The Future of Nursing: Passion, Purpose, and Progress

February 24, 2021

2:00 PM - 5:00 PM ET


Please join us as we honor the contributions made by nurses during these extraordinary times, recognize a decade of nursing progress by the Future of Nursing: Campaign for Action and its network, and prepare for the National Academy of Medicine’s (NAM) second future of nursing report, expected in May. The Future of Nursing: Passion, Purpose and Progress will be the first of two Campaign meetings in anticipation of the NAM report, which will set a path for nursing to improve the health and well-being of all. The Campaign is a national initiative of AARP Foundation, AARP, and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

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Speakers include:

Richard E. Besser, MD, President and Chief Executive Officer, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Linda Burnes Bolton, DrPH, RN FAAN, Senior Vice President, Chief Health Equity Officer, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and RWJF Trustee

Susan B. Hassmiller, PhD, RN, FAAN, Senior Advisor for Nursing, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and Director, Future of Nursing: Campaign for Action; Senior Scholar in Residence and Senior Advisor on Nursing to the President, National Academy of Medicine

Marcus Henderson, MSN, RN, Director-at-Large, American Nurses Association, Staff/Charge Nurse, Child/Adolescent Unit, Fairmount Behavioral Health System

Michelle A. Larkin, MSN, RN, Associate Executive Vice President, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Lisa Marsh Ryerson, President, AARP Foundation

Susan C. Reinhard, PhD, RN, FAAN, Senior Vice President and Director, AARP Public Policy Institute and Chief Strategist, Center to Champion Nursing in America and Caregiving Initiatives

Donna Shalala, PhD, Former Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services; Chair of the Institute of Medicine study committee that authored The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health

Antonia M. Villarruel, PhD, RN, FAAN, Professor and the Margaret Bond Simon Dean of Nursing, University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing

Mary Wakefield, PhD, RN, FAAN, Visiting Professor, the University of Texas at Austin School of Nursing; Co-chair of the National Academy of Medicine’s Future of Nursing 2030 Study Committee

We’re also excited to welcome musical guests Brown & Gray in their moving tribute to the nurses who have cared for millions during the pandemic. Campaign director Susan B. Hassmiller, PhD, RN, FAAN, will introduce the country-pop music duo’s song “You Didn’t Have To” and chat with them about what inspired them to sing about nurses.