The future of the nursing profession is critical to the future health of Texans; improving the health of Texans will require improving the future of nursing in the state.
In The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health (2010) the Institute of Medicine called for the creation of new partnerships and strategic alliances, which engage nurses to improve the quality of health care provided to Americans.
As part of this initiative, the Governor of the State of Texas, the Center to Champion Nursing in America, an initiative of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and AARP created a team of leaders to focus on nursing education capacity.
Texas Team, Advancing Health through Nursing was developed to include a leadership team with a diverse array of partners, including over 100 nursing education programs, multiple hospital partners, regional workforce boards, foundations and the Texas Workforce Commission. Texas Team is led by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas and the Texas Nurses Association with additional support from universities and hospital systems across Texas.
On July 31, 2013, THT developed a formal collaboration with Texas Team to ensure that recommendation number seven (7) is achieved in Texas: "Prepare and enable nurses to lead change to advance health." THT is the lead organization to ensure this recommendation is met and there are no other organizations in Texas working to achieve this recommendation.
Nurses on Board Development and Leadership Training Program
- THT will provide a training program to prepare Texas nurses for board service.
- The program includes governance education and best practices for nurses around the state who have a desire to serve on community and/or hospital board positions.
- THT will partner with other statewide organizations to provide a pipeline for attendees of the training to find board positions within their communities and within Texas.
Read the Nurses on Board announcement here.
For more information on this program, contact