Campaign for Action Update: November 22, 2016



Breakthrough Leader Named a New York Academy of Medicine Fellow

Gina Miranda-Diaz, DNP, MPH, APHN-BC, a 2015 Culture of Health Breakthrough Leader in Nursing, has been named a New York Academy of Medicine fellow, recognized for her “vast expertise in public health, policy, advocacy, governmental agencies, minority and marginalized disparities in health and health care over several decades.” As a fellow, Miranda-Diaz says, she will work with the Institute for Urban Health’s program to eliminate disparities–the focus of her DNP studies.

Future of Nursing West Virginia Earns Excellence Award

The Future of Nursing West Virginia Action Coalition has been recognized as an outstanding nonprofit organization , earning the Excellence Award in the small-budget category from the West Virginia Nonprofit Association. “They exemplify the best of the nonprofit sector in our state and serve as an inspiration to all of us,” said the nonprofit association of the three winners, including those in the medium and large categories.

Breakthrough Leader Moderates Public Health Panel

In celebration of its 50th year, Pace University’s Lienhard School of Nursing hosted a panel talk on public health, and it was moderated by Lucia Alfano, RN, MA, a 2015 Culture of Health Breakthrough Leader. Guiding the conversation among the New York City schools chancellor, a pediatrician, and a representative from the housing authority, Alfano focused on the many elements that affect wellness, emphasizing that those needs must be addressed to build a Culture of Health.

Campaign News and Features
Website Launches Hub for Workforce Data News 

Knowing how many nurses are working and where has never been more important. To keep up on the effort to track data on the nursing workforce, take a look at the new area on the Campaign website that offers, in one place, the latest research on the topic. Also there: A white paper that summarizes findings from the meeting the Campaign held in May among 40 experts on workforce data.

States Offered New Agreement Compact for Multistate Licenses

The National Council of State Boards of Nursing last year introduced the enhanced Nurse Licensure Compact (eNLC), which updates the still-in-use agreement among 25 states that allows nurses to practice in other compact states. Legislatures in 10 states have enacted the eNLC.

Oregon Nurse Educates Others on Female Veterans’ Needs

Cindi Warburton, 2013 Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Jonas Scholar and member of the Oregon Action Coalition’s leadership group, helps connect women veterans in rural Oregon with specialized services that the Department of Veterans Affairs provides.

Workforce Expert Tallies Number of Those Entering Field

Campaign ally Edward Salsberg, MPA, of the George Washington University School of Nursing, reviews how many are taking the National Council Licensure Examination for the first time. The numbers are up for those with bachelor’s degrees, he writes on the Health Affairs Blog , but other figures aren’t as promising.
Funding, Tools, and Other Opportunities

Scholars at All Levels Encouraged to Apply for Nursing Education Grants

The National League for Nursing provides three to five grants a year for research that contributes to the development of the science of nursing education. One theme this year for its Education Research Grants Program is partnerships as a strategic approach to improve patient-centered outcomes. Deadline: February 9.

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. Deadline: January 15.

Meetings and Webinars

Meetings open to all unless otherwise noted. Follow links for details about fees and registration. 

Families Caring for An Aging America: The Current Landscape and Opportunities for the Future

AARP Solutions Forum. Washington D.C.  December 1, 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m. ET.

Culture of Health and Nursing Education Learning Collaborative
The Center to Champion Nursing in America. December 7, 2:30 – 3:30 p.m. ET.

RN-to-BSN: Tracking Bachelor’s Degrees Now and Tomorrow (webinar)
The Future of Nursing: Campaign for Action and Academic Progression in Nursing (APIN) program. December 15, 2:30 – 3:30 p.m. ET.

Teaching Health Policy in Graduate Nursing Education 

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Nursing and Health Policy Collaborative conference. Coronado, Calif. January 17.

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