Campaign for Action Update: February 9, 2016

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Breakthrough Nurse Leader in the News

Culture of Health: Breakthrough Leader in Nursing Gina Miranda-Diaz, MS/MPH, DNP, RN, has been deeply involved in many aspects of community wellness, holding health fairs and aiding in situations as varied as helping victims of domestic violence and children with traumatic brain injuries. That’s just a small part of a profile appearing in New Jersey’s Hudson Reporter, in which the member of the State Board of Nursing and incoming president of the state chapter of the National Association of Hispanic Nurses also talks of her background.

Read the article.


News
Nebraska Action Coalition Collaborates to Define a Culture of Health

Nebraska is a big state, so how better to figure out how to build a Culture of Health than to hold meetings in four cities? Defining and Transforming a Culture of Health in Nebraska is the result–a 17-page report published last month that shows what was accomplished by the Nebraska Action Coalition, the Nebraska Assembly of Nursing Deans and Directors, the Nebraska Nurses Association, and the Nebraska Organization of Nurse Leaders during their two-day Summit last fall. The analysis includes projects needed to address the problems in each region. It is also a primer on how the two-day meetings were organized.
Get Ready to Promote Leap Into Leadership Week

The Nurses on Boards Coalition (NOBC) seeks your support for its inaugural Leap Into Leadership week–an initiative to count the numbers of nurses serving on boards–February 29 through March 4. Action Coalition co-leads and those overseeing leadership efforts can learn more during a preparation call February 16. That conversation will include a review of a toolkit that you will receive to promote the week, including messages to send out on social media, branding materials, and a video. No need to register, please just plan to call in to get details.

Leap Into Leadership Prep Call
Tuesday, February 16 from 4 to 5 p.m. ET
Call-in number: 1-866-855-1152
Participant code: 32630848#


Funding, Tools, and Other Opport unities

2016 Harold Amos Medical Faculty Development Program Open to Nurses

The Harold Amos Medical Faculty Development Program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation was created to increase the number of faculty from historically disadvantaged backgrounds who can achieve senior rank in academic medicine, dentistry-and, this year for the first time, nursing. Applications are now being accepted for the four-year postdoctoral research awards from those committed to developing careers and achieving senior rank in academia and improving the health of underserved populations.

Learn more.

Applications are due by March 15 at 3 p.m. ET. Supporting documents must be postmarked by March 16.

Macy Foundation Seeks Applications for 2016 Faculty Scholars Program

Are you a nursing faculty member who has served for more than five years and is committed to a career in health professional education? Are you an innovator, and interested in leading? Consider applying for the 2016 Macy Faculty Scholars Program, which hopes to bring needed reforms in health professions education to accommodate changes in medical practice and health care delivery.

Apply by February 17 at 3 p.m. ET.

AARP National Policy Council Seeks Volunteers
AARP’s National Policy Council is accepting applications for volunteers. To be considered, qualified applicants must have experience developing and analyzing public policy issues and be an AARP member (age 50 and over).

Apply by February 28.


Webinars

Center to Champion Nursing in America Webinars

The Center to Champion Nursing in America hosts technical assistance webinars and teleconferences on a variety of topics. We also post information about webinars hosted by others that may be of interest.

New:The Evidence Shows: Better Laws Mean Better, More Accessible Care

Date: Tuesday, February 23
Time: 3:00-4:00 p.m. ET

Nurses should practice to the full extent of their education and training. So said the Institute of Medicine in its recommendation, and so says the evidence, which shows that consumers have better access to high-quality care when nurses have the authority to provide the care for which they were trained. Join expert Joanne Spetz, PhD, FAAN, director of the University of California, San Francisco Health Workforce Research Center, as she reviews evidence gathered since the 2010 IOM report came out. Practical effects of improved laws include lower costs, fewer hospital readmissions, and higher satisfaction among family members. Discussing those aspects will be:

  • Mary Jo Jerde, BSN, MBA, senior vice president, Center for Nursing Advancement, UnitedHealth Group
  • Blanca Castro, senior manager of advocacy, AARP California

Register.

Webinars Hosted by Others

Fundraising Communications 3: Engaging Volunteers With Your Case

Date: Wednesday, February 10
Time: 1:00–2:00 p.m. ET

In major gift fund-raising, your volunteer leaders can be your most effective ambassadors–but only if they feel confident sharing your case for support in their own words.
The third webinar in Campbell & Company’s Fundraising Communications series will guide you through tactics including talking points, elevator speeches, materials, and coaching to get your volunteers excited and “on message.”
This session will cover:

  • Engaging your volunteers in the case development process
  • Expressing your case in language your volunteers will want to use
  • Coaching and equipping your volunteers to share your message with confidence and passion

Campbell & Company explores these ideas in the context of campaigns as well as ongoing institutional fund-raising.

Register.

Recent Archived Center to Champion Nursing in America Webinars:


What Makes an Effective Action Coalition? TCC Group Offers Its Findings

Increasing Access to Care: The APRN Consensus Model 2008 to 2015

Holistic Admission Criteria: Promising Approaches


Opportunities From Recent Weekly Updates:

American Nurses Foundation Seeks Grant Reviewers 
Application deadline: February 28.

Evidence for Action: Investigator-Initiated Research to Build a Culture of Health

National Forum of State Nursing Workforce Centers Annual Meeting
April 27-29 | Orlando, Fla.


Stay in touch: Join the Campaign’s Listserv and Receive our Mailings


The Campaign‘s listserv allows collaboration among Action Coalition members, Campaign stakeholders, supporters, and other interested in our work, To join, visit the Campaign website.

To receive the Weekly Update, Advancing Health newsletter, e-alerts, or webinar invitations, register here!

 

Campaign for Action Update: January 26, 2016

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Below are the Campaign for Action updates for the week of January 26.

The Weekly Update has been reorganized to make it (we hope) more useful to you. As ever, we include shout-outs; news; funding opportunities; and webinars. But we have moved all news pieces to the top of our report, and now indicate clearly with the word “new” which funding opportunities and webinars have just been added. Let us know what you think by emailing Aidan McCallion at  amccallion@aarp.org.

Shout-Outs

Does your Action Coalition or someone in it deserve recognition? Send shout-out suggestions to Aidan McCallion at amccallion@aarp.org.

Florida Scores Big With Pitch Perfect

Pitch Perfect is the program designed to teach Action Coalitions how to approach would-be supporters with confidence. The skills Andrea Russell, DNP, RN, learned paid off for her and the Florida Action Coalition when they made their case successfully to Florida TaxWatch’s Robert Weissert. The senior vice president for research and special counsel to the president and CEO is now on the coalition’s steering committee.

News
Expert Researchers to Discuss Their Findings in Four Webinars

How have health care and nursing changed since the Institute of Medicine published its recommendations about both? To find out, researchers who specialize in various areas of health and workforce data  have combed reports and statistics published since 2010, and will discuss their findings in four webinars this spring.

Up first, on February 23, is Joanne Spetz, PhD, FAAN, director of the University of California, San Francisco Health Workforce Research Center, reviewing research on the quality of care consumers receive based on their states’ laws that allow nurses to practice to the full extent of their training. (Register in the webinar section below.) The additional webinars in this series are:

  • Nursing Education, March 22. Researcher: Linda Aiken, PhD, FAAN, FRCN, RN, director of the    Center for Health Outcomes and Policy Research and The Claire M. Fagin Leadership Professor of Nursing and Professor of Sociology at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia.
  • Partners in Redesigning Health Care, April 25. Researcher: Olga Yakusheva, PhD, MS, associate professor at the University of Michigan School of Nursing.
  • Workforce Planning, May 23. Researcher: Erin Fraher, PhD, MPA, assistant professor, Department of Family Medicine; director, Program on Health and Workforce Research and Policy at Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research, University of North Carolina.

All webinars are 3 to 4 p.m. ET.

Please register for the first webinar . Further details and registration for the additional webinars will be coming soon.

Louisiana’s “Think Tank” Results in Multifaceted Report

Encourage early exposure to nursing; meet students where their needs are (for example, teaching reading comprehension); and tailor plans that take into consideration students’ home life and family structure, are among strategies devised to create more diversity during Louisiana’s first Nursing Workforce Diversity Think Tank in August. The just-published Embracing the Challenge: Enhancing Diversity in Louisiana’s Nursing Workforce shows what happens when more than 80 leaders gather for a structured day to talk about increasing diversity in nursing by examining three aspects: education, leadership, and practice. Strategies on leadership include reviewing how other leaders got where they are; and advocating for diversity “just as we advocate for our patients.” One of the many strategies offered in practice: make “intentional efforts” to investigate what has worked at facilities that are diverse.

The report also features answers to the important question asked for each of the three aspects of diversity: “What can we, as stakeholders, do within the next 18 months to increase the number of minority and male nurses serving in leadership positions in Louisiana?”

Learn more about the report.
University of Virginia to Train Physician-Nurse Pairs

The University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business and School of Nursing have created a seven-month continuing education program to train physician-nurse pairs together for the first time. Leadership Partners in Healthcare Management will bring physician-nurse pairs from local hospitals, as well as other facilities around the state, to UVA focus on better collaboration, communication, and leadership techniques–practices meant to improve patient care as well as the hospital environment.

Read more.

Grant Funds Study on Nursing Models That Build a Culture of Health
The American Academy of Nursing and the RAND Corporation are teaming up to examine which nurse-designed models of care have led to the best clinical and financial outcomes. The new partnership, supported by a grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, will research the work done by nurses who are part of AAN’s Edge Runner initiative-an effort focused on building a Culture of Health through multisector partnerships and promoting equitable access to high-quality services.

Read the news release.


Funding, Tools, and Other Opportunities

CMS Funding to Link Clinical Care, Social Services

In many communities, residents grapple with problems that fall in the gap between clinical care and other services. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) over the next five years will test a three-track model based on promising service delivery approaches; each track features interventions that link beneficiaries with community services. CMS will award a total of 44 agreements ranging from $1 million to $4.5 million to implement the Accountable Health Communities model, which is based on evidence that addressing health-related social needs through clinical-community links can improve health outcomes and reduce costs.

CMS is accepting applications until March 31; letters of intent are due February 8.

For more information, visit CMS Initiatives.

AARP National Policy Council Seeks Volunteers

The National Policy Council (NPC) is accepting applications for volunteers.  To be considered, qualified applicants must:

  • Have experience developing and analyzing public policy issues
  • Have the ability and time to fully participate in the NPC
  • Be open to new and challenging concepts
  • Be an AARP member (age 50 and over)

Apply by February 28.

Join the Campaign’s Listserv

The Campaign‘s listserv allows collaboration among Action Coalition members, Campaign stakeholders, supporters, and others interested in our work. To join, visit the Campaign website. Sign up and also to let other members of your Action Coalition know about this easy way to exchange information and ideas!


Upcoming Webinars

Center to Champion Nursing in America Webinars

The Center to Champion Nursing in America continues to host technical assistance webinars and teleconferences on a variety of topics. Invitations with registration and login information for webinars will be sent separately. To receive future webinar invitations, please go to  http://campaignforaction.org/email-registration/, enter your information, and select the publications you wish to receive.

New 

The Evidence Shows: Better Laws Mean Better, More Accessible Care


Date: Tuesday, February 23
Time: 3:00-4:00 p.m. ET

Nurses should practice to the full extent of their education and training. So said the Institute of Medicine in its recommendation, and so says the evidence, which supports the fact that consumers have better access to high-quality care when nurses have the authority to provide the care for which they were trained. Join expert Joanne Spetz, PhD, FAAN, as she reviews key evidence gathered since the 2010 IOM report came out, and hear UnitedHealth Group Vice President Mary Jo Jerde and Blanca Castro of AARP-California discussing the practical effects of improved laws, including lower costs, fewer hospital readmissions, and higher satisfaction among family members.
Register
What Makes an Effective Action Coalition? TCC Group Offers Its Findings

Date: Friday, January 29

Time: 3:00–4:00 p.m. ET

Hear evaluators from TCC Group explore their findings on how effective the Future of Nursing: Campaign for Action has been. TCC presented this summary at the Campaign’s annual Summit in Washington, D.C., December 10; this webinar is for those who did not attend. Use the TCC Coalition Capacity Checklist to assess your coalition’s work, and take part in a conversation to understand what qualities in a coalition and its leaders move us closer to achieving the Institute of Medicine goals.

Register

Succession Planning: Bringing Up Tomorrow’s Leaders

Date: Tuesday, February 9

Time: 2:00-3:00 p.m. ET

Leadership change is inevitable in all organizations. Has your coalition developed a succession plan? Do you have potential leaders who should be mentored and given the chance to lead? Prepare your coalition for shifts at the top by learning from coalitions that have made smooth leadership transitions.

Register
Webinars of Interest

Fundraising Communications 3: Engaging Volunteers With Your Case

Date: Wednesday, February 10

Time: 1:00–2:00 p.m. ET

In major gift fund-raising, your volunteer leaders can be your most effective ambassadors–but only if they feel confident sharing your case for support in their own words.

The third webinar in Campbell & Company’s Fundraising Communications series will guide you through tactics including talking points, elevator speeches, materials, and coaching to get your volunteers excited and “on message.”

This session will cover:

  • Engaging your volunteers in the case development process
  • Expressing your case in language your volunteers will want to use
  • Coaching and equipping your volunteers to share your message with confidence and passion

Campbell & Company explores these ideas in the context of campaigns as well as ongoing institutional fund-raising.

Register

Recent Archived Center to Champion Nursing in America Webinars:

Increasing Access to Care: The APRN Consensus Model 2008 to 2015

Holistic Admission Criteria: Promising Approaches

The Numbers Are There: Using Data to Pave the Way to Increased Diversity

Academic Progression in Nursing Accreditation Webinar

Resources From Recent Weekly Updates:

Grant Resource Guide

Opportunities From Recent Weekly Updates:

American Nurses Foundation Seeks Grant Reviewers
Application deadline: February 28.

Evidence for Action: Investigator-Initiated Research to Build a Culture of Health
National Forum of State Nursing Workforce Centers Annual Meeting
April 27-29 | Orlando, Fla.

AARP Collecting Stories for I Heart Caregivers

Campaign for Action Update: January 12, 2016

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She’s Taking a Culture of Health to New Heights

We offer a tribute to one nurse who celebrated a Culture of Health in a distinctive way: Shown below is Nebraska’s Victoria Vinton, MSN, RN, rappelling a waterfall in Puerto Rico days after the Campaign for Action  2015 Summit in December.

Story Examines Growth of Nursing in Wisconsin 
The Wisconsin Center for Nursing and the Wisconsin Action Coalition congratulate the health systems, nursing education programs, and especially the nurses and nursing students featured in an article about how gratifying working in health care can be, and the growing needs in the field. Read the article.

Summit Videos Are Now Online

Did you miss the Future of Nursing: Campaign for Action‘s national conference, Summit 2015: Leading Change & Building Healthier Communities? Video of the first day is now online.

Watch the keynote presentation; a conversation with three of the IOM committee members; and the discussion between Dr. Risa Lavizzo-Mourey and Dr. Victor J. Dzau in a talk called “Building a Culture of Health, Nursing, and the National Academy of Medicine’s Evaluation” moderated by Susan Dentzer, senior health policy adviser at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

 
Study: When Nurse Practitioners Provide Primary Care, Medicare Costs Are Lower

Researchers from Mathematica Policy Research, Brandeis University’s Heller School for Social Policy and Management, and Montana State University who studied national data over a 12-month period found the cost was the same, or less, when nurse practitioners provided primary care compared with when physicians offered the services. This contradicts earlier research that suggested the costs for nurse practitioners would be the same or even higher.

Read more.


Funding, Tools, and Other Opportunities

 

National Academies of Practice Call for Abstracts Extended Through January 15 

Show how your Action Coalition is building a Culture of Health through interprofessional practice and education and share your work at the 2016 National Academies of Practice 2016 Meeting & Forum on April 8-9 in Baltimore. The forum’s themes this year are transformation, value-based care, and access to health care.  Learn more about the selection criteria and submission guidelines, and submit an abstract .

AARP National Policy Council Seeks Volunteers

AARP’s National Policy Council’s nomination committee is accepting applications for volunteers at the AARP National Policy Council.  To be considered, qualified applicants must:

  • Have experience developing and analyzing public policy issues
  • Have the ability and time to fully participate in the NPC
  • Be open to new and challenging concepts
  • Be an AARP member (age 50 and over)

Apply by February 28.

Sign Up for Weekly Funding Updates 

Action Coalitions can learn of funding opportunities and Culture of Health-related events each week by signing up for the Wellness and Prevention Health Reform Digest from the Trust for America’s Health.

Register today!

Join the Campaign’s Listserv

The Campaign’s listserv was created to boost collaboration among Action Coalition members, Campaign stakeholders, supporters, and others interested in our work. To join, visit the Campaign website and complete a brief form. More information about joining the listserv and managing how you receive your emails can be found on our website.

We encourage you to sign up and also to let other members of your Action Coalition know about this easy way to exchange information and ideas!

Campaign Pillars

Bolstering Workforce Data

Kaiser Family Foundation Offers New State Data

The Kaiser Family Foundation released new state data on hospitals and providers. That includes facts on nurses, nurse practitioners, physicians, and health care employment; you can even compare data among states. Find the stats here.

Removing Barriers to Practice & Care

Many Who Seek Health Care Near Home Still Face Barriers

“Medical deserts” are a growing problem across the country–that is, populated regions whose residents live more than 60 minutes from a critical-care hospital, as hospitals in rural and poor urban communities have a tough time finding high-quality specialized health care providers. So says Juan Quintana, president of the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists, in an op-ed in Modern Healthcare. Quintana urges states to allow advanced practice registered nurses to practice to the full scope of their education and training without physician oversight.

Read the article.

Upcoming Webinars

Center to Champion Nursing in America Webinars

The Center to Champion Nursing in America continues to host technical assistance webinars and teleconferences on a variety of topics. Invitations with registration and login information for webinars will be sent separately. To ensure that you receive future webinar invitations, please go to http://campaignforaction.org/email-registration/ , enter your information, and select the publications you wish to receive.

What Makes an Effective Action Coalition? TCC Group Offers Its Findings

Date: Friday, January 29

Time: 3:00–4:00 p.m. ET

Hear evaluators from TCC Group explore their findings on how effective the Future of Nursing: Campaign for Action has been. TCC presented this summary at the Campaign’s annual Summit in Washington, D.C., December 10; this webinar is for those who did not attend. Use the TCC Coalition Capacity Checklist to assess your coalition’s work, and take part in a conversation to understand what qualities in a coalition and its leaders move us closer to achieving the Institute of Medicine goals.

To register for this webinar:

  1. Go to: Register for the meeting.
  2. Once the host approves your request, you will receive a confirmation email with a link and instructions for joining the meeting.

Succession Planning: Bringing Up Tomorrow’s Leaders

Date:  Tuesday, February 9

Time: 2:00-3:00 p.m. ET

Leadership change is inevitable in all organizations. Has your coalition developed a succession plan? Do you have potential leaders who should be mentored and given the chance to lead? Prepare your coalition for shifts at the top by learning from coalitions that have made smooth leadership transitions.

To register for this webinar:

  1. Go to: Register for the meeting.
  2. Once the host approves your request, you will receive a confirmation email with a link and instructions for joining the meeting.

Webinars of Interest

Fundraising Communications 3: Engaging Volunteers With Your Case

Date: Wednesday, February 10

Time: 1:00–2:00 p.m. ET

In major gift fund-raising, your volunteer leaders can be your most effective ambassadors-but only if they feel confident sharing your case for support in their own words.

The third webinar in Campbell & Company’s Fundraising Communications series will guide you through tactics including talking points, elevator speeches, materials, and coaching to get your volunteers excited and “on message.”

This session will cover:

  • Engaging your volunteers in the case development process
  • Expressing your case in language your volunteers will want to use
  • Coaching and equipping your volunteers to share your message with confidence and passion

Campbell & Company explores these ideas in the context of campaigns as well as ongoing institutional fund-raising.

Register for the webinar

Recent Archived Center to Champion Nursing in America Webinars:

Increasing Access to Care: The APRN Consensus Model 2008 to 2015

Holistic Admission Criteria: Promising Approaches

The Numbers Are There: Using Data to Pave the Way to Increased Diversity

Academic Progression in Nursing Accreditation Webinar
How Is Your Coalition’s Culture Affecting Your Progress? 


The Social Determinants of Health

Leveraging Leadership Capacity and Management Capacity for Success

Diversity and Coalition Effectiveness: Strategies for Sustainability
View a summary


Fundraising Mentor Program Launch

Resources From Recent Weekly Updates:

Grant Resource Guide

Opportunities From Recent Weekly Updates:

American Nurses Foundation Seeks Grant Reviewers
Application deadline: February 28.

HRSA Grants Available to Increase Access to APRN Care in Rural, Underserved Populations
Application deadline: January 16.

Evidence for Action: Investigator-Initiated Research to Build a Culture of Health
Funds Offered to Support BSN Students’ Experiential Training
Application deadline: January 20.

National Forum of State Nursing Workforce Centers Annual Meeting
April 27-29 | Orlando, Fla.
AARP Collecting Stories for I Heart Caregivers

Campaign for Action Update: January 19, 2016

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VA Submits Proposed Regulation Allowing Full Practice Authority

Now under consideration: a proposal to allow advanced practice registered nurses full practice authority in Veterans Health Administration (VHA) facilities. Soon, the Office of Management and Budget will publish the proposed rule in the Federal Register, seeking public comment. We will let you know when that happens, and also how to send your notes. Supporters will have 60 days to comment, after which the VHA will review the comments and consider publishing a final rule.

Until then, show your support by commenting on the Veterans Access to Quality Healthcare Alliance website. (This will not affect your opportunity to comment later to the Federal Register.)
Read more. 
N.J. Nurses May Be Allowed to Delegate Tasks to Home Health Aides

As of mid-2015, nine states allow registered nurses to delegate some tasks to home health aides, and New Jersey might be the next state to do so, reports Newsworks. New Jersey’s State Board of Nursing has approved the rule change, which now needs approval from Gov. Chris Christie’s administration.

Read more.

Funding, Tools, and Other Opportunities

CMS Funding to Link Clinical Care, Social Services

In many communities, residents grapple with problems that fall in the gap between clinical care and other services. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) over the next five years will test a three-track model based on promising service delivery approaches; each track features interventions that link beneficiaries with community services. CMS will award a total of 44 agreements ranging from $1 million to $4.5 million to implement the Accountable Health Communities model, which is based on evidence that addressing health-related social needs through clinical-community links can improve health outcomes and reduce costs.

CMS is accepting applications until March 31; letters of intent are due February 8.

For more information, visit CMS Initiatives.

AARP National Policy Council Seeks Volunteers

The National Policy Council’s (NPC) is accepting applications for volunteers.  To be considered, qualified applicants must:

  • Have experience developing and analyzing public policy issues
  • Have the ability and time to fully participate in the NPC
  • Be open to new and challenging concepts
  • Be an AARP member (age 50 and over)

Apply by February 28.

Sign Up for Weekly Funding Updates 

Action Coalitions can learn of funding opportunities and Culture of Health-related events each week by signing up for the Wellness and Prevention Health Reform Digest from the Trust for America’s Health.

Register today!

Join the Campaign’s Listserv

The Campaign’s listserv was created to boost collaboration among Action Coalition members, Campaign stakeholders, supporters, and others interested in our work. To join, visit the Campaign website and complete a brief form. More information about joining the listserv and managing how you receive your emails can be found on our website.

We encourage you to sign up and also to let other members of your Action Coalition know about this easy way to exchange information and ideas!

Campaign Pillars

Promoting Diversity

CVS Health Partners With Two Leading Multicultural Nursing Associations 

CVS Health announced partnerships with the National Black Nurses Association and the National Association of Hispanic Nurses–two leading national organizations whose missions are to improve the quality of health care for more Americans by increasing the number of nurses with ethnically diverse backgrounds. CVS Health will establish education and training programs that will strengthen its nursing workforce as well as increase the number of internships and scholarships it offers multicultural candidates.

Read more.

Backstories Are Important When Enrolling Nursing Students

When considering prospective students, life’s experience matters as much as academic scores, says the University of Virginia’s School of Nursing, which is changing its selection process. Along with test scores, grade point average, and extracurricular activities, the school will also consider the experiences that build empathy, resilience, and leadership skills–characteristics that truly make a good nurse. Read how.

Removing Barriers to Practice & Care

Delaware Nurse Practice Act Now in Line With APRN Consensus Model

In the closing hours of its 2015 session, Delaware passed legislation that brings the state’s Nurse Practice Act in line with the APRN Consensus Model–a move that will ultimately help improve consumers’ access to care and relieve some of the burden of family caregiving. States that adopt the Consensus Model have unified regulations when it comes to the licensure, accreditation, certification, and education of advanced practice registered nurses. The Delaware legislation:

  • Changes the title of advanced practice nurse to advanced practice registered nurse
  • Creates a new Board of Nursing APRN Committee, which includes four APRNs, four physicians, and one pharmacist
  • Allows APRNs to order medical devices, durable medical equipment, and diagnostic and supportive services
  • Allows APRNs to sign death certificates in long-term care settings if there is written authorization from a physician
  • Eliminates collaborative agreements for licensure for APRNs already practicing with a collaborative agreement as of July 1, 2015. All new APRN graduates and those nurses seeking to obtain independent practice must practice under a collaborative agreement for two years and a minimum of 4,000 full-time hours

Upcoming Webinars

Center to Champion Nursing in America Webinars

The Center to Champion Nursing in America continues to host technical assistance webinars and teleconferences on a variety of topics. Invitations with registration and login information for webinars will be sent separately. To receive future webinar invitations, please go to http://campaignforaction.org/email-registration/ , enter your information, and select the publications you wish to receive.

What Makes an Effective Action Coalition? TCC Group Offers Its Findings

Date: Friday, January 29

Time: 3:00–4:00 p.m. ET

Hear evaluators from TCC Group explore their findings on how effective the Future of Nursing: Campaign for Action has been. TCC presented this summary at the Campaign’s annual Summit in Washington, D.C., December 10; this webinar is for those who did not attend. Use the TCC Coalition Capacity Checklist to assess your coalition’s work, and take part in a conversation to understand what qualities in a coalition and its leaders move us closer to achieving the Institute of Medicine goals.

Register for the webinar
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Succession Planning: Bringing Up Tomorrow’s Leaders

Date: Tuesday, February 9

Time: 2:00-3:00 p.m. ET

Leadership change is inevitable in all organizations. Has your coalition developed a succession plan? Do you have potential leaders who should be mentored and given the chance to lead? Prepare your coalition for shifts at the top by learning from coalitions that have made smooth leadership transitions.

Register for the webinar.
Webinars of Interest

Fundraising Communications 3: Engaging Volunteers With Your Case

Date: Wednesday, February 10

Time: 1:00–2:00 p.m. ET

In major gift fund-raising, your volunteer leaders can be your most effective ambassadors–but only if they feel confident sharing your case for support in their own words.

The third webinar in Campbell & Company’s Fundraising Communications series will guide you through tactics including talking points, elevator speeches, materials, and coaching to get your volunteers excited and “on message.”

This session will cover:

  • Engaging your volunteers in the case development process
  • Expressing your case in language your volunteers will want to use
  • Coaching and equipping your volunteers to share your message with confidence and passion

Campbell & Company explores these ideas in the context of campaigns as well as ongoing institutional fund-raising.

Register for the webinar

Recent Archived Center to Champion Nursing in America Webinars:

Increasing Access to Care: The APRN Consensus Model 2008 to 2015

Holistic Admission Criteria: Promising Approaches

The Numbers Are There: Using Data to Pave the Way to Increased Diversity

Academic Progression in Nursing Accreditation Webinar
How Is Your Coalition’s Culture Affecting Your Progress? 


The Social Determinants of Health

Leveraging Leadership Capacity and Management Capacity for Success

Diversity and Coalition Effectiveness: Strategies for Sustainability
View a summary


Fundraising Mentor Program Launch

 

Resources From Recent Weekly Updates:

Grant Resource Guide

Opportunities From Recent Weekly Updates:

American Nurses Foundation Seeks Grant Reviewers
Application deadline: February 28.

Evidence for Action: Investigator-Initiated Research to Build a Culture of Health
Funds Offered to Support BSN Students’ Experiential Training
Application deadline: January 20.

National Forum of State Nursing Workforce Centers Annual Meeting
April 27-29 | Orlando, Fla.
AARP Collecting Stories for I Heart Caregivers

Campaign for Action Update: January 5, 2016

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Below are the Campaign for Action updates for the week of January 5.

Shout-Outs

Does your Action Coalition or someone in it deserve recognition? Send shout-out suggestions to Aidan McCallion at amccallion@aarp.org.

Student Gives Her Perspective on Nurses Building a Culture of Health

Samantha Noblejas, an undergraduate student enrolled in a dual degree program at the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Nursing and Wharton School, writes in Imprint about how the Culture of Health applies to nursing. Read the article in the National Student Nurses Association magazine.

Nurses Seen As Most Honest, Ethical-Again!

Once again, Americans put nurses at the top of Gallup’s annual Honesty and Ethics poll. Congratulations to all the nurses for earning the public’s trust! Read the poll.


Campaign Leaders Answer Questions From Summit

The Future of Nursing: Campaign for Action held its national conference, Summit 2015: Leading Change & Building Healthier Communities, in Washington D.C., December 9-10.  Hundreds gathered to hear and discuss the Institute of Medicine’s updated recommendations to accelerate progress on the goals set in 2010, and to start a conversation about infusing the Campaign with a vision by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to help build a Culture of Health.

There was a lot of good food for thought at the Summit about the Campaign, and also a few questions. Attendees afterward received responses in an email from Susan B. Hassmiller, PhD, RN, FAAN, senior adviser for nursing, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, director, Future of Nursing: Campaign for Action and Susan C. Reinhard, PhD, RN, FAAN, senior vice president and director, AARP Public Policy Institute, chief strategist, Center to Champion Nursing in America.

Read the letter.

AARP, Others Speak Up on Graduate Nursing Education

Last month AARP, partnering with more than a dozen national nursing organizations comprising the National Coalition on Graduate Nursing Education, provided comments to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) about the Medicare Graduate Nursing Education Demonstration. Lack of funds is one of the primary obstacles to nursing students’ furthering their education; that’s why the demonstration is so important. For three years, five sets of nursing schools, hospitals, and community-based providers have been part of the demonstration that tests the use of Medicare funds for clinical graduate nursing education. The comments are part of the report used to determine the future of the demonstration that is due to Congress by October 2017.

Huge Interest in Future of Nursing Shows in Record Number of Downloads

Reflecting the fact that nurses play a critical role in improving America’s health and health care system, the Institute of Medicine’s Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health remains the IOM’s most downloaded report since its release in 2010. As of December 2015, the Institute of Medicine (IOM) records 129,874 downloads of the report, and sales of 11,625 copies. It was also the most downloaded IOM report in 2015.

Read more.


Funding, Tools, and Other Opportunities

National Academies of Practice Call for Abstracts Extended Through January 15 

Show how your Action Coalition is building a culture of health through interprofessional practice and education and share your work at the 2016 National Academies of Practice 2016 Meeting & Forum on April 8-9, 2016 in Baltimore. The forum’s themes this year are transformation, value-based care, and access to health care.  Learn more about the selection criteria and submission guidelines, and submit an abstract.

AARP National Policy Council Seeks Volunteers

AARP’s National Policy Council’s nomination committee is accepting applications for volunteers at the AARP National Policy Council.  To be considered, qualified applicants must:

  • Have experience developing and analyzing public policy issues
  • Have the ability and time to fully participate in the NPC
  • Be open to new and challenging concepts
  • Be an AARP member (age 50 and over)

Apply by February 28.

Sign Up for Weekly Funding Updates 

Action Coalitions can learn of funding opportunities and Culture of Health-related events each week by signing up for the Wellness and Prevention Health Reform Digest from the Trust for America’s Health.

Register today!

Join the Campaign’s Listserv

The Campaign’s listserv was created to boost collaboration among Action Coalition members, Campaign stakeholders, supporters, and others interested in our work. The Campaign for Action listserv is open to anyone who wishes to join: Visit the Campaign website and complete a brief form. Once you’ve joined, you can send a message to the group by emailing campaignforaction@googlegroups.com . More information about joining the listserv and managing how you receive your emails can be found on our website.

We encourage you to sign up and also to let other members of your Action Coalition know about this easy way to exchange information and ideas!


Upcoming Webinars

Center to Champion Nursing in America Webinars

The Center to Champion Nursing in America continues to host technical assistance webinars and teleconferences on a variety of topics. Invitations with registration and login information for webinars will be sent separately. To ensure that you receive future webinar invitations, please go to http://campaignforaction.org/email-registration/ , enter your information, and select the publications you wish to receive.

What Makes an Effective Action Coalition? TCC Group Offers Its Findings

Date: Friday, January 29

Time: 3:00–4:00 p.m. ET

Hear evaluators from TCC Group explore their findings on how effective the Future of Nursing: Campaign for Action has been. TCC presented this summary at the Campaign’s annual Summit in Washington, D.C., December 10; this webinar is for those who did not attend. Use the TCC Coalition Capacity Checklist to assess your coalition’s work, and take part in a conversation to understand what qualities in a coalition and its leaders move us closer to achieving the Institute of Medicine goals.

To register for this webinar:

  1. Go to: Register for the meeting.
  2. Once the host approves your request, you will receive a confirmation email with a link and instructions for joining the meeting.

Webinars of Interest

Fundraising Communications 3: Engaging Volunteers With Your Case

Date: Wednesday, February 10

Time: 1:00–2:00 p.m. ET

In major gift fund-raising, your volunteer leaders can be your most effective ambassadors-but only if they feel confident sharing your case for support in their own words.

The third webinar in Campbell & Company’s Fundraising Communications series will guide you through tactics including talking points, elevator speeches, materials, and coaching to get your volunteers excited and “on message.”

This session will cover:

  • Engaging your volunteers in the case development process
  • Expressing your case in language your volunteers will want to use
  • Coaching and equipping your volunteers to share your message with confidence and passion

Campbell & Company explores these ideas in the context of campaigns as well as ongoing institutional fund-raising.

Register for the webinar

Recent Archived Center to Champion Nursing in America Webinars:

Increasing Access to Care: The APRN Consensus Model 2008 to 2015

Holistic Admission Criteria: Promising Approaches

 

The Numbers Are There: Using Data to Pave the Way to Increased Diversity

Academic Progression in Nursing Accreditation Webinar
How is Your Coalition’s Culture Affecting your Progress? 


The Social Determinants of Health

Leveraging Leadership Capacity and Management Capacity for Success

Diversity and Coalition Effectiveness: Strategies for Sustainability
View a summary


Fundraising Mentor Program Launch

Resources From Recent Weekly Updates:

Grant Resource Guide

Opportunities From Recent Weekly Updates:

American Nurses Foundation Seeks Grant Reviewers
Application deadline: February 28.

HRSA Grants Available to Increase Access to APRN Care in Rural, Underserved Populations
Application deadline: January 16.

AcademyHealth Delivery System Science Fellowship
Application deadline: January 8, 2016 at 5 p.m. ET

Evidence for Action: Investigator-Initiated Research to Build a Culture of Health
Funds Offered to Support BSN Students’ Experiential Training
Application deadline: January 20, 2016.

National Forum of State Nursing Workforce Centers Annual Meeting
April 27-29, 2016 | Orlando, Fla.
AARP Collecting Stories for I Heart Caregivers

We Welcome Your Comments and Contributions!

Is there a story that you would like us to share? Let us know by emailing Aidan McCallion at amccallion@aarp.org.

Want to sign up for the Weekly Update, Advancing Health newsletter, e-alerts, or webinar invitations? If so, register here!

Campaign for Action Update: Leading Change & Advancing Health

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December 17, 2015

Dear Action Coalition members and Campaign friends:

Thank you to those of you who spent several days last week to travel to Washington, D.C., to attend the Future of Nursing: Campaign for Action Summit 2015. It was an invigorating meeting at which we began discussing the Institute of Medicine’s updated recommendations to accelerate progress, and infusing the Campaign with a vision by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to align our work with more stakeholders to help build a Culture of Health.

For those who did not attend, we would like to explain what we see as the lessons learned from the Summit and next steps, and point you to resources that speakers offered as well as videos, photos, and links to information from the meeting.

Five hundred people attended the Summit’s first day to hear keynote speaker Victor J. Dzau, MD, president of the National Academy of Medicine, present the Institute of Medicine’s recommendations from the recent impact study conducted on the Future of Nursing report. Risa Lavizzo-Mourey, MD, MBA, president and CEO of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, also addressed the Campaign‘s progress, and transitioned into nurses’ roles in building a Culture of Health.

The message we emphasized throughout, and that we believe many Action Coalition members came to understand, is that much of our work already fits into the framework of a Culture of Health, and that our goal is to continue leading change and advancing health by building on the IOM recommendations.

We will continue to work on the Campaign “pillars”-removing barriers to practice and care; increasing diversity in nursing; transforming nursing education; bolstering workforce data; and advancing nursing leadership-with the goal of advancing health and building healthier communities. That was our original vision and will continue to be so.

In coming months, the Campaign will host a series of webinars to help you develop plans and goals to integrate a Culture of Health into the work you are already doing, and cultivate new stakeholders. While you heard that RWJF will not renew grant programs like the State Implementation Program (SIP), infusing a Culture of Health into our work opens the door for many new funding opportunities, both within and outside of RWJF, and the Campaign intends to help you seek those funds. Some Action Coalitions have already applied for some Culture of Health money from RWJF.

We have begun posting photos, videos, and resources shared at the Summit, and will add more in the coming weeks.

We look forward to working with you on this next phase of the Campaign.

We want to address some questions we have heard since the Summit, in hopes of squelching misinformation that may circulate.

Q: Is the Campaign ending?

A: No! The Campaign is celebrating its fifth anniversary and is looking ahead to a healthy future. The Culture of Health, far from replacing the Campaign, brings a fresh perspective to the Campaign‘s ongoing mission to build a healthier America through nursing. What the Culture of Health stands for is not even truly new to the field of nursing, as many at the Summit came to understand. As one nurse put it, “We’ve been taking these actions for years, but never had a name for it.”

The Campaign will stay focused on the IOM recommendations as it continues to incorporate the principles of the Culture of Health in its work. Conversely, we are better prepared to build a Culture of Health by addressing the IOM recommendations.

Q: Practically speaking, does the Culture of Health change what we are doing, and if so, how?

A: The Culture of Health provides a broader context for what many Action Coalitions already do. As RWJF President Risa Lavizzo-Mourey said, “When I talk about building a Culture of Health, we are talking about nurses…. So much of what you do is building a Culture of Health.”

Much of the Summit was focused on this very question, to help Action Coalitions recognize how their work already fits into a Culture of Health and to get ideas from other states. We’ll keep you updated on these ideas and actions from around the country. It does mean that the Action Coalitions should identify ways in which they are already addressing factors that contribute to a person’s and community’s health-including access, education, health literacy, mental health and trauma, and neighborhood safety-and get more involved in such efforts. Nurses know how to help people stay healthy in a multitude of ways, and we encourage you to expand the ways you work on that. That means connecting with others in your state, including joining forces with other coalitions and organizations as well as inviting them to work with you.

Q: I heard you say that RWJF will not offer new funding for the State Implementation Program (SIP) and for Academic Progression in Nursing (APIN). How can we do this work without funding? 

A: It is true that there will be no new funding for SIP and APIN. But Action Coalitions launched this work prior to receiving funding and have since raised more than $17 million outside of RWJF dollars. Simply put, you can do this, and we can help! There are many funding opportunities for our work both within and outside of RWJF, and the Campaign will help connect you with them. A majority of you still have SIP and APIN funding, and now is a great time to continue to secure funds to match these RWJF dollars. You have a great brand behind you with RWJF and AARP and now is the time to build on that brand.

Q: What does “Culture of Health” mean?


A:
A Culture of Health places well-being at the center of every aspect of life. The movement came about as an answer to one key question: What can we do to achieve the best health possible in this country? The answers are in four interconnected areas.

  • Making health a shared value
  • Fostering cross-sector collaboration
  • Creating healthier, more equitable communities
  • Strengthening integration of health services and systems

The outcome: improved population health, well-being, and equity. (RWJF refers to these interconnected areas as its action framework.) The emphasis on well-being and equity as key aspects of good health can mean greater potential for collaboration with many community partners, and stronger ties with workforce centers. Again, quoting Dr. Lavizzo-Mourey: “We need a vibrant nursing profession for a Culture of Health, for improving community health.”

Q: How does the Culture of Health fit in with the Institute of Medicine recommendations?

A: The recommendations are a map, and the Culture of Health a compass, is how Alexia Green, PhD, RN, FAAN, co-founder of the Texas Action Coalition, also known as Team Texas, put it in her presentation.

And as Dr. Lavizzo-Mourey said: “What if each nurse in this room today became the champion of such an effort in his or her community? What if school nurses banded together with occupational health nurses and acute care nurses and public health nurses-and led efforts to work with businesses, urban planners, city governments, and more to make their communities a healthier place? That’s why it’s so important that we continue forward motion on the 2010 recommendations, including, as the Academy said, ‘preparing and enabling nurses to lead change to advance health.’ Nurses who have-like most of you in this room-committed themselves to lifelong learning and interprofessional collaboration will be unstoppable. And positive change would be inevitable.”

Q: How can I explain this to would-be funders and our current partners?

A: At the suggestion of several Summit participants, we are creating a graphic you can distribute to illustrate the synthesis of the Campaign and the Culture of Health. Meanwhile, you can find an inspiring illustration on our website-an 8-foot banner that an artist drew in real time that reflects dozens of ideas nurse leaders had at the Summit for how nursing fits the Culture of Health.

Q: What are next steps for integrating a Culture of Health into our work?

A: We hope that you or someone from your Action Coalition was at the Summit and participated in conversations designed to get you thinking about how and where to start. If you missed it, please visit our Summit website to see the slides and other resources. Also, the Campaign will soon announce dates for those webinars mentioned above.

As always, stay up to date about Campaign offerings by visiting this link to join our listserv and subscribe to the Weekly Update and our quarterly newsletter. You can also learn more about building a Culture of Health by visiting the RWJF website cultureofhealth.org. Also sign up for funding opportunities with RWJF as well as all the foundations in your state, and government sites as well, such as the Health Resources and Services Administration.

Thanks again, and we look forward to working with you.

Susan B. Hassmiller, PhD, RN, FAAN

Senior Adviser for Nursing, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Director, Future of Nursing: Campaign for Action

Susan C. Reinhard, PhD, RN, FAAN

Senior Vice President and Director, AARP Public Policy Institute

Chief Strategist, Center to Champion Nursing in America

Campaign for Action Update: December 15, 2015

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Below are the Campaign for Action updates for the week of December 15.

Last Weekly Update of 2015

Thank you all for tuning in each week, reading, sending in your stories, and making great suggestions. Most of all, thank you for being involved in the Future of Nursing: Campaign for Action and working to lead change and advance health through nursing.

This will be the last Weekly Update of the year, but please follow us on Facebook and  Twitter to keep up with the Campaign. The Weekly Update will be back on January 5.

Happy holidays, and have a wonderful New Year!


Shout-Outs

Does your Action Coalition or someone in it deserve recognition? Send shout-out suggestions to Aidan McCallion at amccallion@aarp.org.

Two Wisconsin Tribes Receive RWJF Culture of Health Prize

The Wisconsin Action Coalition congratulates both the Lac du Flambeau Band of Lake Superior/Chippewa Tribe and the Menominee Nation for receiving the 2015 RWJF Culture of Health Prize. The Lac du Flambeau Band of Lake Superior/Chippewa Tribe earned the award by focusing on intergenerational learning,  bringing elders and youth together to improve health and housing on the reservation. The Menominee Nation addressed historical and modern trauma by incorporating cultural awareness into the practices at the Menominee Tribal Clinic, and increasing the high school graduation rate at the Menominee Indian High School. The Action Coalition celebrates the commitment of these Wisconsin tribes as they work to address barriers to health and transform communities and schools so that their members may live longer, healthier lives.

Wisconsin Salutes Outstanding Tribal Health Administrators

The Wisconsin Action Coalition also congratulates Ravinder Vir, MD, comprehensive health division, medical director, and Debra Danforth, BSN, RN, comprehensive health division, operations director, on receiving the Indian Health Service of Bemidji, Minn.  as the 2015 Outstanding Tribal Health Administrators for their commitment to improving the Oneida Nation health services.


Campaign Summit a Success 

Last week, the Future of Nursing: Campaign for Action held its national summit in Washington, D.C. More than 500 people attended the first day, which got off to a great start with keynote presentations by Victor J. Dzau, MD, president of the National Academy of Medicine, and Risa Lavizzo-Mourey, MD, MBA, president and CEO of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

Summit participants also celebrated the Campaign’s first five years with cake, and a video filled with images sent by Action Coalitions. Watch it now!

More Summit details are coming soon. Meanwhile, take a peek at the event through photos on the Campaign’s Facebook page.
Assessing Progress on the Future of Nursing Report 

On December 4, the National Academy of Medicine held a webinar to highlight findings from its just-released “Assessing Progress on the IOM Report: The Future of Nursing.” This latest report examined progress that has been made on implementing recommendations from the 2010 Future of Nursing report and identified areas that should be emphasized over the next five years.

Watch the webinar here.

The Future of Nursing: Campaign for Action, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and AARP released a statement after the webinar, responding to the report.

Read the statement.


Funding, Tools, and Other Opportunities

American Nurses Foundation Seeks Grant Reviewers 

The American Nurses Foundation is seeking grant reviewers for the 2016 cycle. The application process is easy and online. Each approved reviewer will review three to four grants over a six-week period in June and July.  Reviewers are required to participate in an orientation next spring. Apply today!

Application deadline: February 28 .
Registration Open for State Nursing Workforce Centers’ Conference 

The 2016 National Forum of State Nursing Workforce Centers’ annual conference takes place in late April and registration to attend, exhibit, or sponsor is now open. The call for abstracts for has been extended to December 31. Held at the Disney Coronado Springs Resort April 27-29, 2016, the conference is co-hosted by the Florida Center for Nursing and the North Dakota Center for Nursing .

Access the registration, online exhibitor/sponsor and call for abstract portal.

Conference Details

Theme: Collaboration + Cooperation + Communication = Success

Purpose: Improve collaboration, cooperation, and communication among workforce centers, healthcare agencies, and policy makers for successful population health outcomes through a strong health workforce.

Objectives:

  1. Identify strategies and best practices for establishing successful collaborative relationships.
  2. Describe the challenges and opportunities to enhance cooperation among similar and dissimilar groups.
  3. Identify communication mechanisms to engage the larger audience and optimize the use of social media.
  4. Demonstrate the relationship between the health workforce and population health outcomes.

Grants Available to Increase Access to APRN Care in Rural, Underserved Populations

The Health Resources and Services Administration is soliciting applications for its latest Advanced Nursing Education Program funding opportunity. The goal: to increase access to primary care in rural and underserved areas through creative academic-practice partnerships with advanced practice registered nursing primary care programs. Eligible applicants include schools of nursing, nursing centers, academic health centers, and state or local governments.

Application deadline: January 16. Find more information about the grant.

Join the Campaign’s Listserv

The Campaign’s listserv was created to boost collaboration among Action Coalition members, Campaign stakeholders, supporters, and others interested in our work. The Campaign for Action listserv is open to anyone who wishes to join: Visit the Campaign website and complete a brief form. Once you’ve joined, you can send a message to the group by emailing campaignforaction@googlegroups.com. More information about joining the listserv and managing how you receive your emails can be found on our website.

We encourage you to sign up and also to let other members of your Action Coalition know about this easy way to exchange information and ideas!


Campaign Pillars

Bolstering Workforce Data

Kaiser Family Foundation Updates State Health Facts webpages

The Kaiser Family Foundation recently updated its State Health Facts pages which provides health status measures such as rates of immunization, smoking, obesity, physical activity, and chronic diseases, by state. Read the fact webpages.

Promoting Diversity 

AACN Names New Minority Nurse Faculty Scholars

The American Academy of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) has named five new Minority Nurse Faculty Scholars for its national scholarship program funded by the Johnson & Johnson Campaign for Nursing’s Future.  Congratulations to:

  • Billy A. Caceres, New York University College of Nursing
  • Carla Clements, University of Pennsylvania
  • Sharrica Miller, University of California, Los Angeles
  • Anitha Saravanan, Loyola University Chicago
  • Ashley Jingzhi Xu, Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing

Learn more about the recipients.

The AACN-administered program provides generous financial support, mentoring, and leadership development to graduate students from minority backgrounds who aspire to teach in our nation’s schools of nursing.

Upcoming Webinars

Center to Champion Nursing in America Webinars

The Center to Champion Nursing in America continues to host technical assistance webinars and teleconferences on a variety of topics. Invitations with registration and login information for webinars will be sent separately. To ensure that you receive future webinar invitations, please go to http://campaignforaction.org/email-registration/ , enter your information, and select the publications you wish to receive.

“Holistic Admissions Criteria: Promising Approaches”  

Date: Wednesday, December 16

Time: 3:00-4:00 p.m. ET

The purpose of this Learning Collaborative is to discuss promising admissions practices that can broaden the diversity of a school’s student body. Guest speakers who will talk about their initiatives and perspectives include leaders in higher education and the Campaign for Action:

  • Antonia M. Villarruel, PhD, RN, FAAN, is professor and the Margaret Bond Simon Dean of Nursing at the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing, and co-chair of the Diversity Steering Committee for the Campaign.
  • Greer Glazer, PhD, RN, CNP, FAAN, is dean of the College of Nursing and associate vice president for Health Affairs at the University of Cincinnati.
  • Gloria V. Hawkins, PhD, is assistant vice chancellor and director, Chancellor’s and Powers-Knapp Scholarship Programs at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

To register for this webinar:

  1. Go to: Register for the meeting.
  2. Once the host approves your request, you will receive a confirmation email with a link and instructions for joining the meeting.

“Increasing Access to Care: the APRN Consensus Model 2008 to 2015”
Date: Monday, January 4
Time: 3:00 — 4:00 p.m. ET

Register now for a January 4 webinar to review progress made on the Institute of Medicine’s first recommendation: removing scope of practice barriers. Participants can view progress toward implementing the APRN Consensus Model for each of the four APRN roles in their state and nationally. Presenting will be Maureen Cahill, from the National Council of State Boards of Nursing’s APRN Campaign for Consensus.

Register for the webinar.

Webinars of Interest

Recent Archived CCNA Webinars:
The Social Determinants of Health

Leveraging Leadership Capacity and Management Capacity for Success

Diversity and Coalition Effectiveness: Strategies for Sustainability
View a summary


Fundraising Mentor Program Launch

Recommended Criteria for Diversity Action Plans: Two Years Later
View a summary

Wisconsin Center for Nursing Diversity  Toolkit for Recruitment and Retention of Minority Nursing Students

View a summary

Legal Training: Winning Policy Campaigns with Non-Lobbying Funds
View a summary

Resources From Recent Weekly Updates:

Grant Resource Guide

Opportunities From Recent Weekly Updates:

AcademyHealth Delivery System Science Fellowship
Application deadline: January 8, 2016 at 5 p.m. ET

Evidence for Action: Investigator-Initiated Research to Build a Culture of Health

RWJF to Fund Efforts to Evaluate Innovations in Low-Resource Communities
Application deadline: December 10

Funds Offered to Support BSN Students’ Experiential Training
Application deadline: January 20, 2016.

National Forum of State Nursing Workforce Centers Annual Meeting
April 27-29, 2016 | Orlando, Fla.

AARP Collecting Stories for I Heart Caregivers