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‘Forget About the Stigma’: Male
Nurses Explain Why Nursing
Is a Job of the Future for Men

Great article in the New York Times from the male perspective on why nursing is a job of the future for men. To read the article, click here.

Applications are now open for four of RWJF’s leadership development programs. These programs are helping build the leaders of tomorrow—leaders who share a commitment to ensuring everyone has the opportunity to live the healthiest life possible.

RWJF’s leadership development programs are designed to help you advance your leadership skills, and connect you with other innovators to advance big ideas and solutions.

  • Culture of Health Leaders: for people from all sectors—from leaders in technology and business to architects and urban planners.
  • Clinical Scholars: for clinicians from all disciplines, from occupational therapists and pharmacists to dentists and nurses.
  • Health Policy Research Scholars: for second-year doctoral students from all fields of study—from economics and political science to epidemiology and behavioral science.
  • Interdisciplinary Research Leaders: for researchers and community partners (e.g., organizers, advocates, leaders), particularly those working in rural health.

Participants in the programs will:

  • Receive high-caliber curriculum and coaching from national leaders.
  • Collaborate with other cutting-edge thinkers to create greater impact.
  • Accelerate their ability to build healthy communities, inform public opinion and policy, and contribute significantly to building a Culture of Health.
  • Receive funding to support their participation.

Participants work and learn from their home communities and would not need to relocate. Plus, the program is designed for people working or pursuing research full-time.

Are you ready to take a bold step forward and join us in building a Culture of Health? Start your application today!

If you’re not sure which program is right for you, explore the Program Finder to learn more about all four programs.

BS in 10 Press Release from ANA-NY and NYONEL

Congratulations to New York for taking the lead in the nation with requiring all future RNs to obtain a BS degree in nursing within 10 years of licensure (called the BS in 10 law)!  This new law recognizes the worth of graduates from associate degree nursing programs and appreciates the faculty of those programs in preparing safe nurses, but it also acknowledges that more education makes a difference in the lives of the patients and clients who we serve.  Click here to read the press release from ANA-NY and NYONEL.

Increasing Public Health Nursing

This article, recently published in Nursing Outlook, discusses increasing the capacity of public health nursing to strengthen the public health infrastructure and to promote and protect the health of communities and population. 

Click here for the full article.

 

New York is a leader in the nation with the BS in 10 law!

Congratulations to New York for taking the lead in the nation with requiring all future RNs to obtain a BS degree in nursing within 10 years of licensure (called the BS in 10 law)!  This new law recognizes the worth of graduates from associate degree nursing programs and appreciates the faculty of those programs in preparing safe nurses, but it also acknowledges that more education makes a difference in the lives of the patients and clients who we serve. All currently licensed RNs and all current nursing students are not required by law to obtain a BS in nursing, however, we strongly suggest ALL RNs practice at the baccalaureate education level. Thank you to our nurse leaders, legislators and Governor Cuomo for realizing the importance of such a law to the health of New Yorker’s!  For more information contact Deb Elliott, delliott@fnysn.org or (518) 456-7858 ext. 129.    @GovernorAndrewCuomo

A Profile of New York State Nurse Practitioners

The Center for Health Workforce Studies (CHWS) has released a report depicting the demographics, education preparation and practice settings of Nurse Practitioners in New York. Click here to view the report.

Please take survey about nurses on boards!!

A key recommendation of the Institute of Medicine’s (IOM) landmark report, The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health, is for the nursing profession to “produce leaders throughout the health care system, from bedside to boardroom, who can serve as full partners with other health professionals and be accountable for their own contributions to delivering high-quality care while working collaboratively with leaders from other health professions.

”Boards are defined as “entities and positions that have strategic influence to improve the health of communities and the nation. These include corporate/industry boards, insurance company boards, hospital or health system boards, philanthropic boards, advisory boards, commissions, task forces, leadership-appointed boards (positions appointed by the President, governor, mayor, or state legislature), citizen-elected boards (i.e. school boards), and non-profit/non-nursing boards.”

Please take 5 minutes to complete this brief survey for the NYS Action Coalition and share it with your nursing colleagues.
The purpose of this survey is to:
1. Gather regional information about the presence of nurses on boards currently
2. Identify areas in need of nurse succession planning
3. Identify potential regional opportunities for nurses on boards
4. Identify the global challenges associated with participation on boards

Thank you for your assistance with this project.

https://nyu.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_3wUqBFa9IK1t99r

University of Rochester Medical Center’s Department of Family Medicine received a five-year $1.65 million grant from the Department of Health and Human Services.

Read more about this important program:

http://www.rbj.net/article.asp?aID=216718

New York State’s Nurse Practitioner Modernization Act is here!

We have recently learned of these two significant appointments which bode very well for our beloved profession and health care:

Barbara Zittel – appointed to the 15 member Steering Committee of ANA’s Professional Issues Panel Barriers to RN Scope of Practice. The Steering Committee will identify and clarify barriers to RNs practicing to the full extent of their education, experience and scope of practice (as set down by the relevant Nurse Practice Act) and guide the development of resources to address these barriers at institutional, state and federal levels. The Steering Committee will begin its deliberations in early January with a goal of completing its work in 6 to 9 months. We all know of Barbara’s extraordinary expertise and dedication. She will be a most valuable member of this Committee.

Sally Dreslin – appointed as Executive Deputy Commissioner, NYS Department of Health. Sally was previously a member of the New York State Nurses Association’s Governmental Affairs staff and, subsequently a member of Governor Cuomo’s staff. She is extremely knowledgeable and articulate about nursing’s pivotal role in health care and changes needed to enhance nursing’s role and contribution in health care. We are fortunate indeed that she is in this position.

Congratulations and thank you for your leadership, Barbara and Sally!

Nurses on Boards Coalition

Click here for the November 3 newsletter

 

 

Diana Mason & Katie Couric talk about the impact that nursing has in the transformation of the health care system.

Our Nurses week communication to our community.

 The focus of this communication was in regards to advancing nursing practice. Two of our leaders:

Dr. Diana Mason & Dr. Susan Apold tell us what advancing nursing practice means to our population & health care system.