American Red Cross Nursing Aligns with IOM Recommendations for the Future of Nursing

New model enables Red Cross nursing to find solutions to challenges in the nursing profession.

A new American Red Cross nurse-led disaster health services community response model being put into place helps improve Red Cross health services to disaster survivors.

First Year Progress Twitter Chat

On Wednesday, October 5 from 2-3 p.m. ET we held a special #FutureRN Twitter chat to highlight the first year progress toward achieving the recommendations in the IOM report, Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health.

National Engagement

Many national organizations continue to support the report and its recommendations in various ways. 

These include, but are not limited to: 

Help Highlight Progress on IOM Report

October 5, 2011 marks the first year of progress toward achieving the recommendations outlined in the Institute of Medicine report, The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health. An image (below) has been created for use on print materials and websites. 

First Year Progress

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Leapfrog to Report on Nursing Excellence; Ratings Linked to Future of Nursing: Campaign for Action

On Wednesday, July 27, 2011, at a meeting of the AARP Champion Nursing Coalition and Council, Leapfrog, a member of the Coalition, announced that they will include measures of nursing excellence in their annual hospital survey on quality and patient care. 

California Action Coalition Holds Townhall

In early August, the California Action Coalition held a townhall meeting to discuss with leaders, health-care professionals and consumers the necessary actions to improve health in our state and the role nurses should take to advance this vision. Below are photos from the event.


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Michigan Center for Nursing Presents Sen. Stabenow with Award

August 15, 2011

The Michigan Center for Nursing, a partner of the Michigan Action Coalition, presented Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) with their "Friend of Nursing" Award that the Michigan Nursing Summit on Friday, August 5, 2011. 

Throughout her career, Senator Stabenow has been a champion for nurses in Michigan and across the country.  At the event, nurses said they chose to honor Stabenow for long history of standing with them and the patients they serve, her efforts to help more young people become nurses to address the nation’s nursing shortage, and her strong support of quality health care for Michigan families.

Read the full story on the Michigan Center for Nursing website

Campaign Highlights, July 2011

July 18, 2011

Read an update of Future of Nursing: Campaign for Action activities and highlights from the past months. 

 

Partner with Nurses for a Healthier California

Start Date: 
August 4, 2011

Partner with Nurses for a Healthy California - to discuss with other leaders, health-care professionals and consumers the necessary actions to improve health in our state and the role nurses should take to advance this vision.

The two-hour event includes lunch, a presentation of nurses who promote health in our communities and a panel discussion with a variety of the state’s health-care leaders to identify priorities to improve California’s health. This is part of a series of discussions convened by the California Action Coalition, a statewide group formed last fall to implement health-care improvement in California. 

RWJF Nursing News: Memo to Aspiring Nurse Executives and Leaders: "This is Your Time!"

July 6, 2011

Veteran nurse leaders see new potential for nurses to serve in executive-level and leadership positions.

Read the full story on RWJF.org. 

Story excerpt from RWJF:

Ever since Florence Nightingale first came to the aid of wounded soldiers with her legendary lamp a century and a half ago, nurses have broken through some of the toughest social barriers and risen to positions of prominence, improving and saving lives, conducting groundbreaking research, and revolutionizing health and health care along the way.

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