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MA Joins Campaign For Action

Group seeks diverse showing of nurses, encourages RNs at all levels to participate.  Although the Massachusetts Action Coalition wasn’t officially selected as an Action Coalition by the Future of Nursing: Campaign for Action until late September, nurses in this state have been diligently at work for years to accomplish many of the goals formally established in 2010 in the Institute of Medicine report “The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health.”

Sharon Gale, RN, MSN, said Massachusetts has a long history of being involved in professional nursing issues and partnerships that make work happen. Gale is CEO of the Organization of Nurse Leaders of Massachusetts and Rhode Island, which with the Massachusetts Department of Higher Education is leading 11 statewide nursing organizations that comprise the Massachusetts Action Coalition.  Click here to read more...

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  • More than 150 nurses and leaders from across the healthcare spectrum attended the 2nd Annual Massachusetts Healthcare Workforce Summit on September 25.The keynote address was entitled "Building a Culture of Health". National and local experts then shared updates on progress in developing a more highly educated and diverse nursing workforce, including data from successful initiatives in academic and practice settings. In afternoon workshops, smaller groups delved into the challenges and explored promising solutions to the key priorities of expanding the diversity of the nursing workforce, advancing nurses' academic progression, implementing Nurse of the Future Nursing Core Competencies for RNs and LPNs in all educational and practice settings, and removing barriers that keep APRNs from practicing to the full extent of their education and training. The Summit was sponsored by the MA Action Coalition, a statewide coalition co-led by ONL of MA & RI and the MA Department of Higher Education.

  • The ONL Foundation celebrated an evening of giving as one of 100 Cummings Foundation grant recipients. The Grant reception held on June 4, 2015 was personally hosted by founders Joyce and Bill Cummings along with their enthusiastic staff. As part of a $10 million local area funding award program, grantee's each received a $100k grant. Amongst a variety of causes, The Cummings Foundation supports smaller non-profit organizations focused on education and healthcare to name just a couple. These ideals parallel the mission of The ONL Association for Nursing Leadership, Science and Education. The ONL Association graciously accepts this award and pledges to further efforts in their community.  For more information on the Cummings Foundation, please go to:  http://www.cummingsfoundation.org/

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