Co-Leads: Deborah Martin, DNP, MSN, RN, NE-BC, FACHE

Sherrie Beardsley, MBA/HCM, BSN, RN




The foci of this taskforce are on recommendations #2 and #7 of the 2010 Institute of Medicine Report on the Future of Nursing and Improving Health

o   Recommendation #2: Expand opportunities for nurses to lead and diffuse collaborative improvement efforts

o   Recommendation #7: Prepare and enable nurses to lead change to advance health.



o   Increasing opportunities to collaborate and prepare/enable nurses to lead change to advance health

o   Identify measureable benchmarks consistent with IOM dashboard data



Initiatives planned around “best practices” from other states include:

o   Strategies for preparing nurses to be members on boards

  • A design to collect data is in progress in Arizona

o   Coaching and mentoring programs



Leadership Task Force: Leading Nursing into the Future

Lamont Yoder, RN, MSN, MBA, NEA-BC, FACHE

Rayette Vaughn, MBA, BSN, RN, NE-BC

Are you a registered nurse or do you know a registered nurse who demonstrates leadership in any of the various areas of professional nursing including: clinical practice, education and teaching, administrative leadership, research, writing, publishing, policy involvement or healthcare innovation? We want to recognize you for the contribution you are making to help lead the future of nursing in Arizona, through the first Arizona’s Nursing “Leadership in Action” awards.

Many nurses do not think of themselves as leaders, yet they are making a significant contribution as a professional nurse in multiple settings across our state, from rural or reservation care sites, to academia, healthcare facilities and multiple agencies and settings across our communities. The Leadership Taskforce of the Arizona Action Coalition wants your help identifying these nurses that are committed to being a part of the future of nursing in Arizona. The first group of award recipients will be recognized during the luncheon at this fall’s Annual Adda Alexander Conference, and will become part of the first Arizona Cohort for leading the future of nursing in Arizona. The group will have opportunities to participate in the Arizona Action Coalition, be a mentor and coach to other emerging nurse leaders across our state, and provide feedback and guidance for increasing the number of nurses on boards in Arizona.

Please download the nomination form (self-nominations are accepted), and take a few minutes to recognize a nurse who is leading in their area of influence. www.futureofnursingaz.com.