Campaign for Action Update: October 28, 2014


Arkansas Action Coalition

“The Arkansas Action Coalition talked with 8th grade girls about nursing careers this month. Check out their Facebook page for photos from the event.” – Center to Champion Nursing in America

Tennessee Action Coalition

“The Tennessee Action Coalition organized an exciting 40-Under-40 program this month! Aspiring nurse leaders under the age of 40 gathered in Murfreesboro to learn more about successful leadership to promote health across diverse communities.” – Adriana Perez

Great work! Congratulations to all!

Funding, Tools and Other Opportunities

Webinar – Relationship Management 101: Finding the Right Prospects

Thursday, October 30, 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. EDT

Register Here

Successful relationship management begins with identifying the right prospects. This first webinar in Campbell & Company’s Relationship Management series will simplify the relationship management process, providing tools and tips to build and sustain a strong major gift program.

See all upcoming Campbell & Company webinars here.

Jonas Scholars: a Valuable Resource

The Future of Nursing: Campaign for Action is working with the Jonas Center to connect scholars to Action Coalitions. Jonas Scholars are registered nurses working on their PhD or Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP). These nurse scholars are required to complete a leadership project that incorporates recommendations from the Institute of Medicine’s (IOM) report, The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health, and could be a great asset to your Action Coalition.

Learn more about working with the Jonas Scholars by watching this webinar, ” A Program for Action Coalitions: Jonas Scholars A Valuable Resource,” or by reading the Campaign one-pager on working with the Jonas Scholars.

Competencies and Frameworks in Interprofessional Education: A Comparative Analysis

Tuesday, November 18, 2014 | 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. EST

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The National Center Journal Club presents a discussion of Dr. Jill Thistlethwaite and Dr. M Nawal Lutfiyya’s paper, “Competencies and Frameworks in Interprofessional Education:A Comparative Analysis .” Join the authors for a discussion about the nature of interprofessional competencies, the trend towards competency-based education, and its impact on interprofessional education.

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

Campaign Pillars

Leveraging Nursing Leadership

Arizona Action Coalition Leader Named to Infectious Disease Response Panel

Robin Schaeffer, co-leader of the Arizona Action Coalition and executive director of the Arizona Nurses Association, was appointed to Gov. Jan Brewer’s new Council on Infectious Disease Preparedness and Response. Robin represents the Arizona Nurses Association on that Council, and is joined by representatives of 20 other organizations.

Learn more here.

Public Health Nursing is Important in Building a Culture of Health

Susan B. Hassmiller, PhD, RN, FAAN, director of The Future of Nursing: Campaign for Action, and senior advisor for nursing at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, recently wrote an article, “Leveraging Public Health Nursing to Build a Culture of Health,” for the American Journal of Preventive Medicine. The piece focuses on the importance of public health nurses in achieving the promise of health reform. Hassmiller calls for public health nurses and other key public health stakeholders to join the Campaign for Action to help achieve the Campaign‘s vision.

Read more here.

Removing Barriers to Practice and Care

AANA Calls on Businesses to Support Full Practice Authority

Sharon Pearce, president of the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA), called on employers to urge health plans to use advanced practice registered nurses (APRNS) to the full extent of their education and training. Speaking at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Third Annual Health Care Summit, Pearce emphasized that businesses can reduce health care costs by urging health plans to fully utilize APRNs.

Read more in AANA’s press release.

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

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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:


Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health Policy Fellows

Apply by Thursday, November 13, 2014


Policy-Relevant Insurance Studies (PRIS)

Apply by Wednesday, December 3, 2014

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