The Campaign for Action in Nursing Journals
Throughout 2015, Future of Nursing: Campaign for Action leaders authored a series of articles that were published in both Nursing Outlook and the American Journal of Nursing (AJN). The articles are listed below.
“A Bold New Vision for America’s Health Care System”
This first article highlights the Campaign’s progress and challenges and looks at work that still lies ahead in five key areas for the Campaign: nursing education, access to care (scope of practice), workforce diversity, nurse leadership, and workforce data collection. Written by Sue Hassmiller, PhD, RN, FAAN, senior adviser for nursing, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and director of the Campaign for Action, and Susan Reinhard, PhD, RN, FAAN, senior vice president and director, AARP Public Policy Institute and chief strategist, Center to Champion Nursing in America, it was published in February 2015 in both Nursing Outlook and the American Journal of Nursing.
“Interprofessional Collaboration and Education: Working Together to Ensure Excellence in Health Care”
This article highlights the Campaign’s efforts to increase interprofessional collaboration and education among health care providers. It looks at the imperative to make the shift, as well as initiatives in a number of states to foster interprofessional collaboration and education. Interprofessional collaboration was identified in the Institute of Medicine’s (IOM) landmark report on the future of nursing as essential to improving health care accessibility, quality, and value.
Published in March 2015 in the American Journal of Nursing, the article was written by:
- Mary Sullivan, PhD, RN, FAAN, interim dean and a professor at the University of Rhode Island, Kingston
- Richard Kiovsky, MD, FAAFP, professor of clinical family medicine at the Indiana University School of Medicine and the executive director of the Indiana Area Health Education Centers Network, Indianapolis
- Diana Mason, PhD, RN, FAAN, Rudin Professor of Nursing and codirector of the Center for Health, Media and Policy at the School of Nursing, City University of New York
- Cordelia Hill, LMSW, previously a project manager at AARP’s Center to Champion Nursing in America and the Future of Nursing: Campaign for Action‘s liaison between AARP and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Princeton, NJ
- Carissa Dukes, BGS, research assistant at the Indiana University School of Nursing in Indianapolis.
“How Nurse Leaders Can Fix Our Healthcare System”
This article by Campaign leadership highlights Campaign efforts to remove outdated barriers to care by advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs) and the importance of nurses being “full partners with physicians and others in re-designing” the new healthcare system where consumers are at the center.
Written by Sue Hassmiller, PhD, RN, FAAN, senior adviser for nursing, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and director of the Campaign for Action, and Winifred V. Quinn, PhD, director, Advocacy & Consumer Affairs, Center to Champion Nursing in America, it was published in April 2015 in a special issue of Nurse Leader.
“A More Diverse Nursing Workforce”
This American Journal of Nursing (AJN) article highlights the Campaign’s efforts to create a more diverse nursing workforce for an increasingly diverse nation as the Institute of Medicine recommended in its landmark 2010 report. Published in May 2015 in the American Journal of Nursing, the article was written by:
- Antonia Villarruel, PhD, RN, FAAN, professor and the Margaret Bond Simon Dean of Nursing in the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing, Philadelphia, and co-chair of the Future of Nursing: Campaign for Action Diversity Steering Committee.
- Deborah Washington, PhD, MS, RN, director of diversity for Patient Care Services at Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, and co-chair of the Future of Nursing: Campaign for Action Diversity Steering Committee.
- William T. Lecher, MS, MBA, RN, NE-BC, senior clinical director of the Specialty Resource Unit at the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, Ohio, and the immediate past president of the American Assembly for Men in Nursing.
- Nefertari A. Carver, BA, previously a project manager at the Center to Champion Nursing in America
“Nursing Education Transformation: Building an Infrastructure for the Future”
The article focuses on the education goals in The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health, a report from the Institute of Medicine that outlined actions to advance the nursing field to best meet the country’s fast-changing health needs. The article reviews challenges and success stories in reaching a more highly educated and diverse nursing workforce.
Published in April 2015 in the American Journal of Nursing, the article was written by:
- Mary Sue Gorski, PhD, RN, consultant to AARP’s Center to Champion Nursing in America
- Tina Gerardi, MS, RN, deputy director of the national program office of Academic Progression in Nursing, located at the American Organization of Nurse Executives
- Jean Giddens, PhD, RN, FAAN, dean and professor in the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Nursing, Richmond
- Donna Meyer, MSN, RN, chief operating officer at the Organization for Associate Degree Nursing
- Angelleen Peters-Lewis, PhD, RN, chief nursing officer and senior vice president for patient care services at Women and Infants Hospital of Rhode Island, Providence
“Three Questions: The Campaign for Action: Transforming the Nursing Profession”
Sue Hassmiller elaborates on nursing’s role in America’s healthcare system.
“All Together Now: Why the Future of Nursing Matters to All Nurses”
AJN editor-in-chief on why the future of nursing matters to all nurses.