The Washington Center for Nursing and the Washington Nursing Action Coalition present: A Safe Table Forum: "Moving from ADN to BSN: What Works for Washington RNs?"
May 21, 2013
Documents used or referenced during the "Regional Education-Practice Conversations: Shared Competencies for RN-BSN Nursing Preparation in Washington" ITV conference on May 22:
Regional Education-Practice Conversations: Shared Competencies for
RN-BSN Nursing Preparation in Washington
An ITV Videoconference event on May 22, 2013 from 1-3PM PST
You may participate at one of the following locations:
Bellingham Technical College Spokane Community College
Walla Walla Community College North Seattle Community College
Highline Community College Wenatchee Valley College
Clark College (WSU-Vancouver campus) Tacoma Community College
To register, email email@example.com
with the following information:
your name and the location where you will be participating
1. Describe shared competencies and national trends in their
development & implementation;
2. Identify regional examples of using concept-based curriculum to accomplish
3. Identify regional barriers and facilitators to developing shared competencies
4. Assess regional levels of readiness to participate in ongoing statewide
conversations to learn mor about developing shared comp competencies; and
5. Identify regional groups of academic/practice partners interested in serving as early
developers/adopters of shared competencies in WA State.
Annette Flanders, Nursing Program Director, Whatcom Community College
Cindy Hollinsworth, Nursing Director, Bellingham Technical College
Paula Meyer, Executive Director, Nursing Care Quality Assurance Commission
Suzanne Sikma, Project Manager for APIN-WA and Professor, UW Bothell
Heather Stephen-Selby, Dean of Allied Health at Renton Technical College
1-2 PM Panel Presentations by Speakers broadcast via ITV
2-3 PM Facilitated Discussion at each regional site
These conversations will advance the work of the Robert Wood Johnson
Foundation- funded Academic Progression in Nursing-Washington (APIN-WA)
Grant Objective 2: develop statewide recommendations on shared nursing
competencies in nursing education progression from associate to
baccalaureate nursing preparation.
May 10, 2013
Leadership Toolkit: Resources for Nurses to Join Boards
How to prepare?
Roles of Boards
Guidelines for Presentation to a Hospital Board
Organization Meeting Guidelines
Q&A About WCN Board of Directors
Job Description of WCN Board Member
The Competencies of Board Governance
Duties and Obligations of Directors of Nonprofits
Leadership development resources
Harvard Business Review: "Leadership is Conversation"
Nurse Manager Skills Inventory
Guide to Project Management
"The Necessary Art of Persuasion"
Charity and Nonprofit Board Service in Washington State: A Quick Guide
The Three D's For All Nonprofit Board Members
April 10, 2013
Regional Education-Practice Conversations:
Shared Competencies for RN-BSN
Nursing Preparation in Washington
An ITV Videoconference event
May 22, 2013 from 1-3 p.m. PST
Stay tuned for a list of all participating ITV locations and registration information
November 13, 2012
The WNAC hosted a webinar, "Developing Shared Competencies for the Nurse of the Future: Learning from the Massachusetts Experience" with Dr. Maureen Sroczynski.
The following materials used or referenced in the webinar are now available:
Recording of the webinar
Article: "Creativity and Connections: The Future of Nursing Education and Practice: The Massachusetts Initiative"
by Maureen Sroczynski, DNP, MS, RN; Gayle Gravlin, EdD, RN, NEA, BC; Paulette Seymour Route, PhD, RN; Nancy Hoffart, PhD, RN; and Patricial Creelman, MS, RN.
to download the slides from the presentation (PDF 10 MB).
Future of Nursing: Campaign for Action
™ (CFA) is a collaborative effort created by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the AARP Foundation to implement solutions to the challenges facing the nursing profession, and to build upon nurse-based approaches to improving quality and transforming the way Americans receive health care.
The Washington Center for Nursing (WCN) and the Washington Health Foundation
(WHF) are leading the Washington Nursing Action Coalition (WNAC)
, Washington’s initiative to implement the national nursing recommendations
. Under the Campaign for Action, Washington joins a group of 48 states to implement the Institute of Medicine’s (IOM) national blueprint for ensuring that all Americans have access to high-quality, patient-centered care in which nurses contribute as key partners in transforming the system. By 2012, the Regional Action Coalition (RAC) approach is expected to move into all 50 states.
The Washington Nursing Action Coalition
will bring together a diverse group of stakeholders from a variety of sectors. They will focus on developing a strategic plan for implementation that includes identifying the key work for Washington State, capturing best practices, determining research needs, tracking lessons learned and identifying replicable models. This work will build on previous efforts in Washington, such as the Master Plan for Nursing Education
, the regional meetings on the Nurse of the Future held by WCN across Washington State in 2010 and WHF’s Healthiest State in the Nation Campaign
Work in progress:
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's Academic Progression in Nursing grant was awarded to WCN to help enhance nursing education. Washington Center for Nursing will receive $300,000 over two years to continue the Washington Nursing Action Coalition work. The grant will help implement the IOM's recommendation to increase the percentage of nurses with a BSN or higher degree to 80% by 2020.
The support from RWJF's APIN program means many exciting changes for Washington. Take a look at our Question and Answer
document for an outline of specific goals we, and our partners, will help meet.
If you would like to participate in this work or receive updates on our progress, please let us know
- Finalized Steering Committee
- Statewide conference. October 7 2011
- Focus group work
- Leading Change, Advancing Health: Statewide Conference on IOM Recommendations (October 7, 2011).
- IOM Recommendations for Nursing: Yakima Valley Responds. Event hosted by Heritage University July 28, 2011: Download presentation slides above right (Large file). Read a blog entry on the event.
- Participation in RWJF training and meetings with WA congressional delegation in Washington, D.C. in June 2011
- Identification of focus areas for Washington - Recommendations 2-7 of the IOM Report:
- Expand opportunities for nurses to lead and diffuse collaborative improvement efforts
- Implement nurse residency programs
- Increase the proportion of nurses with a baccalaureate degree to 80 percent by 2020
- Double the number of nurses with a doctorate by 2020
- Ensure that nurses engage in lifelong learning
- Prepare and enable nurses to lead change to advance health
- During the summer and fall of 2010, WCN convened a series of focus groups across the state to engage Washington nurses in discussions about the future of nursing and healthcare. Approximately 250 nurses participated in these meetings. A summary report has been submitted to the Washington State Department of Health, and the WCN Board of Directors will discuss conclusions and recommendations for next steps in the context of the WNAC work.