Atlanta Constitution Journal: Nursing summit addresses future of profession

February 22, 2011

Nursing summit addresses future of profession

When the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Institute of Medicine launched a two-year effort to assess and, ultimately, transform nursing in 2008, health care reform was only a campaign promise. By the time the initiative’s report – “The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health” – was released, the 2010 Affordable Care Act was law.

Read the full article on the Atlanta Journal Constitution website.

The Sunshine State: Nurse Practitioner Rallies Attract Supporters Across Florida

February 26, 2011
Nurse Practitioner Rallies Attract Supporters Across Florida
By Kenric Ward (2/26/11)

Hundreds of nurse practitioners were joined by doctors, patients and health-care workers at rallies in five cities across Florida on Saturday.

Nurse practitioners, promoting legislation that would grant their right to practice at the full scope of their profession, rallied for their cause in Miami, Sarasota, Orlando, Tallahassee and Pensacola. 



Read the full article on the Sunshine State website.

Nurse.com: State-Level Committees Embark on Nursing Advancement

February 14, 2011
State-Level Committees Embark on Nursing Advancement
 By Heather Stringer

 Even before the Institute of Medicine released the much-anticipated report “The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health” in October, plans were under way for the critical next step: turning the report’s recommendations into reality.

Read the full article on Nurse.com.

Nursing Economic$ article, The Future of Nursing: An Interview with Susan B. Hassmiller

April 1, 2011

Susan Hassmiller. PhD, RN, FAAN, is the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Senior Adviser for Nursing sat down with Christine Kovner and Joanne Spetz for an interview on the Future of Nursing: Campaign for Action and the Foundation's commitment to nursing programs.

Read the article on the nursing economics website.

Sigma Theta Tau International: Mentored Nurse Leadership Academy

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The Mentored Nurse Leadership Academy offers all nurses, whether they are Sigma Theta Tau International honor society members or not, an invaluable resource for personal mentoring and individualized leadership development.

This program is an 18-month experiential, mentored nurse leadership development academy currently being revised to build on foundational leadership skills focused on extending leadership competencies both in developing efficient models of care with an emphasis on safety and quality of care, as well as informing and impacting health care policy and reform on a broader platform.

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This program is offered through the International Leadership Institute at the Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International. 

Sigma Theta Tau International: Maternal-Child Health Nursing Leadership Academy

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This 18 month Maternal-Child Health Nursing Leadership Academy offers all nurses, whether they are Sigma Theta Tau International honor society members or not, an invaluable resource for personal mentoring and individualized leadership development  to prepare maternal-child health nurses and nurse midwives for effective interdisciplinary team leadership to effect system change focused on improving the quality of health care for childbearing women, and children up to 5 years old.

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This program is offered through the International Leadership Institute at the Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International. 

Sigma Theta Tau International: Geriatric Nursing Leadership Academy

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The Geriatric Nursing Leadership Academy offers all nurses, whether they are Sigma Theta Tau International honor society members or not, an invaluable resource for personal mentoring and individualized leadership development to prepare them to lead interdisciplinary teams to improve the quality of health care for older adults and their families.

The 18-month Geriatric Nursing Leadership Academy is an exciting, intense, and career-changing experience for nurses who are committed to leading health care practice changes for older adults. The purpose of the Geriatric Nursing Leadership Academy is to develop the leadership skills of geriatric nurses in positions of influence in a variety of health care settings. This leadership academy prepares geriatric nurses to effectively lead interdisciplinary teams to impact system change and improve the quality of health care for older adults and their families. 

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This program is offered through the International Leadership Institute at the Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International. 

Sigma Theta Tau International: Board Leadership Development Academy

about Leadership

The Board Leadership Development Academy offers all nurses, whether they are Sigma Theta Tau International honor society members or not, an invaluable resource for personal mentoring and individualized leadership development.  This program is a two-tiered experiential, personal mentored leadership development program that is comprised of a foundational board development leadership skills course provided online, followed by an individually mentored board leadership development academy.

The two-year Board Leadership Development Academy prepares nurses to be knowledgeable and responsive leaders on national and international boards. The focus of the program is on increasing knowledge and skills in the areas of:

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This program is offered through the International Leadership Institute of Sigma Theta Tau International. 

Sigma Theta Tau International: Nurse Faculty Leadership Academy

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The Nurse Faculty Leadership Academy offers nurse faculty, whether they are Sigma Theta Tau International honor society members or not, an invaluable resource for personal mentoring and individualized leadership development to prepare them as they transition into the faculty role. 

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This program is offered through the International Leadership Institute at the Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International. 

National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners Online Training Courses

Start Date: 
March 17, 2011

Three online courses were developed for NAPNAP Chapter leaders to assist them in their new roles as Chapter legislative officers, Presidents and Treasurers: Chapter President's Leadership Training, Chapter Legislative Training, Chapter Treasurer's Training

The Chapter President’s Leadership Training discusses the role of the chapter president as leader mentor and coach, Lists 6 techniques for engaging a core group of volunteers and promoting second generation leadership.

The Growing Grass Roots online course was developed to teach NAPNAP members and Chapter Officers how to use the legislation action center (CAPWIZ). CAPWIZ allows members to search for federal bills by state and allows members to send out calls to action to their respective legislative representatives.

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