Dear AACN Members and Colleagues,
The international Ebola crisis has underscored the critical role nurses play on the front lines of keeping patients safe, educating communities, and providing quality care. The sad news that two U.S. nurses are now infected with Ebola requires a coordinated response from nursing and all health disciplines to ensure that care providers are well prepared to protect both patients and their own health. As nurse educators, we are particularly concerned with the safety of students and faculty in clinical settings. We also understand the critical role we play in educating nurses to respond effectively to Ebola using the latest evidence available.
To provide current information and resources to nurse faculty, students, and other stakeholders, AACN has created a new Ebola Resource Section on our website:http://www.aacn.nche.edu/news/articles/2014/ebola-resources. In this section, we highlight the latest information available from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention related to Ebola preparedness, as well as opportunities to educate nursing students and clinicians via national webinars and archived events. The site also contains links to resources provided by other national and international organizations as well as information on how schools of nursing are responding.
AACN is looking for more details on what is happening at the ground level at your institution to address Ebola. We encourage you to share information about your school’s response to Ebola through these channels:
Together, we can help take collective action with the larger healthcare community and minimize the impact of Ebola on patients, providers, and the public.
Eileen T. Breslin, PhD, RN, FAAN
Deborah E. Trautman, PhD, RN
Chief Executive Officer
American Association of Colleges of Nursing
One Dupont Circle NW, Suite 530, Washington, DC 20036
Join alumni, faculty, staff and friends of Our Lady of the Lake College at the College’s Annual Luncheon celebration, November 1, 2014 at Boudreaux’s, 2647 Government Street, Baton Rouge. Registration and individual class reunions begin at 10:30 am. The lunch and formal program begin at 12 noon.
Three special award recipients will be honored during the November 1 luncheon. From left to right: W. Chandler LeBoeuf, ‘11 (Distinguished Recent Alumni), Barbara Anthony, ’72 (Distinguished Alumni), and Coletta C. Barrett, Vice-President for Mission at Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center (Franciscan Impact Recipient).
Our Lady of the Lake College School of Nursing is very pleased to host a site review for continuing accreditation of its Bachelor of Science in Nursing program by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) on September 23-25, 2014.
You are invited to meet the three-member site visit team and share your comments about the program in person at a meeting scheduled at 3:00 pm on Wednesday, September 24, 2014 at the College Administration Building, 5414 Brittany Drive, Baton Rouge, 70808.
Written comments are also welcome and should be submitted directly to:
Chief Executive Officer
Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing
3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850
Atlanta, GA 30326
Or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
All written comments should be received by the ACEN by September 15, 2014.