Cal State L.A. summit addresses how nursing is advancing health care in California

Director of the Future of Nursing: Campaign for Action to keynote Oct. 30 summit; representatives from D.C. to address nursing education grant at Oct. 31 site visit meeting

What:   Community and consumer partners will gather at the California Action Coalition Summit on Oct. 30 to discuss how nursing is advancing health care in California. Hosted by Cal State L.A. and the California Action Coalition, the event will include both national and statewide updates to the Institute of Medicine report, which focuses on preparing a better educated nursing workforce to meet the demands of an evolving health care system.

Who:  The keynote speaker is Dr. Susan Hassmiller, senior adviser for nursing  for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and director of the Future of Nursing: Campaign for Action. Other speakers will discuss education, leadership, diversity and inclusion, inter-professional collaboration, transition to practice, and new roles for nurses.

When:   Thursday, Oct. 30, 12 noon to 4:30 p.m.

More:   Representatives from the Academic Progression in Nursing (APIN) program office in Washington, D.C. will meet on Friday, Oct. 31, to discuss plans for Cal State L.A.’s collaborative nursing grant. Through the California Institute for Nursing and Health Care (CINHC), the University’s School of Nursing was recently awarded a $300,000 grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to further the success of its California Collaborative Model of Nursing Education. Funding is also directed toward advancing the agenda for academic progression in nursing as a statewide initiative. The Cal State L.A. endeavor is a partnership with 12 community colleges to create a more highly educated, diverse nursing workforce. For more information about the grant, click here.

Where:  Golden Eagle Ballroom on the Cal State L.A. campus. The University is located at the Eastern Avenue exit, San Bernardino (I-10) Freeway, at the interchange of 10 and 710 Freeways. For a campus map and directions, click here.

Contact:  RSVP to Brittany Brooks at Cal State L.A. School of Nursing at (323) 343-4742.

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