We understand that communicating the value of nursing leadership, and building allies are critical to providing opportunities for nurses to take on leadership roles. At the same time nurses must develop leadership competencies, and identify opportunities to contribute their value. We will engage Nebraska’s nurses at all levels to train and provide them with opportunities to lead.
January, 2011: Convened steering committee
March, 2011: Steering Committee (Executive Committee) formed
Spring, 2011: Aligned major Nebraska nursing organization
May, 2011: Identified Co-Leads
- Visiting Nurse Association nurse lead organization
- HDR, Inc. non-nurse lead organization (architectural firm involved in healthcare design)
Feb., 2012: Director hired
May, 2012: D. Frey, MD V.P. of Health Sciences, Creighton & C. Benjamin, Director AARP, NE join Strategic Advisory Committee (SAC)
July, 2012: Leadership Team formed. P.Lopez MSN, Public Health Assc. NE joins SAC
Sept. 13, 2012: Kick-off celebration of Leadership Team - reception Honoring Nurse Leaders: 40 under 40. 130 attended including stakeholders. Winifred Quinn CCNA guest speaker
Sept. 14, 2012: Nurses Leading at All Levels: Bedside to Boardroom attended by 126 nurses. W. Quinn, Angela Barron McBride PhD, conference and summit
November, 2012 Kim Moore, MSN, CEO St. Elizabeth's Hospital, RWJF Fellow, joins SAC
January, 2013 - Engaging 40 U 40 by recruiting for governor and DHHS board appointments
January 11, 2013 First CAH IOM presentation in McCook for nurse leaders.
January 17, 2013 Awarded funding for SIP application: Merging Leadership & Education to Implement IOM Recommendations in Nebraska
May 8, 2013 North Regional Nursing/Interprofessional Conference and Stakeholder's Roundtable Breakfast in Columbus. Addition of SAC member Branen Betz of Aureus Medical (C & A Industries).
June 19, 2013 South Regional Nursing/Interprofessional Conference and Stakeholder's Roundtable Breakfast in Kearney. Quarterly Statewide Practice & Leadership Team Meetings held
Sept. 11, 2013 West Regional Nursing/Interprofessional Conference and Stakeholder's Roundtable Breakfast in Ogallala
Nov 5, 2013 Formation of Diversity Taskforce. Diversity champion assigned at every NAC meeting to keep diversity top of mind in our action plans
Nov 22, 2013 East Regional Nursing/Interprofessional Conference and Stakeholder's Roundtable Breakfast in Omaha
March 1, 2014 Begin pilot of mentor/mentee pairs one in each of 4 regions in Nebraska to prepare nurses for board/decision-making bodies
April 22, 2014 Sending winning applicant to STTI Leadership Institute's Board Service: Passion, Preparation, and Power. Winning applicant will produce webinar to train mentors across the state.
September 19, 2014 Second 40 Under 40 celebration held. Followed by a Leadership/Diversity Conference and keynote Dr. Linda Burnes Bolton on the 20th.
February 2015 RWJF awarded SIP 3 to Nebraska. Full matching grant.