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2013 Nurse in Washington Internship

The Nursing Organizations Alliance™ is offering three scholarships for the 2013 Nurse in Washington Internship™ (NIWI™) program, scheduled for March 17-19, 2013. The scholarships provide assistance to nurses to help offset the costs associated with attending NIWI™. The Alliance is offering one full scholarship, one registration only scholarship, and one student registration only scholarship.

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CGNA 2013 Conference - Registration Site Now Open!

The Canadian Gerontological Nursing Association 2013 Conference will be held at the Sheraton Vancouver Airport Hotel from May 29 - June 1, 2013

The conference theme is “Personhood & Caring: Honouring the Older Adult’s Life Journey”. 

Registration is now open!  Register now to take advantage of the early registration rate.

The discounted member’s rate has been extended to all NGNA members!


NGNA Members Inducted as Fellows of American Academy of Nursing

The American Academy of Nursing has announced that 176 nurse leaders have been inducted as Fellows during the Academy’s 39th Annual Meeting and Conference on October 13, 2012 in Washington, DC. The 2012 class of inductees is composed of the nation’s top nursing professionals, which include scholars, educators, and executives.

The following NGNA members were honored as Fellows of the American Academy of Nursing:

Judith Hertz, PhD, RN, FNGNA
Kristine Williams, PhD, RN, BC
Rowena Elliott, PhD, RN, CNN
Susan Loeb, PhD, RN

Selection criteria for Fellowship status includes evidence of significant contributions to nursing and health care, along with sponsorship by two Academy Fellows. Selection is also based on the impact that the nominees’ careers have had on health care and health policies.


Campaign for Action Website Offers In-Depth Information, Opportunities to Engage

As the largest segment of the health care workforce and the professionals who spend the most time with patients, nurses bring essential experience and insight to efforts to improve access and quality and lower health care costs. The Future of Nursing: Campaign for Action is working to prepare nurses to address our nation’s most pressing health care challenges—access, quality, and cost.

To mobilize diverse health care stakeholders and the nursing community to connect with others across the country, we have launched a new website and online community – www.CampaignforAction.org/Community. The online community offers opportunities for people to showcase their work and share the latest news; webinars hosted by leading experts across health care, business and government; discussions; a listing of Campaign for Action events around the country; and opportunities to ask questions and find resources and tools.


TeamSTEPPS for Long-Term Care

Improving the safety of health care is a key goal for health care organizations today. Coordination, interaction, and communication among clinical staff can reduce the number of medical errors in the hospital, nursing home, or medical office setting. TeamSTEPPS® for Long-Term Care, developed by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) and the Department of Defense (DOD), is designed to support the training of health care personnel in team and communication skills to reduce patient safety risks and hazards in nursing homes.

TeamSTEPPS for Long-Term Care was created specifically for nursing home staff, but can be adapted and applied to other long-term care settings such as assisted living communities. This release is a new addition to the TeamSTEPPS curriculum, which has improving patient safety as its goal. It includes new materials to demonstrate how to use communication tools in quality improvement projects.

TeamSTEPPS Long-Term Care is available in DVD format and includes PowerPoint presentations, teaching modules, exercises, and video vignettes that can be used to train staff. In addition, it is available on AHRQ’s Web site. To order copies of the DVD, contact the AHRQ Publications Clearinghouse at AHRQPubs@ahrq.hhs.gov or call (800) 358-9295. Copies are also available at www.ahrq.gov/teamsteppstools/longtermcare.