Campaign for Action Update: August 11, 2015


Utah Wins Grant for Long-Term Care Residency Programs 
Congratulations to the Utah Action Coalition’s co-lead organization, HealthInsight Utah, which with the University of Utah College of Nursing received a Health Resources and Services Administration grant. The funds will allow them to work with two skilled nursing facility corporations in Utah: In February 2016, they will start implementing long-term care nurse residency programs in 21 skilled nursing facilities across the state.
Changes and Thanks in Florida

The Florida Action Coalition welcomes Andrea Russell to the Florida Center for Nursing as the associate director for programs and grants. In this role, Andrea replaces Ann-Lynn Denker as project director for the RWJF State Implementation Program grant and becomes the first Florida Action Coalition coordinator.  Andrea recently completed her Doctor of Nurse Practice in Nursing Administration and Policy at Samford University in Alabama.

The Florida Action Coalition thanks Ann-Lynn for her outstanding contributions to the SIP project success. Thanks go as well to Velma Monteiro-Tribble and Susan Towler, co-leads from the Florida Blue Foundation, a co-lead organization, for providing funding to make the Florida Action Coalition coordinator role a reality.

See all shout-outs from the Campaign for Action here.

Read All About It: A Nurse’s Day

Nurse-writer Theresa Brown’s forthcoming book, The Shift: One Nurse, Twelve Hours, Four Patients’ Lives, recounts one day in her life as a clinical nurse at a Pennsylvania hospital. Under her charge on this particular day are four patients, two whose serious conditions change unexpectedly. The book is due out in September and follows the author’s first book, a memoir about her first year of nursing.

Read more about the book here.

Funding, Tools, and Other Opportunities

National Forum of State Nursing Workforce to Convene

Make plans for next spring: The Florida Center for Nursing and the North Dakota Center for Nursing will host the annual meeting  of the National Forum of State Nursing Workforce Centers on April 27-29, 2016 in Orlando, Fla. Stay tuned for more information.

Join the Campaign’s New Listserv

The Campaign launched a new listserv to better facilitate connections, collaboration, and sharing among Action Coalition members, Campaign stakeholders, supporters, and others  interested in our work. The new Campaign for Action listserv is open to anyone who wishes to join: Just visit the Campaign website and complete a brief form. Once you’ve joined, you can send a message to the group by emailing [email protected]. More information about joining the listserv and managing how you receive your emails can be found on our website. We encourage you to sign up and to share this announcement with the members of your Action Coalition!

Strong Communications Can Help Your Action Coalition!

Your Action Coalition is doing engaging work: May we help you promote it? Do you need to get the word out about an event, or want help creating materials? What about support in setting up a website to share your accomplishments and get others involved? We can help! The Campaign for Action Communications Team (CFACT) can assist with your news releases, promotional materials, and more, through September. Please email [email protected] and let us know what we can do for you.

Note: Action Coalitions working on their State Implementation Program (SIP) grant announcements should continue to use the process specified by the Campaign for materials review, and Academic Progression in Nursing (APIN) projects should continue using existing resources to support their communications work.

Campaign Pillars
Leveraging Nursing Leadership


The Deadline Is Approaching Fast – Nominate a
Culture of Health: Breakthrough Leader in Nursing Today!
Do you know a nurse who is helping make your community healthier? You have two weeks to nominate him or her for national recognition and a leadership development scholarship from the Center for Creative Leadership, funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Ten nurses will be recognized as 2015 Culture of Health: Breakthrough Leaders in Nursing. The call for nominations is open until Aug. 21, so apply now!

Nominees must be licensed registered nurses who are working with diverse populations to help people live healthier lives and build healthier communities. Nominees must also be either involved with or interested in becoming active with one of the Campaign’s 51 Action Coalitions. Nominations can come from any member of an Action Coalition, the Champion Nursing Coalition, or the Champion Nursing Council.

Visit our website to learn more and to nominate a Culture of Health: Breakthrough Leader in Nursing!

Removing Barriers to Practice and Care

Seattle Times Highlights Role of Nurse Practitioners

The Seattle Times reports on the growing role nurse practitioners play in primary care as the nation faces an increased demand for primary-care providers. The article notes that experts increasingly see nurse practitioners as an important solution to America’s primary care needs, and quotes Winifred Quinn, director of advocacy and consumer affairs at the Center to Champion Nursing in America, who says the real issue is patient’s access to care –“the right care at the right time and at the right place.”

Read more about the article here.

Upcoming Webinars
CCNA Webinars
The Center to Champion Nursing in America continues to 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.

Other Webinars of Interest

Recent Archived CCNA Webinars:

Culture of Health: Breakthrough Leaders in Nursing Awards Program for Applicants
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Culture of Health: Breakthrough Leaders in Nursing Awards Program for Nominator

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Wisconsin Center for Nursing Diversity Toolkit for Recruitment and Retention of Minority Nursing Students
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Legal Training: Winning Policy Campaigns with Non-Lobbying Funds
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Creating Coalition Capacity via Membership 2

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Mentorship and Diversity in Nursing Education, Practice and Leadership
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Creating Coalition Capacity via Membership
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Wisconsin’s Diversity Assessment Tool (WI-DAT)
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Opportunities From Recent Weekly Updates:

Florida Statewide Nursing Leadership Development Program

Deadline: Aug. 14

Schools Encouraged to Apply for Future of Nursing Scholars Program 2016
Proposals are due by Sept. 17.

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

Sept. 17-18 | Grand Rapids, Mich.

40th AAMN Annual Conference: Men Leading Interprofessional Practice: We’re All in This Together

Sept. 24-26 | Minneapolis

AARP Collecting Stories for I Heart Caregivers

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