Dean of UMKC School of Nursing and Health Studies Testifies Before the National Academy of Medicine

Building on the groundbreaking Future of Nursing report released in 2011, the National Academy of Medicine (NAM) has formed a new expert committee to direct a consensus study on The Future of Nursing 2020-2030. This committee has been tasked by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to extend the vision for the nursing profession into 2030 and to chart a path for the nursing profession to help our nation create a culture of health, reduce health disparities, and improve the health and well-being of the U.S. population in the 21st century. At the first public session, the committee will clarify the scope of the charge with the study sponsor and initiate a process for gathering relevant information related to the study.

Dean Ann Cary, chair of AACN’s board of directors, will give remarks at this public session that focus on the role schools of nursing can play in helping the committee achieve its objectives. Deans, faculty, and students are encouraged to register for the live webcast and learn more about how this initiative will impact the future of the profession.