Thursday, June 13, 2013

The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health

In 2010 the Institute of Medicine (IOM) released a landmark report, The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health.  All states have formed Action Coalitions to facilitate implementation of the recommendations in this report.  The report recommendations emphasize strengthening nurse education and training, enabling nurses to practice to the full extent of their education and training, advancing interprofessional collaboration, expanding leadership opportunities for nurses, and improving health care workforce data collection.
The Ohio Action Coalition, along with several other organizations, recently sponsored a visit by Susan B. Hassmiller, PhD, RN, FAAN, senior adviser for nursing at Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and director of Future of Nursing: Campaign for Action.  Dr. Hassmiller held a series of stakeholder meetings on June 11, 2013 in Columbus to discuss efforts in Ohio and nationwide to implement the IOM recommendations.

Dean Faye Grund and nursing faculty member Dan Hellinger, who serves on the Ohio Action Coalition, represented the AU CONHS in an official capacity.  Nursing students in the accelerated track enrolled in the leadership and management course and several CONHS nursing faculty attended the staff nurse and student stakeholder session and Dr. Hassmiller’s keynote address. 

AU nursing faculty and students attended Dr. Hassmiller's presentation on implementing the IOM recommendations.

AU nursing faculty Dan Hellinger with Dr. Hassmiller.  Dan serves on the Ohio Action Coalition.

Dr. Hassmiller and AU nursing students.

AU Accelerated Nursing Program students.