Recently at the Campaign for Action National Summit in Washington D.C., more than 200 leaders gathered from state Action Coalitions—nurses, other health leaders, consumers, educators, business leaders and others who are working at the state level to advance nursing and improve health care. These Action Coalition leaders are experts and activists who shared innovative ideas for transforming health care and improving health, and to plan for the future. One of the attendees, Susan Hassmiller, PhD, RN, FAAN, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) Senior Adviser for Nursing and Director, Future of Nursing: Campaign for Action, provides an inside look and summary of the summit. She, along with Susan Reinhard, PhD, RN, FAAN,presented some imperatives for the Campaign for Action going forward, and said those working on the Campaign must:
•move beyond nursing;
•deliver short term results in the next 18 months, even as we develop long-term plans;
•have courage to place the right leaders at the helm and remove ineffective leaders;
•find the funding to sustain this work; and
•never ignore diverse stakeholders who are critical to our success.
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