Campaign for Action Update: July 28, 2015

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Below are the Campaign for Action updates for the week of July 28.

Shout-Outs

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

Maryland Boosts Nursing Education Efforts With Two Grants 

The Campaign for Action salutes the state of Maryland for showing its support of nursing through two recent grants totaling $4 million. The Maryland Higher Education Commission and the Maryland Health Services Cost Review Commission together will fund a Clinical Simulation Resource Consortium for the state’s 25 pre-licensure nursing programs, as well as an innovative admission strategy between Montgomery College, a community college, and the University of Maryland School of Nursing.

Read more about it here.

National Black Nurses Association Honors Alabama Co-Lead

The Alabama Health Action Coalition (AL-HAC) congratulates Carol J. Ratcliffe, a co-leader of AL-HAC, for receiving the National Black Nurses Association Nurse Educator of the year award. Cited for her “hard work and dedication” as both educator and health care professional, Carol will be honored at the association’s annual conference in August.
See all shout-outs from the Campaign for Action here.

“We Don’t Have the Power to Build a Culture of Health Without You”

On July 23, the Future of Nursing: Campaign for Action  brought together some 60 representatives of education, nursing, and business on Capitol Hill to learn about a Culture of Health and how it fits with efforts to improve health and health care through nursing.  Michelle Larkin, who oversees programs for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, described the Culture of Health as a movement “that every American can and should be part of.” Noting the deep connections nurses have within their communities, Larkin said to the nurse leaders in the room, “We don’t have the power to build a culture of health without you…. We need your ingenuity and creativity and guidance.”

Read more about the meeting and view photos here.

Funding, Tools, and Other Opportunities

Join the Campaign‘s New Listserv

The Campaign launched a new listserv to better facilitate connections, collaboration, and sharing among Action Coalition members, Campaign stakeholders, supporters, and others  interested in our work. The new Campaign for Action listserv is open to anyone who wishes to join: Just 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 to share this announcement with the members of your Action Coalition!

Strong Communications Can Help Your Action Coalition!

Your Action Coalition is doing engaging work: May we help you promote it? Do you need to get the word out about an event, or want help creating materials? What about support in setting up a website to share your accomplishments and get others involved? We can help! The Campaign for Action Communications Team (CFACT) can assist with your news releases, promotional materials, and more, through September. Please email CFACT@iqsolutions.com and let us know what we can do for you.

Note: Action Coalitions working on their State Implementation Program (SIP) grant announcements should continue to use the process specified by the Campaign for materials review, and Academic Progression in Nursing (APIN) projects should continue using existing resources to support their communications work.

Institute of Medicine Seeking Input on Landmark Report
It’s been five years since the landmark Future of Nursing report was published: How has it changed what you do? The Institute of Medicine evaluation committee needs to hear from you. Write to FONimpact@nas.edu about what the report has meant to you and others, and your activities and accomplishments (big and small) related to the report’s eight recommendations. The committee will complete its work by late August, so please comment as soon as possible.

Visit the IOM committee page for more information about submitting materials.

If you have any Campaign for Action-related questions, please contact Winifred Quinn, PhD, advocacy and consumer affairs director for the Center to Champion Nursing in America, at wquinn@aarp.org.

Campaign Pillars

Leveraging Nursing Leadership

Public Health Nurse Leaders Program Selects 25 Participants 

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation has announced the names of 25 nurses selected from 22 states to participate in its Public Health Nurse Leaders program. The two-year leadership development program is designed to strengthen the capacity of senior public health nurses to improve population health, address social determinants of health, respond to emerging trends in health and health care, influence policy, and lead collaboration in their communities.

Learn about the 25 nurse leaders here.

Nominate a Nurse Leader Today!

Second Round of Awards to Recognize and Advance
Nurse Leaders Building a Culture of Health

 The Campaign for Action is pleased to announce the second round of the Breakthrough Leaders in Nursing awards program to honor nurse leaders who are actively working to build healthier lives and communities.
We’re accepting nominations now for the 2015 Culture of Health: Breakthrough Leaders in Nursing awards. The 10 nurses selected will receive national recognition and a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF)–funded scholarship from the Center for Creative Leadership.

Nominees must be licensed registered nurses who are either involved with one of the Campaign‘s 51 state Action Coalitions or are interested in becoming engaged with an Action Coalition. Nominees must also be  working with diverse populations to help people live healthier lives and build healthier communities. Nominations can come from any member of a state Action Coalition, the Champion Nursing Coalition, or the Champion Nursing Council. The nomination deadline is August 21.

Please visit our website to learn more and nominate a Culture of Health: Breakthrough Leader in Nursing!  You can also visit the RWJF website to learn more about building a Culture of Health.

Please see the archived webinar section below for the links to webinars on nominating a Breakthrough Leader or applying for the award.

Upcoming Webinars


CCNA Webinars
The Center to Champion Nursing in America continues to host a series of 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.

“Recommended Criteria for Diversity Action Plans”: Two Years Later
Date: Wednesday, July 29, 2015
Time: 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. EDT

It has been more than two years since the Center to Champion Nursing in America released “Recommended Criteria for Diversity Action Plans,” guidance meant to assist Action Coalitions promote diversity in all fields–education, practice, and leadership–to better reflect the communities nurses serve.

Join diversity consultants Adriana Perez and Barbara Nichols as they review the criteria and resources and present recent examples of what has worked well. We invite all Action Coalition leaders and members to hear and share success stories, challenges, and opportunities to strengthen the movement toward a healthier nation for all!

Register for the webinar here.

Other Webinars of Interest

Recent Archived CCNA Webinars:

Culture of Health: Breakthrough Leaders in Nursing Awards Program for Applicants


Culture of Health: Breakthrough Leader in Nursing Awards Program for Nominator

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

Creating Coalition Capacity via Membership 2

View a summary

Mentorship and Diversity in Nursing Education, Practice and Leadership
View a summary

Creating Coalition Capacity via Membership
View a summary

Wisconsin’s Diversity Assessment Tool (WI-DAT)
View a summary

Opportunities From Recent Weekly Updates:
Schools Encouraged to Apply for Future of Nursing Scholars Program 2016
Proposals are due by September 17.

8th Annual Midwest Interprofessional Practice, Education, and Research Center Conference: Strategies for the Application of Successful Models and Processes

September 17-18, 2015 | Grand Rapids, Mich.

40th AAMN Annual Conference: Men Leading Interprofessional Practice: We’re All in This Together

September 24-26, 2015 | Minneapolis, Minn.

RWJF Leadership Programs to Build a Culture of Health
Deadline: July 29 at 3:00 p.m. ET

Florida Statewide Nursing Leadership Development Program
Deadline: August 14

AARP Collecting Stories for I Heart Caregivers

Campaign for Action Update: July 21, 2015

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Shout-Outs

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

Creating a Culture of Health in Kansas

Congratulations to the Kansas Action Coalition for its fourth annual summer summit, “Creating a Culture of Health: Advocating for Diversity & Equity in Nursing.” Future of Nursing: Campaign for Action diversity consultant Barbara Nichols delivered the keynote address the first day, and Winifred Quinn, director of advocacy and consumer affairs at the Center to Champion Nursing in America, was keynote speaker the second day, talking about access to care.

Read the meeting agenda here.
See all shout-outs from the Campaign for Action here.

Join the Campaign‘s New Listserv

The Campaign launched a new listserv to better facilitate connections, collaboration, and sharing among Action Coalition members,  Campaign stakeholders, supporters and others  interested in our work. The new Campaign for Action listserv is open to anyone who wishes to join: Just 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 to share this announcement with the members of your Action Coalition!

A Culture of Health in Action

Some of the Campaign ‘s key stakeholders, the Champion Nursing Coalition and the Champion Nursing Council, will meet in Washington D.C., on Thursday to talk about a Culture of Health in action. Michelle Larkin, interim vice president of program portfolios at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, will give an overview of the Culture of Health, and leaders in nursing, business, policy, and education will explain how they put its principles into practice, and how others can too. Please plan to view the video afterward–we’ll provide links when it’s available–and follow us live on Facebook and Twitter at #CultureofHealth; we’ll be tweeting from @Campaign4Action from 9:15 to noon ET.

Funding, Tools, and Other Opportunities

IOM to Hold Public Hearings on Nursing Impact Study

An Institute of Medicine committee continues evaluating its landmark report, The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health,  with two public workshops next week in Washington, D.C. The Monday, July 27 session takes place 9:00 a.m. to 3:15 p.m.; the Tuesday, July 28 meeting lasts from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.  Plan to attend or watch them live.

The workshops will feature panels on nursing education, nurse residencies, workforce diversity, workforce and education data collection and analysis; and health system changes, health care delivery, and culture change in the health professions and health care delivery.  Read the agenda. ( Register by July 23 if you want to give comments at the Tuesday session.)

The workshops will be held at the National Academy of Sciences building, 2101 Constitution Ave. NW, Room 125, Washington, DC 20418.

We encourage you to attend or watch the webcastView the meeting Web page.


Schools Encouraged to Apply for Future of Nursing Scholars Program 2016

The Future of Nursing Scholars program has issued a call for proposals for schools with research-focused PhD programs in nursing that want to be part of developing the next generation of PhD-prepared nurse leaders.

Schools that are either a public entity or tax-exempt under Section 501(c)(3) are eligible. Proposals are due by September 17. Learn more during a Web conference call Wednesday, July 22, from 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. ET. You must register in advance.

Read more about the Future of Nursing Scholars call for proposals.
Strong Communications Can Help Your Action Coalition!

Your Action Coalition is doing engaging work: May we help you promote it? Do you need to get the word out about an event, or want help creating materials? What about support in setting up a website to share your accomplishments and get others involved? We can help! The Campaign for Action Communications Team (CFACT) can assist with your news releases, promotional materials, and more, through September. Please email CFACT@iqsolutions.com and let us know what we can do for you.

Note: Action Coalitions working on their State Implementation Program (SIP) grant announcements should continue to use the process specified by the Campaign for materials review, and Academic Progression in Nursing (APIN) projects should continue using existing resources to support their communications work.

Institute of Medicine Seeking Input on Landmark Report
It’s been five years since the landmark Future of Nursing report was published: How has it changed what you do? Whether or not you can attend next week’s meetings in D.C. (see above), the Institute of Medicine evaluation committee needs to hear from you. Write to FONimpact@nas.edu about what the report has meant to you and others, and your activities and accomplishments (big and small) related to the report’s eight recommendations. The committee will complete its work by late August, so please comment in the next two weeks.

Visit the IOM committee page for more information about submitting materials.

If you have any Campaign for Action-related questions, please contact Winifred Quinn, PhD, advocacy and consumer affairs director for CCNA, at wquinn@aarp.org.

Campaign Pillars

Leveraging Nursing Leadership

Nominate a Nurse Leader Today!

 

Second Round of Awards to Recognize and Advance
Nurse Leaders Building a Culture of Health

The Campaign for Action is pleased to announce the second round of the Breakthrough Leaders in Nursing awards program to honor nurse leaders who are actively working to build healthier lives and communities.
We’re accepting nominations now for the 2015 Culture of Health: Breakthrough Leaders in Nursing awards. The 10 nurses selected will receive national recognition and a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF)-funded scholarship from the Center for Creative Leadership.

Nominees must be licensed registered nurses who are either involved with one of the Campaign‘s 51 state Action Coalitions or are interested in becoming engaged with an Action Coalition. Nominees must also be  working with diverse populations to help people live healthier lives and build healthier communities. Nominations can come from any member of a state Action Coalition, the Champion Nursing Coalition, or the Champion Nursing Council. The nomination deadline is August 21.

Please visit our website to learn more and nominate a Culture of Health: Breakthrough Leader in Nursing!  You can also visit the RWJF website to learn more about building a Culture of Health.

Please see the Archived Webinarr section below for the links to webinars on nominating a Breakthrough Leader or applying for the award.

Upcoming Webinars


CCNA Webinars
The Center to Champion Nursing in America continues to host a series of 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.

“Recommended Criteria for Diversity Action Plans”: Two Years Later
Date: Wednesday, July 29, 2015
Time: 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. EDT

It has been more than two years since the Center to Champion Nursing in America released “Recommended Criteria for Diversity Action Plans,” guidance meant to assist Action Coalitions promote diversity in all fields-education, practice, and leadership–to better reflect the communities nurses serve.

Join diversity consultants Adriana Perez and Barbara Nichols as they review the criteria and resources and present recent examples of what has worked well. We invite all Action Coalition leaders and members to hear and share success stories, challenges, and opportunities to strengthen the movement toward a healthier nation for all!

Register for the webinar here.

Other Webinars of Interest

Recent Archived CCNA Webinars:

Culture of Health: Breakthrough Leaders in Nursing Awards Program for Applicants
Culture of Health: Breakthrough Leader in Nursing Awards Program for Nominato r

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

Creating Coalition Capacity via Membership 2

View a summary

Mentorship and Diversity in Nursing Education, Practice and Leadership
View a summary

Creating Coalition Capacity via Membership
View a summary

Wisconsin’s Diversity Assessment Tool (WI-DAT)
View a summary

Opportunities From Recent Weekly Updates:

RWJF Leadership Programs to Build a Culture of Health
Deadline: July 29 at 3:00 p.m. ET

Florida Statewide Nursing Leadership Development Program
Deadline: August 14

AARP Collecting Stories for I Heart Caregivers

8th Annual Midwest Interprofessional Practice, Education, and Research Center Conference: Strategies for the Application of Successful Models and Processes

September 17-18, 2015 | Grand Rapids, Mich.

40th AAMN Annual Conference: Men Leading Interprofessional Practice: We’re All in This Together

September 24-26, 2015 | Minneapolis, Minn.

Campaign for Action Update: July 14, 2015

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Below are the Campaign for Action updates for the week of July 14.

Shout-Outs
White House Names Nurse Champions of Change

The White House named two nurses Champions of Change for Precision Medicine–an honor given to those harnessing data to advance our understanding of health and disease. Congratulations to Elizabeth Gross Cohn of Adelphi University and Amy Gleason of CareSync, whose work is improving Americans’ health.

Read about the White House Champions of Change here.

New Nursing Pathway Program Approved in Ohio

The Ohio Board of Regents and the Higher Learning Commission recently approved a joint academic program between Clark State Community College and Wittenberg University–the first such partnership in Ohio between a four-year private liberal arts university and a state community college. The Nursing Pathway program, according to Wittenberg, allows students to complete an associate of applied sciences degree and a bachelor of science in nursing within four years. Congratulations to the Ohio Action Coalition and the many stakeholders in the Buckeye State on this achievement! To learn more about this innovative program, read the news release.

See all shout-outs from the Campaign for Action here.
Culture of Health: Breakthrough Leaders in Nursing Awards Program Webinars

Are you a rising nurse leader working with diverse populations to build healthier lives and communities? Or maybe you know a nurse performing that valuable service who deserves national recognition. Whether you want to nominate yourself or another nurse, now is your chance to learn more about the Culture of Health: Breakthrough Leaders in Nursing awards, which offer recognition and a scholarship.

The Campaign will host two webinars on July 17 to explain the application and nominating processes for this leadership award.

Attend one or both! Registration details are below in the CCNA webinars section.

Funding, Tools, and Other Opportunities

Strong Communications Can Help Your Action Coalition!

Your Action Coalition is doing engaging work: May we help you promote it? Do you need to get the word out about an event, or want help creating materials? What about support in setting up a website to share your accomplishments and get others involved? We can help! The Campaign for Action Communications Team (CFACT) can assist with your news releases, promotional materials, and more, through September. Please email CFACT@iqsolutions.com and let us know what we can do for you.

Note: Action Coalitions working on their State Implementation Program (SIP) grant announcements should continue to use the process specified by the Campaign for materials review, and Academic Progression in Nursing (APIN) projects should continue using existing resources to support their communications work.

Institute of Medicine Seeking Input on Landmark Report
It’s been five years since the landmark Future of Nursing report was published: How has it changed what you do? The Institute of Medicine is seeking answers, and its evaluation committee needs to hear from you. Write to FONimpact@nas.edu about what the report has meant to you and others, and your activities and accomplishments (big and small) related to the report’s eight recommendations. The committee will complete its work by late August, so please comment in the next two weeks.

Visit the IOM committee page for more information about submitting materials.

If you have any Campaign for Action-related questions, please contact Winifred Quinn, PhD, advocacy and consumer affairs director for CCNA, at wquinn@aarp.org.

Campaign Pillars

Advancing Nursing Transformation

Future of Nursing Scholars Second Cohort Announced

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) has picked 46 nurses from across the nation as members of the second cohort of the Future of Nursing Scholars program. Each scholar will receive financial support, mentoring, and leadership development over the three years of her or his PhD program.

Meet the second cohort

AARP Suggests Nurse-Focused Solutions to Improve Care for Medicare Beneficiaries With Chronic Conditions

AARP recently weighed in on a congressional effort to improve care for Medicare beneficiaries with chronic conditions. In a letter to the Senate Finance Committee, AARP urged a number of  important nurse-focused solutions, including incentives for more states to provide full practice authority for APRNs, expansion of nurse-led innovative chronic care models, and extension of Medicare Graduate Nursing Education demonstration models.

Read AARP’s letter here.

Leveraging Nursing Leadership

Nominate a Nurse Leader Today!

Second Round of Awards to Recognize and Advance
Nurse Leaders Building a Culture of Health

 

 

The Campaign for Action is pleased to announce the second round of the Breakthrough Leaders in Nursing awards program to honor nurse leaders who are actively working to build healthier lives and communities.

We’re accepting nominations now for the 2015 Culture of Health: Breakthrough Leaders in Nursing awards. The 10 nurses selected will receive national recognition and a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF)-funded scholarship from the Center for Creative Leadership.

Nominees must be licensed registered nurses who are either involved with one of the Campaign‘s 51 state Action Coalitions or are interested in becoming engaged with an Action Coalition. Nominees must also be  working with diverse populations to help people live healthier lives and build healthier communities. Nominations can come from any member of a state Action Coalition, the Champion Nursing Coalition, or the Champion Nursing Council. The nomination deadline is August 21.

Please visit our website to learn more and nominate a Culture of Health: Breakthrough Leader in Nursing!  You can also visit the RWJF website to learn more about building a Culture of Health.

Please see the CCNA Webinar section below for webinars on nominating a Breakthrough Leader or applying for the award.

Nurses on Boards Coalition Meeting Update

The Nurses on Boards Coalition (NOBC) met at AARP’s national office on Tuesday, July 7, and Wednesday, July 8, to monitor the progress of its seven work groups and discuss the budget, website, staffing, organizational structure, communications, and critical operational issues going forward. If you are interested in joining the NOBC or have any questions, please contact Natalie Moulding at nmoulding@aarp.org.

Upcoming Webinars
CCNA Webinars
The Center to Champion Nursing in America continues to host a series of 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.

Two Webinars on Culture of Health: Breakthrough Leaders in Nursing Awards Program: One for Applicants, One for Nominators
Date: Friday, July 17, 2015
Nominator Webinar: 1:30-2:30 p.m. ET
Applicant Webinar: 3:00-4:00 p.m. ET

Join one of two upcoming webinars to learn about the Culture of Health: Breakthrough Leaders in Nursing awards, which will recognize and advance 10 nurse leaders who are actively working to build a Culture of Health in America. The Campaign is accepting applications for this awards program now through August 21.

Nominator Webinar
Do you know an outstanding nurse who deserves to be nominated for this award? The Culture of Health: Breakthrough Leaders in Nursing Webinar for Nominators will provide an overview of the awards program, the application process, and the role of the nominator. Note: Any member of a state Action Coalition or member of the Champion Nursing Council or  Champion Nursing Coalition may nominate a potential Culture of Health: Breakthrough Leader in Nursing. Register for the webinar here, then mark your calendar.

Applicant Webinar
Are you a rising nurse leader who is working with diverse populations to build healthier lives and communities? Are you interested in being named a Culture of Health: Breakthrough Leaders in Nursing awardee and receiving national recognition for your work? The Culture of Health: Breakthrough Leaders in Nursing Webinar for Applicants will explain the awards program, eligibility, the application process, and important deadlines. All interested nurses are encouraged to attend. Register for the webinar here, then mark your calendar.

For questions, please contact Lynn Mertz at lmertz@aarp.org.

“Recommended Criteria for Diversity Action Plans”: Two Years Later
Date: Wednesday, July 29, 2015
Time: 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. EDT

It has been more than two years since the Center to Champion Nursing in America released “Recommended Criteria for Diversity Action Plans,” guidance meant to assist Action Coalitions promote diversity in all fields-education, practice, and leadership–to better reflect the communities nurses serve.

Join diversity consultants Adriana Perez and Barbara Nichols as they review the criteria and resources and present recent examples of what has worked well. We invite all Action Coalition leaders and members to hear and share success stories, challenges, and opportunities to strengthen the movement toward a healthier nation for all!

Register for the webinar here.

Other Webinars of Interest

Recent Archived CCNA Webinars:

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

Creating Coalition Capacity via Membership 2

View a summary

Mentorship and Diversity in Nursing Education, Practice and Leadership
View a summary

Creating Coalition Capacity via Membership
View a summary

Wisconsin’s Diversity Assessment Tool (WI-DAT)
View a summary

Opportunities From Recent Weekly Updates:

Health Resources and Services Administration Seeking Members for Advisory Council
Deadline: July 15

RWJF Leadership Programs to Build a Culture of Health
Deadline: July 29 at 3:00 p.m. ET

Florida Statewide Nursing Leadership Development Program
Deadline: August 14

AARP Collecting Stories for I Heart Caregivers

8th Annual Midwest Interprofessional Practice, Education, and Research Center Conference: Strategies for the Application of Successful Models and Processes

September 17-18, 2015 | Grand Rapids, Mich.

40th AAMN Annual Conference: Men Leading Interprofessional Practice: We’re All in This Together

September 24-26, 2015 | Minneapolis, Minn.

Campaign for Action Update: July 7, 2015

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Shout-Outs

Does your Action Coalition or someone in it deserve recognition? Send shout-out suggestions to Aidan McCallion at amccallion@aarp.org.
Analysis: Nursing in a Transformed Health Care System

Congratulations to Erin Fraher, Joanne Spetz, and Mary Naylor for the just-released “Nursing in a Transformed Health Care System: New Roles, New Rules.” Their brief analyzes the challenges and opportunities that registered nurses in the United States face with the transformations in the health care system. Erin is PhD, MPP assistant professor, Departments of Family Medicine and Surgery, director, Program on Health Workforce Research and Policy Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; Joanne, is PhD, FAAN, professor, Philip R. Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies, associate director for Research Strategy, Center for the Health Professions at the University of California, San Francisco; and Mary is, PhD, RN, FAAN, Marian S. Ware Professor in Gerontology, director, NewCourtland Center for Transitions and Health University of Pennsylvania, School of Nursing and INQRI program director. Their brief is from the University of Pennsylvania’s Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics.

Read the brief here.

See all shout-outs from the Campaign for Action here.
AARP Suggests Nurse-Focused Solutions to Improve Care for Medicare Beneficiaries With Chronic Conditions

AARP recently weighed in on a congressional effort to improve care for Medicare beneficiaries with chronic conditions. In a letter to the Senate Finance Committee, AARP urged a number of  important nurse-focused solutions, including incentives for more states to provide full practice authority for APRNs, expansion of nurse-led innovative chronic care models, and extension of Medicare Graduate Nursing Education demonstration models.

Read AARP’s letter here.

Funding, Tools, and Other Opportunities

Strong Communications Can Help Your Action Coalition!

Your Action Coalition is doing engaging work: May we help you promote it? Do you need to get the word out about an event, or want help creating materials? What about support in setting up a website to share your accomplishments and get others involved? We can help! The Campaign for Action Communications Team (CFACT) can assist with your news releases, promotional materials, and more, through September. Please email CFACT@iqsolutions.com and let us know what we can do for you.

Note: Action Coalitions working on their State Implementation Program (SIP) grant announcements should continue to use the process specified by the Campaign for materials review, and Academic Progression in Nursing (APIN) projects should continue using existing resources to support their communications work.

Institute of Medicine Seeking Input on Landmark Report
It’s been five years since the landmark Future of Nursing report was published: How has it changed what you do? The Institute of Medicine is seeking answers, and its evaluation committee needs to hear from you. Write to FONimpact@nas.edu about what the report has meant to you and others, and your activities and accomplishments (big and small) related to the report’s eight recommendations. The committee will complete its work by late August, so please weigh in by the end of July.

Visit the IOM committee page for more information about submitting materials.

If you have any Campaign for Action-related questions, please contact Winifred Quinn, PhD, advocacy and consumer affairs director for CCNA, at wquinn@aarp.org.

Campaign Pillars

Advancing Nursing Transformation

Nurses Come Together to Plan Future of Rural Health Care 

More than 70 representatives from 22 state Action Coalitions gathered in Denver from June 29-July 1 for the RWJF-sponsored meeting Rural Health: Finding Creative Solutions Together. The topic: how nurses can lead the transition in rural parts of the country to value-based health care. National speakers included Dr. Sharon Pappas, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN of Centura Health, and Brock Slabach of the National Rural Health Association. Participants considered education, workforce, and leadership as they developed action plans to accelerate rural health initiatives in their states. States identified academic progression for nurses “as critically important in addressing” the health needs in their communities.

States also had the chance to show each other their accomplishments in academic progression:  For one great example, watch this video produced in Ekalaka, Montana.

Stay tuned for more, as the Center to Champion Nursing in America and the Academic Progression in Nursing (APIN) program office work to disseminate what was learned from this meeting and build on the important progress made last week.

Bolstering Workforce Data

Illinois Study Provides State-Level View of Nursing Shortage

A new survey from the Illinois Center for Nursing offers insight into how nursing workforce trends are likely to affect the nation’s fifth most populous state. Nearly 53,000 nurses in the state completed the voluntary survey, which was administered at the conclusion of the state’s online licensure renewal process. Among the findings:

  • The vast majority of nurse educators in the state are 55 or older.
  • The top nursing specialties for all age groups are acute/critical care, medical/surgical, geriatrics, and home health.
  • Nearly 75 percent of the state’s nurses are white and female.

Read more about the Illinois study here.

Leveraging Nursing Leadership

Nominate a Nurse Leader Today!
Second round of awards to recognize and advance nurse leaders building a Culture of Health

The Campaign for Action is pleased to announce the second round of the Breakthrough Leaders in Nursing awards program to honor nurse leaders who are actively working to build healthier lives and communities.

We’re accepting nominations now for the 2015 Culture of Health: Breakthrough Leaders in Nursing awards. The 10 nurses selected will receive national recognition and a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF)-funded scholarship from the Center for Creative Leadership.

Nominees must be licensed registered nurses who are either involved with one of the Campaign‘s 51 state Action Coalitions or are interested in becoming engaged with an Action Coalition. Nominees must also be  working with diverse populations to help people live healthier lives and build healthier communities. Nominations can come from any member of a state Action Coalition, the Champion Nursing Coalition, or the Champion Nursing Council. The nomination deadline is August 21.

Please visit our website to learn more and nominate a Culture of Health: Breakthrough Leader in Nursing!  You can also visit the RWJF website to learn more about building a Culture of Health.

Please see the CCNA Webinar section below for webinars on nominating a Breakthrough Leader or applying for the award.

Upcoming Webinars
CCNA Webinars
The Center to Champion Nursing in America continues to host a series of 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.

Coalition Building and Capacity Learning Collaborative: Examining  Your Coalition’s Organizational Chart
Date: Tuesday, July 14
Time: 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. ET

This training aims to help Action Coalitions examine their organizational structure and identify how to effectively create coalition capacity. We’ll introduce the concept of organizational design, and discuss how internal structures can be used to maximize collaboration and engagement in your Action Coalition. Campaign leaders from Texas and Florida will be on hand to provide insight into how an improved  organizational structure helped their Action Coalitions achieve management and technical success.  By the end of the presentation, we’ll have identified tactics that you can use to create momentum in your state.

Register for the webinar here.

Two Webinars on Culture of Health: Breakthrough Leaders in Nursing Awards Program: One for Applicants, One for Nominators
Date: Friday, July 17, 2015
Nominator Webinar: 1:30-2:30 p.m. ET
Applicant Webinar: 3:00-4:00 p.m. ET

Join one of two upcoming webinars to learn about the Culture of Health: Breakthrough Leaders in Nursing awards, which will recognize and advance 10 nurse leaders who are actively working to build a Culture of Health in America. The Campaign is accepting applications for this awards program now through August 21.

Nominator Webinar
Do you know an outstanding nurse who deserves to be nominated for this award? The Culture of Health: Breakthrough Leaders in Nursing Webinar for Nominators will provide an overview of the awards program, the application process, and the role of the nominator. Note: Any member of a state Action Coalition or member of the Champion Nursing Council or Champion Nursing Coalition may nominate a potential Culture of Health: Breakthrough Leader in Nursing. Register for the webinar here, then mark your calendar.

Applicant Webinar
Are you a rising nurse leader who is working with diverse populations to build healthier lives and communities? Are you interested being named a Culture of Health: Breakthrough Leaders in Nursing awardee and receiving national recognition for your work? The Culture of Health: Breakthrough Leaders in Nursing Webinar for Applicants will explain the awards program, eligibility, the application process, and important deadlines. All interested nurses are encouraged to attend. Register for the webinar here, then mark your calendar.

For questions, please contact Lynn Mertz.

Other Webinars of Interest

Recent Archived CCNA Webinars:

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

Creating Coalition Capacity via Membership 2

View a summary

Mentorship and Diversity in Nursing Education, Practice and Leadership
View a summary

Creating Coalition Capacity via Membership
View a summary

Wisconsin’s Diversity Assessment Tool (WI-DAT)
View a summary

Opportunities From Recent Weekly Updates:

Health Resources and Services Administration Seeking Members for Advisory Council
Deadline: July 15

RWJF Leadership Programs to Build a Culture of Health
Deadline: July 29 at 3:00 p.m. ET

Florida Statewide Nursing Leadership Development Program
Deadline: August 14

AARP Collecting Stories for I Heart Caregivers

8th Annual Midwest Interprofessional Practice, Education, and Research Center Conference: Strategies for the Application of Successful Models and Processes

September 17-18, 2015 | Grand Rapids, Mich.

Campaign for Action Update: July 1, 2015

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Shout-Outs

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

California Races Toward 80/20
Standing ovation from Campaign for Action Director Sue Hassmiller to a big state with equally big news: The percentage of nurses in California’s workforce with a bachelor’s of science in nursing or higher increased from 53.2 percent in 2012 to 61.5 percent in 2014! The accomplishment, reported in California’s biannual Survey of Registered Nurses, shows the state is on a great upward trend.

See all shout-outs from the Campaign for Action here.

Nominate a Nurse Leader Today!

Second round of awards to recognize and advance
nurse leaders building a Culture of Health

The Campaign for Action is pleased to announce the second round of the Breakthrough Leaders in Nursing awards program to honor nurse leaders who are actively working to build healthier lives and communities.

We’re accepting nominations now for the 2015 Culture of Health: Breakthrough Leaders in Nursing awards. The 10 nurses selected will receive national recognition and a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) – funded leadership scholarship from the Center for Creative Leadership.

Nominees must be licensed registered nurses who are either involved with one of the Campaign‘s 51 state Action Coalitions or are interested in becoming engaged with an Action Coalition. Nominees must also be actively working with diverse populations to help people live healthier lives and build healthier communities. Nominations can come from any member of a state Action Coalition, the Champion Nursing Coalition, or the Champion Nursing Council. The nomination deadline is August 21.

Please visit our website to learn more and nominate a Culture of Health: Breakthrough Leader in Nursing!  You can also visit the RWJF website to learn more about building a Culture of Health.

Funding, Tools, and Other Opportunities

Florida Nurses: Call for Applications – A Statewide Nursing Leadership Development Program

The Florida Blue Foundation in partnership with the Florida Action Coalition seeks grant proposals to advance the goals and objectives of the Florida Action Coalition through the creation of a Statewide Nursing Leadership Development Program.

Deadline to submit a proposal is August 14.

Read about the program.
Apply for the Florida Statewide Nursing Leadership Development Program.

Questions should be directed to:
Phone: 800-477-3736, ext. 63215
Email: floridabluefoundation@floridablue.com
Mail: Florida Blue Foundation
4800 Deerwood Campus Parkway, DCC 3-4
Jacksonville, FL 32246

Strong Communications Can Help Your Action Coalition!

Your Action Coalition is doing engaging work: May we help you promote it? Do you need to get the word out about an event, or want help creating materials? What about support in setting up a website to share your accomplishments and get others involved? We can help! The Campaign for Action Communications Team (CFACT) can assist with your news releases, promotional materials, and more, through September. Please email CFACT@iqsolutions.com and let us know what we can do for you.

Note: Action Coalitions working on their State Implementation Program (SIP) grant announcements should continue to use the process specified by the Campaign for materials review, and Academic Progression in Nursing (APIN) projects should continue using existing resources to support their communications work.

Institute of Medicine Seeking Input on Landmark Report
It’s been five years since the landmark Future of Nursing report was published: How has it changed what you do? The Institute of Medicine is seeking answers, and its evaluation committee needs to hear from you. Write to FONimpact@nas.edu about what the report has meant to you and others, and your activities and accomplishments (big and small) related to the report’s eight recommendations. The committee will complete its work by late August, so please weigh in by the end of July.

Visit the IOM committee page for more information about submitting materials.

If you have any Campaign for Action-related questions, please contact Winifred Quinn, PhD, advocacy and consumer affairs director for CCNA, at wquinn@aarp.org.
Leadership Programs to Build a Culture of Health

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) is developing four new leadership programs that reflect the vision to work with others to build a national Culture of Health. The programs’ working titles are:

  • RWJF Diversity in Health Policy Research
  • RWJF Interdisciplinary Research Leaders
  • RWJF Multisector Leaders for Health
  • RWJF New Clinical Scholars

Applicants may submit proposals for more than one program; each proposal will be considered separately.

Applications are now available, and are due by July 29 at 3:00 p.m. ET.

For more information, please go here.

Campaign Pillars

Advancing Nursing Transformation

AARP Suggests Nurse-Focused Solutions to Improve Care for Medicare Beneficiaries With Chronic Conditions

AARP recently weighed in on a congressional effort to improve care for Medicare beneficiaries with chronic conditions. In a letter to the Senate Finance Committee, AARP urged a number of  important nurse-focused solutions, including incentives for more states to provide full practice authority for APRNs, expansion of nurse-led innovative chronic care models, and extension of Medicare Graduate Nursing Education demonstration models.

Read AARP’s letter here.

Bolstering Workforce Data

Campaign for Action Supplemental Dashboard Indicators Now Available

Calling all data gurus! The Campaign is pleased to announce the publication of the supplemental Dashboard indicators. As you may know, each year the Campaign publishes a Dashboard showing graphic representations of measurable goals that we use to evaluate our efforts of implementing recommendations by the Institute of Medicine in its landmark report on the future of nursing. The supplemental Dashboard indicators, take a deeper look the data behind each indicator. Whether you’re interested in finding out the number of RN-to-BSN graduates annually, want to know the racial/ethnic composition of the RN workforce, or are interested in knowing how many nurse-led clinics are in the United States, the supplemental Dashboard indicators provide all that data and much more.

Leveraging Nursing Leadership

New Campaign Video: What Is a Nurse Leader?

A Campaign for Action goal is to encourage and foster nurse leadership to ensure that the next generation of nurses is prepared to meet the health care needs of people and communities, and lead system change. In this new series of short video clips, Campaign leaders and the 2014 Breakthrough Leaders in Nursing awardees share their thoughts and reflections about the role of nurse leaders, the importance of nursing leadership, and their advice for aspiring nurse leaders. Watch the videos.

July 7- 8 Nurses on Boards Coalition Meeting

The Nurses on Boards Coalition (NOBC) will convene at AARP’s national headquarters on Tuesday, July 7 and Wednesday, July 8 to monitor the progress of the NOBC’s seven work groups, discuss the budget, website, staffing, organizational structure, communications, and critical operational issues. If you are interested in joining the NOBC or have any questions, please contact Natalie Moulding at nmoulding@aarp.org.

Health Resources and Services Administration Seeking Members for Advisory Council

The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) is seeking at least 16 new members for its National Advisory Council on Nurse Education and Practice. This panel provides advice and recommendations to the secretary of Health and Human Services, as well as Congress, about general regulations and policy matters arising in the administration of Title VIII, including the range of issues relating to the nurse workforce, education, and practice improvement.

Nominations are due to HRSA on or before July 15. Please submit the nominations by email to nacnep@hrsa.gov or by mail to:
Kristen Hansen
Division of Nursing and Public Health, Bureau of Health Workforce
Health Resources and Administration
Parklawn Building
Room 9-89
5600 Fishers Lane
Rockville, MD 20857

Read the call for nominations here.

Upcoming Webinars
CCNA Webinars
The Center to Champion Nursing in America continues to host a series of 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.

Coalition Building and Capacity Learning Collaborative: Examining  Your Coalition’s Organizational Chart
Date: Tuesday, July 14
Time: 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. ET

This training aims to help Action Coalitions examine their organizational structure and identify how to effectively create coalition capacity. We’ll introduce the concept of organizational design, and discuss how internal structures can be used to maximize collaboration and engagement in your Action Coalition. Campaign leaders from Texas and Florida will be on hand to provide insight into how an improved  organizational structure helped their Action Coalitions achieve management and technical success.  By the end of the presentation, we’ll have identified tactics that you can use to create momentum in your state.

Register for the webinar here.

Other Webinars of Interest

Recent Archived CCNA Webinars:

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

Legal Training: Winning Policy Campaigns with Non-Lobbying Funds

Creating Coalition Capacity via Membership 2

View a summary

Mentorship and Diversity in Nursing Education, Practice and Leadership
View a summar y

Creating Coalition Capacity via Membership
View a summary

Wisconsin’s Diversity Assessment Tool (WI-DAT)
View a summary

Putting Strategy into Action for Seamless Academic Progression

Orientation of New Coalition Leaders: How, Why, What? of Coalition Leadership
View a summary

Using Data Driven Communication to Support Top of License Practice
View a summary

Opportunities From Recent Weekly Updates:

AARP Collecting Stories for I Heart Caregivers

8th Annual Midwest Interprofessional Practice, Education, and Research Center Conference: Strategies for the Application of Successful Models and Processes

September 17-18, 2015 | Grand Rapids, Mich.

Campaign for Action Update: June 23, 2015

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Shout-Outs

Colorado Gives Boost to Rural Nurses

Plaudits from Campaign for Action diversity consultant Barbara Nichols to the Colorado Action Coalition for earning a $150,000 grant from the Daniel and Janet Mordecai Foundation to recruit 10 rural nurses into APRN programs.  Each nurse will receive a $10,000 scholarship from the local foundation. Congratulations to Karren Kowalski, Ingrid Johnson and the entire Action Coalition for making it happen.

Arkansas Proud of Its 40 Under 40

Leadership, service, and contributions: That is what emerging nurse leaders provide, and the Arkansas Action Coalition congratulates its inaugural 40 Under 40 nurses selected for those qualities and more. The honorees “have shown a commitment for excellence …and a willingness to advance nursing in Arkansas,” said Claudia Beverly, PhD, RN, co-lead for the Arkansas Action Coalition and professor and director of the Hartford Center for Geriatric Nursing Excellence in the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Nursing. See the honoree list here.

Campaign Advocates Are Among 2015 Fellows in Academy of Nursing Education

The Center to Champion Nursing in America (CCNA) salutes Kenya Beard and Donna Meyer for being selected as two of 22 new fellows at the National League for Nursing’s prestigious Academy of Nursing Education. Kenya, EdD, CNE, GNP-BC, NP-C, ACNP-BC, is on the steering committee of the New York State Action Coalition and chairs the subcommittee on diversity; she is associate vice president for curriculum and instruction at Jersey College. Donna, MSN, RN, is CEO of the Organization for Associate Degree Nursing and has worked closely with CCNA to promote the goal of academic progression in nursing. Read more about the 2015  Academy of Nursing Education fellows.

See all shout-outs from the Campaign for Action here.

Engaging Nursing Workforce Centers

Action Coalitions engage with over 1,500 stakeholders in organizations and businesses inside and outside of nursing to help sustain their efforts.  One valuable category of stakeholders is nursing workforce centers, which keep a watchful eye on the nation’s supply of nurses to assure we have sufficient numbers to meet the population’s needs.

Learn more about this stakeholder group.

Funding, Tools, and Other Opportunities

Florida Nurses: Call for Applications – A Statewide Nursing Leadership Development Program

The Florida Blue Foundation in partnership with the Florida Action Coalition seeks grant proposals to advance the goals and objectives of the Florida Action Coalition through the creation of a Statewide Nursing Leadership Development Program.

Deadline to submit a proposal is August 14.

Read about the program.
Apply for the Florida Statewide Nursing Leadership Development Program.

Questions should be directed to:
Phone: 800-477-3736, ext. 63215
Email: floridabluefoundation@floridablue.com
Mail: Florida Blue Foundation
4800 Deerwood Campus Parkway, DCC 3-4
Jacksonville, FL 32246

Strong Communications Can Help Your Action Coalition!

Your Action Coalition is doing engaging work: May we help you promote it? Do you need to get the word out about an event, or want help creating materials? What about support in setting up a website to share your accomplishments and get others involved? We can help! The Campaign for Action Communications Team (CFACT) can assist with your news releases, promotional materials, and more, through September. Please email CFACT@iqsolutions.com and let us know what we can do for you.

Note: Action Coalitions working on their State Implementation Program (SIP) grant announcements should continue to use the process specified by the Campaign for materials review, and Academic Progression in Nursing (APIN) projects should continue using existing resources to support their communications work.

Institute of Medicine Seeking Input on Landmark Report
It’s been five years since the landmark Future of Nursing report was published: How has it changed what you do? The Institute of Medicine is seeking answers, and its evaluation committee needs to hear from you. Write to FONimpact@nas.edu about what the report has meant to you and others, and your activities and accomplishments (big and small) related to the report’s eight recommendations. The committee will complete its work by late August, so please weigh in by the end of July.

Visit the IOM committee page for more information about submitting materials.

If you have any Campaign for Action-related questions, please contact Winifred Quinn, PhD, advocacy and consumer affairs director for CCNA, at wquinn@aarp.org.
Leadership Programs to Build a Culture of Health

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation is developing four new leadership programs that reflect the vision to work with others to build a national Culture of Health. The four programs’ working titles are:

  • RWJF Diversity in Health Policy Research
  • RWJF Interdisciplinary Research Leaders
  • RWJF Multisector Leaders for Health
  • RWJF New Clinical Scholars

Applicants may submit proposals for more than one program; each proposal will be considered separately.

Applications are now available. Applications are due by July 29 at 3:00 p.m. ET.

For more information, please go  here.

Campaign Pillars

Leveraging Nursing Leadership

July 7- 8 Nurses on Boards Coalition Meeting

The Nurses on Boards Coalition (NOBC) will convene at AARP’s National Office on Tuesday, July 7th and Wednesday, July 8th to monitor the progress of the NOBC’s seven work groups, discuss the budget, website, staffing, organizational structure, communications, and critical operational issues going forward. If you are interested in joining the NOBC or have any questions, please contact Natalie Moulding at nmoulding@aarp.org.
Health Resources and Services Administration Seeking Members for Advisory Council

The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) is seeking at least 16 new members for its National Advisory Council on Nurse Education and Practice. This panel provides advice and recommendations to the secretary of Health and Human Services, as well as Congress, about general regulations and policy matters arising in the administration of Title VIII, including the range of issues relating to the nurse workforce, education, and practice improvement.

Nominations are due to HRSA on or before July 15. Please submit the nominations by email to nacnep@hrsa.gov or by mail to:
Kristen Hansen
Division of Nursing and Public Health, Bureau of Health Workforce
Health Resources and Administration
Parklawn Building
Room 9-89
5600 Fishers Lane
Rockville, MD 20857

Read the call for nominations here.

Upcoming Webinars

CCNA Webinars

The Center to Champion Nursing in America continues to host a series of 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 webinar invitations, please go to http://campaignforaction.org/email-registration/, enter your information, and select the publications you wish to receive.

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

Date: Wednesday, June 24
Time: 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. ET

Presenters: Barbara Nichols, DNSc (honorary), MS, RN, FAAN – CCNA Diversity Consultant & Wisconsin SIP Project Coordinator; Gloria V. Hawkins, PhD – Assistant Vice Chancellor and Director, University of Wisconsin – Madison; Maichou Lor, RN, MS, PhD Candidate, University of Wisconsin – Madison School of Nursing.

With the dramatic increase in the diversity of the U.S. population, the nursing profession needs new strategies to better deliver health care. Raising the number of minorities in the workforce to address the changing demographics of patients requires intentional recruitment and retention practices.

Objectives:

  1. Describe evidence-based recruitment and retention strategies of underrepresented students.
  2. Identify health outcomes challenges as a result of historic and ongoing, insufficient representation of minority students.
  3. Promote resources for Action Coalition utilization.

Register for the webinar here.


Webinars of Interest (non-CCNA)

Archived CCNA Webinars:
Creating Coalition Capacity via Membership 2
View a summary

Mentorship and Diversity in Nursing Education, Practice and Leadership
View a summary

Creating Coalition Capacity via Membership
View a summary 

Wisconsin’s Diversity Assessment Tool (WI-DAT)
View a summary

Putting Strategy into Action for Seamless Academic Progression

Orientation of New Coalition Leaders: How, Why, What? of Coalition Leadership
View a summary

Using Data Driven Communication to Support Top of License Practice
View a summary

Using the American Community Survey to Describe the Registered Nurse Workforce

View a summary

What Makes an Effective Coalition: Determining Your Coalition Member Needs
View a summary 

Opportunities From Recent Weekly Updates:

AARP Collecting Stories for I Heart Caregivers

8th Annual Midwest Interprofessional Practice, Education, and Research Center Conference: Strategies for the Application of Successful Models and Processes

September 17-18, 2015 | Grand Rapids, Mich.

Campaign for Action Update: June 16, 2015

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Shout-Outs

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

Montana in the News

Congratulations to the Montana Action Coalition for its nursing education conference last week, which was featured on two local television stations. The Future of Nursing: Campaign for Action sends compliments to the coalition and Casey Blumenthal, vice president of the Montana Hospital Association and co-lead of the Montana Action Coalition, who spoke about the importance of nursing education on both KRTV and KTVH.

See all shout-outs from the Campaign for Action here.

Graduate Nurse Education Pilot Improving Access to Quality Care

Health care consumers are more likely to find highly qualified clinicians because of a provision in the Affordable Care Act that authorized Medicare – for the first time – to pay for graduate nurse education. That’s the finding at five sites studied in a new report by the Public Policy Institute at AARP, which looked closely at medical centers in Chicago, Durham, N.C., Houston, Philadelphia, and Scottsdale, Ariz.

Read “Improving Access to High-Quality Care: Medicare’s Program for Graduate Nurse Education”  co-authored by Susan Reinhard, PhD, RN, FAAN, chief strategist, Center to Champion Nursing in America and CCNA’s Advocacy and Consumer Affairs Director Winifred Quinn, PhD.

Funding, Tools, and Other Opportunities

Strong communications can help your Action Coalition achieve its goals, and we can help!

Your Action Coalition is doing engaging work: May we help you promote it? Do you need to get the word out about an event, or want help creating materials? What about support in setting up a website to share your accomplishments and get others involved? We can help! The Campaign for Action Communications Team (CFACT) can assist with your news releases, promotional materials, and more through September. Please email CFACT@iqsolutions.com and let us know what we can do for you.

Notes: Action Coalitions working on their State Implementation Program (SIP) grant announcements should continue to use the process specified by the Campaign  for materials review, and Academic Progression in Nursing (APIN) projects should continue using existing resources to support their communications work. 

Institute of Medicine Seeking Input on Landmark Report
It’s been five years since the landmark Future of Nursing report was published: How has it changed what you do? The Institute of Medicine is seeking answers, and its evaluation committee needs to hear from you. Write to FONimpact@nas.edu about what the report has meant to you and others, and your activities and accomplishments (big and small) related to the report’s eight recommendations. The committee will complete its work by late August, so please weigh in by the end of July.

Visit the IOM committee page for more information about submitting materials.

If you have any Campaign for Action-related questions, please contact Winifred Quinn, PhD, advocacy and consumer affairs director for CCNA, at wquinn@aarp.org.

Campaign Pillars

Advancing Education Transformation
Rapid Growth in Nurses With Baccalaureate Degrees
For the first time, the number of nurses graduating with a bachelor of science in nursing (BSN), including RN-to-BSN graduates, is higher than the number of nurses graduating with an entry-level associate’s degree (ADN). What’s more, the total number of graduates from BSN and ADN programs more than doubled in 10 years, from roughly 77,000 in 2002 to 184,000 in 2012, according to a report in Medscape.

Read more about the report.

Nursing Leadership

Health Resources and Services Administration Seeking Members for Advisory Council

The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) is seeking at least 16 new members for its National Advisory Council on Nurse Education and Practice. This panel provides advice and recommendations to the secretary of Health and Human Services, as well as Congress, about general regulations and policy matters arising in the administration of Title VIII, including the range of issues relating to the nurse workforce, education, and practice improvement.

Nominations are due to HRSA on or before July 15. Please submit the nominations by email to nacnep@hrsa.gov or by mail to:
Kristen Hansen
Division of Nursing and Public Health, Bureau of Health Workforce
Health Resources and Administration
Parklawn Building
Room 9-89
5600 Fishers Lane
Rockville, MD 20857

Read the call for nominations here.

Upcoming Webinars

CCNA Webinars

The Center to Champion Nursing in America continues to host a series of 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.

Legal Training: Winning Policy Campaigns with Non-Lobbying Funds

Date: Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Time: 1:00-2:00 p.m. ET

Action Coalitions face limits on “lobbying,” but the limits probably aren’t as restrictive as you think. This training aims to help your Action Coalition make the most of your ability to influence public policy. First, we’ll learn what is meant by lobbying: too few people understand the term, and too many people have misconceptions. Second, we’ll address strategies for stretching your non-lobbying dollars to maximize your organization’s effectiveness. Armed with this knowledge, you can plan your communications strategically to increase your ability to achieve policy goals–and you can assure potential donors their funds will be used in a savvy and legally compliant manner.

By the end of the webinar, you will:

  • Know how to maximize the Campaign’s branding for advocacy efforts.
  • Understand ways to rally the public and legislators behind your policy goals without crossing the line into “lobbying” so you can save your dollars for when they’ll have the greatest impact.
  • Gain strategies for crafting advocacy messages without violating grant restrictions.
  • Spot opportunities and pitfalls for using websites, Facebook, Twitter, and other social media. Learn the traps that could turn a seemingly harmless tweet into a direct or grassroots lobbying communication!

Register for the webinar here.

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

Date: Wednesday, June 24, 2015
Time: 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. ET

Presenters: Barbara Nichols, DNSc (honorary), MS, RN, FAAN — CCNA Diversity Consultant and Wisconsin SIP Project Coordinator; Gloria V. Hawkins, PhD — Assistant Vice Chancellor and Director, University of Wisconsin — Madison; Maichou Lor, RN, MS, PhD Candidate, University of Wisconsin — Madison School of Nursing.

With the dramatic increase in the diversity of the U.S. population, the nursing profession needs new strategies to better deliver health care. Raising the number of minorities in the workforce to address the changing demographics of patients requires intentional recruitment and retention practices.

Objectives:

  1. Describe evidence-based recruitment and retention strategies of underrepresented students.
  2. Identify health outcomes challenges that result from historic and ongoing insufficient representation of minority students.
  3. Promote resources for Action Coalition members to use.

Register for the webinar here.


Webinars of Interest (non-CCNA)

Archived CCNA Webinars:


Mentorship and Diversity in Nursing Education, Practice and Leadership
View a summary


Creating Coalition Capacity via Membership

View a summary  

Wisconsin’s Diversity Assessment Tool (WI-DAT)
View a summary

Putting Strategy into Action for Seamless Academic Progression
View a summary

Orientation of New Coalition Leaders, How, Why, What of Coalition Leadership
View a summary

Using Data Driven Communication to Support Top of License Practice
View a summary

Opportunities From Recent Weekly Updates:

 

Research Grantees Sought for Evidence for Action Initiative

Leadership Programs to Build a Culture of Health

AARP Collecting Stories for I Heart Caregivers

2015 National Forum of State Nursing Workforce Centers Annual Conference

June 10-12, 2015 | Denver

8th Annual Midwest Interprofessional Practice, Education, and Research Center Conference: Strategies for the Application of Successful Models and Processes

September 17-18, 2015 | Grand Rapids, Mich.