Campaign for Action Update: July 25, 2017


Video Shows How Good Health Starts With Nurses

Congratulations and thanks to the Washington Nursing Action Coalition for a video that lets nurses know how important they are in promoting a Culture of Health. Its references may be state-specific, but the lessons are universal. The Action Coalition worked with the Washington Health Care Authority, which funded the video production.

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Campaign News and Features

Enhanced Nurse Licensure Compact Now In Effect

The enhanced Nurse Licensure Compact (eNLC), which will allow nurses to provide services across the country without having to obtain additional state licenses, has just come into effect. On July 20, North Carolina became the 26th state to sign on–which is good news nationally.

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Nursing Journeys: Spotlight on a New Jersey Leader
A summer job as a candy striper at 14 started a love of nursing for Edna Cadmus, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN. She talks about her career and gives advice for the next generation of nurses in the second profile in a Campaign series that features Action Coalition leaders.

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Progress Assessed on the 80/20 Goal

Experts tell American Nurse Today that nursing might not meet one key goal when it comes to Institute of Medicine recommendations–but given the recent extraordinary surges in education, that aspiration is almost beside the point. “Can Nursing Meet the 80/2020 Goal?” refers to the proportion of nurses who should have a bachelor’s degree; goals exceeded include the doubling in the number of RN-to-BSN graduates.

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Book Tackles Issue of Training Nurses for Settings Outside Hospitals

The need for care outside of hospitals is growing, and new nurses especially need specialized training. Developing a Residency in Post-Acute Care, whose authors include New Jersey Action Coalition leaders Edna Cadmus, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN, and Susan Salmond, EdD, RN, ANEF, FAAN, reports promising results from a long-term care residency program that paired new graduates with experienced preceptors.
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“Increase the Number and Diversity of Blood Donors”

In the American Journal of Nursing,  the chief nurse of the American Red Cross goes into great detail about many aspects of blood transfusions, but the headline sums it up. “The Growing Need for Diverse Blood Donors” reviews shifting demographics and how complications can be reduced if “donor and recipient have the same ethnic background.”

Read the article by Linda M. MacIntyre, PhD, RN.

Q&A Spells Out Between Nurse, Clinician

Patients’ View Institute gives voice to two people sharing an “uncommon connection as patient and clinician” while a life hung in the balance. Abby diGaetano, CRNA, MSN, was the nurse who first assisted a bicyclist after a terrible accident. Her viewpoint is matched by that of Sue Hassmiller, PhD, RN, FAAN, director of the Campaign for Action, whose husband was the bicyclist.

Read the interview.

Nursing Education Calls to Start Again in September 

The Campaign’s monthly teleconference calls linking nursing education and Culture of Health concepts are on hold till the fall. Until the next call, September 27, Action Coalitions and others are invited to suggest topics to discuss during this learning collaborative. Email Lynn Mertz, PhD, senior strategic policy adviser at the Center to Champion Nursing in America, at [email protected].

Read  notes from the previous calls.

Funding, Tools, and Other Opportunities

New – Submit an Abstract for the Nurse-Led Care Conference

The University of Maryland School of Nursing and the National Nurse-Led Care Consortium are accepting abstracts for potential presentations at their conference, “Transforming Practice, Providing Value.” Topics include innovative health care delivery models, measuring the impact of nurse-led care, or workforce development. Deadline: July 31.

Submit an abstract.

New – Schools Invited to Apply for Funds for Future of Nursing Scholars

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Future of Nursing Scholars program aims to help build a cadre of PhD-prepared nurse leaders committed to long-term careers, the better to create a Culture of Health. Schools of nursing with research-focused PhD programs are invited to apply. Deadline: September 14 at 3 p.m. ET.



New – Nurses’ Health Study 3 Seeks Volunteers

The Nurses’ Health Studies, the largest, longest-running investigations of women’s health, has since 1976 relied in nurse participants to study a number of health factors. The third such study seeks 100,000 female nurses or nurse students, ages 19 to 52, to participate in a web-based study of health issues related to lifestyle, fertility/pregnancy, environment, and nursing exposures.




Federal Grants Offered to Reduce Health Disparities

The Office of Minority Health, part of Health and Human Services, offers grants of $300,000 to $350,000  as part of its Empowered Communities for a Healthier Nation Initiative. Grants will go to programs that improve the health of minority and disadvantaged communities affected by the opioid epidemic, childhood or adolescent obesity, or mental illness. Deadline: August 1, 5 p.m. ET.

Learn more.

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

What You Don’t Know May Hurt Others: Understanding Unconscious Bias (webinar)
Center to Champion Nursing in America. July 26, 2-3 p.m. ET.

Progress on the Institute of Medicine Recommendations: More Evidence Scope of Practice (webinar)

Center to Champion Nursing in America. August 2, 3-4 p.m. ET.

The Science of Caregiving: Bringing Voices Together
National Institute of Nursing Research and Partners. August 7-8,  National Institute of Health Campus, Bethesda, MD. Registration required for both In-person attendance and videocast.

Culture of Health and Nursing Education Learning Collaborative (teleconference)

Center to Champion Nursing in America. September 27, 2:30-3:30 p.m. ET.

2017 Transforming Health, Driving Policy Conference 
American Academy of Nursing. October 5-7, Washington D.C.

Transforming Practice, Providing Value
University of Maryland School of Nursing and the National Nurse-Led Care Consortium.  October 23-25, Baltimore.

OADN 2017 Convention: “Advancing Quality and Safety in Healthcare”

Organization for Associate Degree Nursing. November 17-19, Scottsdale, Arizona.

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