Nursing Clinicians

One of the pillars in advancing the nursing profession is ensuring that nurses are prepared to provide care in the 21st century. The Institute of Medicine report highlights nurse residency programs as one tool to receive the clinical expertise they need to complement their classroom experience.   Additionally,  enhancing interprofessional education opportunities so that all members of the health care team are trained to work collaboratively and incorporate the knowledge and experience that each professional brings to the health care setting.

This portal is designed to provide students, faculty and others interested in learning about nursing access to the latest data, research, analysis, and developments in field. Educators in the fields of health policy, nursing and medicine will find examples of syllabi that will guide them in incorporating lessons from nurse-led models of care into their teaching.

In addition to sample syllabi, educators will have access to presentations, webinars, videos, lectures, and materials.  

OFFER FOR EDUCATORSExamination copies of The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health are now available in hardcover for free to nurse educators. Your use of this report at your institution will help inform students of the roles nurses currently play, and the ways in which those roles must change to allow for an improved health care system that puts patients first. All nurse educators are invited to order a free exam copy of the report. Order your free hardcover exam copy today (shipping and handling fees will apply) or request a PDF for free download.  In return for your free review copy, you must respond to a brief survey you'll receive in your report package. 

Syllabus Library

The syllabi provided below present an opportunity for faculty from health policy and health professional education to collaborate in identifying and increasing content and concepts related to nursing's role in the future of health care in higher education classrooms.  Each entry identifies the school, the professor and the course name and provides a link to the course syllabus. 

Evidence, Health Policy & Politics, University of New Mexico: College of Nursing, Sally S. Cohen, Ph.D., R.N., F.A.A.N. (PDF)

Population-Focused Nursing, University of Miami: School of Nursing and Health Studies, V. Padron Fajardo, Ph.D., A.R.N.P., F.N.P. (PDF)

Politics and Education: The Politics of Education, University of Miami: School of Education, Donna E. Shalala, Ph.D. (PDF)

Presentations & Tools

Download the report brief, The Future of Nursing: Focus on Education (PDF)

Sue Hassmiller

Download Sue Hassmiller's vision for 21st century nursing workforce.

Download Sue Hassmiller's Presentation from the National Summit: Implementation Plan and Campaign Architecture.




CfA Standard PPT

Future of Nursing: Campaign for Action presentation slides. This presentation provides an overview of the work of the Campaign and it's partners in building on the framework established in the 2010 IOM report, The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health.




NCIN toolkitThe RWJF New Careers in Nursing (NCIN) Scholarship Program - Leadership Development Toolkit

The NCIN Leadership Development Toolkit is designed to guide accelerated degree nursing programs in developing leadership activities for nursing students. Intended to be used as a curriculum, this toolkit includes a series of lessons plans that are highly interactive and engaging. By providing continuous, consistent leadership development activities to students, faculty can play a large role in preparing future nurse leaders.

Download the toolkit now from the NCIN website.



The Center to Champion Nursing in America's Nurse Leaders in the Boardroom PowerPoint and DVD Presentation

This presentation was developed with the input of a number of nurse leaders who have served on boards and includes video interviews of their insights and experience. The program includes both an overview of the skills nurses need to serve on a board as well as tips on how to get started building the network and experience required to advance to the next level. Order a copy of this DVD presentation from the CCNA website.