Campaign for Action Update: September 27, 2016



Second Edition of The Power of Ten Published   

Congratulations to Campaign Director Susan B. Hassmiller, PhD, RN, FAAN, and Jennifer S. Mensik, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN, who surveyed more than 50 nurse leaders to compile a list of the top 10 priorities for nursing today. Buy the book.

Campaign News and Features
Arizona Leader Recognized As “Legend in Nursing”

Arizona Action Coalition’s Robin Schaeffer,  MSN, RN, CAE, was named a Legend in Nursing  by the Arizona Chapter of March of Dimes. The award honors a nurse who has dedicated his or her life to making outstanding contributions to building the nursing profession in Arizona.

Swan Song: U.S. Rep. Lois Capps Celebrates Nursing, Her Time in Congress
As co-author of the bipartisan act just passed again that bolsters nursing education, U.S. Rep. Lois Capps writes in The Huffington Post about how her being a nurse has ultimately served the public well over her 18 years in Congress.

Public Health Nurse Leaders, Action Coalitions Join in Leadership Training 

The Center for Creative Leadership hosted the 25 Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Public Health Nurse Leaders and representatives from their 22 Action Coalitions for leadership training designed to strengthen their partnerships as they build a culture of health in their communities. The training was in Chicago September 6-9.

Professor Gives Overview of Changes That Will Reshape Nursing

Retirements in the nursing workforce and among baby boomers are among the forces that will reshape the nursing profession, says nursing professor and health care economist Peter Buerhaus, PhD, RN, in a magazine interview.

New York State Action Coalition a Hit at the Fair

Some 100 volunteers from the New York State Action Coalition visited the New York State Fair in August, staffing a booth where they welcomed 2,500 fairgoers over two weeks. They talked about nursing, handed out tips on personal and community health, and persuaded many to take a survey that they hope will provide ideas for ways to spread well-being.

Nursing Journal Highlights 10 Years of Charting Nursing’s Future

The September issue of the American Journal of Nursing showcases the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Charting Nursing’s Future, describing the decade-old publication as “a great resource not only for nurses, but for policymakers, consumers, health care organizations, and educators.” View past briefs. Petition Aims to Put Nurses in Schools
Virginia schools average 1 nurse to 873 students. In response, one nurse started a petition that would require every public school in Virginia to have one full-time registered nurse. “School nurses may be the only health care resource” a student has, says Dana Holladay-Hollifield, BSN, RN, NCSN.

Funding, Tools, and Other Opportunities

New – Nursing Schools Can Apply for Faculty Loan Program

Schools of nursing can apply for the Health Resources and Services Administration’s Nurse Faculty Loan Program, which is designed to increase the number of qualified nurse faculty. Applications are due by November 14.

Action Coalitions, Nursing Journal Wants Your Stories

Nursing Education Perspectives will devote a whole issue to the subject of preparing nurses of the future, and invites Action Coalitions to write about how they are implementing recommendations from the Institute of Medicine’s The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health.

Communities Can Apply for Culture of Health Prize

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation wants to recognize communities that put a priority on health. Those committed to helping everyone live well can apply for the 2017 Culture of Health Prize, which provides $25,000 and publicity for the efforts. Deadline: November 3.

Health Policy Collaborative National Conference Set for January

The annual policy conference hosted by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Nursing and Health Policy Collaborative at the University of New Mexico is set for January 17. Submissions for abstracts for “Teaching Health Policy in Graduate Nursing Education: Giving Wings to Innovation” will be accepted through October.


The Center to Champion Nursing in America hosts technical assistance webinars and teleconferences on a variety of topics. We also post information about webinars hosted by Action Coalitions and other organizations that may be of interest.

Fundraising Webinar Teaches How to Make Your Case

Campbell & Company leads a free webinar to define what is meant by “case for support” and explain its importance to would-be supporters. October 5, 1-2 p.m. ET.

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