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The Future of Nursing: Implications for Washington

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The University of Washington School of Nursing hosted a lecture on January 12 to examine the Institute of Medicine's landmark report, The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health. Approximately 130 community members attended the event and more than 90 individuals and organizations, including several hospitals and other nursing schools around the state, viewed a live webcast of the proceedings.

Dr. Susan Hassmiller, PhD, RN, FAAN, presented a campaign for acting on the report recommendations and discussed the challenges facing the Washington nursing community. Hassmiller discussed that as the most trusted profession in America according to recent polls, including one from Gallup, nursing has the power to make significant change in health outcomes.

Dr. Hassmiller is senior adviser for nursing at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and director of the RWJF Initiative on the Future of Nursing at the Institute of Medicine.

The eight recommendations in the report focus on four main issues:

  1. Nurses should practice to the full extent of their education and training.
  2. Nurses should achieve higher levels of education and training through an improved education system that promotes seamless academic progression.
  3. Nurses should be full partners, with physicians and other health professionals, in redesigning health care in the United States.
  4. Effective workforce planning and policy making require better data collection and information infrastructure.

View the webcast of Dr. Hassmiller's presentation.

Learn more about the Initiative on the Future of Nursing and how to get involved.  

The lecture was co-hosted by the Council on Nursing Education in Washington State (CNEWS), the Northwest Organization of Nurse Executives (NWONE), the Nursing Care Quality Assurance Commission (NCQAC) and the Washington Center for Nursing (WCN).

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The Panel

Gladys Campbell, Chief Executive Officer, NWONE

Mary Sue Gorski, RN, PhD, President, CNEWS

Paula R. Meyer, MSN, RN, Executive Director, NCQAC

Charles Reed, AARP Board of Directors, Class of 2014

Linda Tieman, RN, MN, FACHE, Executive Director, WCN

View the webcast of the panel discussion and Q&A.

PanelPanelPanelists Paula R. Meyer, Gladys Campbell, Charles Reed, Linda Tieman and Mary Sue Gorski
with speaker Dr. Susan Hassmiller and School of Nursing Dean Marla Salmon


Get Involved

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