Friday, September 13, 2013

UDC Professor Broadnax Appointed to AARP Nursing Campaign

DC Action Coalition Launched to Help the Future of Nursing: Campaign for Action Ensure People Get the Care They Need

The DC Action Coalition has been selected as an Action Coalition by the Future of Nursing: Campaign for Action, an initiative of AARP and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF), working to  transform healthcare by preparing nursing to address our nation’s most pressing healthcare challenges—access, quality and cost.

Dr. Pier Broadnax
The DC Action Coalition will work with the Campaign to implement the recommendations of the landmark Institute of Medicine (IOM) report, The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health. The Action Coalition team includes Pier A. Broadnax, Ph.D., RN, director and associate professor, University of the District of Columbia,  Rev. Roy Thomas, pastor of Nazareth Baptist Church and Karen Skinner, MSN, RN, executive director of the Board of Nursing, District of Columbia Department of Health among, other health care leaders.


“We are thrilled to add the DC Action Coalition to the Action Coalition network,” said Susan B. Hassmiller, Ph.D., RN, FAAN, RWJF senior adviser for nursing and Campaign for Action director. “The Campaign is working at every level to build and sustain the changes necessary to improve healthcare for all Americans, and we know the contributions of the DC Action Coalition will be invaluable as we move forward.”

“The expertise and diversity of our coalition members as well as our proven capacity were key factors in being selected,” said DC Action Coalition co-lead Dr. Broadnax. As a participant in the movement to maximize the contributions of the nurses who deliver healthcare in our nation, the DC Action Coalition is excited to bring its energy and ideas to this groundbreaking effort.”

The Campaign seeks active participation from states, national organizations and individuals from healthcare, business, education, government and philanthropic sectors to ensure that the recommendations are translated into actions that result in improved patient-centered care. Specifically, the DC Action Coalition is working to implement the recommendations of the IOM report with an emphasis on: 
  • Increasing the proportion of nurses with a BSN to 80% by 2020. Increase the percentage of nurses with doctorates by 50% by 2020. 
  • Strengthening the community's understanding of the value added to health outcomes as a result of increasing the number of BSN RNs.
For more information about the Campaign for Action, visit or contact Dr. Broadnax at

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