In early July we welcomed Linda Walline, CNO of Columbus Community Hospital and Jane Carmody, V.P. of Patient Care Services with Alegent Health Omaha as our new Leadership Team Chairs. The formation of the Leadership Team is part of our reason for celebrating with events on September 13th in Lincoln and September 14th in Omaha.
The Lincoln event is to honor 40 nurse leaders who are RNs age 40 and under for their leadership talents within the profession/community. Our goal is to encourage the development of young nurse leaders across the state. The reception in Lincoln, Honoring Nurse Leadership: 40 under 40 will be attended by the honorees and their guests as well as state senators, deans and directors, and leaders from the following organizations: hospitals, LTC, health insurance industry, banking, public health, rural health, and nursing organizations. Attached is a nomination form if you know of a nurse leader deserving of this honor. Deadline for nomination is August 17th.
The Omaha event is a conference/summit titled Nursing Leadership at All Levels: Bedside to Boardroom. This conference will award 6.5 contact hours and takes place on Sept. 14th from 8 – 4:30pm. See attached Registration form for more info. Register on our website at http://neactioncoalition.org Pay Pal is available for ease of payment. See link at top of left hand side of page. You may also print the PDF registration available in the links at the bottom left and mail in your registration with a check payable to NAC. Hotel link is http://hamptoninn.hilton.com/en/hp/groups/personalized/O/OMADNHX-LES-20120913/index.jhtml?WT.mc_id=POG free shuttle to and from meeting
This summer’s happenings:
- Peter Kiewit Foundation and North Platte Community Foundation grant applications sent July 15th.
- Nurse practitioner scope of practice will be undergoing 407 review process
- Application underway for a $150,000 Robert Wood Johnson Foundation grant called the State Implementation Program (SIP). It requires states to address 2 recommendations from the Institute of Medicines 2010 report the Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health (see link on website). The NAC will address recommendations #4: Education and the goal of 80% BSNs by 2020 and #7: Leadership – focusing on increasing RNs in rural areas, among men, and minorities, and getting nurses on boards involved in the healthcare decision making process.
Thank you to our July donors: Beth Furlong, Joyce Sasse, Beth Beam, Pat Coyle-Rogers, Marky Weeks, Rosalie Yeaworth, Sharon Hayek, and Kelley Hasenhauer. I would encourage our teams to look at ways to challenge each other. The Practice Team has the most members: I challenge you to take on Education and Leadership!!!!!
Get on board and help us transform healthcare in Nebraska. Be a part of history in the making! Donate now at http://neactioncoalition.org Options to become a donor-member:
- $50 donation
- $25 if you are a member of other nursing organizations
- No fee if able to bring a contributing stakeholder into our ranks
- The NAC currently has enough cash to cover 2 more months of expenses. Your donation is greatly appreciated.
Four liaisons have signed up from NE hospitals to increase our communication with staff nurses. We will be seeking liaisons from colleges/universities (including student groups), LTC, and community health care organizations. Please welcome Laura Gamble -Providence Medical in Wayne, Beth Gibbs & Jody Kempnich – Alegent Health in Omaha, and Peg Kennedy – Fremont Area Medical Center. Please contact me if you are interested.
Until next month,
Director, Nebraska Action Coalition (NAC)