Campaign for Action Update: June 3, 2013


Funding and Other Opportunities

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

This award promotes interest in simulation research conducted by doctoral students with the following goals:

  • To increase the quality and quantity of doctoral dissertations/DNP projects focused on simulation in nursing education
  • To advance the science of nursing education
  • To increase awareness of support for nursing education research by the National League for Nursing (NLN).

The award is for $2,500. Learn about Procedures for Grant Submission here. Proposals must have been approved by the applicant’s dissertation committee prior to submission. Proposals are due to [email protected] by June 28, 2013 at 4:00 pm EST. Awards will be announced by the end of July 2013 and acknowledged at the annual NLN Summit.

Sigma Theta Tau International / NLN Grant

The NLN Foundation for Nursing Education and Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI) grant supports research that advances the science of nursing education. Made possible through an individual donor gift, the grant will be used to advance the science of nursing education through the use of technology in the dissemination of knowledge.

Eligible candidates must hold a master’s or doctoral degree and be a registered nurse. The application process is open to the public, but preference will be given to STTI and NLN members.

Learn more about this grant.

Opportunities from Recent Weekly Updates:
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

Advancing Nursing Education

AACN Webinar: Integrating Gerontology into Undergraduate Nursing Programs

The American Association of Colleges of Nursing will host a webinar on Overcoming Barriers to the Integration of Gerontology Content in Undergraduate Nursing Programs: Lessons Learned Post-GNEC.
Several years ago, the Geriatric Nursing Education Consortium (GNEC) project disseminated a model to successfully incorporate gerontology content into the undergraduate nursing curriculum.  Since that time, educators identified system and intraprofessional barriers to fully integrate gerontology content into their curricula. This webinar will address those barriers and provide recommendations to overcome them.

Wednesday, June 12,2013

1:00 – 2:30 pm (ET)

Learn more and register here.

AACN Webinar: Building Academic-Practice Partnerships

AACN will also host a webinar on Building Academic-Practice Partnerships: The Rush University GNE Model.

This webinar will elaborate on the structure of successful partnerships in Rush’s program to implement the Medicare Graduate Nursing Education (GNE) demonstration. The GNE demonstration was an important achievement because it was the first time that Medicare supported graduate level nursing education. Rush is one of 5 recipients that are testing the GNE demonstration so it will be important to hear how they use partnerships to build faculty practice and student learning through training that occurs in innovative practice models.

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

2:00 – 3:00 pm (ET)

Learn more and register here.

Graduate Nursing Student Academy

Nursing students enrolled in master’s and doctoral programs are invited to join the Graduate Nursing Student Academy (GNSA) and take advantage of a free Webinar series. The next webinar in the series, Where Does Your Time Go?: Developing Your Plan for Effective Time Management, will take place on June 11.

Learn more about the GNSA.

Removing Barriers to Practice & Care

California Senate Approves Scope of Practice Legislation

On Tuesday, May 28, the California State Senate passed Senate Bill 491 by a vote of 22 to 12. The proposed legislation would  remove barriers to practice for nurse practitioners in California, allowing them to work autonomously without physician supervision. This would help address California’s primary care shortage, providing better access to health care for millions of residents. SB 491 will now move to the State Assembly for consideration.

AARP California supported this legislation in a letter to the legislature:

Decades of evidence demonstrate that APRNs have been providing high quality health care with positive outcomes equal to the care provided by their physician counterparts. Consumers will have improved access to medications, diagnoses and treatments, and referrals to specialists and therapists with the modernization of California’s scope-of-practice laws, such as removal of the collaborative agreement.
Other prominent supporters of the bill are Blue Shield of California, the California Hospital Association, and the University of California.

See more resources from the California Association for Nurse Practitioners.

Primary Care Can’t Thrive Without Nurse Practitioners

Courtney Lyder, writing in a blog for Physicians Practice, asks “Who will provide the care promised to the estimated 32 million people who will become eligible for healthcare coverage under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) as of 2014.” Lyder suggests looking at nurse practitioners.

“With a projected shortfall of 45,000 primary-care physicians (PCPs) by 2020, it is clear that doctors alone are not the answer. Clearly, alternative solutions must be found. And more and more, the one logical remedy is nurse practitioners.”

Read the full blog post.


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.
RWJF Human Capital Blog on the Benefits of Diversity

The benefits and opportunities of diversity are not just for the individuals who bring the diversity to the environment. Diversity benefits everyone, challenging stereotypes and bringing varied perspectives to light.

Read the RWJF’s Human Capital Blog article, “It’s a Lil’ Colored Girl to See You,” here.

Health Innovations

CMS Innovations Director Leaving Post

Rick Gilfillan, who has led the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation (CMMI) since it was established in 2010, plans to leave at the end of June, according to POLITICO. CMS Administrator Marylin Tavenner has asked CMS Chief Medical Officer Patrick Conway to serve as acting director of CMMI.

CMMI was created by the Affordable Care Act to support reforms that reduce health care costs and reform health care delivery.

Read the POLITICO story 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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