Campaign for Action Update: January 14, 2014

Welcome back! We hope you enjoyed the last few weeks and are ready for what promises to be an exciting year for the Future of Nursing!

Watch the 2013 Richard & Hinda Rosenthal Lecture Online

On December 11, 2013, the Institute of Medicine (IOM) held the 25th Richard & Hinda Rosenthal Lecture in Washington, DC-an event to celebrate the three-year anniversary of the IOM’s The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health report. Featuring some of the nation’s leading health care experts, the lecture highlighted the impact of the report through implementation of recommendations at both the national and local level, discussed the continued work of the Campaign for Action, and charted future directions and priorities for the nursing profession. Did you miss the lecture or the live webcast? You can now watch the full recording online on the Campaign for Action website.

Nurse Champion: National Alliance for Caregiving

We are kicking off the new-year by celebrating our nurse champion of the week: the National Alliance for Caregiving.

Caregiving touches almost every family and in very different ways – different health conditions; different situations; even different cultures. Understanding the family caregiver and what they need to be successful is why the Alliance has been serving America’s nearly 66 million family caregivers since 1996. Learn more about the National Alliance for Caregiving and their work here.

Funding, Tools and Other Opportunities

Updated Action Coalition Status Reports are Posted 

For updates about Action Coalitions, view the recently posted Status Reports. These Status Reports provide updates on Action Coalitions’ work from August through October 2013 and include AC leadership, goals, progress, significant successes, and stakeholder engagement. The updated status reports can also be found on individual state pages. Thank you to those who contributed to these documents.

You can also view previous status reports from April through July 2013.

HRSA Nurse Faculty Loan Program

Through the Nurse Faculty Loan Program (NFLP), participating schools of nursing make loans from the fund to assist registered nurses in completing their graduate education to become qualified nurse faculty. Eligible schools must offer educator coursework within an advanced education nursing degree program that will prepare the graduate student to teach.

Apply by February 3, 2014.

HRSA Nurse Education, Practice, Quality and Retention (NEPQR) Program- Veteran’s Bachelor of Science Degree of Nursing (VBSN)

For fiscal year 2014, the HRSA Division of Nursing is soliciting three-year cooperative agreements that propose to develop and implement innovative career ladder programs to increase the enrollment, progression, and graduation of veterans in Bachelor of Science in Nursing programs.  See the full funding announcement here.

Apply by February 18, 2014.

Three Funding Opportunities from the National Institutes of Health (NIH)

The “Enhancing the Diversity of the NIH-Funded Workforce” program has funding opportunities in the three following areas:

National Research Mentoring Network (NRMN)

Building Infrastructure Leading to Diversity (BUILD)

Coordination and Evaluation Center (CEC) 

Letters of intent are due February 18, 2014.

Tools from Recent Weekly Updates:

Four Tools for Successful Coalition-Building

Opportunities from Recent Weekly Updates:

Advanced Education Nursing Traineeship
Apply by January 16, 2014

Nursing Workforce Diversity
Apply by January 24, 2014
See also: Archived Technical Assistance Webinar and FAQs

Advanced Nursing Education
Apply by January 28, 2014

Nurse Education, Practice, Quality and Retention – Interprofessional Collaborative Practice
Apply by February 3, 2014
RWJF Nurse Faculty Scholars: Call for Applications
Apply by February 12, 2014 (3:00 pm ET)

RWJF Clinical Scholars: Call for Applications
Apply by February 28, 2014 (3:00 pm ET)

Campaign Pillars

Advancing Nursing Education

Nursing School Enrollment Growth Slows as Faculty Shortage Remains a Barrier

Last week, the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) released preliminary survey data showing that enrollment in entry-level baccalaureate nursing programs increased by 2.6% from 2012 to 2013, which marks the lowest enrollment increase in professional registered nurse (RN) programs over the past five years.

Though RN enrollment increased for the 13th consecutive year, nursing schools have identified a shortage of faculty and clinical education sites as potential barriers to realizing future growth and meeting the nation’s need for healthcare providers.

Read more here.

Promoting Nurses as Leaders

Are You the Best Leader You Can Be?

“The question for every nurse-no matter the stage of her or his education or career-is: Are you the best leader you can be?” writes Sue Hassmiller, senior adviser for nursing at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and director of the Future of Nursing: Campaign for Action, and Julie Truelove, student at the University of Virginia School of Nursing, in an article in the January 2014 issue of the American Journal of Nursing. 

The article, “Are You the Best Leader You Can Be?,” discusses the Institute of Medicine’s recommendations on nursing leadership in the 2010 report, The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health. It features a table of nurse leadership programs for nursing students and professional nurses as well as a nursing leadership resource list. Regardless of where you are in your career, “a leadership program is a step toward becoming the best leader you can be,” the authors write.

Read the full article here.

Linda Burnes Bolton Shares Her Leadership Story

Linda Burnes Bolton, DrPH, RN, FAAN, the vice-chair of the Institute of Medicine Committee on the Future of Nursing and vice president for nursing and chief nursing officer at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, shared her leadership journey at the Center to Champion Nursing in America’s Leadership Meeting in Seattle on December 5. Read an excerpt of her remarks now on the Campaign for Action website.

“Leadership is not measured by the number of accolades, positions you hold, or amount of wealth you accumulate,” she writes. “You’re on the path to being your best when you have reached a point on your leadership journey where you can be of assistance and influence a larger sphere of society.”


New Publication Highlights Diversity in Nursing

The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Division of Nursing is pleased to announce the publication of a special Public Health Reports supplement entitled “Nursing in 3D: Workforce Diversity, Health Disparities, and Social Determinants of Health .” The supplement aims to increase understanding of the potential impact of linking nursing workforce diversity, health disparities, and the social determinants of health. The articles featured in the supplement advance scholarly inquiry around the intersecting goals of increased workforce diversity, fair and equal access to quality health care and health care resources, elimination of health disparities, and achieving health equity. The HRSA Division of Nursing hosted a summit by the same name in August 2012.

We especially encourage you to read ” Integrating the 3Ds: A Nursing Perspective,” by Antonia Villarruel, Campaign for Action Strategic Advisory member and co-chair of the Campaign‘s Diversity Steering Committee, April Bigelow, and friend-of-the-Campaign Carmen Alvarez. You can watch Dr. Villarruel’s presentation on the same topic here. You may also be interested in friend-of-the-Campaign and HRSA Administrator Mary Wakefield’s article, ” Improving the Health of the Nation: HRSA’s Mission to Achieve Health Equity.”

Upcoming CCNA Webinars

The Center to Champion Nursing in America 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.

Recent Webinars:

Educating Multicultural Communities on the ACA: A Leadership Model for Nurses

This webinar featured AARP Arizona’s David Parra and Dr. Adriana Perez, a national nursing leader, based in Arizona. On the webinar, they described the train-the-trainer program they designed for nurses to educate the public about the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA). Their program was directed toward racially and ethnically diverse nurses who informed multi-cultural audiences about the ACA. There were many benefits for this program: a dozen nurses were educated on public policy and learned public speaking skills, as well as meeting preparation and implementation; those 12 nurses informed close to 1,200 people about the ACA; and AARP was able to reach these 1,200 people by helping to prepare these new nursing leaders.

Watch the archived webinar.

View the webinar summary.

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.”

Sue Hassmiller Wins Prestigious Red Cross Award

We all know that Sue Hassmiller is Senior Adviser for Nursing at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and Director of the Future of Nursing: Campaign for Action, but did you know that she is also board chairwoman of the American Red Cross of Central New Jersey?

After decades of involvement with the American Red Cross, the organization awarded her with one of their most prestigious honors: the Harriman Award for Distinguished Volunteer Service.

Read more here .

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