Future of Nursing WV Blog

November 7, 2018

FONWV launched the Nurse Entrepreneurship Project with generous funding from the Campaign for Action Innovation Award and a matching economic development grant from the Greater Kanawha Valley Foundation. Fourteen nurses are in the first class. Each developed a vision a...

September 23, 2017

Drug abuse is rising in the United States. According to the CDC, in 2015-- alone-- more than 15,000 people died from opioid overdose. Drugabuse.gov reports that 80% of those addicted to opioids first took an opioid as a prescription. But this isn’t something I have to...

August 17, 2017

 

The WV Case Management Conference will be held at the Embassy Suites in Charleston on September 26th. This conference is for any licensed RN or Social Worker, whether currently in a case management role or not. View the Complete program on the website or check out the...

March 1, 2017

Try This for Healthcare Professionals is a collaboration between the WVU School of Medicine Eastern Division, Try This West Virginia, The Future of Nursing WV, the WV Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, and other WV providers, institutions, and community leaders. The c...

December 14, 2016

The Department of Veterans Affairs is granting veterans direct access to the more than 5,000 advanced practice registered nurses working in the VA system. The VA said in a summary of the final rule issued today, “This rule-making increases veterans’ access to VA health...

Since June, when West Virginia House Bill 4334 went into effect, advanced practice registered nurses have been able to, among other things, sign Physicians Orders for Scope of Treatment (POST) documents of their patients. The forms are medical orders outlining what ser...

November 17, 2016

Angie, Gray, our RWJF Public Health Nurse Leader and her project team are creating resources to support improving the culture of health in WV through Faith Community Nurses. Resources include a Toolkit and Network to expand opportunities for nurses to connect with info...

June 7, 2016

In October 2014, Aila Accad’s 35-year-old son passed away in a West Virginia intensive care unit. “It was the advanced practice nurse who was at his side, filled out the paperwork when he passed, and yet the funeral director, it took an extra three weeks for him to get...

January 9, 2016

A new study by MSU nursing economist Peter Buerhaus and colleagues at Mathematica Policy Research and Brandeis University’s Heller School for Social Policy and Management finds that patients with a nurse practitioner as a primary care provider are less costly to Medica...

January 3, 2016

The future of nursing and healthcare will be increasingly in the community as nurses partner with people to get healthy and stay healthy with less confining and expensive institutional care. http://www.forbes.com/sites/brucejapsen/2015/12/24/more-nurse-jobs-shift-from-...

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