Twelve new state-based collaborations have been named "action coalitions" by the Future of Nursing: Campaign for Action, an initiative to ensure that all Americans have access to high-quality, patient-centered healthcare, with nurses contributing to the full extent of their capabilities.

Action coalitions work with the campaign to implement the recommendations of the Institute of Medicine report, "The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health." The coalitions are comprised of nursing and other healthcare representatives and business, consumer and other leaders across the country.

"With this announcement, we are thrilled to have action coalitions in nearly every state," Susan B. Hassmiller, RN, PhD, FAAN, senior adviser for nursing at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and director of Future of Nursing: Campaign for Action, said in an RWJF news release. Read More