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Preparing More Nurses for State's Patients

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A two-year $150,000 grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation will help the Alaska Nursing Action Coalition prepare about 13,000 nurses to meet the state’s health care challenges. The effort is part of a national move to provide all Americans with access to high-quality affordable care, with nurses fully contributing.

The coalition aims to ensure that nurse practitioners and clinical nurse specialists in Alaska can practice at their highest level of expertise—and will urge policymakers to broaden the scope of practice for such nurses, who have advanced education and training. In addition, the coalition will foster diversity in nursing, and provide career development through mentoring programs and a leadership academy.

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