Consensus Model Task Force Update
Here is a recent update from the consensus model task force meeting. Please read and give any feedback that you may have.
At the recent task force meeting on the APRN Consensus Model 10/13/12, Maggie Barnett, ex-Pres. extraordinaire was named the ANPA rep. to the Alaska Action Coalition The campaign includes 49 state Action Coalitions and a wide range of health care providers, consumer advocates, policy-makers, and business, academic and philanthropic leaders. Major sponsors are the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the AARP. Alaska formed an Alaska state Action Coalition co-led by Julie McNulty of ANMC and Debbie Thompson E.D. of AaNA. It includes nurse leaders from throughout the state and will include issues regarding the consensus model as well other recommendations of the landmark Institute of Medicine Report (IOM) . Nationally the campaign is called the Future of Nursing: Campaign for Action. It is a national initiative to guide implementation of the recommendations in The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health, Institute of Medicine (IOM) report. The vision of the campaign is this. A health care system in which all Americans have access to high-quality care, with nurses contributing to the full extent of their capabilities. This has implications for all nurses but obvious implications for those advanced practice nurses who may not have the statutory independence that matches their education and skills. Further information available at campaignforaction.org. [10/14/12]