2013 AACN Student Policy Summit
More than 100 nursing students representing 49 schools from 29 states, including seven Jonas Scholars, gathered in Washington, D.C. on Sunday, March 17th for the 2013 AACN Student Policy Summit. For the fourth consecutive year, the Jonas Center for Nursing Excellence was recognized as a platinum level sponsor for supporting the conference. The conference is composed of sessions focused on the federal policy process and nursing’s role in professional advocacy and gives attendees the opportunity to learn about nursing advocacy first-hand through visits to Capitol Hill and lectures from national leaders. With a shared vision of fostering the future of nurse leaders, the Jonas Center is excited to support the Summit again this year.
AACN-Wharton Executive Leadership Program (2012 - 2015)
The Jonas Center is a proud co-sponsor of the newly developed AACN-Wharton Executive Leadership Program, a world-class leadership development experience for nursing school deans and directors designed to provide the concepts and tools needed to enhance leadership capacity and hone the skills that are essential to thrive and move forward strategically. The inaugural class, which convened August 14-17, 2012 at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, PA, included 37 nurse educators from 25 states. The program addresses issues around managing and leading change, influencing and galvanizing a diverse set of stakeholders, and building enterprising relationships in highly volatile environments. Participants will leave equipped with an advanced set of negotiation, leadership, and influencing skills, and the confidence and ability to serve on or lead high-powered boards.
AACN Nursing Student Policy Summit (2012)
As Congress considered the budget and the Supreme Court debated on healthcare reform, more than 100 nursing students from 41 nursing schools representing 23 states across the country gathered in Washington, D.C. on Sunday, March 25th for the 2012 AACN Student Policy Summit. The Jonas Center for Nursing Excellence was recognized as a diamond level sponsor for supporting the conference for the third consecutive year since its launch in 2010. Jonas Center Executive Director Darlene Curley attended the summit to address the enthusiastic group of BS, MSN, DNP, and PHD nurse scholars, which included several current and future Jonas Nurse Leader Scholars. The conference has proven to be nothing less than inspiring for the students, giving them the opportunity to learn about nursing advocacy first-hand through visits to Capitol Hill and lectures from national leaders. The Jonas Center is honored to support such a successful annual event and grateful to AACN for their shared dedication to fostering the future of nursing leadership.
AACN Nursing Student Policy Summit (2011)
The second annual AACN Student Policy Summit was held in March 2011 in Washington, DC. The conference was attended by 113 students from 37 schools of nursing in 21 states.
American Academy of Nursing Raise the Voice: Critical Conversation (2011)
A public forum on end-of-life care, entitled Critical Conversations, Advanced Care Planning and Decision Making: Models that Work was hosted by AAN in October 2011 in Washington DC. The event, which targeted journalists, policy makers and other key stakeholders, was attended by 160 people both in-person and via live webcast. The event was co-sponsored by the Rita and Alex Hillman Foundation, the California Healthcare Foundation, the John A. Hartford Foundation and the Archstone Foundation.
Sigma Theta Tau (2011)
This grant to Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI) Foundation for Nursing supports the planning and presentation of People and Knowledge: Improving Health Care through Disseminating Nursing Research preconference at the 41st STTI Biennial Convention in October 2011 in Texas. The conference, which will be open to 100 students, will focus on how professional nurses should—and can—take a leadership role in the development, implementation, evaluation and dissemination of evidence-based nursing practice in their health care setting.
Hunter/Dean Gebbie (2011)
The Jonas Center for Nursing Excellence awarded this grant to the Hunter-Bellevue School of Nursing in honor of Dean Kristine M. Gebbie to equip work/study rooms with smart technology in order to enhance Hunter nursing students’ learning experiences.
AACN Nursing Student Policy Summit (2010)
The American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) hosted its inaugural Nursing Student Policy Summit in Washington, DC for the next generation of health policy leaders. Sponsored by the Jonas Center for Nursing Excellence and the Johnson & Johnson Campaign for Nursing’s Future, the summit coincided with AACN’s 2010 Spring Annual Meeting and featured a variety of presentations by policy experts, interactive discussions with Washington insiders, lobbying visits to U.S. members of Congress, and strategic networking opportunities.
Jonas Nurse Leaders Scholar Conference (2010)
This grant supported the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) to manage the inaugural Jonas Nurse Leaders Scholar Conference, a three-day event in November 2010 in Washington, DC, designed to convene current Jonas Scholars for networking, mentoring and educational opportunities with prominent nurse educators, executives and policy experts in the field.
Future of Nursing: New York Conference (2010)
In partnership with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the Jonas Center hosted the Initiative on the Future of Nursing: New York conference in December 2010. The event brought together prominent leaders from the nursing community to discuss the Institute on Medicine’s “Future of Nursing” report and what the report’s recommendations mean for the future of health care in the New York region.
NOW on PBS, Nurses Needed (2008)
The purpose of this grant is to support the production of a single full half-hour show focused on the critical nursing shortage in the U.S. and its impact on healthcare delivery. The show aired on NOW on PBS on October 24, 2008. The goal of the broadcast is to educate NOW viewers, web visitors, educators and screening attendees and to encourage consideration of solutions.