Happy first day of summer! We continue to get a bit more publicity – my “Letter to the Editor” was published in Sunday’s Omaha World Herald. http://www.omaha.com/article/20120617/NEWS0802/706179961
It was a shortened version of the op-ed I wrote which they said was too similar to the NP article on the front page of the 6/7 edition (I disagree). I’m just happy we got this in – also good that it was the Sunday edition.
Data has been collected on two additional schools/programs:
Methodist – RN to BSN, LPN to BSN
Doane College – RN to BSN program
Plans are coming together for our Reception on September 13 in Lincoln honoring nurse leaders within the profession and/or community “40 under 40”. Get ready to nominate a worthy candidate. Our Leadership Summit will follow on September 14th from 8:00 – 4:30, Nurses Leading at All Levels: Bedside to Boardroom. The Summit will be held at Creighton University’s Harper Center. Both venues include national speakers. Save the date to come soon.
• Donation page up on website www.neactioncoalition.org Adding Facebook and Twitter links soon.
• Hotel link for upcoming Summit-http://hamptoninn.hilton.com/en/hp/groups/personalized/O/OMADNHX-LES-20120913/index.jhtml?WT.mc_id=POG free shuttle to and from meeting as well as breakfast. Rooms are big – great for sharing!
Does anyone know someone who does CEU applications? Let me know – this needs to be addressed soon.
Many of you know that we did not receive the Academic Progress in Nursing (APIN) from RWJF. We were disappointed – an incredible amount of hard work went into the submission. The following comes from RWJF:
On or around July 2, 2012, RWJF will announce a new RFP called The Future of Nursing: State Implementation Program (SIP). SIP will fund up to 30 State Action Coalitions (ACs) implementing one or two priority recommendation(s) or themes (e.g. interprofessional collaboration) from the Institute of Medicine report, The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health. SIP will provide grants of up to $150,000 each over two years and will require ACs to secure matching funds, to sustain efforts over the long term. This program will match funds 2:1, meaning that ACs must secure at least $75,000 from other sources. Matching funds may include previously received and/or promised funds, but matching funds must be exclusively used to support the same one or two recommendations as designated by the AC, ensuring a true match. Funds previously awarded from RWJF, such as PIN grants, are not eligible matching funds. APIN grantees will not be eligible to apply for SIP.
Have a great rest of the week,