Campaign for Action Update: May 19, 2015



Does your Action Coalition or someone in it deserve recognition? Send Shout-out suggestions to Aidan McCallion at [email protected].

Congratulations Nebraska!
The Future of Nursing: Campaign for Action sends a shout-out to the Nebraska Action Coalition for receiving a grant through the Betty Irene Moore Nursing Initiative’s Lessons in Leadership grant program.

Kudos to Inventive Nurse
Christina Sieloff, a Montana Action Coalition member and associate professor at the Billings Campus of  Montana State University’s nursing college, sends a shout-out to a graduate student who has developed a new instrument. The graduate research of Sarah Hinton MSN, RN,  included developing and psychometrically examining a new instrument based on a leadership and management competency checklist. For more information about the instrument, please contact Sarah at [email protected].

New York Action Co-lead makes Fox Rochester Appearance
The Future of Nursing: Campaign for Action congratulates Debbie Stamps, EdD, MS, RN, chief nursing officer at Newark-Wayne Community Hospital and co-lead of the New York State Action Coalition on her appearance on Good Day Rochester, a morning show of Fox Rochester during Nurses Week. Debbie, alongside Jane McCormack, MSN, RN, chief nursing officer at Unity Hospital, spoke about the nursing profession.

Watch the clip here.

Moving Alabama Healthcare Forward
The Future of Nursing: Campaign for Action also congratulates Kathleen Ladner, PhD, RN, a co-lead of the Alabama Action Coalition for placing during Nurses Week an op-ed  about her coalition’s work on a popular state news site,

Read the op-ed here.

See all Shout Outs from the Campaign for Action here.

Check Out Our New SIP Page

Keeping track of what’s going on in the State Implementation Program just got easier. We’ve added a new webpage on that highlights SIP states from each phase of the program, and lists the projects each state is working on.Learn about the work each SIP state is doing here.

 Funding, Tools and Other Opportunities

 Leadership Programs to Build a Culture of Health

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation is developing four new leadership programs that reflect the vision to work with others to build a national Culture of Health. The four programs working titles are:

  • RWJF Diversity in Health Policy Research
  • RWJF Interdisciplinary Research Leaders
  • RWJF Multisector Leaders for Health
  • RWJF New Clinical Scholars

Applicants may submit proposals for more than one program; each proposal will be considered separately.

Applications will be available on June 3.  Applications are due by July 29at 3:00 pm ET.

For more information, please go here.

IOM to Hold First Public Hearing as it Conducts Nursing Impact Study

The Institute of Medicine committee evaluating the impact of its landmark report, The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health, will hold a public workshop from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 28 in Washington DC.

The workshop will focus on data from and evaluation of the Future of Nursing: Campaign for Action and perspectives from key stakeholders in the implementation of the Future of Nursing report recommendations. The agenda and registration for the workshop will be available on the IOM’s website by mid-May.

The workshop will be held at the Conference Center, 20 F St., NW, Washington DC.\

We encourage you to attend.

View the meeting webpage here.

Communications Support Available

The Campaign for Action Communications Team (CFACT) is offering communications support to Action Coalitions during April and May. CFACT has helped the Montana and New Jersey Action Coalitions develop new materials, written and placed guest editorials for the Texas Action Coalition, and supported the Utah Action Coalition as it organizes content for its website. Those and other kinds of communications support can be available to your Action Coalition too!

To inquire about receiving support, please email [email protected] with information about what activities you have coming up that would benefit from communications assistance. You will receive a response within one week. 

Notes: Action Coalitions working on their State Implementation Program grant announcements should continue to use the process specified by the Campaign for materials review, and APIN projects should continue using existing resources to support their communications work. 

Campaign Pillars

Advancing Education Transformation

CCNA Presents at National Council of State Boards of Nursing The Center to Champion Nursing in America and partners recently discussed regulatory implications of innovative strategies in academic progression with the National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN). Pat Polansky, RN MSN, director of program development and implementation at CCNA,  Mary Sue Gorski, RN, PhD, consultant for CCNA, and Tina Gerardi, MS, RN, CAE, deputy director, Academic Progression in Nursing, American Organization of Nurse Executives, spoke May 12 to NCSBN’s Nursing Education Knowledge network group.  The network group is made up of nursing educators from across the country. The presentation included an overview of the newly proposed BSN foundation courses and new emerging models for academic progression was followed by a lively question-and-answer session before 46 participants representing over 20 states.

Promoting Nursing Diversity

Please see the CCNA Webinars section below for information regarding the “M entorship and Diversity in Nursing Education, Practice and Leadership” webinar.

Removing Barriers to Practice and Care

Duke Study: Economic Benefits of Removing Scope of Practice Restriction

A new study from a Duke University research center finds that the North Carolina economy takes an annual $430 million hit because of scope-of-practice restrictions on advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs). The study was funded by a grant from the North Carolina Nurses Association and is published on the Center for Health Policy and Inequalities Research website.

Read the highlights of the study here.

Consumers Have More Access to Care in Colorado

Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper has signed into law a bill that gives consumers better access to care and will help keep Advance Practice Nurses (APNs) within the state. The bill reduces the amount of supervised hours APNs need before allowing to prescribe medication. The number of supervised hours was cut from 3,600 hours to 1,000 hours.

The change takes effect on Sept. 1.

Maryland Increases Consumers Access to Care

On May 12 Maryland’s governor signed legislation that means better access to care for consumers. The bill removes a confusing mandate that required nurse practitioners work with physicians to attain licensure and practice within the state. Maryland joins 20 states and the District in modernizing scope laws so that consumers have better access to quality, affordable health care.

Read more here.

Upcoming Webinars

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.

Mentorship and Diversity in Nursing Education, Practice and Leadership
Date: Wednesday, May 27, 2015
Time: 3:00pm – 4:00pm EDT

Mentorship has been identified as a key strategy to promoting diversity in education, practice and leadership.  The webinar will describe two Mentorship models, including their content areas, currently being implemented by the Colorado Action Coalition and the Arizona Action Coalition.

Register for the webinar here.

Webinars of Interest (non-CCNA)

Wisconsin’s Diversity Assessment Tool (WI-DAT)
View a summary

Putting Strategy into Action for Seamless Academic Progression

Orientation of New Coalition Leaders, How, Why, What of Coalition Leadership
View a summary

Using Data Driven Communication to Support Top of License Practice
View a summary

Using the American Community Survey to Describe the Registered Nurse Workforce

View a summary

What Makes an Effective Coalition: Determining Your Coalition Member Needs
View a summary

Opportunities from Recent Weekly Updates:

AARP Collecting Stories for I Heart Caregivers

2015 National Forum of State Nursing Workforce Centers Annual Conference

June 10-12, 2015 | Denver, CO 

8th Annual Midwest Interprofessional Practice, Education, and Research Center Conference: Strategies for the Application of Successful Models and Processes

September 17-18, 2015 | Grand Rapids, Michigan

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