Campaign for Action Update: September 8, 2015



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

West Virginia Plans for 80/20

Congratulations to Lou Ann Hartley and Cassy Taylor, co-leads of the Future of Nursing West Virginia, for writing “The Impact of BSN Education on Nursing Practice: Moving toward the ’80/20′ Recommendation in WV,” a white paper on ways West Virginia can increase the number of nurses with baccalaureate degrees from 40 to 80 percent by 2020.

Read the white paper here.

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

In the Media — Angel of Bataan

Nurses are recognized as clinicians, educators, and leaders, but not often as war heroes. A new book shows that they sometimes are that–and much more–during times of international conflict.

Released in April, Angel of Bataan: The Life of a World War II Army Nurse in the War Zone and at Home tells the story of Alice Zwicker, a nurse from Maine, and her experience as an Army nurse and prisoner of war during World War II.

Read more about the book here.

Funding, Tools, and Other Opportunities
Call for Applications: 2016 Culture of Health Prize

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) Culture of Health Prize honors and elevates U.S. communities that are making great strides in their journey toward better health. Does your community qualify? Apply now! The prize recognizes and celebrates communities that have placed a priority on health and are creating powerful partnerships and deep commitments to make change that will enable all in our diverse society to lead healthier lives. Up to 10 winning communities will each receive a $25,000 cash prize and have their success stories celebrated and shared broadly to inspire locally driven change across the nation.

Applications are due by 3:00 p.m. on Nov. 12.

Read more about the Culture of Health Prize.

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

Bolstering Workforce Data

Survey Shows Patient Satisfaction Tied To Regular Visits From Nurses

New research from scholars at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore finds that proactive nurse rounding-that is, periodic visits to the bedside during which nurses asked patients a set of specific questions about their care- was the most common of several factors contributing to high hospital patient satisfaction scores. By surveying 52 hospitals that either scored top rankings or registered “remarkable recent improvements” on the Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems survey, the researchers found:

  • 83 percent of the hospitals surveyed implemented proactive nurse rounding
  • 62 percent of the hospitals surveyed implemented rounding by hospital executives or leaders

Read more about the research here.

Upcoming Webinars

CCNA Webinars

The Center to Champion Nursing in America continues to host 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

2016 RWJF Culture of Health Prize Phase I Informational Webinar
Date: Thursday, Sept.10, 2015
Tim: 3:00 p.m.- 4:00 p.m. EDT

Learn how to apply for the 2016 RWJF Culture of Health Prize.

Register for the webinar here.

Recent Archived CCNA Webinars:

Culture of Health: Breakthrough Leaders in Nursing Awards Program for Applicants
View a summary

Culture of Health: Breakthrough Leaders in Nursing Awards Program for Nominators

View a summary

Wisconsin Center for Nursing Diversity Toolkit for Recruitment and Retention of Minority Nursing Students
View a summary

Legal Training: Winning Policy Campaigns with Non-Lobbying Funds
View a summary

Creating Coalition Capacity via Membership 2

View a summary

Opportunities From Recent Weekly Updates:

Rodham Institute Seeks Applications for Collaboration Award
Proposals are due by Sept. 17.

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.

American Assembly for Men in Nursing Holds 40th Annual Conference

Sept. 24-26| Minneapolis
Call for Applications: 2016 Culture of Health Prize
Applications are due by 3:00 p.m. on Nov. 12.

National Forum of State Nursing Workforce Centers Annual Meeting
April 27-29, 2016 | Orlando, Fla.
AARP Collecting Stories for I Heart Caregivers

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