Friday, October 9, 2009

Future of Nursing on WIHI

WIHI will host a web-based program on the Future of Nursing on October 22 from 2p – 3p, featuring Donna Shalala, Sue Hassmiller, and Pat Rutherford. Please follow the link below to learn more about this program. (Note that registration is required for this event).

The Future of Nursing
Thursday, October 22, 2009 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM Eastern Time

Donna Shalala, PhD
Former US Secretary of Health and Human Services, President, University of Miami
Sue Hassmiller, PhD, RN, FAAN
Director of the RWJF Initiative on the Future of Nursing, Institute of Medicine
Pat Rutherford, RN, MS
There may be a shortage of nurses in many parts of the US, but there’s no shortage of rethinking and redesign underway to strengthen the profession and to help nurses be more effective providers of quality patient care. Health care reform, along with a greater emphasis on primary care and prevention, are just some of the forces that point to a more prominent, satisfying, and critical role for nurses in the near future.

A new IOM committee on the future of nursing is criss-crossing the country, harnessing the best ideas to ensure that nurses, nursing educators, and the health care system are prepared. Donna Shalala and the RWJF’s Susan Hassmiller are leading this effort. On the next WIHI, they’ll be on hand to describe what they’re learning that will eventually result in a major blueprint for action. IHI’s Pat Rutherford joins this exciting lineup to share the latest on improvement innovations that can enable nurses to work to their full professional capacity. WIHI host, Madge Kaplan, invites you to come learn from people at the sharp end of a changing profession and to contribute to the discussion with your comments and questions.

There is no fee for participating in a WIHI program, but enrollment is required.

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