Campaign for Action Update: November 8, 2016


Wisconsin Honors Nurse Advocate With Newly Named Award

The Wisconsin Nurses Association (WNA) bestowed the 2016 Political Nurse Award on Campaign consultant Barbara Nichols, DnSc.(Hon), MS, RN–then named the award after the longtime advocate. Nichols earned The Barbara Nichols Nurse Advocate Award for her role as a leader of policies that are good for nurses and those they care for.

Campaign News and Features

New Page Groups Resources on Culture of Health and Nursing Education 

Educators and practitioners are considering ways that public health, and building healthier communities, are reflected in nursing education. The first of a series of teleconferences on the topic took place October 27. You can find comments and resources for future conversations on this new page on the Campaign website.

The Future of Nursing Report: Still on Top

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine ranks what we’re reading, and in October The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health was still its most downloaded publication on health and medicine–exactly six years after its release.

Nursing Journal Hails Nursing Education Programs in Special Issue

The Journal of Professional Nursing reviews the programs that welcome those from other fields into nursing with a special issue on accelerated nursing programs. Featured prominently is New Careers in Nursing, a joint program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the American Association of Colleges of Nursing.

American Academy of Nursing Conference: Talk of Childhood Poverty, More

“Childhood poverty is a public health crisis,” but nurses are helping, said two speakers in a panel discussion at the American Academy of Nursing’s 2016 policy conference. Panelists discussed how nurses are addressing childhood poverty through a number of initiatives. (Read a few of the comments on other topics overheard throughout the event.)

Federal Grant Helps Montana State Enroll More Native American Students 

Montana State University’s College of Nursing has seen its student enrollment grow more diverse–in fact, the proportion of Native American students now matches the state’s population–thanks in part to program whose long-term goal is to improve the health of Native Americans in Montana.

#WeGotThis: Johns Hopkins Rewriting “The Script”

The Johns Hopkins School of Nursing is looking to nurses to help update the perception of nursing. Share your stories on Facebook and Twitter (and hear from others) by using #WeGotThis

Funding, Tools, and Other Opportunities

Below are three funding opportunities with fast-approaching deadlines.

Meetings and Webinars

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

Fostering Innovation, Sustaining Transformation: the Future of Nurse-Led Care

The National Nurse-Led Care Consortium (co-lead of the Pennsylvania Action Coalition) national conference in Philadelphia. November 9-11.

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 Briefing

Health Affairs, Washington D.C. November 10, 9 a.m. – 12:30 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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