Campaign for Action Update: November 4, 2014


Shout Out to Leah Binder

The Center to Champion Nursing in America sends a Shout Out to Leah Binder, CEO and president of the Leapfrog Group as well as a member of the Campaign‘s Strategic Advisory Committee. Binder was quoted in a Washington Post article on the new wave of hospitals hiring “chief patient experience officers.”

Read more here.
AARP and NAHN Making an IMPACT


The Center to Champion Nursing in America would like to give a shout out and to the president of the District of Columbia chapter of the National Association of Hispanic Nurses (NAHN), Arilma St. Clair (2nd from left); and AARP’s Chief Executive Officer, Jo Ann Jenkins (4th from left). They attended the Presidential signing of the Improving Medicare Post-Acute Transformation (IMPACT) Act at the White House on October 6, 2014.


Learn more about the law and NAHN’s involvement here.


Funding, Tools and Other Opportunities


Webinar – Health Workforce Minimum Data Set: Asking the Right Questions

Wednesday, November 19, 2014 | 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. EST

Join the Webinar Here (no registration required)


Timely and reliable data about the health workforce is critical to effective health workforce planning. The Health Workforce Minimum Dataset (MDS), developed by the National Center for Health Workforce Analysis, provides guidance on key variables to include in health workforce surveys, including demographic, educational and practice characteristics. This presentation will provide an overview of the MDS, discuss one state’s efforts to integrate MDS questions into a health workforce monitoring system, and provide examples of analysis based on MDS data.


This webinar is presented by the Health Workforce Technical Assistance Center.

Competencies and Frameworks in Interprofessional Education: A Comparative Analysis


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

Register Here


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

Removing Barriers to Practice and Care


Study Ties State Health Outcomes to Level of Practice Authority for Nurse Practitioners

According to a new study published in Nursing Outlook, there is a relationship between state health outcomes and the level of practice authority those states allow for nurse practitioners. The study finds that states with full practice authority for nurse practitioners have lower hospitalization rates for Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries and improved health outcomes in their communities.


Read the full study 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.

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:


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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