Campaign for Action Update: February 3, 2015


Shout Outs

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

It’s not goodbye, it’s see you later

The Washington Center for Nursing and the Academic Progression In Nursing (APIN)-Washington team thank and recognize Jenny Capelo, MAE, RN, who has left the APIN project to focus on developing her college’s new RN-to-BSN program. Jenny has been an integral part of the APIN-WA team since the beginning of the project in August 2012. She is also the nursing administrator and dean of Allied Health at Wenatchee Valley College (WVC) in Wenatchee, WA. Jenny will remain connected to APIN, as WVC was one of three schools in Washington State to receive APIN-WA’s program development grant in the first phase of our work.

Thank you, Jenny, for your amazing work on the team to advance the profession!

Colorado Nurse Board Appointment

The Colorado Action Coalition congratulates Kelly Johnson, senior vice president of Patient Care Services and chief nursing officer of The Children’s Hospital, Denver for her appointment to the University of Northern Colorado’s board of trustees. The appointment was made by Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper.

Dashboard Innovation

Campaign for Action Director Sue Hassmiller and team congratulate the Hawaii Action Coalition for its innovative approach to sharing their progress. They infused their data into the National Campaign Dashboard. Check it out!

See all Shout Outs from the Campaign for Action here.

President’s Budget Calls for Investments in Nursing, Removing Barriers to Full Practice


On February 2, the Obama Administration released its 2016 fiscal budget, which contained some good news for consumers and nursing. If enacted by Congress, the budget would expand consumers’ access to care by increasing funds for training more advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs), which is particularly important given the rising shortage of primary care providers. The budget also calls for removing key barriers to full practice for nurses as called for in the Institute of Medicine’s landmark report, The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health.


Learn more about the budget proposal here.



Newly Updated Dashboard Indicators Released: Check Out the Campaign‘s Progress!

We’re pleased to announce that the updated Campaign Dashboard has been released! The Dashboard shows graphic representations of measurable goals that we use to evaluate our efforts in support of the Institute of Medicine’s Future of Nursing recommendations. It measures five key indicators and is updated on a yearly basis. Check out the updated Dashboard to see the Campaign‘s progress.

Promoting Lasting Change in Nursing


Nursing Outlook and the American Journal of Nursing are out with a new article about the work of the Campaign for Action. The piece, co-authored by Campaign leaders Sue Hassmiller, PhD, RN, FAAN,  and Susan Reinhard, PhD, RN, FAAN, highlights progress and challenges, and discusses the work to advance nursing that lies ahead. Hassmiller and Reinhard detail the Campaign‘s work in five key areas: nursing education, access to care (scope of practice), workforce diversity, nurse leadership, and workforce data collection. They also discuss the steps the Campaign must take in the future to fully realize the Institute of Medicine’s vision for the future in nursing in America.


Read more here.


Funding, Tools and Other Opportunities


Fundraising Toolkit Materials for Action Coalitions


With the support of our consulting firm, Campbell & Company, CCNA produced a fundraising toolkit that was assembled in collaboration with nine Action Coalitions taking part in a pilot program focused on building and advancing their fundraising operations. The toolkit includes overview materials, resource guides and workbooks to aid Action Coalitions in their work to secure support for their programs. Additional resources are currently in development and will be added to this toolkit as they become available.


This week’s highlighted resource: Fundraising Principles

This overview includes descriptions of three fundamental fundraising concepts that lead to efficient, effective, donor-centered fundraising operations: the donor pyramid, relationship management and return on investment in fundraising.


Since the beginning of the Campaign for Action, Action Coalitions have collectively raised over $11 Million not including funds from RWJF!


Find even more fundraising resources here.


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


Campaign Pillars


Advancing Education Transformation

Survey Finds Need for More Nurse Educators


This school year, more than half of nursing colleges reported having vacant full-time positions. Due to these faculty shortages, 78,000 student applications could not be accepted, according to an American Association of Colleges of Nursing survey. The Institute of Medicine has recommended increasing the number of nurses with doctorates.


Read more here.


Fostering Interprofessional Collaboration

Webinar: Practical Steps to Address IPECP Implementation Challenges


Thursday, February 26, 2015 | 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. EST

Register Here


The Health Services and Resources Administration (HRSA) and National Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education present a webinar, “Practical Steps to Address Interprofessional Education and Collaborative Practice (IPECP) Implementation Challenges: The Loyola Experience.”


Dr. Fran Vlasses and Dr. Aaron Michelfelder will present the challenges and rewards of a HRSA-funded project to transform clinical practice into an interprofessional model at Loyola University Chicago.


Health Innovations


The Role of a Community Health Nurse in an Oregon Community HUB Program


This is the fifth in a series of AARP Public Policy Institute case studies in collaboration with the National Academy for State Health Policy. The series explores the evolving role of nurses in new models for delivering care to patients with chronic health conditions through a Community HUB program. The program targets consumers in Oregon who frequent the emergency department and aims to reduce inappropriate emergency department use and improve connections to primary care. Each case study provides policy recommendations and highlights the work of a nurse in a new initiative.


Read the case 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.


Your Action Coalition: Multiply Through Messaging


Wednesday, February 18, 2015 | 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. EST

Register Here


Jumpstart 2015 with a recruitment drive that’s powered by tried and tested messages. Learn how to reach and engage diverse nursing audiences-(1) young nurses, (2) experienced nurses with ADNs, (3) African-American and/or Latino nurses, and (4) new Action Coalition members who can help advance the future of nursing. During this lively webinar, we’ll share findings from national message testing and show you how the right words, delivered in the right way, can win the support of your fellow nurses and inspire them to embrace their leadership potential.


Archived CCNA Webinars:

Effective Strategies to Reach and Connect Americans to Coverage
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Volunteer and Coalition Member Management

View a summary


Moving Forward in Academic Progression: BSN Foundational Courses

View a summary

How to Engage Insurers
View a summary

Tools from Recent Weekly Updates:


Fundraising Toolkit

Campaign for Action Marketing Materials

(Including Two Print-on-Demand Templates)


Campaign Talking Points


Two Campaign PowerPoint Presentations


Communications Resources


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:


AARP Collecting Stories for I Heart Caregivers

HRSA Funding Opportunities for Advanced Nursing Education

Apply by February 13, 2015

2015 NURSE Corps Loan Repayment Program

Apply by February 26, 2015


We Welcome Your Comments and Contributions!

You may have noticed that we moved a few things around. Let us know what you think and share any other suggestions you have. Is there a story that you would like us to share? Let us know by emailing Andrew Bianco at [email protected].

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