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March 15, 2016

President's Message: Edge Runners Driving Outcomes


As in previous FAAN Mail messages, I want to again highlight another of our signature initiatives. The Academy's Raise The Voice campaign mobilizes Academy fellows, partner organizations, and health leaders to ensure that Americans understand the leading role nurses play in transforming health during this pivotal and exciting time. An integral part of the Raise The Voice initiative is the identification and showcasing of nurses, both fellows and non-fellows, who have designed and implemented care models and interventions that demonstrate significant clinical and financial outcomes. Our 54 "Edge Runners" who either individually or in partnership with others, have created 41 exemplar models of care or interventions. These models are evidence-based and generate measureable outcomes.

While we celebrate these remarkable nurses, we believe that there are many other nurse innovators quietly achieving equally remarkable results. To ensure patients, providers, and our health systems benefit from their work, the Academy would like to Raise The Voice of these yet unrecognized Edge Runners. If you, or a nurse you know, has designed or developed a care model or intervention that demonstrates significant clinical and financial outcomes, I encourage you (or the applicable individual) to apply to become an Edge Runner. Information on Edge Runners, including current Edge Runners, the Edge Runner application, Edge Runner criteria, and an exemplar application may be found at www.aannet.org/edgerunners. The applications are accepted on quarterly submission deadlines to facilitate the review process. For the remainder of 2016, the application submission deadlines and respective application review schedules are as follows: June 1st deadline for a June 6th review; September 1st deadline for a September 12th review; and December 1st deadline for a December 5th review. 


Bobbie Berkowitz, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN 

Policy Updates
Today, three Academy fellows- Joan Shinkus Clark, Pamela Jeffries, and Susan Schneider- are presenting on The Nursing Profession: What you need to know and why it matters to the Congressional Nursing Caucus in collaboration with the Nursing Community.

The Academy policy pages in the March/April 2016 issue of Nursing Outlook will include  Call to Action: Nursing Action Necessary to Prevent 1 Million Heart Attacks & Strokes by 2017. The Academy recognizes the Subcommittee on the Million Hearts Initiative of the Health Behavior Expert Panel for its work on the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Million Hearts initiative.

HHS Office for Human Research Protections: 
Call for Nominations

The HHS Office for Human Research Protections seeks nominations for membership on the Secretary's Advisory Committee on Human Research Protections. Nominations must be received by March 21, 2016.

To qualify for consideration of appointment to the Committee, an individual must possess demonstrated experience and expertise in any of the several disciplines and fields pertinent to human subjects protection and/or clinical research, as well as the necessary time and dedication to devote to responsible membership on a working federal advisory committee.

Learn more

When you apply, let Kaylen Hickman (Kaylen_Hickman@AANnet.org) know so that the Academy may write a letter of support.

Leadership Position Nominations

2016 nominations
Academy Policy Conference

Save the date! The 2016 Transforming Health, Driving Policy Conference will be held October 20 - 22, 2016 at the Marriot Marquis Washington, DC. We look forward to seeing you there.

2016 - 2017 IOM Nurse Scholar

The Academy is now accepting applications for the 2016 - 2017 Distinguished IOM Nurse Scholar-in-Residence Program sponsored by AAN/ANF/ANA. Applications are due by April 15, 2016

Please visit our website for more information on the criteria and application process. 

Council for the Advancement of Nursing Science

The Council for the Advancement of Nursing Science is now accepting research abstracts for the 2016 State of the Science Congress on Nursing Research: Determinants of Health on September 15-17, 2016 at the Washington Hilton Hotel, Washington, DC.

The abstract submission website is now open. Visit www.conferenceabstracts.com/CANS2016 to submit.You may edit your abstract through Tuesday, March 22, 2016. Your abstract is considered final after this date and will be reviewed based on the content provided.

Call for Awards
Deadline: April 13, 2016

Call for Grants
Deadline: June 1, 2016

Thank You Academy Supporters

We are proud to acknowledge the generosity of our supporters and their commitment to the Academy. The list below represents Academy supporters who have made unrestricted gifts to the Rheba de Tornyay Development Fund and/or restricted gifts designated for the Institute for Nursing Leadership or Raise the Voice at the President's Circle level of $1,000 and above from February. Each dollar raised directly supports the Academy's mission of transforming health policy and practice through nursing knowledge.RDT/INL/RTV

  • Naeema Al-Gasseer
  • Jane Englebright
  • David Keepnews
  • Jeanne Novotny
  • Patricia Reid Ponte
  • JoAnne Reifsnyder
  • Irene Sandvold
  • Linda Sarna
  • Linda Scott
  • Joan Vitello-Cicciu


 Become a President's Circle member today!

Fellow Achievements

KingSusan King MS, RN, CEN, FAAN, was appointed by Oregon Governor Kate Brown as one of the co-chairs of the Nurse Staffing Advisory Board.  The Advisory Board was established by SB 469 the updated hospital staffing bill introduced at the request of the Oregon Nurses Association.  Susan  fills one of the direct care RN positions.  The Board will advise the Oregon Health Authority on implementation of the new provisions of the law.


LoweNancy Lowe, PhD, CNM, FACNM, FAAN, was appointed to the National Quality Forum's Perinatal and Reproductive Health Standing Committee for the Perinatal and Reproductive Health Endorsement Maintenance project. The goal of this project is to endorse performance measures for accountability and quality improvement that specifically address conditions, treatments, interventions, or procedures relating to reproductive health, pregnancy planning and contraception, pregnancy, childbirth, and post-partum and neonatal care. 

McCarthyJane McCarthy, CRNA, PhD, FAAN, is featured in the television documentary Marland Vietnam War Stories and is traveling in the MPT Salutes Vietnam Veterans Traveling Exhibit. The traveling exhibit will set the stage for the Marland Public Television tribute to Vietnam veterans this spring. The projects are part of a multi-year initiative titled MPT Salutes Vietnam Veterans. MPT Salutes Vietnam Veterans is the largest project in MPT history and is designed to recognize and thank Maryland-area men and women who served in the military in the Vietnam era. 

WarrenJudith Warren, PhD, RN, FAAN, FACMI, was elected to the office of Chair of the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM) Board of Directors for 2016. CAHIIM's Board of Directors and accreditation Councils strive to help students, the public, and employers seek the education and graduates that meet their expectations, are prepared for today's complex healthcare environment and tomorrow's health information challenges.

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