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Welcome to the State of Pennsylvania Nurses Lounge! 

This Lounge provides a place for nursing news and info from around the state.

As a follower of the Pennsylvania Nurses Lounge please feel free to post news and events and/or ask and give an answer to questions.

The Pennsylvania Action Coalition (PA-AC) is a statewide coalition of nursing and non-nursing stakeholders endorsed by the Campaign for Action: Future of Nursing (a joint-initiative of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and A...

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Welcome to the State of Pennsylvania Nurses Lounge! 

This Lounge provides a place for nursing news and info from around the state.

As a follower of the Pennsylvania Nurses Lounge please feel free to post news and events and/or ask and give an answer to questions.

The Pennsylvania Action Coalition (PA-AC) is a statewide coalition of nursing and non-nursing stakeholders endorsed by the Campaign for Action: Future of Nursing (a joint-initiative of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and AARP).

PA-AC works to promote a healthy Pennsylvania through improvements in the quality, accessibility, and safety of nursing. These advances are the result of implementation of recommendations presented by the Institute of Medicine's (IOM)Future of Nursing report and through strategic partnerships throughout the state.

The coalition is comprised of a diverse group of local, regional, and state-level stakeholders. These include individuals and organizations from healthcare facilities, academic institutions, nursing leadership organizations, for-profit organizations, non-profit organizations, and those generally interested in advancing nursing education and practice in the state of Pennsylvania.

CONTACT
PENNSYLVANIA ACTION COALITION CENTRE SQUARE EAST 1500 MARKET ST
Philadelphia, PA 19102
Phone: 215.731.7148
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  • TODAY is the day! Nurse practitioners making their voice heard in Harrisburg.

    Posted Apr 18, 2017 by PA Action Coalition

    Joining Harrisburg lawmakers in calling for support of #SB25 and #HB100 to increase healthcare quality, expand access & lower costs.

  • Penn Nursing Professor Appointed to Pennsylvania State Agency

    Posted Apr 14, 2017 by Kathryn Chambrovich

    (PHILADELPHIA) April 14, 2017 - Matthew McHugh, PhD, JD, MPH, RN, CRNP, FAAN, the Rosemarie Greco Term Endowed Associate Professorship in Advocacy, Associate Professor of Nursing, and Associate Director of Center for Health Outcomes and Policy Research at the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing (Penn Nursing) has been appointed to the Pennsylvania Health Care Cost...

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    (PHILADELPHIA) April 14, 2017 – Matthew McHugh, PhD, JD, MPH, RN, CRNP, FAAN, the Rosemarie Greco Term Endowed Associate Professorship in Advocacy, Associate Professor of Nursing, and Associate Director of Center for Health Outcomes and Policy Research at the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing (Penn Nursing) has been appointed to the Pennsylvania Health Care Cost Containment Council (PHC4) by Governor Thomas Wolf. The appointment is for four years.
    PHC4 was formed to address rapidly growing health care costs. Its strategy to contain costs is to stimulate competition in the health care market by giving comparative information about the most efficient and effective health care providers to individual consumers and group purchasers of health services; and by giving information to health care providers, they can identify opportunities to contain costs and improve the quality of care they deliver.
    “It is an honor to serve our state as a Penn Nurse on this important independent agency charged with ensuring high quality care is accessible to all Pennsylvanians,” said McHugh.
    PHC4 collects over 4.5 million inpatient hospital discharge and ambulatory/outpatient procedure records each year from hospitals and freestanding ambulatory surgery centers in Pennsylvania. This data, which includes hospital charge and treatment information as well as other financial data, is collected on a quarterly basis and verified by agency staff. It also collects data from managed care plans on a voluntary basis.
    PHC4 is funded through the Pennsylvania state budget. It receives revenue through the sale of its data to health care stakeholders around the state, the nation and the world.

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  • Pennsylvania Coalition of Nurse Practitioners

    Posted Apr 12, 2017 by Kathryn Chambrovich

    Just ONE WEEK away from Lobby Day 2017. This year, even if you cannot join us at the Capitol, you can still make your voices heard through Thunderclap. We are urging everyone to sign up and spread the word! Let NPs #CareForPA!

    Let NPs Care For PA
    I just supported Let NPs Care For PA on @ThunderclapIt // @PCNP_News
    THUNDERCLAP.IT

  • DIABETES UPDATE - PSNA

    Posted Apr 5, 2017 by Kathryn Chambrovich

    District 25 invites all RNs and guests to a Diabetes Education update on April 27, 2017. This program will be held at Old York Country Club (801 Tennis Ave., Ambler, Pa 19002). Dinner will be served at 5:30 pm and the education at 6:30 pm. We are pleased to host the evening's speaker, La Salle University Associate Professor Joan Frizzell, PD, RN, CRNP. Cost to attend dinn...

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    District 25 invites all RNs and guests to a Diabetes Education update on April 27, 2017. This program will be held at Old York Country Club (801 Tennis Ave., Ambler, Pa 19002). Dinner will be served at 5:30 pm and the education at 6:30 pm. We are pleased to host the evening’s speaker, La Salle University Associate Professor Joan Frizzell, PD, RN, CRNP. Cost to attend dinner and program is $40.

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  • 2017 President's Engagement and Innovation Prize Winners Announced at Penn

    Posted Mar 30, 2017 by PA Action Coalition

    University of Pennsylvania President Amy Gutmann announced today the selection of eight undergraduates as recipients of the 2017 President's Engagement and Innovation Prizes.

  • Calling #NurseInnovators in Pennsylvania! Video Contest and Inaugural Fellowship Announced

    Posted Mar 27, 2017 by PA Action Coalition

    Over the past year, the Pennsylvania Action Coalition (PA-AC) has been designing a forum where nurses can bring to life their ideas for transforming healthcare and form interdisciplinary partnerships. Through leadership and interprofessional collaboration, Pennsylvania's nurses can revolutionize health care by providing a well-rounded approach to improving quality of life....

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    Over the past year, the Pennsylvania Action Coalition (PA-AC) has been designing a forum where nurses can bring to life their ideas for transforming healthcare and form interdisciplinary partnerships. Through leadership and interprofessional collaboration, Pennsylvania’s nurses can revolutionize health care by providing a well-rounded approach to improving quality of life.

    http://paactioncoalition.org/events...

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  • 2017 Jean Vallance Lecture in Nursing Innovation to take place March 31 | Penn State University

    Posted Mar 23, 2017 by Kathryn Chambrovich

    Registered nurses can earn one continuing education contact hour for attending the lecture.

  • You’re Invited | Adult Undergraduate and Graduate Open House

    Posted Mar 2, 2017 by Kathryn Chambrovich

    You're Invited | College of Graduate Studies Open House
    Learn more about IU's Graduate Programs
    Wednesday, March 15 at 5:30pm

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    You’re Invited | College of Graduate Studies Open House
    Learn more about IU’s Graduate Programs
    Wednesday, March 15 at 5:30pm

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  • PA-AC February Newsletter

    Posted Feb 28, 2017 by PA Action Coalition
  • PA Nurse Residency Collaborative (PA-NRC) Informational Webinar

    Posted Feb 28, 2017 by PA Action Coalition

    PA Nurse Residency Collaborative (PA-NRC)
    Informational Webinar

    An introductory webinar will be offered on:
    Tuesday, March 7, 8:30-9:30 AM EST
    Monday, March 13, 4:00-5:00 PM EST
    Tuesday, March 14, 12:00-1:00 PM EST
    Reserve your spot by registering below!

    Please join the the PA-AC and Vizient, Inc. as they discuss the PA-NRC on an informational webinar.
    Representativ...

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    PA Nurse Residency Collaborative (PA-NRC)
    Informational Webinar

    An introductory webinar will be offered on:
    Tuesday, March 7, 8:30-9:30 AM EST
    Monday, March 13, 4:00-5:00 PM EST
    Tuesday, March 14, 12:00-1:00 PM EST
    Reserve your spot by registering below!

    Please join the the PA-AC and Vizient, Inc. as they discuss the PA-NRC on an informational webinar.
    Representatives will be giving an overview of the PA-AC and its goals in implementing nurse residency programs in PA; the Vizient, Inc. Nurse Residency Program model; and the benefits of being a part of the PA-NRC. Attendees will be able to ask questions to PA-AC and Vizient staff.
    The webinar will be replicated on the following dates. Register for selected date at www.paactioncoalition.org

    Tuesday, March 7, 8:30-9:30 AM EST

    Monday, March 13, 4:00-5:00 PM EST

    Tuesday, March 14, 12:00-1:00 PM EST

    “Residency provides a continuing opportunity to apply important knowledge for the purpose of remaining a safe and competent provider in a continuous learning environment.”

    ~ Institute of Medicine, The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health (2011)

    We are looking forward to showcasing this exciting initiative with you!
    Reach out to Jennifer Horn, PA-NRC Coordinator at jhorn@nncc.us with any questions.

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