May 18, 2016

Show-Me Nursing: Awareness and Action

The Missouri Center for Nursing was awarded a $30,000 grant from the REACH Healthcare Foundation for capacity building.  The grant, titled “Show-Me Nursing:  Awareness and Action,” provides support to build and promote a culture of health through the implementation of projects designed to educate nurses and nursing students on emerging topics and needs surrounding the culture of health concepts, psychiatric health nursing and diversity within the profession.

The Missouri Center for Nursing will continue to build capacity to ensure that nurses are prepared to address health today and in the future. Specifically, this grants provides support to

  1. convene a statewide summit to educate nurses/nursing students on what a culture of health is, what their role is, and how the Center is working to create and foster this culture in Missouri;
  2. create a Show-Me-Nursing video series to build awareness of the significant care deficits in Missouri related to lack of mental health nurses and lack of diversity, and
  3. for targeted statewide education and awareness efforts focused on the mental health sector that are designed to dispel common misconceptions, positively impact public opinion, and recruit nurses to the mental health nursing field.

The grant term is May 1, 2016-April 30, 2017.

Learn more about the REACH Healthcare Foundation.