Campaign for Action Update: January 9, 2018


Shout-Out Nursing, Once Again, Most Trusted Profession

For the 16th year, Americans name nurses as the professionals they most trust. Gallup’s annual poll asks Americans to rate 22 occupations when it comes to honesty and ethical standards; 82 percent of the public –a higher percentage than for all other professions– consider nurses’ ethics to be high or very high.

View the poll.

Campaign News and Features

Campaign Leaders Praise Gains of 2017

In an end-of-year letter, Campaign leaders Susan B. Hassmiller, PhD, RN, FAAN and Susan C. Reinhard, PhD, RN, FAAN assess and say thanks for all that the Action Coalitions accomplished in 2017. Stay tuned for a New Year’s letter, with a look ahead to 2018.

Read the letter.

Dozen Men Tell NY Times of Joys of Nursing 

The Campaign’s Jake Creviston, DNP, RN, PMHNP-BC, ended up in nursing — and because of that, in The New York Times. Creviston, a 2014 Breakthrough Nurse Leader and COACH, is one of a dozen male nurses talking about their various paths to nursing, career satisfaction, and gender expectations.

Read more.

Nurses Give in Many Ways, as Year-End Tally Shows

In case you missed it: The Future of Nursing: Campaign for Action last month highlighted some unusual gifts nurses have bestowed on the public. For instance: Who would have thought of using LEGOS to help explain a procedure? A nurse.

Read more.

Improve Laws, Urges AARP Georgia

AARP state offices in Georgia speak up on behalf of the state’s residents in a letter to the editor of the LaGrange Daily News. Aimed at policymakers, the letter cites health statistics and criticizes legal barriers that “often delay care to consumers, especially in rural and urban undeserved areas where few physicians are available.”

Read the letter here.

Nursing Community Responds to AMA Resolution

Both the Tri-Council for Nursing and the Nursing Community Coalition (NCC) issued statements expressing disappointment at a recent American Medical Association resolution to limit the scope of practice of advanced practice registered nurses.  The NCC cited the Institute of Medicine Future of Nursing report to say why. The NCC notes that the AMA stance reflects a stance contrary to that report, and says “we must work together to put patients first.”

Leadership Programs Soon to Accept Applications 

Four Robert Wood Johnson Foundation programs designed to extend the impact of leaders working to build a Culture of Health will start accepting applications January 12. The Culture of Health Leaders, Clinical Scholars, Health Policy Research Scholars, and the Interdisciplinary Research Leaders programs seek leaders from a range of sectors and disciplines for their 2018 cohorts.

Find out which program is for you.


New from Charting Nursing’s Future

Title VII, CARE Act Among Policy Wishes for 2018 

Charting Nursing’s Future asked five nurse leaders about their policy priorities in 2018. The result: an abundance of ways to help people achieve their best health. Leaders include Catherine Alicia Georges, EdD, RN, FAAN, president-elect of AARP, and Mary Wakefield, PhD, RN, FAAN, acting U.S. deputy secretary of Health and Human Services in the Obama administration.

Read more.

Bill Would Let APRNs Treat Addiction in Pregnant Women

Newly proposed federal legislation is intended to help pregnant women who are opioid dependent by allowing certain advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs) to prescribe medication-assisted treatment. The Addiction Treatment Access Improvement Act of 2017 is co-sponsored by six Republicans and four Democrats.

Read more.

Funding, Tools, and Other Opportunities

New – AACN, CDC Team for Public Health Fellowships

The American Association of Colleges of Nursing offers two 2018 fellowships in collaboration with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. One is focused on clinical fall prevention, and located in Atlanta; the other is on occupational safety and health and will be in Pittsburgh.

Deadline: February 2.

Learn more.

Recruit, Train Students for Community-Based Primary Care

The Health Resources and Services Administration is soliciting proposals from schools of nursing and health care facilities for a training program for nursing students and registered nurses to practice in community-based primary care teams with an emphasis on chronic disease prevention and control. The program aims to train nurses to address pressing national public health issues. Deadline: January 29.

Read more.

Apply To Be Part of the Eighth Class of Macy Faculty Scholars

Promising educational innovators in medicine and nursing are invited to apply for the Macy Foundation’s Faculty Scholars program. Scholars will implement new educational innovations at their home institutions and participate in career development activities that prepare them for leadership roles. Informational webinar: December 14. Deadline: February 14.

Learn more.

Meetings and Webinars

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

360° Planning: Building Comprehensive Support for a Successful Campaign (webinar)

Campbell & Company. January 10, 2-3 p.m. ET.

Native American Nurses leading a Culture of Health (webinar)

Center to Champion  Nursing in America. January 18, 1-2 p.m. ET.

Improving Nurses’ Health and Wellness (webinar)

Center to Champion Nursing in America and the American Nurses Association. January 22, 4-5 p.m. ET.

Culture of Health and Nursing Education Learning Collaborative (teleconference)

Center to Champion Nursing in America. January 31, 2:30-3:30 p.m. ET.

Read notes from the previous calls.

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