AONE National Affiliate meeting (call) Summary: Summary of March 7 2017 Affiliate Call
Navigating Through Care Transitions conference in Coeur d’ Alene, Idaho April 19 &20. Visit www.nwhospitalalliance.org/caretransitions to register
Building a Foundation in Nursing Excellence courses available in Coeur d’ Alene, April 24-28, 2017 and in Boise, November 6-10, 2017. Go to the Leadership Course tab on this site to register.
LEAP conference- September 21 & 22, 2017-Save the Dates!
NURSING WORKFORCE DATA
Thanks to the leadership of the Sandy Evans and the Idaho Board of Nursing, Idaho has the resources available to fund key nursing workforce research. Currently the board has approved two grants. The updated Idaho Nursing Overview will be published soon through the Idaho Department of Labor. The APRN Practice and Employer surveys are being gathered as a SIP project, and will be reported in the winter. A New Graduate Survey is in the process of being developed.
The Education Committee has provided guidance in the development of NLI’s annual June Leadership conference, and the October IHA affiliated conference. It is currently reviewing content and speaker suggestions for June 2015. Watch for a Leadership Conference Survey which will be launched in the next few weeks. Your responses provide valuable information that help shapes our conference content. The Education Committee also reviews the Nurse Refresher Program, sponsored by NLI, which facilitates nurses re-entry into practice. The program is currently being reviewed by the Education committee and the NLI Board for content relevance.
The Partnership Committee reviews legislation of interest, advises the Executive Director about membership, oversees the annual Celebrate Nursing Dinner, and processes nominations for NLI’s annual Outstanding and Aspiring Nurse Leader Awards.
The Academic and Practice Committee was created by the Board and approved by membership in 2013. The goal of the committee is to create an opportunity to bring Idaho nursing education and practice closer together in a strategic and thoughtful manner.
Welcome New and Renewing Members
NLI welcomes our newest individual members and thanks all of you who have recently renewed. We appreciate your support and interest in NLI!
Visit our website to learn more about NLI and receive announcements about upcoming Idaho nursing events. The website features information about our organization as well as the Nurse Refresher program, Conferences and Events, Nursing Workforce Data, and the Idaho Nursing Action Coalition.
NLI has three active committees and we are also seeking volunteers to work on the Celebrate Nursing Dinner, and our November Foundations of Leadership Excellence course.
Contact Karin if you are interested in becoming involved: email@example.com
IDAHO NURSING ACTION COALITION
In response to the Institute of Medicine Report The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health, which was released at the end of 2010, Idaho formed a coalition in 2011 of over 60 nurses, businesses, and other leaders to implement the report’s key recommendations. Our objective is to improve the ability of Idaho nurses to respond to the health care challenges of the future.
Idaho is part of a broader national effort called the Campaign for Action which is being led by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and AARP. The Idaho Alliance of Leaders in Nursing (IALN) and the Idaho Hospital Association are co-leads of the Idaho Nursing Action Coalition (INAC). There are now 50 states who have action coalitions across the country.
INAC is finalizing its work currently on four initiatives which have been funded through a grant from Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and Idaho matching funds. These projects are in their second year of the grant.
- Expanding Opportunities for New Graduate Residencies: This project is focused on creating affordable and convenient access to a new graduate residency at Critical Access Hospitals statewide. An online program has been identified in conjunction with the Iowa Nursing Action Coalition and will launch its first cohort this August. Currently 3 Idaho CAH’s are participating. An informational flyer is attached to this email.
- Facilitating the Transition to the Nurse Educator Role: A manuscript is being prepared for publication which identifies best practices that facilitate successful transition to this role including formal mentorship and learning experiences.
- Facilitating the Transition to the Nurse Leadership Role: A leadership course has been acquired and the first pilot course completed. The next course will be offered in November in Boise, and then will be repeated annually across the state.
- Evaluating Barriers to APRN Practice and Employment: Two surveys were developed and have gone out APRN’s and their employers across the state. The surveys are currently being analyzed and the results prepared for publication.
To learn more about INAC and to become involved, contact
Randy Hudspeth at firstname.lastname@example.org