Project Leads: Mary Fanning, Laure Marino
Tranistion to Practice/Residency
Growing Nursing Careers
Project Leads: Lynda Turner, Pam Alderman, & Sandra Burrell
A Toolkit containing resources for School Counselors, Teachers, Students and Parents on the changes in nursing education and expanding roles for nurses to encourage more bright students to prepared to successfully enter nursing education programs.
Project Lead: Laure Marino
This initiative is designed to attract and support emerging nurse leaders to grow and stay in WV.
This initiative is designed to recognize exemplary nurses in practice for over 40 years and support them to mentor the next generation of leaders. The focus of this initiative is to address the growing expertise gap in nursing as experienced nurses retire.
Nurses on Boards
This initiative expands the impact of nursing leadership on boards and in policy making positions. It is part of a national initiative to have 10,000 nurses on boards by 2020.
Expanding Access to Care
Modernizing Nursing Practice
Project Lead: Toni DiChiacchio
The project is to improve access to care, especially in rural areas of WV by modernizing current practice statutes that inhibit full autonomous practice of Advanced Practice Nurses (APRNs). APRNs include: Nurse Practitioners, Certified Nurse Midwives, and Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist as well as Clinical Nurse Specialists. Read & Download Fact Sheets
Project Leads: Laure Marino & Aila Accad
This is an economic development project intended to increase access to care through increasing nurse led businesses in WV. The project includes a course, business coaching and the development of a nurse entrepreneur directory.
Creating a Culture of Health
Project Leads: Angel Smothers & Aila Accad
This team seeks to improve the Culture of Health in WV by strengthening the Faith-Based/Community Nursing efforts in rural WV.
Project Lead: Cheryl Vega