Aug 20 2012
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Sharing Nursing's Knowledge: What's in the Latest Issue

Have you signed up to receive Sharing Nursing’s Knowledge? The monthly Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) e-newsletter will keep you up to date on the latest nursing news, research and trends.  Here are descriptions of some of the stories in the July issue:

RWJF Fellow to Become Dean of Duquesne School of Nursing
Mary Ellen Glasgow, PhD, RN, ACNS-BC, the new dean of the school of nursing at Duquesne University, credits the RWJF Executive Nurse Fellows (ENF) program with helping her achieve her career goal. Several members of her ENF cohort are nursing school deans, and they rallied around her upon learning of her desire to join their ranks. Together, they helped prepare her to interview to become dean at Duquesne, even holding a mock interview so she could rehearse answers to potential questions.

Nurse Leaders React to the Supreme Court’s Affordable Care Act Ruling
Read a roundup of nurse leaders’ reactions to the Supreme Court’s ruling on the Affordable Care Act, touching on the law’s impact on patient care and the profession of nursing. Although the decision settles questions about the law’s constitutionality, it did not bridge the political divide over health care reform, including among nurses serving as members of Congress. Read more reactions from nurses and other health leaders in the RWJF Human Capital Blog “carnival” about the decision.

RWJF Executive Nurse Fellow is Part of Olympic History
RWJF Executive Nurse Fellows program alumna Debra Toney, PhD, MS, BSN, FAAN, was one of 22 people selected by the Coca-Cola Company to carry the Olympic torch in Kirtlington, England, in a relay across the country prior to opening ceremonies for the 2012 Olympic games. Toney was nominated by friends and colleagues for her work and service to the community promoting a positive and healthy lifestyle, from running health fairs and health education programs to championing changes in health policy. Read a post Toney wrote about the experience for the RWJF Human Capital Blog.

In New Jersey, Leaders Build Campaign to Transform Nursing on Strong Foundation
The New Jersey Action Coalition, one of the first formed after the release of the Institute of Medicine report, The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health, has been working to advance the four major pillars of the report: scope of practice, education, leadership, and workforce data. Despite some early challenges, the New Jersey group has already seen marked success: nine nurse leaders identified by its leadership workgroup have been appointed to board and other leadership positions; its data workgroup has developed a “case statement” for creating a state workforce data center; and more.

See the entire July issue here. Sign up to receive Sharing Nursing’s Knowledge here.

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