NursingWriting goes on holiday hiatus, but we wish our readers the greetings of the season and best wishes for the new year!
Visibility and voice are important themes in the history of nursing. Nursing silence and invisibility doesn’t just impair the profession of nursing; it also deprives health professions and society in general from important insights and advocacy.
The 10,000 Nurses on Boards Coalition with the American Nurses Foundation is a national initiative to promote, prepare, and monitor nurse engagement on boards of directors in the United States. This is an important role for nurse leaders to engage in decision making for healthcare transformation as recommended in the 2010 IOM report, The Future of Nursing. Nurses’ voices must be heard at the table!
We now announce the 10,000 Nurses on Boards database. This database will be used to monitor the number of nurses on boards and collect information about nurses who are searching for boards on which to serve. Please take the time to peruse the website and enter your information if this is relevant for you. Also please feel free to pass the link along to your colleagues.
National Institutes of Health, Office of the Director
Bethesda, MD 20892
Date: July 22, 2015
Dear NIH Stakeholders:
In order to advance the NIH mission, we are developing an NIH-wide Strategic Plan. The goal of this 5-year plan is to outline a vision for biomedical research that ultimately extends healthy life and reduces illness and disability. NIH senior leadership and staff have developed a proposed framework for the Strategic Plan that identifies areas of opportunity across all biomedicine and unifying principles to guide NIH’s support of the biomedical research enterprise. The aim is to pursue crosscutting areas of research that span NIH’s 27 Institutes, Centers, and Offices.
I invite you to review the framework in our Request for Information (RFI: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-OD-15-118.html) and on the NIH website (http://www.nih.gov/about/strategic-plan), and to provide your feedback via the RFI submission site (http://grants.nih.gov/grants/rfi/rfi.cfm?ID=46). I encourage stakeholder organizations (e.g., patient advocacy groups, professional societies) to submit a single response reflective of the views of the organization/membership as a whole. We also will be hosting webinars to gather additional input. These webinars will be held in early to mid-August.
Your input is vital to ensuring that the NIH Strategic Plan positions biomedical research on a promising and visionary path. I appreciate your time and consideration in assisting us with this effort.
Lawrence A. Tabak, D.D.S., Ph.D.
Principal Deputy Director, NIH
Call for EOI Editor
International Journal of Mental Health Nursing
Call for expression of interest (June 2015)
The successful candidate for the position will be recognized internationally for his or her academic and research achievements, will have worked at a strategic level within academia or healthcare, and will have an impressive track record of publications and presentations at conferences.
- Sound scientific judgment
- Theoretical and practical experience of experimental research designs and statistical tests/analyses
- Broad knowledge of mental nursing at an international level
- Awareness of trends and standards within knowledge dissemination
- Excellent written and verbal communication
- Ability to work to tight deadlines
- Relevant experience in journal editing and/or through membership on editorial boards is desirable
Responsibilities of the Editor
The Editor will assist the EIC to manage and organize review for manuscripts submitted to the journal. In particular, the editor will provide expertise in regard to manuscripts that contain statistical methods and designs.
Applications should include curriculum vitae, and an accompanying letter outlining the skills you will bring to this position and addressing the key selection criteria.
Please send your application, in confidence, to:
Sadira Campbell, Wiley: firstname.lastname@example.org
Applications to arrive no later than 30 June 2015
A description of the role is available on request. Strict confidentiality will apply to all correspondences.
Journal of Advanced Nursing (JAN)
Because one of the current team of editors, Lin Perry, will be stepping down in 2015, JAN is seeking applications for the position to complete a team of five editors within one of the leading international nursing journals.
For further information please follow this link:
Director of the Office of Copyright and Scholarly Communication at Duke University, Kevin Smith has published Owning and Using Scholarship: An IP Handbook for Teachers and Researchers. Published by the Association of College and Research Libraries and available in an open-access PDF version, the book provides scholars with a primer to intellectual property issues in the digital age:
The College of Physicians of Philadelphia (Section on Medicine and the Arts) is pleased to announce a POETRY COMPETITION in Celebration of the Twenty-Fifth Anniversary of National Poetry Month, April 2015.
The competition is open to students, health care practitioners, educators and the general public. Members of the Section on Medicine and the Arts with advanced degrees in English Literature will initially assess the poems; final judging will be by prominent physician-poets who are College Fellows and members of the Section: Jack Coulehan, MD, who will lead the effort, Kelley Jean White, MD and Wynne Morrison, MD.
● Entries must be postmarked no later than January 15, 2015.
● Participating poets are permitted one entry only.
● The poem must be written in English and be relevant to medicine, health, or health care.
● The poem is not to exceed 750 words.
● The poem must be original, not published or under consideration for publication, and must not have won a contest at the time of submission.
● The poem must be typed on 8.5 x 11 inch paper and submitted in five (5) print copies, as well as emailed to Rhonda L. Soricelli, MD, Chair of the Section: RLSoricelli@comcast.net<mailto:RLSoricelli@comcast.net<mailto:RLSoricelli@comcast.net<mailto:RLSoricelli@comcast.net<mailto:RLSoricelli@comcast.net<mailto:RLSoricelli@comcast.net<mailto:RLSoricelli@comcast.net<mailto:RLSoricelli@comcast.net>>>.
● All entries will undergo blind review and should contain no identifying information other than the title of the poem. When submitting a poem, a separate cover page should include poet’s name, current address and phone number, email address, and the title of the work.
● Winning poetry will be selected on the basis of craftsmanship, originality and content.
● Winning poets will be announced on The College of Physicians Web site: www.collegeofphysicians.org by April 1, 2015 and will also be notified by email.
● The top three poets will be awarded $500, $250 and $100 respectively and will be invited to read their poems at The College of Physicians on April 21, 2015. Unfortunately, travel funds are not available.
● In addition, winning poems will be published on The College of Physicians Web site and in a Chapbook that will be available through The College store. The College will retain copyright.
● Entries should be mailed to: Rhonda L. Soricelli, MD, Chair, Section on Medicine and the Arts, The College of Physicians of Philadelphia, 19 South Twenty-Second Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103-3097
● Please direct inquiries by email to Dr. Soricelli: RLSoricelli@comcast.net