|Texas Team: Future of Nursing|
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The Campaign for Action, a joint initiative of AARP and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, has mobilized to address our nation health care challenges across all 50 states and the District of Columbia as identified in the recommendations of the 2010 landmark report, The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health from the Institute of Medicine.
The Texas Team is our state’s action coalition, cosponsored by TNA and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas.
The Texas Team believes all Texans deserve better care, better health, and lower healthcare costs. Nurses – as the largest group of health care providers in the state – are essential to achieving these three goals in Texas. Texas Team members are enthusiastically working to transform nursing and health care in Texas.
The Texas Team is led by four focus teams and its Strategic Advisory Committee:
· The Texas Team Advancing Nursing Education
· The Texas Team Advancing Nursing Practice
· The Texas Lead Nursing Organization
· The Texas Lead Business Team
Academic Progression in Nursing (APIN) collaborates with the Texas Team to accelerate implementation of promising practices that will help achieve seamless academic progression for all nurses and increasing the number of nurses with a baccalaureate degree to 80 percent by 2020.
Take Action. Get Involved!
If you’re interested in helping to implement the Future
of Nursing recommendations in Texas, take action to get involved.
Not quite four years ago, in 2008, the prestigious Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) collaborated with the renowned Institute of Medicine (IOM) to help transform the U.S. health care system. The vision was affordable, high quality health care that could be accessible to all. Since nursing is the largest health care workforce, nurses providing direct patient care would be vital in leading the change to transform health care.
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