When COVID-19 led to staff shortages and delays in care to oncology patients, Mount Sinai Health System lifted many restrictions on nurses. Among results: Now nurse practitioners can develop care plans with patients, who are receiving treatment more quickly.
UPenn Nursing Receives $125 Million to Support Underserved Communities
Leonard A. Lauder, chair emeritus of the Estee Lauder Companies and a graduate of UPenn, is making the largest gift ever to an American nursing school: $125 million to the school of nursing to recruit, train, and deploy nurse practitioners to underserved communities across the U.S. The first-of-its kind tuition-free program will select 10 fellows this fall. (Two staff openings are listed below in “Funding, Tools and Other Opportunities.”)
Utah Gov. Signs Advanced Practice Registered Nurse Compact
The APRN Compact will come into effect once seven states have enacted the legislation—and now there are three. Utah’s governor on March 24 saw to it that his state joined North Dakota and Delaware: He signed the law that will allow an APRN to hold one multistate license with a privilege to practice in other compact states.
2022 Health Rankings Due Out Soon: Check Out Your ZIP
The annual County Health Rankings & Roadmaps helps Americans better understand the health problems specific to their community, now and over time, in order to set priorities and encourage others to get involved. The 2022 snapshot comes out April 27—get a jump on the latest figures by learning how to use the data and tools before they go live.
Documentary Shows How Nurse Persevered To Help Others
A documentary from Shift puts the spotlight on Whitney Fear, MSN, PMHNP-BC, who grew up on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota. Being raised in one of the poorest areas in the U.S. led Fear to her passion and lifework, now featured in “Who Cares: A Nurse’s Focus on Equity.” The documentary explores Fear and her holistic approach to treating behavioral health and substance use disorders.
National Nurses Signing Day At Last! Celebrate the Commitment
Signing day is big in sports, and now it’s big in nursing—or should be. The first ever Nurses Signing Day, May 6, is designed to celebrate graduating seniors who have committed to a college or university to become nurses. The Center for Education and Opportunity urges schools to register to help spur excitement for those who choose to direct their lives to improving health through nursing.
Action Coalitions: What’s Up? Tell Us So That We Can Share
Fans of the Campaign for Action like to learn what’s happening in other states. But we might not know your stories. Help us celebrate your efforts and share details of progress by dropping a note to Aidan McCallion at [email protected]. We’ll spread the news through news posts, social media, and the Campaign Update.
Funding, Tools, and Other Opportunities
New – UPenn Community Program Seeks Faculty Director, Executive Director
The newly created Leonard A. Lauder Community Care Nurse Practitioner Program, a result of the $125 million gift from Lauder, an alumnus of the University of Pennsylvania (see item above), seeks both a faculty director and an executive director. The tuition-free program will prepare a diverse cadre of expert nurse practitioners to support underserved communities across the U.S.
AARP Foundation To Fund Direct-Service Projects: Apply
Have a direct-service project that supports older adults, and is in pilot stage or is ready to go? AARP Foundation seeks applications for projects in either stage that advance economic opportunity among low-income older adults. The early application process asks would-be grantees to outline how their project reflects a commitment to equity and how outcomes align with AARP Foundation’s mission and objectives. Pre-application deadline: April 15, 5 p.m. ET.
Present Your Ideas at “Putting Care at the Center” Meeting
Share your findings at the National Center for Complex Health and Social Needs’ annual conference in September by presenting at a workshop or during a Beehive (the center’s networking sessions). Now is your chance to show conference attendees the models, tools, strategies, and experiences that work or are worth exploring. Deadline April 15.
Teams: Apply for Interdisciplinary Program to Fight Racism
The Interdisciplinary Research Leaders, a three-year leadership development program, aims to support action-oriented research collaborations with the goal of dismantling structural racism and advancing health equity. The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation opens its 2022 application process to teams (two researchers and one community partner) from a diversity of disciplines. Deadline May 4.
The Health Resources and Services Administration invites nurses to apply to the Nurse Corps Scholarship Program, which provides scholarships to nursing students in exchange for a minimum two-year full-time service commitment (or part-time equivalent), at an eligible health care facility with a critical shortage of nurses. Deadline: May 5.