January 7, 2011

Linda Burnes Bolton, DrPH, RN, FAAN, vice chaired the committee that researched and issued the IOM report, will deliver the keynote presentation, at 9:00 am on Friday, January 7. Her presentation is titled, Leading the Way: Who Will Answer the Call?

More information and registration is available on the National League of Nursing website

January 5, 2011
New England Journal of Medicine: Implementing Health Care Reform — An Interview with HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius
By John K. Iglehart
December 13, 2010
Policy Prescriptions: The Future of Nursing
By Tyree Winters, DO

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) and the Institute of Medicine (IOM) developed a diverse committee comprised of nursing leaders across the country to study the future needs of the nursing profession.

Read the article on the Policy Prescriptions website. 

December 10, 2010

A survey of 100 primary care and specialist physician members of the online community Sermo.com that collected physician opinions about a range of issues related to nursing found that physicians think that physicians and patients should value availability of specialists and location/proximity highly when selecting a hospital in which to deliver and receive care.

December 9, 2010

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) and the Jonas Center for Nursing Excellence are hosting the Initiative on the Future of Nursing New York Conference. The transformational report from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Initiative on the Future of Nursing, released on October 5, and the national implementation strategy that will shape health care in New York will be discussed at this national meeting.

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December 8, 2010

WVU Healthcare: WVU nursing leaders plan health reform in D.C.

Three West Virginia University School of Nursing leaders recently met with a group of select colleagues for a gathering many health professionals are already calling ‘historic.’ 500 U.S. nursing leaders spent November 30 and December 1 in Washington, D.C. discussing and designing a landmark plan of action expected to reshape the existing health care system by strengthening the roles of nurses at all levels of care.

Read the article on the West Virginia University Healthcare website. 

December 6, 2010
American Journal of Nursing: An 'Action-Oriented Blueprint' for the Future of Nursing
By Susan B. Hassmiller 

On October 5, the Institute of Medicine (IOM) released a new report, The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health, an unequivocal call to action for all who care about improving health care in this country.

Read this article on the American Journal of Nursing website

December 2, 2010


Panelists will be: Linda Burnes Bolton, vice president for nursing and chief nursing officer at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles; Joel Teitelbaum of George Washington University; Bob Konrad, co-director of the Program on Health Professions and Primary Care at the Cecil G. Sheps Center, Chapel Hill, NC; and Catherine Dower of the Center for the Health Professions at the University of California - San Francisco. Ed Howard of the Alliance and Sue Hassmiller of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation will co-moderate.
More information and registration available at: 
(Webcast will be available 1-2 days following event)
December 1, 2010

The Partners in Nursing (PIN) annual meeting will bring together the PIN partners, foundation and nursing workforce leaders to network, share ideas and best practices and increase skills and capacity to strengthen collaboration and ensure greater impact of our work.

December 1, 2010
AORN Connections:  The freedom to be prepared for the future
By Denise Jackson

Every year AORN Congress has a new theme. This year’s theme is “The Freedom To Be.” I love this theme because of its versatility and applicability. As I prepare for the year to come, I have been contemplating what The Freedom To Be means for me as a registered perioperative nurse.

Read the article on the AORN website.