Campaign for Action Update: July 22, 2014


Join a Google+ Hangout with the Campaign for Action and RWJF

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation will host a First Friday Google+ Hangout on the Future of Nursing: Campaign for Action on August 1 from 12:15 – 1:00 p.m. ET. Panelists will discuss the Future of Nursing: Campaign for Action and in particular its focus areas of raising the level of nurse education; ensuring a diverse nursing workforce; making sure nurses can practice to the full extent of their education and training; and advancing nurses into leadership in health systems. Susan Dentzer, senior policy adviser to the Foundation, will lead a discussion on the transformative potential of nursing and how the Campaign is making steady progress to reach the Institute of Medicine’s Future of Nursing report recommendations.

For more information on the Google+ Hangout please visit the Campaign for Action website.

All are welcome to join the Hangout. To participate, please RSVP here.

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

Don’t Miss the Third Issue of Advancing Health

Last week the Campaign for Action published the third issue of its newest newsletter, Advancing Health: News from the Campaign for Action! The July issue features must-read stories about how the Campaign and our partners across the country are transforming health and health care through nursing! Read about the progress different states are making on transforming nursing education, and find out more about Nurse Champion, The Catholic Health Association, and its support of the Campaign! Visit our website to read the newsletter and sign up to become a subscriber today!

Looking to Engage with Retail Clinics in Your State?

Retail clinics are convenient and innovative models for providing health care to consumers when and where they need it. Often these clinics are run by nurse practitioners, making them important partners in advancing nursing. Two friends of the Campaign would like to offer their guidance to Action Coalitions looking to connect with retail clinics in their state. You may contact Angela Patterson, Chief Nurse Practitioner Officer for CVS Caremark – MinuteClinic, to get in touch with the state practice manager for MinuteClinics in your state. For help connecting with other retail clinics in your state, you may contact Tine Hansen-Turton, Executive Director of the Convenient Care Association. You can email Angela at  Angela.Patterson [at] and Tine at Tine [at]

The Campaign is also developing talking points for approaching retail clinics, which will be available shortly.

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. Registration for July’s webinar is now open.

How to Tell Your Story

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

Register Here

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 strategic story specifically for the policymaker audience.

Look out for this webinar in 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.

9 th Annual NLN/Elsevier Technology Conference: What’s Happening Now?

The National League for Nursing’s (NLN) annual Technology Conference will be held October 24-26 in Nashville, TN. The conference will provide opportunities to explore the latest developments in simulation, e-learning, informatics, and telehealth so educators can better prepare students for today’s technology-rich, health care environment.

Learn more and register here.

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

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

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

Hawai’i Action Coalition’s Initiative for Academic Progression in Nursing

Take a look at the Hawai’i Action Coalition’s new infographic on academic progression. The infographic reveals that Hawai’i needs to address the nursing workforce to meet the future needs of Hawai’i’s community.

Removing Barriers to Practice & Care

Consumers in Connecticut and Kentucky Gain Greater Access to Care

Earlier this year, Connecticut and Kentucky passed legislation that removes certain barriers to care provided by advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs). Those laws went into effect this month, expanding consumer access to quality care. The Connecticut law eliminates the collaborative practice requirement for APRNs with three or more years of practice experience.The Kentucky law allows APRNs with four or more years of practice experience to prescribe most medications without a collaborative practice agreement. APRNs still require a written agreement to prescribe controlled substances.

The Lexington Herald-Leader/Associated Press and Kaiser Health News/USA Today covered the changes in Kentucky.

Promoting Nursing Diversity

Innovative Pilot Program Aims to Improve Diversity in Connecticut’s Nursing Workforce

The Connecticut Nursing Collaborative-Action Coalition is supporting the Northern Connecticut Black Nurses Association in implementing an innovative program to improve diversity in the nursing workforce. Twenty-eight students from two Hartford area high schools and six universities and colleges will participate in the pilot.

Learn more about the program here.

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 NLN President on New Position!

The National League for Nursing (NLN) congratulates its president, Marsha Howell Adams, PhD, RN, CNE, ANEF, on her new appointment as Dean of the College of Nursing at University of Alabama-Huntsville (UAH). “The Board of Governors joins me in congratulating Marsha on her stellar appointment, and as all of us who work closely with her would agree, her vision, leadership, wisdom, and experience are bound to make the already outstanding program at UAH College of Nursing even more so,” said NLN CEO Beverly Malone, PhD, RN, FAAN. “The League looks forward to a productive and enriching continuing collaboration with UAH in the years ahead, with Marsha at the helm.”

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