An overview of the Task Force on Nursing Education (TFNE) designed to: "expand the capacity of nursing education systems in Michigan..." is presented in this article. Under the leadership of a chief nurse executive, members of the TFNE gathered in 14 meetings over a nine-month period to build consensus and issued a set of seven recommendations. Recommendations 1 through 4 dealt with transformational change in nursing education, while Recommendation 5 through 7 related to infrastructure change. The Michigan Nurse Education Council (MNEC) was established immediately following Recommendation 6. Their goal is to support planning, implementation, and evaluation of nursing education initiatives in the state.
The MNEC plans to continue improvement in nursing education and patient safety through guiding future strategies for further success and continued sustainability.