The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) conducted the 2012 National Sample Survey of Nurse Practitioners to provide accurate national estimates of the nurse practitioner workforce and to profile their education, certification, and practice patterns.
This infographic shows only a few of the many findings from the full report.
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Funding, Tools and Other Opportunities
RWJF Connect eTraining Series: Policymaker Outreach
This summer, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) will host a series of policymaker outreach webinars open to all RWJF grantees and Action Coalitions. If you would like to view any of our previous webinar sessions please visit the Connect website and enter the password “Connect” when prompted. The three webinar topics are listed below. Registration for the first webinar is now open.
How to Engage Policymakers and Organize and Conduct a Briefing
Wednesday, June 4, 2014 | 2:00-3:00 p.m. ET
This webinar will explore strategies for making sure your message is heard in an environment that can be quite hectic. It will also explain some of the basics to conducting a policy briefing and discuss material and panel development.
July: How to Tell Your Story
Conveying who you are and what you do is a critical part of every meeting with policymakers. This session will help you craft a compelling introduction and story.
August: Red, Blue or Purple: How to Communicate With a Partisan Congress
Unfortunately, Congress is more divided than ever. This session will address strategies for communicating and forging relationships with Members of Congress and other policymakers across the political spectrum.
Various Opportunities from the National League for Nursing (NLN)
Share your school’s innovative approach to teaching care of older adults.
Apply by May 30, 2014
Wednesday, June 11, 2014 | 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
November 7-9, 2014
Apply by August 8, 2014
Only 10 applicants will be selected. Requires registration fee.
RWJF Call for Proposals: Public Health Services and Systems Research
This solicitation aims to expand the evidence for administrative and policy mechanisms that improve quality, efficiency and value in public health delivery. Up to nine studies may be selected to receive funding of up to $350,000 to support projects of up to 24 months in duration.
Apply by July 23, 2014 (3:00 p.m. ET)
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.
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].
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:
AACN Tool Kit: Understanding the Health Insurance Marketplace
Opportunities from Recent Weekly Updates:
Conference: June 9, 2014
September 17-20, 2014
Promoting Nurses as Leaders
RWJF Fellow Named First Chair for Nursing at Boston Children’s Hospital
RWJF Fellow Laura J. Wood, DNP, MS, RN, joined the Boston Children’s Hospital in May 2013 as senior vice president of patient care services and as chief nursing officer. In this capacity, she leads nursing and inter-professional clinical practice, research, and education in service to more than 3,000 nurses, clinicians, and support team members at Boston Children’s Hospital-one of the nation’s foremost independent pediatric hospitals and a leading center of pediatric health research.
Now in the boardroom, Wood uses her influence to advocate for children and families, lead the discipline of nursing and interprofessional practice, and advance her commitment to improve the process of care delivery by expanding access, quality, and value.
Read Wood’s full profile in RWJF’s Sharing Nursing’s Knowledge.
Removing Barriers to Practice & Care
Texas Regulations Limit Access to Nurse Practitioners
Last October, Rose Okoro opened a family health clinic in Katy, Texas. Today she only sees patients there part time due to state regulations that prevent many patients from receiving care at the clinic.
Okoro is a nurse practitioner (NP) with a doctorate in nursing practice. As an NP, she may only be reimbursed by insurance companies that have a contract with the physician who supervises her. This state regulation prevents NPs from seeing patients who have insurance–even Medicaid through state-contracted insurers–if those insurers do not have contracts with the NP’s supervising physician.
Read more at The Texas Tribune.
Study: Nursing School Diversity Initiatives Mostly Successful
Graduation rates for some–but not all–racial and ethnic groups increased at nursing schools with diversity ‘pipeline programs,’ according to a study conducted by J. Margo Brooks Carthon, PhD, APRN, who is an RWJF Nurse Faculty Scholar and assistant professor of nursing at the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing. Read more about the study in RWJF’s Sharing Nursing’s Knowledge.
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 http://campaignforaction.org/email-registration/, 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
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
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:
- About data supporting academic progression;
- Elements of an effective message – and effective messages on this topic;
- How to target messages; and
- How to identify the best spokespeople.
This webinar was originally scheduled for May 8, 2014.
CDC Study: NPs and PAs More Likely to Offer Health Education
According to a recent study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), nurse practitioners and physician assistants were more likely than physicians to provide health education to patients with chronic conditions.