Susan Hassmiller, Ph.D., R.N., F.A.A.N., Sends Dispatches from the Alabama Tornado Zone

May 6, 2011

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's Senior Adviser for Nursing, Susan B. Hassmiller, Ph.D., R.N., F.A.A.N., is on the frontlines of care again. She has travelled to Alabama to serve as a Red Cross trained disaster volunteer in the aftermath of late April's deadly tornadoes. She's chronicling her time on AJN's Off the Charts blog. 

Read Sue's posts on the recovery situation on Off the Charts.

Linda Burnes Bolton Named Among Top Women in Healthcare

April 26, 2011

Modern Healthcare Magazine has named Linda Burnes Bolton, Dr.P.H., R.N., F.A.A.N., member of the Future of Nursing: Campaign for Action's strategic advisory committee; vice president and chief nursing officer of Cedars-Sinai Health System, among its Top 25 Women in Healthcare.

Read the full news release on Dr. Burnes Bolton's recognition. 

View the 2011 list of Modern Healthcare Magazine's Top 25 Women in Healthcare (subscription required). 

National Association of Hispanic Nurses 36th Annual Conference

Start Date: 
July 20, 2011
End Date: 
July 22, 2011

Rosa Gonzales-Guarda, committee member on the Institute of Medicine report Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health, will present at the Annual Conference of the National Association of Hispanic Nurses. 

More information on the Conference is available on the NAHN website. 

Winston-Salem State University: 2nd Annual Leadership Institute Conference

Start Date: 
June 16, 2011
End Date: 
June 17, 2011

Anjili Aurora Hinman, committee member for the Institute of Medicine's report, The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health, will speak at the Center of Excellence for the Elimination of Health Disparities at Winston-Salem State University's (WSSU) 2nd annual Leadership Institute Conference which will be held on the WSSU campus, June 16-17, 2011.

Registration form for this event is available Center of Excellence for the Elimination of Health Disparities website. 

8th Annual Mid-Atlantic Nursing Leadership Conference

Start Date: 
April 15, 2011

Shirley Gibson, co-lead of the Virginia Regional Action Coalition, and president of the Virginia Nurses Association will speak at the 8th Annual Mid-Atlantic Nursing Leadership Conference. 

More information is available on the Virginia Commonwealth University Health System Nursing website. 

American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees National Nurses Congress

Start Date: 
May 4, 2011
End Date: 
May 7, 2011

Julia Alexis, vice president for Health Initiatives at AARP will speak at the 2011 National Nurses Congress in Washington, D.C.  on Thursday, May 5.

Join hundreds of AFSCME nurses May 4 – 7, 2011 in Washington, DC for the 13th UNA National Nurses Congress. This year, in addition to networking, workshops, plenary speakers and a lobby day, we will stand in solidarity with our sisters and brothers in states where collective bargaining rights are under attack. Contact hours can be earned starting Wednesday.

Columbia University: 48th Annual Isabel Maitland Stewart Conference On Research in Nursing

Start Date: 
April 29, 2011

Practice Education and Leadership Tranfromation: Preparing for the Care Continuum

This year's Stewart Conference speakers will inform about the strategic actions to be taken in the practice, education and leadership sectors to prepare for the future of nursing and health care. 

Speakers include Bobbie Berkowitz, Ph.D., R.N., F.A.A.N., Dean and Mary O'Neil Mundinger Professor, Columbia University School of Nursing; Christine Kovner, Ph.D., R.N., F.A.A.N., Professor University College of New York; Mary Ann Christopher, M.S.N., R.N., F.A.A.N., co-lead of the NJ Regional Action Coalition and others. 

Additional event details and registration and continuing education information are available on the online flyer for the conference. 

Illinois Nurses Association: Educational Advancement of Registered Nurses, Summit '11

April 13, 2011

INA hosts a hugely successful Summit which engaged Illinois nurses leaders in positive and collaborative discussions about the future of nursing in our state.  

Nursing educators and leaders from every region of Illinois gathered on April 1 in Normal, Ill. at the Summit 11, Educational Advancement of Registered Nurses, to work out strategies to bring to life recommendations made by the Institute of Medicine Report on Nursing.

Salt Lake Tribune: Utah nurses will help study best routes for reform

April 6, 2011

Utah nurses will help study best routes for reform  

Utah is one of 15 states that will study how to best tap the expertise of nurses as the nation’s health care system is reformed.

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the AARP are choosing sites around the country to develop recommendations for the country.

Read the full article on the Salt Lake Tribune website. 

Salt Lake Tribune Op-Ed by Susan Hassmiller, Maureen Keefe

April 11, 2011
Nurses are key component to health reform
By Maureen Keefe and Susan B. Hassmiller

Utah is facing a perfect storm of demographic, economic and geographic challenges that could threaten future health care for many residents. The state has both the highest birth rate in the country and ranks of elderly who may comprise 17 percent of the population by 2025. 

Read the full article on the Salt Lake Tribune website

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