• Our RIBN Journey Toward Excellence: Advancing Academic Progression in North Carolina 2008-2016
    A report by the Foundation for Nursing Excellence (FFNE) which highlights the successful implementation of the Regionally Increasing Baccalaureate Nurses (RIBN) project in North Carolina and illustrates how FFNE acts as a catalyst to develop strategies for creating and sustaining a viable nursing workforce. The RIBN project began in 2008 as a partnership between the Jonas Center, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and Northwest Health Foundation. The program joins community colleges and four year institutions in an approach that streamlines the path from an associate to a baccalaureate degree, which ultimately increases the number of nurses in each region who have advanced educations.
  • The St. Paul’s Center: A Cost‐Effective Model of Psychiatric Care
    A report on the Jonas Center-funded project, the St. Paul’s Center (SPC), which operated in New York City from 2003 to 2012 as a community- based care center. SPC was founded in 2001 by a group of psychiatric nurse practitioners to serve the socially marginal and chronically mentally ill populations at risk of homelessness, incarceration and needless hospitalizations. SPC was also a clinical education site to prepare graduate psychiatric nurse practitioners in community psychiatry, and its model could be used as a template for future innovation on a national scale.
  • Assessing Progress on the IOM Report The Future of Nursing
    In 2010, the Institute of Medicine (IOM) released a landmark report, The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health, that addressed the crucial role of nurses in a rapidly evolving health care landscape. Shortly after the release of this report, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF), in partnership with AARP, launched the Future of Nursing: Campaign for Action (the Campaign). The Campaign has since worked at the national and state levels to shepherd the report’s recommendations. 

    RWJF asked the IOM to convene a committee to examine changes in the field of nursing since the release of The Future of Nursing report and to assess progress made in implementing the report’s recommendations. The resulting report, Assessing Progress on the Institute of Medicine Report The Future of Nursing (released on December 4, 2015) offers recommendations that provide a blueprint for the Campaign and other stakeholders to accelerate implementation of The Future of Nursing recommendations.