Campaign for Action Update: August 12, 2014


Last Week for Nominations….

Deadline Friday: Nominate a Nurse Leader Today!   

New national award will advance nurse leaders with prestigious training

Friday marks the deadline to nominate a nurse leader who is making a difference in your community. Breakthrough Leaders in Nursing – a new program from the Future of Nursing: Campaign for Action – will recognize the work of 10 rising nurse leaders and offer a valuable leadership development scholarship from the Center for Creative Leadership, funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

The call for nominations closes this Friday, August 15.Don’t miss this opportunity to invest in the next generation of nurse leaders in your state!

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.

Learn more and nominate a Breakthrough Leader in Nursing here!

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Funding, Tools and Other Opportunities

See Webinars from CCNA in the Diversity and Webinar sections below!

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)

Campaign for Action Directory of Resources

AACN Tool Kit: Understanding the Health Insurance Marketplace

Get Your Copy of the IOM Future of Nursing Infographic

Action Coalition Logos from Across the Nation

Opportunities from Recent Weekly Updates:

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

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, AZ

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

October 24-26, 2014

Nashville, TN

Campaign Pillars

Removing Barriers to Practice & Care

Tracing Nevada’s Journey to Full Practice Authority for Nurse Practitioners

A new article in the Journal of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners traces Nevada’s four-year effort to shift from a collaborative practice model to full practice authority. In their article, “Full Practice Authority – Effecting Change and Improving Access to Care: The Nevada Journey ,” the authors shed light on the legislative, advocacy, and communications tactics that led to Nevada’s success so that other states can learn from their experience.

Read the article here.

Promoting Nursing Diversity

August Meeting of the Diversity/Data Learning Collaborative

Wednesday, August 20, 2014 | 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. EDT

Register Here

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 August WebEx will cover:

  • A discussion with Casey Shillam, from the California Action Coalition, and Adriana Perez, one of the Campaign ‘s diversity consultants, on a regional model for working together on Affordable Care Act outreach to diverse communities.
  • Time for Q&A and opportunity to share your thoughts and challenges regarding working on diversity, and plans to move the diversity agenda forward.

NCSL Webinar: Increasing Health Care Workforce Diversity to Meet Your State’s Needs

Thursday, Aug 28, 2014 | 2:00 p.m. EDT

Register Here (free webinar – create a free account to register)

As the United States grows increasingly diverse, the need for a racially and ethnically diverse health care workforce is critical to ensuring the delivery of high quality services, as well as reducing health disparities. State policy makers seeking to address the health needs of minority populations are investigating diversity of the health care workforce, which has been shown to help improve access to health and health care for communities of color.

This webinar, hosted by the National Council of State Legislatures (NCSL), will outline why policy makers may want to increase the diversity of their state’s health care workforce and highlight policy strategies available to states.

Health Innovations

Transforming the Workforce to Provide Better Chronic Care: The Role of Registered Nurses

A new case study looks at the role of nursing in the treatment of chronic care. Transforming the Workforce to Provide Better Chronic Care: The Role of Nurse Care Managers in Rhode Island, is the first in a new series of studies by AARP and the National Academy for State Health Policy. The series explores the evolving role of nurses in new delivery system models that are designed to better meet the needs of consumers with chronic health conditions. This study involved 36 primary care practices and 220,000 consumers.

Read more here.

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.

Jonas Scholars – A Valuable Resource

Tuesday, September 23, 2014 | 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. EDT

Register Here

This webinar will provide Action Coalition co-leaders and taskforce leaders with valuable information on how to engage Jonas Scholars in their Action Coalition’s work. Jonas Scholars are proving to be a valuable resource to Action Coalitions across the country. The incoming class of 2014 Jonas Scholars is beginning to explore leadership project topics. If you engage Jonas Scholars in the work of your Action Coalition, you will find them to be valuable assets in moving your work forward.

On this webinar, you will learn how past Jonas Scholars have made valuable contributions to advancing the work of Action Coalitions. You will hear examples of past Jonas Scholar projects, tips on how to engage the Scholars in your Action Coalition’s work, and information on how you can connect with a Jonas Scholar. You will also have an opportunity to ask questions.

Recent Webinars

RWJF First Friday Google+ Hangout

Diversity/Data Learning Collaborative Webinar

RWJF Policymaker Outreach Webinar: How to Tell Your Story

Password: “Connect”

Speaking of Academic Progression

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

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