• WHO developing strategy for future of nursing and midwifery

    December 11 2015|Publication: eNews Update|Related Topics: Population/community health

    The World Health Organization (WHO) has released a draft strategy for nursing and midwifery, covering the period 2016-2020.

  • Call for AONE Foundation 2016 Small Grants

    December 07 2015|Publication: AONE Working for You|Related Topics: Academia

    Apply now for an AONE Foundation small grant. Research projects must align with the AONE Foundation Research  Priorities.

  • AAMI Foundation releases alarm management toolkit

    December 04 2015|Publication: eNews Update|Related Topics: Quality

    The Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation (AAMI) Foundation released a free document to help health care organizations meet The Joint Commission's National Patient Safety Goal on clinical alarms.

  • AHRQ: HACs declined 17 percent from 2010 to 2014

    December 04 2015|Publication: eNews Update|Related Topics: Quality

    Hospitals are making "substantial progress in improving safety," the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality said this week in a report finding a 17 percent decline in hospital-acquired conditions from 2010 to 2014.

  • CDC: New diabetes cases decline

    December 04 2015|Publication: eNews Update|Related Topics: Population/community health

    The number of new cases of diabetes diagnosed in the U.S. declined significantly from 2009 to 2014 after steadily rising for 25 years, according to new  data released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

  • Clinical workstations in ICU pinpointed as reservoirs for resistant bugs

    December 04 2015|Publication: eNews Update|Related Topics: HCAHPS, Patient safety, Quality

    Clinical workstations in hospitals intensive care units (ICUs) could harbor more dangerous, multidrug-resistant organisms (MDROs) than other patient areas because they may be overlooked during routine cleanings, according to a study in the December issue of the American Journal of Infection Control, published by the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC).

  • CMS: National health spending grows 5.3 percent in 2014

    December 04 2015|Publication: eNews Update|Related Topics: Health policy/regulation

    The federal government reported this week that U.S. spending on health care grew 5.3 percent in 2014, attributing the rise to more Americans covered by health insurance because of the Affordable Care Act and to a rapid rise in prescription drug costs.

  • HRSA issues funding opportunity to train primary care nurses

    December 04 2015|Publication: eNews Update|Related Topics: Leadership development, Workforce

    The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Bureau of Health Workforce said it will provide $6 million for 12 cooperative agreements with accredited schools of nursing or health care facilities to place senior-level BSN students in primary care community-based settings.

  • NINR releases materials for families for pediatric palliative care

    December 04 2015|Publication: eNews Update

    The National Institute for Nursing Research has released new materials about palliative cares for families of children with serious illnesses.

  • Survey finds expansion of state authorization for clinical nurse specialist practice

    December 04 2015|Publication: eNews Update|Related Topics: Health policy/regulation, Workforce

    A survey of state laws and regulations released this week by the National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists (NACNS) found that eight states have granted clinical nurse specialists (CNSs) authority to practice without a physician's supervision.

  • The Joint Commission launches campaign to reduce readmissions

    December 04 2015|Publication: eNews Update|Related Topics: Care Coordination, Continuum of care, HCAHPS, Patient-Centered Care

    The Joint Commission  launched a patient education campaign to improve the hospital discharge process and a newsletter for health care professionals with tips on how to improve transitions of care.

  • Updated IOM report on nursing finds significant progress, areas for improvement

    December 04 2015|Publication: eNews Update|Related Topics: Future of Nursing Report

    An update to the Institute of Medicine's (IOM) landmark 2010 report, The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health, has found significant progress over the past five years, such as expanding the authorized scope of practice for advanced practice nurses and increased enrollment in BSN programs. Improvements in the diversity of the nurse workforce, however, has made less progress, the IOM committee said.

  • White House releases federal action plan for HIV/AIDS strategy

    December 04 2015|Publication: eNews Update|Related Topics: Health policy/regulation

    The White House this week released a federal action plan to accompany its updated  National HIV/AIDS Strategy for the United States.

  • CMS issues proposed discharge planning rule for hospitals, certain post-acute providers

    The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) this week issued a proposed rule revising discharge planning requirements for hospitals (including long-term care hospitals and inpatient rehabilitation facilities), critical access hospitals (CAHs) and home health agencies that participate in the Medicare and Medicaid programs.

  • AHA seeks support for equity of care initiative

    November 16 2015|Publication: eNews Update|Related Topics: American Hospital Association

    The American Hospital Association (AHA) is urging hospitals to commit to the #123forEquity Pledge to Act Campaign to eliminate health care disparities.

  • AONE seeks volunteers for 2016 committees, task forces

    November 15 2015|Related Topics: Leadership development

    AONE 2016 call for volunteers has opened.

  • APIN National Program Office Presents Update to the IOM Committee

    November 01 2015|Related Topics: APIN, Future of Nursing Report, Workforce

    The Academic Progression in Nursing (APIN) grant was awarded to the Tri-Council for Nursing in 2012 with the goal of  assisting the state action coalitions in advancing the Institute of Medicine (IOM) recommendation for a more highly  educated workforce.

  • Engaging the Nursing Workforce: Guidance for the Unit-Level Manager

    November 01 2015|Related Topics: Healthful Work Environment, Workforce

    The Advisory Board’s Nursing Executive Center defines engagement as the inspiration for individuals to “do their best work, feel personally motivated to help their larger organization succeed, and are willing to exceed the expected level of effort.”

  • Finding Ways to Nurture New Nurses: Development of an Affordable Online Residency Program

    Retention of new graduates in the nursing workforce is taking on increasing importance as baby boomers begin to retire.

  • Implementing the Healthy Workplace: An Interview with Dorrie Fontaine

    AONE has consistently communicated the importance of maintaining a healthy work environment. In 2004, as a member of the Nursing Organization Alliance, AONE participated in the creation and development of the Principles and Elements of a Healthful  Practice/Work Environment.

  • Leader2Leader: Viewpoints From a Mentor/Mentee Pair

    November 01 2015|Related Topics: Leadership development, Workforce

    The AONE Leader2Leader mentorship program supports the recommendation from the 2010 Institute of Medicine (IOM) report The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health that nursing associations provide mentoring programs for their members.

  • Nursing and Workforce Management

    November 01 2015

    Every leadership journey begins with a first bold, courageous step of committing oneself to the act of serving others.

  • A note from AONE: Pam Thompson Retirement

    October 12 2015
    Today, I want to share with you my plans to retire at the end of June 2016.

    Being chief executive officer of AONE/sr. vice president nursing/chief nursing officer of the American Hospital Association (AHA) has been the most enjoyable and rewarding part of my career. For the past fifteen years, it has been my privilege to learn from and to represent you. Together, we have accomplished a great deal–shaping health care through innovative and expert nursing leadership.

  • AONE Announces New President-Elect, Treasurer and Directors to Board

    October 06 2015|Publication: Press Releases

    Joan Shinkus Clark, DNP, RN, NEA-BC, CENP, FACHE, FAAN, senior vice president and system chief nurse executive at Texas Health Resources in Arlington, Texas, was elected to serve as 2016 president-elect and will then serve a one-year term as AONE president beginning January 1, 2017.

  • AONE President Linda Burnes Bolton Recognizes Nurses

    September 25 2015|Publication: Press Releases

    Nurses have become the hot topic of conversation the past couple of weeks. We are dedicated care givers, patient advocates, educators and leaders who work tirelessly to provide care to our patients and their families. I want to take this opportunity to recognize the good work nurses do every day. And to thank you for your commitment to the core of our profession – human caring.

  • Nursing Organizations Enlist Nurse Leaders In National Eddort for Care Coordination

    September 09 2015|Publication: Press Releases

    It’s not easy for patients to navigate through today’s health care system. Too often, the experience is fraught with confusion and frustration. Enter care coordination and transition management (CCTM), a key nursing role that many experts now believe is the answer to a puzzling, fragmented -- and often costly -- journey to health.

  • AONE Announces Annual Membership Awards

    April 14 2015|Publication: Press Releases

    The American Organization of Nurse Executives (AONE) announced today the recipients of its 2015 recognition awards, which highlight AONE members and a state chapter who demonstrated the "best of the best" in leadership practice, and whose work sets an example for every nurse leader. The recipients will be honored this week during the AONE’s Annual Meeting in Phoenix.

  • AHA’s Rich Umbdenstock to Receive AONE’s Honorary Member Award

    December 19 2014|Publication: Press Releases

    The American Organization of Nurse Executives (AONE) will present its 2015 Honorary Member Award to Rich Umbdenstock, president and CEO of the American Hospital Association (AHA), for his contributions to health care and support of AONE’s mission to shape health care through innovative and expert nursing leadership. Umbdenstock will be honored during AONE’s Annual Meeting in Phoenix on April 16, 2015.

  • JOINT STATEMENT ON HOW THE HEALTH CARE SECTOR IS RESPONDING TO EBOLA

    November 14 2014|Publication: Press Releases

    Pamela Thompson, Chief Executive Officer, American Organization of Nurse Executives and Pam Cipriano, President of American Nurses Association Hospitals, emergency response personnel, state and local health departments, and health careproviders across the country continue to work hard to improve their Ebola readiness and are learning from the experiences of those who have successfully treated Ebola patients.

  • National Coalition Launches Effort to Place 10,000 Nurses on Governing Boards by 2020

    November 11 2014|Publication: Press Releases

    The American Organization of Nurse Executives is pleased to be a founding member of the Nurses on Boards Coalition, a group of national nursing organizations working together to increase nurses’ presence on corporate and non-profit health-related boards of directors throughout the country. “Without a nurse trustee, boards lack an authority on the patient experience, quality and safety, and the largest part of the hospital workforce,” Trustee magazine, a publication of the American Hospital Association, wrote recently.

  • AONE ANNOUNCES 2015 PRESIDENT-ELECT

    October 08 2014

    The American Organization of Nurse Executives (AONE) announced today that Maureen Swick, RN, MSN, PhD, NEA-BC, senior vice president and chief nurse executive at Inova Health System, Falls Church Va., was elected 2015 president-elect of the AONE Board of Directors. Swick will serve as president-elect for a one-year term beginning January 1, 2015 and will become AONE president serving a one-year term beginning January 1, 2016. As president, Swick will lead a membership organization of more than 8,700 nurse leaders whose strategic focus is excellence in nursing leadership.

  • AONE Foundation Launches Fellowship for Nurse Directors

    September 30 2014|Publication: Press Releases

    The American Organization of Nurse Executives Foundation for Nursing Leadership Research and Education (AONE Foundation) today announced the creation of the Nurse Director Fellowship, the first education program designed to educate and develop nurse leaders at the director level.

  • AONE Announces 2014 Award Recipients

    March 14 2014|Publication: Press Releases

    The American Organization of Nurse Executives (AONE) announced today the recipient of its 2014 Lifetime Achievement, Honorary Member and other recognition awards, which highlight AONE members and state chapters who demonstrated the “best of the best” in leadership practice and whose work sets an example for every nurse leader. The six award recipients will be honored during the AONE 47th Annual Meeting and Exposition, March 13-15, 2014 in Orlando, Fla.

  • AONE Foundation announces 2014 Nurse Researcher Award and grant recipients

    March 14 2014|Publication: Press Releases

    The American Organization of Nurse Executives Foundation for Nursing Leadership Research and Education (AONE Foundation) announced today the annual awards for nursing researchers. Marlene Kramer, RN, MSN, PhD, FAAN, is the recipient of the AONE Foundation’s 2014 Nurse Researcher Award and three nurse researchers received seed grants for research projects. All honorees will be recognized during the AONE Annual Meeting and Exposition in Orlando, Fla. on March 15, 2014.

  • AONE President Appoints Four Members to the Board of Directors

    February 01 2014|Publication: Press Releases

    The American Organization of Nurse Leaders (AONE) Board of Directors is pleased to announce the appointment of Erik Martin, MSN, RN, CNML, Adriana Perez, PhD, ANP-BC, Reynaldo Rivera, DNP, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN, and Claire Zangerle, RN, MSN, MBA to the 2014 board for a one-year term.

  • AONE Announces 2014 President-Elect

    October 04 2013|Publication: Press Releases

    The American Organization of Nurse Executives (AONE) announced today that Linda Burnes Bolton, DrPH, RN, FAAN, vice president for nursing, chief nursing officer and director of nursing research at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, is president-elect of the AONE Board of Directors. Selected through a nationwide voting process of AONE's 8,700 members, Burnes Bolton will serve as president-elect for a one-year term beginning January 1, 2014. She will become AONE president and serve a one-year term beginning January 1, 2015. As president, Burnes Bolton will lead the organization to achieve its strategic goals and adhere to its vision and mission.

  • AONE releases Salary and Compensation Study for Nurse Leaders

    September 04 2013|Publication: Press Releases

    The newly released AONE Salary and Compensation Study for Nurse Leaders reports job satisfaction is high among nurse leaders, with 62 percent stating they are very satisfied and another 29 percent responding they are somewhat satisfied. When asked why they choose to stay in their current job, the top response (44%) is “I find joy and meaning in my work.”

  • AONE Foundation announces 2013 grant recipients

    March 15 2013|Publication: Press Releases

    The AONE Foundation for Nursing Leadership Research & Education (AONE Foundation), a 501(c)(3) supporting organization of the American Organization of Nurse Executives (AONE), has announced the recipients of its 2013 research seed grant awards and the Michael Warner Nurse Staffing and Outcomes Research Grant. The recipients were selected from grant proposals submitted by both AONE members and nonmembers. The recipients were honored during the AONE 46th Annual Meeting and Exposition, March 21-24, 2012 in Denver.

  • Beatrice J. Kalisch to Receive AONE Foundation’s 2013 Nurse Researcher Award

    March 15 2013|Publication: Press Releases

    Beatrice J. Kalisch, PhD, RN., FAAN,is the recipient of the AONE Foundation for Nursing Leadership Research and Education’s 2013 Nurse Researcher Award. This award recognizes a nurse researcher who has made significant contributions to nursing research and is recognized by the broader nursing community as an outstanding nurse researcher. Dr. Kalisch will be honored at an award presentation during the AONE 46th Annual Meeting and Exposition in Denver on March 23, 2013, where she also will deliver the annual AONE Foundation Research Lecture, Missed Nursing Care: How Extensive is it, What are the Reasons for it and What Can We Do about it?

  • AONE Announces 2013 Nurse Manager Fellows

    January 11 2013|Publication: Press Releases

    The American Organization of Nurse Executives (AONE) and the AONE Foundation for Nursing Leadership Research and Education are pleased to announce the 2013 class of AONE Nurse Manager Fellows. This group of outstanding nurse managers will begin their fellowship year with a weeklong session January 13-18, 2013.

  • AONE Announces 2013 President-Elect

    October 12 2012|Publication: Press Releases

    Linda Knodel, MHA, MSN, NE-BC, CPHQ, FACHE, has been elected 2013 AONE president-elect of the AONE Board of Directors. Knodel currently serves as vice president/chief nursing officer at Mercy Health Springfield Communities in Springfield, MO. Selected through a nationwide voting process of AONE's 8,500 members, Knodel will serve as president-elect for a one-year term beginning January 1, 2013. She will become AONE president and serve a one-year term beginning January 1, 2014.

  • The Tri-Council for Nursing Leads Academic Progression in Nursing, a National Program of the RWJF

    August 20 2012|Publication: Press Releases

    On August 20, 2012, The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) announced the nine states chosen to receive two-year, $300,000 grants to advance state and regional strategies to create a more highly educated, diverse nursing workforce through its new program, Academic Progression in Nursing (APIN).  The APIN program will be administered by the American Organization of Nurse Executives (AONE) on behalf of the Tri-Council for Nursing, consisting of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN), the National League for Nursing (NLN), American Nurses Association (ANA), and AONE.

  • ANA and AONE Release Joint Principles of Collaboration

    May 11 2012|Publication: Press Releases

    Communication and collaboration are critical elements of success for effective work environments, particularly in health care. When these elements break down, the result can be a cascade of negative events. Yet when collaboration is strong, it reaps positive benefits on the workplace culture and patient outcomes.

  • AONE and AACN Partner to Enhance Patient Care Through Effective Academic-Practice Partnerships

    May 08 2012

    The American Organization of Nurse Executives (AONE) and the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) are pleased to announce the creation of new online resources developed to advance robust academic-practice partnerships including an interactive tool kit with practical guidelines for establishing successful collaborations as well as a guiding principles document that outlines the eight tenets for productive partnerships.

  • AONE funds first transdisciplinary innovative fellowship program at Arizona State University

    April 06 2012|Publication: Press Releases

    The American Organization of Nursing Executives (AONE) and the Arizona State University (ASU) College of Nursing and Health Innovation announce the formation of the Transdisciplinary Consortium for Innovation Leadership in Health Care. As their first official action, the consortium partners announce the launch of the first Fellowship in Innovation Leadership in Health Care, a 15-month program for senior health care leaders.

  • Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Launches Initiative to Support Academic Progression in Nursing

    March 23 2012|Publication: Press Releases

    The Tri-Council for Nursing, consisting of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing, National League for Nursing, American Nurses Association and the American Organization of Nurse Executives will lead a $4.3 million, Phase I two-year initiative, funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF), to advance state and regional strategies to create a more highly educated nursing workforce. An additional two years of work will be funded at the close of Phase I to allow states that have met or exceeded their benchmarks to continue to make progress.

  • AONE Announces 2012 Award Recipients

    March 16 2012|Publication: Press Releases

    The American Organization of Nurse Executives (AONE) has announced the recipients of its 2012 recognition awards, which highlight AONE members and one state chapter who have demonstrated the “best of the best” in leadership practice, and whose work sets an example for every nurse leader.

  • AONE Announces 2012 Honorary Member Award

    March 16 2012|Publication: Press Releases

    The American Organization of Nurse Executives (AONE) will present Donald M. Berwick, M.D., former administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), with its 2012 Honorary Member Award. This award recognizes a person who has made a noteworthy contribution to the health care field and has supported the mission of AONE through work, research or service to the health care community. Dr. Berwick will be honored at an award presentation during the AONE 45th Annual Meeting and Exposition in Boston on March 22, 2012.

  • AONE Announces 2012 Seed Grant Recipients

    March 16 2012|Publication: Press Releases

    The AONE Foundation for Nursing Leadership Research & Education (AONE Foundation), a 501(c)(3) supporting organization of the American Organization of Nurse Executives (AONE), has announced the recipients of its 2012 Research Seed Grant Awards. The recipients were selected from grant proposals submitted by both AONE members and nonmembers. The funding will facilitate research in the area of nursing leadership development.

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