1. Established action teams to focus on four pillars of work – nursing education, practice, leadership and diversity. Each team has established goals, objectives, action steps and identified how their work links to population health/public health. Action plans can be found at www.michigancenterfornursing.org.
2. Held nursing leadership summits in 2014 and 2015. The 2014 summit focused on interprofessional collaboration and quality and safety and offered evidence-based research and insights critical for nursing’s role in the transformation of health care. The focus of the 2015 summit was on advancing nursing leadership by expanding nurses capacity and effectiveness to lead, which is critical to advancing health in Michigan. Approximately 200 nurses attended the 2015 summit. The 2016 summit will be held this September 29-30 and will focus on the Culture of Health.
3. Developed the Nursing Career Guide that provides resources on educational progression, career planning, career coaching and interprofessional collaboration. Other tools include the nursing education database and the Professional Advancement Handbook. This work was completed as part of Michigan’s State Implementation Program (SIP) grant.