Nevada Action Coalition

The Nevada Action Coalition is part of the Future of Nursing: Campaign for Action, a nationwide movement to improve health and health care through nursing. An initiative of AARP and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the Campaign includes Action Coalitions in 50 states and the District of Columbia working to implement the Institute of Medicine’s Future of Nursing recommendations.

The Future of Nursing: Campaign for Action is centered on the evidence-based recommendations from the Institute of Medicine’s (IOM) report: The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health. These recommendations (listed below) aim for an American health care system that centers on the patient, relies on evidence-based practices, and leads to the improved health of people in all categories and locations. Nurses and nursing leaders are central to that vision.

IOM Report Recommendations:

  1. Remove scope-of-practice barriers.
  2. Expand opportunities for nurses to lead and diffuse collaborative improvement efforts.
  3. Implement nurse residency programs.
  4. Increase the proportion of nurses with a baccalaureate degree to 80 percent by 2020.
  5. Double the number of nurses with a doctorate by 2020.
  6. Ensure that nurses engage in lifelong learning.
  7. Prepare and enable nurses to lead change to advance health.
  8. Build an infrastructure for the collection and analysis of interprofessional health care workforce data.

Action Coalitions are the driving force of the Future of Nursing: Campaign for Action at the local and state levels, forming a strong, connected grassroots network of diverse stakeholders to transform health care through nursing. The Nevada Action Coalition (NAC) is a group comprised of health care organizations, business partners, state delegates, universities, colleges and community based organizations. Debra A. Toney, PhD, RN, FAAN serves as the Chair of the NAC Executive Committee.

The Nevada Action Coalition and the Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE), partnered to obtain a grant as part of the Future of Nursing State Implementation Program (SIP). The grants were awarded to Action Coalitions to implement two priority IOM recommendations. Linda Paulic (formerly Yi) RNC, MPA is the SIP coordinator.

Linda Paulic Debra Collins
Office: (702) 522-7026 Office: (702) 522-7034

More Resources:

NAC Future of Nursing Presentation – 022615 NHA Rural CNO Meeting

Nurses – Their Vital Role in Transforming Healthcare

Registered Nurse Workforce in Nevada – May 2014 – FINAL V.2

NAC Healthcare Statistics in Nevada

Role and Responsibilities of Champions

Do’s & Don’ts for Informational Meetings

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