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  1. MTCAHN Presents 5th Annual Collaborative Summit!

    May 18, 2016

    The Montana Action Coalition, in the Montana Center to Advance Health Through Nursing, is busy preparing for our 5th Annual Collaborative Summit on Nursing Education & Practice. This highly anticipated event (June 6-7, in Helena) brings together nurses in all roles from across the state. Nurse educators, organizational nurse leaders, nursing program more

    Issues: Improving Access to Care Transforming Nursing Education Location: Montana

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    AARP CEO Jo Ann Jenkins on ‘Why We Celebrate Nurses’

    May 06, 2016

    For a smooth-functioning, equitable health care system, “we’re going to need every nurse,” says AARP CEO Jo Ann Jenkins in her essay celebrating National Nurses Week. For everyone’s good, the nation needs more nurses and needs to make sure that they are partners in making decisions. Writes Jenkins, “This National Nurses Week, all of us at AARP more

    Issues: Collecting Workforce Data Fostering Interprofessional Collaboration Improving Access to Care Increasing Diversity Promoting Nursing Leadership Transforming Nursing Education Location: National

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    National Nurses Week: A Time to Say Thank You

    May 05, 2016

    At 3.4 million strong, nurses are the largest group of health care providers in the U.S. Year after year, Gallup’s annual poll finds nurses rank as having the highest honesty and ethical standards of any profession. We interact with nurses every day—in our hospitals, more

    Issues: Building Healthier Communities Collecting Workforce Data Fostering Interprofessional Collaboration Improving Access to Care Increasing Diversity Promoting Nursing Leadership Transforming Nursing Education Location: National

  4. West Virginia APRN Bill Signed Into Law

    Apr 04, 2016

    The Future of Nursing West Virginia is delighted to announce that after a nine year effort, HB 4334 passed both the WV House of Delegates (unanimously), WV Senate (one nay vote) and was signed into law by Governor Tomblin on March 27, 2016. This law removes the restrictive requirement for a collaborative agreement with a physician after three years of APRN more

    Issues: Improving Access to Care Location: West Virginia

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    University of Maryland School of Nursing Awarded State Implementation Program Grant

    Mar 30, 2016

    The University of Maryland School of Nursing (UMSON) has been awarded a $150,000 State Implementation Program (SIP) grant through the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. UMSON’s grant is in effect from November 2015 through January 2017. SIP grants were created to support the implementation othe Institute of Medicines recommendations outlined in its 2010 more

    Issues: Improving Access to Care Increasing Diversity Transforming Nursing Education Location: Maryland National

  6. Florida, West Virginia Join Ranks of States Offering Improved Access to Care

    Mar 21, 2016

    As state legislative sessions wind down, Florida and West Virginia have joined the ranks of states where consumers will have better access to care after lawmakers expanded scope of practice laws for advanced practice registered nurses. The Washington Post’s Wonkblog takes a look at the trend toward greater practice authority for highly trained nurses, more

    Issues: Improving Access to Care Location: Florida West Virginia

  7. Highlights of President’s FY2017 Budget Proposal for Nursing

    Feb 18, 2016

    The administration’s budget for fiscal year 2017 touched on a lot of Culture of Health themes: In announcing it early this month, President Obama spoke of the need to work to deliver to all a fair shot at opportunity, tackle poverty, boost education, help families move to safer neighborhoods, and revitalize distressed communities. Here are the proposed more

    Issues: Improving Access to Care Increasing Diversity Transforming Nursing Education

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    Champions of Nursing

    Feb 12, 2016

    The Future of Nursing: Campaign for Action Summit 2015, the national conference that took place in Washington, D.C., December 9–10, could not have happened were it not for the generosity of five sponsors who understand how important a strong nursing field is to America’s health. Thanks to these leaders: Aetna Aetna wants to build a better health care more

    Issues: Building Healthier Communities Collecting Workforce Data Fostering Interprofessional Collaboration Improving Access to Care Increasing Diversity Promoting Nursing Leadership Transforming Nursing Education Location: National