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PlexusCalls Special Series - The Future of Nursing Part II
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When: Monday, October 17
From 12:00 PM until 1:00 PM
Where: 641-715-3300, access code 485743#
Contact: Susan Doherty

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PlexusCalls Special Series - Part 1I
Monday, October 17, 2011
12-1 PM Eastern Time
641-715-3300, access code 485743#
Appreciation, Influence and Control (AIC)
Guests: William E Smith, Cynthia Hornberger, and Dan Pesut

 In 2008, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Institute of Medicine (IOM) began a study of the future of nursing and proposed an action-oriented blueprint for advancing the work of the profession. The four key messages were: Nurses should practice to the full extent of their education and training; an improved nursing education system would promote seamless academic progression; nurses should be full partners with physicians and other health professionals in redesigning health care; and better data collection and information infrastructure are needed to advance these goals.

October's call will feature the complexity-informed processes Appreciation, Influence and Control (AIC) with William E. Smith, author and principle of Organizing for Development and Cynthia Hornberger, professor at Washburn University. It will review the progress with AIC at previous On The Edge conferences, It will further Liana’s Future of Nursing presentation by accepting her challenge to provide a leadership and organizing framework to encompass future developments. It will also use the Cultural Appreciation of Nursing produced from data collected at the 2010 Conference to asses Nursing’s readiness to move forward with these ideas. The PowerPoint is design to bring those of you not directly involved up to speed both with AIC, the progress through the Conferences, and the Cultural Appreciation.

Join the discussion prior to the call in the Nursing Learning Group forum. The Nursing Learning group is open to all visitors, but you will need to create a guest or Associate account if you have not already.

Part III of the series continues on Monday, November 7, 2011. Phyllis Beck Kritek will join us to discuss how best to influence one's own personal style, choice and decision making in regard to moving the future of nursing agenda ahead. Kritek is a nationally and internationally known nurse scholar, writer, speaker, and consultant on conflict resolution, organizational development, leadership development, gender and diversity communications, generational relationships, and globalization. Kritek is also the co-author of Change Leadership in Nursing: How Change Occurs in a Complex Hospital System.


All calls will be recorded and available at in the Nursing Learning Group and on the PlexusCalls page.


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