams was elected as member of the Board of schools are doing creative work around
Directors. In 1998-2000 she served as President-elect, and in 2000-2002 she re-envisioning traditional models for
served as President. nursing education and embracing
Dr. Williams also has played a leadership role in the establishment of the programmatic change. AACN wants to
AACN-UHC Nurse Residency Program, which seeks to create a better cast a spotlight on this important work
educated workforce in clinical settings. and give schools a platform on which to
Dr. Williams served as chair of the Futures Task Force, which was influence colleagues and the future of
instrumental in recommending significant structural and organizational nursing education.
changes for AACN. She also chaired the Doctor of Nursing Practice Road Dr. Misener was a well-known and
Map Task Force. respected colleague in AACN. He was an
Dr. Williams is a member of the American Academy of Nursing and served AACN Board member, chair of the
as President of the Academy in 1983-1985. She also served on the Board of Membership Committee, and a champion
Directors of Sigma Theta Tau International and has been an active committee for the Clinical Nurse Leader (CNL). In
member in the Southern Council on Collegiate Education for Nursing. her remarks during the presentation of
When Dr. Williams retired from her deanship, she clearly had left her the award, Dr. Jeanette Lancaster, AACN
mark on nursing, nursing education, and AACN in particular. Dr. Williams president, noted that “Terry was a man of
has lived Sr. Armiger’s legacy of service to AACN, in the advancement of courage, vision, and heart who was very
nursing education and practice. She is the exemplary role model for service proud of his life’s work as a nurse and
to our profession. nurse educator.”
The Sr. Bernadette Armiger Award honors the distinguished service of Dr. Joanne Warner, the interim dean
AACN’s third president (1972-74). As president of AACN, Sr. Bernadette was at the University of Portland School of
instrumental in forming the alliance between AACN and the American Nursing, described Terry as “our brilliant
Nurses Association, as well as the Interorganization Committee for spark plug with the faculty providing the
Implementation of Nursing's Role in Health Care Delivery, which brought engine, energy and power behind our
together the presidents and executive directors of AACN, ANA, and the work.” The faculty and leadership of the
NLN. She also established AACN's connections with the Association of University of Portland have led by
Academic Health Centers, the Association of American Medical Colleges, innovation on several fronts, including
and the Coalition for Health Funding. In addition, Sr. Bernadette made the following:
significant contributions to nursing in both the academic and professional
arenas. To this day, AACN enjoys the benefits of the relationships formed 1) Faculty gained national acclaim for the
during her term. development of the Dedicated Education
To honor her distinguished service, and to recognize and encourage efforts Unit (DEU). The DEU is an innovative
toward the advancement of nursing education and practice, AACN clinical partner education model that
established the Sister Bernadette Armiger Award in 1982. responds creatively to the current
challenges of clinical education.
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Launched in 2003 and continually 3) The Providence Scholarship is an predominately undergraduate liberal arts
expanded and refined, the model boasts inspired partnership between Providence institution, to win approval to launch a
the following outcomes: mutually- Health System and University of Portland. doctoral program, specifically the Doctor
supportive partnerships between service Chosen on a competitive basis of GPA, of Nursing Practice, which will begin
and education, strong clinical learning, values, and character, students have full classes next summer.
fulfilled professional staff nurses fully tuition paid for their final five semesters in For all of these accomplishments, the
engaged in teaching, and efficiency in exchange for a three-year work University of Portland truly embodies the
scheduling and use of clinical and human commitment at the health system. Since spirit of AACN’s new Innovations Award.
resources. its inception, over $12 million dollars in Dr. Joanne Warner accepted this honor on
scholarships have helped to fund 280 new behalf of her institution.
2) The University of Portland and its nurses. The full criteria for the Innovations
practice partners were among the first Award will be available soon on the
adopters of the Clinical Nurse Leader role. 4) The University of Portland Learning
AACN Web site. Awards will be
One hundred percent of the school’s first Resource Center is known for innovative
presented in four categories that mirror
graduating class is CNL-certified, and pedagogy in simulation. Among their
the Like-School Discussion Groups held at
these graduates are already positively entrepreneurial products is a Clinical
the Fall and Spring meetings: Small
impacting nurse-sensitive outcomes in Faculty Development DVD and teaching
Schools, Academic Health Centers
their diverse places of employment. guide that presents best practices in
(AHC), Private Schools without an AHC,
Almost 60 students are now enrolled in clinical teaching. Over 100 have been sold
and Public Schools without an AHC.
Portland’s CNL program, including to nursing schools nationwide.
Each winner will receive $1,000, and all
practicing nurses and those in an 5) The School of Nursing became the first innovations will be featured on the
accelerated second-degree program. school at the University of Portland, a association’s Web site.
Director took follo
ollowing meeting October
The AACN Board of Director s (BOD) took the following actions at their meeting held October
25-28, 2007 in Washington, D.C.:
• The Board discussed feedback from members to the draft position statement on AACN Guidelines Regarding Faculty Teaching in
Baccalaureate and Graduate Nursing Programs. Revisions were made and a final version was prepared for a vote by members at the
October 29 Business Meeting.
• The Board approved adoption of the CNL certification entity name to be the Commission on Nurse Certification (CNC). The
BOD also discussed an extension of the waiver time for CNL faculty to take the certification exam. This suggestion was sent
to the CNC Board of Commissioners.
• The Board discussed the creation of a Clinical Nurse Leader (CNL) membership organization. The BOD agreed that this
organization would not be modeled after the AACN Leadership Networks. Rather, AACN will provide support and guidance
to enable the formation of an independent organization. At the March 2008 Board meeting, AACN staff will bring a proposal
for a 3-year plan to support this initiative.
• The Board approved the signing of a 10-year lease for AACN’s office space at One Dupont Circle, Washington, D.C. The lease
includes an increase in AACN’s existing space.
• After discussion, the Board approved a suggestion that a future Fall Semiannual Meeting program session be held on the
challenges facing foreign-born faculty.
• The Board agreed to renew the association’s contract with Castle Branch, Inc. to offer discounted criminal background check
services to AACN member institutions.
• The Board approved a three-year contract with Wheat Government Relations, a government affairs consulting firm which
has been actively engaged in AACN’s lobbying efforts for more than six years.
• After discussion about possible initiatives to actively engage more faculty in AACN, the Board asked staff to develop a
business plan to accomplish this objective.
• The Board discussed methods of archiving AACN listserv discussions. Summaries of these discussions will be published in
• The Board asked staff to update the Web site and committee/task force lists to include the RN credential to all individual
names, when appropriate, following the highest degree earned.
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quality nursing education program are
EASTERN MICHIGAN LOUISIANA STATE
Nursing Department Chair, Professor UNIVERSITY UNIVERSITY HEALTH
(Tenure Track): Twelve month, tenure SCIENCES CENTER SCHOOL
track professor for Fall 2008. Ph.D. in Instructor or Assistant Professor OF NURSING (NEW
Nursing or related academic area; the Sought for Nursing Position ORLEANS)
ability to teach courses in related areas
of expertise, evidence of a Eastern Michigan University invites
LSU is inviting applications as the
distinguished record of teaching and applications for a tenure-track position
school reorganizes to become a center
scholarly achievement appropriate to a in nursing. Specialty area of interest is
tenured faculty appointment at the rank community health. Rank is available
of professor; and a commitment to a depending upon applicant's experience
• Associate Dean for Professional
quality nursing education program are and qualifications. Position is available
Practice, Community Service &
required. pending funding.
Advanced Nursing Practice
The School of Nursing is one of four
• Associate Dean for Nursing
Application deadline January 15, 2008 schools in the College of Health and
Research, Scholarship & Science
or until position filled. Equal opportunity Human Services. The School offers
• Associate Dean for Undergraduate
employer that fosters and appreciate both undergraduate and graduate
Baccalaureate Nursing Program
ethnic and cultural diversity. programs. Eastern Michigan University
is located in southeast Michigan and
About the Positions:
For full position descriptions, visit our has more than 23,000 students. For
The Associate Deans are responsible
website: http://www.csub.edu/nursing/ more information contact the Nursing
for ensuring that academic standards
open_fac.shtml Search and Screen Committee at:
are met. The Associate Deans are also
responsible for ensuring the
Submit a letter of application,
achievement of the School of Nursing
curriculum vitae, copies of transcripts, a Qualifications:
and Health Sciences Center mission
written description of teaching • A master's in nursing and Michigan
and strategic initiatives in their
philosophy and research plans, and nursing license are required.
respective areas of responsibility.
three letters of recommendation to: • A doctorate in nursing or related
Dr. Kathleen Gilchrist, PhD, FNP-C, field preferred.
RN, CCRN, PHN • Teaching experience preferred
• Earned doctoral degree and
Chair Search and Screening • Evidence of an active scholarly and
eligibility for licensure in Louisiana
Committee research agenda preferred
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• Progressive experience in the NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE SACRED HEART UNIVERSITY
administration of undergraduate &
graduate nursing programs NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE invites Nurse Educator Family Nurse
• A record of scholarly activities, applications for two tenure-track Practitioner
community service and teaching positions in Nursing beginning August
• Successful instructional, budgetary 2008. 1. Adult Health Instructor Applications are invited for a full-time,
and human resource management teaching adult health/critical care 9-month, tenure track faculty position in
• Skills in negotiation and courses with advanced practice our Nursing Program. Please visit the
communication within and between opportunities in the College’s Wellness University website for more information
disciplines and communities Center. 2. Mental Health Instructor at www.sacredheart.edu/job.cfm http://
• Commitment to collaboration teaching mental health nursing and/or www.sacredheart.edu/job.cfm.
between University/School and selected senior-level nursing courses.
health care agencies For both positions a Ph.D. or ABD in
• A record of active support of faculty Nursing or a related field is preferred,
in their pursuit of excellence in but a Masters would be considered. TEMPLE UNIVERSITY
teaching, scholarship, and Preference will be given to candidates
professional development with teaching experience in BSN and/or
Temple University, Department of
MSN programs and/or 1. Clinical
Nursing, located on a large urban
The School of Nursing: practice as an ARNP or 2. Recent
The School currently enrolls over 700 clinical practice. Private, co-ed liberal
center campus has a full-time Tenure
students and offers the following arts college on 100-acre campus in
Track or Clinician Educator faculty
degrees: Orange City, Iowa. Approximately 1350
position beginning in January or
Bachelor of Science in Nursing students and 78 full-time faculty. The
September 2008. The program is
Master of Nursing successful candidate will have a strong
CCNE accredited and is recognized for
Doctor of Science in Nursing Christian faith and a commitment to
its urban mission and academic
Support Services include Faculty Christian liberal arts. Northwestern
nursing center. The Position is a
Development & Nursing Multimedia College is affiliated with the Reformed
leadership role and will include
Center Church in America but open to student
teaching in the graduate NP program
and faculty of other orientations. Two-
with some undergraduate teaching.
Letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and term calendar, solid contemporary
MSN in psychiatric-mental health
names and addresses of three curriculum. Ranked as a top-10
nursing with national certification
references should be sent to: Midwestern comprehensive college by
required. PhD or equivalent preferred.
Demetrius J. Porche, DNS, PhD(c), U.S. News & World Report magazine.
Rank and salary
APRN To apply submit applications,
commensurate with experience. Please
Dean and Professor curriculum vitae, references and copies
mail or fax letter of application, current
LSU Health Sciences Center of transcripts to: Dr. Jasper Lesage,
CV, copies of transcripts and three
School of Nursing VPAA/ Northwestern College/ 101 7th
letters of reference to:
1900 Gravier Street; Box G4-1; New St. SW/ Orange City, IA/ 51041. Email
Jill B. Derstine, EdD, RN,
Orleans, LA 70112-2262 to: email@example.com or apply online
firstname.lastname@example.org at www.nwciowa.edu/about/
Temple University, College
Email for more detailed information employment. Review of applications will
of Health Professions
commence immediately. Applications
Department of Nursing
The LSU System is an EEO/AA will be accepted until the position is
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employer filled. AA/EOE.
Philadelphia, PA 19140
Fax number: (215) 707-3758
Application Deadline: Until positions
Temple University is an Affirmative
Action Equal Opportunity Employer
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THE UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA’S
COLLEGE AT WISE
Chair, Department of Nursing
The University of Virginia’s College at Wise,
a four-year, public liberal arts college in
Southwest Virginia: Tenure-track position of
Chair, Department of Nursing. Available fall
2008. CCNE accredited and approved by The University of Portland invites inquiries, applications and nominations for the
position of Dean of the School of Nursing that will be available on June 1, 2008.
the Virginia State Board of Nursing.
The Department offers a pre-licensure The University of Portland School of Nursing is dynamic and innovative,
providing national leadership in clinical advancements such as the Dedicated
baccalaureate program in nursing at the
Education Unit clinical teaching model, clinical simulations and clinical
Wise campus and the RN to BSN track for partnerships. It is the largest single site undergraduate nursing program in
registered nurses on the Wise campus Oregon with over 600 students in the B.S. program. The graduate program has
and in Abingdon, 50 miles from the 57 students enrolled in the Clinical
campus. Successful candidates should Nurse Leader program, an alternative entry masters program and a Doctorate
have a vision for nursing and health care of Nursing Practice program with an FNP and integrative health focus
beginning in May 2008. The School is approved by the Oregon State Board of
in a rural area. Chairs serve on the
Nursing. Its baccalaureate and graduate degree programs are accredited by
Council of Academic Chairs and are the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.
responsible for the budget, curriculum,
faculty and student scholarship, and The Dean reports to the Provost and serves as the academic and
teaching excellence. The Chair and administrative leader of the school responsible for faculty development,
nursing faculty collaborate with area health curriculum review, planning, budget, and faculty and staff appointments.The
successful candidate will have demonstrated leadership capabilities in
care agencies for enhanced learning and
teaching, research and professional service, the commitment to work with
health care quality. faculty to lead a School recognized for the
Requirements: Experience in academic premier quality of its graduates and the ability to direct excellence in the on-
going programs and new DNP. Minimum requirements include an earned
administrative and teaching, a doctorate in
doctorate in nursing, or related field; a distinguished record of teaching and
nursing or a related field, and RN licensure scholarship that would warrant faculty appointment at senior rank;
or eligibility in Virginia required. understanding and support for the Catholic mission of the University and the
Preference will be given to candidates with School of Nursing; and eligibility for Oregon licensure as a registered nurse.
a background in teaching, curriculum Previous experience in higher education administration, the ability to establish
development, assessment, grant writing, links between the University and public and private health care facilities, and
proven success in external fund development is highly desirable.
and student recruitment. Rank and salary
commensurate with qualifications. Founded in 1901, the University of Portland is a private Catholic teaching
Application: Nominations and letter of university and particularly welcomes candidates who desire to work in such an
environment. The University is the only private comprehensive university in
application should be sent to: Nursing Oregon and consists of a College of Arts and Sciences, the Pamplin School of
Search Committee, Office of Human Business, and the Schools of Nursing, Engineering, and Education. Enrollment
Resources, The University of Virginia’s is approximately 2,900 full time undergraduates and 700 graduate and part-
College at Wise, 1 College Avenue, Wise, time students. Applicants should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae,
VA 24293. Include a curriculum vitae, five letters of recommendation, and three additional references to: University of
names and contact information of three Portland, Dean of Nursing Search Committee, 5000 North Willamette Blvd.,
Portland, OR 97203-5798 or electronically to Kathy Robb, email@example.com.
references, transcripts of all college work.
Review of applications will begin Consideration of applications will begin immediately and applications will be
immediately and continue until the position accepted until the position has been filled.The University of Portland is an
is filled. For more information, call Human Equal Opportunity Employer striving to employ personnel at all levels who will
Resources at 276-376-1067 or visit our enhance and support our educational mission and purpose.
web page at http://www.uvawise.edu.
To view the full job description and application procedures please visit UP online
UVA-Wise is an Equal Opportunity/ at http://www.up.edu/jobs and click on faculty positions. A background
Affirmative Action Employer committed to investigation check is required before final hiring procedures can be completed.
excellence through diversity.
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ASSOCIATE DEAN FOR ACADEMIC PROGRAMS
RESEARCH COLLEGE OF NURSING
Research College of Nursing invites applications for the position of Associate Dean for Academic
Programs. Rank is commensurate with experience. Salary and benefits are competitive.
Responsibilities: The College of Nursing seeks a dynamic individual who is committed to excellence in
nursing education. The Associate Dean provides leadership in a broad range of internal and external
administrative activities including faculty development, oversight of the undergraduate and graduate
curricula, assessment of program outcomes, and engagement of qualified faculty. She/he conducts faculty
evaluations for continuing appointment and rank promotion, evaluates student advisement, coordinates scheduling of courses, and
serves as a resource related to instructional strategies and other aspects of the faculty role. The Associate Dean collaborates with the
Dean in strategic planning and resource allocation and budget development to support the academic programs. The Associate Dean
reports directly to the President/Dean of the College.
Consideration of applications will begin immediately and continue until
Qualifications: Earned doctorate in nursing or a related March 15, 2008. Interested candidates should submit a letter of
field; Master’s in Nursing; eligibility for licensure in application, curriculum vitae, and three letters of recommendation to:
Missouri; demonstrated experience at the department
chair/coordinator level; ten years of teaching experience College of Nursing Search Committee
at the baccalaureate level; graduate teaching experience Dr. Sharon Snow, Search Committee Chair
desired. Possesses excellent interpersonal skills; a Research College of Nursing
collaborative management style; a strong respect for 2525 E. Meyer Boulevard
students, faculty and staff; and a commitment to a Kansas City, Mo 64132
diverse, service-oriented, intellectually active and unique Email: Sharon.firstname.lastname@example.org
partnership in learning. www.researchcollege.edu
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Director of Educational Outreach
Department of Nurse Anesthesia
The School of Allied Health
Professions, Department of Nurse Anesthesia, VCU is
conducting a search for an immediate need to fill a
Director of Educational Outreach position. The
Department sponsors both Master’s and Doctoral
degree curricula for nurse anesthetists. We invite
applications for a full-time, 12-month non-tenure track
faculty member. This individual will have administrative
and teaching responsibilities. Applicant must be a
Registered Nurse with a minimum of a Bachelor’s
degree. Current licensure to practice as a professional
nurse in Virginia is mandatory. Preference will be given
to individuals with experience in adult education,
critical care nursing, distance education, simulation
technology, scholarship and alumni development.
Primary responsibilities include planning and
coordinating continuing education endeavors and
supporting distance education programs within the
Department. Salary and rank are commensurate with
qualifications and experience. Annual salary range is
$50,000-$65,000. Review of applications will begin
December 1, 2007. Please send letter of application,
vitae, and three letters of reference to:
Suzanne Wright, MSNA, CRNA, Chair, Search
Virginia Commonwealth University
P.O. Box 980226
Richmond, Virginia 23298-0226
Virginia Commonwealth University is an Equal
Employment Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer.
Women, minorities, and persons with disabilities are
encouraged to apply.
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The University of Texas-Pan American EXPLORE, ENGAGE, EXCEL
Nursing Faculty Positions AT THE U OF M!
The University of Texas – Pan American (UTPA)
Nursing Department is seeking candidates to apply
The University of Minnesota School of
for full-time positions in the growing and Nursing is seeking a visionary architect to
expanding CCNE accredited baccalaureate and serve as Associate Dean for Academic
master’s programs. UTPA is located in South Texas Programs (ADAP) in the school.
which is one of the fastest growing regions in the
nation. The university has an average enrollment of This individual will provide leadership to the
17,000 students and is committed to serving the school in co-creating a vision, procuring
unique needs of the Texas-Mexico border region. resources and creating an environment for
creative faculty to build innovative models that
FY 07/08 - 27 Assistant Professor (tenure-track) stimulate teaching and student learning. In
Required qualification includes a doctorate in addition, we envision that this individual will
nursing or related field. Preferred qualifications serve as a thought leader and collaborator
include at least 2 years of clinical experience, across the Academic Health Center, University,
previous teaching experience at the BSN level and community and nursing profession in
evidence of strong potential for research. transforming higher education. The ADAP will
report to the University of Minnesota School of
FY 07/08- 28 Assistant Professor (tenure-track)
Required qualifications include a doctorate in
nursing or related field and national certification as Requires: PhD in nursing or a related
a Nurse Practitioner. Continued clinical expertise discipline; eligibility for appointment as a
will be expected. Preferred qualifications include at tenured professor; demonstrated leadership at
least 2 years of clinical experience, previous all levels of curricula development,
teaching experience at the BSN and/or MSN level implementation and evaluation; demonstrated
and evidence of strong potential for research. scholarship in an area of nursing education
and the use of technology within the learning
FY 07/08 - 29 Clinical Specialist (non tenure-track) environment; and eligibility for current RN
Preferred qualifications include at least 2 years of licensure in Minnesota. Experience in
clinical experience in area of specialty and previous academic admin, ability to motivate teams, and
teaching at the BSN level. Position is renewable a track record of extramural funding are
annually contingent upon reauthorization and preferred. Position is a 12-month, annually
funding. renewable appointment.
Please visit The University of Texas-Pan American, See position description and apply online at
Human Resources Employment Opportunity for http://employment.umn.edu, requisition
Faculty website at: http://www.utpa.edu/ #146813. Include cover letter and CV with
humanresources/employment/faculty.html for a online application. Visit the School of Nursing
complete position announcement. Web site at http://www.nursing.umn.edu.
UTPA is an AA/EO employer, women, minorities and persons The University of Minnesota is an equal
with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Texas law requires opportunity educator and employer.
faculty members whose primary language is not English to
demonstrate proficiency in English as determined by a
satisfactory grade of 500 or greater on the International Test of
English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). This position is
security-sensitive as defined by the Texas Education Code
51.215(c) and Texas Government Code 411.094(a)(2).
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Three full-time, nine-month, tenure-track
positions are available for specialties in Medical-
surgical nursing preferred. Other specialty areas
may be considered. A master’s in nursing and
current clinical experience is required. A
doctorate in nursing or related area is preferred.
Prior teaching experience in a BSN program is
desirable. Current or eligibility for TN-RN
licensure required. Academic rank
commensurate with preparation and experience.
Send a curriculum vita, TTU faculty application,
list of three professional references with address
and telephone numbers, copies of all college
transcripts, and letter of interest to:
Dr. Sheila Green
Faculty Search Committee
TTU Box 5001
Cookeville, TN 38505
FAX (931) 372-6244
For complete position summary and faculty
application, visit http://www.tntech.edu/jobs/ or
October 22, 2007
Open Until Filled
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A Great Place to Work
Join the Auburn University Montgomery FACULTY POSITION
School of Nursing Team! The Department of Nursing at The University of
Scranton invites applications for a full-time, tenure track
Auburn University Montgomery’s School of Nursing is faculty position for Fall 2008. Responsibilities include
seeking qualified applicants for Psychiatric-Mental undergraduate and graduate teaching in classroom and
Health and Community Health positions at the clinical settings.
Instructor/Assistant Professor level.
Qualifications: Masters’ degree in nursing with a
Founded in 1967, Auburn University Montgomery pediatric specialization from a CCNE or NLNAC
(AUM) is the metropolitan campus of Auburn accredited program required. Pediatric or family nurse
University, a land-grant institution. Located in the state practitioner certification desired. An earned doctorate in
capital of Alabama, AUM serves a diverse nursing (or related field) is preferred. Rank and salary are
student body of approximately 5,400 students and commensurate with qualifications.
faculty/staff of 575 in five academic schools: Business,
Education, Liberal Arts, Nursing and Sciences. Send letter of intent, CV and three letters of reference to:
Montgomery supports cultural attractions including the Search Committee, University of Scranton, Department
Alabama Shakespeare Festival, Montgomery Museum of of Nursing, Scranton, PA 18510-4595.
Fine Arts, and the Rosa Parks Library and Museum, E-mail inquiries to email@example.com. Screening
among others. The fully accredited School of Nursing begins January 18, 2008 and will continue until the
offers traditional baccalaureate programs and an RN to position is filled.
BSN program. A joint MSN program with Auburn The University of Scranton is a broadly regional
University (AU) focuses on the preparation of a CNS for institution of 4,800 undergraduate and graduate students
Education of Diverse Populations. The passing rate on located in northeastern Pennsylvania near the Pocono
the licensing exam is consistently in the mid-nineties. Mountains. Recognized nationally for the quality of its
Minimum qualification is a Master’s degree in Nursing in education, Scranton is one of 28 Jesuit colleges and
the listed clinical area; with significant progress toward universities in the United States. It is committed to
the doctorate. Doctorate preferred. Recent clinical providing liberal arts education and strong professional
experience required in the specialty area with teaching and pre-professional programs in the context of Ignatian
experience at baccalaureate level desirable. educational principles, especially the care and
To apply: Interested candidates should send letter of development of the whole person.
application, curriculum vitae, and the names, addresses, The University of Scranton is an EOE/ Affirmative
and phone numbers of at least three references to: Action Employer/Educator. Veterans, minority
Search Committee persons, women and persons with disabilities are
AUM School of Nursing encouraged to apply.
P.O. Box 244023 The University of Scranton is, by tradition and choice, a
Montgomery, AL 36124-4023 Catholic and Jesuit university. The successful candidate
(334) 244-3658 will have an understanding of and commitment to the
http://www.aum.edu/nursing goals of Jesuit education. A full statement of our mission
Auburn University Montgomery is an may be found at http://www.scranton.edu/admin/
EEO/AA Employer mission/html.
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Georgia Southern University, School of Nursing, invites nominations and applications for 4
faculty positions (three Assistant/Associate Professors and one nontenure-track Instructor)
in the areas of maternal-child health nursing, adult health nursing, critical care nursing,
family nurse practitioner and community health nursing.
Successful candidates’ responsibilities will include teaching in the graduate and
undergraduate programs and service on committees. Tenure tract position responsibilities
include scholarship yielding publications. Positions are 9-month appointments; salaries are
competitively based on qualifications. For a complete list of required and preferred
qualifications, please see our website at http://chhs.georgiasouthern.edu/nursing/
Screening of applications begins October 1, 2007, and continues until the positions are filled. Position start dates
are August 1, 2008. A complete application consists of a letter addressing the qualifications cited on the website;
a curriculum vita; and the names, addresses, telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses of at least 5 professional
references. Applications and nominations should be sent to:
Jean E. Bartels, PhD, RN, Search Chair
Georgia Southern University School of Nursing
P. O. Box 8158
Statesboro, GA 30460-8158
Electronic mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
More information about the institution is at http://www.georgiasouthern.edu , http://chhs.georgiasouthern.edu/
nursing/ or at http://chronicle.com/jobs/profiles/911.htm. Names of applicants and nominees, vitae, and other
non-evaluative information may be subject to public inspection under the Georgia Open Records Act. Georgia
Southern University is an AA/EO institution. ADA accommodations arranged upon request.
Miami University Regional Campuses
Miami University’s regional campuses in Hamilton and Middletown invite applications or nominations for four
tenure-track positions in Nursing at the assistant or associate professor level – two in community health, one in
adult med/surg, and one in maternal/child or pediatrics. Responsibilities: provide classroom and clinical instruction
for associate degree and baccalaureate students; advise and recruit students; participate in committees; undertake
curriculum development in collaboration with faculty; conduct scholarly and faculty development activities; provide
service to university, community, and profession; assume other responsibilities as assigned by the chair. Require:
master’s degree in nursing; current or eligible for Ohio RN license; appointment as associate professor requires
established record of research/scholarship. Specific position requirements at Middletown Campus: (1) clinical
experience in nursing care of adult clients with medical/surgical health problems, (2) clinical nursing experience in
variety of community settings with clients of various ages; at Hamilton Campus: (1) clinical experience in maternal/
child health or pediatrics, (2) clinical nursing experience in variety of community settings with clients of various
ages. For all positions, desire: doctorate in nursing or related field; teaching experience with associate or
baccalaureate degree students. Information about the regional campuses is available at www.ham.muohio.edu
(Hamilton) and www.mid.muohio.edu (Middletown), and information about Miami’s benefits is available on line at
www.muohio.edu/benefits. To apply: send letter of application specifying position/specialty, curriculum vita, and
three letters of professional reference to: Search Committee, Department of Nursing, 1601 University Boulevard,
Hamilton, Ohio, 45011. Electronic submissions may be sent to MiamiNSGSearch@muohio.edu. Contact phone
number is (513) 727-3266. Screening of applications begins November 15 and continues until positions are filled.
Miami University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Campus Crime and Safety Report is available
on line at www.muohio.edu/righttoknow - hard copy available upon request.
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DEPARTMENT CHAIR AND
DEPARTMENT OF NURSING – POSITION OPENINGS FACULTY POSITIONS
• Department Chair The University of Wisconsin – Eau
• Tenure Track Faculty Claire, College of Nursing and Health
• Lecturer/Clinical Faculty Sciences, is seeking applicants for two
full-time tenure track faculty positions
The vibrant and expanding Department of Nursing (DON) at beginning in the academic year 2008-
Cal State Fullerton seeks talented and enthusiastic 2009. The Department Chair position is a
applicants for department chair, four tenure track positions, 50% administrator and 50% teaching
and various lecturer/clinical positions. The DON offers an appointment. Nursing faculty fosters
undergraduate baccalaureate program with both 4-year student-centered learning communities in
generic and RN completion options. The RN to BSN option undergraduate and graduate programs.
has on-campus and distance cohorts. We also offer a Expertise preferred in the following areas:
graduate program with concentrations in nurse anesthesia, Leadership and Management, Psych/
FNP, women's health care (NP and midwifery), leadership Mental Health, Maternal/Child Health,
(includes entry-level RN path), and school nursing. Existing and Family or Adult Practitioner.
programs, accredited by CCNE, are recognized as being Master’s degree in nursing and progress
innovative, community-based, and student friendly. toward a doctorate is required for faculty
positions. Master’s degree in nursing and
The following opportunities are available: doctorate is required for the Department
Chair position. Must have RN licensure
• Department Chair – a 12-month appointment with in the US and eligible for RN licensure in
responsibilities for leading this department through a WI. For a complete list of requirements
continued period of growth and possible transition into a and full position description, please refer
School of Nursing. to website: http://www.uwec.edu/
• Tenure Track Faculty – Adult Health, Community Health,
Women’s Health Care/Nurse Practitioner/Midwifery, To ensure consideration, completed
Maternal Child/Pediatrics. Doctoral Degree and applications must be received by January
appropriate experience are required. 7, 2008; however, screening will continue
until positions are filled.
• Full-Time Lecturers – Several lecturer positions are open Send letter of application, copies of
for pre licensure programs with adult health and psych/ transcripts (official transcripts required
mental health or maternal-child health backgrounds. for appt), curriculum vita, and contact
Master’s Degree in Nursing and appropriate experience information for three references to:
Lois Taft, DNSc, RN
College of Nursing and Health Sciences
Interested candidates can find additional information and
University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire
application instructions on the Department of Nursing web
105 Garfield Avenue
site: http://nursing.fullerton.edu or may contact the
Eau Claire, WI 54702-4004
Department of Nursing Office by phone at (714) 278-7461.
Cal State Fullerton is an Equal Opportunity/Title IX/
UWEC is an EOE/AA employer
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Syllabus is published bimonthly by the
American Association of Colleges of
Nursing (AACN). Address Changes: Send
to Syllabus, AACN, One Dupont Circle,
Suite 530, Washington, DC 20036.
Managing Editor: William O’Connor
Contributing Editor: Robert Rosseter,
Associate Executive Director
Fairfield University, located in Fairfield, CT, is committed to
excellence, leadership, and service. The School of Nursing offers Space in Opportunities is available for
CCNE accredited baccalaureate and graduate degrees in nursing, advertising position openings,
with graduate specialization in nurse anesthesia, family nurse availabilities, and consultant and other
practitioner, psychiatric-mental health nurse practitioner, clinical services.
nurseleader, and healthcare systems management. Transition to
DNP is being explored. All advertising is subject to the publisher’s
Publications of the American Association of
Scope of responsibilities will include teaching, scholarship and Colleges of Nursing (AACN) serve to
service. This individual will assume leadership for curriculum advance the quality of baccalaureate and
development and evaluation and will serve as a mentor for new graduate nursing education, promote
faculty. nursing research, and develop academic
leaders. AACN therefore reserves the right
Qualifications: to unilaterally reject, omit, or cancel any
advertisment that is not in the best
• Teaching experience in master’s or doctoral nursing programs. interests of the objectives and policies of the
• Evidence of leadership in academic programs. Association, or that is not in keeping with
• Demonstrated abilities in analytical skills, organizational skills, the generally scholarly and professional
critical thinking, communication, problem solving, and strategic nature of AACN publications. The
planning. publication of any advertisement by AACN
• Administrative experience in nursing education, curriculum and is neither an endorsement of the advertiser
program design, implementation and evaluation preferred. nor of the products or services advertised.
• A record that will support appointment at senior rank with tenure.
• An earned doctorate in nursing or a related field. AACN promotes equal employment
• Eligibility for Connecticut RN licensure. opportunity as required by law, and accepts
• The capacity to articulate and implement a vision for nursing only advertisements that are not
education in a Catholic higher education context. discriminatory on the basis of race, color,
• Ability to work effectively with diverse groups and individuals. religion, sex, national origin, age, handicap,
sexual orientation, vetran status, or for any
Fairfield University is a comprehensive Jesuit, Catholic university other reason not related to individual merit.
with an active and pluralistic faculty located in southern
Connecticut, close to many potentially collaborative academic and Rates: The classified ad rate is $10 per line
health care institutions. Fairfield University is approximately 50 for AACN members; $12 per line for
miles from New York City and 30 minutes from New Haven, CT. nonmembers (approximately 40 characters
and spaces per line).
Salary is commensurate with rank and experience. Candidates
should send a letter of interest and complete curriculum vitae to: Deadlines: Opportunities is published
Jeanne M. Novotny, PhD, RN, FAAN, Dean, Fairfield University, bimonthly beginning with the January
School of Nursing, 1073 North Benson Road, Fairfield, CT 06824. issue. Deadline for including, changing, or
cancelling ads is the 15th of the month
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employer. Applicants from under-represented groups are invoiced with proof of publication.
encouraged to apply. Send Copy To: All copy must be
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