Coalition hosts conference on future of nursing


The Rhode Island Action Coalition will host the Rhode Island Campaign for Action for the Future of Nursing Sept. 11 and 12. All events are taking place in Providence.

Rhode Island was recently designated to be an Institute of Medicine (IOM) Future of Nursing: State Action Coalition by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) and AARP. The nationwide campaign has established local coalitions to help implement specific recommendations of the IOM report.  RWJF and AARP have organized the Future of Nursing: Campaign for Action to ensure all Americans have access to high quality, patient-centered care in a health system where nurses are essential partners. 

The coalition is the statewide coordinating body for implementation of the IOM report recommendations within the state. Rhode Island has specific health care challenges and needs the coalition aims to address. The coalition is working with colleagues both nationally and statewide to create and model innovative solutions with nurses leading the way.

A special two-day visit is planned to kick off the Rhode Island Campaign for Action.  Susan Hassmiller, PhD, RN, FAAN, Senior Advisor for Nursing at RWJF and the Director of the Future of Nursing: Campaign for Action, will present an overview of the national outreach and education campaign and the key role of the Rhode Island Action Coalition.  Local coalition leaders will present the Rhode Island Action Plan.  Dr. Hassmiller will attend seven events in Providence targeting key stakeholders to raise awareness and build support for the Rhode Island campaign.


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