On October 2010, the Institute of Medicine (IOM) released The Future of Nursing: Leading Change Advancing Health, a landmark, evidence-based report that showcases how nurses can contribute to a more effective and efficient health system. The report provides a blueprint to transform nursing and the delivery of health care in the United States. The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF), in collaboration with AARP and the AARP Foundation, launched in November 2010 The Future of Nursing: Campaign for Action (CFA), a national campaign that seeks to advance comprehensive health care change by fully utilizing the expertise and experience of all nurses. The CFA is working to: strengthen nurse education and training; enable nurses to practice to the full extent of their education and training; advance interprofessional collaboration to ensure coordinated and improved patient care; expand leadership ranks to amplify nurses’ voices on management teams, in boardrooms and during policy debates; and improve health care workforce data collection to better assess and project workforce requirements.
Principal Investigator: Erin Fraher, PhD
Funding: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Total Project Period: 04/15/2012-04/14/2013