More than 50 community and consumer partners gathered at the California Action Coalition Summit to discuss how nursing is advancing healthcare in California. Hosted by Cal State L.A. and the California Action Coalition, the event included national and statewide updates to the Institute of Medicine report, which focused on four recommendations in the report: advancing education and practice, shaping nursing leaders, and diversity and inclusion.
California has made huge strides in addressing all of these recommendations under the leadership of Mary Dickow, MPA, FAAN, and is a national leader in innovative approaches to the issues that we are facing, said Lorie Judson, PhD, NP, RN, director of the School of Nursing at Cal State L.A.
The keynote speaker at the summit was Susan Hassmiller, PhD, RN, FAAN, senior adviser for nursing for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and director of the Future of Nursing: Campaign for Action. Other speakers discussed education, leadership, diversity and inclusion, inter-professional collaboration, transition to practice and new roles
Following the summit, representatives from the Academic Progression in Nursing program office in Washington, D.C. converged at Cal State L.A. to discuss plans for the universitys ADN to the BSN Collaborative Program.
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