Campaign for Action Update: May 20, 2014


Future of Nursing: Campaign for Action Dashboard Indicators Now Available

The Future of Nursing: Campaign for Action is pleased to announce the publication of the updated Dashboard. The Dashboard shows graphic representations of measurable goals that the Campaign uses to evaluate our efforts in support of the Institute of Medicine’s (IOM) recommendations in their landmark report, The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health. It is updated on a yearly basis.

The Dashboard measures five key indicators:

  • Indicator 1: Education. The percentage of employed nurses with baccalaureate degree in nursing or higher degree.
  • Indicator 2: Doctoral Degrees. Total fall enrollment in nursing doctorate programs.
  • Indicator 3: Removing Barriers to Practice and Care. State progress in removing regulatory barriers to care by nurse practitioners (NPs).
  • Indicator 4: Interprofessional Collaboration. Number of required clinical courses and/or activities at top nursing schools that include both RN students and other graduate health professional students.
  • Indicator 5: Leadership. Percent of hospital boards with RN members.

In addition to these indicators, this year’s Dashboard contains additional supplemental indicator graphics that provide further support for each goal. View the updated Dashboard and learn about the progress the Campaign is making here.

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Funding, Tools and Other Opportunities

National Forum of State Nursing Workforce Centers’ Annual Conference and Dinner

On June 12-13, 2014, the Forum will host their annual conference, Strengthening Nurse Practice: Powerful Strategies to Achieve the IOM’s Future of Nursing Recommendations, in Hartford, Connecticut. The conference will engage national nursing leaders representing state nursing workforce centers, Action Coalitions, healthcare facilities, and schools and programs of nursing. Only by working collaboratively and sharing best practices can we ensure a highly qualified nursing workforce nationwide. Attendees will leave engaged and empowered to be an active part of the solutions.

Conference Brochure

Conference Registration

Future of Nursing: Campaign for Action sponsored Dinner

For Action Coalition Co-leads, or their designees, who are planning to attend the Strengthening Nurse Practice: Powerful Strategies to Achieve the IOM’s Future of Nursing Recommendations conference, the Campaign for Action is hosting a dinner on Thursday, June 12 , from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. ET. You will receive additional details after registration. For any questions, please contact Michael Pheulpin at [email protected].

Dinner Registration

Campaign for Action Directory of Resources

Don’t miss the Campaign for Action Directory of Resources! The Campaign provides a library of essential resources for several of the key pillar areas and learning collaboratives. Please visit these key resources and tools to advance your work.

Tools from Recent Weekly Updates:

Campaign for Action Marketing Materials

FTC Staff Paper Handout

Updated Action Coalition Status Reports

Campaign for Action Directory of Resources

AACN Tool Kit: Understanding the Health Insurance Marketplace
Opportunities from Recent Weekly Updates:

AHRQ Webinar: Teaching Evidence-Based Care Tools

Wednesday, May 21, 2014 | 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. EDT

AHRQ Funding Opportunities for Patient-Centered Outcomes Research in Primary Care

First Opportunity

Second Opportunity

Letters of intent are due May 23, 2014. Applications are due July 3, 2014.

Nurse Managed Health Centers: Turning the Affordable Care Act into Action

Conference: June 9, 2014

NLN 2014 Education Summit: Flight of the Phoenix

September 17-20, 2014

Phoenix, Ariz.

Campaign Pillars

Promoting Nurses as Leaders

Infographic: Describing Florida’s Nurse Leaders

What does nursing leadership look like in Florida? Ask the Florida Action Coalition. Early findings from the Coalition’s state implementation program (SIP) leadership survey show the need for more diversity in nursing leadership. 

Check out their excellent infographic of the findings here.

Removing Barriers to Practice & Care

Minnesota Removes Barriers to Full Practice Authority for APRNs

On May 13, Minnesota’s Senate Bill 511 was signed into law by Governor Mark Dayton. The new law will increase consumer access to health care and reduce unnecessary health care costs by granting full practice authority to all advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs) in Minnesota. It will go into effect on January 1, 2015. However, new nurse practitioners and clinical nurse specialists will have to complete 2,080 hours of practice under a collaborative agreement with a physician or experienced APRN before achieving full practice authority, and certified registered nurse anesthetists would still need a collaborative agreement for intervention pain management procedures. 

Congratulations to the many individuals, groups, and organizations that supported this important legislation, especially the members of the Minnesota Action Coalition and AARP Minnesota. With the passage of this law, Minnesota becomes the third state this year to pass legislation removing outdated barriers that prevent APRNs from providing care to consumers to the full extent of their education and training. Learn more.

Florida Fact Sheet Makes Case for Modernizing State’s Use of APRNs

The Florida Action Coalition recently developed a fact sheet highlighting how better use of advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs) can improve access to care, quality of care, and help contain costs. The fact sheet clearly and concisely lays out the evidence behind these claims and keeps the focus on consumers. It is a great model for other Action Coalitions working to remove barriers to APRN practice and care.

See the fact sheet here.

Fostering Interprofessional Collaboration

Global Leadership Consultancies in Interprofessional Practice, Education and Research

Through funding from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the National Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education will host two webinars with global experts in collaborative practice and interprofessional education.

On Tuesday, June 10, Drs. Marion Jones and Jill Thistlethwaite will discuss various initiatives in Australia and New Zealand in interprofessional education and collaborative practice. The webinars and times are listed below.

Assessment of Teamwork

June 10, 2014 | 9:00-10:30 a.m. ET

In this session, Dr. Thistlethwaite will review a framework to assess students individually as team members while considering the team as a single entity with a view to enhance team performance. She will review existing work-based assessment tools for teamwork across the health professions and provide a framework for categorizing assessment instruments and providing timely and constructive feedback to students. 

Models of Interprofessional Education and Collaborative Practice

June 10, 2014 | 5:00-6:30 p.m. ET

In this session, Drs. Jones and Thistlethwaite will share their experiences in developing and sustaining interprofessional education efforts at Auckland University of Technology and other institutions. They will also highlight efforts that can be implemented locally. 

RSVP here by Tuesday, May 27, 2014.

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.

Who Cares About Nursing?

Building Community Support and Raising Funds for Your Action Coalition

Thursday, June 5, 2014 | 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. EDT

Register Here

Learn how to find partners and financial supporters to help you champion nursing in your state. We will look at ways to identify and cultivate relationships with businesses, organizations, foundations and individuals who can become regular donors to your program. Learn how to leverage the important relationship with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, one of the most respected names in health care philanthropy, to appeal for matching funds and/or additional support to expand the impact of your efforts locally.

Speaking of Academic Progression

NEW DATE: Wednesday, June 11, 2014 | 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. EDT

Register Here

Using the wealth of evidence supporting academic progression in nursing, this webinar will provide information you need to craft messages and identify messengers who can persuade key stakeholders to support the work to create a more highly educated and diverse nursing workforce. The webinar will address several of the strategies Action Coalitions are using to help nurses get higher degrees, including: seamless articulation models, common curricula, diversity recruitment programs, and more. Action Coalition members who have been successful in communicating messages about nursing education will share their strategies. 

Participants will learn:

  1. About data supporting academic progression;
  2. Elements of an effective message – and effective messages on this topic;
  3. How to target messages; and
  4. How to identify the best spokespeople.

This webinar was originally scheduled for May 8, 2014.

Health Innovations

Are Federally Qualified Health Centers Ready for Newly Insured Patients?

The Commonwealth Fund recently released findings from a 2013 survey of Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) on their readiness to care for the newly insured. The survey concluded that the majority of federally qualified health centers anticipated having difficulty meeting workforce needs and providing quality care in 2014. Nearly 6 in 10 FQHCs reported that they had a shortage of primary care physicians, and approximately one-third reported a shortage of nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and dentists. 

Learn more about the survey’s findings here

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