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.
- The Innovation Award for Health Care Provider Training and Education is open to schools and programs. Deadline: November 11.
- The Health Resources and Services Administration’s Nurse Faculty Loan Program is open to schools of nursing. Deadline: November 14.
- The RWJF Health Policy Fellows Program is open to midcareer health professionals and behavioral and social scientists. Deadline: November 15.
Meetings and Webinars
Meetings open to all unless otherwise noted. Follow links for details about fees and registration.
The National Nurse-Led Care Consortium (co-lead of the Pennsylvania Action Coalition) national conference in Philadelphia. November 9-11.
AARP Solutions Forum. Washington D.C. December 1, 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m. ET.
Health Affairs, Washington D.C. November 10, 9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. ET.
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Nursing and Health Policy Collaborative conference. Coronado, Calif. January 17.
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