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

RWJF-funded Transitional Care Research Highlighted in Health Affairs (April 2011)

April 7, 2011

The April 2011 issue of Health Affairs features research and review of implementation strategies of transitional care models under the Affordable Care Act. The study, funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and led by Mary Naylor, Ph.D., R.N., F.A.A.N., demonstrates nine interventions that demonstrated positive effects on reducing hospital readmissions.

The transitional care model has been shown to ease the transition between different care setting, and has been particularly valuable for individuals with chronic conditions who receive care from multiple settings. 

American Organization of Nurse Executives 44th Annual Meeting and Exposition

Start Date: 
April 16, 2011

Linda Burnes Bolton, vice president and chief nursing officer at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and a member of the Strategic Advisory Committee for Campaign for Action, will present at the American Organization of Nurse Executive Annual Meeting in San Diego.

More information about the AONE Annual Meeting can be found on their website.

New Mexico Business Weekly: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation picks New Mexico

March 25, 2011

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation picks New Mexico

New Mexico is one of 10 states that have been chosen to participate in a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation program to overcome challenges facing the nursing profession.

The state has been selected as a Regional Action Coalition by the Future of Nursing Campaign for Action, a collaborative effort to improve health care for all Americans. Reposted on the Albuquerque Express.

Read the full article on the New Mexico Business Weekly website.

Los Angeles Times: Nurses to play a greater role in healthcare

March 29, 2011
Nurses to play a greater role in healthcare
By Molly Hennessy-Fiske

Savinh Pouv wears a white coat, treats patients and is considered a primary care provider at the Los Angeles County clinic where she works — but she is not a doctor.

That does not matter to Maria Avalos. What matters, the 55 year-old homemaker said, is that when she comes to the Long Beach clinic to get treated for her diabetes, she always sees Pouv, a nurse practitioner.

Read the full article on LATimes.com.

Nurse.com: Leading the Future of Nursing

March 21, 2011
Leading the Future of Nursing
By Janice Petrella Lynch

The Future of Nursing: Campaign for Action, a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation initiative, announced March 1 that 10 more states were selected as regional action coalitions, or RACs.

Read the full article on Nurse.com.

Atlanta Journal Constitution: For nurse practitioners, the future
is now

March 21, 2011
For nurse practitioners, the future
is now
By Laura Raines

Born out of the physician shortage of the 1960s, the nurse practitioner role seems to have come full circle with the recommendations of the Institute of Medicine and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s 2010 report on the future of nursing. The report states, “the health care system needs to tap into the capabilities of advanced practice nurses to meet the increased demand for primary care.”

Read the full article on the American Journal of Nursing website.

The Missoulian: Nurse’s notes: Health care reform calls for nurses to take the lead

March 15, 2011
Nurse’s notes: Health care reform calls for nurses to take the lead
By Leann Ogilvie

Health care reform, like health care itself, is a complex process that requires a variety of professionals who are willing and able to make decisions that impact human life.

Read the full article on the Missoulian website.

Nursing Economics: A New Year's Message of Active Commitment: Speaking Up! Acting Up! Acting Together!

A New Year's Message of Active Commitment: Speaking Up! Acting Up! Acting Together!
By Donna M. Nickitas

A New Year brings with it opportunities for newly stated resolutions and commitments. I would like to offer my own New Year's resolution for nurse leaders to support and implement the call for radical transformation of nursing education and practice, and nursing's role in health care, by supporting the groundbreaking report by the Institute of Medicine (IOM, 2010) The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health.

Read the whole article on the Nursing Economic$ website.

Medscape: Nurses and the Affordable Care Act: Opportunities and Options – A Discussion With Mary Wakefield

February 17, 2011
Nurses and the Affordable Care Act: Opportunities and Options – A Discussion With Mary Wakefield
By Laura A. Stokowski

2010 was a good year for nursing. The spotlight on our profession has never been brighter, as nursing leaders, professional colleagues, and policymakers considered the value of nursing to a reformed healthcare delivery system.

Read the full article on Medscape.

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