Campaign for Action Update: February 6, 2018

Campaign Update
February 6, 2018

NEPIN Introduces Itself Through New Website 

The National Education Progression in Nursing Collaborative (NEPIN) has added final touches to its new website and is now ready to have visitors come learn more about its work. NEPIN continues the education work advanced by RWJF Academic Progression in Nursing (APIN) program.

Check out the website.

News and Features

Campaign Dashboard Updated With Education, Diversity Progress

A higher percentage of nurses with bachelor’s degrees in nursing, a growing number of nurses with doctoral degrees, and a more racially and ethnically diverse workforce: These are just three noteworthy trends in nursing now reflected in the Campaign Dashboard. The Dashboard, updated twice a year, tracks efforts to implement the recommendations in the Future of Nursing report.

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Legislative Update Tallies 2017 Increases in Access to Care

Last year saw legislatures in more than 20 states lifting restrictions in nursing, meaning advanced practice registered nurses are now allowed to provide more care to more consumers. Charting Nursing’s Future reports on some of the changed laws.

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29 States Now Part of Enhanced Nurse Licensure Compact

Colorado, New Mexico, and Florida are the latest to join the enhanced nurse licensure compact (eNLC), which the National Council of State Boards of Nursing implemented in mid-January. The eNLC, now with 29 states, allows nurses to practice in other compact states without the need for additional licenses.

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From Coast to Coast, Nurse Brings Health to Neighborhoods In Need

Growing up in Philadelphia, Gloria McNeal, PhD, ACNS-BC, FAAN, came to understand that the environment one lives in determines one’s health. When she moved to Los Angeles, she built on what she’d started at home, working with community institutions to set up nurse-managed clinics.

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He Chose Nursing After Volunteering at Hospital in College

One accomplished nurse started out thinking dentistry was for him, only to change course after a volunteer stint in a hospital. Nowadays, Dan Lose DNP, RN, CNML, a Campaign Outreach Advocate for a Culture of Health (COACH), does all he can to make sure the profession has a strong say in the vast changes happening in health care delivery.

Read more.

Find Your RWJF Program With New Resource

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation offers funding, research, and other types of grants to people in various stages of their careers, all with the goal of supporting efforts to build a Culture of Health. Now a new resource, the Program Finder, lets you compare grants with each other, and match an RWJF grant to your needs.

View the Program Finder.

Have You Seen Partnering for Better Health?

The Campaign has a new video documenting some of the Campaign‘s accomplishments: laws that improve consumers’ access to care, transformed education, and more nurses in leadership positions. Take a look and show it to others–both those who know about the Campaign and those who should know about it.

Watch the video.

Funding, Tools, and Other Opportunities

– HRSA Announces 2018 NURSE Corps Loan Repayment Program

The Health Resources & Services Administration’s loan repayment program, which helps nurses pay off unpaid education debt, is accepting applications. Repayment goes to those at nonprofit health facilities in areas with shortages of primary care or mental health professionals, or eligible schools of nursing. Informational webinar: February 8 and March 1. Deadline: March 8.


New – RWJF Diversity Program to Fund 10 Scholars 

The Harold Amos Medical Faculty Development Program, named after the first African American to chair a department at Harvard, is open to applicants from historically disadvantaged backgrounds. The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation-supported program accepts applications from those in the medical, nursing, and dentistry field. Deadline: March 15 by 3 p.m. ET.

Learn more.

Leadership for Better Health: Step Up for One of Four Programs 

What kind of leader are you? To find out, apply for one of four Robert Wood Johnson Foundation leadership programs: The Culture of Health Leaders, Clinical Scholars, Health Policy Research Scholars, and Interdisciplinary Research Leaders programs are designed to extend the impact of leaders building a Culture of Health. Deadlines range from February 21 to March 14.


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. Deadline: February 14.

Learn more.

Meetings and Webinars

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

Engaging Volunteers with Your Case

Campbell & Company. February 7, 1-2 p.m. ET.

Successful Models of Inter-Professional Oral Health and Primary Care Training Programs 

Health Resources & Services Administration. February 26, 2-3:30 p.m. ET.

Culture of Health and Nursing Education Learning Collaborative (teleconference)

Center to Champion Nursing in America. March 21, 2:30-3:30 p.m. ET.

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