OADN Member Opportunity: Putting Strategy into Action for Seamless Academic Progression
Please join the Future of Nursing: Campaign for Action for the Free Webinar Putting Strategy into Action for Seamless Academic Progression Tuesday, April 28, 2014 | 4:00 – 5:30 p.m. EDT (3:00-4:30:00 CDT, 2:00-3:30 MDT, 1:00-2:30 PDT)
OADN continues to move forward at the national level to promote Associate Degree Nursing through leadership, collaboration, advocacy, and education to ensure excellence in the future of health care and professional nursing practice. This is your opportunity to become an active participant of the OADN Board of Directors at the national level. The annual elections are approaching. We are seeking candidates for president elect, secretary, director (2 positions), and Nominating Committee (3 positions). This is an excellent opportunity to represent your associate degree nursing colleagues and support OADN’s mission.
This is extremely important. The committee for the evaluation of the IOM report has been named and community college/associate degree nursing is not represented. There is time for public comment. If you are concerned about our future, please send a comment stating community college/associate degree nursing representation is needed. We need everyone to respond, so please get this message out to Deans, Directors, Nursing Faculty, Presidents, and Trustees.
If you click on the link provided, there is a place for public comment. To assist you with this I have attached the step-by-step instructions for submitting a comment, along with a suggested message that you can cut and paste. Of course, if you prefer to include your own message that is great.
OADN Supports 2015 Title VIII Nursing Workforce Development Programs
During the recent visits to Capitol Hill, the OADN Board discussed the Workforce Development Programs funded through the Public Health Service Act, Title VIII and the importance to nursing practice and education.
National Coalition Launches Effort to Place 10,000 Nurses on Governing Boards by 2020
WASHINGTON, DC – The Organization for Associate Degree Nursing is pleased to be a founding member of Nurses on Boards Coalition, of national nursing organizations will work to increase nurses’ presence on corporate and non-profit health-related boards of directors throughout the country. “Without a nurse trustee, boards lack an authority on the patient experience, quality and safety, and the largest part of the hospital workforce,” Trustee Magazine, a publication of the American Hospital Association, wrote recently.
The Nurses on Boards Coalition will implement a national strategy aimed at bringing nurses’ valuable perspective to governing boards and national and state commissions with an interest in health. The goal is to put 10,000 nurses on boards by the year 2020. The effort is a direct response to the Institute of Medicine’s (IOM) report, The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health (2011), which recommended nurses play more pivotal decision-making roles on boards and commissions in improving the health of all Americans.
The effort is supported by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and AARP as part of their collaborative effort to implement the recommendations of the IOM report through the Future of Nursing: Campaign for Action.
The Future of the Nursing Workforce: National- and State-Level Projections, 2012-2025
The brief presents projections for the supply and demand of registered nurses (RNs) and licensed practical/vocational nurses (LPNs) for the entire U.S. in 2025. The brief also includes a summary of the importance of RNs and LPNs in the healthcare delivery system, types of services provided and the settings in which these professionals provide services.
The National Center for Health Workforce Analysis’ mission is to support more informed public and private sector decision making related to health workforce through expanded and improved health workforce data, projections and information.
As work has continued on academic progression, one of the barriers identified was the lack of consensus on general education foundational courses. As a result, the Future of Nursing, Campaign brought together a small workgroup of community college, university, regulation, and practice representatives to address this issue. The resulting information is the outcome of the meeting and provides a guideline for community colleges and universities in identifying foundational courses for assisting in nursing academic progression.
The N-OADN Foundation supports OADN through the granting of Academic Scholarships for ADN students and faculty, Scholarships to attend the annual OADN Convention, an Educator of the Year Award, and a Research Grant.