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College of Nursing


South Carolina One Voice One Plan

Action Coalition Team 3

Key Message #3: Nurses should be full partners with physicians and other health care professionals in redesigning health care in the United States.

Co-Leaders:  Christy Cimineri and Pennie Peralta

Goal: Expand opportunities for nurses to lead and diffuse collaborative improvement efforts

  • Educate and recruit nurses to assume existing leadership/board opportunities in the state.
  • Create opportunities for nurses to serve on boards e.g. health care, education boards.
  • Strategy: Educate consumers, state-wide policy makers, and business leaders regarding the value of nurses.
    • Need to work not only on recruiting nurses for potential board (and other leadership) opportunities, but also develop coaching/mentoring programs to assist in leadership trajectories.
    • Opportunity for partnering between the SC OVOP Action Coalition co-lead organizations – South Carolina Center for Nursing Leadership (CNL) and the South Carolina Hospital Association (SCHA).
    • As potential board members are identified as readied, will need a marketing/communication plan/effort to make the above mentioned groups aware of leader candidates.
  • Strategy: Publicize the DNP PI projects and professional nursing exemplars.
    • Collaborate with the College of Nursing (CON) to offer continuing education units (CEU's).
    • Identify key players to make this happen.

Goal: Prepare and enable nurses to lead change and advance health

  • Develop a tool kit for how to get involved with action coalition.
    • Share the virtual tool kit via electronic communications.
    • Track usage of tool kit and solicit evaluative feedback as to the value.
    • Keep the tool kit current and updated.
    • Seek funding to assist in this effort.
  • Establish a standing committee within deans and directors to orient new SC deans and directors to initiatives in the state.
  • Investigate and seek opportunities to link to existing leader mentorship programs in SC.
  • Incorporate Initiative on the Future of Nursing (IFN) activities into SCONL CNO mentorship program.
  • Create effective communication structure amongst key statewide leaders and organizations and encourage participation in IFN activities.
    • Conference calls to update leaders every six months (or more frequently).
    • Increase availability and use of Basecamp software for the teams.
    • Determine feasibility of using a product like GoToMeetings.com for webinar/conference calls.
    • Seek other communication methods and opportunities and determine resources needed to support these.