Campaign for Action Names 21 New State Action Coalitions

The Jonas Center for Nursing Excellence and American Association of Colleges of Nursing were both mentioned in a recent article for their collaborative efforts to increase the number of doctoral prepared faculty available to teach in nursing schools. The excerpt below features the opening portion of the article; to view this article in its entirety please visit

October 3, 2011 – Twenty-one state-based collaborations have been named Action Coalitions by the Future of Nursing: Campaign for Action, coordinated through the Center to Champion Nursing in America (CCNA), an initiative of AARP, the AARP Foundation and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF), to ensure that all Americans have access to high-quality health care, with nurses contributing to the full extent of their capabilities. Action Coalitions work with the campaign to implement the recommendations of the 2010 landmark Institute of Medicine (IOM) report, The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health.

“We are thrilled to add 21 more states to the Action Coalition network,” said Susan B. Hassmiller, PhD, RN, FAAN, senior advisor for nursing at RWJF and director of Future of Nursing: Campaign for Action. “The Campaign for Action must work at every level to build and sustain the changes necessary to improve health care for all Americans.”

Since its release one year ago, the landmark report has made a considerable impact on the way stakeholders are viewing the nursing workforce…

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