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    Ohioans To Gain More Access to Healthcare

    Jan 10, 2017

    Ohioans will soon have more options when it comes to finding healthcare. Gov. John Kasich on Jan. 4 signed a bill that brings Ohio into closer alignment with the APRN Consensus Model, which defines the practice of advanced practice registered nurses. As a result, APRNs in Ohio more

    Issues: Improving Access to Care Location: Ohio

  2. Save the Date! IOM Impact on Your Nursing Career

    Jan 09, 2017

    Join the North Carolina Action Coalition in Charlotte on February 9, 2017 from 9:30-2:30pm as we discuss the Institute of Medicine report and its impact on the Future of Nursing. Learn about what we are doing here in North Carolina to enhance the nursing profession, improve the health of North Carolinians and how you can help. Follow the link below to more

    Location: North Carolina

  3. North Carolina CNO Perceptions of BSN Workforce Survey

    Jan 09, 2017

    North Carolina Future of Nursing Action Coalition member Mary Schuler served as the project leader on a survey of North Carolina Chief Nursing Officers’ perceptions on promoting higher education in the nursing workforce. The survey also assessed plans and incentives hospitals, acute care facilities, and Public Health Chief Nursing Officers have in place to more

    Location: North Carolina

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    Michigan Updates Law, Improves Health Care Options

    Jan 09, 2017

    Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder has signed a bill that will increase the number of health care providers residents of that state can turn to. The new law expands some nurses’ rights to practice and prescribe. That means that advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs) in more

    Issues: Improving Access to Care Location: Michigan

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    Utah Schools Join Forces to Increase Number of Nurses

    Jan 06, 2017

    The Utah Action Coalition is integrally involved in an initiative to increase the number of nurses in the state. As an opinion piece in The Salt Lake Tribune recently reported, the Utah Nursing Consortium—which includes all the public nursing schools in Utah—aims to more

    Location: Utah

  6. Increasing Diversity in the Nursing Workforce is a Challenge. Could Licensed Practical Nurses be Part of the Solution?

    Jan 06, 2017

    There are more than 21,000 Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs) in Massachusetts alone. Beginning as an LPN affords those with low income, single parents, career changers, and new immigrants a relatively quick admission to the workforce. This brings a more diverse population into nursing that otherwise may not have the opportunity to enter the profession. There more

    Issues: Increasing Diversity Transforming Nursing Education Location: Massachusetts

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    Happy New Year: Time for (More) School?

    Jan 04, 2017

    It’s the time for new resolutions and goals. Jennifer Mensik, PhD, RN, FAAN, gives you food for thought if you’re thinking of going back to school. In a piece on Nurse.com, the executive director of nursing programs at  OnCourse Learning and faculty member at Arizona more

    Issues: Transforming Nursing Education Location: National

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    Steps to Take for Those Not Home for the Holidays

    Dec 23, 2016

    “Nurses are keenly aware of how missing holiday traditions can impact patients,” says a nurse in a story that says upfront that nurses should know, as they themselves must often work holidays. Although that is hard, the MinorityNurse.com piece notes that holidays in more

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