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AACN Essentials

ACHNE White paper on Graduate Education in PHN
Transforming APHN graduate programs is critical in today's complex landscape. The ACHNE's new white paper, "Reimagining Graduate Education for Advanced Public Health Nursing," paves the way. ️

Advanced PHN Learning Collaborative One-Page Fact Sheet
To raise awareness of the importance of advanced public health nurses (APHNs) and advocate for increased funding for their graduate education, ACHNE members created a fact sheet.

Association for Prevention Teaching and Research Training Resources and Materials
Bringing together individuals and institutions devoted to health promotion and disease prevention to redefine how we educate the health professions workforce.

Catalysts for Change: Harnessing the Power of Nurses to Build Population Health in the 21st Century (Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, 2017)
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation explores the important role of nurses in improving the health of communities. Nurses are uniquely positioned to address the social determinants of health, the factors outside of healthcare that have the biggest impact on people's health. This web resource provides recommendations on how to transform nursing education and practice to better support population health initiatives.

C/PHNO Competencies (Quad Council Coalition, 2018)
The Quad Council Coalition (QCC) of Public Health Nursing Organizations developed the Community/Public Health Nursing (C/PHN) Competencies to guide three levels of practice: Tier one generalist, Tier two management or supervisory, and Tier three senior management or leadership. These competencies are designed to inform and improve the public health workforce and reflect the definition of Public Health Nursing and the principles of Public Health 3.0.

Consortium for Universities of Global Health (CUGH) Global Health Education Competencies Toolkit
The CUGH Global Health Competency Subcommittee of the Education Committee has been instrumental in defining competencies for global health education and professional development, as well as exploring ongoing conversations and controversies around global health competencies and careers. In 2015, the Competency Subcommittee and collaborators published a seminal article in the Annals of Global Health defining levels of proficiency, as well as desirable competencies for two levels – the global citizen level and the basic operational program-oriented level. What followed was the publication in 2017 of the first edition of the Competencies Toolkit.

Disaster and Emergency Preparedness White Paper for Community/Public Health Nursing Educators
Community/public health nurses (C/PH nurses) are often the first responders and crucial figures in disaster recovery, yet their education often lacks vital disaster preparedness training. The Association of Community Health Nursing Educators (ACHNE) sounds the alarm in a new report, calling for stronger disaster education in nursing curricula.

Escape Rooms to Mentor and Educate Community/Public Health Nursing and Undergraduate Educators
Ann M. Stalter, PhD., RN., M. Ed., has written a groundbreaking article on using escape rooms to mentor and educate community/public health nursing and undergraduate educators. Gain insights into critical thinking, problem-solving, and forming a BRAG. Download now to enhance your teaching methodologies.

Future of Nursing 2030 (Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, date TBD)
A Consensus Study from the National Academy of Medicine.

Healthy People 2030 (U.S. Department of Health and Human Service)
Healthy People 2030 sets data-driven national objectives to improve health and well-being over the next decade.

Million Hearts Campaign
Million Hearts® is a national initiative to prevent 1 million heart attacks and strokes within 5 years. It focuses on implementing a small set of evidence-based priorities and targets that can improve cardiovascular health for all. Learn more about the initiative and explore the priority areas below to get resources to help you take action.

Nurses Climate Challenge
The Nurses Climate Challenge invites you to participate in a partnership model between our initiative and nursing schools across the country. Help achieve the overarching goal of preparing all nurses to better care for patients and communities in a world with a changing climate by joining the School of Nursing Commitment. 

Nurses Drawdown:  A project of the Alliance of Nurses for Healthy Environments and Project Drawdown
Nurses, the most numerous and most trusted health profession in the world, have the power to significantly impact climate change. Together, nurses around the globe can help to decrease greenhouse gas emissions and create a healthier future for humans and the rest of the planet.

Nursing Education and the Path to Population Health Improvement (Campaign for Action, 2019)
This article discusses the importance of nursing education in improving population health. It details the core content and competencies that should be included in nursing programs to prepare nurses for population health practice.

Planetary Health Case Studies
This anthology of 10 case studies from around the world highlights cross-sectoral solutions that improve human health and the environment. The cases are designed to help students understand the complex connections between people and planet, and to develop the knowledge, skills, and values needed to address planetary health challenges.

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation: Building a Culture of Health
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation is working to create a Culture of Health, where everyone has a fair and just opportunity to be as healthy as possible.

Scholarships for Future Nurses values the work of nurses and strives to help them not only through nursing school and studying for the NCLEX, but also providing financial support as well. To both encourage and empower nurses, we’ve recently created Scholarships for Future Nurses to help nurses take one more step towards the specialty of their choosing. We are offering 4 unique nursing scholarships, which are $1000 each!

UN Foundation’s Shot@Life Grassroots Campaign
Shot@Life is a United Nations Foundation campaign working to ensure everyone in the world has access to lifesaving vaccines and all children have a shot at life.