University of California San Francisco Holds Discussion on IOM Nursing Report

On February 2, 2011 UCSF held a panel discussion to provide an overview of Institute of Medicine report.  The event outlined goals for California, the UC Schools of Nursing, and UCSF in implementing key recommendations of the report including expanding leadership opportunities for nurses, increasing the number of nurses with BA and PhD degrees by 2020, and making nurses “full partners’’ with physicians and other health care professionals in redesigning health care in the United States. 

Safety Net Matters Blog: National Nurses Week: Advancing Nursing to Transform Health

May 12, 2011
National Nurses Week: Advancing Nursing to Transform Health
By Sheila Burke, M.P.A., B.S.N.

Read the rest of Sheila's post on the National Association of Public Hospitals and Health System's Safety Net Matters blog. 

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.

Roanoke Times: Nurse practitioners are charting a new course

April 2, 2011
Nurse practitioners are charting a new course
By Sarah Bruyn Jones

A turf war with potential economic, political and health care consequences is under way in Virginia.

It has been gaining momentum for years, having already been fought in other states.

Read the full article on the Roanoke Times website. 

Associated Press (Tennessee): Tenn. Confronts Shortage Of Nursing Teachers

April 3, 2011

Tenn. Confronts Shortage Of Nursing Teachers

Tennessee has a need for more nurses, but officials said there are not enough teachers to train even the ones who are currently applying to nursing school.

Across the country, demand for care is expected to increase greatly as the baby boomers age and as millions of people receive health insurance under the national health reform law.

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. 

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. 

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. 

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. 

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. 

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