Campaign for Action Update: December 6, 2016



West Virginia APRNs Step Up, Help People Make Their Wishes Clear

West Virginians have had better access to care since June, when new laws lifted some restrictions on advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs). Now that APRNs may sign the forms that indicate preferences for end-of-life care, more West Virginians have been able to make their wishes clear. Kudos to that state’s APRNs, who have signed 14 percent of the documents submitted.

Campaign News and Features
Texas Team Tracks a Year of Growth Since Summit 2015

The Future of Nursing: Campaign for Action Summit 2015 Leading Change & Building Healthier Communities took place a year ago this week. On the Campaign  blog, Alexia Green, PhD, RN, FAAN, and Cole Edmonson, DNP, RN, FACHE, of the Texas Team, write about the ways nurses in their state and others have since helped create a Culture of Health, and invite you to comment about what has changed in your state.

What Are Nursing’s Top Priorities?

In The Power of Ten: A Conversational Approach to Tackling the Top Ten Priorities in Nursing, more than 50 nurses write about ways the nursing profession can grow with a changing world. The Future of Nursing: Campaign for Action has been highlighting chapters from the book, as an introductory post expalins, including  pieces written about diversity, leadership, scope of practice, interprofessional collaboration, and education.

Funding, Tools, and Other Opportunities

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.

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.

Meetings and Webinars

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

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

RWJF Leadership Programs: Preview for 2017 (webinar)

Calling scholars from underrepresented populations, researchers, community leaders, and clinicians from all disciplines: The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation begins taking applications January 4 for four programs that support and develop those who want to lead efforts to build a Culture of Health. Learn more in an informational webinar December 8, 2–3 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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