Campaign for Action Update: May 21, 2013


Post Summit Follow-up

As a part of the follow-up from the National Summit held in Washington, DC last February one of our nurse experts will schedule a phone call to check in with each Action Coalition about your post-summit progress and the status of your projects. It’s hard to believe it’s been three months since that exciting meeting! This will be an opportunity to re-visit your Gameplan and reflect on links between that document, your SIP project, and your other high-priority work.

Over the coming months, CCNA will be clarifying how we can best support your work with targeted technical assistance. The nurse experts will be sharing information with your national liaison and others at CCNA as we coordinate our efforts to advance the Campaign.

Funding and Other Opportunities

Opportunities from Recent Weekly Updates:

Amazing Nurses 2013
Nominate an Amazing Nurse here by May 31.

Veterans’ Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program

Apply here by June 7. View the archived webinar and slides.


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

June 19-20, 2013. Scottsdale, AZ.

Find registration and more information here.

RWJF Future of Nursing: State Implementation Program (SIP)

Read the short summary here.

Campaign Pillars

Promoting Nurses as Leaders

Marilyn Tavenner Confirmed as CMS Administrator

The Campaign for Action celebrates nurse Marilyn Tavenner for her distinguished career as a nurse leader and for her recent confirmation as the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) administrator.

Tavenner is the first CMS administrator to be confirmed by the U.S. Senate since 2006, when the last CMS administrator stepped down. She will be responsible for running the Medicare and Medicaid programs and for implementing much of the health reform law. Tavenner served as acting administrator of CMS for three years, building strong relationships with policymakers and advocacy groups.

Read more about Marilyn Tavenner.

Advancing Nursing Education

AACN to Host a National Dialogue on Research-Focused Doctorate in Nursing

The American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) is pleased to announce a convening of academic leaders for a National Dialogue on the Future of Nursing Science and the Research-Focused Doctorate on September 19-20, 2013 in Chicago, IL.  Nursing faculty, deans, and associate deans will come together to discuss the changing nature of research and shape the development of academic programs that will prepare the next generation of nurse scientists
Learn more about the Doctoral Education Conference.
Presentations from the summit held in April on the Doctor of Nursing Practice are also now available.

Removing Barriers to Practice & Care

Texas Legislature Expands Consumer Access to Care

Texas advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs) and physician assistants (PAs) have achieved a win in the statehouse. On May 15, the Texas House of Representatives passed Senate Bill 406, which will eliminate the requirement for on-site physician supervision to allow doctors to delegate prescriptive authority to APRNs and PAs. This will allow APRNs and PAs to prescribe medications including schedule II controlled substances and to order medical devices.

Learn more about SB 406 here.


We Want to Learn More About Your Diversity Initiatives

The Campaign for Action is committed to increasing the diversity of the nursing workforce, faculty, and leadership. Many Action Coalitions share this goal and are developing  action plans to incorporate diversity into their work.

Please join us for a teleconference to share information about your states diversity initiatives, and to learn from other states.

Tuesday, June 11 1:00-2:30 pm ET

Monday, June 24 2:00-3:30 pm ET

Who should join? 

Any Action Coalition member engaged and/or interested in increasing the nursing workforce diversity in their state.

Please visit the Campaign‘s directory of resources for a current list of diversity plans . Email Nefertari Carver at [email protected] to RSVP for the call and to update your states information.

NBNA News Releases Special Edition on the Future of Nursing

The National Black Nurses Association’s official publication, NBNA News, recently published a special edition on the Future of Nursing. The publication focuses on many aspects of the Institute of Medicine’s recommendations and how they are being addressed by the NBNA and other organizations.

Read it here.

Upcoming Webinars

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. To ensure that you receive future webinar invitations, please go to, enter your information, and select the publications you wish to receive.

An Update on NCSBN’s Campaign for Consensus, Legislation and Maps 

Monday, June 3, 2013 | 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. EDT

Register here.

Representatives from the National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN) will take a look back and look ahead at the APRN Campaign for Consensus. By the end of the webinar, participants will:

  1. Identify gains made by states in the 2012 and 2013 legislative sessions, as reflected in the NCSBN APRN Maps;
  2. Describe efforts that were successful as well as those that were unsuccessful; and
  3. Discuss lessons learned from legislative attempts.

Advocacy Evaluation

Thursday, June 13, 2013 | 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. EDT
Register here

The TCC Group, a leader in developing strategies and programs that enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of nonprofit organizations and foundations will present content on what advocacy evaluation is, how it is different from traditional evaluation. The webinar will explore how groups engaging in advocacy activities can benefit from advocacy evaluation (such as informing strategy), and will share tools and resources on how Action Coalitions could incorporate this into their work.  Presenters will also share a resource on developing rough logic models.

What Makes an Effective Coalition? Evidence-Based Indicators of Success

Wednesday, June 26, 2013 | 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. EDT
Register here

Drawing from TCC Group’s research and experience, this webinar will present key elements of effective coalitions (e.g., what does effective leadership look like, how do you manage and structure the coalition, etc.), tailored to the goals and needs of Action Coalitions. Some of the information to be covered in the webinar can be found in the paper, ” What Makes an Effective Coalition? Evidence-Based Indicators of Success.”

Patient Advocates: A Powerful Nurse Practitioner Resource

Thursday, August 8, 2013 | 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. EDT
Register here

This webinar, offered by the American Nurse Practitioner Foundation features Regina Holliday, caregiver, patient advocate and artist.  Holliday tells a personal story in words and art across the U.S. and globally. She sends a powerful message about patient rights, the healthcare system and needed change. She will change your view of patient relationships. Susan Hassmiller, PhD, RN, FAAN, will address nurse and faculty shortages in an effort to create a higher quality of patient care in the U.S. Dr. Hassmiller will share how focusing on patient centered messaging can have an impact on changing legislation by addressing: scope of practice, prescriptive authority and reimbursement.

Recent Webinar:

Plan to Get Funding – Creating an AC Development Plan

CCNA consultant and former CA Action Coalition co-lead, Casey R. Shillam, PhD RN, will facilitate a discussion on opportunities for seeking funding. The discussion will center on understanding principals of fundraising and establishing a team within your Action Coalition that focuses on development.

Watch the archived webinar.

Read a short summary of this webinar’s most important information.

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.”

Nurses Night at Nationals Park

Shout Out to the Arilma St. Clair and the following organizations for organizing Nurses Night at Nationals Park on May 10, 2013. Hundreds of Nurses, their loved ones, and champions attended the Chicago Cubs vs. the Washington Nationals Major League Baseball game. The pre-game ceremony featured local nurse Arlette Across-Arjona singing the National Anthem as many local and national nursing leaders stood with her around home plate. A portion of the tickets sold in the nursing section was donated by the Nationals to support multicultural low income nursing students in the DC area.

Thanks to: Diane Wharton and Sonia Swayze of the Black Nurses Association (GWDC Area); Arilma St.Clair and Isolina Pistolessi of the National Association of Hispanic Nurses (DC Chapter); Leonora Mendoza and Lorna Imperial-Seidel of the Phillipine Nurses Association (MDC Area); Sallie Eissler and Kristin Jimison of the Virginia Nurses Association; Karen Skinner of the District of Columbia Board of Nursing; the Maryland Nurses Association; and Mary Wakefield of HRSA for attending and supporting this event.

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