Alliance of Nurses for Healthy Environments (ANHE) Environmental Health Nurse Fellowship
The Alliance of Nurses for Healthy Environments is launching an Environmental Health Nurse Fellowship program starting in June 2019! This opportunity is a great way to plug in at both the national and community level, gain skills and connections, take your career to the next level, and make a difference through helping to create a healthier environment. Applications are due March 31st.
This fellowship for nurses focuses on addressing environmental health in your community and is designed to:
- Increase your capacity to assess and address environmental health issues
- Focus on community-level impact
- Address environmental justice
- Advance health equity
Through mentored learning with a senior nurse, fellows are provided support and guidance throughout the program so that nurses with all levels of experience can learn and find value in participating in the program. While there is a small time commitment, the program is structured with flexibility built in to accommodate the fellows’ schedules. The one-year Fellowship also includes travel and accommodations to two national workshops on environmental health and nursing. There is a total of 30 Fellowships being offered. For further information please click here!!!
Public Session of the Committee on the Future of Nursing 2020-2030
The Committee on the Future of Nursing 2020-2030 will be holding a public session on Wednesday, March 20, 2019, from 1:30 PM to 4:00 PM ET, online and at the National Academy of Sciences building in Washington, DC.
This committee has been tasked by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to extend the vision for the nursing profession into 2030 and to chart a path for the nursing profession to help our nation create a culture of health, reduce health disparities, and improve the health and well-being of the U.S. population in the 21st century.
Through the course of the study, the committee will meet several times. This public session is one of the many processes that the committee will use to gather information and assemble evidence that members will examine and discuss in the course of making the committee’s findings, conclusions, and recommendations. The focus of this public session is for the committee to clarify the scope of the charge with the study sponsor and initiate the process of gathering relevant information related to the study. Future public sessions will focus on specific topic areas and be conducted in other locations.
This public session will be accessible via webinar and in-person attendance (seating is limited).
Register Online by 12 pm ET on March 20, 2019, to receive an email with the instructions on how to join this public session.
For more information about the study please click here!
National Academy of Medicine’s Emerging Leaders Program – Call for Applications and Nominations
In 2016 the National Academy of Medicine (NAM) launched the National Academy of Medicine’s Emerging Leaders in Health and Medicine Program (the ELHM Program) to increase the NAM’s engagement with exceptional early- and mid-career professionals working in biomedical science, health, health care, health policy, and related fields. The ELHM Program facilitates opportunities for mentorship, collaboration, and innovation between the emerging leaders, NAM members, and experts across sectors. There are two components of the ELHM Program:
- NAM Emerging Leaders in Health and Medicine Scholars (ELHM Scholars) and
- NAM Emerging Leaders Forum
They ask for assistance in encouraging exceptional individuals to apply for the EHLM Scholars (call for applications open to the public) and in nominating individuals to participate in the 2019 Emerging Leaders Forum (only NAM members and ELHM Scholars may nominate) before February 1, 2019. Descriptions and links to the application and nomination web pages are included below.
NAM Emerging Leaders in Health and Medicine Scholars:
Call for Applications (open to the public)
Each year, up to 10 early- and mid-career professionals with demonstrated leadership and exceptional professional achievement in biomedical science, population health, health care, and related fields are selected to serve 3-year terms as ELHM Scholars. While continuing to work at their primary institution, the ELHM Scholars will participate in certain NAM activities, exchange ideas with each other and field leaders across sectors and disciplines, receive mentoring from NAM members, and help shape the ELHM Program.
ELHM Scholars are expected to attend two Council meetings and the NAM Annual Meeting, as well as plan and execute the annual Emerging Leaders Forum (see below). Additionally, as noted above, ELHM Scholars will have the opportunity to contribute to various NAM and/or Academies’ activities (e.g., planning committees, workshops, consensus studies, roundtables, or NAM Perspectives). No stipend is provided, but approved domestic travel expenses are covered.
Selection is based on the nominee’s record of accomplishment and potential to improve health and medicine. In addition, the committee will consider:
- Professional accomplishments, including (but not limited to) research, publication, innovation, patents, etc.
- Demonstrated creativity and leadership to improve health and medicine
- Expertise in an area of relevance to health and medicine
- Strength of recommendations
Please encourage exceptional early- and mid-career colleagues to apply for the 2019 ELHM class. Applications are due by 5:00 p.m. on February 1, 2019, and must be submitted electronically through the online application system at https://fellowship.nam.edu/. Additional details about the ELHM Scholars application process and materials, as well as eligibility and selection criteria, are provided on the application website.
NAM Emerging Leaders Forum:
Call for Nominations to Participate (only NAM member may nominate)
The Emerging Leaders Forum is an annual assembly of outstanding early- and mid-career professionals with exceptional professional promise, achievement, and leadership in biomedical science, health, health care, and related fields. Invited attendees will explore some of the most pressing challenges in health and medicine, with the aim of considering and stimulating collaborative interdisciplinary solutions. This year, the Emerging Leaders Forum will be held on April 11-12, 2019, in Washington, DC.
The Emerging Leaders Forum is an invitation-only event and includes both formal panel sessions (Day 1) and interactive breakout groups (Day 2). This year, feature panel topics include:
- Social Determinants of Health
- Accelerating Therapeutics Breakthroughs
- Women’s Health and Access to Clinical Care
- New Directions and Barriers in Cancer Care
- Comparative Effectiveness Research
- Applying Successes in Global Health to the Developed World
- Big Data in Medicine
- Advancing Healthy Living and Longevity
- Improving Behavioral and Mental Health
Selection of participants will be based on a variety of factors, including nomination by a NAM member, demonstrated field leadership, the need for diverse perspectives, and expertise relevant to the selected panel topics.
Only NAM members and current ELHM Scholars are allowed to nominate individuals for consideration by completing this Forum Survey by 5:00 p.m. on February 1, 2019. These individuals may come from your own institution or from another institution. You may also suggest possible topics for future Emerging Leader Forums.
Both the ELHM Scholars and the Emerging Leaders Forum offer exciting opportunities for you and the NAM to engage with the next generation of the most promising and forward-thinking leaders in health and medicine.
‘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!!!
RWJF’s Leadership Development Programs
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 are 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 & NYONEL
Congratulations to New York for taking the lead in the nation requiring all future RN’s to obtain a BS degree in nursing within 10 years of licensure. 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.
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 requiring all future RN’s to obtain a BS degree in nursing within 10 years of licensure. 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 RN’s and all current nursing students are not required by law to obtain a BS in nursing, however, we strongly suggest all RN’s 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 Yorkers!
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 State. Click here to view the report.
Please take a 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 a 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
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!
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 and Dr. Susan Apold, tell us what advancing nursing practice means to our population and health care system.