Campaign for Action Update: June 10, 2013


Campaign for Action Social Media

We are proud to announce the launch of the new Future of Nursing: Campaign for Action Facebook Page! Please make sure to like the official page to stay up to date with updates on the Campaign .

If you prefer Twitter we have also launched the @Campaign4Action Twitter page!

Funding and Other Opportunities

RWJF Connect eTraining Series: Policymaker Outreach

Last year, RWJF held a series of webinars on policymaker outreach for Action Coalitions and other grantees. The second installment of the series begins on June 27. See the titles below for more information.

Structuring a Site Visit: Engaging local policymakers and district staff

It’s great if you can get to Washington, D.C., and talk to your Senator, but it is not easy for everyone to do that. What you can do more easily is reach out to both local policymakers and district/state staff of your federal policymakers, and invite them to see what’s going on in their backyard. This session will introduce grantees to a proven framework for thinking through a site visit to a school, hospital, community center, or any other grantee site.

June 27, 2:00 – 3:15 p.m. ET

Register here.

Upcoming webinars in this series:

July: Outreach 2.0: Engaging Policymakers via Social Media

August: Deep-dive on building your one-pager.

Where are Action Coalitions Finding Funding?

This resource on the Campaign for Action website lists many of the organizations that have provided grants or donations to Action Coalitions. Review this list to get ideas for potential funders for your AC! Please note that not every organization is listed.

Find the list here.
Opportunities from Recent Weekly Updates:

Graduate Nursing Student Academy Webinar: Developing Your Plan for Effective Time Management

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

2:00 – 3:00 pm (ET)

AACN Webinar: Integrating Gerontology into Undergraduate Nursing Programs

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

1:00 – 2:30 pm (ET)

AACN Webinar: Building Academic-Practice Partnerships

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

2:00 – 3:00 pm (ET)

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.

Dr. Mary Anne Rizzolo/NLN Doctoral Dissertation/DNP Project Award

Apply by June 28, 2013.

Campaign Pillars

Advancing Nursing Education

New RWJF Nursing Scholar Program at University of Pennsylvania

The University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing will serve as the national program office for the Future of Nursing Scholars, a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation-funded initiative to support nurses as they pursue their doctorate degrees.

Read more about the program here.

Removing Barriers to Practice & Care
Nevada Achieves Major Legislative Win
Last week, Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval signed Assembly Bill 170 into law, giving advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs) full practice authority and expanded prescriptive authority. This is a tremendous win for Nevada consumers that will reduce delays in accessing health care and medication.

With the passage of this legislation, Nevada becomes the 17th state along with the District of Columbia allowing APRNs to practice to the full extent of their education and training.

The Campaign for Action applauds the Nevada legislature and Governor, AARP Nevada, and many other groups who helped to support and pass this important law.

Learn more here.

Iowa Supreme Court Rules to Protect Advanced Nursing Practice
The Court found that the Iowa Board of Nursing, not the Iowa Board of Medicine, has the authority to make rules and interpret the Nurse Practice Act, which allows nurses to perform additional acts “which are recognized by the medical and nursing professions and approved by the Board as proper to be performed by a registered nurse.”
According to the Supreme Court, the District Court’s ruling “would fundamentally alter the nursing profession, as well as healthcare within Iowa, by allowing physician associations to have absolute veto power over any proposed new nursing rule, regardless of the actual opinions of Iowa physicians and of the actions of Iowa physicians in their privileging of nurses to perform various practices.” The higher Court overturned the District Court’s ruling.

Read more 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.

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; or any stakeholder who is interested in learning how the Campaign for Action is addressing diversity.

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.
RWJF Blog on the Benefits of Diversity in Nursing Education

Mable Smith, PhD, JD, MSN, BSN, RN, founding dean of the College of Nursing at Roseman University of Health Sciences and an alumna of the RWJF Executive Nurse Fellows program, writes on RWJF’s Human Capital blog about the value of diversity in nursing education.

A diverse nursing student body builds the foundation for a diverse workforce that can become effective in the provision of culturally competent care to patients. It helps students learn respect and appreciation for differences.

Read the full blog post 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.

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, Senior Advisor for Nursing, is responsible for addressing  nurse and faculty shortages in an effort to create a higher quality of patient care in the U.S. at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.  She is also the Director of the Future of Nursing: Campaign for Action. 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.

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