Campaign for Action Update: January 22, 2013


Funding and Other Opportunities

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.

Opportunities from Recent Weekly Updates:

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.

INQRI Webinar Series: Translating Research Into Practice

January 31, 2:00pm-3:00pmET

Register here.

HRSA Funding Opportunity for Nursing Workforce Diversity Program

Apply in by March 8, 2013

Campaign Pillars

Advancing Nursing Education

CCNA Continues 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 Continued from Last Week! January 14-25.

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.

Promoting Nurses as Leaders

New Collaboration Among Nurse Leaders in Connecticut

Nurses from education, practice and other realms are working together like never before to transform the nursing profession and improve health and health care. Carole Bergeron, who leads Connecticut’s Action Coalition, turned what had a few years ago been a rare conversation between nurses from the realms of education and practice into a working coalition of nurses from all realms.

Learn more about the Connecticut Nursing Collaborative Action Coalition and its work in this article from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

Two Nurses Appointed to IOM Committee on Transforming End-of-Life Care

Congratulations to Pamela S. Hinds, PhD, RN, FAAN Director of Nursing Research at Children’s National Medical Center  and Salimah Meghani, PhD, MBE, RN Associate Professor School of Nursing University of Pennsylvania who have been appointed to the new IOM Committee on Transforming End-of-Life Care.  They join a distinguished panel including William D. Novelli, who served on the IOM RWJF Initiative on the Future of Nursing.

Taking the Long View Annual Conference: The Evolving Role of Nurse Leaders from Bedside to Boardroom

The Forum of State Nursing Workforce Centers will host its annual Taking the Long View conference on June 19-20, 2013, in Scottsdale, AZ. This conference will address the role of nurses as leaders in all aspects of leadership. Featured speakers include Peter Buerhaus, Ph.D., RN, FAAN, Diana Mason, Ph. D., RN, FAAN, DHL (Hon.), and Linda Burnes-Bolton, DrPH, RN, FAAN.

Registration opens February 1 at

Learn more here.

Interested in presenting? See the call for proposals here.

Removing Barriers to Practice & Care

AHA Releases White Paper on Redesigned Primary Care Model

The American Hospital Association (AHA) has just released a white paper, “Workforce Roles in a Redesigned Primary Care Model,” presenting the findings of a 2011 roundtable of clinical and health systems experts, including physicians and nurse leaders. The roundtable examined the future primary care workforce needs of patients, as well as the role hospitals and health care systems can play in effectively delivering primary care. The report presented recommendations on two fronts: first, how to define workforce roles for a new primary care environment; and second, developing a new, more effective model of primary care delivery that encompasses the birth to end-of-life continuum.

Read the executive summary and full report here.

Minnesota Task Force Recommends Removing Barriers for Nursing Workforce

Last month, the Minnesota Health Care Reform Task Force, a panel of health care experts, released a report of 31 recommendations that the state can undertake to increase access to health care and reduce costs in preparation for Affordable Care Act implementation. The Task Force had this to say about removing barriers to practice and care:

Strategy III: Prepare and Support the Health Provider Workforce

Strategy Element #9: Explore and remove regulatory barriers to the advancement of the nursing workforce. Nursing is by far the largest sector of Minnesota’s licensed health care workforce, and nurses play critical roles in all health care settings. In order to plan for and promote a robust nursing workforce, the Task Force recommends:

Removing practice barriers for advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs) by adopting the Advanced Practice Registered Nursing Consensus Model and enacting the APRN Model Act and Rules. Currently, APRNs are not allowed to practice to the fullest extent of their education and training because of statutory barriers in Minnesota’s Nurse Practice Act. Minnesota’s Nurse Practice Act mandates APRN practice must occur in settings that provide for a collaborative arrangement between an APRN and a physician in order to care for and manage patients, and limits prescriptive authority to those APRNs who maintain a signed written prescriptive agreement with a physician.

See the full report here (above excerpt is from pg. 25).


Johns Hopkins School of Nursing Examines Workforce Diversity

Through a new grant, “Enhancing the Diversity of the Nursing Profession: Assessing the Mentoring Needs of African American Nursing Students,” the Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing and the National Black Nurses Association (NBNA) are examining ways to make nursing’s African-American population (5.5%) equal to the United States African-American population of 13%.

Phyllis Sharps, Associate Dean for Community and Global Programs, Director, Center for Global Nursing, the principal investigator for the $20,000 grant from the NBNA, will use the funding to conduct a national survey to identify the drivers and barriers to success among African American nursing students and nurses.

Learn more about the program here.

See HRSA Funding Opportunity for Nursing Workforce Diversity Program above.

Interprofessional Collaboration

IPEC: Interprofessional Faculty Development Institute for Quality Improvement and Patient Safety

The Interprofessional Education Collaborative (IPEC) is pleased to offer an opportunity for faculty teams to attend the Interprofessional Faculty Development Institute for Quality Improvement and Patient Safety on May 20-22, 2013 at the Dulles Hyatt in Herndon, VA.  The overall goal of the institute is to create faculty champions who can enhance interprofessional curricula, learning experiences, and assessment of learners in quality improvement and patient safety at the point of care.

Faculty across the health disciplines will come together to explore how to embed quality improvement and patient safety (QI/PS) content into their curriculum, while learning how to create and assess clinical QI/PS projects.

Registration will begin on January 28.

Find more information here.

Health Innovations

MedPAC to Review IOM Future of Nursing Report

The Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) will review the IOM report, The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health, and examine its implications for future Medicare policies. Commission Chairman Glenn Hackbarth expressed a personal interest in looking more closely at the IOM findings, while Commissioner Mary Naylor suggested the panel should include consideration of graduate nursing education in its discussion. MedPAC is an advisory body to Congress that issues formal recommendations twice yearly.

Second-Term Name Change: HHS Prepares for “Health Insurance Marketplace”

Want to learn more about the federal health insurance exchange that will be established by 2014 as part of the Affordable Care Act? You may need to search for the “Health Insurance Marketplace,” the new name for the exchange being used by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).

According to, “The Marketplace is designed to help you find health insurance that fits your budget, with less hassle. Every health insurance plan in the new Marketplace will offer comprehensive coverage, from doctors to medications to hospital visits. You can compare all your insurance options based on price, benefits, quality, and other features that may be important to you, in plain language that makes sense.”

The Marketplace will be open to provide information about insurance plans starting in October 2013 with coverage beginning in January 2014. HHS is also referring to state-based exchanges as Marketplaces.

Learn more about state Marketplaces here.

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.

February 7, 3:00-4:30 p.m. ESTCampaign for Action: The Road Ahead – An Orientation to the National Summit (Invitation sent to Summit attendees)

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