Campaign for Action Update: January 14, 2013


Expanding Your Coalition

Communications Corner: Hosting an Action Coalition Event

Large or small, events can be powerful tools for bringing audiences together – including partners, potential funders, members of the media, and community members. If you’re thinking of having your Action Coalition host an event, check out the newest edition of the Communications Corner: Hosting an Action Coalition Event. You’ll find strategic planning questions, tips and templates inside that will help you get started and plan effectively.

Collaboration and Structure: Fundamental Ingredients to Campaign Success

Here is an article from the Stanford Social Innovation Review – shared by one of our Campaign experts – discussing the effectiveness of collective impact – organizations with different missions successfully working together toward a shared goal. The journal dives into two types of social problems that can define a campaign’s structure, underscores the importance of a common agenda, and highlights examples of successful initiatives. It also distills campaign activities down to five key conditions worthy of consideration when working on your own strategic plans.

As a complementary post, our expert gives actionable ideas for your organization in “Success Starts on Structure” including breaking down your Action Coalition into subgroups, simplifying your goals and message, and quick tips on executing your plan.

RWJF Connect eTraining Series: Building Partnerships to Advance Policy Objectives

Part of moving forward on any policy is not only identifying which policymakers have jurisdiction over your issue area, but also identifying which stakeholders and coalitions are in your policy space. This session will focus on finding ways to draw these groups together and building partnerships with other organizations, philanthropies, elected officials, and stakeholders.

January 30, 2:00-3:30 p.m. ET

Register here.

Funding and Other Opportunities

HRSA Funding Opportunity for Nursing Workforce Diversity Program

The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) has announced a funding opportunity for the Nursing Workforce Diversity (NWD) Program. We encourage you to share this information widely to anyone who may be interested. A technical assistance webinar will also be offered.

NWD grants are awarded to increase nursing education opportunities for individuals who are from disadvantaged backgrounds (including racial and ethnic minorities under-represented among registered nurses) by providing (1) student scholarships or stipends for diploma or associate degree nurses to enter a bridge or degree completion program, and (2) student scholarships or stipends for accelerated nursing degree programs, pre-entry preparation, advanced education preparation, and retention activities.

Program Details
Apply in by: 3/8/2013

Technical Assistance webinar: 1/16/2013, 1-3pm ET
Link to join

Passcode: 2279307

INQRI Webinar Series: Translating Research Into Practice

The Interdisciplinary Nursing Quality Research Initiative (INQRI) is hosting a webinar series on translating research into practice that features the work of all INQRI grantees. This session, “Dissemination and Implementation of Evidence-Based Methods to Measure and Improve Pain Outcomes,” will be presented by project investigators Susan Beck and Nancy Dunton.

January 31, 2013

Learn more about this project.

Register here.

Opportunities from Recent Weekly Updates:

RWJF Executive Nurse Fellows Call for Applications

Apply by January 15, 2013

ANA Leadership Webinar – Unleashing Innovation and Creativity

January 16, 2013

NCSBN Wants to Fund Your Regulatory Nursing Research

Apply by January 18, 2013

Collaborative Academic Progression Models: Showcasing Successful Partnerships

Webinar: January 22, 1:00-2:00 pm ET

Nurse Education, Practice, Quality and Retention program – Interprofessional Collaborative Practice

Apply by January 25, 2013

Technical Assistance Webinar: December 5, 1:30-3:00 pm EST

Register here. Join here.

Campaign Pillars

Advancing Nursing Education

Get Inspired – Watch a Motivational Speech on Nursing Education

Kudos to the Iowa Action Coalition for capturing success as it happens in a memorable video of a Commencement Speech by a RN-BSN Graduate from University of Iowa last December. In the video, graduate Mary Groves shares her thoughts on the importance of achieving higher levels of nursing education and continuous learning. In line with key Campaign messages, Groves points out how additional education develops nurses into more effective care providers and health care leaders.

CCNA Launches Promising Education Progression Models Video Series

CCNA has launched a new video series on education progression and the implementation of the four promising models identified in the Learning Collaborative.  We asked our nurse expert consultants to provide additional insights in a video series and make themselves available for further discussion on our website.  All of the videos are now available for your use on our website. The presenters will be available on the specific dates below on our website’s Community Post section to answer your questions about their work in this area. Please NOTE: Videos best viewed in Firefox or Google Chrome.     

This Week’s Videos for Discussion:

Competency Based Model and The Gap Analysis Process:  A Major Component of the Competency Model

Dr. Maureen Sroczynski presents a general introduction of the Competency Based model implementation in this 23-minute video.  Her second video is 29 minutes and provides a deeper dive into a Gap Analysis assessing the need for change to meet the current and future nursing competencies.

Join Dr. Sroczynski here on the Community Post for further discussion Starting Today! January 14-18.

Other Videos and Future Discussion Dates:

The Shared Curriculum Model Part One Leveraging the Best of Both Worlds and The Shared Curriculum Model Part Two Unpacking ADN-BSN Seamless Progression

Dr. Elizabeth Close will be available to for further discussion on our website from January 28 -February 1.

RN to BSN at a Community College Model

Dr. Jean Wortock will be available to for further discussion on our website from February 4-8. 

Innovative High Volume AND Quality at University of Texas Arlington and Western Governor’s University:  A National Education Partner

Dr. Elizabeth Mancini and Ms. Jan Jones Schenk will be available to for further discussion on our website from February 11-15.

Removing Barriers to Practice & Care

Opinion: Solving the New Jersey Nursing Shortage

Facing a projected workforce shortage of 23,000 nurses in less than two decades, New Jersey and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation have put forth great efforts to tackle the urgent issue. One such effort includes the New Jersey Nursing Initiative, launched in 2009, which has since supported 61 New Jersey Nursing Scholars, providing tuition and other support while they pursue master’s or doctoral degrees that qualify them for faculty positions. Thirty-eight scholars have already graduated, with many now teaching in the state.

Read the full opinion piece by RWJF’s John R. Lumpkin and Susan Bakewell-Sachs here.


Men In Nursing Literature Review

Brent MacWilliams, Bonnie Schmidt, and Michael Bleich review literature regarding gender diversity in nursing in their article published in the January 2013 issue of the American Journal of Nursing. The review identifies a nursing culture that fails to consistently recruit and retain men in school and workplace; creates educational barriers; stimulates role strain; preserves latent discrimination and stereotypes; questions male touch; questions capacity of men to care; and often relegates men to the role of failed caregiver. Other research shows that there are male advantages, notably, standing out within a female-dominated profession. The article concludes with a call to action for nurse leaders, nurse educators and researchers to address diversity within the nursing workforce.

Listen to an interview with the Authors:  Audio Interview

Read the Article:  January 2013 issue of AJN, volume 113(1), pp. 38-44.

See HRSA Funding Opportunity for Nursing Workforce Diversity Program above.

Upcoming Webinars Related to the Campaign for Action

CCNA continues 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.  If you don’t receive an invite to a webinar that you would like to attend contact Michael Pheulpin at [email protected] for more information.

January 22, 3:00-4:00 p.m. EST – It’s Possible: Forecasting and Moving Your Organization to an 80% BSN Workforce. (Invitation sent)

SHOUT OUTS This is a section that we encourage you to take advantage of, to congratulate your AC or someone in your AC who deserves recognition. Send Shout Outs to Andrew Bianco at [email protected] with the subject line “Shout Out.”

Michigan Action Coalition Member Wins Award for Excellence

CCNA congratulates Mary Lee Pakieser, who was awarded the 2013 AANP Nurse Practitioner State Award for Excellence. Mary Lee represents Michigan on the Removing Barriers to APRN Practice and Care Learning Collaborative president of the Michigan Council of Nurse Practitioners. The award is given annually to a nurse practitioner in each state who has demonstrated excellence in his or her area of practice.

From the Traverse City Record-Eagle:

“Pakieser, 61, has been a registered nurse since 1972 and a nurse practitioner — an advance practice nurse — since 1995. For much of her career, she worked with disadvantaged populations, including migrant farm workers and people in poverty. She currently practices at the Traverse City VA Outpatient Clinic, where she provides primary care services for veterans in the Traverse City area.”

Read more about Mary Lee here.

Nurses’ Float Honors and Celebrates All Nurses at Tournament of Roses Parade

This year’s Rose Bowl Parade featured the parade’s first Nurses’ Float and the first year a nurse held the office of President of the parade. The float won the Craftsman Trophy for Outstanding Showmanship and Dramatic Impact.

Learn more about the float and see pictures here.

IOM Report on the Future on Nursing Tops Charts

The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health was the Institute of Medicine’s most read report of 2012, matching its accomplishment from 2011. Released in October 2010, the report has topped the IOM’s charts in almost every month.

See the full list here.

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