2014 News Archive
With 2014 midterm elections quickly approaching, it is important that nurses understand the political dynamics that will impact the election cycle. Mr. Wade Delk (American Society for Pain Management Nursing) and Mr. Dave Mason (National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners and National Nursing Centers Consortium) will be discussing how to stay informed of the election process and how potential outcomes may impact nursing and healthcare policy. Attendees will learn how to maximize political tools, become informed voters, and how to ensure the profession’s voice is heard in the upcoming election.
The webinar took place Thursday, October 9, 2014 from 3:00 - 4:00 PM ET. To view the archived version of this webinar, first register click here to register. Please note that you do not have to be an AACN Member to view this Webinar; however, you will have to create an account. First, click “verify your exiting account.” Enter your primary email (it does not have to be a school email addresses) and click “check email.” If your primary email is not in the system you will be directed to “Continue to Create a New Account.” Click on this link and select the “Other Individual (non-academic).” Please select your Nursing Community organization and complete the required fields.
This year marks the 50th Anniversary of the Nursing Workforce Development programs (Title VIII of the Public Health Service Act [PHSA]). President Lyndon Johnson’s signed these programs into law through the Nurse Training Act of 1964 on September 4. Dr. Suzanne Miyamoto (American Association of Colleges of Nursing) addressed the history, appropriations, and importance of Title VIII and the National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR), as well as their impact on advancing nursing education and research. In addition Dr. Miyamoto provided insight on how the broader nursing community can come together as one voice to advocate for nursing education, research, and practice, including the Title VIII programs and NINR. She how to best create a coordinated message for members of Congress.
Ms. Jamie Ware (National Nursing Centers Consortium) discussed the history and importance of Nurse-Managed Health Clinics (NMHCs Title III of PHSA) in providing access to care for underserved populations, and how these sites are integral to clinical training and practice for advanced practice registered nurses. To view the archived webinar, please register and viewing instructions will be emailed to you.