Campaign for Action Update: July 15, 2014


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Nominate a Nurse Leader Today!  

New award to recognize and advance nurse leaders with prestigious training

Recently, the Future of Nursing: Campaign for Action announced an exciting new program – Breakthrough Leaders in Nursing – to honor nurse leaders making a difference in their communities and to develop their leadership skills.

The call for nominations is open and the nomination deadline is August 15.Ten nurses will receive national recognition and a Leadership Development Program scholarship from the Center for Creative Leadership, funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

The Breakthrough award is designed to:

  • Recognize and elevate the next generation of nurse leaders.
  • Recognize engagement in the Future of Nursing: Campaign for Action‘s state Action Coalitions.
  • Provide awardees with a world-class interprofessional leadership development experience.
  • Identify and train Campaign for Action ambassadors.

Nominees must be licensed registered nurses engaged in a state Action Coalition of the Future of Nursing: Campaign for Action . Nominations can come from any member of a state Action Coalition, the Champion Nursing Coalition, or the Champion Nursing Council.

The nomination deadline is August 15.

Learn more and nominate a Breakthrough Leader in Nursing here!

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Funding, Tools and Other Opportunities

Learn More about the RWJF Future of Nursing Scholars Program

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Future of Nursing Scholars program will create a diverse cadre of PhD-prepared nurses who are committed to long-term leadership careers that advance science and discovery through research, strengthen nursing education, and bring transformational change to nursing and health care. RWJF will soon announce the schools selected to participate in their first cohort. The second call for proposals will be released on July 18, 2014, with proposals due October 1, 2014. RWJF will offer informational webinars for interested schools and students.

Webinar for Interested Schools

Wednesday, July 30, 2014 | 2:30 – 3:30 p.m. ET

Register Here

Webinar for Interested Students

Monday, August 4, 2014 | 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. ET

Register Here

New Funding Available through CDC and AACN

The American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently announced a new call for proposals for a Work Improvement Project (WIP) titled Advancing Nurses’ Knowledge, Practice and Implementation of Alcohol Screening and Brief Intervention. WIPs are nonresearch domestic or international projects with a workforce development component that are developed, funded and managed by the CDC. The current project period is for 12 months and is being funded for $250,000.

Learn more about how to apply here.

Apply by Monday, July 21, 2014 (8:00 p.m. ET)

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

(Including Two New Print-on-Demand Templates)

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:

Online Course: Transforming Nursing — The Impact of the IOM Report

AANP Request for Proposals: Research on Nurse Practitioner Practice Outcomes

Apply by Monday, July 21, 2014
RWJF Call for Proposals: Public Health Services and Systems Research

Apply by July 23, 2014 (3:00 p.m. ET)

Call for Applications: RWJF Culture of Health Prize

Apply by September 17, 2014

Fall 2014 NLN Scholarly Writing Retreat

November 7-9, 2014

Atlanta, GA

Apply by August 8, 2014

NLN 2014 Education Summit: Flight of the Phoenix

September 17-20, 2014

Phoenix, Ariz.

Campaign Pillars

Advancing Education Transformation

Enrollment Begins in Iowa Online Nurse Residency Program

Students have begun enrolling in the online nurse residency program developed by the Nurse Residency Task Force in the Iowa Action Coalition. The program is competency-based and delivered using a combination of live webinars and interactive, online modules.

A fact sheet, webinar, video and more about the program are available here.

From Firefighter (or Monk) to Nurse: AARP Champions Lives Reimagined

The June AARP Bulletin features four older adults who re-careered to nursing from vastly different professions-firefighter, monk, newspaper reporter and judge. All over the age of 50, each had successful careers and had found their niche.

Read Susan Reinhard’s blog about these new additions to the nursing community here.

Promoting Nursing Diversity

The Changing Landscape: Nursing Student Diversity on the Rise

View the American Association of Colleges of Nursing’s new Policy Brief, “The Changing Landscape: Nursing Student Diversity on the Rise.” This document outlines results from a 10 year survey and shows that the number of minority and male students in baccalaureate and graduate nursing programs continue to rise.

Join the Campaign for our First Meeting of the Diversity & Data Learning Collaborative 

Wednesday, July 30, 2014 | 3:00 – 4:30 p.m. EDT

Register here.

We are pleased to announce the beginning of the Campaign for Action’s Diversity & Data Learning Collaborative. This is an opportunity for Action Coalitions to work together to develop, strengthen, or implement a diversity action plan. Meetings will occur monthly either via WebEx or teleconference and will provide Action Coalitions an opportunity to learn from our diversity consultants, other experts, and each other.

The July WebEx will cover:

  • Trends across Action Coalition projects on diversity
  • Examples from Action Coalitions
  • Time for Q&A and opportunity to share your thoughts and challenges regarding working on diversity, and plans to move the diversity agenda forward.

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.

The Role of the APRN on the Provider Team: Developing New, Innovative Models of Care

Monday, August 11, 2014 | 3:30 – 4:30 p.m. EDT

Register Here

The Center for Advancing Provider Practices (CAP2) is a comprehensive database designed to maximize the effectiveness and efficiency of provider teams. This web-based service will provide organizations with the resources and information needed to assess and manage advanced practice nurses (APRNs) within provider teams and remove any barriers to scope of practice.

Participants will learn to:

  • Assess utilization of APRNs;
  • Manage the infrastructure to support APRN practice;
  • Optimize all APRN activities at medical level of care; and
  • Standardize best practices for APRNs.

Recent Webinars:

Speaking of Academic Progression

Who Cares About Nursing? Building Community Support and Raising Funds for Your Action Coalition

Congratulations to Lisa Eichelberger!

Congratulations to Georgia Action Coalition co-lead Lisa Eichelberger on her recent appointment to the Board of Directors of Southern Crescent Hospital in Riverdale, GA!

Shout Out to Iowa!

Congratulations to the Nurse Residency Task Force of the Iowa Action Coalition for having their first students enroll in their online residency program! Keep up the good work!

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