Campaign for Action Update: October 7, 2014


The Institute of Medicine’s Future of Nursing Report Celebrates Its 4th Anniversary


In October 2010, the Institute of Medicine (IOM) released the groundbreaking report, The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health, which called for the transformation of the nursing profession to improve health and health care. The report has been the IOM’s most-downloaded report since it was released in 2010, having been downloaded more than 95,000 times. Check out and share this new Campaign infographic we developed to mark this significant milestone! You can use this infographic in your work and share it to help tell the story of the Campaign.


We are also pleased to share two blog posts written by the Campaign‘s leaders in honor of this anniversary.


Celebrating Four Years of Nurses Leading Change to Advance Health

In this post by Sue Hassmiller on the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Human Capital blog, Hassmiller highlights Campaign accomplishments around nurse leadership, shares tips on how nurses can prepare for leadership roles, and discusses the Campaign‘s efforts to ramp up its leadership work. “Let’s work together to promote nurse leadership to improve health for all,” she writes.


Nurses Are Key to Meeting America’s Health Care Needs

In this post on the AARP blog, Susan Reinhard discusses highlights from the recent Solutions Forum that was hosted by AARP, Cigna and UnitedHealth Group on September 17. The event featured policy makers, business leaders, insurers, and health care experts discussing the critical role that advanced practice registered nurses play and the importance of removing barriers that prevent them from practicing to the full extent of their education and training. “As we look ahead to 2015… I am proud of all that’s been accomplished, and eager to continue to broaden the national dialogue about the value of nurses to include corporate leaders, family caregivers and, most important, consumers,” she writes.


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Funding, Tools and Other Opportunities


Fundraising Communications 101: Your Case for Support


Tuesday, October 14 | 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. EDT

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Successful fundraising communications begin with a strong case for support-yet many organizations struggle with case development, and some of the traditional approaches to case development no longer effectively serve today’s organizations or donor audiences.

Through this session, hosted by Campbell & Company, you will learn:

  • What your case for support needs to accomplish-and what doesn’t;
  • A simple working structure for defining your case; and
  • A thoughtful process for building buy-in from your key stakeholders through the case development process.

You should also take a look at the fundraising toolkit that Campbell & Company assembled in collaboration with nine Action Coalitions.
See Webinars from CCNA in the Webinar section 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:


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:

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

Barriers to RN Scope of Practice – ANA Professional Issues Panel

DEADLINE EXTENDED: Apply by October 13, 2014

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

October 24-26, 2014

Nashville, TN

Campaign Pillars

Leveraging Nursing Leadership

Webinar: Nursing Leadership in Women’s Health

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

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Women’s health nurses, including women’s health clinical nurse specialists, certified nurse-midwives and women’s health nurse practitioners, play leadership roles at many levels and settings across the United States to improve quality of care and support women to take proactive roles in managing health and minimizing risks. Learn more about the women’s health CNS role and how the newly-developed women’s health CNS competencies provide a foundation for education and practice.

This Webinar is hosted by the Graduate Nursing Student Academy.

Removing Barriers to Practice and Care

RWJF Connect eTraining Series: Policymaker Outreach

Over the past several months, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) has hosted a series of policymaker outreach webinars open to all RWJF grantees and Action Coalitions. If you would like to view any of the previous webinar sessions, please visit the Connect website and enter the password “Connect” when prompted. Registration for October’s webinar is now open.

Red, Blue or Purple: How to Communicate With a Partisan Congress

Wednesday, October 8, 2014 | 1:30 – 2:30 p.m. EDT

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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.

Fostering Interprofessional Collaboration

Measuring the Impact: Evaluating Interprofessional Education and Care in Community Clinical Settings

Thursday, October 16 | 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. EDT

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Join presenters Jennifer Morton, DNP, MPH, APHN, and Susan Kimble, DNP, RN, ANP-BC, as they discuss lessons learned while studying interprofessional education and collaborative practice (IPECP).

From building a cohesive team to analyzing data, Drs. Morton and Kimble will explain how the support of the National Center, and the network of other Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) grantees, aided in a successful study.


  • Illustrate how National Center resources can be used to support IPECP studies.
  • Share how program plans, including evaluation, translate across various demographics.
  • Describe attributes that contribute to a high-functioning inter-professional team.
  • Describe how an interprofessional student interface is beneficial to a clinical partner’s organizational culture.
  • Showcase the linking of isolated IPECP efforts.

A question and answer session will follow the webinar presentation.

This webinar is presented by the National Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education, which is supported by a Health Resources and Services Administration.

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.

Engaging Insurers 


Monday, October 13, 2014 | 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. EDT

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Former Aetna CEO and current Strategic Advisory Committee member Jack Rowe will present on how to engage insurers in the work of Action Coalitions. Susan Kosman, Aetna’s chief nursing officer, will provide her perspective as well.

Archived CCNA Webinars: 

September Meeting of the Diversity/Data Learning Collaborative

View a summary

Jonas Scholars – A Valuable Resource

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Building Bridges: Making Inclusion a Best Practice

View a summary

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