Shout-Out Nursing, Once Again, Most Trusted Profession
For the 16th year, Americans name nurses as the professionals they most trust. Gallup’s annual poll asks Americans to rate 22 occupations when it comes to honesty and ethical standards; 82 percent of the public –a higher percentage than for all other professions– consider nurses’ ethics to be high or very high.
Campaign News and Features
Campaign Leaders Praise Gains of 2017
In an end-of-year letter, Campaign leaders Susan B. Hassmiller, PhD, RN, FAAN and Susan C. Reinhard, PhD, RN, FAAN assess and say thanks for all that the Action Coalitions accomplished in 2017. Stay tuned for a New Year’s letter, with a look ahead to 2018.
Dozen Men Tell NY Times of Joys of Nursing
The Campaign’s Jake Creviston, DNP, RN, PMHNP-BC, ended up in nursing — and because of that, in The New York Times. Creviston, a 2014 Breakthrough Nurse Leader and COACH, is one of a dozen male nurses talking about their various paths to nursing, career satisfaction, and gender expectations.
Nurses Give in Many Ways, as Year-End Tally Shows
In case you missed it: The Future of Nursing: Campaign for Action last month highlighted some unusual gifts nurses have bestowed on the public. For instance: Who would have thought of using LEGOS to help explain a procedure? A nurse.
Improve Laws, Urges AARP Georgia
AARP state offices in Georgia speak up on behalf of the state’s residents in a letter to the editor of the LaGrange Daily News. Aimed at policymakers, the letter cites health statistics and criticizes legal barriers that “often delay care to consumers, especially in rural and urban undeserved areas where few physicians are available.”
Nursing Community Responds to AMA Resolution
Both the Tri-Council for Nursing and the Nursing Community Coalition (NCC) issued statements expressing disappointment at a recent American Medical Association resolution to limit the scope of practice of advanced practice registered nurses. The NCC cited the Institute of Medicine Future of Nursing report to say why. The NCC notes that the AMA stance reflects a stance contrary to that report, and says “we must work together to put patients first.”
Leadership Programs Soon to Accept Applications
Four Robert Wood Johnson Foundation programs designed to extend the impact of leaders working to build a Culture of Health will start accepting applications January 12. The Culture of Health Leaders, Clinical Scholars, Health Policy Research Scholars, and the Interdisciplinary Research Leaders programs seek leaders from a range of sectors and disciplines for their 2018 cohorts.
New from Charting Nursing’s Future
Title VII, CARE Act Among Policy Wishes for 2018
Charting Nursing’s Future asked five nurse leaders about their policy priorities in 2018. The result: an abundance of ways to help people achieve their best health. Leaders include Catherine Alicia Georges, EdD, RN, FAAN, president-elect of AARP, and Mary Wakefield, PhD, RN, FAAN, acting U.S. deputy secretary of Health and Human Services in the Obama administration.
Bill Would Let APRNs Treat Addiction in Pregnant Women
Newly proposed federal legislation is intended to help pregnant women who are opioid dependent by allowing certain advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs) to prescribe medication-assisted treatment. The Addiction Treatment Access Improvement Act of 2017 is co-sponsored by six Republicans and four Democrats.
Funding, Tools, and Other Opportunities
New – AACN, CDC Team for Public Health Fellowships
The American Association of Colleges of Nursing offers two 2018 fellowships in collaboration with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. One is focused on clinical fall prevention, and located in Atlanta; the other is on occupational safety and health and will be in Pittsburgh.
Deadline: February 2.
Recruit, Train Students for Community-Based Primary Care
The Health Resources and Services Administration is soliciting proposals from schools of nursing and health care facilities for a training program for nursing students and registered nurses to practice in community-based primary care teams with an emphasis on chronic disease prevention and control. The program aims to train nurses to address pressing national public health issues. Deadline: January 29.
Apply To Be Part of the Eighth Class of Macy Faculty Scholars
Promising educational innovators in medicine and nursing are invited to apply for the Macy Foundation’s Faculty Scholars program. Scholars will implement new educational innovations at their home institutions and participate in career development activities that prepare them for leadership roles. Informational webinar: December 14. Deadline: February 14.
Meetings and Webinars
Meetings open to all unless otherwise noted.
Follow links for details about fees and registration.
Campbell & Company. January 10, 2-3 p.m. ET.
Center to Champion Nursing in America. January 18, 1-2 p.m. ET.
Improving Nurses’ Health and Wellness (webinar)
Center to Champion Nursing in America and the American Nurses Association. January 22, 4-5 p.m. ET.
Culture of Health and Nursing Education Learning Collaborative (teleconference)
Center to Champion Nursing in America. January 31, 2:30-3:30 p.m. ET.