Campaign for Action Update: October 21, 2014


Below are the weekly Campaign for Action updates for October 21, 2014, that describe successes, related activities, and relevant tools for this national Campaign.

Shout Outs

Does your Action Coalition or someone in it deserve recognition? Send Shout Out suggestions to Andrew Bianco at [email protected].

FAANs of the Campaign

Congratulations to all the new fellows honored last week by the American Academy of Nursing (AAN)! The Future of Nursing: Campaign for Action is fortunate to have 16 of this year’s inductees working with us:

  • Marsha Howell Adams, PhD, RN, CNE, ANEF
  • Jose L. Alejandro, PhD, RN-BC, MBA, CCM, FACHE
  • Debra Bakerjian, PhD, FNP, RN, FAANP
  • Dawn Bazarko, DNP, MPH, RN
  • Mary L. Chesney, PhD, RN, CPNP
  • Mollie R. Cummins, PhD, RN
  • Mary Dickow, MPA
  • Rosa M. Gonzalez-Guarda, PhD, MPH, RN, CPH
  • Kathleen T. Heinrich, PhD, RN
  • Louise Kaplan, PhD, ARNP, FNP-BC, FAANP
  • Patricia Aikins Murphy, DrPh, CNM, FACNM
  • Adriana Perez, PhD, ANP-BC
  • Suzanne S. Prevost, PhD, RN, COI
  • Cynthia S. Selleck, PhD, RN
  • Jo Ann K. Webb, MHA, RN
  • Tami H. Wyatt, PhD, RN, CNE, ANEF

See all the 2014 Fellows of the American Academy of Nursing here.

Florida Action Coalition Publishes First Annual Report

The Florida Action Coalition recently published its first annual report detailing the major accomplishments of its four action teams–Education, Practice, Leadership, and Communications. The report includes interesting data, attractive infographics, and provides a great example that other Action Coalitions can follow. Susan Hassmiller calls it an “excellent report and excellent state Action Coalition partnership.” Read the report here.

Funding, Tools and Other Opportunities

Ebola Resources

The Future of Nursing: Campaign for Action has created a page for information and resources regarding the Ebola outbreak. Information shared will include announcements about state and federal webinars for nurses and others, as well as conferences, etc. If you have something to share, please email [email protected] with the details.

Grants from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health Policy Fellows

Apply by Thursday, November 13, 2014

Policy-Relevant Insurance Studies (PRIS)

Apply by Wednesday, December 3, 2014

See CCNA Webinars and other resources, tools, and opportunities below!

Campaign Pillars

Advancing Education Transformation

Evaluating Innovations in Nursing Education

Nursing Education Perspectives, the National League for Nursing’s bimonthly peer-reviewed research journal recently published initial findings from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Evaluating Innovations in Nursing Education Initiative. The journal’s latest issue contains six manuscripts on the subject. Read it here.

Removing Barriers to Practice and Care

Nurses are Lifesavers 

Elaine Ryan, vice president of State Advocacy and Strategy Integration in AARP’s Government Affairs group, recently blogged about nurses as lifesavers to family caregivers, and the need to allow advanced practice nurses to practice to the full extent of their education and training. 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.

October Meeting of the Diversity/Data Learning Collaborative

Wednesday, October 29, 2014 | 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. EDT

Register Here

This Learning Collaborative is an opportunity for Action Coalitions to work together to develop, strengthen, or implement a diversity action plan. Meetings occur monthly either via WebEx or teleconference and provide Action Coalitions an opportunity to learn from our diversity consultants, other experts, and each other.

Moving Forward in Academic Progression:  BSN Foundational Courses

Friday, November 7, 2014 | 3:30 – 4:30 p.m. EDT

Register Here

Learn about progress made on the priorities of standardized prerequisites and graduations requirements for RNs.

Donna Meyer, MSN, RN, Dean of Health Sciences and Project Director for the Lewis and Clark Community College Family Health Clinic; and Jean Giddens,  Dean and Professor, School of Nursing, Virginia Commonwealth University, will share the BSN Foundational Courses recommended for all degrees. There will be time for questions and discussion of this important work.

Archived CCNA Webinars:

How to Engage Insurers
Summary will be available in future

September Meeting of the Diversity/Data Learning Collaborative

View a summary

Jonas Scholars – A Valuable Resource

View a summary

Building Bridges: Making Inclusion a Best Practice

View a summary

Tools from Recent Weekly Updates:

Fundraising Toolkit

Campaign for Action Marketing Materials

(Including Two Print-on-Demand Templates)

Florida Action Coalition Leadership Toolkit

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

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

LinkedIn Guide for Action Coalitions
Opportunities from Recent Weekly Updates:

Webinar: Nursing Leadership in Women’s Health

Wednesday, October 22, 2014 | 1:00 – 2:00 pm EDT

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

October 24-26, 2014

Nashville, TN

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